Liverpool, Leverkusen qualify for Europa quater finals

Liverpool and Bayern Leverkusen qualified for the Europa league after a scintillating matches last night

Liverpool thrashed Sparta Prague 6- 1 as the Reds scored two quick-fire goals in the opening 15 minutes as Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo both fired in from close range, before Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty – his 199th goal for Liverpool – made it 3-0 after the break.

Liverpool are also second in the Premier League and face Manchester United in last eight of the FA Cup as they look to add more silverware following their Carabao Cup triumph in February.

Dominik Szoboszlai’s precise cut-back allowed Uruguay forward Nunez to start the rout, as he registered his ninth goal in 11 games, by guiding a low effort into the bottom right corner.

And some shambolic attempts to play out from the visitors the back only served to provide further momentum to Liverpool’s blistering start.

Liverpool have qualified with a game to spare as Toulouse’s draw with Union Saint-Gilloise means Jurgen Klopp’s side have secured top spot in Group E,

Patrik Schick scored twice in stoppage time as Bayer Leverkusen dramatically beat Qarabag to reach the Europa League quarter-finals and extend their season-long unbeaten run.

Second-half goals from Abdellah Zoubir and Juninho put visitors Qarabag 4-2 up on aggregate and in control of the tie.

However, Jeremie Frimpong volleyed in 10 minutes after Qarabag defender Elvin was sent off.

Aston Villa thrashed Ajax at a raucous Villa Park to move into the Europa Conference League quarter-finals – their first appearance in the last eight of a major European competition since 1998.

Goals from Ollie Watkins, Leon Bailey, substitute Jhon Duran and Moussa Diaby sealed a thoroughly-deserved victory on a memorable night for the Villa fans.

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