Will soon be determined by all quarter-finalists of this season's LE. And before the second meeting is the time to remember how the teams played last week. As predicted, many bookmakers, Chelsea and Napoli have already virtually guaranteed a place in the next round of the playoffs. What about other teams?
Rennes – Arsenal
"Red-black" was not afraid of threatening guests from London and showed them that also know how to play football. Rennes easily beat Arsenal even despite the fact that the visitors scored first – Iwobi opened the scoring in the fourth minute. But still it is worth noting that to send the ball into the net gate of the Czech, the French managed only once the Gunners were in the minority – at the forty-first minute, papastathopoulos got a second yellow and was sent off. So everything will be decided in London.
Sevilla – Slavia
The club have repeatedly surprise football fans this season with the Europa League. And here again, Slavia, who was considered the underdog, managed to take a draw from the stadium Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Moreover, the Czech team twice in the first half. And in the second meeting did not allow the players of Seville to tip the scales to their side. 2:2. Everything will be decided in Prague.
Dinamo Z – Benfica
But in Zagreb Dynamo minimally beat Benfica. But to score the Portuguese, the hosts managed only a penalty, which confidently converted Petkovic. 1:0. But the destiny of the permit in a quarterfinal yet.
Eintracht F – Inter
The only match where the opponents goals are not scored, was held in Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt survived in the match against inter and once again proved that knowingly was in one-eighth of a LE.
Zenit – Villarreal
But St. Petersburg lost to shame "Yellow submarine". The first was scored by Iborra, but Azmoun a minute later restored parity. However, in the second half, the Spaniards increased their advantage to two goals. 1:3. Not a good scenario for players of Zenit...
Valencia – Krasnodar
Lost the match and the Bulls. But with the score 2:1 and away. So Krasnodar retains a good chance of passage in the quarter-finals. But it is necessary to deal with Valencia on Thursday.
Chelsea – Dynamo
"Retired" predictably destroyed Kiev at Stamford bridge. Polarisierung composition of wards Maurizio Sarri managed to score the team Khatskevich three unanswered goals. Is just not to lose on the road? Although it is unlikely Chelsea will hold the advantage.
Napoli – RB Salzburg
But the Italian club thanks to goals of Milic, Ruiz and the goal Engine confidently beat the "Red bulls". 3:0 is a great start for the passage to the next round of the playoffs. But let's not forget how strong Salzburg in his field. In the 1/16 LE Austrians at home have already beaten Brugge with the score 4:0. Why would Napoli not to make a comeback?
Remains with impatience to wait for Thursday to find out the answers to a number of questions:
- whether Russian clubs to make up for defeats in the first matches of 1/8?
- should I wait for the come backs from several top teams?
- who of the favorites this season's LE will leave the competition already at this early stage?
The answers we will know very soon.