Kick out COVID-19 by following the World Health Organization and FIFA's five steps to help stop the disease’s spread.

1. Wash hands 2. Cough into bent elbow 3. Don't touch your face 4. Keep physical distance 5. Stay at home if unwell.
More info >
 

Dortmund, Liverpool, Villarreal, Shakhtar well set

Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Villarreal and Shakhtar all have one eye on the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals after taking notable first-leg leads in their round of 16 ties.

Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Villarreal and Shakhtar closed in on the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals with significant victories on Thursday.

Dortmund were the biggest round of 16 first-leg winners, prevailing 3-0 against Tottenham with the help of two Marco Reus goals. Liverpool, meanwhile, came out on top in the evening's highest-profile fixture, Daniel Sturridge's first-half penalty and Roberto Firmino's close-range effort handing them the advantage over domestic rivals Manchester United in the clubs' first-ever European meeting.

Watch Sevilla's 2014/15 triumph
Watch Sevilla's 2014/15 triumph

Athletic Club edged the first instalment of another one-country tie, against Liga rivals Valencia, with Fenerbahçe winning by the same 1-0 scoreline against Braga, Mehmet Topal striking late. Basel are still in with a chance of reaching a home final after drawing 0-0 with holders Sevilla in Switzerland.

Dortmund, Liverpool, Villarreal – 2-0 victors against Bayer Leverkusen – and Shakhtar, who defeated Anderlecht 3-1, will be particularly confident of progressing. Only four times in the history of the competition has a side won the first leg by more than one goal and failed to advance.

ROUND OF 16 FIRST LEGS
Shakhtar 3-1 Anderlecht
Basel 0-0 Sevilla
Dortmund 3-0 Tottenham
Fenerbahçe 1-0 Braga
Villarreal 2-0 Leverkusen
Athletic 1-0 Valencia
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
Sparta Praha 1-1 Lazio

Top