Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes on Tuesday as Sevilla beat Manchester United 2-1 to reach the quarterfinals Champions League by the same scoreline on aggregate.
Sevilla were deserving winners on the night as they controlled the game throughout, but had to wait for club leading scorer Ben Yedder’s introduction as a substitute 18 minutes from time to add a clinical finish as he took his tally to eight goal in seven appearances.
The French striker put Sevilla in front two minutes after coming on when he blasted into the bottom corner before heading in a second shortly after.
Romelu Lukaku cut the deficit for United after sweeping in a corner, but it was too little, too late as Jose Mourinho is left to ponder what would have been after his selection gamble to play Marouane Fellaini over Paul Pogba backfired.
It’s a first quarterfinals appearance for the Andalucians in 60 years as United suffered a first European home defeat since Alex Ferguson’s Champions League swansong in 2013.
Elsewhere, Edin Dzeko got the winning goal as AS Roma edged Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in 10 years.
A 52nd-minute goal from Dzeko proved enough after a 2-1 first-leg loss in Ukraine, with 10-man Shakhtar failing to find the late strike they needed after Ivan Ordets was sent off late on.
Eusebio Di Francesco’s side join Juventus as Italy’s two representatives in the last eight draw on Friday.