Sporting sink City, Atletico cruise
Premier League leaders Manchester City suffered a shock 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie at Sporting Lisbon tonight. Brazilian defender Xandao ensured the Portuguese side would have a lead to defend in the return match with a clever backheeled finish after 51 minutes after City goalkeeper Joe Hart had brilliantly blocked his first attempt.
Atletico Madrid raced into a 3-0 lead inside 37 minutes of their first leg at home to Besiktas, but had to settle for a 3-1 win. Eduardo Salvio scored twice in four minutes to put the hosts in control and they were cruising when Adrian Lopez added a third. But Simao, playing against his former club, pulled a goal back for the Turks eight minutes into the second half to give them hope for the second leg.
Luuk de Jong scored a hugely fortunate penalty to give FC Twente a 1-0 home leg win over Schalke. The striker clipped his own heels just outside the area and went down, with defender Joel Matip in close attendance. But Scottish referee Craig Thompson pointed to the spot and sent off Matip before De Jong smashed the 61st-minute penalty into the roof of the net.
Olympiacos won 1-0 in Ukraine against Metalist Kharkiv. David Fuster scored the only goal of the game five minutes after the break, and the hosts had Edmar sent off eight minutes from time.