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Europa League: Bukharov's goal denies Manchester United crucial victory

Europa League: Bukharov's goal denies Manchester United crucial victory

Premier League club Manchester United were forced to a 1-1 draw on Thursday, March 9, 2017 by FC Rostov in the first leg of their round of 16 Europa League encounter.

Bukharov's goal deny Manchester United a victory in the Europa League

Manchester United players

The hosts had the chance to win the match at the death, but Christian Noboa's powerful shot was parried wide by United's goalie Sergio Romero.

Manchester United started the tie on an impressive note knowing fully well that an away win would make the return leg an easy one for them at Old Trafford.

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Henrik Mkhitaryan got the opener for the Red Devils in the 35th minute, and both sides went to the break with the visitors leading.

On resumption, FC Rostov changed their pattern which eventually paid off eight minutes later when Aleksandr Bukharov restored parity for the hosts.

Frenchman Paul Pogba had a glorious chance to put Manchester United ahead in the 60th minutes, but the former Juventus' star failed to find the back of the net. It ended' FC Rostov 1-1 Manchester United.

Meanwhile, a goalless draw in the return leg at Old Trafford will give Jose Mourinho's men a ticket to the quarter final of the 2017 Europa League.

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