The Europa League quarter-final lineup was decided on Thursday night, with Arsenal and Chelsea both progressing to the last eight.
The Gunners overcame a two-goal deficit from the first leg against Rennes to progress courtesy of a 3-0 win at the Emirates, while Chelsea sauntered down easy street with an 8-0 aggregate triumph over Dynamo Kiev.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at all the things you may have missed from Thursday’s Europa League action.
Arsenal beat Rennes 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium ensuring they progressed on away goals
Six English sides in quarter finals of European competition for first time since 1971
Arsenal and Chelsea’s victories ensured there will be a full English complement of six sides in the last eight of both European competitions for the first time in a whopping 48 years.
Liverpool and Manchester City joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the quarter finals of the Champions League this week with victories of Bayern Munich and Schalke.
And Chelsea’s 8-0 aggregate demolition job in Kiev along with Arsenal’s efficient 3-0 second leg dispatching of Rennes put them into the hat for the last eight draw of the Europa League.
English sides are well and truly the dominant force in Europe this season.
Olivier Giroud scored a hat trick as Chelsea booked their place in last eight with 5-0 win in Kiev
David Luiz misses his airport pick-up
Catching the eye of your idol is no easy task but one Ukrainian fan at the Olimpiyskiy stadium had just the ticket.
The woman in question channelled an airport pick-up technique by holding up on an image of Chelsea defender David Luiz on an A4 sheet of paper in a plastic sleeve
Inscribed on the image was the Brazilian’s shirt number followed by a reminder of his club, ‘Chelsea’, and then ‘David Luiz’ in a slightly larger but necessary italicised font.
Unfortunately, she did not get to see her hero in action, as Luiz was benched by Maurizio Sarri.
No 30 Chelsea David Luiz – there was no mistaking who this lady hoped to see on Thursday
Andriy Shevchenko watches the Andriy Shevchenko derby
Yes, yes, Dynamo Kiev vs AC Milan should be noted as the ‘Shevchenko derby’ but surely this fixture is a bit like when Fulham play West Ham – irrelevant in London but still a derby, right?
Andriy Shevchenko was in attendance at the Olimpiyskiy stadium to watch two of his former clubs battle it out to decide how quickly Chelsea would progress to the last eight.
And it transpired very quickly indeed as the Blues raced into an early lead over Dynamo Kiev, leaving the tie pretty much over by the fifth minute.
Ukraine manager Shevchenko, who made 77 appearances for the Blues and 111 Dynamo, was also casting an eye over Dynamo’s international stars as the national side are due to link up next week.
Andriy Shevchenko watched on as two of his former clubs fought for a spot in quarter-finals
The most satisfyingly brilliant save from Dynamo Kiev stopper Denys Boyko
Denis Boyko had a rough night.
Having already conceded three goals in west London last week, the Dynamo Kiev stopper was hoping for better on home soil, but it wasn’t to be.
He conceded three goals in the first half but a rampant Chelsea weren’t finished – adding two more after half time.
But he did have one moment of pure magic, where he tipped a Marcos Alonso free-kick – which was destined for the top corner – onto the angle of crossbar and post despite being stood on the other side of the goal.
Denys Boyko had a rough night for Dynamo Kiev but at least he can watch this back with pride
The Ukrainian goalkeeper was still arranging his wall when Marcos Alonso too a quick free-kick
Alonso sent the ball careering towards the top corner but Boyko somehow got his fingers to it
He tipped the ball satisfyingly onto the angle of crossbar and post before it was cleared away
Olivier Giroud scores first away hat-trick for Chelsea since Didier Drogba
It has taken 13 years, but finally a Chelsea player has scored a hat-trick on the road in European competition.
Not since Didier Drogba scored a treble against Levski Sofia in Bulgaria back in 2006 has a Blues player netted three times.
But Olivier Giroud was on hand in Kiev to end the wait, scoring three important goals to kill the tie and send Chelsea into the last eight of the Europa League.
Interestingly, Drogba’s strike-partner 13 years ago was a certain Andriy Shevchenko…
Didier Drogba was the last Chelsea player to score three goals on the road in Bulgaria in 2006
Frankfurt fans invade the San Siro
Frankfurt pulled off a stunning victory over Italian giants Inter Milan and their fans were there in force to see it.
The German club ran out 1-0 winners courtesy of Luke Jovic strike in the sixth minute.
And nearly 15,000 away fans travelled south across the Alps to witness history as they booked their place in the last eight.
Thousands of Frankfurt fans descended on Milan to witness their team beat Inter 1-0
Mesut Ozil always plays to the whistle
‘Play to the whistle’ is a football shout familiar to most players from Sunday league stalwart to elite top fli… well nearly everyone.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has clearly never heard of that call before as he completely switched off before the Gunners pulled themselves level on aggregate against Rennes.
A slide-rule pass from Aaron Ramsey looked to be heading towards Sead Kolasinac, who was clearly in an offside position.
Seeing that, Ozil turned away in disgust, only to turn around again to see Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s cross find Ainsley Maitland-Niles at the back post to score.
Mesut Ozil completely switched off before Arsenal scored their second goal against Rennes
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang retrieved a pass that Ozil presumed would be called offside
Sead Kolasinac was standing in an offside position and Ozil turned his back on play as a result
Aubameyang managed to whip a cross to the backpost which luckily wasn’t aimed at Ozil
Ainsley Maitland Niles got his head on the ball and fired a header past Tomas Koubeck
Ozil had appeared totally oblivious to Aubameyang’s attempt to keep their attack alive
Rennes fans light up north London… and still manage to get flares into the Emirates
Rennes fans were eager to enjoy their first ever European last-16 tie and they made sure north Londoners heard about it.
The Breton contingent arrived in the capital en masse, bringing noise, colour and pyrotechnics to their pre-match party.
Despite making a show of the fact they possessed flares, Rennes fans were still able to dupe Arsenal stewards and bring several into the Emirates, which were set off before kick off.
Unfortunately for them, it lit the touch paper for Arsenal, who quickly raced into a two-goal lead.
Rennes fans lit flares before kick off outside the stadium and then managed to muggle them in
Fans let off the flares straight after kick off but it only inspired Arsenal to race into a 2-0 lead
Munir El-Haddadi worldie volley helps Sevilla see off Slavia Prague
Sevilla found themselves in a real spot bother in their Europa League tie against Slavia Prague.
Having already drawn the first leg 2-2 at home, the Spanish side then had to travel to the Czech Republic and twice found themselves behind.
At 2-1, however, Munir El Haddadi exhibited stunning technique to net a left-footed thunderous volley from at least 25 yards.
Sevilla went on to lose their thrilling last-16 tie despite leading 3-2 in extra time.
Alex Iwobi disrespects Hamari Traore
Alex Iwobi made a second half cameo appearance during Arsenal’s victory over Rennes.
The forward missed one half chance as the clock ticked down, but his most striking contribution came in a confrontation with Hamari Traore.
The Rennes full-back and the Arsenal flyer tangled in the right-back area, with Iwobi appearing to lash out. And as the players came face-to-face, Iwobi recoiled away from Traore, holding his nose.
The disrespected Traore was then booked for his complaints about Iwobi’s tackle.