" Man United achieves 1st group position by winning 4-0 at AZ with a Greenwood double

.The result is Man United 4-0 AZ Alkmaar. Very bad first part of those of Solkjaer who did not dominate either in possession or in attack moves, but everything changed in the second half with a hitting display. The Red Devils scored 4 goals in just 10 minutes, where the Young can opened and then scored Mata and Greenwood who doubled. With this victory, United secured the first group place. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 UEFA Europa League


The evolution of the match

United qualified for the next round of the Europa League on the previous day, but they have not secured the first position, so they played it in a direct duel against AZ.

There were some rotations in the starting XI, but players like Mata, Matic, Greenwood or Rashford played.

The first 20 minutes of play were the domain of the Dutch who had 65% of possession, and shot more at the door than the Red Devils. United was not at all comfortable on the field and tried to reverse the situation.

The first part ended without goals and with hardly any occasions, and it had to be at the beginning of the second half when Manchester United took the lead with Young’s goal:

53 ‘Goal! Man United 1-0 AZ Alkmaar (Young)

UNITED GOOOOOOOOOOL! MARK YOUNG! Great move by left wing that ended with a center to the area of ​​Mata from the bottom line so that Young on the second stick, managed to open the score in favor of the English.

Only 5 minutes later came the second goal for Manchester United, this time Greenwood being the scorer:

58 ‘Goal! Man United 2-0 AZ Alkmaar (Greenwood)

UNITED GOOOOOOOOOL! GREENWOOD ACHIEVES THE SECOND! Recovery of the ball in the front of the area, the Greenwood takes and shot adjusted to the stick from the front to achieve the second and track the victory for the locals.

This second part was being much better for Solskjaer, since they sentenced the match with a third goal, being the author Mata de penalti:

62 ‘Penalty goal! Man United 3-0 AZ Alkmaar (Mata)

¡GOOOOOOOL DEL UNITED! ¡MATA MARCA EL TERCERO DE PENALTI! El penalti fue cometido sobre Greenwood, pero fue Mata el que lo lanzó y no falló a pesar de que el portero se lanzó al lado correcto del lanzamiento.

Esta segunda parte estaba siendo una apisonadora de los locales, ya que 2 minutos después del penalti llegó el cuarto, con doblete de Greenwood:

64′ ¡Gol! Man United 4-0 AZ Alkmaar (Greenwood)

UNITED GOOOOOOOL! KILL BRAND THE THIRD OF PENALTI! The penalty was committed on Greenwood, but it was Mata who threw it and did not fail even though the goalkeeper threw himself on the right side of the pitch.

This second part was being a steamroller of the premises, since 2 minutes after the penalty came the fourth, with a double from Greenwood:

64 ‘Goal! Man United 4-0 AZ Alkmaar (Greenwood)

UNITED GOOOOOOL! DOUBLE FOR GREENWOOD! Again, problems to get the ball played by AZ that made Mata steal the ball, gave a deep pass to Greenwood who from the right side of the area, whipped to mark the room on the goalkeeper’s side and by low.

After this goal, United’s pace was already low, and the final stretch of the match was more relaxed. With this victory, Manchester United secured the first group place.


Man United XI: A. Young, S. Romero, Mata, N. Matić, H. Maguire, A. Martial, Andreas Pereira, A. Tuanzebe, J. Garner, M. Greenwood, B. Williams

Substitutes: L. Grant, P. Jones, Fred, M. Rashford, S. McTominay, T. Chong, E. Laird

AZ Alkmaar XI: S. Wuytens, J. Svensson, M. Bizot, J. Clasie, F. Midtsjø, O. Idrissi, D. de Wit, T. Koopmeiners, O. Wijndal, C. Stengs, Y. Sugawara

Substitutes: R. Vlaar, J. Kramer, T. Ouwejan, R. de Boer, F. Druijf, Z. Aboukhlal, T. Reijnders


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