MX23RW : Saturday, February 16 14:14:11

Europa League roundup: Schalke 04, Shakhtar, Zenit maintain perfect records

Europa League roundup: Trio maintain perfect records
© SilverHub
Three teams remain on track to end the group-stage campaign with a 100% record following another night of drama in the Europa League.

Schalke 04, Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit St Petersburg have kept their perfect Europa League group-stage records intact heading into the final round of fixtures.

The three sides had already safely qualified for the round of 32 with time to spare, but it proved to be plain sailing once again as they racked up a eight goals without reply this evening.

Four of those goals are credited to Shakhtar, who scored a couple in either half to cruise past Konyaspor in Ukraine, while Braga and Gent played out a 2-2 draw elsewhere in Group H to leave things wide open for second place.

Zenit and Schalke put two past Maccabi Tel Aviv and Nice respectively, meanwhile, with the Ligue 1 high-flyers now unable to progress from Group I as a result of their fourth European defeat of the campaign.

It was a disappointing night for Dundalk, too, who slipped to a 1-0 reverse at home to a previously winless AZ side in Ireland to also see their hopes remain hanging in the balance ahead of the closing matchday in two weeks' time.

Elsewhere, Britain's contingent had a mixed night on the continent; Southampton fell 1-0 to Sparta Prague and Manchester United cruised past Feyenoord 4-0 to keep their trophy aspirations alive.

Defeat for the Red Devils would have spelt the end of their campaign due to Fenerbahce's earlier 2-0 win over Zorya Luhansk, but they did more than enough to take it down to the wire in Group A.

Arguably the most entertaining match of the night came in Southampton's Group K, though, as Hapoel Be'er Sheva recovered from two down to beat fallen European giants Inter Milan 3-2, setting up a straight shootout with the Saints in a fortnight's time.

Europa League matchday five results in full: Astana 2-1 APOEL, Fenerbahce 2-1 Zorya, Gabala 3-1 Anderlecht, Zenit 2-1 Maccabi Tel Aviv, Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos, Celta Vigo 1-1 Standard Liege, Fiorentina 2-3 PAOK, Gent 2-2 Braga, Be'er Sheva 3-2 Inter Milan, Krasnodar 1-1 Salzburg, FC Zurich 1-1 Villarreal, Slovan Liberec 3-0 Qarabag FK, Schalke 2-0 Nice, Shakhtar 4-0 Konyaspor, Sparta Prague 1-0 Southampton, Bucuresti 2-1 Osmanlispor, Roma 4-1 Victoria Plzen, Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Sassuolo, Austria Vienna 1-2 Astra, Dundalk 0-1 AZ, Genk 1-0 Rapid Vienna, Manchester United 4-0 Feyenoord, Olympiacos 1-1 Young Boys, St Etienne 0-0 Mainz 05


Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
Shakhtar players celebrate a goal during the Europa League quarter-final between Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga on April 14, 2016
Read Next:
EL roundup: Three sides maintain perfect records
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
FA Cup
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Eredivisie
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Scottish Challenge Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
Argentine Primera Division
Australian A-League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
2.Bundesliga
Indian I-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account