Europa League trophy outside Stadion Koln

Reds reach Europa League semi-finals

Monday 10 August 2020 22:40

Manchester United have secured a place in the semi-finals of the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League by beating FC Copenhagen in Cologne on Monday night.

The quarter-final was a tense affair, with the Reds having two goals ruled out for offside and being forced to play 30 minutes of extra-time before eventually defeating the Danish outfit 1-0 with a penalty by Bruno Fernandes, following a foul on Anthony Martial in the area.

United will return to the same venue, Stadion Koln, for Sunday's semi-final. Kick-off will be at 20:00 BST and the opponents will be either Sevilla or Wolverhampton Wanderers, who lock horns in Duisburg on Tuesday night.
United have recent history with both clubs. We have already played Wolves four times this season, with both Premier League meetings ending in draws and the Reds winning in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup after a replay at Old Trafford.

The Reds last met Sevilla in 2017/18 when the Spanish outfit knocked us out of the Champions League's last-16 over two legs.
Elsewhere in the Europa League on Monday night, Internazionale progressed to the last four with a narrow 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in Dusseldorf. All the goals were scored between the 15th and 25th minutes, as Nicolò Barella and former Reds striker Romero Lukaku gave the Milan side a commanding lead, before Kai Havertz pulled one back for the German outfit.

Ex-United captain Ashley Young played the full 90 minutes for Inter and Alexis Sanchez, who completed a permanent transfer from Old Trafford last week, came on as a second-half substitute.

Like the Reds, Inter will find out on Tuesday night who they will face in the semi-finals, when Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Basel face off in Gelsenkirchen. Their last-four tie will take place next Monday night in Dusseldorf, just four days before the final is staged at Stadion Koln on Friday 21 August.