Granada and Manchester United face this Thursday (9:00 p.m.) in Los Crmenes in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. Those of Diego Martnez, launched, they want to continue making history against the team Solksjaer, one of the big favorites to win the tournament.
Below we show you several keys and interesting data for your forecasts in this great game.
1. Another Spaniard on the way.
The Granada be the 11th Spanish team different from the one that Manchester United faces in European competition: they lost their first meeting with five of the previous 10 (Athletic de Bilbao in 1957, Real Madrid in 1957, Barcelona in 1984, Atltico de Madrid in 1991 and Deportivo de La Corua in 2001).
2. The records that exceed the nazares.
It is Granada’s first European campaign: it is the first team since RB Leipzig in 2017-18 to reach the quarter-finals of a European competition in its debut campaign (UEFA Europa League), while the The last team to reach the semi-finals in a European debut was Villarreal in the 2003-04 (UEFA Cup).
Europa League (round of 16, second leg): Summary and goals of Molde 2-1 Granada
3. United’s streak in the quarterfinals.
The Manchester United have reached the quarter-finals of a European competition for the 27 time, advancing on 17 of the previous 26. They have not won the first leg of their last three quarterfinal matches to two games in Europe (2E 1D).
4. Yangel, the dangerous ‘neighbor’.
Including playoffs, Yangel Herrera (on loan from Manchester City) is Granada’s top scorer in European competition this season with five goals.
Goal by Yangel Herrera (1-0) at Granada 2-0 Naples
5. The ‘bosses’ of the goal.
The Manchester United have scored 21 goals in European competition this season, 13 of which were from Marcus Rashford (7) or Bruno Fernandes (6).
Goal by Rashford (0-3) at Real Sociedad 0-4 Manchester United