PSG qualify after thriller

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Paris St Germain secured their place in the last 32 of the Europa League after beating erstwhile Group J leaders Sevilla 4-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Parc des Princes.

PSG stormed into an early 2-0 lead through goals from Mathieu Bodmer and the dangerous Guillaume Hoarau, but Sevilla pegged the home side back with a quickfire brace from Frederic Kanoute.

However, PSG restored their lead just before half-time with a fine strike from Nene, and Hoarau ensured the points would be staying in the French capital with his second goal in the 47th minute.

Borussia Dortmund kept thier hopes of progressing alive as they beat Karpaty Lviv 3-0, Shinji Kawaga, Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski getting the goals.

Liverpool secured top spot in Group K of the Europa League with a 1-1 draw against Steaua Bucharest in Romania despite a terrible mistake from goalkeeper Jose Reina.

The point would have been enough to put the visitors through, but the 3-3 draw between FC Utrecht and Napoli, where Edinson Cavani netted a hat-trick for the Italians, means they cannot be caught at the top of the table.

CSKA Moscow secured top spot in Group F with a dominant 5-1 win over Swiss second-tier side Lausanne Sports. In the group's other game, Sparta Prague drew 2-2 at Palermo, who had Dorin Goian sent off.

Falcao scored a hat-trick, including two in the last five minutes, as Porto ended Rapid Vienna's hopes of progressing from Group L with a 3-1 win at Ernst Happel Stadion. Besiktas secured their passage through with a 2-1 win over CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria in the group's other game. Tomas Zapotocny and Filip Holosko put the visitors in control before Cillian Sheridan pulled a goal back.

Giuseppe Rossi struck twice and set up a third as Villarreal progressed through to the knockout stages from Group D with a deserved 3-0 victory over in-form Dinamo Zagreb at El Madrigal while PAOK Salonika need just a point from their final fixture to advance after a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge.

BATE Borisov were thrashed 4-1 by managerless Dynamo Kiev as the Ukrainian side moved above their hosts to go top of Group E. The other game in the group saw FC Sheriff and AZ Alkmaar play out a 1-1 draw.

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