Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League hopes were dejected by mid-table Belgian side Gent, who requisitioned their mark in a final 16 with a 2-2 pull during Wembley on Thursday as a hosts paid a chastisement for Dele Alli’s first-half red card. Gent, eighth in their domestic league, went by 3-2 on total after a second leg of a last-32 tie and will be assimilated in Friday’s pull by Olympique Lyonnais who won 7-1 during home to AZ Alkmaar for an 11-2 delight over dual legs.
Borussia Moenchengladbach stormed behind from 3-0 down on total to kick Fiorentina interjection to a 12-minute hat-trick from Lars Stindl and AS Roma cruised into a subsequent turn 4-1 notwithstanding a 1-0 home better opposite Villarreal. Europa League favourites Manchester United kick St Etienne 1-0 divided on Wednesday for a 4-0 total victory. Spurs had begun in front of a record Europa League throng of 80,465 during Wembley, where they have played European home games this tenure due to building work during White Hart Lane, and leveled a total measure after 10 mins by Christian Eriksen.
But an possess idea that glanced off a conduct of Spurs striker Harry Kane 10 mins after put Gent behind in a pushing seat, before a impulse of stupidity from Alli hermetic Tottenham’s fate. The England midfielder showed a brief compound that was a cause in his early career as he leapt two-footed into a knee high plea to pull a red label 5 mins before halftime.
Spurs easy their advantage on a night with a thumping strike from midfielder Victor Wanyama though Jeremy Perbet, who grabbed a usually idea in a initial leg, scored again with a deflected bid after 82 mins to finish a hosts’ hopes. “I am really disappointed,” pronounced Tottenham’s Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino. “We started good and scored. The tie was open though we conceded a idea in one movement in a initial half. After that it was complicated.”
Lyon’s Nabil Fekir grabbed a hat-trick as a French side built on their already considerable first-leg advantage to vanquish Dutch side AZ by a competition’s second-biggest margin, after Valencia’s 10-0 better of Rapid Vienna final year. The 13 goals over dual legs also equalled a foe record, set by Porto’s 10-3 win over Spartak Moscow in 2011. Fiorentina’s Nikola Kalinic and Borja Valero scored inside a initial 29 mins to give a Italians a three-goal total lead before Moenchengladbach launched an extraordinary fightback.
Stindl converted a chastisement a notation before halftime and afterwards twice some-more in discerning period after a mangle before Andreas Christensen powered home a header on a hour to give Gladbach a 4-2 win on a night and a place in a final 16. Four-times European champions Ajax Amsterdam went by with a 1-0 feat on Thursday and a same total measure over Legia Warsaw, while Celta Vigo won 2-0 during Shakhtar Donetsk after additional time to bind a 2-1 win over a dual legs.
Zenit St Petersburg kick Anderlecht 3-1 during home, though went out on divided goals after a compare finished 3-3 on aggregate.