Undefeated for a month, Manchester United extended their good streak this Thursday during the last day of the group stage in the Europa League. Winner of Real Sociedad (1-0) in San Sebastian, the English club did not however achieve its objective of finishing first in the group E. It took a small goal. Returning to the height of the Basque club in the standings, the Red Devils are finally ahead of the general difference (+8 against +7) and will have to be satisfied with the dams while Real file directly in the round of 16 of the C3.
Erik ten Hag had once again chosen to establish Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront. And his choice quickly paid off as the Portuguese proved decisive by launching Alejandro Garnacho, author of his first professional goal at the end of the race (17th). The young Spanish winger (18) then narrowly missed the double (27th) when Ronaldo, taken aback by the Anoeta public in the second half, saw his lob graze the frame before half-time (42nd), just before a spectacular double save by David De Gea (44th).
Lazio donated to C4 play-offs
In the same group, thanks to its short success against Omonia (1-0), Sheriff Tiraspol will play in the Europa League Conference play-offs. The Moldovan club will be accompanied in C4 by Lazio, beaten in Rotterdam by Feyenoord (0-1). In a packed Kuip and with a great atmosphere despite the pouring rain, the Dutch won thanks to a contentious goal from Gimenez, validated by the VAR (64th), after a clash between Patrick and his own goalkeeper Provedel.
In this group F, it was thanks to their best attack (13 goals against 12) that Feyenoord obtained their first place and their direct qualification for the eighth, since FC Midtjylland also won against Sturm Graz (2-0, twice Dreyer). To continue their course in C3, the Danes will have to get out of the dams.