Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (1-3 on aggregate) Liverpoo l beat Manchester United to prog...
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (1-3 on aggregate)
Liverpool beat Manchester United to progress to the Europa League quarter-finals after Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning goal to silence Old Trafford.
United dominated in the early stages of the game and won a penalty when Nathaniel Clyne brought down Anthony Martial, and the Frenchman converted past Simon Mignolet to put his side into the lead.
|Manchester United players dejected after the final whistle|
Liverpool had a number of chances on the counter-attack but David De Gea denied Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and Daniel Sturridge saw his free-kick crash off the cross bar.
With only a matter of minutes left until the half time break, Coutinho burst forward, brushed past Guillermo Varela and chipped the ball over De Gea to level the game at 1-1, meaning Louis Van Gaal’s side needed three second half goals in order to progress to the quarter-finals.
|Klopp celebrates with Liverpool goalscorer after the final whistle|
United failed to reply in the second half and the game finished 1-1, meaning Jurgen Klopp’s side progress to the next round as United crash out.
Tottenham 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (1-5 on aggregate)
Spurs are out of the Europa League after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two goals to guide Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane to seal a 5-1 aggregate win.
|Aubameyang opened the scoring with a swerving shot past Hugo Lloris|
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino perhaps had one eye on the Premier League tie with Bournemouth at the weekend with striker Harry Kane starting on the bench.
It was Aubameyang who opened the scoring for the away side with a swerving effort into the far corner of Hugo Lloris’ net, meaning Spurs needed five goals in order to progress.
|The Gabonese forward celebrates his opening goal|
Aubameyang then added a second after a swift counter-attack for the German side, sealing the tie beyond all doubt. Son pulled one back for the North Londoners but the tie was already over.
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool (Coutinho's goal)
Fabulous Messi-esque goal from Philippe Coutinho vs. Manchester United pic.twitter.com/27kSJMYUUG— The Locker Room (@TheLockerRoomHD) March 17, 2016
Tottenham 1-2 Dortmund (Aubameyang's goal)
Other GamesPierre-Emerick Aubameyang's long range goal vs. Tottenham earlier today. pic.twitter.com/uqULQoXe1O— The Locker Room (@TheLockerRoomHD) March 18, 2016
Sevilla, chasing a record third straight title, were out of sight by halftime in their second leg clash against Basel as two Kevin Gameiro strikes in the space of two minutes and a goal for Adil Rami completed a 3-0 victory after the first leg ended 0-0.
Fenerbahce ended with eight men as they gave up a 1-0 first-leg advantage in a 4-1 defeat to Braga, who ended the Turkish side's involvement with goals from Ahmed Hassan, a Josue penalty and further efforts from Nikola Stojiljkovic and Rafa Silva.
Mehmet Topal, Alper Potuk and Volkan Sen, who received two yellow cards in stoppage time, were all dismissed for Fenerbahce.
Aritz Aduriz scored late in the second half to send Athletic Bilbao into the quarter-finals on away goals, despite a 2-1 defeat to Spanish rivals Valencia.
Valencia boss Gary Neville has had little to celebrate since joining the club in December but looked on course for some rare joy when his side scored twice in the first half through Santi Mina and Brazilian defender Aderlan Santos.
Elation turned to disappointment, however, when Aduriz poked home his eighth Europa League goal this season after 76 minutes following a brilliant flick from Raul Garcia, giving Bilbao a crucial away goal to add to their 1-0 win in the first leg.
There was no late drama in Italy where Lazio were taken apart by Sparta Prague, who scored three times in the first half to complete a 3-0 away win and 4-1 aggregate victory.
Villarreal went through 2-0 on aggregate after a goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen while Shakhtar Donetsk's Croatian striker Eduardo scored in stoppage time for a 1-0 win over at Anderlecht to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory.