Man Utd boss Solskjaer happy Alexis made cameo

Arnold Nichols
April 17, 2019

"That's unfortunate with goalkeepers - when you make an error it can get highlighted and that'll be remembered, but he made some fantastic saves and his contribution to the team is good, but sometimes that happens in football", Solskjaer said.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Alexis Sanchez should be encouraged by his 15 minute cameo in defeat to Barcelona.

Ajax stunned Ronaldo's Juventus 2-1 to progress to the semifinals in Tuesday's other match.

Lionel MESSI scored twice in the Champions League for FC Barcelona in their 3-0 win against Manchester United.

It was Messi's tenth goal in Europe and 45th in all competitions this season as well as his 597th in a Barcelona shirt.

The goals ended Messi's freakish scoring drought in Champions League quarter-finals that had reached 12 matches dating back to 2013.

After not managing a single shot on target at Old Trafford in the first leg, United looked a lot more risky going forward at the start.

2 - Ajax have won their last two Champions League away games, last winning more consecutively in the competition between November 1995 and March 1997 (seven).

Even going behind to a goal from Ronaldo in the first half didn't faze Ajax's young players as Donny van de Beek leveled shortly after and 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt scored the victor in the second half. Then Messi stepped into the space, beat Young to the lose ball, nutmegged Fred, cut inside and powered home a flawless left-footed shot into the far bottom corner, where De Gea could only collect it from.

That, however, was before Messi's quickfire double.

"We had five uncomfortable minutes because they came out strong".

"The quality of their finishing was absolutely outstanding.

It could have been different if we had started better and we got the first goal, but now we have to concentrate on next week". He then played Jordi Alba wide, for the left back to cross the ball to Sergi Roberto arriving at the far post.

The contest was firmly put to bed when Coutinho was allowed to turn to his favourite angle and curl his trademark shot past De Gea, making the score 3-0. It's a big week and we have to get ready for that week because (they are) three big games.

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