Arsenal has Thursday night taken a major step towards the semi-finals of the Europa League. The home team won in their own home with 4-1 by CSKA Moscow. Bas Dost went with Sporting Lisbon crashed at Atletico Madrid (2-0) and Stefan the Free won with Lazio Red Bull Salzburg.
Arsenal was already after nine minutes the lead thanks to a hit by Aaron Ramsey. Although CSKA, then again at the same height came ran the team for rest out to a 4-1 lead.
Alexandre Lacazette redeemed after 23 minutes with a penalty kick, which Ramsey the margin to two increased. Ten minutes for rest, he also made a Lacazette with his second hit of the evening.
The Lazio of The Free won in a spectacular match with 4-2 to Red Bull Salzburg. The Free played the whole match in the home team. RB Leipzig achieved in your own home a narrow victory at Olympique Marseille: 1-0.
Atletico Madrid confident in their own house with the Sporting Lisbon of Dost. The team of trainer Diego Simeone came within a half a minute lead through Koke and Antoine Griezmann made it five minutes to rest, still 2-0.
The returns in the quarter-finals are next week on the program.