Europa League semi-final:

Manchester United produced a scintillating second-half fightback to put one foot in the Europa League final with a thrilling 6-2 semi-final first-leg victory over Roma at Old Trafford.

Iran Press/Europe: United's semi-final curse under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked set to continue when Lorenzo Pellegrini's penalty and Edin Dzeko's sixth Old Trafford goal canceled out Bruno Fernandes' brilliant opener to hand Roma two away goals before half-time.

United looked shell-shocked and out of ideas but wrestled back control with a devastating attacking display as Edinson Cavani's double, Fernandes' second from the penalty spot, Paul Pogba's header, and Mason Greenwood's sixth saw them score five unanswered goals.

Roma, who were forced into three substitutions before the interval due to injury, grew wearier with each passing minute and were fortunate to escape Old Trafford without conceding seven as they did in 2007, though that will come as little consolation to Paulo Fonseca's side as their hopes of reaching the final were effectively ended.


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