Inter shares its lead with Rubin Kazan, for which Alan Kasaev's 16th-minute goal proved enough to see off Azerbaijan side Neftci in Russia. Inter and Kazan now hold a six-point advantage over their group rivals.
Elyaniv Barda also headed a late winner as Genk stayed unbeaten at the top of Group G after coming from behind to see off Sporting Lisbon 2-1 in Belgium.
Stijn Schaars put Sporting ahead on eight minutes, but Benjamin De Ceulaer equalised after 25 and Barda struck with three minutes to go after Sporting's Khalid Boulahrouz was sent off for a second bookable offence.
And Hungarian side Videoton also continued its excellent form in the group with a 2-1 win over Basel. A Fabien Schar own goal paved the way for the host, which extended its lead through Marco Caneira before Schar scored at the right end in injury time.
Lyon maintained its 100 per cent record in Group I with a 2-1 win over last year's beaten finalist Athletic Bilbao.
A Lisandro Lopez opener was cancelled out by Ibai Gomez before Jimmy Briand struck the winner four minutes from time.
First-half goals from Ladislav Krejci, Vaclav Kadlec and Ondrej Svejdik helped Sparta Prague to a 3-1 win over Ironi Kiryat Shmona, for which Shimon Abuhatzira replied late on.
Lyon leads the group on nine points with Sparta clear in second on six.
Substitute Jose Toche grabbed an injury time equaliser as Panathinaikos drew 1-1 with Lazio in Group J. An own goal from Giourkas Seitaridis looked set to give the Italian side the points before the late drama.
Gylfi Sigurdsson earned Tottenham a point in a 1-1 draw at Maribor, which led through Robert Beric.
Lazio remains unbeaten on five points with Maribor in second, but all four sides are still in the running.
Late goals from Bonfim Marlos and Cleiton Xavier gave Ukrainian side Metalist a 2-1 win at Rosenborg in Group K, after the Norwegian outfit had led through Tarik Elyounoussi's 46th-minute strike.
But Metalist still conceded top spot in the group to Bayer Leverkusen, whose crushing 4-0 win at Rapid Vienna took them first on goal difference. Philipp Wollscheid, Karim Bellarabi and two from Gonzalo Castro did the damage.
In Group L, Hannover stayed top after a dramatic 2-1 win at Helsingborg, Mame Biram Diouf opening the scoring for the German side with Alvaro Santos equalising in injury time, only for Didier Ya Konan to restore Hannover's advantage in the third minute of added time.
Levante moved clear in second place with a 3-0 win over Twente, a Michel penalty setting it on its way and Pedro Rios adding a late double.