Dimitri Payet scored a dream goal in Marseille’s 2-1 win over PAOK, while Hugo Vettelsen scored late in Bodou/Glimt’s win over Roma. Leicester and Eindhoven tied without goals. Feyenoord conceded a late goal against Slavia Braha.
UEFA.com reports from the first round.
In an exciting movie, Brahim Traore equalized for Slavia in the 95th minute after Marcos Senesi’s goal and a free kick from Orkon Coxo turned the game in favor of Feyenoord in Rotterdam. Luis Sinistera gave the hosts an early lead, but Peter Olinka and Yeira Sur (his sixth goal in five Europa League matches) then fired for Slavia.
The fireworks were nothing like a 6-1 win in their first home game of the season against Roma. But Bodø/Glimt once again proved to be a force to be reckoned with – even without top scorer Ola Solbakken. The hosts dominated the match, but fell behind after the beautiful goal scored by Lorenzo Pellegrini before the end of the first half. But after the break, they turned the game around with two goals from Ulrich Saltnis and Hugo Vettelsen.
The duels winners advance to the semi-finals on April 28 and May 5.
Leicester / Eindhoven – Bodo / Glimt / Rome
Feyenoord / Slavia Braha – Marseille / BAOK
The final will be held on May 25 at the Tirana National Stadium.
Leicester’s offensive efforts in the first leg against PSV Eindhoven were not rewarded. At first, Kasper Schmeichel had to pass a chance from Mario Götze. Kelechi Iheanacho later went wide and Harvey Barnes hit the crossbar. So the duel will be decided only in Eindhoven.
OM took a 2-0 lead in the first half after a shot from Gerson and a fine finish by Dimitri Payet. But shortly after the start of the second half, substitute Omar El Kaddouri scored a goal to tie PAOK. With guest goalkeeper Alexandros Pascalakis also showing some great work or another, the Greeks still had every chance in the second leg.
There is no remote target base
On the recommendation of the UEFA Club Competitions Committee and the UEFA Women’s Football Committee, the UEFA Executive Committee decided in June to abolish the so-called away goal rule in all UEFA club competitions.
This means that duels that lead to a tie after the second leg go to extra time or penalty kicks, regardless of the number of goals scored by the team.
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