Alexander Nübel opens the scoring in Monaco’s defeat to Trabzonspor with a blunder. Manchester United celebrates a shaky win against Nicosia.
Goalkeeper Alexander Nübel caused AS Monaco’s second defeat in the Europa League with a blunder. The goalkeeper, who is on loan from Bayern Munich, kicked the ball against the hip of his team-mate Malang Sarr (44th) when he conceded the first goal in the 4-0 (0-1) defeat at Trabzonspor, forcing the defender to score an own goal.
Manchester United’s star ensemble claimed a win against Cypriot outsiders Omonia Nicosia thanks to a stoppage-time goal. With Cristiano Ronaldo and new signings Antony and Casemiro in the starting eleven, the English record champions struggled to a 1-0 (0-0) win and keep their chance of direct qualification for the last 16 alive. The gap to leaders Real Sociedad is three points, Scott McTominay (90.+3) scored the decisive goal. The hero for Nicosia was goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, who made 12 saves against his favorite club Man United.
Monaco, meanwhile, slipped to third place in Group H behind Trabzonspor (six) and Ferencvaros Budapest (nine) with six points. Nübel was also unable to prevent the other goals conceded by Vitor Hugo (48th), Enis Bardhi (57th), and Trezeguet (69th).