Liverpool eliminates Man United in Europa League

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, right, scores his side's first goal past United goalkeeper David De Gea during the Europa League round of 16, second leg, soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) A stunning solo goal by Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool eliminate great rival Manchester United from the Europa League, while titleholder Sevilla and tournament favorite Borussia Dortmund also reached the quarterfinals with ease on Thursday.

Liverpool drew 1-1 with United at Old Trafford to seal a 3-1 aggregate victory, with Coutinho scoring the equalizer – and all-important away goal – on the stroke of halftime by dribbling into the box and applying an extravagant chip for his finish.

Sevilla – seeking a third straight Europa League title – beat Basel 3-0 to advance by the same score on aggregate, and the prolific Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored Dortmund's goals in a 2-1 win at Tottenham for 5-1 overall.

Sparta Prague eliminated Lazio by winning 3-0 away in the round's big upset.