Europa League roundup: Late kickoffs

Europa League roundup: Late kickoffs
Sports Mole takes a look at Thursday's late kickoffs in the Europa League.

Lyon held off a late Athletic Bilbao comeback to earn a thrilling 3-2 victory in the pick of Thursday's late Europa League matches.

Bafetimbi Gomis, Yoann Gourcuff and Alexandre Lacazette all found the net at the San Mames to severely damage the Spaniards' chances of reaching the next round.

Group I's other game saw Hapoel Kiryat Shmona draw 1-1 at home to Sparta Prague.

Basel boosted their hopes of progressing in the competition with a 1-0 win over Videoton, while Group F leaders Genk were held to a 1-1 draw at Sporting Lisbon.

Bayer Leverkusen are into the knockout stages thanks to a comfortable 3-0 triumph against Rapid Vienna and they will be joined by Metalist Kharkiv after the Ukrainians saw off Rosenborg 3-1.

Inter Milan are also through to the next round courtesy of their 3-1 win at Partizan Belgrade.

Hannover have secured their passage out of Group L with a 3-2 victory over Helsingborg, while Levante were unable to get the win that they needed to qualify as they were held to a goalless draw at FC Twente.

Tottenham Hotspur picked up their first win of this year's tournament as a Jermain Defoe hat-trick saw them defeat Maribor 3-2 and there was also a victory for Group J leaders Lazio who beat Panathinaikos 3-0.

Thursday's Europa League results in full:

Group A:
Anzhi Makhachkala 1-0 Liverpool
Udinese 2-3 Young Boys

Group B:
Academica 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Viktoria Plzen 4-0 Hapoel Tel Aviv

Group C:
Marseille 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
Fenerbahce 2-0 AEL

Group D:
Club Brugge 2-2 Newcastle United
Bordeaux 1-0 Maritimo

Group E:
Molde 1-2 Steau Bucharest
Copenhagen 0-2 Stuttgart

Group F:
AIK 1-0 PSV Eindhoven
Napoli 4-2 Dnipro

Group G:
Basel 1-0 Videoton
Sporting 1-1 Genk

Group H:
Partizan Belgrade 1-2 Inter Milan
Neftchi Baku 0-1 Rubin Kazan

Group I:
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 1-1 Sparta Prague
Athletic Bilbao 2-3 Lyon

Group J:
Lazio 3-0 Panathinaikos
Spurs 3-1 Maribor

Group K:
Metalist Kharkiv 3-1 Rosenborg
Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 Rapid Vienna

Group L:
Hannover 3-2 Helsingborg
FC Twente 0-0 Levante

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