Liverpool, Atletico Madrid lose in Europa League
LONDON (AP) - Liverpool lost 1-0 at wealthy Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League on Thursday to leave Group A up for grabs, while reigning champion Atletico Madrid missed a chance to qualify with two games to spare.
Lacina Traore grabbed a 45th-minute winner for Anzhi, which climbed above Liverpool to the top of the group after four games. Young Boys' 3-2 surprise victory at Udinese means all four teams can still reach the knockout stage.
Atletico's perfect start to Group B, as well as a 16-game winning run in European competition, was ended with a 2-0 defeat at Portuguese team Academica, leaving the holders level on points with Viktoria Plzen - a 4-0 winner over eliminated Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Newcastle stayed top of Group D by drawing 2-2 at Club Bruges while Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani scored all four goals for Napoli in a 4-2 win over Group F leader Dnipro, reviving the Italian side's stuttering campaign.