Manchester United won 1-0 over Copenhagen in the third match of Group A of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 4 a.m. on the 25th (Korean time). As a result, Manchester United ranked 3rd in the group with 1 win and 2 losses (3 points), and Copenhagen ranked 4th in the group with 1 draw and 2 losses (1 point).
Manchester United used a 4-2-3-1 formation. Manchester United deployed Rasmus Høirun to the front line, with Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, and Anthony in charge of the second line. Scott McTominay and Sofien Amrabat were in charge of ball distribution in the third line, and the back four consisted of Sergio Reguilon, Maguire, Raphael Varane, and Diogo Dalot. The goalkeeper gloves were worn by Andre Onana.짱구카지노 도메인
Copenhagen countered with a 4-3-3 formation. Elias Asuri, Viktor Klaesson, and Mohamed Elionussi were in charge of the attack, while the midfield pairing consisted of Geogo Gonsaolves, Rasmus Polk, and Lucas Leraher. The back four consisted of Elias Yellert, Kevin Dix, Denis Bavro, and Peter Ankersen, with Camille Grabara guarding the goal.
With this victory, Manchester United reported their first win in the UEFA UCL this season. Manchester United failed to accumulate points in the first leg away to Bayern Munich, losing 3-4. The second leg was played at Old Trafford but ended in collapse. They suffered their second consecutive loss, losing 2-3 against Galatasaray.
Victory was desperately needed that day. If they lose on this day, it will be very difficult to advance to the round of 16 of the UEFA UCL. However, Manchester United was unable to capitalize on Copenhagen’s strong energy level in the early part of the first half. Copenhagen pushed hard from the beginning and harassed Manchester United’s defensive line. By the 30th minute of the first half, Copenhagen had already shown 4km more activity than Manchester United.
However, Manchester United withstood Copenhagen’s attack thanks to the saves of Varane, Maguire and Onana. And as Copenhagen’s pressure loosened in the second half, they saw an opportunity through a counterattack. The counterattack unfortunately failed, but Manchester United continued to attack and clearly set the tone.
Manchester United has finally come to fruition. In the 27th minute of the second half, the ball flowed backwards from a corner kick attack. Eriksen caught it and calmly crossed, and Maguire finished it with his head, scoring the first goal. Manchester United entered the final stages of the game, holding on to one goal.
Four minutes of extra time were given. With a few seconds left in the game, Copenhagen had a decisive opportunity. Copenhagen was awarded a penalty kick (PK) when McTominay committed a foul in the last attack of extra time in the second half. Larsson took the kicker, but Onana blocked it. In the end, the game ended with Manchester United winning 1-0.
After the match, Onana told TNT Sports: “I’m just doing my job. The most important thing is to win against a tough team. I’m happy to win. We played a good game and Maguire also scored a very important goal.” He expressed his feelings about victory.
He added: “We are Manchester United. We are a huge club and good players. It’s just a matter of time. Now we have to keep doing this. I’m sure we will do it.”