Europa League Quarter-Final round-up – 20th April 2017

Manchester United 2-1 Anderlecht [aet] (3-2 agg.)

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Manchester United had to go to extra time to see off Belgian club Anderlecht in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring after 10 minutes but the strike was cancelled out by Sofiane Hanni’s effort 22 minutes later.

With the game in the balance, neither side could find the breakthrough despite a strong appeal for a Manchester United penalty in the last action of normal time.

Both Marcus Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had to go off injured in the 90 minutes.

Extra time saw end to end action from the off but it was a Marcus Rashford goal that decided the tie and sends United through to the semi-finals of the Europa League.

 

 

Genk 1-1 Celta Vigo (3-4 agg.)

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Spanish side Celta Vigo drew 1-1 with Genk, also of Belgium, to make it into the last eight.

A tetchy game was deadlocked throughout the first half and it took until 18 minutes into the second half before it was broken when Pione Sisto fired home.

Genk managed to pull back level on the night via a Leandro Trossard strike but couldn’t muster enough guile to pull the tie level on aggregate and so bowed out of the competition.

 

 

Schalke 3-1 Ajax (3-4 agg.)

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Despite a spirited effort, two Ajax away goals in extra time meant Schalke were eliminated from the competition.

Leon Goretzka and Guido Burgstaller both scored to level the tie overall which sent the game into extra time.

Daniel Caligiuri put the German side ahead in the additional 30 minutes but Nick Viergever replied with a goal of his own for Ajax meaning they had the advantage of an away goal.

Schalke searched for another goal but the final nail in their coffin was hammered in by  that assured Ajax’s place in the semi final.

 

 

Besiktas 2-1 Lyon (3-3 agg., Lyon win 6-7 on penalties)

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Lyon are through to the quarter finals of the Europa League after defeating Besiktas 6-7 on penalties.

A double from Souza Conceicao saw the hosts the tie on aggregate after Alexandre Lacazette put one in for the visitors in between his two strikes.

With nothing doing in extra time, the game went to penalties with Maxime Gonalons scoring the winning penalty.

Click here to see who plays who in the semi-finals

 

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