Arsenal reached the Europa League quarter-finals despite struggling a 1-0 loss to Olympiakos in the 2nd leg on Thursday, while Mislav Orsic scored a vivid hat-trick as Dinamo Zagreb knocked out Tottenham Hotspur after additional time.
Youssef El-Arabi’s deflected 2nd-half strike earned Olympiakos but one more victory at the Emirates but Arsenal superior 3-2 on aggregate, avenging their exit to the Greeks on away goals closing season.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs held a two-unbiased lead following closing week’s first leg in London, but Orsic netted twice in the last half-hour as Croatian champions Dinamo levelled the tie at home.
Dinamo coach Zoran Mamic resigned this week after being sentenced to four years and eight months in detention heart for multi-million euro fraud piquant Luka Modric’s transfer to Tottenham and other transfers.
Alternatively, Orsic curled in a marvellous shot from the corner of the put to present Dinamo the lead on 62 minutes after which capped off a ravishing team transfer with a thumping get dangle of to ship the match to additional time.
Orsic executed his treble in fashion as he ran past three gamers and hammered a low pressure past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from the brink of the put on 106 minutes.
Harry Kane near to snatched a unhurried unbiased that can per chance well dangle put Spurs through on away goals but his effort became clawed out by Dinamo goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.
Spanish facet Granada prolonged their debut lumber in European opponents, going through 3-2 overall, despite a 2-1 loss to Norway’s Molde in Budapest.
Roma also progressed as a 2-1 victory courtesy of two goals from True Madrid loanee Borja Mayoral in opposition to Shakhtar Donetsk in Kiev wrapped up a 5-1 prefer on aggregate.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is determined to face his extinct club as AC Milan host Manchester United at the San Siro following a 1-1 entice England closing week.
Rangers meanwhile are at home to Slavia Prague. Steven Gerrard’s facet dangle already been topped Scottish champions and drew 1-1 in the Czech Republic closing week.
Four-time European champions Ajax are only about assured of passage into the next spherical as they’re 3-0 ahead in their tie with Young Boys, while Villarreal withhold a two-unbiased lead over Dynamo Kiev.