Several clubs in the first matches booked their spots in the 1/8 finals of the Europa League.
“Manchester United” and “Roma” thanks to the goalscoring exploits of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edin džeko broke “Saint-Etienne” and “Villarreal”, respectively.
Everything is clear and in the Ukrainian Derby between Eugene Shakhov and Eugene Konoplyanka. “Schalke” on the road defeated the Greeks and made the second leg a formality. Shahs played from whistle to whistle, Linnet came on as a substitute in the 79th minute.
The former coach of Shakhtar Mircea Lucescu together with his Zenit suffered a painful defeat from Anderlecht, with whom the Romanian specialist easily understood in the knockout stages of the Europa League last season.
Judicial scandal ended the match between “Legia” and “Ajax”. Reinforced referees managed not to notice that the goalkeeper of poles after the impact of the Davy Klassen took the ball already behind the front line.
The results of the first matches 1/16 finals:
Anderlecht (Belgium) – Zenit (Russia) 2:0
Goals: Acheampong, 5, 31
PAOK (Greece) – Schalke (Germany) 0:3
Goals: Burgstaller, 27, Mayer, 82, Huntelaar, 90
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel) – Besiktas (Turkey) 1:3
Goals: the bard, 44 William, 42 (goal), Tosun, 60, Hutchinson, 90
Manchester United (England) – Saint-Etienne (France) 3:0
Goals: Ibrahimovic, 15, 75, 88 (penalty)
Legia (Poland) – Ajax (Netherlands) 0:0
Athletic Bilbao (Spain) – APOEL (Cyprus) 3:2
Goals: Merkis, 38 (goal), Aduriz, 61, iñaki, 72 – Ephrem, 36, Annitas, 89
Villarreal (Spain) – Roma (Italy) 0:4
Goals: Emerson, 32, Jacko, 65, 79, 86
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