Europa League - Round of 32 - 1st Leg
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Europa League: Wins for Valencia and Borussia Dortmund

Phil Neville and Gary Neville
Phil Neville and Gary Neville both won the Champions League with Manchester United

Valencia became the first side to score five goals in the first half of a Europa League match as they thrashed Rapid Vienna 6-0 on manager Gary Neville's 41st birthday.

Five days after Valencia won a league match under him for the first time, Neville saw his players race into a five-goal lead inside 35 minutes.

Santi Mina scored twice and set up three more in a sparkling performance.

The visitors improved after the break but Rodrigo wrapped up the win.

Santi Mina
Santi Mina, 20, scored twice and assisted three more goals as Valencia tore Rapid Vienna apart.

The result matched Steaua Bucharest's competition record.

With a Champions League place at stake for the winners of the Europa League, Neville could end the season on a high despite his side being 12th in La Liga.

"Obviously the result makes it my best night in Valencia," Neville said. "But I've never celebrated victories halfway through the season.

"I hope to start a positive run but it is dangerous to start thinking about turning points."

Earlier on Thursday, holders Sevilla beat Molde 3-0 to take control of their last-32 tie.

Former Juventus striker Fernando Llorente struck twice and Kevin Gameiro added a third as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men were well beaten.

Villarreal will also defend a lead next week after beating Napoli 1-0 thanks to a superb free-kick from Denis Suarez, while Borussia Dortmund took a large step towards qualification with a 2-0 home win over Porto.

Borussia Dortmund
Dortmund fans invited their team to 'complete the album' by winning the Europa League this season

Dortmund - who won the now defunct European Cup Winners' Cup in 1966 and the Champions League in 1997 - need the Europa League to complete the set of European trophies and were welcomed by an enormous banner at the Westfalenstadion.

Right-back Lukasz Piszczek put them ahead when Iker Casillas failed to keep out his original effort before forward Marco Reus buried a low shot to finish a clinical counter-attack.

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 25Ryan
  • 2CanceloBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBarragánat 76'minutes
  • 4Santos
  • 3Nunes Vezo
  • 14Gayá Peña
  • 10ParejoSubstituted forFuego Martínezat 59'minutes
  • 12Barbosa da Silva
  • 21André GomesSubstituted forRodrigoat 68'minutes
  • 22Mina Lorenzo
  • 7Negredo
  • 11Piatti

Substitutes

  • 9Alcácer
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 18Fuego Martínez
  • 19Barragán
  • 24Domenech Sánchez
  • 29Zahibo
  • 42Cheryshev

Rapid Vienna

  • 30Strebinger
  • 22Pavelic
  • 6Sonnleitner
  • 20Hofmann
  • 23Stangl
  • 5PetsosBooked at 75mins
  • 8SchwabBooked at 57mins
  • 7SchobesbergerSubstituted forAlarat 87'minutes
  • 11HofmannSubstituted forGrahovacat 45+1'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 14KainzSubstituted forMurgat 45'minutes
  • 9Jelic

Substitutes

  • 15Grahovac
  • 19Nutz
  • 21Knoflach
  • 28Correa Miranda
  • 29Murg
  • 33Alar
  • 39Wöber
Referee:
Miroslav Zelinka
Attendance:
28,831

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamRapid Vienna
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Valencia 6, SK Rapid Wien 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Valencia 6, SK Rapid Wien 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, SK Rapid Wien. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Thanos Petsos (SK Rapid Wien) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matej Jelic.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Álvaro Negredo (Valencia).

  6. Post update

    Thanos Petsos (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Valencia 6, SK Rapid Wien 0. Rodrigo (Valencia) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rúben Vezo with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Mario Sonnleitner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Valencia. Conceded by Deni Alar.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, SK Rapid Wien. Deni Alar replaces Philipp Schobesberger.

  11. Post update

    Foul by José Gayá (Valencia).

  12. Post update

    Mario Pavelic (SK Rapid Wien) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Rodrigo (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Philipp Schobesberger (SK Rapid Wien).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pablo Piatti (Valencia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Santi Mina.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matej Jelic (SK Rapid Wien) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matej Jelic (SK Rapid Wien) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Pavelic with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antonio Barragán (Valencia) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Álvaro Negredo.

  19. Post update

    Offside, SK Rapid Wien. Maximilian Hofmann tries a through ball, but Stefan Schwab is caught offside.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Valencia. Antonio Barragán replaces João Cancelo.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 18th February 2016

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Molde6321107311
2Fenerbahçe62317619
3Ajax61416607
4Celtic6033812-43

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool624064210
2FC Sion62315509
3Rubin Kazan61326606
4Bordeaux604257-24

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FK Krasnodar641194513
2B Dortmund6312105510
3PAOK Salonika61413307
4FK Qabala6024212-102

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli66002231918
2FC Midtjylland6213612-67
3Club Bruges6123411-75
4Legia Warsaw6114410-64

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rapid Vienna6501106415
2Villarreal6411126613
3Viktoria Plzen6114810-24
4Dinamo Minsk6105311-83

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sporting Braga641174313
2Marseille6402127512
3Slovan Liberec621368-27
4FC Groningen602428-62

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio6420136714
2Saint-Étienne623110739
3Dnipropetrovsk621368-27
4Rosenborg6024412-82

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lokomotiv Moscow6321127511
2Sporting63121411310
3Besiktas62317619
4Skenderbeu6105413-93

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Basel6411105513
2Fiorentina6312116510
3Lech Poznan612326-45
4Belenenses612328-65

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tottenham6411126613
2Anderlecht631286210
3Monaco613259-46
4FK Qarabag611448-44

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Schalke64201531214
2Sparta Prague6330105512
3Asteras Tripolis6114412-84
4Apoel Nicosia6105312-93

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ath Bilbao6411168813
2Augsburg6303121119
3Partizan Belgrade63031014-49
4AZ Alkmaar6114813-54
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