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Rashford & Man Utd Achieved Their Goals In The Second Match Against Betis

Rashford & Man Utd Achieved Their Goals In The Second Match Against Betis

March 17, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Sport News


Erik Ten Hag will be happy that there isn’t much to say following the second game of their Europa League round of 16 matchup with Real Betis.
Yes, it’s not exactly excellent news for us, but Ten Hag is a self-centered spawn, so he probably won’t care at all. Really, what the audacity.

But everything went as expected. A 1-0 victory was necessary given the number of fixtures United has already completed and the additional work that lies ahead of them. As usual, Marcus Rashford scored a beautiful goal, and Casemiro escaped receiving a second consecutive red card or even the yellow that would have disqualified him from the first leg of the quarterfinal.

Due to the red card against Southampton, Ten Hag was somewhat forced to choose Casemiro and put him on a precipice for 90 minutes. He completed the task.

To be completely honest to Betis, the team has contributed more to the match than the 5-1 final tally would indicate. They start off strong in the first 15 to 20 minutes as they had to do, and if they had scored sooner, tonight might have been more tense. However, neither they nor it did.

Betis made for strong resistance. Not good enough to genuinely extend United, who don’t need any more stretching than is required at this time, but good enough to make the game enjoyable and entertaining.

This was the kind of tie that seriously brings into question the conventional wisdom that having home field advantage for the second match. Playing at home is unquestionably advantageous if your side is clearly better, so long as you handle business the way United did at Old Trafford last week.

Contrast this with Arsenal’s matchup with Sporting; while they should still be alright, they were unable to end the series in Lisbon as they might have done had the first game been played in London.

This was the kind of tie that seriously brings into question the conventional wisdom that having home field advantage for the second match. Playing at home is unquestionably advantageous if your side is clearly better, so long as you handle business the way United did at Old Trafford last week.

Contrast this with Arsenal’s matchup with Sporting; while they should still be alright, they were unable to end the series in Lisbon as they might have done had the first game been played in London.

Even though the goal wasn’t especially essential tonight, it did guarantee nothing untoward could occur, and when someone is performing as well as Rashford has this season, you just want it to keep going. It was clear that he was confident in how he took the goal, and it’s one that he never would have scored 12 or 18 months ago.

Given that he had recently dropped a few simpler opportunities, he very well may not have even tried. We keep saying it, but witnessing him perform like this is just so much fun for so many different reasons.

Harry Maguire honored his third England call-up with an unusual 90-minute performance, while Facundo Pellistri made his first senior start and handled the setback of receiving a harsh yellow card admirably. Additionally, Bruno Fernandes had an opportunity to enjoy an uncommon 20 minutes of rest during a demanding season.

Overall, it was a modestly successful evening for United, and at this point in the season, those kinds of performances can have a much bigger effect than they might seem. The treble may not have happened, but it was never really a possibility. For United, this season has already been very good and has the potential to be exceptional.


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