Edinson Cavani celebrates his Manchester United goal against Granada
United hosted their rival, Granada, Thursday evening, at Old Trafford, in the second leg of the quarter-finals.
Edinson Cavani opened the match goals in the sixth minute.
Jesus Vallejo added a second goal for United by mistake in his own goal in the first minute of stoppage time.
At the same time, at the Olympic Stadium in Italy, Roma, the owner of the land, tied with Ajax Amsterdam, with a goal to the same, to strike the wolves for a date with Manchester United in the semi-finals.
Brian Broby opened the match goals for Ajax in the 49th minute.
Eden Djeko equalized for Roma in the 72nd minute.
Roma qualified for the semi-finals after winning the two matches with three goals for two.
The first leg will be held in England on April 29, and the return leg will be held on May 6 in Italy.
That appearance for United in the semi-finals of any championship became the fifth under his coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out of the six tournaments he participated in.
But United could never, with their Norwegian coach, get past the semi-finals.
Summary of the meeting between United and Granada
The match began with an offensive pressure from United and Paul Pogba prepared the ball with his head to Cavani, who fired a shot at the jumper with his left, which went into the net to announce the first goal of his team.
The goal of killing the match completely because it means that Granada needs to score three goals if he wants to qualify for the semi-finals.
In the 21st minute, Angel Herrera headed a ball, but it went past David de Geas goal shortly.
Bruno Fernandez fired a powerful shot that went over Granadas goal.
The match calmed down more and more in the second half, amid a lot of substitutions, and Cavani almost scored a second goal for him and his team, but his header went outside the stadium.
Mason Greenwood almost scored a second goal, but his shot was dispersed by the Spanish team’s defense successfully.
Matta passed the ball to Alex Telles, who returned it to the Spanish player by cross, but the latter could not divert it with his head to hit defender Jess Vallejo and live his goal and announce the second goal for United.
There was nothing new in the remaining seconds of the match, to end with the victory of United with the same result of two goals without a response.