Fernandes penalty sends Man United into Europa League semis

Man United’s hero on Monday night,Bruno Fernandes. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA.

2020-08-11 12:55:00 AM

.ManUtd reached the EuropaLeague SFs as midfielder B_Fernandes8 scored a 95th-minute penalty to secure a 1-0 win over FCCopenhagenEN after extra time on Monday. | IOLSport

Man United’s hero on Monday night,Bruno Fernandes. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA.

ShareCOLOGNE - Manchester United reached the Europa League semi-finals as midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored a 95th-minute penalty to secure a 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen after extra time on Monday.United, who won Europe's second-tier competition in 2017, will next meet either Sevilla or Wolverhampton Wanderers for a berth in the final after grinding down their stubborn Danish opponents in an entertaining last-eight clash.

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Copenhagen dominated the opening half and missed several chances before United moved up a gear in the second, hitting the woodwork twice and forcing a string of superb saves from goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson.Fernandes settled the contest when he drilled his spot-kick past Johnsson after Anthony Martial, who saw several sitters thwarted by the keeper, was fouled by Andreas Bjelland.

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