Europa League roundup: Arsenal stun Milan as Dortmund suffer - FCNaija

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/03/2018

Europa League last 16 first-leg wrap as Arsenal stunned AC Milan in San Siro, Borussia Dortmund suffers defeat at home, while Atletico Madrid earned comfortable advantages after smashing Lokomotiv Moscow in Spain plus Olympique Marseille outscore Athletic Bilbao in France on Thursday night.

Gunners ended their run of four straight games without a win with a convincing 2-0 away win over Rossoneri with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey which ended Milan’s 13-game unbeaten run.

Bundesliga outfit suffer shock 2-1 defeat in the hands of Red Bull Salzburg  with a second-half brace from Valon Berisha ensured Austrian side take away in to return leg next week, while Diego Simeone men profited from finishes courtesy of Saul Niguez, Diego Costa and Koke in the Spanish capital in order to secure a commanding 3-0 lead over Lokomotiv in their first-leg fixture

However, Ligue 1 club Marseille take a two-goal advantage going to the second leg in Spain with a brace from Lucas Ocampos and a solitary strike from former West Ham star Dimitri Payer secured the win for the French team.

In Italy, Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv forced Lazio to a 2-2 away draw after Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson had given Lazio a 2-1 comeback lead after Viktor Tsigankov had opened the scoring for Dynamo. But with 11 minutes remaining, Junior Moraes equalised for the Ukraine side to end the game 2-2 at the Stadio Olimpico.

In Germany, RB Leipzig had looked to have secured a comfortable win over Zenit St Petersburg, until Domenico Criscito scored a late free-kick to earn the Russians a vital away goal despite losing 2-1 on the night while Marcelo's header ensured that Lyon left CSKA Moscow with a crucial 1-0 win on the road.

Finally, in Portugal, Fredy Montero turned out to be the match-winner for hosts Sporting Lisbon, as the striker scored twice to put the Portuguese side into a dominant position against Viktoria Plzen.

Europa League round of 16 first-leg results

All the return legs will be decided next Thursday.