By Chris King • 16 April 2021 • 0:52
GRANADA’S European Football Dream Is Over As they lose at Manchester United
Granada’s European fairytale came to an end this evening, Thursday 15, in the hallowed surroundings of Old Trafford’s ‘Theatre Of Dreams’, as the spirited La Liga team from Andalucía crashed out 4-0 on aggregate against the English giants of European football, in their 2021 Europa League quarter-final second-leg, already trailing by two goals, it needed a miracle to see them get a positive result.
This is no insult to Diego Martinez’s men, who have made it to the last eight of a top European tournament for the first time in their 90-year history, competing against some of the best teams, and the best players in Europe along the way.
Speaking of the best players, on his night, there is nobody who can play Paul Pogba, this evening he controlled the game like a conductor with an orchestra, as he captained the side in the absence of Harry Maguire.
United’s first goal came from their Uruguayan superstar striker, Edinson Cavani, who, somehow totally abandoned in the penalty area by the Granada CF defenders, smashed a left-footed volley into the back of the net after just six minutes, to take his all-time goal tally to 413.
An unlucky Jesus Vallejo gave the second goal, as the ball bounced off his head and into Granada’s net, after Alex Telles had swung a cross over from the left, but, Granada have exited the competition with their heads held high, and now it’s back to La Liga for them this weekend, as reported by talksport.com.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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