Eto'o and Samba on target as Anzi beat Udinese

22 November 2012 11:17

Anzhi Makhachkala booked their Europa League knockout stage qualification from Group A with a 2-0 win over Udinese in Russia.

The Italians could barely muster a shot on goal as Anzhi laid siege in the first half but were unable to find the finishing touch.

They eventually needed second half goals from Christopher Samba and Samuel Eto'o on 72 and 75 minutes respectively to seal the win.

Atletico Madrid and Viktoria Plzen both ensured qualification from Group B with the group winners yet to be decided. Raul Garcia's seventh-minute strike proved enough for Atletico to defeat Hapoel Tel Aviv in Spain, while Plzen drew 1-1 with Academica in Portugal, Pavel Horvath's penalty cancelled out by a late Edinho spot-kick for the hosts.

Fenerbahce went through as Group C winners with Bekir Irtegun scoring the only goal of the game against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome, while Borussia Monchengladbach beat Cypriots AEL 2-0 to go through with them.

Substitute Igor de Camargo scored twice in the last 10 minutes for Monchengladbach after the visitors had Luciano Bebe sent off. The win leaves the Germans three points ahead of Marseille and with a better head-to-head record.

Two goals from Jussie gave Bordeaux a 2-1 win at Club Brugge in Group D. Shinji Okazaki scored twice as Stuttgart blew Group E wide open with a stunning 5-1 win away to leaders Steaua Bucharest.

Neither side are guaranteed progress to the knockout stages after Copenhagen's 2-1 win at Molde. Copenhagen face Steaua at home in their final group game next month knowing a win could be enough to send them through at the expense of either the Romanians or the Germans.

Edison Cavani's injury-time penalty sent 10-man Napoli through from Group F with a 2-1 win over AIK in Sweden. Group leaders Dnipro also sealed their passage with a 2-1 win at PSV.

Georgino Wijnaldum put PSV ahead but Dnipro replied through Yevhen Seleznyov and Yevhen Konoplyanka, before Jaba Kankava was sent off late.

Source: PA