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2020-2021 UEFA Europa League Quarterfinals

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🏆🇮🇹  AS Roma is the only Italian Serie A team participating in the 2020-2021 UEFA Europa League Quarterfinals.   Roma will be playing against Ajax.   The Quarterfinal First Leg will be on Thursday 8 April 2021.   The Second Leg will be played on Thursday 15.  The Semifinal are scheduled on Thursday 29 April and Thursday 6 May 2021.  Let’s all cheer for the Roman gladiators !!!!

 👉  Europa League quarter-final draw on Friday 19 March 2021 in Nyon.

Granada (ESP) vs Manchester United (ENG)
Arsenal (ENG) vs Slavia Praha (CZE)
Ajax (NED) vs Roma (ITA)   **
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vs Villarreal (ESP)

** First leg Ajax vs AS Roma on Thursday 8 April at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam at 21.

Second leg AS Roma vs Ajax on Thursday 15 April at the Olimpico di Roma Sadium at 21.

👉  What if the scores are level?

As reported by UEFA, if ties are level after 180 minutes they are decided on away goals, first and foremost. If teams still can’t be separated, it goes to extra time. If both teams score the same number of goals during the 30 additional minutes, away goals count double. If there are no further goals in extra time, the tie goes to a penalty shoot-out (alternate takers).

👉  Europa League semi-final draw

1. Granada (ESP) / Manchester United (ENG) vs Ajax (NED) / Roma (ITA)
2. Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) / Villarreal (ESP) vs Arsenal (ENG) / Slavia Praha (CZE)

Front Pages, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Saturday 20 March 2021

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Good morning, my friends! Here are the front pages from the Italian newspapers La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Saturday 20 March 2021.

La Gazzetta dello Sport, Front Page, Saturday 20 March 2021.


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Corriere dello Sport, Front Page, Friday 19 March 2021.


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Tutto Sport, Front Page, Friday 19 March 2021.


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Front Pages, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Friday 19 March 2021

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Good morning, my friends! Here are the front pages from the Italian newspapers La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport, and Tutto Sport, Friday 19 March 2021.

La Gazzetta dello Sport, Front Page, Friday 19 March 2021.


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Corriere dello Sport, Front Page, Friday 19 March 2021.


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Tutto Sport, Front Page, Friday 19 March 2021.


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UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Result AC MILAN 0 – 1 MANCHESTER UNITED, Thursday 18 March 2021

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51% Ball Possession AC MILAN and 49% Ball Possession MANCHESTER UNITED
AC Milan 0 – 1 Manchester United
.                                            48′ Paul Pogba

AC Milan failing the mission to win the Europa League Round of 16, Second Leg game defeated by Manchester United on Thursday 18 March 2021 at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy.  The first leg ended with a 1-1 draw.  The aggregate result is Milan 1 – 2 Manchester United.  It is a painful elimination losing in San Siro.  AC Milan will have to focus on winning the Serie A Scudetto and qualify to the Champions League next season.

UUUFFFAAAAA Manchester United opening the score in the 48th minute. It is the ex-Juventus player Paul Pogba to defeat AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with a right footed shot to the top left corner. The assist is by Rade Krunic.  The aggregate is Milan 1 – 2 Manchester United.

Here is AC MILAN official starting lineup – formation by Coach Stefano Pioli:

👉 Lineup AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): G.Donnarumma; Kalulu, Kjær, Tomori, Hernández; Meïte, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Çalhanoğlu, Krunić; Castillejo.

Here is MANCHESTER UNITED official starting lineup – formation by Coach Solskjaer:

👉 Lineup MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, James; Rashford.
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Referee Felix Brych from Germany will be assisted by Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER) and Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER). The Fourth Official will beChristian Dingert (GER). The VAR will be Marco Fritz (GER). The AVAR will be Sascha Stegemann (GER). The Referee Observer will be Bernardino Gonzalez Vazquez (ESP).


