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The second leg clashes gave way to another glut of goals, but there were no noteworthy upsets to speak of as the last 16 prepares to take centre stage in a fortnight's time

Manchester City 4-0 Porto (Agg 6-1)

PSV 4-1 Trabzonspor (Agg 6-2)

Valencia 1-0 Stoke (Agg 2-0)

Standard Liege 0-0 Wisla Krakow (Agg 1-1)
Standard Liege have made it to the round of 16 in this season's Europa League by the skin of their teeth, after keeping 10-man Wisla Krakow at bay in a goalless draw on Thursday.

The Belgian outfit failed to capitalise on their dominance in the encounter, which was further aided by the red card shown to Gervasio Nunez, who received a second yellow card for bringing down Reginal Goreux past the hour mark.

However, despite their lack of goalscoring threat, the visitors put up a valiant fight to ensure they went out with their heads up high, as a resolute defensive performance was in order at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

Standard progress on away goals, having scored in the 1-1 draw in the first leg, and will now face Hannover in the next round.
PAOK 0-3 Udinese (Agg 0-3)

Club Brugge 0-1 Hannover (Agg 1-3)

Hannover will lock horns with yet more Belgian opposition in the last 16, after casting aside Club Brugge 1-0 in Belgium to comfortably dispose of Blauw-Zwart over two legs.

The visitors took a slender 2-1 lead with them going into the second leg, but they caught the eye with a vibrant first-half display, rather than taking a safety-first approach to preserve their marginal advantage.

The lively Mame Diouf netted the only goal of the game for Hannover after just 21 minutes of play, profiting from fine wing play from Lars Stindl, before latching onto his cross and powering the ball past Vladan Kujovic.

Club Brugge began to hit back, and almost did through Thomas Meunier, but Hannover continued to look dangerous on the break for the remainder of the match. Nevertheless, the result puts Mirko Slomka's side through to a meeting with Standard Liege.
Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Lokomotiv Moscow (Agg 2-2)

Twente 1-0 Steaua Bucharest (Agg 2-0)

Steaua's hopes of a home final have been dashed after Twente's 1-0 win over the Romanian outfit in the return leg dumped them out of the competition.

Despite a performance that initially showed promise, Nacer Chadli put the tie out of sight on 29 minutes, as Luuk de Jong made the most of goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu's slip to square the ball into the path his Belgian team-mate in the box.

Steve McClaren's side continued to remain on top, bar a late spell of Steaua pressure which Nikolay Mihaylov was equal to, and will now face Bundesliga giants Schalke in the round of 16.
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Lazio (Agg 4-1)

Manchester United 1-2 Ajax (Agg 3-2)

Metalist Kharkiv 4-1 Salzburg (Agg 8-1)
Metalist Kharkiv proved their previous demolition of Salzburg was no flash in the pan, after repeating their heroics on Thursday in a 4-1 victory to comfortably book their place in the round of 16 and send a warning shot to their rivals.

The Austrians' captain Martin Hinteregger ruined his side's positive start after 28 minutes, diverting Jose Sosa's strike into his own net, but they responded four minutes shy of the hour mark through Jakob Jantscher, who netted the rebound from Jonathan Soriano's header.

However, a Salzburg equaliser provided Metalist with the initiative to go on and run riot once more, and they did as a two-goal salvo from Argentine duo Jonathan Cristaldo and Sebastian Blanco wrapped up the tie by the 63rd minute.

Marlos completed the rout with three minutes to spare after getting onto the end Marko Devic's cross, and they have now set up a tie with Olympiacos in the next round, in what promises to be one of the tournament's standout clashes.
Schalke 3-1 Viktoria Plzen (Agg 4-2)

Anderlecht 0-1 AZ (Agg 0-2)

AZ capitalised on some wayward finishing from Anderlecht to ensure their second-half goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win and their passage into the last 16.

Dieumerci Mbokani, Matias Suarez and Milan Jovanovic all squandered their attempts to put RSC in front of their Benelux cousins, although top scorer Suarez was unlucky to see his free kick from 25 yards out crash off the post.

However, as the age old saying goes, goals win games, and in this case it presented AZ with the perfect opportunity to put their below-par showing behind them and make Anderlecht rue their missed chances.

Maarten Martens was the man to volley a shot past Silvio Proto on 54 minutes, helped on with a deflection from defender Marcin Wasilewski, and book AZ a tie with Udinese in the next round of the 2011-12 Europa League.
Sporting Lisbon 1-0 Legia Warsaw (Agg 3-2)
Sporting Lisbon managed to put their recent woes behind them after grabbing a late winner to brush aside Legia Warsaw 1-0 and set up an eye-catching tie with Manchester City in the round of 16.

In a match devoid of much in terms of goalscoring opportunism, with both sides more than happy to sit back and see out the scoreline, Matias Fernandez popped up with only six minutes left to fire a free kick past Dusan Kuciak from 25 yards out.

However, new coach Ricardo Sa Pinto will be disappointed to have seen Anderson Polga become his second major defensive casualty, following fellow first-choice stopper Oguchi Onyewu to the treatment table.
Olympiakos 1-0 Rubin Kazan (Agg 2-0)
Olympiakos have progressed to the next round of this season's Europa League, having successfully disposed of Rubin Kazan in another 1-0 scoreline on Thursday.

A lively encounter was witnessed in Piraeus, which saw both teams give a good account of themselves knowing a place in the final 16 was at stake. However, Rafik Djebbour gave the hosts the lead on 13 minutes, flicking home Ariel Ibagaza's free kick.

The Russians, aware of their setback, proceeded to create a number of chances, but Roy Carroll was on hand once more to put on a match-winning performance in goal for Olympiakos, who have set up a tie with Metalist Kharkiv in the last 16.
Besiktas 0-1 Braga (Agg 2-1)

Besiktas overcame a scare to hold onto an aggregate victory against Braga and put themselves in the round of 16, despite falling to a 1-0 home reverse on Thursday.

Last season's Europa League finalists were forced to attack straight from the offset, with a 2-0 deficit hanging over their shoulders, and their positive start was rewarded with a goal from Lima on 25 minutes, as he got onto the end of countryman Alan's low cross.

However, the home side's support in the Inonu Stadium began to serve as the 12th man for the Turks, but Hugo Almeida and Manuel Fernandes were unable to finish off their chances, leaving Braga with a way back into the tie.

The Primeira Liga side were eventually knocked back in their attempts to throw the sink at Besiktas, who will now face 2010 winners Atletico Madrid on March 8.