After an entertaining night in Germany, the Germans say their fellow English opponents knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the group stages. Finishing top of their group, Wolfsburg qualify to the round of 16 along with PSV.
It was the Manchester team who opened the scoring via Anthony Martial who was on target after an incisive pass from Juan Mata. The Germans who saw more of the ball were more threatening going forward compared to United who just strung a couple of sideways passes. Naldo then found the net by tapping in a perfect cross from a free kick taken by Rodriguez. It wasn’t long before Vierinha capped a brilliant play by Draxler to put the German team ahead.
United saw a Lingard goal disallowed because of an offside by Juan Mata who interfered with play. The goal was initially allowed but after a persistent protest by Benaglio and his defenders, the linesman raised his flag for an offside. Schurrle forced an excellent save from De Gea after he came out of his box and the German tried an audacious chip. The Spanish No. 1 was quick to recover and save the ball from finding its way into the net.
United who were expecting a result from the PSV – CSKA match had a reason to be happy after CSKA scored a goal to put United back in qualification places. It wasn’t long before things went back to being against United as it took PSV only 2 minutes to find an equalizer.
Things took another twist in Germany as Wolfsburg scored and own goal which United were thankful for via a Guilavogui header past his goalkeeper into his own net. United’s little hope was then lost as PSV scored a second to put them ahead in the Netherlands. Things went from bad to worse as Naldo scored a second to put the Germans in pole position to qualify first from their group and hand PSV a slot in the Round of 16.
It was United and CSKA who were knocked out of the group whiles Wolfsburg and PSV had reason to celebrate.
Memphis, Bastian and Fellaini had horrible games whiles Naldo, Benaglio and Draxler play excellently today.