As It Happened: Manchester United and Club Brugge settle for a 1-1 draw in the 1st leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie.
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So, that's all from me, Adnan Bašić! Thank you very much for following along with tonight's commentary, and be sure to check back with VAVEL for a match report from the contest and even more Europa League coverage from around the continent. You can also follow us on Twitter at @VAVEL. Have a good one! 
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Brugge were able to showcase their ability on the counter, and they'll look to do more of the same next week, but they will need to find the back of the net to have any hope of advancing to the next round. 

United won't be too proud with their performance, however, as they failed to create many chances, and only scored after a defensive mistake. They're still the favorites to move on, of course, as a win or a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford will get the job done.

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Full Time: Club Brugge 1-1 Manchester United

96: Brugge win a corner very late on, but fail to convert as United secure the 1-1 draw away from home. 

It's a solid result for both teams, as the Red Devils snatch an away goal, while Brugge keep things close before the return leg at Old Trafford next week

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Four minutes of added time

90: Brugge seem to be the happier team with this result, as the home side are sat deeper than ever before in an attempt to secure the 1-1 scoreline. United have had some openings from distance, but every shot has been blocked.
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86: Fernandes hits the free-kick straight into the wall as the curse of the commentator strikes again.


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85: United have already looked much better with Fernandes on the pitch, and they now have a free-kick in a promising area.


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81: Bruno Fernandes makes his way onto the field, with his fellow countryman Dalot being the player to come off.
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Big Chance!

77: Brugge should have taken the lead! Excellent work from Dennis down the wing leads to a superb low cross being hit into the area.  He picks out Kossounou only a few yards out from goal, but his shot is scuffed, and the ball rolls wide of the net.
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70: Solskjaer turns to his bench once again, as Fred comes on for Andreas, who had been struggling in the last few minutes. 1-1
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69: Brugge send bodies forward, and a cross isn't properly cleared by United. The ball falls to Vormer on the edge of the area, but he hits his volley wide of the target.


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66: Manchester United make their first substitution of the night, as Odion Ighalo comes on to replace Martial up top. 1-1
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63: The contest has grinded to a halt in the last 10 minutes, with neither side able to control proceedings. It's  become tough to remember the last time a shot was attempted, which is strange considering how electric things were to start. 


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52: The second half has continued to be as action packed has the first half was. Brugge almost score an own goal before finding the back of the net on the other side of the field, but were denied by a solid save from Romero.


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Second half gets underway

46: The teams are back on the field as the second half kicks off!
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Martial wheels away after grabbing a crucial away goal.
Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos via GettyImages
Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos via GettyImages
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Dennis celebrates his goal that opened the scoring.
Photo by Dave Winter via GettyImages
Photo by Dave Winter via GettyImages
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Half-time: Club Brugge 1-1 Manchester United

45: A hectic first-half comes to a close with the teams going into the break level. Both have had chances, and both have made mistakes as well, so 1-1 is very much a fair result at this stage.
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United hit the post!

43: Martial is really starting to make his mark on the game. The Frenchman turns before firing off a shot with his left foot, which Mignolet just manages to get a hand on, pushing the ball onto the post and away from goal.
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40: United come close to grabbing a second! A low cross finds its way to Williams at the backpost, who takes his shot first time, but curls it miles away from goal. 1-1
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34: United level the scoring courtesy of some dreadful defending! Martial takes the ball away from a Brugge defender following a woeful throw in, and makes no mistake with the finish, slotting home from close range. 1-1
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23: The pattern of play has become clear to see. United are having plenty of the ball, but cannot find a way past Brugge, who are sitting very deep. Whenever the home side get the ball, they almost instantly launch a pass forward, making life difficult for the likes of Maguire, Lindelof, and Shaw.
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19: The home side push forward in search of a second goal in quick succession, but United are able to hold on for now.
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15: Only moments later, Brugge takes the lead! Dennis gets in behind the United backline after a simple long ball, and chips the onrushing Romero, who is in no-man's land. That could be a massive moment in the tie.
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14: First decent chance for United, as Andreas drove forward before getting a shot off on the edge of the area. It wasn't hit with much power, so Mignolet was able to make the simple save.
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There was a bit of pre-game banter on social media, with Brugge poking fun at their opponents before the contest started.

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7: Things have calmed down a bit, with the Red Devils now keeping possession in the midfield as Brugge sit back 
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What a start!

1: Brugge almost score in the opening minute! A quick throw in catches United off guard, and Matic is forced to track back and make a clearance only a few yards out from goal.
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And we're off here in Belgium!
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Emmanuel Dennis will be someone to keep an eye on, as the Nigerian scored twice at the Santiago Bernabeu when Brugge tied Real Madrid 2-2 in the Champions League this season.

For United, it'll be interesting to see how Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata perform, as they come into the starting XI due to Bruno Fernandes being rested on the bench.

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Team News

We're less than 30 minutes away from kick-off! Here are the starting lineups for both sides.


Club Brugge: Mignolet, Mata, Kossounou, Mechele, Deli, Rits, Alvarez, Vanaken, Dennis, Tau, Cuyper


Manchester United: Romero, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Dalot, Andreas, Matic, Williams, Mata, Martial, Lingard

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Mignolet looks forward to another match against United

United will come up against ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet on Thursday night. He’s confident.

“We saw Manchester United play against Chelsea. We will try to compete with a great club in Europe and in England, but we showed against PSG and Real Madrid that we can do that.”

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Manchester United: Predicted XI vs Club Brugge

Romero; Dalot, Jones, Maguire, Williams; Matic, Fred, Fernandes; Martial, Ighalo.
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Club Brugge: Predicted XI vs Man United

Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Deli; Diatta, Vanaken, Balanta, Vormer, Ricca; Krmencik.
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Manchester United: team news

Eric Bailly made his long-awaited return from a knee injury as United beat Chelsea on Monday night. Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah remain unavailable. McTominay has begun to train with the rest of the squad, though.

Victor Lindelof missed the Chelsea clash with flu, though he also trained on Wednesday.

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Club Brugge: Team news

There were suspensions for both Clinton Mata and Krepin Diatta in the final Champions League group game. Both are now available. Brugge should be able to pick up from a mainly fit squad.
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Club Brugge have dropped down into the Europa League from the Champions League group stages. Though they didn’t progress, they did cause problems to big sides, including Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Could United be next?
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United are on the search for a second bout of UEFA Europa League glory. They won the competition in 2017 with a 2-0 win against Ajax in the final. That was in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows a trophy is key to how this season is viewed and will be desperate to find some silverware.
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It’s the first knockout round of the UEFA Europa League this evening. We’ve already had some great ties in the Champions League as an Erling Haaland double saw Borussia Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 at home. In Spain, Saul Nigez scored for Atletico Madrid who got a 1-0 win against champions Liverpool.
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Kick-off time

The Club Brugge vs Manchester United match will be played at the Jan Breydelstadion in Bruges, Belgium. The kick-off is scheduled at 17:55 GMT.
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