Advantage Saint-Gilles. At the Den Dreef stadium in Louvain, Union Saint-Gilloise defeated Glasgow Rangers (2-0) and took the lead in this double confrontation. The winner will face Monaco or PSV, who neutralized each other earlier in the evening (1-1).
Glasgow Rangers, unfortunate finalists in the last Europa League, were dominant in the first half and provided the most dangerous chances, but fell to a rock. Anthony Moris, the Union Saint-Gilloise goalkeeper, intervened several times to keep his clean sheet. He first flew to stop Borna Barisic’s free kick which went into the right corner (7th), before lying down on a long shot on the ground from Malik Tillman (11th).
Despite the goal situations, it was the Unionists who, on their first shot on target of the match, opened the scoring through their captain Teddy Teuma (27th, 1-0). Bart Nieuwkoop could have widened the gap with a long shot, but the ball hit the post (60th). Finally, Dante Vanzeir took charge of transforming the penalty obtained thanks to a hand in the area (76th, 2-0). Happy ending for the Scots who were close to cashing in a third but.
Benfica dominate Midtjylland
Benfica easily won against Midtjylland (4-1), making the break before the break. Gonçalo Ramos first took the lead in the center of David Neres to open the scoring (17th, 1-0), before the duo repeated the same action fifteen minutes later (33rd, 2-0). The Portuguese striker knocked out the Danes with a hat-trick (61st, 4-0). Enzo Fernandez had registered the third but just before returning to the locker room (41st, 3-0). In a burst of pride, Pione Sisto converted a penalty late in the game (78th, 4-1).
The Lisbon club therefore takes a good option for the play-offs for the Champions League, which opposes the winner of the double confrontation between Dynamo kyiv and Sturm Graz.