Europa League: Last 32 Matchday 1

The bulk of the matches were played today after Russia's Rubin Kazan lost at home on Tuesday against Greek side Olympiakos. Braga had a home defeat the same day and today, Lokomotiv, Russia's other representative, Lokomotiv, takes a one-goal lead to Spain, against Athletic Bilbao.

The best result of the day goes to Metalist (Ukraine), 4-0 away winners at Salzburg (Austria). FC Porto has to win in Manchester by 2-0 or 2-1 to force extra time; Atlético Madrid makes life very difficult for Lazio, winning away 3-1 and Manchester United takes a two-goal advantage against Ajax to Old Trafford. The other games are more balanced.

Rubin Kazan (RUS) 0 Olympiacos (GRE) 1

Braga (POR) 0 Besiktas (TUR) 2

Today's games:

Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS) 2 Athletic Bilbao (SPA)1

Salzburg (AUS) 0 Metalist (UKR) 4

Ajax (NETH) 0 Manchester United (ENG) 2

AZ Alkmaar (NETH) 1 Anderlecht (BEL) 0

Lazio (ITA) 1 Atlético Madrid (SPA) 3

Viktoria Plzen (CHE) 1 Schalke 04 (GER) 1

Legia (POL) 2 Sporting CP (POR) 2

Wisla (POL) 1 Standard Liege (BEL) 1

Udinese (ITA) 0 PAOK (GRE) 0

Trabzonspor (TUR) 1 PSV (NETH) 2

Hannover (GER)  2 Club Brugge (BEL) 1

Steaua (ROM) 0 Twente (NETH) 1

FC Porto (POR) 1 Manchester City (ENG) 2

Stoke City (ENG) 0 Valencia (SPA) 1


Second Leg: 22-23 February


Aleksei Federov


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