The 2019/20 Europa League semi final stage is set.
Wolves leave Manchester United as the last English Premier League team left in the Europa League.
Inter Milan eliminated the last German Bundesliga team in the competition. (Bayer Leverkusen).
Shakhtar Donetsk are left as the final team in the tournament that isn’t from one of Europe’s top 5 ranked leagues.
On to the semifinals
Inter Milan (Italian Serie A)
Manchester United (English Premier League)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukrainian Premier League)
Sevilla (Spanish La Liga)
Inter Milan 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Inter Milan – Nicolo Barella 15′ Romelu Lukaku 21′
Bayer Leverkusen – Kai Harvetz 25′
Inter Milan got the bigger portion of the three goals scored before the 25th-minute to knock Leverkusen out of the tournament.
Romelu Lukaku’s goal sent Inter to the quarterfinals.
Manchester United 1-0 Copenhagen
Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes 95′(pen)
Many might have expected a ‘walk in the park’ when Manchester United took on Copenahagen, but it was far from it.
It took an extra-time penalty (converted by Bruno Fernandes) for Manchester United to skip the penalty kick-off and advance at the expense of Copenhagen.
Bruno Fernandes goal moves him to the top of the pile in the list of goalscorers in the competition. (7goals)
Leading goalscorers left in the competition.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – 7 goals
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) – 5 goals
Munir (Sevilla) – 5 goals
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – 4 goals
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) – 4 goals
Junior Moraes (Shakhtar Donetsk) – 4 goals
Shakhtar Donetsk 4-1 Basel
Shakhtar Donetsk – Junior Moraes 2′ Taison 22′ Alan Patrick 75′(pen) Dodo 88′
Basel – Ricky van Wolfswinkel 90+2′
An early goal, a 2-0 lead at the break, and not conceding a goal in regulation time. Shakhtar Donetsk convincingly booked their place in the semifinals with a 4-1 win against Basel.
Wolves 0-1 Sevilla
Sevilla – Lucas Ocampos 88′
A Raul Jimenez missed penalty in the 13th-minute came back to bite Wolves when Sevilla grabbed a late winning goal.
Wolves defence held on until Lucas Ocampos redirected a cross into the net to score the only goal of the match for Sevilla to advance to the semifinal.
For a final that won’t involve only teams from Europe’s top 5 leagues, Shakhtar Donetsk must beat Inter Milan.
The Semifinal Fixtures
August 16, 2020
Sevilla vs Manchester United
August 17, 2020
Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk