Edinson Cavani continues to prove his worth at Manchester United, and this time he did so in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, where his team beat Roma 6-2. The Uruguayan scored two goals and provided two assists on a good night for the Red Devils.
The game started well for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team with a great goal resulting from a beautiful collective move in which Cavani gave the last pass to Bruno Fernandes and the Portuguese made it 1-0.
Before the end of the first half, Cavani had two clear chances of reaching equality, but between the goalkeeper and the Roma defense they denied him the possibility.
The ‘Matador’ did not give up and shortly into the second half, he received a great pass from Bruno Fernandes and nailed it in the corner for the 2-2 set that returned Manchester United to the game.
On a night in which he had multiple chances, Cavani had an error in the definition shortly after his goal, which could mean 3-2, but he raised the shot too much.
But a scorer like Edinson Cavani always finds a new chance to convert, and this came to him at 63 ’, when he took advantage of a rebound and defined calmly to put his team back up on the scoreboard.
Five minutes after the goal, Cavani was fouled in the area by Chris Smalling and caused a penalty for Bruno Fernandes to make it 4-2.
But the Uruguayan’s contribution to the game still had one more card, after he provided a brilliant assist to Mason Greenwood for the final 6-2.