Australia goalkeeper Brad Jones kept a clean sheet as Liverpool grabbed a potentially crucial 1-0 win over big-spending Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala in the UEFA Europa League.
Stewart Downing drilled home the only goal at Anfield after cutting in from the left after 53 minutes.The win helped Brendan Rodgers' men jump two places to lead Group A after a shock 3-1 defeat for Udinese away to bottom side Young Boys in Switzerland.
Raul Bobadilla grabbed a stunning hat-trick for Young Boys, which had gone into the game without a point, putting it 2-0 up with goals in the fourth and 72nd minutes and then wrapping up victory with a penalty after Andrea Coda briefly reduced the deficit.
Reigning champion Atletico Madrid maintained its 100 per cent record in Group B with a 2-1 win over Academica, Diego Costa and Emre Belozoglu netting before Salim Cisse hit a late consolation for the Portuguese side.
Also in Group B, Viktoria Plzen moved clear in second place with a 2-1 win at Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Hanan Maman put the Israeli side in front after 19 minutes, but Pavel Horvath equalised in first-half injury time and Frantisek Rajtoral hit the winner before home defender I'yad Hutba was sent off.It was all-change in Group C, where Egeman Korkmaz scored in the 72nd minute to give Fenerbahce a 1-0 win at AEL Limassol and move them to top the top of the group.
Marseille, which started the night on top, lost 2-0 at Borussia Monchengladbach, a Filip Daems penalty and a second-half strike from Peniel Mlapa moving the German side level with its opponent on four points, with the Turkish side now out in front on seven.
Newcastle strengthened its hold on Group D, Gabriel Obertan giving it a 1-0 win over Club Brugge, while second-placed Bordeaux was held 1-1 at Maritimo.
Yoan Gouffran's opener for the visitor was cancelled out by Roberge Valentin six minutes later.
Steaua Bucharest extended its lead at the top of Group E as goals from Vlad Chiriches and Raul Rusescu gave it a 2-0 win over Molde, while group rival Stuttgart and FC Copenhagen played out a goalless draw in Germany.
Dnipro went five points clear at the top of Group F with an excellent 3-1 win over Napoli in Ukraine, Artem Fedetskiy, Matheus and Giuliano scoring before Edinson Cavani replied with a late consolation.
PSV Eindhoven and AIK drew 1-1, Kwame Karikari putting the previously pointless Swedish side in front on the hour before Jeremain Lens equalised with 10 minutes to go.
UEFA Europa League
Malaga has been able to reduce its suspension from competing in European competitions to one year.