Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial helped Manchester United complete a comeback over Austrian side, LASK on Wednesday night at Old Trafford as they sealed their spot in the Europa League quarter-finals with a 7-1 victory on aggregate.
United had almost already secured qualification to the next round after an emphatic 5-0 win away in Austria, which was played nearly five months earlier before the coronavirus pandemic halted the season but United ensured the sealed a double over LASK.
They were under no pressure and were mostly lacklustre for long periods of the game allowing the visitors to take the lead thanks to Philipp Wiesinger’s stunning strike in the 55th minute.
However, United equalised 93 seconds later through Jesse Lingard before substitute Anthony Martial’s late strike sealed victory on the night.
United are now only three games from the Europa Cup as they continue in their bid to win the Europa League. On Monday they will face Copenhagen, who progressed past Istanbul Basaksehir, in a one-off game in the quarter-finals in Cologne.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen helps Inter Milan triumph over Getafe
Inter Milan secure passage through to the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Getafe, courtesy of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eriksen.
The match was a one-off last 16 ties played in Germany and now, the Serie A side will face Bayer Leverkusen or Rangers in the last eight at the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Monday.
The Spanish side, Getafe, missed a second-half penalty after a video assistant referee review found Diego Godin handled a cross into the box.
It is the first time Inter have gotten to the quarter-final of a major European competition since the 2010-11 Champions League.
Lukaku’s strike means the Belgian has now scored in his last eight Europa League matches, equalling former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer’s record in the competition formerly known as the Uefa Cup.