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Europa League: Marseille, Lazio, RB Leipzig Eliminate Athletic, Zenit, Kiev

Europa League: Marseille, Lazio, RB Leipzig Eliminate Athletic, Zenit, Kiev

Former European champions Olympic Marseille booked their passage into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League following a 2-1 win against Spanish club Athletic Bilbao in the second leg of their round of 16 tie at the San Mames Barria on Thursday.

The French club qualified 5-2 on aggregate after edging the first leg 3-1

French midfielder Dimitri Payet and Lucas Ocampos scored both goals for Rudi Garcia’s men, while Inaki Williams was on target for the hosts.

German club RB Leipzig are also through to the next round of the competition after a 3-2 aggregate win against Zenit St Petersburg.

The Germans were held to a 1-1 draw by their hosts at the Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg on Thursday night.


Jean-Kevin Augustin opened scoring for the visitors in the 22nd minute, while Sebastian Driussi equalised for the home team.

In Kiev, Dynamo Kiev were stunned by their guests Lazio who beat them 2-0.

Dynamo Kiev held Lazio to a 2-2 draw in the first leg but were sent packing  by the Italians 4-2 on aggregate.

Forme Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva and Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij got the goals for Lazio.

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