Europa League 2020: Manchester United crushed Lask 5-0

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Europa League 2020 manchester united vs lask highlights – Manchester United crushed LASK Linz in a 5-0 encounter in the first leg of the European League last sixteen match. The five-goal crushing of the home team entailed in front of an empty Linzer stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted sports all over the world.

europa league 2020 manchester united vs lask highlights

The five-goal thrashing comprised of goals from Odion Ighalo, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood, and Andreas Pereira. The opening goal of the match came in the 28th minute when Ighalo struck the ball from the edge of the box into the home team’s net. The on-loan player from the Chinese Super League side, Shanghai Shenhua scored his 4th goal from the last three matches.

Europa League 2020 manchester united vs lask highlights

The second goal came in the 58th minute when Ighalo passed a through ball onto James, who capitalized on the opportunity and scored the goal with his low shot, hitting the corner of the net.

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The Red Devils further increased their lead in the 82nd minute when Juan Mata calmly put the ball into the home team’s net beating goalkeeper Alexander Schlager. The carnage did not end within 90 minutes as the English went on to score two more goals in the regulation time, further adding to the plight of the home side.

Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira scored within a space of two minutes, making the scoreline 5-0.

Europa League 2020 manchester united vs lask highlights – After a clear one-sided affair, the second leg is scheduled on March 19 at Old Trafford. But the question of whether the match will be played or not remains a mystery. This is after the looming threat of coronavirus which has brought the entire world to a standstill. It has even forced the UEFA to consider canceling the ongoing Champions League and the Europa League play.

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The match between the two sides was played without any audience due to the pandemic. Three other matches in Europe were played similarly and two matches were postponed. Travel restrictions and the current lockdown in Italy forced the encounters between Getafe and Inter, and AS Roma and Sevilla to be postponed.

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