The Bundesliga was reduced to a single representative in the Europa League in the form of Bayer Leverkusen after Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt both bowed out of the competition at the Round of 16 stage.
Frankfurt were always up against it having lost the first leg 3:0 to Swiss side Basel, and were beaten 1:0 as they were soundly beaten 4:0 on aggregate.
Wolfsburg had slender hopes having lost the first leg 1:2 at home, and the reverse tie in Ukraine was goalless till virtually the last minute before Shakhtar unleashed a triple whammy, winning 3:0 and progressing 5:1 on aggregate.
Leverkusen had one foot in the quarters with a 3:1 first leg victory over Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, and confirmed their spot with a 1:0 triumph in the second leg. However Bayer’s reward for this is a tough tie against Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.