Manchester United Stuns PSG to Advance to CL Quarterfinals

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United scores a goal during the PSG v Manchester United, UEFA Champions League, Round of 16. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10143992f)

After losing 0-2 to Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford, Manchester United’s chances to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League looked extremely remote.

However, despite key injuries to several players and the massive mountain that they had to climb, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s Red Devils accomplished the unthinkable.

United won 1-3 at Parc des Princes, and with this result, survived to advance to the next stage of the Champions League.

Manchester United was missing 10 senior team players for the match, including Paul Pogba and Juan Mata, and had to include several B-team players in their roster for Wednesday night’s game, but this didn’t stop them.

Man U scored early with a Romelu Lukaku goal in the game’s second minute to give them a flicker of hope.

This got more complicated, however, after Juan Bernal’s goal for PSG just minutes later to tie the match at 1.

Undeterred, however, Lukaku scored another goal after a PSG defensive mistake to make it 1-2 before halftime. The Red Devils knew that they could advance with just one more goal.

And they got it.

In the last fleeting moments of the game, in extra time, PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe committed a handball in the penalty area, giving Man U a penalty kick.

Marcus Rashford stepped to the spot and cooly buried the kick past Gianluigi Buffon to seal one of the most unlikely comebacks in UCL history.