Europa League roundup: Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham book final 16 berths

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Paris: United came from behind to flog Midtjylland 5-1 with a prop from entrance striker Marcus Rashford while Tottenham flog Fiorentina 3-0 and Liverpool squeezed past Augsburg to make a final 16 of a Europa League on Thursday.

United had been trailing 2-1 from a initial leg, and went 3-1 down on total to a Danish champions before an own-goal, 18-year-old Rashford’s brace, an fatiguing Ander Herrera chastisement and a late Memphis Depay strike saw United validate 6-3 on aggregate.

Tottenham started their diversion on a calmer note carrying drawn a initial diversion in Florence 1-1, and eventually eased past a Italian’s 4-1 on aggregate.

Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal. Getty Images

Ryan Mason twisted home a pink of an opener after being brilliantly set adult by England midfielder Dele Alli on 25 mins while Argentine Erik Lamela beaten home in a goalmouth hasten to make it 2-0 usually after a hour.

An own-goal from Fiorentina’s Gonzalo Rodriguez finished a Italians’ misery.

An early James Milner chastisement saw bold Liverpool flog Augsburg 1-0 as Jurgen Klopp’s group also went into a shawl for a last-16 on Friday.

United’s best actor on a night was positively Memphis Depay, though Rashford, a connoisseur from United’s girl team, stole a headlines after removing his start after Anthony Martial picked adult a hamstring damage in a comfortable up.

He initial clipped home Juan Mata’s cut behind from around a chastisement mark on 64 mins and from a identical position 10 mins after afterwards tapped home from Guillermo Varela’s cross, giving United a lead for a initial time in a contest.

“We’ve seen a special entrance and hopefully his career wil flog off from here,” former United actor Paul Scholes told BT Sport.

“There’s some unequivocally good teams in this still, so it isn’t going to be easy.”

The last-32 tie during Anfield had been finely staid after final week’s initial leg in Bavaria finished goalless and a home side also had one eye on Sunday’s League Cup final during Wembley opposite Manchester City.

Misfiring Liverpool eventually had to tarry some late scares, particularly when Augsburg left-back Kostas Stalfydis sent a giveaway flog inches far-reaching with a time ticking down.

“If we can’t confirm a diversion early adequate it’s always nervous,” pronounced Klopp.

“It was a unequivocally good diversion and it everybody who saw it would contend we deserved to win.

Milner’s sharp chastisement acclimatisation on 5 mins came after Augsburg’s Dominik Kohr rubbed after his arm got into a mixed with a teammate leaping to conduct divided a shot.

Tournament favourites Napoli could usually pull 1-1 with Spaniards Villarreal and crashed out 2-1 while Borussia Dortmund flog Porto 1-0 to palliate by 3-0 over a dual legs.

Gary Neville’s Valencia racked adult a 10-0 total measure with a 4-0 win during Rapid Vienna, Shakhtar Donetsk dumbfounded Schalke 04 with a 3-0 win in Germany while a Karim Bellarabi double for Bayer Leverkusen helped them flog Sporting Lisbon 3-1 on a night and 4-1 on aggregate.

Athletic Bilbao edged Marseille 2-1 after a 1-1 pull in Spain and Lazio flog Galatasaray 3-1 (4-1 on aggregate) to also go into a shawl for Friday’s final 16 draw.

AFP

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