Europa League 2020/21 last 32: Highlights of all four British teams in the Europa League Round of 32 second leg

The Europa League Round of 32 concludes with five British teams looking to advance to the last 16 following last week's first leg clashes.

By Robert Cottingham Published: 25 February 2021 - 10.52pm

The Europa League Round of 32 concluded this week, with Man United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester and Rangers all in action.

After a thrilling set of first-leg fixtures last Thursday, all five British sides were in with a real chance of advancing to the last 16.

Once again, all 16 matches were shown exclusively live on BT Sport on a huge night of action from across Europe.

Read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, for match reports and highlights of all the big games.

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Wednesday 24 February

Tottenham 4-0 Wolfsberger (8-1 agg) - Watch replay

Dele Alli proved he has his mojo back as he scored a stunning overhead kick and provided two assists to send Tottenham through to the Europa League last 16 in a 4-0 second-leg win over Wolfsberger.

Alli has had a season to forget having been frozen out by boss Jose Mourinho, but enjoyed the best night of his reintegration to the squad following a failed January transfer window exit.

The England international produced a superb goal and then set up Carlos Vinicius, who added a late second, and Gareth Bale as Spurs made it through to Friday’s draw for the next round with an 8-1 aggregate win.

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Thursday 25 February

Rangers 5-2 Antwerp (9-5 agg) - Watch replay

Nathan Patterson made amends for his Covid rule-breach as his first Rangers goal helped fire Steven Gerrard’s team back to the Europa League’s last-16 with a 5-2 win over Royal Antwerp.

The Ibrox teenager found himself feeling the wrath of his manager and the Light Blues legions after being caught at an illegal house party with four team-mates earlier this month.

But he repaired some of that damage as he slotted home just 16 seconds after climbing off the bench at half-time as Rangers progressed after a high-scoring thriller with the Belgians.

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Arsenal 2-2 Benfica (3-2 agg) - Watch replay

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang laid to rest the ghosts of 12 months ago to score a late winner as Arsenal edged out Benfica to advance into the last 16 of the Europa League.

The Gunners were just three minutes away from crashing out on away goals – despite both legs being played at neutral venues.

Current coronavirus travel restrictions meant the Gunners had to ‘host’ the second leg of their round-of-32 tie in Athens, where Aubameyang’s late header saw them win 3-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate.

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Leicester 0-2 Slavia Prague (0-2 agg)- Watch replay

Lacklustre Leicester crashed out of the Europa League after a tame defeat to Slavia Prague.

Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima struck in the second half to settle the last-32 tie 2-0 on the night and on aggregate.

Determined and efficient Slavia deserved to progress as the misfiring Foxes never got going to continue Brendan Rodgers’ Europa League curse.

Rodgers has never reached the last 16 of the competition after four previous failures with Liverpool and Celtic and his latest miss on Thursday.

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Man United 0-0 Real Sociedad (4-0 agg) - Watch replay

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men secured safe passage to the Europa League last-16 against Real Sociedad as 17-year-old Shola Shoretire became the youngest ever player to represent Manchester United in a European match.

This round of 32 tie was all but settled when the Red Devils scored four away goals without reply in Turin last week, yet the Norwegian still named a surprisingly strong side for the return fixture.

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