The 2013/14 UEFA Europa League Round of 16 is now complete following Thursday nightâ€™s second leg fixtures.
Andrea Pirlo scored the only goal of the contest with just under 20 minutes remaining as Antonio Conteâ€™s men staked their claim for another European trophy.
Spanish side Valencia eased past Bulgarian surprise packet Ludogorets Razgrad 1-0 on Thursday night following their 3-0 first leg win in Sofia last week while Sevilla required a two-goal second leg win and a penalty shootout to get past La Liga rivals Real Betis.
Portuguese giants Benfica were held to a 2-2 draw by Tottenham in Lisbon but did enough in the first leg to produce a 5-3 aggregate win as FC Porto made it two Portuguese teams in the final eight by beating Italyâ€™s Napoli 3-2 on aggregate.
Porto won 1-0 at home last Thursday and managed to hold the Naples side to a 2-2 draw at the Stadio San Paolo to book their spot in the quarters.
Dutch club AZ Alkmaar held Anzhi Makhachkala to a 0-0 draw in Russia to triumph 1-0 on aggregate, French side Lyon lost 2-1 at Viktoria Plzen but progressed 5-3 over the Czechs while FC Basel came from behind to eliminate Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 in Austria after a scoreless first leg in Switzerland.
The draw for the Europa League quarter-finals will be held on Friday with the first legs to be played on April 3 and second legs on April 10.
2013/14 UEFA Europa League â€“ Round of 16 second leg scores
Viktoria Plzen (CZE): 2 (Daniel Kolar 60â€™, Milan Petrzela 62â€™)
Lyon (FRA): 1 (Bafetimbi Gomis 45+2â€™)
Doosan Arena, Plzen, Czech Republic
*Lyon wins 5-3 on aggregate
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