Europa League roundup: Holders Sevilla taste first defeat

Sports Mole rounds up this evening's first set of Europa League fixtures from across the continent.

Current Europa League holders Sevilla suffered their first defeat in the competition since lifting the trophy last May, falling 2-0 away at Feyenoord to relinquish top spot in Group G.

Second-half goals from Jens Toornstra and Karim El Ahmadi gave the Eredivisie outfit all three points at De Kuip, while Rijeka saw off Standard Liege 2-0 in the group's other game to keep their qualification hopes alive at the expense of their opponents.

In another top-two clash, this time in Group K, Fiorentina maintained their unbeaten run in a 2-0 win at Guingamp to seal their progression to the last 32, but Dinamo Minsk's slim hopes were ended in a 2-0 reverse at PAOK.

Fiorentina's German midfielder Marko Marin celebrates after opening the scoring during the Europa League Group K football match Guingamp vs Fiorentina on November 27, 2014© Getty Images

Group L saw Legia Warsaw's winning start come to an end in their meeting with Lokeren, and Trabzonspor got the better of Metalist Kharkiv on home turf to keep hold of second place.

Lokeren's Sergio Junior Dutra and Legia's Ivica Vrdoljak fight for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group L football match between KSC Lokeren OVL and Legia Warszawa on November 27, 2014© Getty Images

The Group J meeting between top of the table Dynamo Kiev and winless Rio Ave went the way of the form books, with the former claiming a 2-0 win.

Elsewhere Aalborg BK beat Steaua Bucuresti courtesy of Thomas Enevoldsen's strike 15 minutes from time to climb within one point of their opponents.

Jeremain Lens of FC Dynamo Kiev is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group J football match Dynamo Kiev vs Rio Ave FC in Kiev on November 27, 2014© Getty Images

One of the standout fixtures of the night in Group I between Sparta Prague and Napoli, who went into this evening's match locked on points, ended in a goalless draw.

Young Boys recorded a 2-0 triumph at winless Slovan Bratislava, meanwhile, to ensure that they can still progress heading into the final round of fixtures.

Napoli's midfielder from Spain David Lopez and Sparta Prague's defender Mario Holek vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match AC Sparta Praha vs SSC Napoli in Prague, Czech Republic on November 27, 2014© Getty Images

Finally, Everton secured top spot in Group H by beating Wolfsburg 2-0 at the Volkswagen Arena thanks to strikes in either half from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas, which, combined with Lille's 1-1 draw at Krasnador, was enough for the Toffees to look forward to European football post-Christmas.

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PAOK's defender Nikos Spyropoulos and Fiorentina's midfielder from Slovenia Jasmin Kurtic jump for the ball during theUEFA Europa League football match Fiorentina versus Paok, on November 6, 2014
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