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United take the lead through cruel own goal

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 1,648

Pin There was nothing Svilar could do about Matic's long range effort. Twitter/BTSport
There was nothing Svilar could do about Matic's long range effort. Twitter/BTSport

United take the lead through cruel own goal

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 1,648

Manchester United took the lead against Benfica right before the half-time whistle on Tuesday and it came in a cruel manner as young goalkeeper Mile Svilar put the ball in his own net.

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic strode forward and took aim from range and his low effort crashed back off the post, only to bounce in off the back of the helpless 18-year-old goalkeeper.

It was a cruel twist of fate for the youngster, who had earlier denied Anthony Martial from the penalty spot with a fine save down to his right.

Check out the goal for yourself below:

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