Top 5 – Europa League quarter final performers this week

Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final : First Leg
LISBON, PORTUGAL - APRIL 11: A plastic bottle during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on April 11, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The Europa League returned this week as eight teams contested their quarterfinal contests on Thursday evening.

While not as big as the Champions League, the Europa League has provided plenty of entertainment this season.

Roy Hodgson hails Crystal Palace’s 3-2 win at Arsenal

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson described himself as "delighted" after watching his side grab an unexpected 3-2 win at Arsenal and confirm their Premier League status.

That continued on Thursday evening as Arsenal beat Napoli and Chelsea were victorious over Slavia Prague. Valencia were also winners over Villarreal while Benfica beat Eintracht Frankfurt.

As usual, there were plenty of impressive performances across the games, so we’ve picked out of top five performers of the week.