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UEL: Man Utd lands Spanish opponents in semis
By Zachary Oguda | Fri 21 Apr, 2017 14:33

English Premier League giants Manchester United will have to find a way past Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semi-final of the Europa League as the two sides were paired in a draw done on Friday 21 March in Nyon, Switzerland.

United reached the semi-finals by beating Anderlecht 3-2 on aggregate, with Marcus Rashford hitting an extra-time winner on Thursday night. Celta beat RC Genk after securing a 1-1 draw in Belgium, which meant they went through 3-2 on aggregate.

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Ajax

Other semifinal will see Dutch giants Ajax who eliminated Schalke 04 coming against French side Lyon; the latter having eliminated Besiktas via post match penalties.

This is the first time United have reached this stage of this competition, either in its current guise or when it was the UEFA Cup. Their previous best performance came in 1985, when they were defeated by Hungarian side Videoton in the quarter-finals.

This will be the first time United have ever faced Celta in a competitive match. The first leg, in Spain, will be played on May 4, while the return at Old Trafford will take place on May 11.

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Zachary Oguda

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