Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Atletico cruise into Europa League quarterfinal

It was the first time since January 28 that Fernando Torres put his name on the scoresheet It was the first time since January 28 that Fernando Torres put his name on the scoresheet
Rita Gibson | 17 March, 2018, 03:39

Salzburg recorded a 2-1 upset win in Dortmund two weeks ago and held on to their advantage with a goalless draw in the second leg in Austria.

Fernando Torres scored twice as Europa League favourites Atletico Madrid hammered Lokomotiv Moscow 5-1 in Russian Federation to advance to the quarterfinal stage.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be on Friday.

Elsewhere, Marseille continued their excellent run with a comfortable 5-2 aggregate victory over Athletic Bilbao to reach a European quarter-final for the first time since the 2011-12 Champions League.

Granit Xhaka gave the hosts the lead, courtesy of a terrible howler from Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Welbeck would add a second goal to put the final score on the board.

Arsenal, sixth in the Premier League, is likely to have to win the Europa League to secure a spot in the Champions League next season.

Lazio joined Rudi Garcia's Marseille in the last eight after a 2-0 win at Dynamo Kiev brushed off the disappointment of last week's home draw.

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Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Lazio Roma and RB Leipzig came through during Thursday's UEFA Europa League action, defending solid results from the first leg and qualifying for the competition's quarterfinals.

The latest setback leaves Atletico, who are second in La Liga, with only 16 outfield players in their first team squad as they seek to close an eight-point gap on leaders Barcelona in the final stretch of the campaign.

Frenchman Jean-Kevin Augustin gave Leipzig the lead midway through the first half with a crisp shot but Sebastian Driussi levelled on the night for Zenit.

Rodrigo Battaglia sent Sporting Lisbon into the quarters for the first time in six years as the Argentinian struck in extra time to see off a spirited Viktoria Plzen in the Czech Republic.

Olympique Lyonnais's hopes of reaching the final to be staged in their home stadium were ended by CSKA Moscow.

Dortmund's awful European campaign came to an end in Austria, where Salzburg were barely troubled as they defended a 2-1 advantage from the first leg.

Granit Xhaka then netted in the 71st minute before Welbeck made the game safe four minutes from time.

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