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United draw in Russia Lyon and Roma thrill in France

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By Christopher Cummins  with AGENCIES
United draw in Russia Lyon and Roma thrill in France

Manchester United braved the winds of Russia and a bumpy pitch to come away from Rostov with a 1-1 draw in the Europe League last 16 first leg .

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s close range opener owed a lot to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Aleksandar Erokhin got Rostov back in the game, honours even 1-1.

Lyon and Roma thrilled spectators with whizz- bang 4-2 win for the home side.

Diakhaby, Tolisso,Fekir and a brilliant fourth by Lacazette giving the French the edge.

Still all to play for in Rome.

Apoel Nicosia lost at home to Anderlecht 1-0.

Copenhagen beat Ajax 2-1.

In Athens Olympiakos and Besiktas shared the spoils.

The home side owe the evergreen Esteban Cambiasso an ouzo as he gave the home side the lead.

The Argentine scored on 36 minutes.

Aboubakar equilised for the Turks.

In the all Bundesliga clash Shalke
and Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach played out a 1-1 draw Jonas Hoffman gave Gladbach the lead early in the first half only to see Guido Burgstaller wipe it out 10 minutes later and that was that.

Celta Vigo got the edge over the Russians from Krasnador 2-1 the score.

In the Belgian derby Ghent were slaughtered by Genk 5-2.