Manchester United bounced back in unbelievable fashion to knock Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday evening, as the Red Devils upset to the odds to overturn the first leg deficit, and emerge 3-1 winners, to claim the tie 3-3 on aggregate.
It was a sensational, nail-biting occasion, in which United emerged victorious after a VAR decision gave
Things got off to an absolute flyer for United, as their often maligned striker Romelu Lukaku capitalised on PSG defender
Understandably, Twitter exploded:
YOU BIG BEAUTIFUL FUCKING MAN— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) March 6, 2019
Oh My Lord!!! Get in!!! YES Big Rom!! pic.twitter.com/ZXC1W4te23— Mᴀɴ Lɪᴋᴇ Rᴀsʜʏ¹⁰ (@rashydinho95) March 6, 2019
PSG were on the ropes, looking shell-shocked, but the Ligue 1 leaders managed to hit back soon after, after Eric Bailey appeared to suffer from a spontaneous bout of
Eric Bailly has given up defending for lent.— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) March 6, 2019
Eric Bailly trying to defend like... pic.twitter.com/swbfJODGiP— ECFC Grecian (@EcfcGrecian) March 6, 2019
Eric Bailly sleeping, he is not a right back and it is costing us tonight. He is being left on an island by himself always against 2 and no one is helping.— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) March 6, 2019
Things then got very, very exciting for United, as Lukaku once again came up with the goods, as he snuffled up Gianluigi Buffon's spilled save like a seasoned truffle hog, slotting home from a tight angle to send the away fans into absolute hysteria - and the Twitter faithful, for that matter:
Well this game’s a tad bonkers. A mistake from Buffon and Lukaku makes it 2-1.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 6, 2019
Lukaku has deservedly got a lot of criticism this season but boy has he stepped up at the right time. He’s been aware, alert, quick off the mark, aggressive and clinical; especially tonight. Brilliant so far. Another couple in the second half please big guy! ;-)— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) March 6, 2019
Lukaku > Salah— Castro1021 (@Castro1021) March 6, 2019
Retweet to trigger a Liverpool fan.
Lukaku with more goals in eight days than Alexis Sanchez has scored in his entire spell at United.— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) March 6, 2019
The second half got under way, and it was a tense, tense time for fans of both sides. United needed another goal, but by rushing forwards they would expose them to a potentially tie deciding score from their opponents:
2-1 up but I'm saying this now. The ref is a cheat and has PSG underpants on. He'll screw is over in this game— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) March 6, 2019
Come on United. Just one more lads, ideally Solskjaer comes on in added time #PSGMUN— Scholes (@26scholes) March 6, 2019
A stomach-clenching moment then followed, as Kylian Mbappé produced a moment of utter class with an outrageous flick to
That offside decision is even sweeter when it's Di Maria— Fiona May (@fionamay4471) March 6, 2019
As the second half wore on, PSG grew in confidence, and came closer and closer to finishing off the tie. They masterfully took the sting out of the game and frustrated their opponents, while breaking with pace when the opportunity presented itself.
Mbappé then missing a golden opportunity to grabbing the all-important goal:
United holding on by the skin of their teeth, a combination of De Gea, Smalling and the post somehow keeping the ball out!#PSGMUN— 90min (@90min_Football) March 6, 2019
As the game ticked into the final minutes, the glorious moment finally came for the Red Devils, as
Rashford stepped up and made no mistake, and things got pretty wild, pretty damn quickly!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!! Marcus Rashford has buried the penalty and put United 3-1 up on the night in injury time!— 90min (@90min_Football) March 6, 2019
IM HYPERVENTILATING MARCUSSSS RASHFORDDD OF MANCHESTER UNITEDDDDDDDDD YESSSSSSSS— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) March 6, 2019
I am shaking— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) March 6, 2019
After a staggering nine minutes of added time, the referee eventually blew the final whistle, and Twitter once again erupted with excited chatter about the game:
Full Time: PSG 1 (3) - 3 (3) Manchester United— 90min (@90min_Football) March 6, 2019
United are through on away goals after a massive assist from VAR!
What nerve from Rashford to step up and smash the penalty in and take them through!#PSGMUN pic.twitter.com/PrnbJ42I4K
That’s almost as miraculous as Munich.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) March 6, 2019
DELETE YOUR DRAFTSSSS!!!! WE ARE THROUGH TO THE QUARTERFINALS #PSGMUN— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) March 6, 2019
Time to stop prevaricating. Just give Solskjaer the job now.— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) March 6, 2019
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off for a nice, quiet lie down in a darkened room.
What. A. Night.
Source : 90min