Atletico and Arsenal in control in Europa League

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PV Sports Desk : Antoine Griezmann bagged his 17th goal of 2018 to seal Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Sporting in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals Thursday.

Alexandre Lacazette marked his return to the starting lineup with two goals to lead Arsenal past CSKA Moscow 4-1 in a game played amid a political crisis over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in Britain last month.

Leipzig edged past Marseille 1-0 while Lazio ended Salzburg’s unbeaten run of 35 games with a 4-2 win in Rome.

The second legs will be played on April 12.