AC Milan got a serving to hand by two personal objectives as they survived an enormous scare earlier than beating Dudelange of Luxembourg 5-2 within the Europa League on Thursday.
The seven-time European Cup winner trailed 2-1 halfway by way of the second half, however got here storming again with 4 objectives within the final 24 minutes of the Group F tie.
Patrick Cutrone gave Milan a 1-Zero lead earlier than Dudelange hit again with a right-foot shot excessive into the web from Dominik Stolz and a strike by Dave Turpel.
The Italian heavyweights leveled with an personal purpose from Stelvio Rosa da Cruz within the 66th minute and 4 minutes later Hakan Calhanoglu made it Three-2.
Tom Schnell additionally put by way of his personal web with 13 minutes to go earlier than substitute Fabio Borini completed off Dudelange.
Milan have 10 factors from 5 video games in Group F, one behind Betis, who made the knockout stage for the primary time since 2014 thanks to its win over Olympiakos.
Sevilla, who’ve outplayed Barcelona and Real Madrid to date this season to cleared the path within the Spanish Primera Division, suffered a shock 1-Zero loss at Customary Liege in Group J after a 62nd-minute strike from Moussa Djenepo. To make issues worse for the guests, they’d Pablo Sarabia despatched off six minutes later.
Krasnodar are prime of the group with 12 factors from 5 matches after beating Akhisar 2-1. Sevilla and Customary are three behind.
Salzburg clinched a spot within the knockout stage with a 1-Zero win over Leipzig within the so-called Crimson Bull derby in Group B, whereas Zenit defeated Copenhagen by the identical rating to undergo from Group C.
Dynamo Kiev went by way of with a 1-Zero triumph at Astana in Group Ok, and have been joined within the final 32 by Fenerbahce after they drew Zero-Zero with Dinamo Zagreb in Group D.
Benjamin Verbic scored within the first half as Kiev topped Group Ok with 11 factors. Astana are second on eight factors, two greater than Rennes, who defeated Jablonec 1-Zero.
Eintracht Frankfurt won Group H after thumping final season’s finalists Marseille Four-Zero helped by two personal objectives which added insult to damage for the Ligue 1 facet who had already been eradicated on the earlier matchday.
Scott Sinclair’s header gave Celtic a 1-Zero win at Rosenborg and, with Leipzig having misplaced, the Scottish champions want a draw at residence to Salzburg within the closing Group B match to assure progress as they sit three factors forward of the Germans.
Chelsea made it 5 straight wins in Group L with a Four-Zero rout of 10-man PAOK. Olivier Giroud scored twice and there was additionally one purpose for Alvaro Morata, however the star of the present was Callum Hudson-Odoi. The younger winger, who turned 18 earlier this month, grabbed his first purpose for the membership, supplied an help for Morata and hit the crossbar with a long-range drive.
Arsenal secured prime spot in Group E with a Three-Zero victory at Vorskla on Thursday, a recreation that was switched from Poltava to Kiev due to political pressure between Ukraine and Russia.
Organizer UEFA ordered the sport to be moved to the capital metropolis after Ukraine imposed martial legislation in some areas of the nation.
On the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, a second-string Arsenal workforce eased previous Vorskla with objectives from Emile Smith Rowe, Aaron Ramsey (penalty) and Joe Willock.
Sporting thrashed Qarabag 6-1 to end second behind Arsenal within the group.
Two objectives from Bruno Fernandes and Abdoulay Diaby, and one apiece from Bas Dost (penalty) and Nani led Sporting to its snug win at Qarabag.
Arsenal tops Group E with 13 factors, three forward of Sporting.
In Group G, Mert Muldur and Philipp Schobesberger netted within the final 10 minutes to information Speedy Vienna to a 2-1 win at Spartak Moscow that stored the Austrian workforce’s hopes alive.
A fan ran onto the pitch when Spartak have been main and appeared to confront captain Denis Glushakov. Many Spartak supporters have accused Glushakov of serving to to pressure out former coach Massimo Carrera, a fan favourite, final month.
The supporter was led off the sphere by residence goalkeeper Artyom Rebrov and safety employees. Vienna lead the group with seven factors.
Rangers had Daniel Candeias despatched off simply earlier than halftime because it drew Zero-Zero at residence to Villarreal. Speedy and Villarreal prime the part with seven factors, one forward of Rangers and two in entrance of Spartak.
In Group I, Alejandro Pozuelo and Joseph Paintsil put Genk 2-Zero up earlier than Malmo hit again to pressure a 2-2 draw with objectives from Oscar Lewicki and Marcus Antonsson.
A double blast from Jeremain Lens and a purpose by Vagner Love helped Besiktas rally from 2-Zero down to win Three-2 at Sarpsborg and climb to second on seven factors, one behind Genk. Malmo have six factors and Sarpsborg 5.