BERLIN (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored late to steer Arsenal into the final 16 of the Europa League with a 3-2 win over Benfica on Thursday, whereas Napoli and each German groups have been knocked out.
Arsenal had to come from behind to advance 4-3 on mixture, whereas Napoli is out regardless of beating Granada 2-1 within the second leg. Granada superior 3-2 on mixture.
Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim went out with 2-0 losses at dwelling to Swiss aspect Younger Boys and Norwegian crew Molde, respectively.
Manchester United drew 0-0 with Actual Sociedad for a 4-0 mixture win, and Milan progressed on away objectives, 3-3 on mixture, after drawing 1-1 at dwelling with Crimson Star Belgrade.
Objectives from Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima within the second half gave Slavia Prague a 2-0 win at Leicester to progress after their goalless first leg.
Roma had little issue getting previous Sporting Braga with a 3-1 win at dwelling for 5-1 over two legs.
AUBAMEYANG’S LATE DECIDER
Aubameyang scored twice for Arsenal, together with the decisive 87th-minute winner simply because the Gunners have been poised to exit on the away objectives rule regardless of taking part in each video games overseas due to coronavirus-related journey restrictions.
The groups performed the second leg in Athens whereas the primary leg ended 1-1 in Rome after Benfica’s dwelling sport was relocated from Portugal.
Aubameyang opened the scoring within the twenty first, ending clinically after Bukayo Saka performed him by way of.
Diogo Gonçalves equalized with a wonderfully positioned free kick inside the highest left nook within the forty third.
A mistake from Dani Ceballos gifted Benfica its second objective after an Arsenal nook within the 61st. Benfica goalkeeper Helton Leite produced an extended kick out that Ceballos tried heading again to his personal goalkeeper, however solely inadvertently laid it off for Rafa Silva, who rounded Bernd Leno earlier than ending into the empty web.
It was simply the Portuguese crew’s second effort on course on the evening.
However left again Kieran Tierney replied with a strike contained in the far submit within the 67th after exhibiting good composure to elude a Benfica defender, and Aubameyang accomplished the turnaround with a close-range header to the 19-year-old Saka’s cross.
Actual Sociedad captain Mikel Oyarzabal missed a superb probability to begin an unlikely comeback when he despatched a penalty excessive and broad within the thirteenth minute, and United did sufficient thereafter to hold the guests from stepping into the sport.
Bruno Fernandes struck the crossbar and goalkeeper Alex Remiro made good saves to deny Anthony Martial and Daniel James within the first half.
United defender Axel Tuanzebe thought he scored his first senior objective halfway by way of the second half, however it was disallowed as teammate Victor Lindelöf had crashed along with his knee into Jon Bautista’s head whereas leaping for the ball. The Swedish defender was booked after a VAR assessment.
TRIBUTE FOR TA BI
Milan ahead Franck Kessié paid tribute to Atalanta youth participant Willy Ta Bi after scoring his penalty early in opposition to Crimson Star Belgrade. The 21-year-old Ta Bi died of cancer on Tuesday. Kessié held up a shirt with the textual content “To God, champion.”
Mirko Ivanic performed a superb move for ahead Ben to equalize within the twenty fourth, two minutes after he hit the crossbar with a free kick.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli reacted on the break by bringing on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and fellow ahead Ante Rebic for the second half.
Belgrade defender Marko Gobeljic, who had conceded the penalty early on, was despatched off along with his second yellow card within the seventieth as his crew was chasing the objective it wanted to get by way of.
EINDHOVEN OUT, AJAX THROUGH
Egyptian ahead Kouka scored late for Olympiakos to knock PSV Eindhoven out regardless of a 2-1 defeat. The Greek crew received 5-4 on mixture.
Ajax progressed with a 2-1 win over Lille (4-2 on mixture), Rangers cruised by way of with a 5-2 win over Belgian crew Antwerp (9-5), Shakhtar Donetsk beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 (3-0), Villarreal defeated Salzburg 2-1 (4-1), Dinamo Zagreb beat Krasnodar 1-0 (4-2), and Dynamo Kyiv received 1-0 at Membership Brugge to progress 2-1 on mixture.