Europa League roundup: Arsenal and Atletico Madrid record big first-leg wins
Arsenal have recorded a 3-0 win over Ostersunds FK in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie in Sweden on Thursday night.
Nacho Monreal and an own goal from Sotirios Papagiannopoulous put Arsenal in full control at the break, before Mesut Ozil added a third to effectively wrap up the tie before next week’s second leg.
Atletico Madrid came from behind to claim four important away goals courtesy of a 4-1 victory over hosts Copenhagen in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League clash this evening.
Diego Simeone ‘s men fell behind to a shock opener from Viktor Fischer , before Saul Niguez and Kevin Gameiro put the visitors into the driving seat heading into half time.
Los Rojiblancos capped off an impressive showing after the break, when Antoine Griezmann and Vitolo both notched to ensure that Atletico headed back to Spain with a place in the last 16 arguably all but secured.
Celtic claimed a 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg in their Europa League last-32 first leg at Parkhead.
Callum McGregor grabbed the winner in the 78th minute, controlling Charly Musonda ‘s cross at the back post before firing into the opposite top corner of the net.
Michy Batshuayi brace helped Borussia Dortmund to a late 3-2 win over Atalanta BC .
Results in full:
Astana 1-3 Sporting Lisbon,
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Atalanta BC,
Ludogorets Razgrad 0-3 AC Milan,
Marseille 3-0 Braga,
Nice 2-3 Lokomotiv Moscow,
Ostersunds FK 0-3 Arsenal,
Spartak Moscow 1-3 Athletic Bilbao,
Real Sociedad 2-2 Red Bull Salzburg,
AEK Athens 1-1 Dynamo Kiev,
Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg,
Copenhagen 1-4 Atletico Madrid,
Lyon 3-1 Villarreal,
Napoli 1-3 RB Leipzig,
Partizan 1-1 Viktoria Plzen,
Steaua Bucuresti 1-0 Lazio