Arsenal had work to do to reach the quarterfinals, but they were held by Sporting Lisbon, who drew 2-2 away from home. Sunday’s 7-0 defeat at Anfield, United’s worst since 1931, equaled their heaviest defeat ever. In response, Erik ten Hag used the same starting lineup, which paid off with a return to form.
Ten Hag stated, “You see how a team reacts after a setback.” This is not the first time this season that we have reset and recovered; I believe you have witnessed five or six instances. It is a huge compliment to this team because of its character.”
United took an early lead thanks to Marcus Rashford’s 26th goal of the season, but Betis equalized unexpectedly when Ayoze Perez scored into the far corner.After the break, it was two of United’s most heavily criticized stars who made the difference.
Ten Hag added, “Bruno was brilliant today.” I’m pleased that he scored a goal and led the team from the very first minute with his possession game.
Wout Weghorst then, at that point, got only his second objective in 15 appearances for Joined by jumping from short proximity a little ways from time.In the capital of Portugal, Premier League leaders Arsenal were forced to come from behind to salvage a draw.
Mikel Arteta named a strong team despite trying to win the league for the first time in 19 years, and William Saliba gave the visitors the lead.
Goncalo Inacio scored the equalizer for Sporting shortly after, converting a corner kick from Marcus Edwards.
Edwards, a former Tottenham midfielder, then played a role in Sporting’s second goal because Paulinho finished the fastest inside the area.But just after the hour mark, Granit Xhaka’s cross bounced off the unfortunate Hidemasa Morita and into his own net, bringing Arsenal level.
Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, stated, “You have to take some positives considering you concede two goals away from home and still escape with a draw.”
After the in-form Angel di Maria scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Freiburg, the Italian giants Juventus will take a slim advantage to Germany next week.
Roma under Jose Mourinho are also on track to make the last eight after defeating Real Sociedad 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to goals from Marash Kumbulla and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Sevilla, a club that has won the Europa League six times, is currently in the relegation zone of La Liga. However, they are always a threat in the Europa League and will travel to Istanbul next week with a 2-0 first-leg lead over Fenerbahce thanks to goals from Joan Jordan and Erik Lamela.
The night’s game saw Union Berlin, a surprise package in the Bundesliga, draw 3-3 with Union Saint-Gilloise despite trailing three times.At home, Bayer Leverkusen defeated Ferencvaros 2-0, while Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord drew 1-1.
Michael Antonio scored twice in the first half to give West Ham a 2-0 victory over AEK Larnaca in the UEFA Conference League.While Nice and Fiorentina held 1-0 leads over Sheriff Tiraspol and Sivasspor, Villarreal were held to a draw at Anderlecht.