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All the scores and best matches from the first leg of the Europa League round of 32

It was a busy and fun day of Europa League action. Which games stood out from the rest?

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Fans were promised action in the first round of Europa League round of 32 matches, and they were not left disappointed. Thursday saw 31 goals scored across the 15 matches played, and only two were scoreless draws -- and neither of those could be called boring with how hard fought they were. What's better, almost all of these games set up tense matches in the second leg of the round next week.

So which matches stood out from the crowd in such a chaotic and fun day of Europa League action? The choices weren't easy, but these were the games that all had that something "extra" that made it hard to tear your eyes from them.

Best game of the day: Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

We knew from last year's matchup that these two teams can put on an exciting match, and they did not disappoint on Thursday. Fiorentina and Tottenham put on a show at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, and while both sets of fans were left wanting more in terms of the final result, neutral fans who tuned in couldn't have been much happier. It was an exciting, back-and-forth battle that could easily have ended with a win for either team, especially during the desperate late scramble for goals that developed. Next week's return leg in London should be even more potent with Fiorentina needing to chase an away goal as early in the match as they can.

Upset of the day: FC Midtjylland 2-1 Manchester United

"Sure Manchester United are struggling," they said. "But Midtjylland aren't even that good for a Danish team! What could go wrong?" A lot, apparently. Despite their massive talent advantage, Manchester were held down and frustrated all match long, comprehensively worked around all over the pitch by Midtjylland's active midfield, and stymied by the Danish outfit's back line almost every time they got forward.

Manchester out-shot Midtjylland and held much more of the ball, yes, but few of United's shots outside of Memphis Depay's goal were particularly dangerous, and Midtjylland were far more effective with what possession they had than the wastefulness of Manchester's time on the ball. Manchester United fans are furious over this game, and very deservedly so -- their team was by far the worse of the two out on the pitch on Thursday.

Out of nowhere performance: Valencia 6-0 Rapid Vienna

Valencia have been miserable since Gary Neville took over as manager earlier this season, winning just once in his 10 league matches in charge. So even though Valencia have a large talent advantage over Rapid Vienna on paper, no one was confident about the ability for Los Murciélagos to actually live up to expectations and beat a lesser team. Well, beat them they did, and soundly at that -- Valencia scored five goals in the first 35 minutes of the match before they took pity on Vienna and backed off a bit. They only scored one goal in the second half, but Valencia so thoroughly dominated the match that the Austrians never had a chance to get back into it even if they hadn't given up another goal.

Full results for the first leg of the Europa League round of 32

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Borussia Dortmund 2-0  FC Porto
Anderlecht 1-0 Olympiakos
FC Midtjylland 2-1 Manchester United
Sevilla 3-0 Molde
Villarreal 1-0 Napoli
AS Saint-Etienne 3-2 FC Basel
Valencia 6-0 Rapid Vienna 
Augsburg 0-0 Liverpool
Sparta Prague 1-0 FC Krasnodar
Galatasaray 1-1 Lazio
FC Sion 1-2 Braga
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Schalke 04
Olympique Marseille 0-1 Athletic Bilbao
Sporting Clube de Portugal 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen