We finally got the Europa League’s Quarterfinal squads

After a very busy Thursday in the UEFA Europa League, we finally got the tiers for this Friday’s quarterfinal draw in the second most important competition.

The UEFA Europa League’s Round of 16 was finally decided on Thursday, there were a total of eight different matches that gave us the final eight of the competition and we got a few surprises.

Perhaps the most shocking of them all was Sevilla’s elimination against Slavia, the match that went all the way into extra time that gave us one of the most exciting series of the competition.

Slavia Praha started the match with a goal scored by Ngadeu-Ngadjui early in the first half, only to get a response before half time by French forward Wissam Ben Yedder.

After that Soucek scored a penalty for the locals, only to get another frenetic response from Munir early in the second half.

The match went into a thrilling extra time that saw Vazquez scoring the third goal for Sevilla through Vazquez, but Van Buren and Traore scored the final two goals for Slavia in a very unexpected result that left the Europa League king out of the competition.

Villarreal was pretty fortunate in the return leg against Zenit, as a spectacular screamer from Gerard Moreno and another goal from Carlos Bacca sealed the ticket to the quarterfinals with a 5-2 aggregate.

Valencia also suffered to get through with a last-minute goal from Guedes during the final minutes of the match after an assist from Kevin Gameiro, they defeated Krasnodar with a final 3-2 aggregate.

The clubs from Italy were 50-50 in results, only Internazionale Milano and Napoli played in this round of 16 with only Carlo Ancelotti’s side getting through to the next round after a nerve-wracking 3-1 loss against Red Bull Salzburg.

Milik scored the initial goal early in the second half that appeared to seal the deal for Carletto’s boys with a 4-0 aggregate, but the Italian squad got very distracted during the rest of the match and they allowed three goals that made them get a little nervous.

Internazionale Milano wasn’t that lucky, they really needed to win their match against Eintracht Frankfurt at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium but a lone strike from Luka Jovic was the reason they got eliminated from the competition.

The German side became the only Bundesliga club that made it to European competitions’ Round of 16 thanks to that goal from the FC Barcelona possible new transfer, it was an exciting night for Jovic, to say the least.

In other matches, Benfica managed to defeat Dynamo Zagreb with a 3-0 result thanks to goals from Jonas, Ferreira, and Grimaldo at Estadio Da Luz.

It was arguably one of the most exciting nights in Europa League history, as we had several great goals and dramatic endings to pretty much all of these matches.

Gary Lineker likes Arsenal new boy

After watching Arsenal loanee for a number of years. Pundit Gary Lineker has given a verdict that Gunners will enjoy. Match of the day pundit...

However, the big winners of the evening were the English squads. Both Arsenal and Chelsea played their respective matches.

The Gunners were the ones that needed the biggest struck of good luck as they had already lost the first leg at Rennes, they played at a packed Emirates Stadium and got a stellar performance from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a double.

The Gabon international celebrated with a Wakanda mask from the movie ‘Black Panther’ after scoring one of his goals.

The second goal of the evening came from Maitland-Niles thanks to an assist from the Gabon international, it was a perfect comeback night for Unai Emery’s squad on Thursday.

Chelsea had a better showing at Dinamo Kiev’s stadium with a smashing 5-0 victory and an Olivier Giroud hat-trick that sealed the next round for the Blues.

The other goals for Maurizio Sarri’s squad came from Marcos Alonso and youngster Callum Hodson-Odoi. The final eight squads for the Round of 16 are decided.

We have Valencia and Villarreal from the Spanish La Liga, the surprising Slavia Praha from the Czech Republic, Eintracht Frankfurt as the only German representative, Benfica from Portugal, and the two London clubs that make it six English squads in the quarterfinals for both European competitions.

Which quarterfinal squad is your favorite to win the UEFA Europa League this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here