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CSKA Moscow booked their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a battling 3-1 win over Palermo.

Massimo Maccarone gave the Serie A side the lead but the 31st-minute dismissal of Antonio Nocerino undermined Palermo's resilience. The Russian side capitalised as Keisuke Honda and Tomas Necid (2) scored in the 47th, 50th and 54th minutes to turn the game on its head.

The other game in Group F saw Sparta Prague run out 3-1 winners over Lausanne, who took the lead after five minutes through Guillaume Katz. The Czech side fought back, however, thanks to goals from Bony Wilfred (44, 90) and Leonard Kweuke (75).

BATE Borisov sealed their place in the knockout stages of a European competition for the first time with a 3-1 home win over FC Sheriff. Two goals in six second-half minutes from Alexander Pavlov and Renan Bressan sealed the win for the Belarus champions after BATE had seen Vitaly Rodionov's 15th-minute strike cancelled out by Alexander Erokhin.

Artem Milevskiy hit both goals as Dynamo Kiev gave their hopes of reaching the last 32 a huge lift thanks to a convincing 2-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar that lifts the Ukrainian side four points clear in second place in Group E.

Third-placed Juventus remain winless in Group A - where Manchester City were beaten 3-1 by Lech Posnan - after being held to a goalless draw by basement team Salzburg, while Bayer Leverkusen took a big step to reaching the knockout stages by collecting a 1-0 home win against Aris in Group B, Arturo Vidal scoring the only goal in the 90th minute.

Tiago struck a late winner to earn holders Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win over Rosenborg that lifts Quique Sanchez Flores' men up to second spot behind Leverkusen. Atletico led early on through Sergio Aguero but were pegged back after half-time by Markus Henriksen before Tiago stunned the home side with a brilliant winner in the 84th minute.

Gent produced a solid performance to see off 10-man Sporting Lisbon 3-1 in Group C. Tim Smolders put the Belgian side ahead after just eight minutes from the penalty spot, with Carlos Saleiro (39) replying for the visitors. Ibrahima Conte (80) and Shlomi Arbeitman (83) struck late on to secure the win.

Elsewhere in Group C a n own goal from Ivo Ivanov rescued a 2-2 draw for Lille in their clash at Levski Sofia and ensured the French side remain in the runners-up spot. Goals from Garra Dembele and Vladimir Gadzhev put Levski in charge but Ivanov's header two minutes from time stole a point for Lille, adding to Vinicius De Melo's score in the first half.

Villarreal dropped from first place to third in Group D after a 1-0 loss to PAOK in Greece. Vierinha scored the game's only goal in 70th minute. Second-half goals from Brazilian midfielder Sammir and Igor Biscan helped Dinamo Zagreb to a 2-0 victory over Club Brugge in the night's other Group D encounter.

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