United wins, Alexander Nübel fails at Monaco



Mith a blunder has goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel initiated the second defeat of AS Monaco in the Europa League. The keeper, on loan from Bayern Munich, shot his teammate Malang Sarr (44th) in the hip when he conceded the first goal in the 0: 4 (0: 1) at Trabzonspor and thus forced the defender to score an own goal.

The star ensemble of Manchester United came close against Cypriot outsiders Omonia Nicosia thanks to an injury-time goal. With Cristiano Ronaldo and the additions of Antony and Casemiro in the starting eleven, the English record champions struggled to a 1-0 (0-0) and kept the chance of direct qualification for the round of 16.

The gap to leaders Real Sociedad is still three points, Scott McTominay (90 + 3) scored decisively.

Meanwhile, Monaco, who are still six points behind in third place in Group H Trabzonspor (six) and Ferencvaros Budapest (nine) slipped, fearing for progress. Nübel was also unable to prevent the further goals conceded by Vitor Hugo (48th), Enis Bardhi (57th) and Trezeguet (69th).



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