Borussia Dortmund , AC Milan and Athletic Bilbao have all exited the Europa League at the last-16 stage following Thursday’s second-leg games.
The German giants were unable to find the breakthrough in a goalless draw at Red Bull Salzburg , whose 2-1 first-leg win saw the Austrians reach the quarter-finals of the competition.
Dortmund’s Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig managed to progress to the next round, however, thanks to a 1-1 draw at Zenit St Petersburg which proved enough to proceed 3-2 on aggregate.
Atletico Madrid had no such problems, cruising to a 5-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow for a straightforward 8-1 aggregate triumph.
Milan, meanwhile, slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal which, combined with their 2-0 first-leg defeat, sent the Italian giants crashing out of the competition by a heavy 5-1 aggregate scoreline.
Despite Hakan Calhanoglu opening the scoring for the Rossoneri on 35 minutes, Danny Welbeck ‘s brace, either side of Granit Xhaka’s strike, proved too much for Gennaro Gattuso’s side to overcome.
Lokomotiv Moscow 1-5 Atletico Madrid,
Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Marseille,
Dynamo Kiev 0-2 Lazio,
Zenit St Petersburg 1-1 RB Leipzig,
Viktoria Plzen 2-1 Sporting Lisbon,
Arsenal 3-1 AC Milan,
Lyon 2-3 CSKA Moscow,
Red Bull Salzburg 0-0 Borussia Dortmund
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