SInstead of fighting with FC Bayern Munich for group victory, it’s okay Manchester United After a wild game in Copenhagen, they are now even fighting to stay in the Champions League. In the 3-4 win against FC Copenhagen, the English record champions gave up a 2-0 lead, received a red card, took the lead again and then lost the game due to conceding two goals within four minutes.
“We have a mountain in front of us now so we have to climb,” said the United captain Bruno Fernandes after the spectacular game on Wednesday evening. “We have two games and we have to win these two games.” His coach Erik ten Hag was equally combative. “The season is still long and it will turn in our direction,” said the coach, whose team is also in a disappointing eighth place in the Premier League.
Sending off leads to game overturn
After the away game at Galatasaray Istanbul, United will host FC Bayern Munich on the final matchday of Group A at the Old Trafford stadium, nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams”. In Copenhagen On the other hand, the professionals were greeted with a banner that read: “Your Theater of Nightmares”.
Following the recent bankruptcy, the English media began targeting ten Hag. The “Telegraph” reported a “chaotic European Cup night”, the “Mirror” saw a “disaster in Denmark”.
The one at FC Copenhagen Trained Rasmus Hojlund initially gave United a comfortable lead with his two goals (3rd minute/28th). However, after the red card against Marcus Rashford, which was only awarded through the intervention of the video referee (42nd), the game ended.
In the 45th minute, Mohamed Elyounoussi scored the next goal, and in the 9th of 13 minutes of stoppage time in the first half, Diogo Gonçalves equalized with a hand penalty. Bruno Fernandes also gave Manchester United the lead again with a hand penalty (69′), before Lukas Lerager (83′) and the 17-year-old Roony Bardghji (87′) completely turned the game around.
Thanks to one of the biggest victories in the club’s history, FC Copenhagen climbed to second place with four points ahead of the Turks, who had the same number of points. Manchester United are last with just three points from four games.
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