Arsenal halts losing streak


Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first Arsenal goal as his new club rebounded from a run of four successive losses with a 2-0 win at AC Milan in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday.

There was another surprise in Germany where two goals from Valon Berisha led Salzburg to a 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund.

Atletico Madrid recorded a comfortable 3-0 home win over Lokomotiv Moscow, while CSKA Moscow was beaten 1-0 in Russia by Lyon.

A minute’s silence was observed at every match in honor of Davide Astori, the Italy and Fiorentina player who died last week at the age of 31.