🏆 UEL: Man Utd, Milan and Roma through, Leicester Czech out
🏆 UEL: Man Utd, Milan and Roma through, Leicester Czech out
The Europa League round of 32 concluded with 15 second leg ties on Thursday.
Here’s what went down …
Roma make light work of Braga
Scorers: Džeko 24′, Pérez 74′, Mayoral 90+1′; Cristante OG 88′
Roma won 5-1 on aggregate.
Edin Džeko extended the hosts’ aggregate lead early in the second leg.
Lorenzo Pellegrini missed a penalty for Roma in the second half, but Carles Pérez did score moments later.
Roma’s clean sheet was ruined by a late Bryan Cristante own goal, before Borja Mayoral got in on the act to make it 3-1 on the night.
Late drama sees Olympiacos through
Scorers: Zahavi 23′, 44′; Ahmed Hassan 88′
Olympiacos won the first leg 4-2.
But two goals from PSV’s Eran Zahavi in the first half drew the tie level.
It looked like PSV were heading through on away goals, until Ahmed Hassan popped up to score for Oympiacos in the dying minutes and send them through 5-4 on aggregate.
Away goals enough for off colour Rossoneri
Scorers: Kessié 9′; Ben Nabouhane 24′
Milan are through on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result.
Franck Kessié gave Milan a second leg lead from the penalty spot, but El Fardou Ben Nabouhane soon equalised for the visitors.
Red Star were reduced to 10 men in the second half when Marko Gobeljić was shown a second yellow card.
First leg damage too much for La Real
Manchester United led 4-0 from the first leg.
Real Sociedad had a chance to pull one back from the penalty spot early at Old Trafford, but Mikel Oyarzabal struck it high and wide.
Axel Tuanzebe then scored from a corner to increase United’s lead, but the goal was disallowed by VAR for a Victor Lindelöf foul.
Dinamo Zagreb go through with minimal fuss
Scorers: Oršić 31′
Dinamo Zagreb won the first leg 3-2.
A Mislav Oršić goal sealed it for the hosts in the second leg.
Later winner sends Dynamo Kyiv through
Scorers: Buyalskiy 83′
The first leg finished 1-1.
A late winner from Vitaliy Buyalskiy in the second leg sent Kyiv through.
Young Boys finish the job in Leverkusen
Scorers: Siebatcheu 48′, Fassnacht 87′
Young Boys were 4-3 up from the first leg.
And the Swiss side made it 5-3 on aggregate when Jordan Siebatcheu took advantage of a goalkeeping error to score early in the second half.
Christian Fassnacht then put the tie beyond doubt with a tidy finish late on.
Misfiring Leicester stunned by Slavia
Scorers: Provod 49′, Sima 79′
The first leg finished 0-0.
The deadlock was finally broken four minutes into the second half, when Lukáš Provod fired past Kasper Schmeichel to give the visitors the lead.
And the Czech visitors then went 2-0 up when Abdallah Sima found the bottom corner with a great strike from the edge of the box.
Ajax get the job done with late clincher
Scorers: Klaasen 15′, Neres 88′; Yusuf Yazıcı 78′
Ajax were 2-1 up from the first leg. Davy Klaasen made it 3-1 on aggregate after 15 minutes.
Lille’s Yusuf Yazıcı then made it 3-2 from the penalty spot late in the second half.
But David Neres clinched it for Ajax with a goal late on to make it 4-2.
Molde’s perfect away display sees them through
Scorers: Ulland Andersen 20′, 90+5′
The first leg finished 3-3 in Norway, but Molde took the lead in the second leg courtesy of a 20th minute goal from Eirik Ulland Andersen.
And Ulland Andersen wrapped things up with his second of the game deep into stoppage time.
Shakhtar ease through with second half penalty
Scorers: Júnior Moraes 67′
Shakhtar led 2-0 from the first leg. Júnior Moraes made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the second half of the second leg.
Rangers on cloud nine after seven-goal thriller
Scorers: Morelos 9′, Patterson 46′, Kent 55′, Barišić 79′, Itten 90+2; Refaelov 32′, Lamkel Ze 55′
Rangers won the first leg 4-3.
Alfredo Morelos made it 1-0 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate after nine minute, but a nice finish from Antwerp’s Lior Refaelov made it 5-4 on aggregate later in the first half.
Rangers went back in front to make it 6-4 on aggregate when Nathan Patterson scored early in the second half.
Ryan Kent then made it 7-4 for the hosts, before Didier Lamkel Ze pulled another one back for Antwerp.
Rangers’ Borna Barišić then made it 8-5 on aggregate with a penalty, before Cedric Itten put the icing on the cake with a penalty of his own in injury time.
9-5 was the final aggregate score.
Napoli crash out despite second leg win
Scorers: Zieliński 3′, Fábian Ruiz 59′; Montoro 25′
Granada won the first leg 2-0, but Napoli made a perfect start to the second leg when Piotr Zieliński burst down the middle and fired in a low shot after three minutes.
However, a header from Ángel Montoro bagged the LaLiga side a precious away goal and re-established their two-goal advantage after 25 minutes.
Napoli’s Fábian Ruiz then made it 2-1 on the night and 2-3 on aggregate with a goal just before the hour mark.
Moreno brace does the job for Villarreal
Scorers: Berisha 17′; Moreno 40′, 89′
Villarreal won the first leg 2-0, but an error from goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli allowed Salzburg’s Mergim Berisha to pull a goal back early in the second leg.
However, a well taken goal from Gerard Moreno made it 3-1 to Villarreal on aggregate five minutes before half-time.
And Moreno then put the tie beyond doubt from the penalty spot late on.
Aubameyang late show sends Arsenal through
Scorers: Aubameyang 21′, Tierney 67′, Aubameyang 87′; Gonçalves 43′, Rafa Silva 61′
The first leg finished 1-1 in Rome, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blew the tie wide open with a super finish to put Arsenal 2-1 up early in the second leg.
Benfica levelled just before half-time courtesy of a stunning free-kick from Diogo Gonçalves.
And the Portuguese side then capitalised on a Dani Ceballos error to go 2-1 (3-2) up via Rafa Silva just after the hour mark.
Kieran Tierney soon got Arsenal back on level terms, however, making it 3-3 on aggregate.
And just when it looked like the Gunners would be heading out on away goals, Aubemeyang bagged his second of the game to make it 3-2 on aggregate.
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