Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Fernando Torres strikes twice as Atletico Madrid thrash Lokomotiv

Fernando Torres strikes twice as Atletico Madrid thrash Lokomotiv

RB Leipzig played out a 1-1 draw against Zenit, and Lazio beat Kyiv 2-0.

But the La Liga title challengers opened up in the second half, with Saul Niguez scoring their fifth of the tie before Torres' quickfire double.

Earlier on Thursday, Fernando Torres scored twice as Atletico Madrid romped to a 5-1 Europa League thrashing of Lokomotiv Moscow in Russian Federation to complete a resounding victory.

Marseille progressed after a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao that was marred by crowd trouble.

Dimitri Payet's penalty put Marseille in control on the night as the French former European champions claimed their first win away to Spanish opposition.

Welbeck nodded in his second late on as Arsenal reached their first European quarter-final since 2010, after seven consecutive Champions League last-16 defeats.

Granit Xhaka gave the hosts the lead, courtesy of a awful howler from Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Welbeck would add a second goal to put the final score on the board.

Victory meant Arsenal snapped a seven-year run of last-16 exits in Europe - all in the Champions League.

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Lazio joined Rudi Garcia's Marseille in the last eight after a 2-0 win at Dynamo Kiev brushed off the disappointment of last week's home draw.

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The Spaniards had a 3-0 advantage from the first leg and Angel Correa promptly stretched their lead in the tie with an arrowed low finish into the far corner in the 16th minute after dribbling his way through the hosts' defence.

The defender has been capped 31 times for his national team.

Battaglia's effort spared the blushes of Bas Dost who missed a penalty for Sporting at the end of normal time.

Dortmund's terrible European campaign came to an end in Austria, where Salzburg were barely troubled as they defended a 2-1 advantage from the first leg.

Mariano Diaz's goal for Lyon in the 71st minute made it 3-3 on aggregate but the hosts needed another and substitute Myziane Maolida could not oblige, fluffing a stoppage-time chance.

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