Van de Beek and Fosu-Mensah lose with United to Basaksehir in CL

Manchester United suffered a 2-1 defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Wednesday. FC Zenit drew 1-1 against Lazio.

Hoedt is playing with Lazio

Donny van de Beek had a basic place at Manchester United, but played inconspicuously and was replaced after an hour. At that moment Istanbul Basaksehir was already leading 2-1. Timothy Fosu-Mensah played as a substitute for the last fifteen minutes.

United’s rearguard shot quite well with the goals against. First, 35-year-old Demba Ba was given a free passage to goalkeeper Dean Henderson (1-0) and later Edin Visca completed a cross from former Go Ahead Eagles player Deniz Türüç, after the English lost the ball (2-0).

On the stroke of half time United came back into the game thanks to a striking header from Anthony Martial. Also in the second half, the game of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team remained poor and there were hardly any chances of the equalizer. It wasn’t until injury time that United was close to 2-2 when Mehmet Topal almost shot into his own goal, but another player from Basaksehir took the ball off the line.

The defeat means the first loss of points for United in the Champions League. Basaksehir just took his first points after two previous defeats.

Aleksandr Erokhin opens the score for Zenit against Lazio. (Photo: Pro Shots)

At Lazio, Wesley Hoedt played for ninety minutes against Zenit. The central defender saw after half an hour of play how his direct opponent Aleksandr Erokhin completed the 1-0. Ten minutes before the end, Felipe Caceido tapped in the equalizer at the first post

Zenit only took his first point in the group stage. Lazio is on five points after three duels.



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