Tottenham, Chelsea advance in Europa League

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Associated Press

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Late goals by Tottenham's Mousa Dembele and Chelsea's Eden Hazard advanced the English clubs to the Europa League's third round on Thursday night, while Newcastle also reached the final 16 and Liverpool and defending champion Atletico Madrid were eliminated.

Dembele scored on a 25-yard shot in the 90th minute, giving Tottenham a 1-1 tie at Lyon for a 3-2 aggregate win.

Maxime Gonalons beat American goalkeeper Brad Friedel with a header in the 17th minute, tying the total-goals series 2-2 and giving the French club a 2-1 advantage on away goals. American midfielder Clint Dempsey entered in the 66th minute for Spurs, who next face Inter Milan.

Hazard scored in the second minute of injury time to give Chelsea a 1-1 tie against Sparta Prague at Stamford Bridge and a 2-1 aggregate win.

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