Europa League roundup: Napoli, Rapid Vienna maintain perfect record

Sports Mole looks over all the early kickoffs from the Europa League.

Napoli have made it four wins out of four thanks to an emphatic 5-0 victory over FC Midtjylland in their Europa League Group D clash at the Stadio San Paolo.

Omar El Kaddouri and Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli celebrate a goal 1-0 scored by Omar El Kaddouri during the UEFA Europa League Group D match between SSC Napoli and FC Midtjylland at Stadio San Paolo on November 5, 2015 in Naples, Italy.© Getty Images

Omar El Kaddouri's 13th-minute strike and Manolo Gabbiadini's brace had the Partenopei three goals up by the break, before Cristian Maggio and Jose Callejon weighed in with three more to destroy their Danish opponents.

In the group's other game, Club Brugge have given themselves hope of reaching the knockout stages of the tournament after a 1-0 win over Legia Warsaw, Thomas Meunier wrapping up the points with a 38th-minute goal.

In Group E, Rapid Vienna also secured a fourth win on the trot following a 2-1 victory at Viktoria Plzen, Philipp Schobesberger's brace either side of Jan Holenda's reply giving the Austrian side 12 points from four games.

Villarreal remain hot on their heels, however, after the Yellow Submarines came from behind to beat Dinamo Minsk 2-1 in Belarus, Roberto Soldado's brace putting them on nine points.

Dinamo Minsk's midfielder Kirill Premudrov (L) vies for the ball with Villarreal's midfielder Samuel Castillejo during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between FC Dinamo Minsk and Villarreal CF in Borisov outside Minsk on November 5, 2015. © Getty Images

Celtic remain in deep trouble in Group A after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat at home against Molde, with Mohamed Elyounoussi and Daniel Hestad scoring to cancel out Kris Commons's 26th-minute equaliser.

The group, however, remains relatively open, as Ajax and Fenerbahce played out a goalless draw in Amsterdam to leave Ronny Deila's side just three points off second place with two games to go.

Group B has also been split wide open after Sion drew 1-1 with Bordeaux to leave Liverpool, who won 1-0 at Rubin Kazan, just two points off top spot.

In Group C, Borussia Dortmund continue to dominate proceedings after a 4-0 win against Qabala to top the group, while Krasnodar beat PAOK 2-1 to cement their hold on second place.

Dortmund's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) celebrates scoring with his team-mates during the UEFA Europa League football match Borussia Dortmund vs Qabala FK, in Dortmund, western Germany on November 5, 2015.© Getty Images

In other results, Qarabag FK and AS Monaco played out a 1-1 draw, the same result as that between Besiktas and Lokomotiv Moscow, while Slovan Liberec and Marseille won 1-0 against Groningen and Braga respectively.

Results in full (half-time scores in brackets): Napoli 5-0 Midtjylland (3-0), Dinamo Minsk 1-2 Villarreal (0-0), Viktoria Plzen 1-2 Rapid Vienna (0-1), Ajax 0-0 Fenerbahce, Celtic 1-2 Molde (1-2), Sion 1-1 Bordeaux (0-0), Rubin Kazan 0-1 Liverpool (0-0), Dortmund 4-0 Qabala (2-0), Krasnodar 2-1 PAOK (1-0), Qarabag FK 1-1 Monaco (1-0), Club Brugge 1-0 Legia (1-0), Groningen 0-1 Slovan Liberec (0-0), Marseille 1-0 Braga (1-0), Besiktas 1-1 Lokomotiv Moscow (0-0)

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