Europa League: Inter Milan, Lyon reach knockout stage

Inter Milan

The Basques are bottom on one point and now have to win both remaining games to have a chance of qualifying.

Leverkusen and Metalist advanced from Group K after moving to 10 points with wins over Rapid Vienna (3-0) and Rosenborg (3-1), respectively. Group L leader Hannover can't be denied a top-two place either, following a 90th-minute winner from the penalty spot by Szabolcs Huszti in a 3-2 victory over Helsingborg, which had two players dismissed in the final two minutes.

Lacina Traore grabbed a 45th-minute winner for Anzhi to give Dutch coach Guus Hiddink the perfect present on his 66th birthday in Moscow against Liverpool.

The English visitors, who again played a largely reserve team, held their own throughout but was undone by a great piece of skill by the lanky Ivorian striker, who lifted the ball over his marker before lobbing goalkeeper Brad Jones from outside the area.

"Some of the young players were terrific and we are disappointed not to have got something from it," said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who left Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard out of the squad ahead of Sunday's match at Chelsea in the Premier League.

Anzhi climbed above Liverpool to the top of the group and with Young Boys' surprise 3-2 victory over Udinese, all four teams can still reach the knockout stage.

Liverpool and Anzhi can both qualify from what is proving to be the toughest of all 12 groups by beating Young Boys and Udinese, respectively, next time out.

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