Ighalo on target as Utd run riot in UEL

UEFA Europa League

LASK 0-5 Manchester United

Manchester United are virtually through to UEFA Europa League quarter-finals after a commanding 5-0 first-leg win over LASK in the last 16 on Thursday evening.

The first goal arrived from Odion Ighalo midway in the first half before Daniel James, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira netted the rest of the goals in the second half.

The return-leg is scheduled for next Thursday, with the Red Devils seemingly on their way to the next phase bar a miracle in Manchester.

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 FC Basel

Eintracht Frankfurt succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of FC Basel in their last 16 first-leg clash in Frankfurt.

Samuele Campo got the visiting side up and running towards the end of the first half while Kevin Bua and Fabian Frei compiled the home side’s misery late in the second period.

Istanbul Basaksehir 1-0 FC Copenhagen

Istanbul Basaksehir’s debut campaign in the competition continued blossoming after a 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium.

A late strike from the penalty spot by Edin Visca following a foul in the area gifted the Turks a crucial first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg in Copenhagen.

Olympiacos FC 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ debut campaign continued in style with a crucial 1-1 draw at Olympiacos FC in Pireas.

Olympiacos, who famously knocked out last year’s finalists' Arsenal in the previous round, went down to ten players after Ruben Semedo’s 28th-minute red card.

Youssef El-Arabi had the Greek’s ahead early in the second half before Pedro Neto netted the equaliser towards the latter stages.

Glasgow Rangers 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers were blown away by Bayer Leverkusen who secured a 3-1 victory at the Ibrox.

Kai Havertz’s 37th-minute penalty gave Leverkusen the lead at halftime, with Charles Aranguiz netting their second midway in the second half.

Rangers hit back through George Edmundson afterwards before Leon Bailey bagged the visitors' third goal moments before fulltime.

Vfl Wolfsburg 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk stunned Vfl Wolfsburg in their last 16 first-leg clash following a 2-1 win at the Volkswagen Arena.

Junior Moraes got the opener early on before John Brooks drew the home side level late in the second half.

Marcos Antonio giving the visitors a creditable first-leg win with the winner late on.