Ranking them from worst to best, who among these semifinalists gave the most exciting performance?
7. Samuel Chukwueze, Villarreal
Villarreal’s Chukwueze was silenced in their Champions League semifinal first leg game as Sadio Mane, and a Jordan Henderson forced own goal, gave the Reds a 2-0 advantage.
6. Calvin Bassey, Rangers
Bassey played a centreback role as Rangers fell to RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal on Thursday night.
The goal: from Angelino, came after the Rangers defence left the left-back with enough space to shoot from the edge of the box off a half volley.
5. Joe Aribo, Rangers
While Rangers had a fair game in their semifinal first leg against Leipzig, Aribo’s efforts aiding the attack were not enough to see his side get a goal.
The Scottish side were at full-time, forced to settle for a defeat, turning their attention to next week’s second leg at the Ibrox.
4. Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City
Iheanacho came close to stealing a winner for Leicester against Roma but was unfortunate as goalkeeper Rui Patricio denied him with a fabulous save.
Iheanacho, who came on as a substitute for Jamie Vardy in the Foxes’ Europa Conference League semifinal first leg, played a huge role in ensuring Roma were kept under pressure in the final moments of the game at the King Power Stadium.
3. Asisat Oshoala, Barcelona
Barcelona’s Oshoala last Friday made a return to football after having been sidelined for 10-weeks due to a knee injury.
She almost scored on two occasions for the Spanish giants, but was, both times, denied by the Wolfsburg goalkeeper.
2. Ademola Lookman, Leicester City
Leicester City’s Lookman denied Jose Mourinho’s Roma a win on Thursday, as he forced an own goal off Gianluca Mancini for 1-1 in their semifinal first leg tie in England.
The forward who gave his best before being substituted for Ayoze Perez in the 84th minute, boasted to UEFA after the clash, that his team will do their best to book a place in the final.
1. Cyriel Dessers, Feyenoord
Dessers stole the headlines on Thursday night as his brace in Feyenoord’s semifinal first leg against Marseille, helped his side secure a 3-2 win and an advantage heading into the second leg.
Dessers’ brace: his ninth and tenth Europa Conference League goals of the season, saw him move two goals past Tammy Abraham, and become the competition’s overall top goalscorer.