Facts: On to the quarter-finals
The eight teams in the Europa Conference League quarter-finals, which will be drawn on Friday:
Gent, AZ Alkmaar, West Ham, Nice, Anderlecht, Fiorentina, Lech Poznan, Basel.
After playing until both goals in the first meeting in Rome (2–1), Karlsson managed to top that performance in the return in Alkmaar.
The former Elfsborger broke in from his left flank, tricked his way past a couple of Lazio defenders and drilled a curled shot into the far corner. The goal meant 1-1.
In the second half, Karlsson also played up to Vangelis Pavlidis 2–1. That was the final result and Alkmaar progressed to the quarter-finals with a total of 4–2.
Jesper Karlsson has been selected for the national football team’s squad which will gather in Stockholm after the weekend. The European Championship qualifier against Belgium begins there next Friday.