In addition to the London clubs in the Europa League also took Eintracht Frankfurt and Valencia. Let's remember how all four teams played their return leg matches in the quarter-finals. Did all the favorites, according to quotes , the official bookmakersto get into the next stage of the tournament?
Napoli – Arsenal
After an away defeat in London (2:0) wards Carlo Ancelotti had to create a miracle in their own stadium San Paolo. That's just Unai emery, who made three in a row won the Europa League with Sevilla clearly didn't want to concede to the Neapolitans with their new team.
Surprisingly, Arsenal started more actively. Yes, the moments you had and the Italians. But the score was opened by guests at the forty-sixth minute scored by Lacazette, who famously applied to the ball from the free kick. 0:1. And Londoners started to act more careful. In the end, the Napoli players failed to score until the final whistle at least a goal of prestige. Although the chances were for both teams.
Valencia – Villarreal
Team Marcelino wasn't going to give the "Yellow submarine" on the native Mestalla after winning the last quarter-final match with the score 1:3. Yes, Villarreal might try to recoup. Modest but the club certainly did not look to be the favourite to dominate the field simply could not.
Already on the thirteenth minute Latorre brought the hosts ahead. And in the second half thanks to an accurate shot Parejo Valencia doubled their advantage. 5:1 after two matches in favor of the "Bats", which easily go to the semi-finals.
Eintracht – Benfica
The last two representatives of Germany and Portugal in the European Cup had to be laid out in Frankfurt. Eintracht loves and knows how to score, especially on-site. And Benfica just had to try to keep.the creature in two goals, received a week before the return leg at estádio da Luz. But even after taking the first game by two goals, the Eagles simply could not cope with the pressure of German cars.
At the thirty-seventh minute kostich led Eintracht Frankfurt forward. And on the sixty-sixth Kind mounted on a Board the account you are completely satisfied owners. While the guests were trying to somehow scored, the game came to an end. 4:4 after two matches. But Eintracht is stepping into semi-finals with two goals on the road.
Chelsea – Slavia P
Barely do not create yourself problems and wards Maurizio Sarri. After win in Prague (0:1) Londoners decided that no problems will deal with a team jindřich Tropicheskogo and at Stamford bridge. Here are just a Slavia has repeatedly proved that e is in any case should not be underestimated.
Already in the fifth minute, Pedro brought up the "Retired" forward. Delhi then scored an own goal and the score became 2:0. But Chelsea didn't stop. The grease in the seventeenth minute brought the score to devastating. But later Soucek reduce the backlog of guests. Although twenty-eighth minutes, Pedro was lucky to have grabbed a brace, and the numbers on the scoreboard showing 4:1. After that speed on the lawn of London's arena has decreased significantly.
The only guests to put up with this development is not going to. A brace of Sevcik in the middle of the second half almost returned intrigue to the game. But more representatives of the Prague club is not enough. 4:3 in the London match and 5:3 the sum of the two matches in favor of "Blue".
The semi-finals of the LE is as follows:
- Arsenal – Valencia;
- Eintracht Frankfurt – Chelsea.
Clubs will play among themselves the second and ninth of may.