The 2020/21 Europa League quarter final match up produced less goals but dicey results that set up interesting second legs next week.
Manchester United got the better of Granada in Spain by two goals to nil. A first half strike from Marcus Rashford from a brilliant assist from Victor Lindelof and a Bruno Fernandes penalty late on. United will be without captain Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay for the return leg.
Ajax suffered a devastating 2-1 home loss to. Roma and will be left with a mountain to climb if they will progress. The Dutch giants went ahead in the first half through Davy Klasseen and would be hard done by a Dusan Tadic penalty miss before Lorenzo Pellegrini equalised for Roma and Roger Ibanez won it later on.
Unai Emery’s Villarreal put themselves in advantage position with an away goal in the 1-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb. Gerard Moreno who has contributed to 18 of the Yellow Submarine’s last 20 goals scored from the penalty spot in the 40th minute.
Arsenal thought they had won it after waiting until the 86th minute to find a breakthrough through substitute Nicolas Pepe before Slavia Prague’s Tomas Holes grabbed a draw and a vital away goal for Slavia in the 90th minute. Alexander Lacazette missed chances to put Arsenal ahead earlier in the game.