Europa League: The Round of 32 Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIn the Round of 32 of the Europa League, we saw some straightforward results while some were just unbelievable.
After Joe Allen hinting that Liverpool will be focusing on the competition as their Premier League campaign is far from their own standards, we saw them succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Zenit St. Petersburg. Hulk scored a sensational goal but a goal within the next three minutes sealed the game completely.
Hulk celebrates his wonderful goal against the Reds
With that win, Zenit have the best win ratio of all teams to have played in the competition. They’ve raised their mark to almost 82% with nine wins from eleven games.
Along with Zenit, Anzhi Makhachkala and Rubin Kazan also claimed victories on match day seven. Even though Samuel Eto’o had a penalty saved against Hannover 96, they still managed a 3-1 win. Kazan – being a man down in the second half – beat Atletico Madrid 2-0.
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