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Europa League preview: Rating every second leg

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 06: Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund stands prior to start the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 6, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund are one of many teams with their UEFA Europa League fates realistically in the balance come Thursday’s second legs of the Round of 32.

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Aside from a sextet of big teams posting blowouts, there’s still hope for the Round of 16 and a step closer to an automatic berth in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League.

Basically done

Atletico Madrid 4-1 Copenhagen -- 1 p.m. ET
Sporting Lisbon 3-1 Astana -- 1 p.m. ET
Arsenal 3-0 Ostersund -- 3:05 p.m. ET
Milan 3-0 Ludogorets Razgrad -- 3:05 p.m. ET
Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Spartak Moscow -- 3:05 p.m. ET
Braga 0-3 Marseille -- 3:05 p.m. ET

In four of these cases, the heavy favorites emerged with multiple goal leads and at least three away goals.

Actually done

CSKA Moscow beat Red Star Belgrade 1-0 on Wednesday to win 1-0 on aggregate.

Unlikely, but big club lurks

RB Leipzig 3-1 Napoli -- 1 p.m. ET
Villarreal 1-3 Lyon -- 1 p.m. ET

In the case of Napoli, their 3-1 home loss to Leipzig was stunning but it’s impossible to rule out a club with such firepower. Villarreal trails by two to Lyon, but is home and dangerous.

Advantage one side, but anyone’s guess

Lokomotiv Moscow 3-2 Nice -- 11 a.m. ET
Lazio 0-1 FCSB -- 1 p.m. ET
Zenit Saint-Petersburg 0-1 Celtic -- 1 p.m. ET
Red Bull Salzburg 2-2 Real Sociedad -- 3:05 p.m. ET
Atalanta 2-3 Borussia Dortmund -- 3:05 p.m. ET

Salzburg’s two away goals in a draw feels like a one-goal lead, and the one-goal matches are especially interesting. In the case of Atalanta, 1-0 to the Serie A side could undo Michy Batshuayi’s first leg heroics for BVB.

Wide open

Plzen 1-1 Partizan Belgrade -- 1 p.m. ET
Dynamo Kyiv 1-1 AEK Athens -- 1 p.m. ET

Yes, nil-nil will get it done for the hosts, but there wasn’t a 0-0 in the entire group of first legs.

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