Tottenham are staring elimination in the face after the first round of last 16 matches, but both Lyon and Valencia racked up three-goal advantagesThursday's Europa League action didn't disappoint. Indeed, the first legs of the round of 16 provided an abundance of both drama and goals.
Betis achieved a famous away win over city rivals Sevilla, while Fiorentina claimed a fine 1-1 draw at Juventus. Elsewhere, there were big wins for Olympique Lyonnais and Valencia but the night arguably belonged to Portuguese duo Porto and Benfica, who saw off Napoli and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively.
Goal takes a look at Thursday night's Europa League action in pictures ...
Salzburg boss Roger Schmidt saw his side claim a 0-0 draw at Basel
Two heavily fancied sides, Porto and Napoli, clashed at Estadio do Dragao
Valencia took a fifth-minute lead against Ludogorets through Antonio Barragan
Diego Alves saved Roman Bezjak's penalty for 10-man Valencia
Valencia punished Ludogorets with another goal on 33 minutes through Fede Cartabia
Porto took the lead against Napoli thanks to a volley from Jackson Martinez
Arturo Vidal opened the scoring for Juventus against Fiorentina
Real Betis took the lead against Sevilla with a Leo Baptistao header
Gueida Fofana drags Lyon back into their clash with Viktoria Plzen
Benfica drew first blood at White Hart Lane through Rodrigo
AZ came away with a 1-0 win against Anzhi thanks to a Aron Johannsson penalty
Sparks flew in as city rivals Sevilla and Betis locked horns at the Sanchez Pizjuan
Luisao's glancing header made it 2-0 to Benfica on 58 minutes
Pablo Osvaldo rued a missed opportunity as Juventus failed to double their lead
Arnold Mvuemba added Lyon's third after a rapid counterattack
Christian Eriksen offered some hope for Tottenham with a perfectly executed free kick
Betis sealed a 2-0 away victory through the appropriately named Sevilla
Mario Gomez earned Fiorentina a 1-1 draw in Turin with his late strike
Luisao lashed home his second of the night to give Benfica a 3-1 first-leg advantage
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus let Tim Sherwood know the score