Europa League: Manchester United, Arsenal qualify for quarter-final; Tottenham crashes out after loss towards Dinamo Zagreb
Pogba struck the one aim on the San Siro 4 minutes after changing Marcus Rashford as a half-time substitute, scooping dwelling after an unpleasant scramble contained in the Milan space.
Paris: Paul Pogba scored the winner on his return from harm as Manchester United beat AC Milan 1-0 on Thursday to affix Arsenal within the Europa League quarter-finals, whereas Dinamo Zagreb knocked out Tottenham Hotspur after further time in Croatia.
The France midfielder struck the one aim on the San Siro 4 minutes after changing Marcus Rashford as a half-time substitute, scooping dwelling after an unpleasant scramble contained in the Milan space.
United goalkeeper Dean Henderson produced a superb reflex save to disclaim Zlatan Ibrahimovic an equaliser towards his outdated membership and safe a 2-1 mixture victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s workforce.
“We have come via a really troublesome tie towards a improbable membership and we have overcome some difficulties,” Solskjaer informed BT Sport.
“We have missed Paul, he is been out for nearly two months. He was simply stepping into his greatest kind. He will give us a giant enhance for the remainder of the season.”
The three-time European champions are one among two English golf equipment in Friday’s draw for the final eight, as Arsenal additionally certified regardless of struggling a 1-0 loss to Olympiakos within the second leg.
Youssef El-Arabi’s deflected second-half strike earned Olympiakos one other victory on the Emirates however Arsenal superior 3-2 on mixture, avenging their exit to the Greeks on away objectives final season.
“Actually glad to be via. We had a troublesome opponent, so glad to be via. Typically we’ve got to be honest with ourselves — we have been nowhere close to the degrees we might be,” mentioned Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs crashed out of the competitors after surrendering a 2-0 lead from the primary leg, with Dinamo ahead Mislav Orsic scoring a superb hat-trick for the Croatian champions.
Dinamo coach Zoran Mamic resigned this week after being sentenced to 4 years and eight months in jail for multi-million euro fraud involving Luka Modric’s transfer to Tottenham and different transfers.
Nonetheless, Orsic curled in a marvellous shot from the nook of the world to offer Dinamo the lead on 62 minutes after which capped off a wonderful transfer with a thumping end to ship the match to further time.
Orsic accomplished his treble in type as he ran previous three gamers and hammered a low drive past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from the sting of the field on 106 minutes.
Harry Kane practically snatched a late aim that may have put Spurs via on away objectives however his effort was clawed out by Dinamo goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic because the hosts gained 3-2 on mixture.
‘Fundamentals of life’
“My workforce did not convey to the sport the fundamentals of soccer or life – to respect our jobs and provides the whole lot. I can solely apologise to the Tottenham supporters,” mentioned Mourinho.
“If I neglect the final 10 minutes of additional time, the place we did one thing to get a distinct outcome, the 90 minutes and first half of additional time was one workforce leaving the whole lot on the pitch.
“My workforce did not appear like it was enjoying an essential match. One other perspective is required. To say I really feel unhappy isn’t sufficient. What I really feel is way more than unhappiness.”
Steven Gerrard’s Rangers completed with 9 males in a 2-0 dwelling loss to Slavia Prague, because the Czech facet gained 3-1 on mixture.
Peter Olayinka gave Slavia an early lead at Ibrox and Rangers’ hopes of a comeback suffered a double blow with Kemar Roofe after which Leon Balogun despatched off for the Scottish champions within the second half.
Nicolae Stanciu’s free-kick instantly after Balogun’s dismissal ensured victory for Slavia.
Ajax made positive of their passage into the subsequent spherical as a David Neres aim and Dusan Tadic penalty rounded off a 5-0 mixture win over Younger Boys.
Gerard Moreno’s double in Spain gave Villarreal a second 2-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev in as many weeks, whereas Granada prolonged their debut run in Europe, going via 3-2 general regardless of a 2-1 loss to Norway’s Molde in Budapest.
Roma additionally progressed as a 2-1 victory courtesy of two objectives from Actual Madrid loanee Borja Mayoral towards Shakhtar Donetsk in Kiev wrapped up a 5-1 win on mixture.
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