Europa League round-up: Man U, Ajax, Lyon and Celta Vigo through to semis

Manchester United booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Europa League after recording a 2-1 victory over
Anderlecht in the second leg of their quarter-final at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

Extra-time was needed to separate the two teams after
Sofiane Hanni had cancelled out a Henrikh Mkhitaryan effort to leave the pair level at the end of 180 minutes of the last-eight tie.

Man United were the stronger team in the additional 30 minutes, however, and Marcus Rashford scored the vital goal in the second half of extra-time as the 20-time English champions booked their spot in the final four of the competition.

French side Lyon secured their place in the last-four in dramatic circumstances, winning a 7-6 sudden-death penalty shootout victory at Besiktas.

Joining Lyon in the draw for the last four are Ajax after they secured a dramatic 4-3 aggregate win against Schalke despite being reduced to 10 men.

In Belgium, Pione Sisto’s solo goal sealed Celta Vigo’s place after they edged out Genk.

Europa League – Quarter-finals April 20
AET Besiktas 2 – 1 Lyon *
FT Genk 1 – 1 Celta Vigo
AET Manchester United 2 – 1 Anderlecht
AET Schalke 04 3 – 2 Ajax

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