Europa League: Spurs dumped out, Arsenal reach last eight despite loss

Mislav Orsic scored a hat trick, including the winner in extra time, as Dinamo Zagreb stunned Tottenham 3-0 on Friday (NZ time) to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg and reach the Europa League quarterfinals.
Playing just three days after their coach was handed a prison sentence and resigned, Zagreb completed an unlikely turnaround when Orsic dribbled between two Tottenham defenders and fired in a shot from the edge of the area for his third goal.

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Dinamo Zagreb players celebrate after their team-mate Mislav Orsic scores his side's third goal.

Zoran Mamic quit as Dinamo coach on Monday after Croatia's Supreme Court confirmed his nearly five-year prison sentence for tax evasion and fraud. He was replaced by assistant Damir Krznar.

And Zagreb looked better organized throughout against a Tottenham team led by Jose Mourinho, although the hosts needed more than an hour to break the deadlock.

* Champions League: Chelsea and Bayern Munich progress to last eight
* Champions League: Manchester City and Real Madrid ease into quarterfinals
* Europa League: Arsenal into last 16 after five-goal thriller with Benfica

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Olympiakos striker Youssef El Arabi fires in the winner against Arsenal, but the Greek side still went out 3-2 on aggregate.

Orsic delivered the opener with a great strike, collecting the ball at the left edge of the area before curling a shot into the top corner. Orsic then leveled the tie on aggregate in the 82nd minute with a simpler finish from inside the penalty area to set up extra time.

After Orsic completed his hat trick in the 106th, Harry Kane had one last chance to rescue the game for Spurs when the ball fell to him in the box but his shot from six yards out was saved by Dominik Livakovic.


Arsenal squeezed through to the quarterfinals despite a 1-0 loss at home to Olympiakos, advancing 3-2 on aggregate.

After a tight first half, Youssef El-Arabi, who also scored in the first leg, weaved through the box to score and give the Greek side hope after 51 minutes.

Arsenal missed a number of chances, with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wasting a trio of opportunities, but the visitors' hopes were ended when Ousseynou Ba was sent off for a second booking seven minutes from time.


Roma cruised through after a 2-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Kiev completed a 5-1 victory on aggregate.

Spanish striker Borja Mayoral scored both goals for the Italian side either side of a reply from Junior Moraes.

Spanish team Granada advanced despite losing 2-1 at Molde after the Norwegian side netted an injury-time winner from the penalty spot. Granada scored a crucial away goal through substitute Roberto Soldado to advance 3-2 on aggregate.

In later games, Manchester United were up against AC Milan after a 1-1 draw in their home leg at Old Trafford while newly-crowned Scottish champs Rangers were at home to Slavia Prague after a 1-1 draw away in the first leg.


Arsenal 0-1 Olympiakos (3-2 on aggregate), Molde 2-1 Granada (2-3 on aggregate), Shakhtar Donetsk 1-2 Roma (1-5 on aggregate), Dinamo Zagreb 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (3-2 on aggregate).


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