Friday, February 24, 2012

UEFA Europa League: Thursday's Review & Reports

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a hat-trick to see Schalke edge past Viktoria Plzen 3-1 in extra time while Atletico Madrid wrapped up an easy 1-0 win over Lazio. Tim Matavz scored twice as Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven blazed into the last 16 of the Europa League by wrapping up a 6-2 aggregate victory over Trabzonspor. PSV will face Valencia in the last 16 after Los Che also made it through at the expense of Premier League Stoke. Frank de Boer's Ajax gave Manchester United a mighty scare at Old Trafford before Sir Alex Ferguson's men nudged through 3-2 on aggregate to book a last 16 meeting with Athletic Bilbao. Matias Fernandez scored a late winner for Sporting Lisbon against Polish side Legia Warsaw, which was enough to see the Portuguese side 3-2 on aggregate after a 1-0 win on the night.


Manchester United 1 - 2 Ajax (agg. 3 - 2)
Richard Jolly at Old Trafford
Andy Hunter at Old Trafford

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