Friday, March 16, 2012

UEFA Europa League: Thursday's (Round of 16, Second-Leg) Review, Reports, Quarterfinal Draw

Both Manchester clubs headed out of the Europa League on Thursday night in a thrilling night of action. A Klaas Jan Huntelaar hat-trick helped Schalke come back from behind to beat Steve McClaren's FC Twente, with a 4-1 win on the night giving them a 4-2 aggregate win. AZ Alkmaar survived a major scare to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League following an incident-packed 2-1 second leg win against Udinese.


Athletic Bilbao 2 - 1 Manchester United (5-3 agg.)

Stuart James at the Estadio San Mamés
Basque brilliance blitzes Manchester United

Manchester City 3 - 2 Sporting Lisbon (3-3 agg.- Sporting Lisbon advance on away goals rule)
Kevin McCarra at the Etihad Stadium
Mark Ogden at the Etihad Stadium
Richard Jolly at the Etihad Stadium
Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium
Joe Hart: I thought it was in

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