Europa League roundup: Arsenal and Atletico Madrid take commanding first leg wins

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Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette both bagged braces as Arsenal beat CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the first leg of their quarter-final clash in the Europa League this evening.

The scoring pair will likely take most of the plaudits following a resounding win at the Emirates, although Mesut Ozil was the unsung hero as he played a crucial part in all four goals to help hand the Gunners a commanding lead going into the second leg.

CSKA find themselves in the midst of a troubling run against English sides, having lost six on the bounce against teams from English shores.

Atletico Madrid edged closer to the
Europa League semi-finals after a comfortable 2-0 first-leg victory over Sporting Lisbon.

Europa League – Quarter-finals Results
Arsenal 4 – 1 CSKA Moscow
Atletico Madrid 2 – 0 Sporting CP
Lazio 4 – 2 Salzburg
RasenBallsport Leipzig 1 – 0 Marseille