Soccer: AS Roma to face Ajax in Europa League quarters

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(ANSA) – ROME, MAR 19 – AS Roma, Italy’s only remaining hope
of a European club trophy this season, will face Ajax in the
Europa League quarter-finals, the draw at UEFA’s headquarters
decided on Friday
Roma progressed to the last eight with a 2-1 win at Shakhtar
Donetsk 2-1 on Thursday, with Borja Mayoral scoring both of
Roma’s goals to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory.
    The other Italian survivor in the competition, AC Milan, were
eliminated with a 1-0 loss to Manchester United at the San Siro.
    Paul Pogba scored the goal that put the English giants through
after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
    The three Italian teams that reached the knockout stages of the
Champions League, Juventus, Atalanta, and Lazio, were all
knocked out in the last 16.
    If Roma get past Ajax they will face the winner of the tie
between Manchester United and Granada in the Europa League
semi-finals. (ANSA).


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