Jonatan Soriano said that his spectacular second goal in FC Salzburg's 3-0 first-leg victory against AFC Ajax was "the best I have ever scored", while Ajax's Niklas Moisander admitted it was a "really bad day" for the Dutch side.
Ahead of the all-Italian clash between ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma and the all-Spanish tie between Villarreal CF and Sevilla FC, UEFA.com looks back at previous meetings between sides from the same country.
One club men: Totti and De Rossi
A rarity in the modern game, Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi have only played professional football for one club - AS Roma. They tell UEFA.com what the club means to them. Watch and then have your say and tell us your favourite #oneclubman
Reaction: Smertin on Dinamo draw
UEFA.com spoke to former Russia international Aleksei Smertin after FC Dinamo Moskva were drawn against SSC Napoli in the UEFA Europa League round of 16.
Dudek on last 16 draw
UEFA Europa League final ambassador Jerzy Dudek gave UEFA.com his reaction to the draw for the round of 16.
Stuart expecting tough test for Everton
Former Everton FC midfielder Graham Stuart spoke to UEFA.com after the English side were drawn against FC Dynamo Kyiv in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League.
Watch six classic penalty shoot-outs
See highlights from some of the most dramatic shoot-outs in UEFA Europa League and UEFA Cup history, including wins for Tottenham Hotspur FC, Galatasaray AŞ and Sevilla FC
Head-to-head: Zenit v PSV
As FC Zenit and PSV Eindhoven prepare to meet again for a place in the round of 16, watch highlights from some of the past and present star players from both sides, including Andrey Arshavin, Memphis Depay and Hulk.
Six of the best Europa League knockout ties
From David Villa's "craziest match" to a couple of big upsets and a history-making 94th-minute winner. UEFA.com recalls six great UEFA Europa League ties.
Highlights: UEFA Europa League stars
Hugo Lloris, Kevin De Bruyne, Gonzalo Higuaín? Who are you looking forward to seeing in the UEFA Europa League? Join the debate on Twitter @EuropaLeague
Ten great group stage goals
Watch ten of the best goals from this season’s group stage, including spectacular efforts from Jonatan Soriano, Kevin De Bruyne and Erik Lamela’s rabona.
The De Rossi passion for Roma
Now in his 14th year at AS Roma, Daniele De Rossi reminisces about his time at the Italian club, while he and his father Alberto reveal why the Giallorossi means so much to them.
Jerzy Dudek: My team of 2014
Jerzy Dudek picks fellow countryman Robert Lewandowski as part of his team of 2014, with the goalkeeper picking Manuel Neuer – "simply the best" – as his No1.
Monchi on “difficult” Sevilla test
Sevilla FC sporting director Ramón Rodríguez ‘Monchi’ says their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie with VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach is worthy of being a semi-final.
Inter ready for “classic” match
FC Internazionale Milano general director Marco Fassone says Celtic FC have a “great tradition” as the two sides are drawn together in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.
Smertin wary of Anderlecht threat
UEFA.com gets the thoughts of former Russia international Alexey Smertin following FC Dinamo Moskva’s pairing with RSC Anderlecht in the UEFA Europa League draw.
Karembeu on Dnipro’s attacking strengths
Former Olympiacos FC midfielder, and current strategic advisor, Christian Karembeu gives UEFA.com his thoughts after the Greek champions were paired in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Snodin on Everton’s Swiss test
UEFA.com spoke to former Everton FC midfielder Ian Snodin about their draw with BSC Young Boys in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.
Perrin: Anything is possible for St-Étienne
AS Saint-Étienne face a make-or-break matchday six encounter with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk which will decide their UEFA Europa League future. Ahead of that meeting UEFA.com spoke to the French side's captain Loïc Perrin.
Highlights: Sevilla’s greatest goals
Sevilla FC have won the competition on three occasions, so here are some of their best strikes in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League, including Stéphane Mbia’s late goal at Valencia CF in the 2013/14 campaign.
Bonner on "special" Celtic nights
Celtic FC legend Packie Bonner tells UEFA.com why European nights at the Glasgow club's Celtic Park ground are so memorable.
Highlights: Tottenham’s greatest goals
Two-time winners Tottenham have scored many memorable goals in the competition. Watch five of their best, including Erik Lamela’s rabona, here.
Classic Dynamo Kyiv v Steaua encounters
With FC Dynamo Kyiv and FC Steaua Bucureşti drawn together in the UEFA Europa League group stage, UEFA.com looks back on some of the highlights from previous clashes between the sides.
Highlights of historic Galatasaray glory
Watch highlights from the 2000 UEFA Cup final as Galatasaray AŞ became the first Turkish club to win a major European trophy with victory against Arsenal FC.
Follow the road to Warsaw on UEFA.com
UEFA.com will have UEFA Europa League match highlights and features throughout the 2014/15 season.
Dinamo draw excites Smertin
Former Russia international Alexey Smertin gave UEFA.com his thoughts on FC Dinamo Moskva’s hopes in this season’s UEFA Europa League after they were drawn against PSV Eindhoven, Panathinaikos FC and Estoril Praia in the group stage.
Inter great Zanetti on draw
FC Internazionale Milano legend Javier Zanetti spoke to UEFA.com after his club were paired with FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, AS Saint-Étienne and Qarabağ FK in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
Allofs on Wolfsburg’s draw
UEFA.com spoke to VfL Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs after the German club were paired with LOSC Lille, Everton FC and FC Krasnodar in the UEFA Europa League group stage.
Saint-Étienne reaction: Rocheteau
AS Saint-Étienne legend Dominique Rocheteau spoke to UEFA.com about his former club’s chances in this season’s UEFA Europa League after the group stage draw in Monaco.
Panathinaikos draw reaction
Following their UEFA Europa League draw in Group E alongside PSV Eindhoven, Estoril Praia and FC Dinamo Moskva, Panathinaikos FC’s Panagiotis Fyssas gave his reaction to UEFA.com.
Riihilahti on HJK draw
After HJK Helsinki were drawn in Group B of the UEFA Europa League with FC København, Club Brugge KV and Torino FC, Aki Riihailahti gave his reaction to the draw to UEFA.com.