Manchester United Find Champions League Too Hot To Handle

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The last hope of Manchester United of a Champions League spot in the last-16 ended after a one-goal defeat by group winners Bayern Munich at a home game on Tuesday. It puts more pressure on Erik ten Hag’s struggling team in a season that has already touched rock bottom after their elimination from the UCL.

The former Champions League winners were desperate to establish their reputation by making a return to the elite league in European football. The Reds have built their formidable reputation after making strong comebacks in crux games. But their dreams have turned into a nightmare on an eagerly awaited comeback game for a return to the UCL.

The Red Devils were desperate to return to the top tier league of the European Champions League with a flourish. The team has spent over $200 million on fresh signings. Despite that, they ended at the bottom of the pile with just 4 points. It is their worst-ever performance in a UCL run.

Sevilla Too Out Of Champions League

Another top-tier European team has bitten the dust. Europa League holder Sevilla will also not be part of the Champions League after losing to Lens 2-1. It leaves them last in the group. They started the game without a European Champions League win in their last 15 games.

Their present run also did not invoke confidence enough to suggest the famous team would succeed in ending their miserable run. Lens on the other hand have risen to their formidable form again after a miserable start to their campaign. Sevilla needed an outright win to be in the running for the second-tier Champions League. They have already missed out on the last sixteen for the Champions League.

Sevilla’s sporting head Victor Orta had said ahead of the game that everything depended on a win. They were desperate for the three points needed to take them into the Europa League, which they have won 7 times.