After the events of the Champions League this week, the Europa League had a job on its hands to live up to the spectacle.
With two dramatic comebacks and stunning displays from Liverpool and Tottenham, the Europa League sides were always going to struggle to match the drama.
Arsenal and Chelsea did their best nonetheless. The Gunners put in a superb display to see off Valencia, and Chelsea left it down to the lottery of penalties to secure their progression.
Both fixtures were interesting, to say the least, so here’s what we learned from the Europa League this week.