By Andrew Downie
LONDON (Reuters) - A perfect hat-trick from Olivier Giroud helped Chelsea overcome Dynamo Kiev 5-0 and cruise into the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday where they will be joined by Napoli and Valencia.
Giroud, the tournamentâ€™s top scorer this season, got his seventh and eighth goals in the first half and Marcos Alonso tapped in a third from close range seconds before halftime.
The perfect hat-trick â€“ goals with his left foot, right foot and a header - was Giroudâ€™s first for Chelsea and the win was the London clubâ€™s ninth in 10 Europa League games this season.
Napoli beat Salzburg 3-0 at home last week and it looked like they had wrapped up the tie after 14 minutes when Arkadiusz Milik put them ahead with an acrobatic strike.
But the Austrians, whose unbeaten home run in Europe stretches back 17 games, fought back to win the match 3-1.
Munas Dabbur equalised with his eighth Europa League goal of the season and substitute Fredrik Gulbrandsen made it 2-1 win when he converted a low cross from Andreas Ulmer midway through the second half.
Christoph Leitgeb got Salzburg's third in stoppage-time but the early away goal ensured Napoli went through 4-3 on aggregate.
Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, a spectacular strike from Shapi Suleymanov made it 2-2 on aggregate and would have put Krasnodar through on away goals but Goncalo Guedes broke Russian hearts in stoppage-time to earn the Spaniards a dramatic victory.
The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on Friday.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Ed Osmond)