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5 reasons why Sevilla will beat Manchester United

Sumedh Pande
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Sevilla can prove to be Manchester United's undoing
Sevilla can prove to be Manchester United's undoing

Manchester United and Sevilla, the two previous Europa League winners will go head to head tomorrow in a Champions League round of 16 clash. Sevilla are set to be the hosts for the first leg with both sides coming into this fixture in curious form. 

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Jose Mourinho's men have faltered a bit in the new year whereas Sevilla's leaky defence has led them to a negative goal difference in the league this season. But the Spanish giants are an altogether different animal when it comes to the big games and especially in European games, one just cannot discard the threat that Sevilla carry. 

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On that note, let's take a look at the five reasons why Sevilla can beat Manchester United and enter their first ever Champions League quarterfinals: 

#5 Current form 

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United have lost two of their last five

The Rojiblancos come into this on the back of three consecutive wins. They have just made it to the finals of the Copa Del Rey and as such, the morale of the team must be sky high. Sevilla defeated Atletico Madrid in the quarters of the Copa Del Rey and hence have a lot going for them in the recent few weeks. 

Manchester United, on the other hand, have suffered two defeats in their last five encounters. They were handsomely beaten in the 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur whereas United were extremely poor against Newcastle United a fortnight later. 

In last week's 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town as well, United were the second best side for longer parts of the game and were bailed out by a few moments of brilliance from the attackers. 

It has been a strange season for United so far as it remains to be seen which Manchester United - the one which has looked extremely pedestrian at times or the one which has put teams to the sword, turns up against Sevilla.

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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