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Europa League day six

A full house for La Liga teams in the Europa League, Athletic Bilbao joining Villarreal and Real Sociedad (and also Atlético) in the knock-out stage after beating Zorya Luhansk 0-2 on Thursday. The Basque side only needed a draw to go through, but second half strikes from Aduríz and Raúl García gave them the three points which saw them end the group stage at the top of their table. Villarreal also finish in first place despite losing 0-1 to Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Blackman getting the only goal for the Israelis against a team packed with reserves and youngsters. Real Sociedad meanwhile end in second spot of their group after they lost 1-3 against Zenit. Both teams were already qualified, but although Willian José cancelled out Erokhin’s early goal, strikes by Ivanovic and Paredes took the Russians four points clear of their hosts. (07.12.17)