Atletico Madrid 3-0 Rosenborg
The Europa League holders got off to a flying start at the Vicente Calderon as Diego Godin put them 1-0 up with a brilliant header from a Jose Antonio Reyes cross on 18 minutes. However, Atletico had to survive a few anxious moments thereafter but secured the win midway through the second-half when just a minute after coming on striker Sergio Aguero found the target. The Argentina international then produced a brilliant flick on 78 minutes for Diego Costa who found the net from close range to add the cherry on the cake.
Aris Salonika 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen maintained their unbeaten run in the Europa League this campaign as they drew 0-0 with Aris in Greece. The stalemate also means that Aris have maintained their proud record of not losing a European fixture at home since 1968.