Manchester United went through against PSG thanks to this Marcus Rashford penalty.

The UEFA Champions League has seen a lot of strange endings over the years, but Manchester United’s road victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16 Wednesday made some new history. The final score of that 3-1 win came on a controversial penalty from Marcus Rashford in the fourth minute of stoppage time, and that meant that the series finished 3-3 on aggregate, with Manchester United advancing on away goals (PSG won the first match at Old Trafford 2-0). And that was a result never seen before in the knockout stages of the tournament:

Here’s a look at the VAR-assisted handball call on Presnel Kimpembe that led to the penalty, and at how Rashford eventually buried that. It was the first penalty the 21-year-old striker had ever taken for Manchester United:

There’s certainly going to be plenty of debate about that call in the days and weeks ahead, but it led to a remarkable outcome. And one the Champions League hadn’t seen before. But hey, interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær knows a thing or two about wild Champions League escapes

[The Guardian]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.