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Ben Yedder says scoring twice at Old Trafford as a ‘child’s dream’

Sevilla hero Wissam Ben Yedder described his two goals to knock Manchester United out of the Champions League as a ‘child’s dream’.

The French striker made an enormous impact after coming off the bench at Old Trafford, scoring twice in the space of four minutes to earn Sevilla an unexpected 2-1 victory.

After a goalless first leg in Spain, the La Liga side progress to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

Wissam Ben Yedder celebrates one of his two goals for Sevilla against Manchester United

The French striker struck twice in the space of four minutes to send United crashing out

The French striker struck twice in the space of four minutes to send United crashing out

‘I’m happy, very, very happy. It’s a beautiful evening,’ Ben Yedder told beIN SPORTS.

‘We know it’s not easy against Manchester United, especially at Old Trafford. I do not know how to describe my emotion.

‘It’s a child’s dream to win against big players, big teams like Manchester United. There is a lot of emotion.

‘We will try to savour it all together. We enter this history of the club, this is the first time we go to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. This is exceptional.’

Ben Yedder came on after 72 minutes at Old Trafford with the scores locked at 0-0. At that time, United were pushing for the goal that would take them into the last eight.

Ben Yedder is congratulated by his coach Vincenzo Montella after his Old Trafford heroics

Ben Yedder is congratulated by his coach Vincenzo Montella after his Old Trafford heroics

The Sevilla striker forces the ball past David de Gea for the second of his goals on Tuesday 

The Sevilla striker forces the ball past David de Gea for the second of his goals on Tuesday 

However, the 27-year-old scored in the 74th and 78th minute to earn Sevilla one of the greatest results in their history.

Afterwards, Ben Yedder was forced to play down suggestions he had fallen out with his manager Vincenzo Montella.

‘It’s complicated, but it’s part of life – play, be a substitute, wait for your time. Sometimes patience pays, that’s what I always thought,’ he added.

‘Everyone said there were problems between me and the coach, there is no problem. He made me go home, he trusted me, and I gave him back as I could.

Ben Yedder whipped off his shirt to celebrate his second goal in front of the travelling fans

Ben Yedder whipped off his shirt to celebrate his second goal in front of the travelling fans

‘I always closed my mouth and worked. The coach was happy, I was happy. It’s all that matters.’

Sevilla join Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus in the quarter-finals, with the final two teams to be determined on Wednesday evening.

Bayern Munich take a 5-0 first leg lead to Besiktas, while Barcelona host Chelsea with the scores tied at 1-1.

 



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