EUROPA LEAGUE WRAP (selected): Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle all draw but Toon secure progression to last 32

Tottenham went scoreless at Lazio whilst Newcastle and Liverpool drew 1-1 and 2-2 respectively with Maritimo and Young Boys.

Tottenham went scoreless at Lazio whilst Newcastle and Liverpool drew 1-1 and 2-2 respectively with Maritimo and Young Boys.

Liverpool missed the chance to secure qualification from Group A after being held 2-2 at Anfield by Young Boys.

Twice the Reds took the lead through Jonjo Shelvey in the first half then Joe Cole after the break, only for Raul Bobadilla then Zverotic in the 88th minute to force a draw.

Liverpool now need a result in Udinese to progress in the final game.

Sylvain Marveaux's first goal for Newcastle earned the point in a 1-1 draw with Maritimo at St James’ Park that secured their place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

The French winger struck in the 23rd minute but the Portuguese side snatched an equaliser through substitute Fidelis late with 11 minutes remaining in Group D.

Tottenham came away from Lazio with a 0-0 draw in Group J, their fourth stalemate of the competition and are still unsure of progressing to the knockout stages.

Gareth Bale had an early strike correctly ruled out for offside, but it was Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris who kept his side in contention with a string of fine saves.

Tottenham need just a point from their final game to reach the last 32 of the Europa League.

Second half goals from Christopher Samba and Samuel Eto'o kept Anzhi Makhachkala on course for the next phase of the Europa League and all but dumped Udinese out of the competition following a 2-0 success.

Samba gave the home side the lead with twenty minutes remaining following a corner.

The Italians quickly went two behind as Eto'o doubled Anzhi's lead.

An inexperienced Inter Milan went down 3-0 to fellow Europa League Group H qualifiers Rubin Kazan in Russia.

Gokdeniz Karadeniz had put the home side in front in the first minute.

Salomon Rondon then scored a brace in the final three minutes to give the scoreline a slightly flattering look and leave the Italians in second place.

Metalist Kharkiv and Bayer Leverkusen had already qualified from Group K, but it was the German’s who went down 2-0 and surrendered their unbeaten record.

Argentina international Cristaldo opened the scoring immediately after half-time and Cleiton Xavier sealed the result five minutes from time.

The bottom two sides in Group H, Neftchi and Partizan Belgrade, shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Baku.

The home side had gone ahead after nine minutes through Flavinho only for substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic to level midway through the second half before seeing red ten minutes later for violent conduct.

Both teams now have two points but cannot progress into the knockout stage.

Genk progress from Group G with a 1-0 away win at Videoton, giving them 11 points meaning they qualify with a game to spare.

The only goal of the game arrived after 19 minutes when Elyaniv Barda headed home from a corner.

Sporting Lisbon, last year’s semi-finalists, crashed 3-0 at ten-man Basle and went out of the competition.

Fabian Schar opened the scoring midway through the first half and even the dismissal of Cabral for the home side after the break did not affect their dominance.

Goals from Valentin Stocker and David Degen sealed a comprehensive win and sent them up to second place.

FC Twente went out of the competition following a scoreless draw at already-qualified Group L leaders Hannover.

Steve McClaren's side needed to win and hope results elsewhere went their way, but in the end it was academic and the Dutch outfit exited.

Sparta Prague secured the point they needed to earn their place in the last 32 of the Europa League against already-qualified opponents Lyon.

The point was enough for the French outfit to seal top spot in Group I.

Lyon took the lead through teenager Yassine Benzia just after half-time before Sparta restored parity almost immediately through Josef Husbauer.

Igor De Camargo scored twice to send Borussia Monchengladbach through to the knockout stage with late goals against 10-man AEL in Group C.

It was not until the sending off of Aderito Dede 13 minutes from time that the game tipped towards the Bundesliga side.

Substitute De Camargo put them ahead almost immediately before sealing victory in injury time.

 
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