October 24, 2014
Spurs stun 10-man Dnipro, Higuain hits in Napoli victory
Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice in four minutes as Tottenham Hotspur overturned a two-goal aggregate deficit to beat 10-man Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 3-2 over two legs and move into the last 16 of the Europa League today.
It was a painful return to London for Tottenham's former coach Juande Ramos whose side took the lead on the night through Roman Zozulya, who was sent off after Christian Eriksen levelled and Adebayor's quickfire double then sent Spurs through.
Porto's Nabil Ghilas scored in the 86th minute to secure a 3-3 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt with the Portuguese side going through on away goals, while Napoli and Ludogorets also came out on top in thrilling second leg ties.
The Serie A side scored two late goals, one through Argentina international Gonzalo Higuaín, to beat Swansea City 3-1 on the night and aggregate and Bulgarian side Ludogorets ousted Lazio thanks to an 88th-minute goal from Juninho Quixada that gave them a 3-3 draw and 4-3 aggregate success.
With Carlos Tevez on the bench, Juventus comfortably beat Trabzonspor 2-0 to progress after winning by the same scoreline in Italy last week while Benfica scored three goals in nine second-half minutes to beat PAOK 3-0 and 4-0 on aggregate.
Salzburg, who won all six group stage matches, completed a resounding 6-1 aggregate thrashing of Ajax Amsterdam, winning 3-1 at home after inflicting a bruising defeat last week.
Spanish club Real Betis secured a 3-1 aggregate win over Rubin Kazan by winning 2-0 away from home with Nono and Ruben Castro getting the goals.
Sevilla beat Slovenian outfit Maribor 2-1 with goals from Jose Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro to go through 4-3 on aggregate while Viktoria Plzen beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1, going through 3-2 over the two legs.