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Bayer Leverkusen beat Monaco 5-3 on penalties to reach the last-16

EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND UP: Bayer Leverkusen beat Monaco 5-3 on penalties to reach the last 16 after a thrilling 5-5 aggregate draw… while Sevilla and Sporting Lisbon join Juventus in the next round

By Will Pickworth for Mailonline

20:53 February 23, 2023, updated 21:03 February 23, 2023

  • The second leg of the Europa League playoffs took place on Thursday evening
  • Juventus reached the round of 16 after beating Ligue 1 club Nantes 4-1 on aggregate
  • There were also Bayer Leverkusen, PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon

Bayer Leverkusen, PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon have secured their place in the round of 16 of the Europa League together with Juventus.

It was a high-scoring Thursday in the competition, with 11 goals in the other three clashes early in the evening.

German club Leverkusen clinched a dramatic 5-3 penalty shoot-out win over AS Monaco after a thrilling draw.

Monaco went into the game 3-2 after last week’s first leg but that advantage was wiped out almost immediately when child prodigy Florian Wirtz scored the opening goal.

Wissam Ben Yedder equalized almost immediately with a penalty for Monaco before Exequiel Palacios restored Leverkusen’s lead that night.

Bayer Leverkusen reached the last 16 of the Europa League with a 5-3 win on penalties against AS Monaco
Breel Embolo scored late to take the tie into overtime with a 5-5 aggregate score
Elsewhere, Sporting Lisbon defeated Danish club Midtjylland 4-0 to advance to the next round

Amine Adli scored again as Xabi Alonso’s side took a 5-4 aggregate lead before Breel Embolo equalized again in the 84th minute.

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Extra time was less eventful and then the Germans emerged victorious 5-3 on penalties, having scored all five penalties and Eliot Matazo missed a shot for the Principality side.

Elsewhere, Sporting Lisbon, narrowly beaten by Tottenham and Eintracht Frankfurt in qualifying for the knockout rounds of the Champions League, played Danish side Midtjylland.

A brace from Pedro Goncalves, combined with a goal from Sebastian Coates and an own goal from Stefan Gartenmann, gave Ruben Amorin’s side a 4-0 win and a 5-0 aggregate win that night.

Despite a spirited PSV comeback against Sevilla, the Spanish side persevered after last week’s 3-0 win in the first leg to progress to the last 16.

Luuk de Jong had opened the scoring against his former side in the 77th minute to scare Jorge Sampaoli’s side but the Dutch side failed to complete the turnaround.

Although an added-time goal from Wölfe loanee Fabio Silva gave them a 2-0 win that night.

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