The four semi-finalists of the Europa League are known. AS Roma, which took out Ajax at its own stadium, will be joined by Manchester United, Arsenal and Villarreal in half the final battle.
Manchester United – Granada 2-0United managed to win Granada quite easily last week in Spain and also at Old Trafford the formation of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn‘t have much to be scared of the guests. Edinson Cavani put The Red Devils on a 1-0 head start after six minutes of football. After a handsome assist from Paul Pogba, the striker from Uruguay completed the ball neatly in the far corner.
After rest, Donny van de Beek invaded on the side of United, but could not leave his mark on the game of the home team. United believed it all and Granada was unable to bring offensive anything on foreign soil, allowing Solskjaer’s team to compete for the semifinals of the Europa League.
Slavia Prague – Arsenal 0-4The formation of Mikel Arteta directly did business in the Czech Republic in the first half. Where The Gunners got stuck on a 1-1 draw in their own house last week, Arsenal had no child on Thursday night on the defenseless team from Prague. In the first half, the away team made three hits in a time frame of six (!) minutes.
After rest, Arsenal took gas back and reached the score once more. Alexandre Lacazette signed 15 minutes before his second hit of the evening, putting the 0-4 on the scoreboard.
Villarreal-Dinamo Zagreb 2-1The adventure of stunt team Dinamo Zagreb, which took off miraculous Tottenham Hotspur in the previous round of the Europa League, ended Thursday night in Spain. Villarreal turned out to be too strong for the leader of Croatian competition over two races. The Spaniards managed to win by 0-1 last week and were also the winner in the return match on Thursday evening.
Paco Alcácer and Gerard Moreno, both striker of profession, managed to find it just before the rest: 2-0. After rest, Dinamo did give something back in the person of Mislav Orsic, but it turned out not enough. In two matches Villarreal proved to be the strongest and therefore finds itself in the last four of the Europa League.