Europa League roundup: Di María hits Juve hat-trick as Sevilla keeper attacked

Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic was attacked by a fan after his crew’s 2-0 defeat at PSV Eindhoven, with the Spanish crew progressing 3-2 on mixture proudly owning to their first-leg victory.

“He got here and pushed me from behind,” the apparently unhurt goalkeeper informed reporters. “He was most likely indignant in regards to the end result and a bit loopy already. He tried to hit me and I managed to seize him and await him to safety will arrive. It’s by no means good to see this in soccer, it shouldn’t occur and any further I hope these items are effectively punished.”

Luuk de Jong and Fábio Silva had snatched late objectives for PSV as they beat Sevilla 2-0 within the second leg of their Europa League knockout stage playoff, nevertheless it was not sufficient because the Spanish membership superior 3-2 on mixture.

Luuk de Jong squeezes the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs to get PSV back into the tie.

Luuk de Jong squeezes the ball by the goalkeeper’s legs to get PSV again into the tie however the Dutch crew couldn’t discover an equaliser.

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Ángel Di María scored a hat-trick as Juventus eased to a 3-0 win at 10-man Nantes on Thursday to achieve the Europa League spherical of 16 4-1 on mixture.

Juventus solely managed a 1-1 draw in opposition to the French aspect within the residence leg as they eyed a long term within the European competitors to spice up a depressing league marketing campaign through which they’ve been deducted 15 Serie A factors for monetary irregularities.

Argentine Di María put Juventus forward after 5 minutes with a pleasant curling strike from the sting of the field into the highest nook.

The night bought worse for Nantes after 18 minutes when defender Nicolas Pallois was despatched off when he used his arm to cease one other purpose from Di María. The 35-year-old had no drawback changing the ensuing penalty.

Di María accomplished his treble 12 minutes from time when he despatched in a glancing header and the ball simply crossed the road earlier than being pushed away.

Ángel Di María celebrates his first of three goals against Nantes to see Juventus into the Europa League last 16.

Ángel Di María celebrates his first of three objectives in opposition to Nantes to see Juventus into the Europa League final 16.

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The draw for the spherical of 16 might be held on Friday.

Sporting knocked Midtjylland out after thrashing their hosts 4-0 in Denmark to advance to the final 16 5-1 on mixture.

After combating again to attract 1-1 at residence within the first leg of the playoff tie, Sporting dominated proceedings at Midtjylland and took the lead within the twenty first minute with a close-range header by defender Sebastián Coates from a rebound off the crossbar.

Sporting’s job bought loads simpler after Midtjylland full-back Paulinho was despatched off after receiving two yellow playing cards in two minutes for tough fouls, leaving the Danish aspect with 10 males.

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Pedro Gonçalves prolonged Sporting’s lead within the fiftieth minute with a volley from a rebound and scored his second within the 77th when his long-range strike deflected in off a defender.

Stefan Gartenmann scored a comical own-goal 5 minutes from time when he tried to move the ball again to his goalkeeper.

Bayer Leverkusen beat Monaco 5-3 on penalties after successful a frantic second leg of their Europa League playoff 3-2 to ship the sport into further time with the groups locked at 5-5 on mixture.

Monaco midfielder Eliot Matazo hit the bar within the second spherical of spot-kicks and winger Moussa Diaby sealed victory for the German aspect and despatched them by to the final 16.

Leverkusen, who misplaced 3-2 within the residence leg final week, levelled the tie within the thirteenth minute by midfielder Florian Wirtz earlier than Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder equalised six minutes later from the spot following Edmond Tapsoba’s foul on Eliesse Ben Seghir.

Leverkusen took the lead once more within the twenty first minute, when midfielder Exequiel Palacios struck from the sting of the field following a nook and Amine Adli made it 3-1 earlier than the hour mark with a fantastic header. Monaco, nevertheless, levelled the tie as soon as extra by Breel Embolo’s header to ship them into further time.

Moussa Diaby is mobbed by team mates Sardar Azmoun and Nadiem Amiri after scoring the winning penalty for Bayer Leverkusen.

Moussa Diaby is mobbed by crew mates Sardar Azmoun and Nadiem Amiri after scoring the successful penalty for Bayer Leverkusen.

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Union Berlin cruised previous Ajax 3-1 on Thursday to guide a spot within the Europa League spherical of 16 with the membership’s largest European victory thus far.

The Berliners, within the Bundesliga solely since 2019, superior 3-1 on mixture after a goalless playoff first leg in Amsterdam, amid wild celebrations from their followers on the Alte Foersterei stadium. Unbeaten in 2023, Union are joint high of the Bundesliga alongside leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund they usually struck twice in an environment friendly first half. A Robin Knoche penalty put them in entrance earlier than defender Josip Juranovic’s shot from exterior the field slipped by the fingers of Geronimo Rulli.

The previous European champions pulled a purpose again within the forty seventh minute with Mohammed Kudus handing over a Steven Bergwijn cross however Union, who’ve conceded simply three objectives within the Europa League this season, restored their two-goal lead with Danilho Doekhi’s darting header three minutes later.

Ajax’s depressing night time was compete when Edson Álvarez was despatched off following a second reserving in stoppage time.

Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin saved 3 times within the penalty shootout to ship the Ukrainian aspect into the spherical of 16 with a 5-4 victory over Rennes after the groups had been locked at 3-3 on mixture.

Targets by Andrea Belotti and Paulo Dybala earned Roma a 2-0 victory at residence to FC Salzburg of their Europa League playoff second leg because the Italians clinched a spot within the final 16 with a 2-1 mixture rating.

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