Spanish international Fernando Llorente scored a brace of goals to hand Athletic Bilbao an emphatic 4-2 win over Schalke in the first leg of their Europa league quarter final at the Veltins Arena on Thursday.
Elsewhere, Diego Simeone’s Athletico Madrid needed a late strike from Argentina’s Eduardo Antonio Salvio to outclass Hannover 2-1 at the Vicente Calderon.
Dutch side Alkmaar downed Valencia while Izmailov and Insua both scored in the second half to hand Sporting Lisbon a convincing 2-1 win over Kharkiv at the Jose Alvalade.
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