Europa League round-up: Napoli and Borussia Dortmund qualify for Last 32 with ease

Borussia Dortmund and Napoli were the headline acts to qualify for the Europa League knockout stage as both sides plundered a glut of goals in Thursday’s early
Napoli waltzed into the knockout rounds and equalled their record European victory with goals from Omar El Kaddouri, a Manolo Gabbiadini double,Christian Maggio and Jose Callejon.
The Italians are now unbeaten in 14 matches across all competitions and sit top of Group D with an unblemished 12 points from their four games.
Mohamed Elyounoussi and the 40-year-old Daniel Hestad were on target for Norwegian champions Molde as they extended their Group A lead and secured their spot in knockout stage.
There were also celebrations for Rapid Vienna who scored a goal in each half through Philipp Schobesberger to beat Plzen and maintain their 100 percent record in Group E.
Sion had the chance to secure an early spot in the last 32 with a win overGirondins Bordeaux, but needed a 94th-minute own goal from ClementChantome to snatch a 1-1 draw.
Braga were also denied an early qualification party as they suffered their first defeat in 10 games and lost their 100 percent record in Group F after a 1-0 defeat at Olympique de Marseille with Georges-Kevin N’Koudou scoring in the 39th.
Dortmund brushed aside Azerbaijani outfit FK Qabala 4-0 in Germany, with some superb finishes to savour.
Forward Marco Reus scored first with an unstoppable low drive after 28 minutes to ensure the Germans had found the net in each of their last 31 competitive games.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead with a left-foot effort before halftime and a Sergei Zenjov own goal made it 3-0.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan rounded off the scoring with a shot that thundered into the net off the bar with 20 minutes remaining, leaving Dortmund top of Group C with 10 points.
Athletic Bilbao thrashed Partizan Belgrade 5-1 as they tightened their grip on Group L, whilst a Filip Djordevic brace helped Lazio to a 2-0 win in Rosenborg as they went six points clear at the top in Group G.
In the same group St Etienne ran out 3-0 winners over last year’s finalists Dnipro to go three points clear of the Ukrainian side

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