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Bilbao, Atletico, AZ, Sporting Win in Soccer’s Europa League

March 29, 2012

Athletic Bilbao rallied for a 4-2 win at Schalke in their Europa League soccer quarterfinal opener, while Atletico Madrid, AZ Alkmaar and Sporting Lisbon all won 2-1.

Bilbao scored three times in the final 17 minutes for the away win in Germany. Atletico Madrid defeated Hannover, AZ Alkmaar beat Valencia and Sporting Lisbon beat Metalist Kharkiv.

Hannover, Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Metalist Kharkiv will host the return matches in the two-game series on April 5.

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