Europa League: Arsenal and Manchester United through to last 16 stage, Napoli exit
After playing a draw in the first leg, Arsenal needed a late comeback to secure their place in the draw for the Europa League last 16 where they will be joined by Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United, AC Milan and Rangers. Meanwhile, Napoli and Leicester City crashed out on Thursday.
Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 87th-minute header secured Arsenal a 3-2 win over Benfica for a 4-3 aggregate victory.
After the first leg, played in Rome because of Covid-19 restrictions, ended 1-1, Arsenal's home leg was played in Athens and all looked comfortable when Aubameyang scored early on.