Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Borussia Mönchengladbach faced a tough tie against S.S. Lazio in the last 32 of the Europa <br>League, but they got off to a great start when Martin Stranzl scored a 17th-minute penalty In a topsy-turvy game, Lazio then led 2-1, before Thorben Marx's penalty and a free-kick from Juan Arango (r.) seemed to have given the Foals a dramatic 3-2 win Arango had earlier hit the post from a similar distance, and must have thought that his swerving effort had decided the game.... ...but there was a sting in the tail as Libor Kozak nodded in a header in the 94th minute to level the tie and give Lazio three priceless away goals It was a similar story of disappointment in Stuttgart. Tunay Torun's (l.) VfB were on top for most of the game against KRC Genk... ...and took a deserved lead before the break through Christian Gentner (4th r.)... It was a scrappy goal, but for a long while it looked to be sending Bruno Labbadia's men to their first win of 2013... ...but again the home side couldn't see out the victory as a late headed goal from Glynor Plet netted Genk a crucial away goal Bayer 04 Leverkusen played host to SL Benfica in their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match In a tight first half on a playing surface made greasy by the falling snow, chances were few and far between - as Andre Schürrle (l.) discovered Leverkusen were marginally on top, but the away side, in the competition after dropping out of the UEFA Champions League in late 2012, went ahead through Oscar Cardozo's (l.) great finish just after the hour mark It was a frustrating day all round for the hosts and for this season's joint-top Bundesliga scorer <br>Stefan Kießling, who also picked up a late yellow card in his efforts to find an equaliser Likewise, Hannover 96 have much to make up for in next week's return leg at home to Russian side FC Anji Makhachkala, which was an earlier kick-off Hannover got off to a promising start in Moscow, where Szabolcs Huszti (r.) put Mirko Slomka's men in front... ...but Samuel Eto'o's (l.) leveller sparked the Makhachkala comeback. The Cameroonian also missed a penalty in the second period Nevertheless, at 3-1 the tie has very much swung in the favour of the Russians, and Hannover <br>have work to do if they are to match last season's achievement of reaching the quarter-finals
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