Napoli and Chelsea have Thursday without difficulty to the quarter-finals of the Europa League placed. Valencia played them at the last minute with a 1-1 draw at FC Krasnodar, and is also by.
In Austria it was the fight between RB Salzburg and Napoli quickly fought. Old-following his departure to chelsea Arek Owned made early for 0-1, which meant that the home team – with 3-0, having lost five times had to score.
That turned out to be too much to ask, already won Salzburg the match. Still in the first half made Munas Dabbur for the equalizer, and after peace was 2-1 through Fredrik Gulbrandsen. The 3-1 Christoph Leitgeb fell in injury time and was for the statistics.
The victory of Salzburg is bad news for the Netherlands, that the major eleventh place on the coëfficiëntenlijst of the UEFA now lost to Austria.
The good news is that Ajax in the quarter-finals of the Champions League yet points can get. The eleventh place means that the champion of 2020 directly to the Champions League in may. The netherlands missed that ticket in 2017.
Arek Owned made in beautiful manner for the opening goal RB Salzburg-Napoli. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Giroud makes hattrick for Chelsea
Chelsea had Dynamo Kiev last week at Stamford Bridge already with 3-0 and was also in the return of the eighth-finals are far too strong for the Ukrainian club. In Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy was 0-5.
In the fifth minute took Olivier Giroud the striker the last little bit of hope, and after more than a half hour, the Frenchman also for 0-2. On the stroke of peace signed Marcos Alonso for Chelseas third hit.
After a rest bite Kiev first off, but within a quarter of an hour had Giroud his hattrick tackle. The striker with nine goals scored top scorer of the Europa League. In the final stage, made Callum Hudson-Odoi the evening for Kiev even more painful.
Olivier Giroud scored three times for Chelsea and is a top scorer in the Europa League. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Bizarre denouement in Krasnodar-Valencia
FC Krasnodar-Valencia remained long 0-0, but the final stage brought Shapi Suleymanov of the Russian fans into ecstasy. His hit seemed to be enough after the 2-1 defeat in Spain.
The in shape after Valencia went on the hunt for the equalizer and succeeded in the mission. Deep in the extra time scored the Portuguese Gonçalo Guedes, and thereby also the team of coach Marcelino Friday, represented in the draw.
Later in the evening, dropping the final decisions in the eighth finals of the Europa League. At 21.00 was the kick-off at Arsenal-Stade Rennes, Benfica-Dinamo Zagreb, The club-Eintracht Frankfurt, Slavia Prague-Sevilla and Villarreal-FC Zenit.
Discharge of Gonçalo Guedes and his team mates in Krasnodar. Valencia placed himself at the last minute for the quarter-finals. ()
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