The Danish team traced their series by defeating Istanbul Basaksehir 3-0, while the Ukrainian team beat Wolfsburg over the final to secure their pass.
The inactivity of soccer at the continental level in the Old Continent was broken this Wednesday with the resumption of the UEFA Europa League 2019/20, which began to define its classified to the quarterfinals.
The first to get their accesses to the next round, which will have a peculiar development for being a single match and in Germany, were Copenhagen and Shakhtar Donetsk, both teams that officiated the premises.
On the Danish side, he received at the Parken Stadion in the capital a Istanbul Basaksehir with the need to overcome the 0-1 suffered in the first leg and he did it in spades. Similarly, those led by Norwegian Stale Solbakken had a hard time breaking parity and only recently secured their pass in the second half.
The goal converted after 4 minutes of play by Jonas Older Wind (assistance from Uruguayan Guillermo Varela) gave reassurance to the homeowner, who liquidated him with a new goal from Wild -of a penalty- at 6 ‘of the complement and Rasmus Falk Jensen at 16 ‘to seal the 3-0.
In this way, Copenhagen leaves the surprising champion of the recent season in the Turkish Super League on the way and would wait as a rival for the pass to the semifinals to Manchester United, which must complete its process against LASK, who was beaten 5-0 in the first shock in Austria.
For its part, the Ukrainian Shakhtar arrived at the Kiev Stadium with a positive 2-1 signed in Germany and finished securing their pass with three goals on the closure of Junior Moraes (89 ‘and 93’) and the Israeli Manor Salomon (91 ).
The spots in this game that ended 3-0 were the expulsions of Davit Khocholava at home and the American John Brooks in the Teutonic box.
Thus, the team led by the Portuguese Luis Castro will face the next phase against the winner of the series between Basel and Eintracht Frankfurt, in which the Swiss have the advantage of 3-0.
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