Europa League Resumes, Man Utd and Inter Advance to QF

Mason Greenwood of Manchester United in September. Photo by Matt West/BPI/Shutterstock (10417168cg)

The UEFA Europa League resumed its 2019/20 season on Wednesday night with four round-of-16 matches. Manchester United, F.C. Copenhagen, Shakhtar, and Inter Milan all recorded wins to advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Manchester United hosted LASK on Old Trafford and recorded a 2-1 comeback win thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial. United went through to the next stage with a total result of 7-1, after winning the first match 5-0. 

Shakhtar got a 3-0 win against Wolfsburg in Kyiv, having entered the game with Χ© 2-1 lead from the first leg. The interesting thing is that Ukrainian champions scored all of their goals after the 89th minute.

F.C. Copenhagen, on the other hand, managed to save themselves from elimination after losing the first leg 1-0 to Istanbul Basaksehir back in March. The Danish club got a dominating 3-0 victory at their home stadium and secured the place in QFs of European Competition for the first time in their history. 

In the fourth match of the evening, Inter and Getafe met on a neutral field in Gelsenkirchen in a one-off elimination game. Italian club ended up being the better side, ending the match in their favor thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen.

Manchester United is now set to meet Copenhagen in quarterfinals, while Shakhtar Donetsk faces the better side from round-of-16 pair Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Basel. Inter will play the winner from Rangers vs. Leverkusen.