Liverpool demonstrate football to Manchester United
Daniel Sturridge’s 20th-minute penalty set the Reds on their way in the first European meeting between England’s two most-decorated clubs, beating David de Gea from 12 yards after Memphis Depay was penalised for clipping Nathaniel Clyne.
After a series of fine saves, Roberto Firmino finally broke De Gea’s determination, doubling Liverpool’s lead in the 73rd minute to hand the Merseysiders a potentially crucial two-goal lead to take into next Thursday’s return at Old Trafford.
In the night’s other game, Marco Reus scored twice as Borussia Dortmund took a big advantage over Tottenham Hotspur with a 3-0 win in Germany.
African Player of the Year, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also on target. It was the Gabonese’s 33rd goal this season in 38 games.
Europa League Round of 16: Thursday 10th March results
Basel 0-0 Sevilla
Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 Anderlecht
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Fenerbahce 1-0 Braga
Sparta Prague 1-1 Lazio
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Valencia
Villarreal 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro