Norwegian side Bodø/Glimt’s extraordinary adventure in Europe continued on Thursday night, as they booked their place in the Europa League Conference quarter-finals despite a 2-2 draw with AZ Alkmaar.
Just like in the first leg when they struck a late winner, the Norwegian club scored a dramatic equaliser once again, with Alfons Sampsted’s extra-time effort taking them into the quarter-finals.
The hosts dominated for long periods, and Vangelis Pavlidis scored twice for them in the first half, either side of an Amahl Pellegrino tap-in for the visitors.
Bodø/Glimt are the first Norwegian side to reach a major men’s UEFA competition quarter-final since Vålerenga made it to the last eight of the 1998/99 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
In another match, the competition’s top scorer, Tammy Abraham scored his seventh goal as AS Roma punched their ticket for the next round.
The striker headed home a 91st-minute goal to force a 1-1 draw at home against Vitesse that gave them a 2-1 aggregate win.
The Dutch side were the better team through the match and deservedly took the lead after 62 minutes through Maximilian Wittek’s superb long-range volley, only to be denied at the death.
Here is the final eight list;
- 🇳🇴 Bodø/Glimt
- 🇳🇱 Feyenoord
- 🏴 Leicester City
- 🇫🇷 Marseille
- 🇬🇷 PAOK
- 🇳🇱 PSV Eindhoven
- 🇮🇹 Roma
- 🇨🇿 Slavia Praha
The quarter-final draw will be held today in Nyon, Switzerland.