Arsenal, Man U move to quarters of Europa league, Tots blow 2 nil advantage to sink.

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur blew a first leg two-goal advantage to record a shock exit out of the Europa League, losing 3-2 aggregate to Dinamo Zagreb.

Their North London rivals Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals despite losing 0-1 to Greek team Olympiacos at the Emirates on Thursday night.

Arteta’s side ended the tie 3-2 on aggregate.

Youssef El-Arabi’s second-half strike gave the Gunners something to think about as the aggregate scores were reduced to 3-2.

The Moroccan cut inside before smashing his effort past Bernd Leno and into the bottom corner.

Olympiacos’ comeback was curtailed later on as they were reduced to ten men, with Ousseynou Ba shown a second yellow card after a hand in the face of Gabriel Martinelli, as the Gunners saw out the 3-2 aggregate win.

Olympiacos dominated the match largely recording 57 percent of possession compared to Arsenal’s 43.

For Tottenham, it was a more tragic story as they squandered their two-goal lead in the first leg.

The match at Stadion Maksimir ended 0-0 at half time.

But 17 minutes into the second half, Zagreb began to tear the Spurs apart, with Mislav Orsic opening scoring in the 62nd minute.

In the 83rd minute, Orsic leveled the game on aggregate for the home team, by scoring his brace for the day.

The Croatia international made it a hat trick in the extra-time, scoring again in the 106th minute, effectively ending Tottenham’s adventure in Europe.

Molde defeated Granada 2-1 on aggregate to move to the quarters too while Roma got a 2-1 aggregate over Shaktar Dontsk to move forward.

Villareal beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 on aggregate; Ajax dismissed the Young Boys also 2-0 on aggregate.

The game between Manchester United and AC Milan ended at 10:56 pm Nigerian time going into added time and Paul Pogba lone strike at 49 minutes saw Man U into the last eight making 1-0 on aggregate after Man U played barren draw at home in the first leg.

Nigeria’s Leon Balogun saw red with two yellow cards as Rangers sank, Joe Aribo also got a yellow but a goal from Peter Olayinka (14th minute) and Nicholas Stanchu (74 minute) at the backyard of Rangers Thursday night gave visiting Slavia Prague 3-1 goals aggregate victory and a ticket to the quarters.

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