Europa League round-up: West Ham and Rangers through to semi-finals

David Moyes’s side will face Eintracht Frankfurt after German side knock out Barcelona

West Ham’s Europa League adventure continued with a stunning 3-0 win in Lyon but they will not face Barcelona in the semi-finals after the La Liga giants were stunned by Eintracht Frankfurt.

A 4-1 win on aggregate for the Hammers saw them progress into the last four after another memorable night on the continent.

David Moyes’s side may have expected a trip to Barcelona to lie in wait but Bundesliga outfit Frankfurt secured an excellent 3-2 away win to set up a meeting with the English side for a place in the final.

Lyon, who claimed a 1-1 draw in London last week, started strongly but after the visitors weathered the early storm, Craig Dawson put West Ham in front in the 38th minute.


Declan Rice doubled the away side's advantage a minute before half-time with a smart finish from the edge of the area and Jarrod Bowen put the tie to bed with a third early into the second half.

Frankfurt stand between the Premier League outfit and a place in the final after Filip Kostic’s double sent them through.

Kostic’s fourth-minute spot-kick opened the scoring at the Nou Camp and Rafael Borre extended their lead with 36 minutes on the clock.

A second for Kostic had the Germans in dreamland and although Sergio Busquets and Memphis Depay (penalty) scored in added time, it could not prevent a painful loss for Barcelona.

Rangers kept alive hopes of an all-British Europa League final in Seville on May 18th but made hard work of a 3-2 aggregate victory against Braga.

Trailing by one goal from the first leg, captain James Tavernier’s brace had them on course to progress at half-time.

Visiting Braga were also down to 10 men after Vitor Tormena’s red card but David Carmo stunned the hosts with a goal in the 83rd minute to send the tie into extra-time.

Kemar Roofe relieved Ibrox nerves with Rangers’ third in the 101st minute and when Luri Medeiros also received his marching orders for Braga, there was no denying Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s men a place in the semi-finals.

They will play RB Leipzig in the last four after Christopher Nkunku’s brace earned the Germans a 2-0 win at Atalanta, which sent the away side through on aggregate by a 3-1 score.