Nigeria/March 15, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/133 views /nigeria Europa League: Arsenal, Chelsea through to quarter finalsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe good run of English teams in European competition continued Thursday night as the duo of Arsenal and Chelsea secured qualification for the quarter-final stage of the Europa League in style. Before now, the four English teams in the Champions League had also booked quarter-final tickets In Ukraine, Olivier Giroud grabbed the headlines; scoring a hat trick as Chelsea beat Dynamo Kiev 5-0 to book their place among the last eight teams. Giroud struck early in Kiev in the second leg of the last 16, added his second later in the first half and completed his hat trick in the second half for Chelsea to advance with a massive 8-0 win on aggregate. ALSO READ Explore power of music to develop society, Baba Fryo urges governmentGiroud was the third player this season to score three in Europe’s second-tier competition. Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi also had one apiece for Chelsea. Elsewhere, Napoli advanced 4-3 on aggregate against last year’s semifinalist, Salzburg, despite losing the second leg 3-1. Valencia advanced thanks to an injury-time goal from substitute Goncalo Guedes that secured a 1-1 draw at Krasnodar and a 3-2 aggregate victory. ALSO READ NCF Marks World Migratory Bird Day In Omo Forest May 10Arsenal also got the job done as they overturned a two-goal deficit against Rennes at the Emirates; beating the French side 3-0. While Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, was introduced into the game in the 70th minute, two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and one in between by Ainsley Maitland-Niles gave the Gunners the victory they craved for. Elsewhere, five-time champion Sevilla travelled to face Slavia Prague after a surprising 2-2 draw in the first leg last week. ALSO READ AFN In More Financial MessAfter losing the first leg 2-1 in Spain, Krasnodar looked set to advance on the away goals rule after Magomed Suleymanov gave it a 1-0 lead five minutes from time. But Guedes secured a spot in the last eight for Valencia in the third minute of injury time. The Europa League and Champions League draws will be conducted on Friday. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleGiroud Hat-Trick Fires Chelsea Past Kiev; Napoli, Valencia Also advancenext articleCameroon: South West Chiefs’ Conference elects new exco today – Journal du CamerounRelated Posts24 shares Nigeria/March 21, 2019 /No Comment Acting CJN swears-in remaining members of election petition tribunals2 shares Nigeria/March 21, 2019 /No Comment NIS 25th Anniversary: GOtv, SuperSport Win Big For MultiChoice NigeriaAbba Kabir-Yusuf Reveals Pans If Elected Kano State GovernorActing CJN swears-in remaining members of election petition tribunals | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsAFCON 2019: Nigeria not favourites — Rohr2baba Versus Blackface: A Timeline Of Brotherhood Gone SourRevealed: Captain of crashed Ethiopian 737 Max 8 plane untrainedAirtel Share crisis: O&O Network appeals court order to deposit N22.5bEFCC attacks U.S. govt over report criticising Buhari administration’s anti-corruption effortsPolice launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.