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Europa League roundup: Arsenal and Atletico Madrid win, Borussia Dortmund suffer

Europa League roundup: Arsenal, Atletico gain advantages
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Both Arsenal and Atletico Madrid claim victories in the first legs of their Europa League last-16 fixtures, while Borussia Dortmund suffer a defeat to Red Bull Salzburg.

Both Arsenal and Atletico Madrid earned comfortable advantages from their first-leg fixtures in the last 16 of the Europa League, while AC Milan and Lokomotiv Moscow were punished and find themselves behind after defeats on Thursday evening.

Arsene Wenger's Gunners side were able to end a torrid run of late, as goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a comfortable 2-0 away win against Milan at San Siro.

As for Atletico, Diego Simeone's side profited from finishes courtesy of Saul Niguez, Diego Costa and Koke in the Spanish capital in order to secure a commanding 3-0 lead over Lokomotiv in their first-leg fixture.

Elsewhere, a second-half brace from Valon Berisha handed Red Bull Salzburg a shock 2-1 win away at Bundesliga stalwarts Borussia Dortmund, while Marcelo's header ensured that Lyon left CSKA Moscow with a crucial 1-0 win on the road.

In the later fixtures, Lucas Ocampos proved the difference for Marseille as he scored two to help the French side to a 3-1 home win against Athletic Bilbao.

In Germany, RB Leipzig had looked to have secured a comfortable win over Zenit St Petersburg, until Domenico Criscito scored a late free kick to earn the Russians a vital away goal despite losing 2-1 on the night.

As for Lazio, the Italian side appeared on course to earn a 2-1 comeback win over Dynamo Kiev thanks to second-half goals from Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson, although the visitors had the last laugh when Junior Moraes returned to bag their second goal on the road with 11 minutes to play, leaving the game to finish 2-2 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Finally in Portugal, Fredy Montero turned out to be the match-winner for hosts Sporting Lisbon, as the striker scored twice to put the Portuguese side into a dominant position against Viktoria Plzen.

Results in full: AC Milan 0 - 2 Arsenal, Atletico Madrid 3 - 0 Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow 0 - 1 Lyon, Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Red Bull Salzburg, Lazio 2-2 Dynamo Kiev, Marseille 3 - 1 Athletic Bilbao, RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Zenit Petersburg, Sporting 2 - 0 Viktoria Plzen


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton156542117423
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
13Watford156271821-320
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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