The Europa League has reached the knockout stage and the round of 32 features some intriguing UEL fixtures.
We’ll update this story with reports, results and the latest Europa League highlights as the first-leg games are played.
Two of the three Premier League teams got off to winning starts on the road, with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur both recording comfortable victories.
United triumphed 4-0 against Real Sociedad – Bruno Fernandes (2), Marcus Rashford and Daniel James got the goals.
Heung-Min Son, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius were on target in Spurs’ 4-1 win over Wolfsberger.
Leicester City will also be confident of reaching the last 16 following their 0-0 draw at Slavia Prague.
Bukayo Saka’s 57th-minute goal secured a 1-1 draw for Arsenal against Benfica.
Rangers produced an excellent away performance against Royal Antwerp, recovering from 3-2 down to seal a 4-3 victory.
Roma, Olympiacos, Dinamo Zagreb, Young Boys, Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk, Granada and Villarreal all recorded victories in their first-leg matches.
AC Milan drew 2-2 at Red Star Belgrade, Dynamo Kiev were held to a 1-1 scoreline by Club Bruges and Molde drew 3-3 with Hoffenheim.
Europa League Round of 32 First-Leg Results
Thursday, February 18
Dynamo Kiev 1-1 Club Bruges
Olympiacos 4-2 PSV Eindhoven
Young Boys 4-3 Bayer Leverkusen
Krasnodar 2-3 Dinamo Zagreb
Braga 0-2 Roma
Slavia Prague 0-0 Leicester City
Red Star Belgrade 2-2 AC Milan
Real Sociedad 0-4 Manchester United
Wolfsberger 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur
Lille 1-2 Ajax
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-2 Shakhtar Donetsk
Granada 2-0 Napoli
Molde 3-3 Hoffenheim
Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Villarreal
Royal Antwerp 3-4 Rangers
Benfica 1-1 Arsenal
The return fixtures are scheduled to be played on February 25.
Europa League Highlights
Arsenal are back on level terms, away goal secured, and it’s Bukayo Saka once again!
Lovely pass from Odegaard in the build-up 👌
A nervy wait for VAR but the goal is good ✅ pic.twitter.com/CrCtmCXESH
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 18, 2021
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