DAVID SMITH - Friday, February 26, 2021
Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu was on target again for Young Boys as his goal helped them to a second aggregate win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League Round of 32.
Bayer Leverkusen 0-2 Young Boys
The calls are only going to grow louder for Theoson Jordan-Siebatcheu's inclusion in the U.S. Men's National Team's March roster as he scored yet another goal to send Young Boys on their way to the Round of 16 with their shutout win over Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena on Thursday night.
The French-American started and played 78 minutes as the reigning Swiss Super League champions seemed to have had an easy time over the German team that some thought would be challenging for the Bundesliga crown weeks ago.
There was not much action in the first half as both sides squandered the few chances they had at opening the scoring.
With the host needing the goals to overturn the 3-4 aggregate deficit, they would slip up allow Young Boys to extend their advantage as Siebatcheu capitalized on an error to break the scoreless deadlock in the 47th minute. Meschack Elia's high cross into the area from the right side proved to be risky for Leverkusen goalkeeper Niklas Lomb as he stretched to secure the ball. However, he didn't have enough control of it as he dropped it right in front of Siebatcheu to head into the goal with ease.
Leverkusen had no answers on the night as the visitors added one more tally for good measure in the 86th minute when Marvin Spielman played the ball through to Christian Fassnacht to wrap up the game.
The Swiss team now awaits their Round of 16 opponent.
Brenden Aaronson played 61 minutes as RB Salzburg were knocked out following a 2-0 second-leg loss to Villarreal.
Chris Richards went the distance for Hoffenheim as they were dumped out of the competition following a 2-0 defeat to Molde.
Tim Weah could not produce his magic this time as he played 78 minutes for Lille as they were eliminated by Ajax in a 2-1 defeat.
Ethan Horvath watched from the bench as Club Brugge waved goodbye to the Europa League after a 1-0 loss to Dynamo Kyiv.