UEL – Round of 32


Highlighted Matches

AZ Alkmaar                                  1-4                         Lyon

Alireza Jahanbakhsh 68’                                            Lucas Tousart 26’

                                                                                       Alexandre Lacazette 45’ 57’

                                                                                        Jordan Ferri 90’


Alexandre Lacazette scored a brace as Lyon took a massive step towards the Round of 16 after getting four goals away at AZ Alkmaar.  


Rostov                                       4-0                          Sparta Prague

Miha Mevlja 15’

Dmitry Poloz 37’

Christian Noboa 40’

Serdar Azmun 68’


Rostov made home advantage count against Sparta Prague. They go into the second leg without conceding any goals at home and placing themselves up by four goals.


Anderlecht                                 2-0                        Zenit St. Petersburg

Frank Acheampong 5’ 31’


Frank Acheampong scored two goals in the first half to significantly raise the Anderlecht chances of moving on to the next stage of the 2016/17 Europa League.


Athletic Club                                3-2                          APOEL

Giorgos Merkis 38’                                                  Georgios Efrem 36’

Aritz Aduriz 61’                                                       Giannis Gianniotas 89’

Inaki Williams 72’

Athletic Bilbao v APOEL Nikosia - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg : News Photo

Despite losing the first leg, Giannis Gianniotas scored late to give APOEL a better chance of advancing by the away goal rule. Athletic Club will need to be clinical in front of both goals in the second leg.   

Manchester United                          3-0                    Saint-Etienne

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 15’ 75’ 88’

Manchester United v AS Saint-Etienne - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg : News Photo

In a fixture that was pitched as Pogba v Pogba, it was a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick saw Manchester United defeat Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford.


PAOK                                           0-3                      Schalke 04

                                                                                                               Guido Burgstaller 27’

                                                                                                               Max Meyer 82’

                                                                                                               Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 90’


A great scoreline for Schalke 04 to take home for the return leg.

Schalke 04 made it a third consecutive victory in the third competition after defeating PAOK away by 3 goals to nil.


Villarreal                                         0-4                         Roma

                                                                                                                        Emerson 32’

                                                                                                                       Edin Dzeko 65’ 79’ 86’

Villarreal CF v AS Roma - UEFA Europa League Round of 32: First Leg : News Photo
An Edin Dzeko second half hat-trick helped Roma thrashed Villarreal and secure the all important away lead.

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