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Associated Press
London, November 10, 2012
Inter Milan and Lyon were among the six teams to qualify for the Europa League's knockout stage but defending champions Atletico Madrid were made to wait after their 16-match winning run in European competition was ended. Liverpool's qualification hopes took a dive by losing 1-0 at wealthy Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in Group A while Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani produced the best individual performance of the round, scoring all four of Napoli's goals in a 4-2 win over Dnipro to revive the Italian team's challenge in Group F.

Inter joined Rubin Kazan in progressing from Group H with two games to spare by easing past Partizan Belgrade 3-1 and Lyon ensured a top-two finish in Group I by winning 3-2 at last season's beaten finalist Athletic Bilbao, who slumped to a third defeat in four matches.