Sevilla beat Roma 2-Zero within the round of 16 on Thursday to remain within the hunt for a record sixth Europa League title, as Wolverhampton, Bayer Leverkusen and Basel additionally certified for the quarterfinals.
Full-back Sergio Reguilon gave Sevilla the lead with a surging run via the Roma protection and a shot previous keeper Pau Lopez within the 22nd minute. Youssef En-Nesyri added the second simply earlier than halftime, tapping in a low cross from Lucas Ocampos.
Sevilla might simply have scored additional, with two shots hitting the crossbar and a purpose overturned for offside on video evaluation. Playing after a packed run of Serie A games, Roma didn’t muster a single shot on course within the first half and only one within the second.
“It was a great performance in all senses. We will enjoy it tonight, recharge our batteries and be ready for our next final in a few days’ time,” Reguilon stated.
It was a single game at a impartial venue in Germany as a result of no first leg was performed in March earlier than the season was suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. No followers are allowed at any Europa League games.
Roma defender Gianluca Mancini was despatched off in added time after video evaluation for making contact with Luuk De Jong’s head in a problem for the ball.
It was Roma’s first game since its $700 million takeover by the Texas-based Friedkin Group was confirmed Thursday morning.
The venue was a world away from that high-powered dealmaking. Roma and Sevilla performed on the stadium of third-tier German membership Duisburg, whose followers have been elevating cash from T-shirt sales to assist the membership with the monetary impression of the coronavirus.
Sevilla had additional relaxation than Roma and it confirmed because the Spanish crew performed high-tempo soccer and pressed Roma intensely to pressure turnovers excessive up the sector. Since July 19, when Sevilla performed its last game in La Liga, Roma had rattled via 5 Serie A games in 14 days, with a five-day turnaround earlier than the Europa League.
Sevilla subsequent faces a quarterfinal Tuesday towards Wolves after the English crew squeezed previous Olympiakos 1-Zero on the night time and 2-1 on mixture for its first European quarterfinal in 48 years.
Raul Jimenez scored the one purpose from the penalty spot within the ninth minute after Olympiakos goalkeeper Bobby Allain gave away a spot-kick with a careless problem after he failed to manage the ball.
Both groups had loads of probabilities to attain in an action-packed second half however a mixture of poor ending and stable goalkeeping saved the rating down.
Bayer Leverkusen earned a quarterfinal towards Inter Milan, beating Rangers 1-Zero on Thursday due to a robust shot from Moussa Diaby for a 4-1 mixture win.
Leverkusen’s in-demand ahead Kai Havertz volleyed the ball over the bar and despatched one other probability vast. Leverkusen has vowed that Havertz will full the membership’s Europa League campaign earlier than any switch. The 21-year-old German has been closely linked with Chelsea.
Rangers had the weird distinction of taking part in a 2019-20 Europa League game after it had already begun the 2020-21 season within the Scottish league last week. Its Europa League campaign started 395 days earlier in Gibraltar within the first qualifying round.
Basel already had a 3-Zero lead from the primary leg and made the quarterfinals after Fabian Frei scored the one purpose of the sport in a 1-Zero win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Basel subsequent performs Shakhtar Donetsk.
The groups within the finishing eight come from seven totally different nations, with just England having two — Wolves and Manchester United.