Mourinho: Sevilla clash bigger than Liverpool

Mourinho: Sevilla clash bigger than Liverpool

How often do teams who draw 0-0 away in the first leg of a Champions League tie go through? The emphasis will be on keeping it tight at the back while they attack in numbers when the opportunity presents itself to try and get the breakthrough.

Second leg fixtures will be played in four major cities in Europe to complete the last-8 draw. First Chelsea, then Liverpool, and now Sevilla.

Yet, the Belgian almost made the breakthrough with United's best move of the opening period when he latched onto Alexis Sanchez's layoff and his powerful effort was turned behind by Sergio Rico.

While it would seem harsh to label a team five points clear in second spot in the Premier League table as underdogs for the title of European champions, the fact is United are now rated as the seventh most likely winners in May based on the bookmakers' odds.

The first leg ended 0-0 - a match in which United appeared docile but escaped with a draw courtesy of some fantastic saves from David De Gea. Though the team's attack and midfield has no injury issues, it is their defence that has been below-par this season.

Salah's post after United's defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League.

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Sevilla will be without the services of Sebastien Corchia and Jesus Navas, who are both still injured.

Ever Banega's corner was flicked on for Ben Yedder to get away a header that De Gea tipped onto the bar, only for it to agonisingly curl over the line. With their pace and power, the latter two would test the home defence, irrespective of which one of them is selected to start. Bang, bang, bang. Man, this time of year is so stressful.

Charlie Nicholas is back with with his European predictions as Manchester United and Chelsea look to progress in the Champions League, while Arsenal have a healthy lead to defend against AC Milan in the Europa League.

This Brazilian winger has scored some vital goals this season and one more in Rome could be worth so much to Shakhtar. Alexis Sanchez had been underwhelming on the left anyway so Mourinho may consider utilising the Chilean more centrally again and allowing Rashford, a player surely imbued with confidence, to slot in on the left once more.

On Wednesday, it would be between Barcelona and Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Besiktas.

"They're on a roll, but we hope to interrupt United's good run".

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