Europa League: Bukayo Saka Sets Record In Arsenal Win, Jota Hat-trick Powers Wolves Past Espanyol

Super Eagles eligible Bukayo Saka was again irrepressible form to help Arsenal eke out a slim 1-0 victory against Olympiakos in Greece.

The England-born player of Nigerian heritage set up Alexandre Lacazette for a crucial away goal in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

The match was heading towards a drab goalless draw when the Frenchman tucked in Saka’s low cross from close range in the 81st minute.

The assist was Saka’s fifth in the competition – the most of any player in the tournament excluding qualifiers – and his ninth assist for the Gunners in all competitions – the most at the club.

The return leg is at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, 27 February.

Elsewhere, Wolverhampton Wanderers made their second-leg against Spanish side Espanyol little more than a formality with a 4-0 spanking at the Molineux.

Portuguese forward Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick while compatriot Ruben Neves scored a thumping 30-yard scorcher to leave Nuno Espirito Santo’s side with a foot in the last 16.

Meanwhile, last season’s Champions League semifinalists Ajax are in danger of crashing out of the competition after they fell to a 2-0 defeat against Getafe in Spain.

Italian giants AS Roma will take a slim 1-0 lead to Belgium after Carles Perez scored to give them victory over Gent at the Stadio Olimpico.

Eintracht Frankfurt put themselves in a commanding position to progress to the Round of 16 with a 4-1 hammering of Austrian side Salzburg while Swiss side Basel are virtually through to the next round following an impressive 3-0 win at Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia.



Sporting CP 3-1 İstanbul Başakşehir

Ludogorets 0-2 Inter Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Benfica

Getafe 2-0 Ajax

Copenhagen 1-1 Celtic

CFR Cluj 1-1 Sevilla

Club Brugge 1-1 Manchester United

Wolves 4-0 Espanyol

Wolfsburg 2-1 Malmö

Roma 1-0 Gent

Rangers 3-2 Braga

Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Porto

APOEL 0-3 Basel

Olympiacos 0-1 Arsenal

AZ Alkmaar 1-1 LASK