Friday, March 09, 2012

UEFA Europa League: Thursday's Review & Reports

Athletic Bilbao stunned Manchester United 3-2 at Old Trafford to leave the hosts' Europa League hopes hanging by a thread. Premier League leaders Manchester City suffered a shock 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie at Sporting Lisbon. PSV Eindhoven scored twice late on to keep their hopes in the competition alive, despite being totally outplayed by Valencia in their 4-2 defeat at the Mestalla. AZ Alkmaar took a 2-0 first leg lead over Udinese thanks to goals from Maarten Martens (63) and Erik Falkenburg (84).


Sporting Lisbon 1 - 0 Manchester City

Jamie Jackson at the Estádio José Alvalade
Mark Ogden at the Estádio José Alvalade

Manchester United 2 - 3 Athletic Bilbao
Kevin McCarra at Old Trafford
Henry Winter at Old Trafford
Andy Hunter: Fernando Llorente exposes Manchester United's frailties in defence
Richard Jolly: Bielsa's Brilliant Bilbao

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