A draw between Austria Vienna and AZ Alkmaar left the door open for Metalist Kharkiv to secure their place at the top of Group G, and an emphatic home win against Malmo saw the Ukrainians move four points clear at the top of the table. A home win against Vienna on Matchday will now ensure that Metalist finish in first place. Brugge, Birmingham and Braga find themselves atop Group
B H with seven points apiece, which means everything is very much up in the air there (except for the fate of poor NK Maribor, hammered 5-1 at the Quarry). Why did we stop using goal difference? GD makes sense!
Atletico Madrid shocked Udinese by thrashing the Serie A side 4-0 in Spain, vaulting over their visitors to lead Group I, with Celtic in third place. In Group J, Schalke-Larnaca was an insipid affair marked only by a horrific injury to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, the Dutch striker's nose essentially removed by a teammate's elbow. The Bundesliga side remain top of the group despite the 0-0 draw.
Fulham hammered Wisla Krakow 4-1 in a game which featured a superb goal by to secure their hold on second place in Group K. Twente still look as though they'll be difficult for the Cottagers to catch - the Eredivisie side are three points clear with two games to go. Meanwhile in Group L, Anderlecht have secured qualification and Locomotiv Moscow are on the verge of doing the same, both earning convincing wins.
Here's the complete scoreboard from the late fixtures.
Austria Vienna 2-2 AZ Alkmaar
FC Metalist Kharkiv 3-1 Malmo FF
Birmingham City 2-2 Club Brugge
Braga 5-1 NK Maribor
Atletico Madrid 4-0 Udinese
Celtic 3-1 Stade Rennes
Schalke 04 0-0 AEK Larnaca
Steaua Bucharest 4-2 Maccabi Haifa
Fulham 4-1 Wisla Krakow
FC Twente 3-2 Odense BK
AEK Athens 1-3 Lokomotiv Moscow
Anderlecht 3-0 SK Sturm Graz