Manchester United did not maintain a two-goal lead in the fourth round of Group A of the Champions League in Copenhagen and eventually lost to the home team 3:4 in a crazy duel. At first, it seemed that the main story of the match would be two accurate hits by the Nordic player Rasmus Höjlund, but shortly afterwards, Marcus Rashford was sent off for only the second time in his club career, and the match took on a completely new charge. The home team managed to equalize before halftime, and although they were losing again, they managed to score two more goals and sensationally bring the match to a successful end. Only 17-year-old Roony Bardghji scored the winning goal.
The “Red Devils” were experiencing a very unsuccessful period. With 0:3 losses, they left the duels against Manchester City and Newcastle, and their honor was only saved by a narrow win at Fulham. Two weeks ago, they also had a near miss against Copenhagen, who reached Old Trafford after a point gain. The thorn in the heel of Erik ten Haga’s wards was then snatched by André Onan, who in the seventh minute of regulation eliminated the visiting Jordan Larsson’s penalty.
It didn’t take long for the Red Devils to take the lead. Scott McTominay found former Byens Hold striker Höjlund at the back post, who hit the open part of the goal without any problems. Onana also had to be on his guard, because the ground center just pulled away in front of the home striker’s catch-up. In the end, it was the visitors who struck again. Höjlund again finished off a perfectly played counterattack into an empty goal.
At the end of the half, Rashford was sent off for a textbook foul. Not long ago, Copenhagen used the power play for the first time. Mohammed Elyounoussi promptly took advantage of a fantastic pass from the first. In the second half of the set time, Harry Maguire made the penalty, which he played in his own goal with his hand. Subsequently, the Portuguese Diogo Goncalves was not mistaken from the spot.
After the change of sides, Denis Vavro was the first to threaten, unconventionally, who stretched from a good distance, but Onana was ready for his ground shot. Shortly after that, Diogo Dalot came forward for attention, he just hit Kamil Grabara’s post. All the efforts of the home side came to naught in the end, as one of their players played a handball in his own penalty area, which the proven penalty taker Bruno Fernandes was happy to take advantage of.
However, the “Devils” lead did not last until the final whistle, Lukas Lerager ran onto a cross aimed at the back post and cleared the ball into the net. Just before the end, substitute super-talent Bardghji secured Copenhagen’s win, but his joy didn’t have to last long. Maguire sent a cannonball from outside the penalty area that hit the crossbar.
Copenhagen gave United another hard direct and added three points to the table. The Danish champions will play their next match on November 29 at Bayern’s stadium. The “Red Devils” will visit the hot Turkish soil on the same day, where they will challenge Galatasaray.