EUROPA LEAGUE WRAP: Fiorentina set up Juventus clash, Tottenham through as Swansea fall to Napoli

The Europa League Round of 32 for the 2013/14 season has been completed with 16 clubs progressing and the remaining 16 returning to focus on domestic duties.

The Europa League Round of 32 for the 2013/14 season has been completed with 16 clubs progressing and the remaining 16 returning to focus on domestic duties.

Of the Premier League clubs, Tottenham produced a second-half comeback to beat plucky Ukrainian side Dnipro 3-1 at White Hart Lane to progress 3-2 on aggregate following last week’s 1-0 defeat.

Dnipro had set up a two-goal lead early in the second half through Roman Zozulya but Christian Eriksen pulled one back for Spurs before Zozulya was sent off for a headbutt on Jan Vertonghen.

Tottenham then turned it on with a brace from Emmanuel Adebayor ensuring they made it through to the Round of 16 where they will meet Benfica.

Spurs’ league rivals Swansea City met a different fate, however, as they lost 3-1 to Napoli following the scoreless draw in south Wales last Thursday.

The Swans were inches away from leading on the away goal rule when Napoli led 2-1 but Pepe Reina produced a reflex save to deny Dwight Tiendalli’s point blank header.

Lorenzo Insigne and Gonzalo Higuain scored either side of Jonathan de Guzman before Gokhan Inler grabbed a late goal to wrap it up for the Naples outfit who will go on to face FC Porto in the next phase.

Fiorentina have set up an all-Italian Round of 16 fixture with Serie A champions Juventus by beating Danish side Esbjerg 4-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in Florence tonight as the Bianconeri breezed past Turkish outfit Trabzonspor 4-0 on aggregate after two sets of 2-0 wins.

Elsewhere, Real Betis got the better of Russia’s Rubin Kazan to set up an all-Spanish affair with Sevilla who eliminated Slovenia’s NK Maribor.

Czech Republic side Viktoria Plzen edged Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk while their compatriots Chonormorets Odess narrowly fell 1-0 to French club Lyon.

Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets Razgrad provided the shock of the round by knocking out Italy’s Lazio, Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg produced a commanding 6-1 aggregate victory over Dutch powerhouse Ajax while Swiss champions FC Basel won at home 3-0 over Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Portugal’s Porto managed to beat Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt on away goals after a thrilling 5-5 draw over two legs, Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala got the better of Belgium’s Genk 2-0, Spanish outfit Valencia progressed at the expense of Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev, Benfica cruised past Greece’s PAOK and Dutch side AZ Alkmaar edged Czech outfit Slovan Liberec.

2013/14 UEFA Europa League Round of 32 – second leg scores

Rubin Kazan (RUS): 0
Real Betis (SPN): 2 (Nono 45’, Ruben Castro 64’)
Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
*Betis wins 3-1 on aggregate

Napoli (ITA): 3 (Lorenzo Insigne 17’, Gonzalo Higuain 78’, Gokhan Inler 90+1’)
Swansea City (WAL): 1 (Jonathan de Guzman 30’)
Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy
*Napoli wins 3-1 on aggregate

Sevilla (SPN): 2 (Jose Antonio Reyes 42’, Kevin Gameiro 59)
NK Maribor (SVN): 1 (Dare Vrsic 90+2’)
Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain
*Sevilla wins 4-3 on aggregate

Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR): 1 (Luiz Adriano 88’)
Viktoria Plzen (CZE): 2 (Daniel Kolar 29’, Milan Petrzela 33’)
Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
*Plzen wins 3-2 on aggregate

Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL): 3 (Roman Bezjak 67’, Hristo Zlatinski 78’, Juninho Quixada 88’)
Lazio (ITA): 3 (Keita Balde Diao 1’, Brayan Perea 54’, Miroslav Klose 82’)
Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria
*Razgrad wins 4-3 on aggregate

Red Bull Salzburg (AUT): 3 (Mike van der Hoorn (og) 56’, Sadio Mane 66’, Jonathan Soriano 77’)
Ajax (NED): 1 (Davy Klaassen 82’)
Red Bull Arena, Salzburg, Austria
*Salzburg wins 6-1 on aggregate

FC Basel (SUI): 3 (Valentin Stocker 18’, Marco Streller 60’/72’)
Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR): 0
St Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
*Basel win 3-0 on aggregate

Eintracht Frankfurt (GER): 3 (Stefan Aigner 37’, Alexander Meier 52’/76’)
FC Porto (POR): 3 (Eliaquim Mangala 58’/71’, Nabil Ghilas 86’)
Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
*Porto wins on away goals after 5-5 aggregate

Tottenham (ENG): 3 (Christian Eriksen 56’, Emmanuel Adebayor 65’/69’)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR): 1 (Roman Zozulya 48’)
White Hart Lane, London, England
*Tottenham wins 3-2 on aggregate

Trabzonspor (TUR): 0
Juventus (ITA): 2 (Arturo Vidal 18’, Dani Osvaldo 33’)
Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium, Trabzon, Turkey
*Juventus wins 4-0 on aggregate

Lyon (FRA): 1 (Alexandre Lazacette 80’)
Chornomorets Odessa (UKR): 0
Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France
*Lyon wins 1-0 on aggregate

Fiorentina (ITA): 1 (Josip Ilicic 47’)
Esbjerg (DEN): 1 (Mikkel Vestergaard 90+1’)
Stadio Artemi Franchi, Florence, Italy
*Fiorentina wins 4-2 on aggregate

Genk (BEL): 0
Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS): 2 (Katuku Tshimanga (og) 64’, Oleksandr Aliyev 71’)
Cristal Arena, Genk, Belgium
*Anzhi wins 2-0 on aggregate

Valencia (SPN): 0
Dynamo Kiev (UKR): 0
Mestalla, Valencia, Spain
*Valencia wins 2-0 on aggregate

Benfica (POR): 3 (Nicolas Gaitan 70’, Lima (p) 78’, Lazar Markovic 79’)
PAOK (GRE): 0
Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
*Benfica wins 4-0 on aggregate

AZ Alkmaar (NED): 1 (Nick Viergever 19’)
Slovan Liberec (CZE): 1 (Yevhen Budnik 72’)
AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar, Holland
*AZ wins 2-1 on aggregate

 
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