Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran close to renewing contract

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran close to renewing contract

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran close to renewing contract

Atletico pessimists may concern themselves with Filipe Luis's definite and Juanfran's possible absences but Jorge Jesus' Sporting will need their attacking triptych of Dost, Bruno Fernandes, and Gelson Martins to produce two stellar performances, particularly in the second-leg at the Estádio José Alvalade, if they are to have even a remote chance of getting to the Semi-Finals.

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Ramsey's side-foot finish set Arsenal on their way. "We have to do the job over there, go and try to win the game, that's the best way", said Wenger.

Aleksandr Golovin levelled with a sublime free-kick before France striker Lacazette, who has recovered from a knee injury, made it 2-1 with a penalty after Mesut Ozil was fouled by Georgi Schennikov.

Koke's goal after 23 seconds set Europa League favourites Atletico Madrid on their way to a quarter-final first-leg on over Sporting Lisbon.

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And Antoine Griezmann added a second after taking advantage of another Sporting error.

Koke scored Atletico's quickest ever Europa League goal after 22 seconds having been teed up by Costa, while Griezmann was gifted the team's second late in the first half courtesy of Jeremy Mathieu.

The second half saw a frustrated Spain global Costa twice denied by visiting goalkeeper Rui Patricio, and then substituted late on by Simeone.

Marco Parolo scored the game's most eye-catching goal with a cheeky back-heel to give Lazio a 2-1 lead after a Valon Berisha penalty had cancelled out Senad Lulic's opener in Rome. Two goals in three second-half minutes, from Felipe Anderson and Ciro Immobile, eventually cost Salzburg their 35-game unbeaten run.

Germany's Leipzig, playing in European competition for the first time, put themselves in a good position to progress after a Timo Werner goal on the stroke of halftime sank Marseille.

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