Sporting Lisbon were the big winners of today's late Europa League action, their 2-0 triumph over FC Vaslui with Lazio failing to beat Zurich in Switzerland combining to open up a seven point gap between themselves and second place. With three games to go, a single win is now enough to ensure the Primeira Liga side tops their group. Elsewhere, Stoke City went top of Group E thanks to a 3-0 home win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv, punctuated by one of the strangest red cards ever.
In Group A, Shamrock Rangers came close to getting their first points of the campaign but were ultimately undone by a second half goal by PAK Salonika's Vieirinha, with the Greek side moving to into second place behind Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Rubin Kazan at home. Group B remains too close to call, and two draws there today doesn't clarify the situation at all, while PSV Eidhoven are on the verge of qualification after maintaining their perfect record with a 1-0 away win over Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Slovan Bratislava 0-0 Paris Saint-Germain
Athletic Bilbao 2-2 SV Salzburg
Stoke City 3-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Dynamo Kiev 1-0 Besiktas
Sporting Lisbon 2-0 FC Vaslui
FC Zürich 1-1 Lazio
Rapid Bucharest 0-1 Legia Warsaw
Hapoel Tel-Aviv 0-1 PSV Eindhoven
Standard Liege 0-0 Vorskla
Hannover 96 2-2 FC Copenhagen
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 FC Rubin Kazan
PAOK Salonika 2-1 Shamrock Rovers