No side had ever recovered from a 2-0 home defeat in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages but Romelu Lukaku’s goal inside two minutes set the visitors on course for a famous triumph.

For Paris, it brings back painful memories of Barcelona’s remarkable ‘remontada’ two years ago. Juan Bernat’s reply restored a sense of calm but an uncharacteristic fumble from Gianluigi Buffon let Lukaku in for his second on the half-hour mark.

Still PSG rarely looked troubled at the back, Bernat hitting the post at the other end, until deep into added time Presnel Kimpembe was adjudged to have handled following consultation with VAR. Rashford did the rest.

Man of the match: Romelu Lukaku

Rashford showed incredible composure from the penalty spot in second-half stoppage time, but United wouldn’t have been in that position had it not been for Lukaku, whose third double in as many appearances laid the foundations. The Belgian didn’t have many opportunities but made the most of the chances that came his way to help clinch the Red Devils’ place in the last eight.

 

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