Swiss champions Young Boys would no longer play in Europe this season after they finished last in Group F of this season’s Champions League with the 1-1 draw at the home of Premier League giants Manchester United.

Young Boys needed to beat the Red Devils at the Theatre of Dreams to have any chance of continuing their European football campaign this season. An away win for the Swiss champions would have kept them in the hunt for third place in their group and a place in the Europa League.

Teams who finish in third place in their respective Champions League groups drop down to continue their European football journey in the Europa League.

Young Boys came into the Manchester United clash with the opportunity to usurp Italian Serie A outfit Atalanta into third place on the Group F log with an away victory, but they were unable to achieve that target despite facing a depleted Manchester United team under interim manager Ralf Rangnick. In the end, Young Boys secured a 1-1 draw to crash out of Europe this season.

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick made eleven changes to his starting XI for the Young Boys in comparison to the starting team from his first game in charge, a Premier League clash with South London team Crystal Palace. Despite the wholesale changes, the Red Devils took the lead in the ninth minute strike from Mason Greenwood. He took his tally to five goals with the first goal of the game.

Young Boys cancelled out the opening goal from England attacker Greenwood three minutes from the end of the first half through Swiss player Fabian Riedle. Swiss champions Young Boys dominated the second half in large spells, but could not score the second goal as the two teams settle for a 1-1 draw.

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