Arsenal booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League thanks to a 6-3 aggregate victory against CSKA Moscow.

The Gunners led 4-1 from the first leg but were made to work hard for their passage through in the end, as the Red-Blues moved to within one goal early in the second half.

Danny Welbeck struck to continue his good form, however, finding a way through from his side’s first attempt on target for a crucial goal, and Aaron Ramsey added a late second to earn a 2-2 draw on the night.

Atletico Madrid limped into the semi-finals of the Europa League despite a 1-0 defeat away at Sporting Lisbon in the second leg of their quarter-final clash in Portugal this evening.

Diego Simeone ‘s men toiled for much of the night at the Estadio Jose Alvalade and were ultimately beaten by Fredy Montero ‘s header, only for the Spanish club to benefit from a 2-0 win in the first leg in order to help them progress with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

Red Bull Salzburg have the semi-finals of the Europa League thanks to an exhilarating 4-1 win over Lazio in Thursday night’s quarter-final second leg.

The Austrians had suffered a 4-2 loss in the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico but three goals in the space of four second-half minutes swept the Biancocelesti out of the competition 6-5 on aggregate

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