AS Roma, Manchester United, Juventus, Sevilla, Feyenoord, Bayer Leverkusen and U. St. Ziluaz secured, this Thursday, the qualification to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, with the logic of the first match prevailing.
On the day he distinguished himself by entering the “Hall of FameItaly’s Jose Mourinho guided AS Roma into the competition’s last-eight group, having been held unscathed (0-0) at San Sebastian, where he resisted Real Sociedad’s inconsistency, defending Rome’s goal advantage with all his might.
Rui Patricio had an intense night, but inefficiency doomed the Basques, who never came close to discussing the passage to the “quarters”.
With the draw in the pocket, Manchester United could be limited to managing the advantage (4-1) achieved against Betis at Old Trafford. But in Seville, at Benito Villamarin, the English confirmed their presence in the quarter-finals with a new triumph (0-1), sealed by Marcus Rashford (55′).
Portugal’s line-up of Rui Silva and William Carvalho (both starters) created enough chances for them to negotiate a draw, punished by the ineffectiveness that allowed Portugal’s other duo (Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot) to push forward.
Jorge Jesus was sent off
Away from the European competitions was Fenerbahce coach Jorge Jesus, despite the victory (1-0) over the Spanish Sevilla, who held the advantage (2-0) in the first leg. Ener Valencia scored from the penalty spot (41′), but the Turks failed to equalize.
With no chance of extending the balance of the first match, the Ukrainians of Shakhtar Donetsk were crushed (7-1) in Rotterdam, by the overwhelming Feyenoord. Orkun Kokcu and Oussama Idrissi scored twice after Giménez (9′) gave the Dutch the lead. Alireza (64′) and Danilo (66′) completed the win which was moderated by Kelsey (87′).
Juventus beat Freiburg (0-2), with goals from Vlahovic (45′ gp) and Chiesa (90+5′), confirming the result of the match in Torino (1-0), in the first match.
The round of 16 concluded with the night, where Mourinho’s Roma dominated the limelight. At the Puskás Arena, under Portuguese referee Artur Soares Dias, Leverkusen took to the stage of the final to, in just three minutes, Confirm the trend of the first match (2-0). Diaby made an unstoppable sprint towards the Ferencvár goal, nullifying any attempt by the Hungarians to recover. Adli (81′) closed the discussion.
In Belgium, after the 3-3 draw in Berlin, Union Saint-Jiloise went ahead with a goal by Teuma (18′). The hierarchy of the group stage, in which Sp. Thyma fell to Braga, prevailed, with the Belgians prevailing thanks to two more goals (3-0), signed by Amani (63′) and Lapoussin (90+4′). .