EUROPA WRAP (selected): Tottenham. Liverpool and Newcastle all progress to last 32 of Europa League

Four English teams are now in the next round - Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea who drop down from the Champions League.

Four English teams are now in the next round - Tottenham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea who drop down from the Champions League.

Newcastle may have lost their unbeaten record in Group D following a 2-0 defeat in Bordeaux, but they still qualify for the last 32 by finishing second.

The Magpies fielded a relative inexperienced outfit and this showed itself by the few chances created in a drab match.

The results sees the French side win the group courtesy of a brace from Cheick Diabate, a header in the first half and a clinical finish after the break.

Both Viktoria Plzen and Europa Cup holders Atletico Madrid had already qualified from Group B, but it was the Czechs who topped the group after a 1-0 home win over the Spaniards.

Vaclav Prochazka scored the only goal of the game in the first-half as Atletico missed a series of chances and ended the game with ten men following the dismissal of Diego Costa.

Liverpool scraped through to the next round of the Europa League after a narrow 1-0 win against Udinese in Italy, and top Group A after three clubs ended on ten points.

Jordan Henderson scored his first European goal midway through the first half, whilst Suarez had two good chances to make the game safe for the Reds.

If Udinese had levelled then Liverpool were out of the competition but found their task more difficult after Giovanni Pasquale was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

But even with ten men the Italians almost ruined Liverpool’s evening with the last kick of the game as Antonio Di Natale narrowly over with the last kick of the game.

Young Boys went out of the Europa League despite a deserved 3-1 victory over Anzhi Makhachkala.

Liverpool's win at Udinese meant the Swiss side's efforts were in vain as they finished in third place in Group A, level on 10 points with the Reds and Anzhi, who were already through.

Young Boys went in front through Gonzalo Zarate in the 37th minute, only for visitors to level just before the break through Odil Ahmedov.

But the hosts retook the lead early into the second half, Moreno Costanzo on target, and after Anzhi had Lacina Traore sent off for two bookings 20 minutes from time, they sealed the win in the last minute through substitute Alexander Gonzalez.

Dnipro eased through to the knockout stages of the Europa League as winners of Group F after a comfortable 4-0 home victory over AIK Solna.

Nikola Kalinic put the home side ahead from the penalty spot after 19 minutes and Roman Zozulya doubled the Ukrainians advantage just before half-time.

Zozulya with his second of the game and Serhiy Kravchenkoas completed the scoring as the Swedish outfit finished bottom of the group.

Stuttgart ending their Group E campaign with a 1-0 defeat at home to Molde but still make the knockout stages.

Fortunately, FC Copenhagen's 1-1 draw in Steaua Bucharest meant Stuttgart held on to second place in the group by virtue of a better head-to-head record over the Danish club.

Molde had already beaten the German side earlier in the competition, and Davy Angan’s strike just before the break made it a brace of victories for the Norwegians.

Goals by Tolga Cigerci, Mike Hanke and Luuk de Jong guided Borussia Monchengladbach to an emphatic 3-0 away win at Fenerbahce, although the result was academic as both teams had already qualified from Group C.

Napoli, already qualified from Group F, went down 3-1 at home to PSV Eindhoven, despite taking an early lead through Edison Cavani.

Tim Matavz then hit a brace before the break to put the Dutch outfit ahead, then completed his hat-trick hat-trick on the hour mark.

Tottenham advanced out of Group J with a 3-1 home success over Panathinaikos.

Emmanuel Adebayor deservedly gave the home side the lead on 29 minutes but the Greek side with their first real threat on goal levelled just after half-time through Jose Zeca.

Defeat would have sent Spurs out of the competition but goals from Jermain Defoe adding to an unfortunate own goal from Greek keeper Orestis Karnezis ensured a comfortable evening for the fans at White Hart Lane.

Already qualified from Group H, Inter Milan played a virtual youth team against Neftchi at the San Siro.

Teenage striker Marko Livaja struck twice in the 9th and 54th minutes only for the visitor’s to level on both occasions, the final equaliser from Nicolas Canales arriving in the final minute after Rashad Sadygov had earlier restored parity for the Azerbaijan side.

 

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