Europa League round-up: United held in Brussels

Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw in Brussels by Anderlecht, who scored a late equaliser to deny Jose Mourinho’s men a first-leg advantage in their Europa League quarter-final.

United had looked in control and went ahead ten-minutes before the break when Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring after Marcus Rashford had seen an attempt blocked.

But with The Red Devils looking set to claim a hard fought first-leg advantage, they were pegged back when Leander Dendoncker headed home after 87-minutes.

Despite the late set-back, United remain firm favourites to progress to the last four. Indeed they are still strong favourites to win the trophy and are 6/5 to win.

Elsewhere, Ajax claimed an excellent 2-0 win over Schalke in Amsterdam with Davy Klassen claiming both goals.

Celta Vigo hold a narrow first leg advantage over Belgian side Genk after a 3-2 win. Jean-Paul Boetius gave Genk the lead just ten-minutes in.

But Celta battled back and were soon in control thanks to goals from Pione Sisto, Iago Aspas and John Guidetti. Genk then gave themselves some hope before the second-leg when substitute Thomas Buffel narrowed the deficit to just one goal.

The final game in France between Lyon and Besiktas was marred by crowd violence and kick-off was delayed an hour.

Once the match was underway, the Turkish outfit took the lead early on through former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel before Lyon struck twice in the final seven minutes through Corentin Tolisso and Jeremy Moreto to claim a 2-1 success.





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