Friday, 21 April 2017

UEL Recap : Rashford To The Rescue As Ajax Fights Back

UEL Recap : Rashford To The Rescue

Rashford was once again a hero for Manchester United he stepped up after the club lost Rojo and zlatan Ibrahimovic to injury, helping the club edge past Anderlecht.

The 19 year old's goal in the extra time secured a 2-1 win for Manchester United and sends them into the Europa League semi-finals 3-2 on aggregate.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan who scored in the first leg scored again in the 10th minute his fifth goal of the competition, striking the ball into the bottom corner from 15 yards.

Anderlecht captain Sofiane Hanni equalized before half time reacting quickest to a rebound after Youri Tieleman's 20 yards shot crashed off the cross bar.

United could have won the game in normal time but Lingard, Ibrahimovic, Pogba and Rashford wasted chances as the game moved into extra time.

Rashford got the winning goal inside 107 minutes, receiving a knockdown from Fellaini creating space for himself before unleasing a left footed strike beyond the goalkeeper.

Ajax were on the brink of elimination as Schalke overturned a 2-0 first leg loss, scoring thrice before two late goals in the extra time from Viergever and Younes secured a semi-finals spot for the club.

Schalke fought back with goals from Lyon Goretzga and Buigo Burgstaller to level the aggregate 2-2 and force extra time.

Goretzga got the opener in the second half he received a pass from Burgstaller on the right side of the pitch before unleasing a low strike underneath the outstretched arms of the goalkeeper.

Arsenal target Sead Kolasinac got the assist for the second goal, Burgstaller was able to wrap his foot around the defender's low cross directing the ball into the bottom corner.

Ajax were reduced to 10 men in the 80th as Veltman was show a second yellow for a block on Nabil Bentaleb.

Ajax held on as Onana made a double save first denying Howedes before stopping the rebound as Huntelaar look to pounce sending the game into extra time.

in the 101st minute Sead Kolasinac once again provided the assist for Caligiuri to head into the net and put Schalke 3-0 up.

Someone 10-men Ajax rallied as Nick Viergever deflected Nastasic attempted clearance into the net in the 111st minute before Amin Younes struck in the 120 minute to settle the tie.

Celta Vigo advanced to the semi-finals of the Europa league by securing a 1-1 draw away from home against Genk with a 4-3 aggregate score.

Sisto got the opener for Celta Vigo in the 63rd minute unleasing a powerful striker beyond the Genk goalkeeper after robbing Timothy Castagne of the ball.

Genk equalized fee minutes after Trossard curling a strike into the far corner. The Belgian side could not get the winner as Celta vigo advanced on 4-3 on aggregate.

Lyon advanced to the semi-finals by winning 7-6 on penalty shoot out after both teams were tied on 2-2 on aggregate.

Lyon won the first leg at home 2-1 only for Benfica to do the same forcing the game into extra time and eventually penalty shootout.

Benfica went ahead in the 27th minute
Talisca firing low through a crowd of players into the bottom left corner from inside the box.

Seven minutes after Lacazette equalized for Lyon receiving a lofted pass from Gonzalons before an exquisite lobbed finish inside the net.

Anderson Talisca got his second with a powerful header in the 58th minute to make it 2-1 and send the tie into extra time.

Both sides could not get a goal in extra time so the game went into penalty shootout.

After 12 penalty kicks scored Lyon goalkeeper Lopes saved Tosic's kick only for Christopher Jallet to miss after. Lopes saved again before Gonzalons scored the winning spot kick to send Lyon into the semi-finals.


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