Fiorentina forge on, Rodgers runs out of time

Fiorentina stay top of Serie A after a tough day for UEFA Europa League clubs that brought losses for Dortmund, Villarreal and Marseille, and a sacking at Liverpool.

How the UEFA Europa League contenders fared ©Getty Images

Fiorentina remain top of Serie A after a day of domestic games for the UEFA Europa League contenders that also brought painful losses elsewhere and a managerial sacking at Liverpool.

Paulo Sousa's Fiorentina caught the eye again as they dispatched Atalanta 3-0 to stay two points clear of Internazionale, with Sunday's action in Italy likewise bringing a 2-0 success for Group G leaders Lazio and a 4-0 triumph at AC Milan for Napoli that featured a pair of Lorenzo Insigne goals.

There was no such joy for Liverpool, however, as they could only draw 1-1 with Everton in the Merseyside derby, which proved to be Brendan Rodgers' last game at the Reds helm. Elsewhere, Liga leaders Villarreal suffered their first defeat, Dortmund, lost 5-1 at Bayern München, Marseille succumbed 2-1 at arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax's unbeaten start to the season was ended by PSV Eindhoven.

Group A
Molde 4-0 Tromsø
Hamilton 1-2 Celtic
Ajax 1-2 PSV
Fenerbahçe 2-2 Akhisar

Group B
St Gallen 1-1 Sion
Everton 1-1 Liverpool
Lorient 3-2 Bordeaux
Terek 2-1 Rubin  

Group C
Bayern München 5-1 Dortmund
Ufa 1-1 Krasnodar
PAOK 0-2 Olympiacos
Qäbälä 6-0 Xäzär Länkäran

Group D
Milan 0-4 Napoli
Midtjylland 2-0 AGF
Górnik Zabrze 2-2 Legia
Gent 4-1 Club Brugge

Group E
Rapid Wien 1-2 Salzburg
Jihlava 2-4 Plzeň
Levante 1-0 Villarreal
Dinamo Minsk 4-1 Dinamo Brest

Group F 
Braga 0-0 Arouca
Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Marseille
Slovan Liberec 3-1 Bohemians
Vitesse 5-0 Groningen

Group G
Lazio 2-0 Frosinone
Dnipro 2-0 Olexandriya
Start 0-4 Rosenborg
Caen 1-0 St-Étienne

Group H
Lokomotiv Moskva 3-0 Amkar
Eskişehirspor 1-2 Beşiktaş
Sporting CP 5-1 Guimarães
Laç 0-3 Skënderbeu

Group I
Zürich 2-2 Basel
Fiorentina 3-0 Atalanta
Cracovia 5-2 Lech Poznań
Porto 4-0 Belenenses 

Group J
Swansea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
İnter Bakı 0-2 Qarabağ
Monaco 1-1 Rennes
Anderlecht 1-1 Mechelen

Group K
Schalke 0-3 Köln
Sparta Praha 4-0 Slovácko
Asteras Tripolis 1-1 Platanias
Paralimni 0-5 APOEL

Group L
Partizan 0-1 Čukarički
Athletic Club 3-1 Valencia
AZ Alkmaar 3-1 Twente
Leverkusen 1-1 Augsburg

Skënderbeu, Dinamo Minsk, Asteras, APOEL and Partizan all played on Monday