Europa League roundup: Arsenal squeak in, Lazio humiliated again

12.12.2019 20:04

Early kickoffs

Group A

With everything already decided heading into the final matchday, Group A winners Sevilla closed out the opening phase of the competition in embarrassing fashion with a loss to APOEL Nicosia. Second-placed Qarabag ended the day with a 1-1 against Dudelange.

Group B

Malmo finished atop Group B after beating an FC Copenhagen side that also qualified for the knockout stage courtesy of Dynamo Kyiv's disappointing 1-1 draw with Lugano.

Group C

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FC Basel clinched top spot in the group with a victory over Trabzonspor, while Getafe made it into the next round after a decisive 3-0 win to knock FC Krasnodar out, and continue a woeful run for Russian clubs in European competitions this season.

Group D

It was a night to forget for Sporting CP. Even though the Portuguese side had already booked its ticket to the knockout round, LASK secured a 3-0 victory to leapfrog Sporting and clinch top spot in the group. PSV and Rosenborg, meanwhile, were simply playing for pride on the day, and ended up drawing their match, 1-1.

Group E

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Lazio followed up their embarrassing loss to Celtic on Matchday 5 with an equally shameful effort on Thursday, as the Italian side's Europa League journey ended with a 2-0 loss to already-eliminated Rennes. Meanwhile, CFR Cluj beat group winners Celtic to reach the knockout stage for the second time in club history.

Group F

Arsenal's uninspiring form in the Europa League continued Thursday with a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Standard Liege. But the result wasn't enough to end their Europa League campaign, as the Gunners still managed to finish atop Group F after second-placed Eintracht Frankfurt conceded two late goals en route to a 3-2 loss against Vitoria.

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