Feb 21, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 39,725
Sevilla
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N'Zonzi (21')
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Sanchez (41')

Vincenzo Montella unsure how to stop Alexis Sanchez

Montella unsure how to stop Sanchez
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Sevilla manager Vincenzo Montella jokes that his side may have to resort to tying Alexis Sanchez up with rope in order to stop the Manchester United attacker.

Sevilla manager Vincenzo Montella has joked that his side may have to resort to tying Alexis Sanchez up with rope in their attempts to stop the Manchester United winger in their Champions League tie.

Sevilla welcome United to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for the first leg of their last-16 showdown on Wednesday night, with Sanchez due to make his first Champions League appearance of the season.

Montella revealed that he has been aware of Sanchez's quality since he moved to Europe with Udinese, and warned his players that they face a difficult task in trying to stifle the Chilean.

"He's a fantastic player, I saw him play in Italy. He has improved so much as his career has progressed, he's very fast, he leads counter-attacks, he's very strong," Montella told reporters at his pre-match press conference.

"How do we stop him? I don't know, we'll have to block him in some way, maybe tie him up with a rope."

Sanchez has scored one goal and registered one assist in his five appearances for United so far.

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