2020 – 2021 UEFA Europa League
Round of 16, Second Leg

AC Milan 0 – 1 Manchester United
Thursday 18 March 2021
San Siro Stadium
Milan, Italy

21:00

Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Christian Dingert (GER)
VAR: Marco Fritz (GER)
AVAR: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Referee Observer: Bernardino Gonzalez Vazquez (ESP)

Goals: 48′ Paul Pogba (MU)

Official lineups – formations – tabellino:

👉 Lineup AC MILAN (4-2-3-1): G.Donnarumma; Kalulu, Kjær, Tomori, Hernández; Meïte, Kessie; Saelemaekers, Çalhanoğlu, Krunić; Castillejo.

Subs.: A. Donnarumma, Tătărușanu; Dalot, Gabbia; Bennacer, Díaz, Tonali; Ibrahimović, Tonin.

Coach: Stefano Pioli.

👉 Lineup MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, James; Rashford.

Subs.: De Gea, Grant; Telles, Tuanzebe, Williams; Diallo, Matić, Pogba, van de Beek.

Coach: Solskjær.

UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Result SHAKHTAR DONETSK 1 – 2 AS ROMA, Thursday 18 March 2021

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64% Ball Possession SHAKHTAR DONETSK and 36% Ball Possession AS ROMA
Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – 2 AS Roma
59′ Júnior Moraes                                               48′ Borja Mayoral
.                                                                                  72′ Borja Mayoral

Mission accomplished!   AS Roma win the Europa League Round 16, Second Leg game defeating Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday 18 March 2021 at the NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.   AS Roma qualifying to the Europa League Quarterfinals with an aggregate result of 1-5.  Congratulations to the Roman gladiators!!!!   The hero is Borja Mayoral scoring the two goals, way to go!

AS Roma opening the score in the 48th minute. It is Borja Mayoral to defeat Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Trubin with a headeed shot to the bottom left corner.

Shakhtar Donetsk equalizing for the 1-1 in the 59th minute. Júnior Moraes defeating AS Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez from very close range with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. The headed assist is by Alan Patrick.

Roma taking the lead again in the 72nd minute. It is again Borja Mayoral to score with a right footed shot.

Here is SHAKHTAR DONETSK official starting lineup – formation by Coach Castro:

👉 Lineup SHAKHTAR DONETSK (4-1-4-1): Trubin; Dodo, Vitao, Kryvtsov, Matvienko; Alan Patrick, Marcos Antonio, Maycon; Tete, Moraes, Solomon.

Here is AS ROMA official starting lineup – formation by Coach Paulo Fonseca:

👉 Lineup AS ROMA (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez; Kumbulla, Cristante, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Villar, Diawara, Spinazzola; Pedro, Carles Perez; Borja Mayoral.
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Click the video to watch Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma highlights on Thursday 18 March 2021.

Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz from Spain will be assisted by Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP) and Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Diaz Perez (ESP). The Fourth Official will be Javier Estrada Fernandez (ESP). The VAR will be Alejandro Hernández Hernandez (ESP). The AVAR will be Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP). The Referee Observer will be Vladimir Antonov (MDA).


2020 – 2021 UEFA Europa League
Round of 16, Second Leg

Shakhtar Donetsk 1 –  2 AS Roma
Thursday 18 March 2021
NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium
Kiev, Ukraine

18:55

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Diaz Perez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Javier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
VAR: Alejandro Hernández Hernandez (ESP)
AVAR: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

Goals:  48′ Borja Mayoral (R), 59′ Júnior Moraes (S),  72′ Borja Mayoral (R)

Official lineups – formations – tabellino:

👉 Lineup SHAKHTAR DONETSK (4-1-4-1): Trubin; Dodo, Vitao, Kryvtsov, Matvienko; Alan Patrick, Marcos Antonio, Maycon; Tete, Moraes, Solomon.

Subs: Shevchenko, Paytov, Ismaily, Bondar, Marlos, Taison, Bolbat, Sudakov, Konoplyanka.

Coach: Castro.

👉 Lineup AS ROMA (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez; Kumbulla, Cristante, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Villar, Diawara, Spinazzola; Pedro, Carles Perez; Borja Mayoral.

Subs: Mirante, Fuzato, Mancini, Bruno Peres, Santon, Calafiori, Pellegrini, El Shaarawy, Dzeko.

Coach: Paulo Fonseca.