Paris, 25 February 2021 (AFP) – Ajax, who defeated Lille again, as well as Arsenal, Glasgow Rangers and Grenada, who eliminated Napoli, joined qualifying for 16 of the Europa League round on Thursday, Who qualified on wednesday
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs confirmed their favor by beating Austrian Wolfsburg (4-0).
This Thursday, Ajax cautiously avoided a turn by the ‘Dogs’, opening the scoring with his head (15) in a free kick taken by Kalsen.
In Europa League runners-up 2017, Ajax neutralized Lille, who promised to fight, but the French are more concerned with his position as leader of Ligue 1 at the moment. Suspense lasted only ten minutes between a goal from Yazici’s penalty (78) and a goal won by Brazil’s David Neres (88).
– Arsenal advance in choke – Another runner-up of Europa League (in 2019), Arsenal qualified in a dramatic game with two turns to beat Benfica 3–2 in Athens, Greece. Both teams drew 1–1 in the first leg.
Arsenal had a tough time and reached a 2–2 draw in the final minutes of Thursday’s game which left them out of the competition.
The Portuguese were deeply disappointed until Aubameyang appeared to finish a cross from Bakao Saka on the second post.
The Gunners won the duel between two traditional teams who are going through a bad time: the Londoners are only eleventh in the Premier League and fourth in the Portuguese League.
The match was played in Greece due to entry restrictions for passengers arriving from Portugal due to the Kovid-19 epidemic in Portugal, which forced the withdrawal of the match.
– Napoli eliminated – Hoffenheim of Germany was surprised when he lost 2–0 at home to Molde and finished after a 3-3 draw en route to Norway.
In other clashes, the Spaniards Villarreal and Grenada began work with a 2–0 win last week and finished RB Salzburg and Napoli respectively.
Villarreal beat the Austrians 2–1 at home, while Grenada went ahead despite a 2–1 defeat by the Italians at Diego Maradona Stadium.
Granada’s tough players resisted the pressure and claimed victory in the first leg (2-0).
The duel between the Glasgow Rangers and Belgian Antwerp saw rain of goals as it took place in the first clash: 5 to 2 for the Scots, an impressive total score of 9-5 after 4 to 3 of the first leg. .
Also on Thursday, Shekhar Donetsk qualified for the Israeli Maccabi Tel-Aviv by beating them 1-0. The Ukrainian team won the first leg 2–0.
— Results of the Europa League round of 32:
(+) Tottenham (ING) – Wolfsburg (Auto) 4 – 1 4 – 0
(+) Arsenal (ING) – Benfica (POR) 1 – 1 3 – 2
(+) Glasgow Rangers (SCO) – Royal Antwerp (BEL) 4 – 3 5 – 2
(+) Villarreal (ESP) – Salzburg (Auto) 2 – 0 2 – 1
Hoffenheim (ALE) – (+) Molde (NOR) 3 – 3 0 – 2
Naples (ITA) – (+) Grenada (ESP) 0 – 2 2 – 1
(+) Shakhtar Donutsak (UCR) – Macabi Tel Aviv (ISR) 2 – 1 – 0
(+) Ajax (HOL) – Lille (FRA) 2 – 1 2 – 1
(+): Classified for 16 rounds
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