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Last-gasp PSV clinch place

A late goal from Jonathan Reis put Dutch side PSV Eindhoven into the last 32 of the Europa League.
A late goal from Jonathan Reis put Dutch side PSV Eindhoven into the last 32 of the Europa League.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • PSV Eindhoven qualify for last 32 of the Europa League with 1-0 victory against Sparta Prague
  • The Czechs will have a final-round showdown with Copenhagen to determine second place
  • Werder Bremen and Athletic Bilbao go through from Group L after both clubs triumph
  • Galatasaray clinch qualification from Group F as winners, while Sporting Lisbon do the same in Group D
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(CNN) -- PSV Eindhoven qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League after snatching a dramatic late winner against Sparta Prague on Thursday night.

The Dutch side ensured they will top Group K of the second-tier European competition with one round to play, leaving their Czech opponents behind second-placed Copenhagen on goal difference.

Jonathan Reis scored the only goal of the game in added time after Danko Lazovic's deep cross was nodded on by Orlando Engelaar to give PSV a fifth successive 1-0 home win in the tournament this season.

Prague will host Copenhagen in two weeks to determine who takes the other spot, with the Danish side having beaten bottom-placed Romanian club CFR Cluj 2-0 on Thursday.

In Group L, German Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen went through in first place after thrashing Portugal's Nacional 4-1 at home, with Markus Rosenberg scoring twice from close range in four first-half minutes.

Athletic Bilbao also qualified in second place, with the Basque side winning 3-0 away to Austria Vienna.

Striker Fernando Llorente scored twice to end Vienna's hopes ahead of the final round.

In Group D, Sporting Lisbon qualified despite being held 1-1 at home by Dutch club Heerenveen, who go into the final round needing to beat Latvian club Ventspils to have any chance of overhauling Hertha Berlin.

The second-placed Germans shrugged off their dismal domestic form to snatch a 1-0 win away to the bottom-placed Ventspils.

I don't think the fans will hold anything against us for our performances in this competition. They know when we go to Basle we will be doing our very best.
--Fulham manager Roy Hodgson

Galatasaray went through as the winners of Group F, with the Turkish club beating Panathinaikos 1-0 in Istanbul thanks to Mustafa Sarp's 51st-minute winner.

The second-placed Greeks retained a three-point lead over Dinamo Bucharest, who they face in their last match needing just a point to go through.

The Romanians defeated Austrian strugglers Sturm Graz 2-1 to give retain a slim chance of qualifying, but have a five-goal difference to make up against Pana.

Group E will go down to the final round after Roma went top with a 2-1 home victory over previous leaders Basel.

Third-placed Fulham kept their hopes alive by beating Bulgarian outfit CSKA Sofia 1-0 to move within a point of the Swiss side, and two behind the Italians.

The English Premier League team will travel to Basel, while Roma appear to be in the box seat with a trip to the Bulgarian capital to face a team who have taken only one point so far.

Manager Roy Hodgson admitted the fans will be behind his side for their must-win game against Basle on December 16 despite his decision to rotate his squad in the Europa League.

"I don't think the fans will hold anything against us for our performances in this competition. They know when we go to Basle we will be doing our very best," Hodgson told the club's Web site.

Defending champions Shakhtar Donetsk dropped their first points in Group H, drawing 0-0 at home to Bruges, but the Ukrainians were already assured to go through as winners.

The Belgians are in second, one point ahead of Toulouse -- who kept their hopes alive with a 1-0 home win against Serbian outfit Partizan Belgrade.