Europa League: Results of knockout games

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Europa League: Results of knockout games

We know the last 16 of the Europa League. And there will be no French club. Rennes, Monaco and Nantes have all fallen at home. Manchester United, on the other hand, has ensured qualification at Old Trafford, dominating Barça (2-1).

It is finally Manchester United who will play the 8th finals of the Europa League. The Red Devils beat Barcelona at Old Trafford (2-1). Robert Lewandowski had given the advantage to the Catalans from the 18th minute on penalty. But the Manchester United equalized at the beginning of the second half (47th), on a goal by Fred. Anthony scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute. Enough to send his team to the 8th final.

Di Maria torments Nantes, Monaco falls at the Louis II stadium

Juventus was merciless against FC Nantes in the second leg of the play-off for the 8th final of the Europa League. Di Maria was in charge of the French. The Argentine striker scored a hat-trick. Di Maria opened the score in the 5th minute of play. The world champion doubles the stake on penalty. He stunned the Canaries at the end of the game (76th). All alone, he sends Juventus in the 8th final of the Europa League. Nantes can have regrets. The Ligue 1 club had managed to catch the old lady in the first leg, in Turin (1-1).

Monaco also fell at home. The club of the Principality lost to Bayer Leverkusen in a penalty shootout (3 pen 5). The two teams were tied (3-2) after extra time. Monaco had beaten the Germans with the same score in the first leg. F. Wirtz opened the score in the 13th minute of play. Ben Yedder answered him five minutes later (19th). The visitors immediately took the lead thanks to Palacios (21st). A. Adil scored the third goal for the visitors (58th). Embolo scored the goal of hope for Monaco at the end of the game (84th). But Bayer Leverkusen ensured in the penalty shootout and goes to the 8th finals.

There will be no French club in the 8th final of the Europa League. Monaco and Nantes beaten, Rennes has not done better. It is even an extremely bitter defeat for Rennes. Beaten in the first leg (2-1), Rennes dominated Chakhtior Donetsk at home. After a first period without any goal, Karl Toko-Ekambi gave the advantage to his team at the 52nd. A precious goal but not enough to send his club to the 8th final. Rennes is even forced to play extra time. And the Belgian-Moroccan winger Ibrahim Salah scored at the 106th. While Rennes was holding the qualification, the Ukrainians reduce the gap on an own goal of Belocian (119). It took the fateful penalty shootout to decide the winner.

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