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Europa League Rewind: Everton collapses against Dynamo Kiev; Fiorentina cruises past Roma; and more




Everton had a 2-1 advantage heading into the second leg of Europa League action against Dynamo Kiev, but it didn’t take long for that lead to evaporate entirely.

The Toffees, the last English team remaining in European competition, conceded five times as Dynamo Kiev sent Everton packing via a 5-2 scoreline, 6-4 on aggregate.

After Andriy Yarmolenko opened the scoring in the 21st minute, Romelu Lukaku, who scored the winner in the first leg, leveled the scoreline in the 29th minute. Dynamo Kiev then siezed control via a pair of goals just moments apart, as Lukasz Teodorczyk and Miguel Veloso finished past Tim Howard in the 35th and 37th minutes.

Oleg Gusev and Vitorino Antunes added insurance goals in the second half. Everton’s Phil Jagielka scored in the 82nd minute, but it proved to be little more than consolation as Everton sealed their exit from the Europa League.

Here is a closer look at Thursday’s Europa League matches:


Fiorentina that emerged victorious in a Europa League battle of two of Italy’s top sides.

After finishing the opening leg 1-1, Fiorentina left no doubt Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Italian rivals Roma.

Fiorentina blitzed Roma from the opening 10 minutes as Gonzalo Rodriguez converted a penalty in just the ninth minute. Marcos Alonso and José Basanta added finishes in the 18th and 21st minutes, crushing Roma’s continental competition hopes in the Round of 16.


As a previous Champions League winner, Napoli head coach Rafa Benitez has plenty experience advancing in knockout stage games, and he used that experience to secure a result Thursday.

Napoli played defensively, but did not break, as the Serie A club held onto a scoreless draw against Dinamo Moscow in Russia.

The visitors hit the crossbar twice in the opening half, but, following a 3-1 victory in Naples in the opening leg, the result was more than enough for Benitez’s side to advance through to the next round.

Here’s a closer look at all of Thursday’s results:

Dinamo Moscow 0- 0 Napoli  (1-3 on aggregate)

Dynamo Kiev 5 – 2 Everton (6-4 on aggregate)

AS Roma 0 – 3 Fiorentina (1-4 on aggregate)

Sevilla 2 – 1 Villarreal (5-2 on aggregate)

Besiktas 1 – 3 Club Brugge (2-5 aggregate)

Inter Milan 1 – 2 Wolfsburg (2-5 on aggregate)

Torino 1 – 0 Zenit St. Petersburg (1-2 on aggregate)

Ajax 2 – 1 Dnipro (2-2 on aggregate)


  1. Sevilla is the team to beat, obviously.

    It’s a very solid pool of team left in Europa League, Napoli, Fiorentina, Wolfsburg are all formidable sides…I am watching a reply of Fiorentina dismantling Roma at the Olimpico, Montela has done well with this side. That Salah guy has been a revelation since moving from Chelsea.


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