European League match Monaco – Leverkusen. Czech forward Adam Hložek is pictured with his teammates in Monaco on February 23, 2023.
Prague – The Leverkusen footballers advanced to the round of 16 of the Europa League. With a 3:2 victory in Monaco, Bayer avenged the opponent's equally heavy home defeat and won the penalty shootout 5:3 thanks to Patrik Schick's converted attempt. In the 70th minute, the Czech forward replaced national team teammate Adam Hložk.
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Manchester United defeated Barcelona 2:1 in the home rematch of the 2nd round hit and eliminated the Catalans. The first match at Camp Nou ended 2:2. After an opening 1-1 draw with Nantes, Juventus Turin won 3-0 in France thanks to a hat-trick from Ángel Di María. Sporting Lisbon, FC Sevilla, AS Roma and Union Berlin also qualified for the next stage of the competition. The draw for the round of 16 will take place on Friday from 12:00 in Nyon, Switzerland.
Leverkusen got off to a better start in Monaco, sending Wirtz into the lead in the 13th minute after German goalkeeper Nübel hesitated. Moments later, captain Ben Yedder equalized from the penalty spot. In the 19th minute, Palacios returned the lead to the visitors with a precise shot after Hložka action. He then stretched Nübel with a hard blow.
Bayer also had success entering the second half, and Adli scored his third goal in the 58th minute with a header from Wirtz's cross. Immediately Ben Yedder hit the crossbar and in the 84th minute substitute Embolo prevented Monaco from being eliminated in regular time.
In extra time, the spectators did not see a better chance, with the exception of the header of home substitute Volland, which was neutralized by the goalkeeper of Hradecky. All five of Leverkusen's executioners, including Schick, succeeded in the penalty shootout, while Monaco's Matazo hit the crossbar.
Manchester at Old Trafford started against Barcelona with a great chance by Fernandes, which was saved by goalkeeper Ter Stegen. The Portuguese midfielder then fouled Balde in the penalty area, and in the 18th minute Lewandowski luckily converted a penalty kick.
But the “Red Devils” turned the score around after changing sides. Fred equalized in the 47th minute, and less than a quarter of an hour before the end, another Brazilian, substitute Antony, decided. The leaders of the Spanish league lost after 18 competitive matches, while United, on the other hand, extended their unbeaten streak to nine duels.
Everything was going well for Juventus in Nantes from the start. In the fifth minute, Di María opened the scoring with an exhibition shot, and the Argentine world champion increased the score in a quarter of an hour from a penalty kick, before the home team's Pallois was sent off for a hand in the penalty area. Thirty-five-year-old winger Di María completed a hat-trick in the 78th minute with a header. Captain Coates scored in the first half, Goncalves scored two goals after the change of sides and Gartenmann scored an own goal. Midtjylland played without the suspended Paulinho from the 38th minute.
Sevilla at the PSV Eindhoven stadium, due to a 3:0 home victory, even a 0:2 defeat was enough to progress. Former Sevilla striker De Jong put the home team in the lead in the 77th minute, substitute Silva imitated the captain's setup, but the Dutch team did not manage to do more. the act when Belotti and Dybala hit against the Austrian opponent. The reigning winners of the European Conference League have already kept the progress result 2:0.
In Berlin, Union defeated Ajax Amsterdam 3:1, on whose field they drew 0:0. Knoche opened the scoring with a penalty and Juranovic added a second goal before the break. After the change of sides, Kudus reduced, but Doekhi added the Union's third goal.
Rematches of the 2nd round of the European Conference League football:
AS Monaco – Bayer Leverkusen 2:3 after extra time . (2:3, 1:2), on pen. 3:5
Goals: 19. Ben Yedder from pen., 84. Embolo – 13. Wirtz, 21. Palacios, 58. Adli. Diaby converted the decisive penalty. First match: 3:2, Leverkusen advances.
Nantes – Juventus Turin 0:3 (0:2)
Goals: 5th, 20th from pen. and 78. Di María. CK: 18. Pallois (Nantes). First match: 1:1, Juventus advanced.
Midtjylland – Sporting Lisbon 0:4 (0:1)
Goals: 50th and 77th. Goncalves, 21. Coates, 85. owned by Gartenmann. CK: 38. Paulinho (Midtjylland). First match: 1:1, Sporting advanced.
PSV Eindhoven – FC Sevilla 2:0 (0:0)
Goals: 77. De Jong , 90.+5 Silva. First match: 0:3, Sevilla advanced.
Manchester United – FC Barcelona 2:1 (0:1)
Goals: 47. Fred, 73. Antony – 18. Lewandowski from pen. First match: 2:2, Manchester advanced.
Union Berlin – Ajax Amsterdam 3:1 (2:0)
Goals: 20. Knoche z pen., 44. Juranović, 50. Doekhi – 47. Kudus. CK: 90.+7 Álvarez (Ajax). First match: 0:0, Union advanced.
AS Rome – Salzburg 2:0 (2:0)
Goals: 33. Belotti, 40 .Dybala. First match: 0:1, Roma advance.
Rennes – Shakhtar Donetsk 1:0 (0:0) after 90 minutes
Goal: 54. Toko Ekambi. First match: 1:2, going into extra time.