Emery tries to rally Gunners ahead of Manchester United visit

UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris France

UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris France

The Spaniards, though, took control in the second half, with Gerard Moreno putting them 2-1 ahead after 64 minutes and Manu Morlanes added the third.

The race for the top four has been relentless for United who were always chasing the rest of the pack and there's now just eight games remaining. After, I think we must learn to play - when it's coming like today - with one less player on the pitch. "It's difficult, we'd worked so hard to get to this point and we're disappointed".

"We lost the grit, the rage we had in the first-leg", he said.

Solskjaer responded by bringing on Anthony Martial for Dalot and going to a 4-3-3 formation, but Arsenal nearly put the game beyond doubt moments later when Lacazette skimmed a shot wide. Things didn't pan out quite as expected though, and a red card to Sokratis Papastathopoulos shortly before half time would prove the deciding factor in turning the tie on its head, with Rennes running out 3-1 winners.

Bourigeaud struck the wall from the resulting free-kick, but the ball came back to him and he sent a stunning half-volley into the far corner.

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"We can maybe score a second goal because we deserved to, but after it is really very different in the match".

Pedro could have had at least a hat-trick as Denys Boyko denied him four times after the Spaniard had turned home Olivier Giroud's flick to give Chelsea an early lead.

Brazilian midfielder Willian made it two with a flawless free kick after 65 minutes before 18-year-old substitute Hudson-Odoi side-footed home. 'It was great to have fresh legs - Scott (McTominay), Fred - they do cover the ground so much so it's something we have to consider.' Paul Pogba is available after serving a European ban in Paris, while fellow midfielders Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera are pushing for a return from injury. One player that has been vast for United throughout the injury period is Scott McTominay and the ace midfielder would get another opportunity if Matic does not start.

Inter Milan could regret a missed penalty by Marcelo Brozovic as the Italian giants drew 0-0 away to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Unai Emery's troops had won three games in a row in the league before playing to a 1-1 stalemate with neighbors Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday. Will have wanted to have more effect on the game. It's not unreasonable to believe that they can; a 2-0 win will see them through on away goals, but Emery will need to put out a full-strength side, as it's clear that anything less than full-strength will struggle.

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