Manchester United, Roma and Villarreal have the advantage, while Slavia Prague managed a very valuable goal away from home. In spite of everything, there is no decisive tie. Everything is open!
Let’s see how the return matches are presented.
Return matches (April 15)
Manchester United – Granada (first leg: 2-0)
Slavia de Prague – Arsenal (1-1)
Roma – Ajax (2-1)
Villarreal – Dynamo Zagreb (1-0)
United, with everything facing Granada
Granada 0-2 Manchester United (2 minutes)
Ole Gunnar Solskjær recalled as soon as the game ended in Granada that things will not be easy in the second leg despite the victory: “We will have three players suspended for the next game, but the 0-2 is a great result.” For his part, the debutant Granada was not entirely dissatisfied with his performance in the game, but he lacked the goal. “I am very proud of the team, but disappointed with the result,” said Andalusian club coach Diego Martínez.
Going match: Granada – Man. United 0-2
Slavia dream of leaving Arsenal out
Arsenal 1-1 Slavia Prague (2 minutes)
“We have the opportunity to finish the work at home,” said Slavia coach Jindřich Trpišovský after taking his team 1-1 in the first leg, although it is also true that both teams’ two games this season at home in the knockout rounds they ended in a draw. With the UEFA Europa League being Arsenal’s best option for a place in the UEFA Champions League, Mikel Arteta knows the situation is clear: “The idea is to win the game, we need to score.”
Going match: Arsenal 1-1 Slavia de Prague
Roma, to keep their income against Ajax
Ajax – Roma 1-2 (2 mins)
“I think we were better,” said Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, after taking his side 1-0 in the game and then losing the first leg at home to Roma. “And we still have options.” Dreaming more than ever of their first success in a UEFA competition, Roma are undefeated at home in Europe this year (four wins and a draw), but goalkeeper Pau López, who saved a penalty in Amsterdam, knows that “there is still a long way to go “.
Going match: Ajax – Roma 1-2
Villarreal is confident of ending Dynamo’s adventure
Dynamo Zagreb 0-1 Villarreal
Immersed in the best scoring form of his career, Spanish international Gerard Moreno converted the penalty that gave Villarreal victory in Zagreb, although the Catalan forward did not hesitate to share the credit: “Villarreal is having a season to dream of.” However, Dynamo’s win over Tottenham in the round of 16 shows that Croats can triumph when hope is seemingly lost. The newspaper 24 hours He titled his chronicle of the first leg: “No surrender! We are still alive, let’s put pressure on them.”
Going match: Dinamo – Villarreal 0-1
First leg matches (April 29)
Granada / Manchester United – Ajax / Roma
Dynamo Zagreb / Villarreal – Arsenal / Slavia Prague
First leg matches (May 6)
Ajax / Roma – Granada / Manchester United
Arsenal / Slavia Prague – Dynamo Zagreb / Villarreal
Gdańsk Stadium, Polonia: 26 de mayo
Check all the information about calendar, classifications and statistics here.