UEFA Europa League Live Stream

UEFA Europa League Live Stream

No less than eight visitors won last week in the Europa League Round of 32, earning themselves a significant advantage ahead of the return legs. Only three hosts won, and amazingly, only one, Granada, managed to win AND keep a clean sheet (2-0 over Napoli).

In the only game played on Wednesday, Tottenham host Wolfsberger, having pretty much secured a spot in the last 16 of the competition, after their 1-4 win last week. Son Heung-Min, Bale and Lucas Moura had the London side 0-3 up at halftime. Carlos Vinícius added the cherry on top in the dying minutes of the match. Do keep in mind that the Europa League winners will be present in next season’s Champions League, which, given how things are in the Premier League at the moment, feels like Tottenham’s only chance at participating in the UCL in 2021-22.

Arsenal “host” Benfica in Greece, having a slight advantage after last week’s 1-1 draw as guests. Pizzi opened the scoring from the penalty spot for Benfica in the 55th minute, but Saka equalized for the Gunners just two minutes later. That “away” goal has given Mikel Arteta’s team the upper hand, but their advantage is a slim one, especially considering that the game is held at a neutral venue, without fans, so there is no “home advantage” for Arsenal.

Rangers and Antwerp offered fans (at home) a game to remember last week; 0-1 for the “Gers”, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-4, with the Glasgow side scoring twice in the dying minutes of the match not just to avoid defeat, but even win the game. Barišić scored twice from the penalty spot, Ayodele-Aribo and Kent scored the other two Rangers goals. Avenatti, Refaelov and Hongla Yma scored for Antwerp (the second one from the penalty spot), who finished the game with 10 players, having Seck sent-off in the 88th minute.

Villarreal have almost secured a place in the last 16 of the competition, after beating Salzburg 0-2 in Austria last week. Paco Alcácer wasted a penalty but did a better job a few minutes later to open the scoring, and Fer Niño made it 0-2 for the “Yellow Submarine” after the interval.

Hoffenheim and Molde “starred” in one of the most… eventful matches of last Thursday night, playing at a neutral venue. The Bundesliga side took a 0-2 and a 1-3 lead in the first half, but conceded twice in a matter of minutes (70’ and 74’), having to settle for a draw. Still enough to give them an advantage ahead of the return leg, but not as clear as that 1-3 would have given them. Dabour scored twice, Baumgartner added Hoffenheim’s third goal, Ellingsen, Andersen and Fofana scored for... valiant Molde.

Granada shocked Napoli with two goals in two minutes (19’ and 21’), and Gennaro Gattuso’s team never really recovered. The score did not change, and it was really… weird seeing Napoli spend practically the entire match creating hardly any scoring chances. Herrera and Kenedy’s goals have left Napoli with a mountain to climb back home.

Alan Patrick gave Shakhtar Donetsk the lead in Tel Aviv last week, over Maccabi, and another Brazilian, Tetê, almost sealed their passage to the last 16 of the competition with his added-time goal. Given how things have come, Shakhtar need to… shoot their own foot, repeatedly, to get eliminated.

Ajax found themselves 1-0 down in the 72nd minute last week, in Lille, but a controversial penalty decision gave Tadić the opportunity to equalize in the 87th minute, and not just that, but two minutes later, Brobbey gave the Amsterdam side a rather… unexpected (until a couple of minutes earlier) win. Ligue 1 leaders Lille need to score at least twice, and at the same time look vigilant defensively.

Club Brugge left Kyiv last week with a precious 1-1 draw, equalizing Dynamo in the 67th minute, five after the Ukrainians had taken the lead. Mechele headed the ball in, and if Dost had done the same in the dying minutes of the match, Brugge would now be with a foot and a half in the next round of the competition. The Dutchman missed an incredible chance.

It is rather safe to claim that Manchester United are already in the last 16 of the competition, having destroyed Real Sociedad 0-4 a week ago. Bruno Fernandes scored the first two goals, Rashford and James added the other two, in a near-perfect game for the Premier League side.

Unlike Manchester United, AC Milan left Belgrade with “just” a draw, 2-2, taking the lead twice over Crvena Zvezda, 0-1 and 1-2, but getting equalized as many times, including deep into added time, no matter if Red Star had been playing with 10 men for more than 15 minutes. Milan’s first goal was an own-goal by Pankov, and Hernández scored the second one from the penalty spot. Kanga (also from the penalty spot) and crucially, in added time, Pavkov, scored for the Serbian side to keep their hopes alive.

Leicester and Slavia Prague were the only teams that played a goalless draw last week, leaving the Premier League side with a super tricky 0-0 to handle. If they concede, even just once, they will be needing no less than two goals to qualify.

Roma are much less… stressed, following their 0-2 win in Braga last week. Džeko and Borja Mayoral scored early and late (5’ and 86’) in the game, almost securing the Serie A side a place in the next round of the competition. Braga could not cope, not even before Esgaio’s red card in the 54th minute.

Dinamo Zagreb beat Krasnodar 2-3 in Russia, making their rivals’ goalkeeper pay for every single serious mistake of his. Petković gave Dinamo the lead twice, 0-1 and 1-2, Berg and Claesson equalized twice for Krasnodar, but it was Atiemwen who had the last word, with his winner in the 75th minute.

Bayer Leverkusen were given a real scare by Young Boys last week, finding themselves 3-0 down at halftime(!). Incredibly, by the 68th minute, the score was at 3-3. Instead of… stepping on it to finish things off, Bayer sort of ran out of steam, and allowed Young Boys to retake the lead in the 89th minute, and win 4-3. Siebatcheu scored twice for the Swiss side, Fassnacht and Elia added the other two goals. Schick found the back of the net twice for Leverkusen, before Diaby’s – temporary – equalizer in the 68th minute.

Last but not least, Olympiacos and PSV offered fans at home a fantastic first half, with the Greek side going to the dressing room at halftime leading 3-2, having taken the lead three times. PSV looked… toothless after the interval, allowing Olympiacos to believe they could do even better than a slim one-goal advantage. So they did, scored for a fourth time in the dying minutes of the match, and now visit PSV with a two-goal pillow. Bouchalakis, M’Vila, El-Arabi and Masouras scored for Olympiacos, Zahavi equalized twice for PSV.