Europa league quarter final match between Manchester united and Copenhagen. The match began with both sides been ambitious and conservative at the same time. This is expected as the league normal Europa league culture of two-leg match of home and away was changed. The change is because of the Covid-19 pandemic which stopped the league for over two months. There is no second leg just straight knock out game.. Copenhagen had the first chance to open the scoring book in the first half when they pulled in a great corner kick that rattled the Manchester united defense but Copenhagen were unable to utilize the chance.
Manchester United got their own chance with Bruno Fernandes heading wide before the goal keeper of Copenhagen, Johnson. At forty five minutes man united got to the scoring book but the goal was later cancelled by the Video assistant referee (VAR). The first half ended with almost the same ball possession for the both teams.
The second half began with Manchester United in a modest control of the game. They got to the scoring sheet again at 56 minutes but the scorer was again in an off-side position. The match progressed with the both teams creating chances but not converting them. Antonio Martial came very close to the score sheet at 83 minutes but the keeper of the night the Copenhagen goalie saved it. The Copenhagen keeper K. Johnson was very outstanding as he kept Manchester United from scoring with wonderful saves. Johnson the Copenhagen goal keeper made a total of thirteen saves, making history as no keeper has made such number of saves in a single match in Europa league.
The full-time ended goalless. The extra time began with Manchester United pressing forward and dictating the pace of the game. A came at ninety three minutes when Bruno Fernandez converted a penalty which gave Manchester United the lead. The Copenhagen keeper continued to make great saves to keep the hopes of his team alive.
Manchester united had over 27 goal attempts while Copenhagen had 8 attempts. It was an interesting night for the both teams and Manchester United victory was a deserved one.