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Europa League, round of 16, second leg

Atlético Madrid completed the formalities on Thursday, a 1-5 victory against Lokomotiv Moscow taking them through comfortably to the quarter finals of the Europa League. Already three goals up from the first leg, Correa put the tie beyond the reach of the Russian team with the opener on the quarter hour mark. Rybus levelled the scores soon afterwards, but after the restart Sául Níguez added a second, and Fernando Torres scored twice, the first from the penalty spot, before Griezmann rounded things off late on. Atleti will be Spain’s only representative in the next round however after Athletic Bilbao lost 1-2 to Olympique Marseille later in the evening. Any hopes of overturning the 3-1 first leg scoreline were scotched by a Payet penalty and a strike by Ocampos either side of the interval, and although Williams got one back later on, it was another disappointing performance by the Basque team. (15.03.18)