Europa League round-up: AC Milan fight back to beat Dudelange
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 29/11/18 11:03pm
Italian giants AC Milan survived a major fright against Luxembourg minnows Dudelange at San Siro, trailing 2-1 midway through the second period against a team that had lost all four of their group games.
But a major upset was averted with four goals in a 15-minute spell as Fabio Borini's strike sealed a nervy win that leaves Milan second in Pool F, one point behind Real Betis, who were 1-0 conquerors of Olympiakos and reached the round of 32 thanks to Sergio Canales' strike.
Zenit St Petersburg's 1-0 home win against Pool C rivals FC Copenhagen - Robert Mak scored the only goal after 59 minutes - saw them win their group, but Slavia Prague's hopes of joining them were dented by a 2-0 defeat in Bordeaux.
There were no goals in either Group D game, with Fenerbahce qualifying along with group winners Dinamo Zagreb following their draw in Istanbul, while Anderlecht and Spartak Trnava also played out a scoreless encounter.
Bayer Leverkusen stayed top of Group A, despite being held 1-1 at home by Ludogorets, as Zurich, who had also qualified with Leverkusen, suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated visitors Lanarca.
Goals in the last 10 minutes by Mert Mulder and Philipp Schobesberger nudged Rapid Vienna to the top of Group G as they beat Spartak Moscow, and Dinamo Kiev ensured top spot in Pool K as Benjamin Verbic's first-half goal proved enough to take the points against hosts Astana.
Krasnodar, meanwhile, qualified in Group J after beating Akhisar 2-1, and BATE Borisov saw off Vidi 2-0 in Group L.
Elsewhere, Jeremain Lens netted a stoppage-time winner to give Besiktas a 3-2 victory against Group I hosts Sarpsborg, while group leaders Genk drew 2-2 with Malmo.
Eintracht Frankfurt maintained their 100 per cent Group H record by crushing Marseille 4-0, and Lazio are also through despite a 2-0 defeat against Apollon Limassol. Standard Liege remained in Group J contention by beating Sevilla 1-0, and Rennes stayed afloat by winning 1-0 against Jablonec in Group K.
Sporting Lisbon progressed as runners-up behind Arsenal with a 6-1 thumping of Qarabag in Azerbaijan as Bruno Fernandes and Abdoulaye Diaby both scored twice.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig lost 1-0 to Group B winners Red Bull Salzburg in Celtic's group.