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Italian teams Inter Milan and Lazio earned their first group-stage victories in the Europa League on Thursday, but Athletic Bilbao was soundly defeated by Sparta Prague to continue last season's runner-ups poor start to the campaign. In other results, France forward Loic Remy scored twice in Group C leader Marseille's 5-1 thrashing of AEL Limassol, fellow French club Bordeaux was sunk 3-0 at Newcastle and Hannover beat Levante 2-1 despite playing with 10 men for 80 minutes. In another surprising result, unheralded Hungarian side Videoton swept past Sporting Lisbon 3-0 in Group G.