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Rashford’s free-kick helps Man U gain first-leg lead over Celta Vigo

Rashford’s free-kick helps Man U gain first-leg lead over Celta Vigo
Football Soccer - Celta Vigo v Manchester United - UEFA Europa Semi Final First Leg - Balaidos Stadium, Vigo, Spain - 4/5/17 Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal with Antonio Valencia Reuters / Miguel Vidal Livepic

Vigo [Spain]: Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford’s superb free-kick in the second half helped his side beat Celta Vigo 1-0 at Balaidos to gain the upper hand in their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday.

In-form Rashford, who also scored a dramatic extra-time winner against Anderlecht in the quarter-finals, scored a bending a free-kick into the corner in the 67th minute to ensure United take an away goal and a massive advantage going back to Old Trafford in a week’s time for the semi-final second leg, reports goal.com.

With the Jose Mourinho’s side outside the Premier League’s top four, the Europa League perhaps represents their best chance of earning a place in next season’s Champions League.

United next take on Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Sunday, while Celta will lock horn with Malaga on the same day. (ANI)