Victory over St Etienne would have seen Inter book a top-half finish in Group F and they were put on the right track when Dodo notched before half-time.
But the Nerazzurri failed to respond to Moustapha Bayal Sall’s equaliser and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Nikola Kalinic scored twice as Dnipro climbed up to second in the group with a 2-1 win at FK Qarabag.
The striker had the visitors ahead but Leroy George grabbed an equaliser before Kalinic netted his second to reignite Dnipro’s hopes.
Kevin Kuranyi fired Dinamo Moscow into the knockout stages as a 1-0 victory at home to Estoril maintained their 100 per cent record in Group E.
PSV Eindhoven put themselves in a good position to follow Dinamo through with a battling 3-2 win away at Panathinaikos.
Phillip Cocu’s men trailed twice in Greece thanks to goals from Abdul Ajagun and Mladen Petric but each time the visitors came back with Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong and Georginio Wijnaldum securing victory.
Jonathan Soriano hit a hat-trick as Salzburg roared into the last 32 with a 5-1 demolition of Dinamo Zagreb.
Soriano had the visitors in front at half-time and Kevin Kampl made it two soon after the break.
Angelo Henriquez pulled one back a minute later, only for Soriano to score Salzburg’s third minutes later, and the away side showed no mercy with further goals from Massimo Bruno and Soriano.
Celtic were denied the chance to join Salzburg as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Astra Giurgiu.
The Scottish side led through Stefan Johansen’s strike but William Amorim equalised 11 minutes from time.
Borussia Monchengladbach moved above Villarreal to top Group A as goals from Raffael and Patrick Hermann sealed a 2-0 victory over Apollon Limassol.
FC Zurich edged a breathless 10-minute goal-rush to upset Villarreal 3-2 at the Stadion Letzigrund.
The Spaniards led twice through Tomas Pina and Gerard Moreno but were pegged back by equalisers from Franck Etoundi and Berat Djimsiti before Yassine Chikhaoui claimed the winner for Zurich, with all five goals coming between the 20th and 30th minutes.
Lior Rafaelov plundered a first-half hat-trick as Club Brugge maintained their bid for a place in the knockout stages with a 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen.
Rafaelov struck three times inside 29 first-half minutes to hand the Belgians an unassailable lead, with Ruud Vormer cementing victory on the hour.
Club Brugge lead Group B ahead of Torino, whose chances of progressing to the next round were jeopardised by a 2-1 defeat away to HJK Helsinki.
Gideon Baah and Vallteri Moren were the first-half scorers for the Finnish club, with Fabio Quagliarella’s reply coming too late for Torino.
Tottenham also continued their march towards the knockout rounds with a 2-1 victory over Asteras Tripolis.
Andros Townsend’s first-half penalty and a Harry Kane header minutes later proved the difference, despite Jeronimo Barrales’ late goal.
The win keeps Spurs level on eight points with Besiktas in Group C, with Demba Ba’s second-half double sealing a 2-1 win for the Turkish club over Partizan Belgrade.
Sasa Markovic netted Partizan’s only reply, although substitute Danko Lazovic crashed a shot against the bar deep into injury time.
Legia Warsaw became the third team to advance to the knockout rounds after beating Metalist Kharkiv 2-1 in the later kick-offs.
The home side took the lead through Vasili Kobin’s first-half overhead kick and Legia were level before the break through Marek Saganowski, but Ondrej Duda netted the winner six minutes from time to maintain Legia’s perfect record in Group L.
Trabzonspor held Lokeren to a 1-1 draw in Belgium to improve their chances of progressing after Abdul Majeed Waris cancelled out Ayanda Patosi’s early goal.
Manuel Pasqual spared Fiorentina from an embarrassing home defeat to PAOK Salonika by firing home the free-kick that sent the Italians into the next round from Group K after the Greek visitors had led through Maarten Martens.
Guingamp are in second spot in the group after goals from Claudio Beauvue and Christophe Mandanne earned them a 2-0 victory over Dinamo Minsk.
Everton and Wolfsburg lead the way in Group H thanks to comfortable wins over Lille and Krasnodar respectively.
Goals from Leon Osman, Phil Jagielka and Steven Naismith set Everton up for a 3-0 victory, while substitutes Aaron Hunt and Nicklas Bendtner scored two apiece to inspire Wolfsburg to a 5-1 rout.
Joshua Guilavogui also found the net for the Bundesliga club with Wanderson scoring Krasnodar’s only reply.
Defending champions Sevilla remain atop Group G following a 3-1 success at home to Standard Liege, courtesy of goals from Kevin Gameiro, Jose Antonio Reyes and Carlos Bacca. Paul-Jose M’Poku’s free-kick had levelled things up but the Belgians could not add to their tally.
Karim El Ahmadi and Lex Immers lifted Feyenoord from the foot of the group as they beat Rijeka 2-0.
Napoli and Sparta Prague are locked on nine points at the top of Group I as a result of their respective wins.
Jonathan de Guzman scored a hat-trick as Napoli recorded a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Young Boys, while David Lafata (two), Ladislav Krejci and Costa Nhamoinesu set Sparta up for a 4-0 triumph against Slovan Bratislava.
Ten-man Dynamo Kiev claimed top spot in Group J, beating AaB 2-0 with the goals coming after Aleksander Dragovic had seen red. Domagoj Vida and Oleg Gusev were the scorers for the Ukrainian side.
Lucian Filip scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Steaua Bucharest salvaged a 2-2 draw from their trip to Rio Ave.
Diego Lopes’ first-half strike was cancelled out by Cristian Keseru, but after Lopes put the hosts back in front from the penalty spot, it seemed Rio Ave were destined for their first win of the group stages.
However, Filip fired in from close range to deny the Portuguese, moments after Rio Ave had Prince-Desir Gouano sent off for a second bookable offence.