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Europa League day 5

Athletic Bilbao are also through to the next round after beating Austria Vienna 0-3 on Thursday, and they now need to better the 3-1 first leg result against Werder Bremen to finish top of their group. Llorente opened the scoring in the twentieth minute after Yeste and San José had both hit the bar, and San José made it two after the restart. The game was held up for twenty minutes due to crowd trouble, but when things resumed, Llorente netted his second of the evening to make sure of the result. (03.12.09)

Villarreal made sure of a place in the first knock-out round after beating Levski Sofia 0-2. Rossi opened the scoring in the first half following an Ibagaza free kick, and Marcos Senna came on to score the second with five minutes to go. Later in the day Valencia beat Lille 3-1 to move to the top of their group, although they still need a draw at Genoa in their last game to be sure of going through. Joaquín scored two in the first half and Mata added a third before Mavuba's late consolation. (02.12.09)