Spanish side Sevilla FC will be welcoming Manchester United today at Ramon Sanchez Pijuan Stadium in the first leg of Uefa Champions League Round of 16.
Head to Head
Sevilla comes into this clash having recorded three consecutive wins while Manchester United booked their quarter final spot in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup.
Haunting his Treble
Jose Mourinho (pictired, file), is still hunting for his third Champions League title that he first won with the Portuguese side FC Porto and the Italian side, Internationale.
Poor Record in Spain
However, Manchester United should be aware of their poor record in Spain in the European Championship. Out of the 23 matches played, they have only managed to win 3 times, drawn 10 and lost 10.
On the other hand, the five-time Europa League winners since 2006, are yet to progress beyond the round of 16 in the Champions League. Ironically, during the last season, they were eliminated by an English side, Leicester City FC.
Rico(Gk); Mercado, Lenglet, Navas, Escudero; Nzonzi, Banega, Serabia; Vazquez, Correa; Murriel
De Gea(Gk); Smalling, Baily, Valencia; Young, Pogba, Matic, Lingard; Sanchez, Martial; Lukaku
The match will kick off at 2245HRS (EAT)
In yesterday’s fixtures, five-time Ballon d’Or star Lionel Messi finally ditched his habit of not scoring against the 2012 Champions League Chelsea by driving home a low strike to erase Willian Borges’ opener at the charged Stamford Bridge.
Elsewhere, Bayern Munich thrashed helpless Besikitas 5-0 to seemingly book a berth in the quarter finals albeit the pending return leg.