Group J played matches of the sixth round. Tottenham Hotspur beat Belgian Antwerp 2: 0 in their field. In the 57th minute Vinicius Morais opened the scoring, and in the 71st minute Giovanni Lo Celso scored the second goal. The score has not changed anymore, although both teams created dangerous moments.
Thanks to this victory, the English club took first place in the standings of their group, gaining 13 points. Antwerp also advanced to the Europa League playoffs, finishing second (12).
In another match in this group, the Austrian LASK beat Ludogorets with a score of 3: 1. LASK scored 10 points and finished third in the Europa League. Ludogorets failed the tournament, failing to score a single point.
Leicester beat AEK Carrera in Europa League
In Group G of the Europa League matches of the 6th round took place. English “Leicester City” and Portuguese “Braga”, which guaranteed themselves tickets to the playoffs of the tournament ahead of schedule, won confident victories.
Leicester defeated Greek AEK at home, the meeting ended with a score of 2: 0. The hosts scored both goals at the beginning of the meeting. In the 12th minute, Cengiz Under opened the scoring, and two minutes later, Harvey Barnes doubled the hosts’ advantage.
With the same score, Braga beat the Ukrainian Zorya in their field. In the 61st minute, Yale Abu Hannah cut the ball into his own net, and in the 68th minute Ricardo Horta scored the second goal.
Leicester and Braga each scored 13 points, but the English club took the first place in additional indicators. Zorya finished the tournament in third place (6), and AEK, headed by the former coach of Spartak Moscow Massimo Carrera, in fourth (3).
Napoli drew with Real Sociedad, both teams advanced to the Europa League playoffs
In group F of the Europa League matches of the 6th round took place. “Napoli” at the stadium “Diego Armando Maradona” defeated “Real Sociedad”. The meeting between the teams ended with a score of 1: 1. In the 34th minute, the scoring was opened by Piotr Zieliński. Real Sociedad managed to recoup already in stoppage time. Willian Jose’s accurate blow brought a draw to the guests.
In a parallel match, Rijeka defeated AZ Alkmaar. In the 51st minute, Luca Menalo opened the scoring. Aries Veindal restored the balance in the account after just six minutes, but already in stoppage time, Ivan Tomechak brought the Croatian club a victory.
Napoli finished the group stage in first place in the standings with 11 points. Also in the playoffs came Real Sociedad with nine points. AZ took the third place (8) and Rijeka – the fourth (4).