Arsenal has a serious option taken on a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. the Gunners won the first leg in the quarter-finals against Napoli with 2-0. Chelsea could only narrowly win of Slavia Prague (0-1), while Benfica could count on top talent Joao Felix in the 4-2 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt. Valencia did an excellent case against Villarreal: 1-3.
2 – 0
Dries Mertens was allowed in the base start at Napoli, the Europa League had a goal. For Arsenal is that, however, and the Gunners took advantage of the Italians at the start of the throat. The purpose of Alex Meret was almost a shooting stall and after 25 minutes had Arsenal twice already scored. Aaron Ramsey worked a smooth attack over several stations, Kalidou Koulibaly did a shot of Lucas Torreira unhappy in his own goal go away: 2-0.
Napoli came there a few times dangerous. Lorenzo Badge could be free to build the sixteen, but it stops inept. Also Piotr Zielinski could be a golden uitdoelpunt, but slipped the ball awkwardly. Arsenal had the score continue to develop, but, among others, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and again Ramsey left after a third English goal to score. Mertens was after 65 minutes, and an invisible contest to replace Napoli.
0 – 1
No Eden Hazard in the basis at Chelsea at the Eden Arena, home of Slavia Prague, the stuntploeg of this season in the Europa League. The Blues could not score in the Czech capital, where Slavia had the better chances. So played Peter Olayinka (ex-Zulte Waregem) has a strong match. But Marcos Alonso broke in the 86th minute ban for Chelsea: 0-1. Hazard was after an hour slumped in the visitors, so it is still a good position to bite for the second leg.
4 – 2
Whom the spectacle had tonight in Portugal. Benfica got the revelation to Eintracht Frankfurt over the floor and that resulted in six goals. Supertalent Joao Felix opened after 21 minutes the score from the spot after red for Evan Ndicka. The Germans, however, were not out of their astonished and were still for peace right through achiever Luka Jovic. The barely 19-year-old Felix scored a few minutes later, however, his second. By Ruben Dias, another top talent, and again Felix was 4-1 for Benfica, but Gonçalo Paciência gave Frankfurt hope by the 4-2 score.
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1 – 3
Valencia came on a visit to La Liga-competitor Villarreal soon on a 0-1-ahead by Gonçalo Guedes. Daniel Parejo missed a penalty kick for the visitors and a few minutes to rest, put Santi Cazorla the signs right. The game seemed heading for a draw, to Daniel Wass and another Gonçalo Guedes Valencia a 1-3 victory gave.