Man United vs Young Boys: Mason Greenwood Scores Stunner in Champions League Draw

Man United vs Young Boys: Mason Greenwood Scores Stunner in Champions League Draw

  • Man United ended their Champions League group fixtures with a 1-1 draw against Young Boys
  • Mason Greenwood found the back of the net for United before Fabian Rieder restored parity
  • The match was a mere formality for the Red Devils who had already qualified for the last 16

Man United vs Young Boys Group F Champions League fixture ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday, December 8.

Mason Greenwood celebrating his goal with his teammates during the UEFA Champions League group F match against Young Boys (Photo by Richard Callis/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)
Mason Greenwood found the back of the net for United before Fabian Rieder restored parity. Photo by Richard Callis.
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Having already secured qualification for the next round as group winners, the encounter was a mere formality for United.

The tie saw Red Devils interim boss hand fringe players and the youth minutes under their belt to prove their worth as he changed his entire XI of the side that beat Crystal Palace at the weekend in the Premier League.

Tom Heaton, Charlie Savage, and Zidane Iqbal were all-handed debuts during the clash as the hosts took an early lead via Mason Greenwood who struck a stunner into the bottom corner.

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However, Young Boys drew level just before half-time through Fabian Rieder who curled a beauty into the top corner from the edge of the box to make it 1-1.

While their were a number of goalscoring chances on either side of the goalposts in the second half, neither side could make theirs count as the tie ended in a draw.

The result, nonetheless, saw United end their group stage campaign as group winners as they extended their unbeaten run to five matches across competitions.

Meanwhile, Young Boys missed out on a Europa League slot after the draw having finished bottom of the pool behind Villarreal and Atalanta.

Barcelona eliminated from Champions League

Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported La Liga giants, Barcelona, have been relegated to the Europa League following their elimination from the Champions League.

Barcelona were eliminated from the elite European competition after they finished third in Group E with seven points.

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The Spanish side were in desperate need of a victory against Bayern in their last group match to progress to the next round.

However, they went on to suffer a 1-0 loss at Allianz Arena, with Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, and Musiala all scoring for the Bundesliga giants.

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