Barcelona resist to beat Galatasaray as Tammy Abraham fires Roma through - Europa League and Europa Conference League round-up


Barcelona fought back to win 2-1 at Galatasaray on Thursday and advance to the Europa League quarter-finals 2-1 on aggregate after a scoreless draw in the first leg.Brazilian defender Marcao gave the Turkish side the lead in the 28th minute with a diving header from a corner.

Pedri scored the equaliser for Barcelona with a great specific goal, getting a pass from Ferran Torres and leaving two defenders on the flooring with terrific ability prior to tucking home from close quarters.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed against the post before the break and the former Arsenal striker put Barca ahead 3 minutes into the second half with a close-range header after two magnificent stops by Galatasaray goalkeeper Inaki Pena who is on loan from the Spanish club.

Barca diminished the clock, exasperating the home crowd who began throwing bottles and plastic cups onto the field and the referee stopped the game for a couple of minutes while the Galatasaray players tried to calm their fans down.

Rangers joined Barca in the last eight regardless of losing 2-1 at Red Star Belgrade, progressing 3-2 on aggregate.

Mirko Ivanic gave the Serbian side hope by scoring the opener early in the very first half, however the Scottish side held on and Ryan Kent equalised after the interval. El Fardou Ben's goal in stoppage time was too little too late for Red Star.

Braga managed a spirited 1-1 draw at Monaco, advancing 3-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 in Portugal.

In Germany, Atalanta won 1-0 at Bayer Leverkusen thanks to a late goal from Jeremie Boga and advanced to the quarter-finals 4-2 on aggregate.Lyon held on for a 1-1 draw against Porto to advance 2-1 on aggregate. Moussa Dembele doubled the French side's lead in the tie before Pepe responded.

Eintracht Frankfurt nabbed a dramatic victory in injury time of extra time against Real Betis following an own goal by the visitors.Betis' Guido Rodriguez got the regrettable final touch as the German side grabbed a 1-1 draw at home to go through 3-2 on aggregate. Betis' Borja Iglesias had actually sent the match into additional time with a 90th-minute strike.

Tammy Abraham headed an injury-time equaliser as Roma got a 1-1 draw against Vitesse Arnhem in Italy to progress 2-1 on aggregate.

Wesley Fofana scored on his return to action as Leicester reached the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League regardless of losing 2-1 on the night at Rennes.

Goals from Benjamin Bourigeaud and Flavien Tait offered the French side hope however Fofana, returning after seven months out with a broken leg, scored a vital goal to put the Foxes through 3-2 on aggregate.Slavia Prague finished with 9 men as they lost 4-3 at Austrian side Linz however still went through from a remarkable tie 7-5 on aggregate.

In other matches, PSV Eindhoven beat Copenhagen 4-0 to go through 8-4 overall and Marseille got rid of Basel 2-1 for a 4-2 aggregate success. Feyenoord alleviated to an 8-3 aggregate success over Partizan Belgrade with a 3-1 win at De Kuip while PAOK won 2-1 at Gent to progress 3-1 overall.Bodo/Glimt scored in extra time to earn a 2-2 at AZ Alkmaar and reach the next stage 4-3 on aggregate.

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