After away bankruptcy: Europa-League-Aus for Union Berlin

The Europa League adventure is over for 1. FC Union Berlin. The Köpenicker lost the second leg away against Union Saint-Gilloise with 0:3.

After the 3-3 spectacle in the first leg, both teams had good chances of progressing. At Union Berlin, ÖFB legionnaire Christopher Trimmel is initially only on the bench, he is substituted on a quarter of an hour before the end.

The hosts from Belgium get off to a better start. Knoche can prevent a first top chance with physical effort, Boniface chases the follow-up shot to the crossbar (8th).

Ten minutes later, however, Saint-Gilloise took the lead: A pass from Knoche wasted, Adingra grabbed the ball and served Teuma, who made it 1-0 (18′). Berlin’s Juranovic then circles a free kick just wide (21′). The hosts go into the break – not undeservedly – with the narrow lead.

In the second round, Saint-Gilloise puts the lid on prematurely. Boniface prevails with several climbers, serving Amani, who makes it 2-0 in the jump (63rd).

Union, on the other hand, lacks the very big resistance and can no longer shake the result. In addition, Urs Fischer’s team has to play the final minutes in ten men, Haberer sees yellow-red (80th). Amani almost scored his second goal shortly before the end, but was just offside (90′). Lapoussin (90+4) sets the final point to make it 3-0.

With the overall score of 3:6, Trimmel and Co. are eliminated from the Europa League.

Sovereign Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen can also look forward to a 2-0 win against Ferencvaros Budapest in the second leg.

It only takes three minutes before Bayer Leverkusen can take the lead. Diaby takes the ball, lets an opponent stand and then slides in to make it 1-0.

At the other end, Ferencvaros puts Gojak in front of the goal for the first time, but Hradecky is able to save from five meters (24′). In the 38th minute, Leverkusen is still in a tizzy: A deflected Traore shot descends dangerously, but only smacks against the crossbar. Dibusz is able to distinguish himself just before the break, the Ferencvaros keeper makes a strong save against Wirtz (45′).

After the break, the ball wriggles in the net again. Frimpong scored a header after a Bakker cross – but Bakker had already been offside (53′). Leverkusen remains more dangerous, Dibusz prevents the 0:2 in minute 55, Diaby only hits the post three minutes later.

With the 2-0 in the 81st minute, Adli made everything clear. With an overall score of 4:0, Bayer Leverkusen confidently advanced to the quarter-finals.

No goals in San Sebastian

Real Sociedad are eliminated from the Europa League after a goalless draw.

AS Roma started the game with a two-goal cushion. The Romans also have the more dangerous offensive actions. In the 15th minute, Sörloth almost deflected a Dybala shot into his own goal, in injury time in the first half Smalling put the ball in the goal, but helped himself with his hand.

At the start of the second half, San Sebastian had a chance to take the lead, but Sörloth headed just wide (47′).

The Basques were also unable to take advantage of a double chance in the 68th minute: first Rui Patricio saved against Oyarzabal, then the second attempt only hit the crossbar. Zubeldia also narrowly missed with a header (75′).

The defensive bulwark of the Romans held tight to the end. In added time, Fernandez (Real Sociedad) conceded the second yellow card in a pack formation.

The 0-0 lead AS Roma to the quarter-finals. Jose Mourinho’s side benefited from the 2-0 first-leg result.

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Tarun Kumar

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