Zimbabwe International Costa Nhamoineau was in action last night in Europa League Round of 16 as his side Sparta Prague were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Italian side Lazio.

Sparta took the lead in the 13th minute. Martin Frydek was the scorer, spectacularly firing high into the net after collecting a pass from David Lafata.

Lazio equalised seven minutes before half time through Marco Parolo.

The second leg is in a week’s time at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

In other matches, Liverpool have taken a big step towards the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Anfield.

The two bitter rivals were meeting on the European stage for the first time ever, and goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino gave the home side a significant advantage at the halfway stage of the tie.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus scored three unanswered goals between them as Borussia Dortmund left Tottenham Hotspur with a mountain to climb if they are to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Europa League Results
Basel 0-0 Sevilla
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Tottenham
Fenerbahce 1-0 Braga
Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 Anderlecht
Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Valencia
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United
Sparta Prague 1-1 Lazio
Villarreal 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen

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