Victory for Manchester United, Roma bend Ajax, Arsenal held in check

It was Marcus Rashford who unblocked the situation for the ‘Red Devils’ in Andalusia (31st) before Bruno Fernandes doubled the stake in the last moments of the game from the penalty spot (90th). Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have all the cards in their hands ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford next Thursday.

Arsenal pushed throughout the meeting, finding the frame twice, on a free kick from Willian (50th) and a strike from Alexandre Lacazette (62nd). But Nicolas Pépé, barely entered the game, delivered the Gunners at the end of the game (86th). Tomas Holes showered the Emirates Stadium by equalizing with an angry header in stoppage time (90th + 4).

AS Roma won an important victory on Ajax Amsterdam (1-2). It was the Amstellodamois who opened the scoring through Davy Klaassen (39th). Dusan Tadic had the opportunity to double the advantage of the Ajacides but the Serbian attacking midfielder missed a penalty out of the locker room (53rd). The Romans did not ask for so much and Lorenzo Pellegrini (57th) and Ibanez (87th) allowed Paulo Fonseca’s men to obtain a great away victory.

A penalty from Gerard Moreno (44th) allowed Villarreal to return from Croatia with an advantage of an essential goal (0-1) for the return match against Dinamo Zagreb, Tottenham’s surprise winner in the round of 16.

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