Europa League last 16: Brighton land Roma as Liverpool get Sparta Prague

  • West Ham face Freiburg after beating them twice in group stage
  • Rangers to meet Benfica and Leverkusen drawn against Qarabag

Liverpool will face Sparta Prague in the last 16 of the Europa League, while Brighton face another glamour tie against Roma.

Liverpool travel to the Czech capital for a first leg on 7 March, before a return at Anfield a week later in a competition Liverpool have won three times.

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Europa League roundup: Roma edge out Feyenoord on penalties to reach last 16

  • Milan advance despite Bourigeaud’s treble for Rennes
  • Qarabag, Benfica, Freiburg and Sporting also qualify

Roma beat Feyenoord 4-2 on penalties to advance to the Europa League last 16 on Thursday following a 1-1 draw after extra-time in a repeat of the first leg result.

Roma goalkeeper Mile Svilar denied David Hancko and Alireza Jahanbakhsh in the shootout to send his side into the knockout stages. Nicola Zalewski scored the winning spot-kick.

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Roma 1-1 Feyenoord (agg 2-2, pens 4-2): Europa League – as it happened

Roma beat Feyenoord for the third season in a row to make it through to the last 16

4 min: It’s all a bit frenzied at the moment. Nobody’s settled yet. Multiple-pass sequences at a premium.

2 min: The crowd are giving it plenty. Feyenoord keeper Wellenreuther tries to draw some of the heat by taking an age over a clearance. Nice idea, in theory. Bedlam, bedlam, bedlam.

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Europa League roundup: Loftus-Cheek double powers Milan to win over Rennes

  • Milan place one foot in round of 16 with 3-0 win over Toulouse
  • Di María scores two penalties to give Benfica the edge

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored twice as Milan beat Rennes 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League knockout playoff.

The England international continued his fine recent form with headers in the 32nd and 47th minutes, with Rafael Leão adding a third goal in the 52nd minute. Milan, who finished third in their Champions League group, have one foot in the last 16 ahead of next week’s second leg.

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