Newcomer Wolves advances in Europa League; United loses

Newcomer Wolverhampton Wanderers and Braga both progressed to the knockout stages of the Europa League with a game in hand on Thursday after the two sides drew 3-3.

Wolfsburg, Gent and Alkmaar also all secured a spot in the next round, while Borussia Mönchengladbach and Roma closed in on advancement after away wins.

Manchester United had already qualified and could afford to field a youthful team against Astana, which came from behind to win 2-1 after benefiting from an own goal in the second half.

Here’s a look at Thursday’s games:

YOUTHFUL UNITED

United defender Di’Shon Bernard, one of three teenagers who made their senior debut for the English team, deflected a shot by Antonio Rukavina into his own
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