EL wrap: Stunners galore as Italian giants stunned, hat trick hero makes statement
REAL Betis have stunned seven-time European champions AC Milan with a 2-1 win at the San Siro in Europa League, while Arsenal triumphed 1-0 at Sporting Lisbon to take control of their group.
Toni Sanabria and Giovani Lo Celso’s goals sent the Spanish side top of Group F on Thursday night, one point clear ahead of their Italian opponents who grabbed a late consolation through Patrick Cutrone.
Olympiakos are third in that group after a 2-0 win at Dudelange. Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal beat Sporting Lisbon to extend their winning streak to 11 games.
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Europa League: Dynamo Kiev’s Tomasz Kedziora scored an outrageous long range goal against Rennes in the Europa League.
After a largely forgettable opening half, the Gunners gradually improved and took control of Group E with a 1-0 victory at the Estadio Jose Alvalade. Welbeck had already seen a header chalked off for a foul but he was on hand to steer home in the 77th minute to settle the contest in favour of Unai Emery’s side.
FC Zurich came from behind to beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 and maintain their 100 per cent record in Group A.
Karim Bellarabi’s quickfire double for Leverkusen overturned Antonio Marchesano’s opening goal, but the Swiss side rallied and won it thanks to efforts from Toni Domgjoni and Stephen Odey.
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Europa League: Ruben Loftus-Cheek gave Chelsea the perfect start to their Europa League clash against Bate Borisov, scoring in the opening 2 minutes.
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Europa League: Sporting star Sebastian Coates appeared to headbutt Arsenal’s Stephan Lichtsteiner in the closing stages of their Europa League clash but it was missed by the referee.
AEK Larnaca and Ludogrets drew the group’s other game 1-1.
Salzburg and Leipzig are in a strong position in Group B. The Austrian side trounced Rosenborg 3-0 while Leipzig ran out 2-0 winners over Celtic. Zenit St Petersburg scored an 85th-minute winner to beat Bordeaux and go top of Group C, ahead of Slavia Prague, who were 1-0 winners at FC Copenhagen.
Dinamo Zagreb’s 2-1 win at Spartak Trnava preserved their 100 per cent record in Group D, with Anderlecht and Fenerbahce drawing 2-2 in the other game.
AEK LARNACA 1-1 LUDOGORETS
ZURICH 3-2 LEVERKUSEN
RB LEIPZIG 2-0 CELTIC
SALZBURG 3-0 ROSENBORG
COPENHAGEN 0-1 SLAVIA PRAGUE
ZENIT 2-3 BORDEAUX
ANDERLECHT 2-2 FENERBAHCE
SPARTAK TRNAVA 1-2 DINAMO ZAGREB
QARABG 0-1 VORSKLA
SPORTING 0-1 ARSENAL
AC MILAN 1-2 BETIS
DUDELANGE 0-2 OLYMPIACOS
RANGERS 0-0 SPARTAK MOSCOW
VILLARREAL 5-0 RAPID WIEN
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 2-0 APOLLON LIMASSOL
MARSEILLE 1-3 LAZIO
BESIKTAS 2-4 GENK
SARPSBORG 1-1 MALMO
SEVILLA 6-0 AKHISARSPOR
STANDARD LIEGE 2-1 KRASNODAR
JABLONEC 1-1 ASTANA
RENNES 1-2 DYNAMO KIEV
CHELSEA 3-1 BATE BORISOV
PAOK 0-2 VIDI
Originally published as EL wrap: Stunners galore as Italian giants stunned, hat trick hero makes statement
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