Published : 2013-02-22 20:08
Updated : 2013-02-22 20:08
Late goals by Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard advanced the English clubs to the Europa League’s third round on Thursday night, while Newcastle also reached the final 16 and Liverpool and defending champion Atletico Madrid were eliminated.
Playing in an empty stadium because of previous fan violence, Fenerbahce defeated BATE Borisov 1-0 on Cristian’s penalty kick in first-half stoppage time following a 0-0 tie in the first leg. A lit flare was parachuted into the stadium and landed on the field.
At Lyon, Dembele scored on a 25-yard shot in the 90th minute, giving Tottenham a 1-1 tie for a 3-2 aggregate win.
Maxime Gonalons beat American goalkeeper Brad Friedel with a header in the 17th minute, tying the total-goals series 2-2 and leaving the French club with a 1-0 advantage on away goals. American midfielder Clint Dempsey entered in the 66th minute for Spurs, who next face Inter Milan.
Hazard scored in the second minute of injury time to give Chelsea a 1-1 tie against Sparta Prague at Stamford Bridge and a 2-1 aggregate win.
The Blues next play Steaua Bucharest, which beat visiting Ajax 4-2 on penalty kicks following Steau’s 2-0 win that tied the aggregate 2-2.
Liverpool defeated Zenit St. Petersburg 3-1 to tie the aggregate 3-3 but lost on 1-0 away goals. After Hulk’s 19th-minute goal at Anfield gave the visitors a 3-0 aggregate lead, Luis Suarez scored on free kicks in the 28th and 59th minutes around Joe Allen’s goal in the 43rd.
Shola Ameobi converted a 64th-minute penalty kick in Newcastle’s 1-0 win at Metalist Kharkiv following a 0-0 tie in the first leg. The Magpies will play Anzhi Makhachkala, which eliminated Hannover.
Inter won 3-0 at Romania’s Cluj as Fredy Guarin scored twice and Marco Benassi once for a 5-0 aggregate win.
Atletico Madrid was knocked out with a 2-1 aggregate loss to Rubin Kazan despite winning 1-0 at Moscow on Radamel Falcao’s 84th-minute goal.