The first legs of the Europa League quarterfinals will rise on Thursday evening. Several major clubs are still represented, from Manchester United to Ajax Amsterdam and Arsenal FC.
Manchester United has a good chance of advancing to the semifinals in the Europa League. The Premier League club won the first leg of the quarter-finals at 2-0 (1-0) Granada CF on Thursday. Marcus Rashford completed a counterattack in the 31st minute after the opening goal with an excellent acceptance of the ball, ending with a foul penalty by Bruno Fernandes (90th).
Their league rival Arsenal FC scored only 1-1 (0-0) against Slavia Prague at home with Bernd Leno in the goal. Alexandre Lacazette first hit the crossbar alone in front of the castle (62nd), while Nicolas Pepé made it better for Londoners at the 86th minute. But after Leno was still able to block the equalizer, he was powerless against Tomas Holes (90 + 4) in the downtime.
Dutch leader Ajax Amsterdam is threatened with the end of the 1: 2 (1: 0) match against AS Roma on the field. Led by former Bremer Davy Klaassen (39th), Dusan Tadic failed with a weak penalty shot by goalkeeper Pau López (53rd).
On the other hand, Kjell Scherpen slid a harmless free kick by Lorenzo Pellegrini into the goal to secure equality (57th). Roger Ibanez (87th) even scored for the victory for the Romans, who would later become potential rivals of Manchester United in the semifinals.