Europa League Round-up: Reus Leads Dortmund Rout but Southampton Eliminated

Europa League Round-up: Reus Leads Dortmund Rout but Southampton Eliminated

Author : Goal.comFri, 28 Aug, 2015, 09:37

Thomas Tuchel's side ran riot in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier, but Southampton were eliminated by Danish side Midtjylland on Thursday evening

Borussia Dortmund were the big winners of the Europa League qualifiers on Thursday, as they marched to a comprehensive 7-2 victory over Odd to book their place in the group stage.

Thomas Tuchel's side were rampant at Signal Iduna Park with Marco Reus netting a hat-trick, Shinji Kagawa grabbing a brace and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan also on the scoresheet in an 11-5 aggregate win.

Dortmund will be joined in Friday's group-stage draw by Bordeaux and Ajax after both snuck through their second legs against Kairat and Jablonec respectively.

Bordeaux needed a late Enzo Crivelli strike to earn a 2-2 aggregate draw and progress on away goals, while 10-man Ajax drew 0-0 in the Czech Republic to advance 1-0.

The Premier League will only have its two automatic qualifiers - Liverpool and Tottenham - in the competition proper after Southampton were beaten 1-0, and 2-1 on aggregate, by Midtjylland – Morten Rasmussen grabbing the only goal in Denmark.

After their 5-1 win over HJK in the first leg, Krasnodar were able to cruise through courtesy of a goalless draw in Finland, while Lech Poznan completed a 4-0 aggregate success with a 1-0 win over Videoton.

Qualification was nowhere near as easy for AZ, though, the Eredivisie side needing two goals in the final 10 minutes against Astra to turn their tie around.

Jop van der Linden and Robert Muhren were the heroes as they secured a 4-3 aggregate triumph with their last-gasp 2-0 win.

A Dodo double helped Qabala to a 2-2 draw against Panathinaikos, the Azerbaijani side going through on away goals thanks to the Brazilian's efforts in Athens.

Their compatriots Qarabag are also through after a comprehensive 5-0 aggregate win over Young Boys, while Viktoria Plzen progress with the same scoreline following Thursday's 2-0 victory at Vojvodina.

Away goal wins were the order of the day for Molde – who beat Standard Liege despite a 3-1 second-leg defeat - and Athletic Bilbao, whose 1-0 win over Zilina at San Mames resulted in the tie ending at 3-3.

Thursday also saw narrow aggregate wins for Rubin Kazan, Saint-Etienne and Legia Warsaw, whileFenerbahce and PAOK comfortably made it through and Belenenses' 0-0 draw with Rheindorf Altach saw the Portuguese side progress thanks to a 1-0 first-leg win.

A six-goal thriller in Switzerland was not enough to see Thun past Sparta Prague, however. Nelson Ferreira's double resulted in a 3-3 draw at the Stockhorn Arena, but it was not enough for the Swiss side, who were already 3-1 down.

Slovan Liberec and Rosenborg are also into the draw, while Dinamo Minsk needed penalties against Red Bull Salzburg - who reached last season's round of 32 - to secure their place.

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