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Europa League roundup: Sevilla, eight-man Fenerbahce bow out after Braga mess

Sevilla, Villarreal, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sparta Prague and Braga seal their progression to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Sevilla have stayed on course for a fifth Europa League title in 10 years after brushing aside Basel with a 3-0 win in Spain to reach the quarter-finals tonight.

After failing to score in last week's 0-0 draw in Switzerland, the Rojiblancos left themselves vulnerable to the dangers of an away goal.

However, Unai Emery's men went about their business in a clinical manner, with Adil Rami opening the scoring on 35 minutes, while a Kevin Gameiro brace just before half time effectively killed off the tie.

They will be joined in the last eight by fellow Liga outfit Villarreal, who held Bayer Leverkusen to a 0-0 draw in Germany as their 2-0 first-leg victory proved enough.

Elsewhere, there was a big upset for Lazio, who exited the competition to Sparta Prague.

By virtue of Marco Parolo's away goal in last week's 1-1 draw, the Serie A side had a slight advantage coming into the second leg - one which was negated on 10 minutes by Borek Dockal, before Ladislav Krejci added a second three minutes later.

Just before half time, Zdenek Scasny's side hammered the nail into Lazio's coffin as Lukas Julis added a third on the night to make it 4-1 on aggregate.

Arguably the night's most entertaining clash came in Portugal, where Fenerbahce - leading 1-0 after the first leg - lost 4-1 to Braga and finished the contest with eight men.

Ahmed Hassan Koka opened the scoring for the hosts, but Alper Potuk wrestled the tie back in the Turks' favour just before half time with a timely equaliser.

Josue levelled the tie at 2-2 from the penalty spot on 69 minutes, after Mehmet Topal was sent off, before goals from Nikola Stojiljkovic and Rafa Silva put the Portuguese outfit in pole position.

Potuk and Volkan Sen also received their marching orders in the closing minutes in what proved a messy end to proceedings in Braga.

Meanwhile, former Arsenal striker Eduardo netted a last-minute winner for Shakhtar Donetsk, who beat Anderlecht 1-0 in Belgium to seal their passage with a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Results in full: Lazio 0-3 Sparta Prague (1-4), Anderlect 0-1 Shakhtar Donetsk (1-4), Braga 4-2 Fenerbahce (4-2), Sevilla 3-0 Basel (3-0)

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Friday's key events

· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

· Lauren Price will be looking to add to Team GB's success in the ring when she takes on Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands in the women's middleweight semi-final (6am)

· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
· The women's madison makes its Olympic debut at the velodrome as Team GB duo Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny look to add another medal to their collections (9.15am)

· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
· The women's champions will be crowned as both Sweden and Canada aim to win Olympic gold for the very first time (1pm)

· The men's 5000m final includes Great Britain's Andrew Butchart, but most eyes will be on Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (1pm)
· Team GB's Jodie Williams will hope to get on the podium in the women's 400m final, but defending champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo is favourite for gold while Stephenie Ann McPherson should challenge and Allyson Felix is bidding to become the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time (1.35pm)
· Netherlands' Sifan Hassan takes on leg two of her ambitious attempt at a Tokyo treble in a women's 1500m final which also includes Great Britain's Laura Muir and Faith Kipyegon of Kenya (1.50pm)
· A star-studded women's 4x100m relay final will see a Team GB quartet including Dina Asher-Smith look to upset defending champions USA and favourites Jamaica, who boast Elaine Thompson-Herah as she goes for her third gold of the Games (2.30pm)
· Great Britain and Jamaica will also be going for gold in the men's 4x100m relay final, and their medal hopes have been boosted by USA's failure to qualify (2.50pm)

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