Borussia Monchengladbach booked their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League with a 3-0 win over FC Zurich.
Starting the night as leaders of Group A, all possibilities were open to Lucien Favre's men, and they could have gone through with any result -- other outcomes permitting -- while they were also at risk of going out.
But a comprehensive drubbing, with Patrick Hermann (one) and Branimir Hrgota (two) scoring the goals, made sure they had nothing to worry about.
Defeat sent Zurich...
Swiss club FC Zurich have filed a criminal complaint against Aarau midfielder Sandro Wieser for a tackle in a match last month which saw him sent off and left Gilles Yapi-Yapo with a career-threatening knee injury.
Zurich said in a statement they asked the public prosecutor of Lenzburg-Aarau canton (state) to consider bringing charges of assault, having begun legal proceedings last month. The club say they have acted to help protect the health of professional players.
The challenge, which happened...
Yassine Chikhaoui scored twice from the penalty spot to down Apollon Limassol and keep FC Zurich's Europa League hopes alive.
The Swiss side finish their Group A campaign with a shootout against Borussia Monchengladbach, and go into that match having swept aside their Cypriot opponents 3-1 at the Letzigrund.
Apollon had taken a the lead through Brazilian forward Rosa but Berat Djimsiti levelled and Chikhaoui's cool head guaranteed all three points.
The first 20 minutes was a scrappy affair, with neither...