Milan pull at MU; Wins for Arsenal, Spurs

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Milan pull at MU; Wins for Arsenal, Spurs
A stoppage-period header from defender Simon Kjaer earned AC Milan a 1-1 pull at Manchester United in the blockbuster Europa League previous-16 first-leg at Classic Trafford on Thursday.

Kjaer's target after teenager Amad Diallo had given United the business lead leaves the clash of the heavyweights found in the balance ahead of the second leg found in the San Siro in a few days.

Ajax Amsterdam put a single foot found in the quarter-finals with a 3-0 make an impression on Swiss side Small Boys -- the goals all coming following the hour mark from Davy Klaassen, Dusan Tadic and Brian Brobbey.

Arsenal are in a strong position because of a 3-1 gain at Olympiakos where with Martin Odegaard scored his first of all target for the club and Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny struck late over.

The English side were knocked out this past year by Olympiakos however now look set to progress, as do their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur who had a Harry Kane brace to thank for a 2-0 home win over Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.

Europa League regulars Villarreal and their La Liga rivals Granada are also well-placed to attain the previous eight. Villarreal defeat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 away with goals by Pau Torres and Raul Albiol while Granada beat Molde 2-0 with ex - Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado on focus on.

"We're incredibly disappointed to concede with among the previous kicks of the overall game," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained.

"That makes it harder of course, but it was always going to be straight down to the second game there anyway."

Recently crowned Scottish champions Rangers fought back again to earn a 1-1 draw at Slavia Prague.

Romanian Nicolae Stanciu fired the Czech side ahead on the sixth minute with a excellent strike but Steven Gerrard's side drew level through Filip Helander.

In the night's other tie, AS Roma appreciated a 3-0 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
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