NYON, Switzerland – Within the 16 clubs that remain alive in the Europa League, where there will be Mexican presence, Jonathan dos Santos and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández.
Wednesday ended the knockout phase phase towards the conquest of the second most important club tournament in Europe, with a negative balance for the “tricolor” players, since of six Mexican aspirants in the tournament, only two remain.
“Chicharito” collaborated with an assist in the Bayer Leverkusen victory 4-1 over Sporting Lisbon, while Villarreal with “Jona” dos Santos eliminated Naples 2-1.
Moreover, Borussia Dortmund took Porto where Mexicans Miguel Layún, Jesús “Tecate” Corona and Héctor Herrera are players.
The striker Alan Pulido of Tamaulipas saw Anderlecht in overtime against his Olympiacos, but Anderlecht prevailed 3-1 overall.
Defending champion Sevilla continues in the competition as they won 3-1 against the modest Norwegian club Molde FK, meanwhile Manchester United overcame Midtjylland 6-3.
Friday will see the draw in Nyon, Switzerland, to match up the classified clubs, unlike what played in the previous round, no conditions to sort the crossings, as two teams from the same country may face each other, or it may happen that both will come from the Champions League or the same group phase.
The next matches will be held on March 10 and 17.