Europa League quarter-finals: Highlights and match reports

Manchester United and Arsenal returned to European action looking to navigate their way into the final four.

Published: 15 April 2021 - 11.35pm

The road to Gdansk continued on Thursday night as Manchester United and Arsenal looked to book their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

With all four quarter-final second legs exclusively live on BT Sport, it was an unmissable night of live action from across Europe.

Read on, or jump to the game of your choice, for highlights and match reports of every game.

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Thursday 15 April

Man Utd 2-0 Granada (agg 4-0)

Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (agg 1-5)

Roma 1-1 Ajax (agg 3-2)

Villarreal 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb (agg 3-1)

Man Utd 2-0 Granada (Agg 4-0)

Edinson Cavani set Manchester United on course for a comfortable victory against Granada as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side reached the Europa League semi-finals for the second successive season.

Marcus Rashford’s fine goal and a late Bruno Fernandes penalty in Spain last week put the Red Devils in control of the quarter-final tie heading into Thursday’s reverse fixture at an empty Old Trafford.

United extinguished any hope of a remarkable Granada turnaround when veteran Cavani volleyed home in the sixth minute, with Jesus Vallejo’s late own goal wrapping up a 2-0 win on the night, 4-0 on aggregate.

Full match report

Slavia Prague 0-4 Arsenal (Agg 1-5)

Arsenal turned on the style to ease past Slavia Prague and set up a Europa League semi-final tie against former head coach Unai Emery’s Villarreal.

With the tie finely-poised following a 1-1 home draw a week ago, the Gunners put in one of their best showings under Mikel Arteta to win 4-0 in Prague.

Nicolas Pepe opened the scoring as his fine Europa League campaign continues, with an Alexandre Lacazette brace and a Bukayo Saka strike more than enough to see them through.

Full match report

Roma 1-1 Ajax (Agg 3-2)

Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike secured Roma’s Europa League semi-final spot against a dominant Ajax in an entertaining second leg at Stadio Olimpico.

Brian Brobbey gave the visitors hope with a smart finish and Ajax were on top for much of the second period before Dzeko struck against the run of play to secure a 3-2 aggregate win.

Roma will face Man United in the last four after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men eased past Granada.

Villarreal 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb (Agg 3-1)

Unai Emery set up a last four meeting with former club Arsenal after his Villarreal side dumped out Dinamo Zagreb.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Croatia, Paco Alcacer and the in-form Gerard Moreno put the hosts two up before Mislav Orsic pulled one back in the second half.

The Spaniards held on to secure a 3-1 aggregate win and set up that tantalising clash with Arsenal.