Thursday, 8 March 2018

Marseille Outscore Athletic As Sporting, Leipzig Win; Dynamo Kyiv Hold Lazio

French side Olympique Marseille defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in their first leg, round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League clash on Thursday night.

A brace from Lucas Ocampos (first, 58th minutes) and a solitary strike from former West Ham star Dimitri Payer (14th minute) secured the win for Marseille.

Aritz Aduriz pulled a goal back for Bilbao after converting from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time.

In Italy, Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv forced Lazio to a 2-2 away draw.

Ciro Immobile (54th minute) and Felipe Anderson (62nd minute) had given Lazio a 2-1 comeback lead after Viktor Tsigankov had opened scoring for Dynamo.

But with 11 minutes remaining, Junior Moraes equalised for Dynamo to end the game 2-2.

And in other Europa League games, RB Leipzig playing at home edged Zenit St. Petersburg 2-1 and Sporting Lisbon overcame Viktoria Plzen 2-0 in Portugal.

All the return legs will be decided next Thursday.

Europa League round of 16 first-leg results:

Marseille 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Lazio 2-2 Dynamo Kyiv

Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Viktoria Plzen

RB Leipzig 2-1 Zenit

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