Arsenal escaped the trap of its guest Benfica and continued his career in the Europa League, after qualifying for the 16th round of the continental competition, after his dramatic 3-2 victory over his Portuguese counterpart on Thursday in the 32nd second leg of the tournament.
The first leg, which took place between the two teams in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, last Thursday, ended in a 1-1 positive draw, with the London team winning the pass for the next round.
Arsenal advanced with the goal of carrying the signature of Gabonese star Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in the 21st minute, but Benfica responded with two goals through Diego Gonçalves and Rafa Silva in the 43rd and 61st minutes.
Arsenal rose up at the right time, after Kieran Tierney scored the equalizer in the 67th minute, then Aubameyang scored again, scoring the ascending goal for the English team in the 87th minute.
Villarreal, Spain, rose to the round of sixteen after winning 2-1 at home to Red Bull Salzburg of Austria, to repeat the team nicknamed (Yellow Submarines) its superiority over its opponent, after it had previously beat it 2 – zero in the first leg in Austria.
The Scottish Rangers reached the same role, after winning a 5-2 sweeping victory at home to Royal Antwerp of Belgium, to make his rise to the round of 16 well-deserved, after he beat his opponent 4-3 in the first leg as well.
Born, the Norwegian, achieved the surprise and overthrew his German host Hoffenheim early in the tournament, after he beat him 2-0, replacing him with a 3-3 tie at home with his opponent in the first leg.
Ajax Amsterdam reached the same role after beating Lille 2-1. Ajax repeated its victory in the first leg, winning the aggregate 4-2.
Ajax advanced through Daffy Klassen in the 15th minute, before Youssef Yazici scored the equalizer for the Lille team in the 78th minute from a penalty kick.
In the 88th minute, Brazilian David Neres scored the winning goal for Ajax.
In another match, Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0.
Junior Moraes scored the winning goal for Shakhtar Donetsk in the 67th minute from a penalty kick.
Shakhtar qualified by winning the two matches, 3-0.
Granada, Spain, joined the ranks of the qualifiers, despite losing to Italian host Napoli 1 – 2.
The Spanish team benefited from its 2-0 victory over Napoli, 3-2, on aggregate.
Napoli took the lead in the third minute through Piotr Zelensky, before Angel Montoro equalized for Granada in the 25th minute.
In the 59th minute, Fabien Ruiz added the second goal for Napoli.