🏆 Arsenal among the goals; Morelos rescues Rangers as Spurs stunned

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Padraig Whelan

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It is time for Europa League matchday two action from a packed schedule across the continent.

Keep checking back with us throughout the night for the latest updates.

All times CET


Arsenal 3-0 Dundalk

Scorers: Nketiah 42′, Willock 44′, Pépé 46′

A much-changed Arsenal side put their recent struggles in front of goal behind them with a clinical showing against Dundalk.

The 2019 Irish champions’ resistance was broken shortly before half-time when Eddie Nketiah capitalised on a goalkeeping error before Joe Willock slammed home a quickfire second.

The goals continued quickly after the restart when Nicolas Pépé curled home a beauty from the edge of the area.

Of note in the closing stages was a debut for Folarin Balogun, who was handed the final 16 minutes by Mikel Arteta.

Europa League

Arsenal
Dundalk

Rangers 1-0 Lech Poznan

Scorers: Morelos 68′

Rangers made it two wins from two to start their Europa League campaign as their impressive European form continued against Lech Poznan.

Following victory over Standard Liege in their opener, they started well again but were unable to carve out any real clearcut openings.

That was until the oft reliable Alfredo Morelos’ introduction and he needed just six minutes after coming in to connect with a Borna Barisić cross for a crucial headed winner.

Europa League

Rangers
Lech Poznań

Other 21:00 results

  • CFR Cluj 1-1 Young Boys
  • Roma 0-0 CSKA Sofia
  • Molde 1-0 Rapid Vienna
  • Nice 1-0 Hapoel Beer’Sheva
  • Slavia Prague 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
  • Benfica 3-0 Standard Liege
  • Granada 0-0 PAOK
  • Omonia Nicosia 1-2 PSV
  • AZ Alkmaar 4-1 Rijeka
  • Real Sociedad 0-1 Napoli

From earlier …

Antwerp 1-0 Tottenham

Scorers: Refaelov 29′

Tottenham’s 10-game undefeated streak came to an end in Belgium on Thursday night as a costly mistake saw Antwerp pick up a memorable victory.

The home side hit the front just before the half-hour mark after an awful Ben Davies error gifted possession away and Lior Refaelov punished him with an emphatic finish.

Following an extremely lacklustre first half, José Mourinho wielded the axe at the break by bringing off four players but it didn’t quite have the impact desired, even when Harry Kane joined them before the hour as they fell to a surprise loss.

Europa League

Antwerp
Tottenham

Lille 2-2 Celtic

Scorers: Çelik 67, Ikoné 75′; Elyounoussi 28′, 32′

Celtic let a 2-0 half-time lead slip in France as their winless run stretched to four games with a frustrating draw against in-form Lille.

After a promising Lille start, the visitors caught them cold when Albian Ajeti’s delightful flick found Moi Elyounoussi, who charged forward and curled a beauty into the far corner.

From there, the Hoops grew in confidence and moments later, Elyounoussi struck again, zipping a low strike home following a Jeremie Frimpong cutback.

Lille were given a lifeline before the break when yet another Shane Duffy mistake led to a penalty (although he was hard done by given that the foul took place outside the area) but stand-in goalkeeper Scott Bain staked his claim by saving from Jonathan David, although a spill which led to Lille hitting the bar moments later was much less convincing.

He didn’t cover himself glory either when Zeki Çelik squeezed the ball past him on 67 minutes (a certain irony in both name and number there) to reduce the arrears.

Lille got the equaliser their second half pressure deserved when two mis-hits and a big deflection ultimately ended with Jonathan Ikoné getting his name on the score sheet.

Europa League

Lille
Celtic

Milan 3-0 Sparta Prague

Scorers: Díaz 24′, Leão 56′, Dalot 67′

Milan’s unbeaten start to the 2020/21 season in all competitions continued thanks to a comfortable victory over Sparta Prague at San Siro.

When he isn’t scoring, he’s providing and Zlatan Ibrahimović did just that on 24 minutes, finding Brahim Díaz who scored his second European goal of the season, although he was helped by some suspect goalkeeping.

The big Swede was then hauled down in the area but couldn’t capitalise on another gift from the spot as he clipped his rising penalty off the bar.

Rafael Leão doubled the lead after the restart when he finished from an inviting Diogo Dalot cross before he got among the goals himself with his first for the club to round off another successful night.

Europa League

Milan
Sparta Praha

AEK Athens 1-2 Leicester City

Scorers: Tanković 49′; Vardy pen 18′, Choudhury 39

Leicester City did their damage in the first half in Athens to leave the Greek capital with a hard-earned three points.

Jamie Vardy won an early penalty for the Foxes when he went past the goalkeeper and was fouled in the process before the striker stepped up to tuck it home himself.

Hamza Choudhury made it two at the interval when a corner broke his way at the back post and he kept a calm head under that hair to find the back of the net.

Muamer Tanković pulled one back shortly after the restart following a perfect run and cool finish but the visitors held on to make it six points from six.

Europa League

AEK Athens
Leicester City

Early results

  • Zorya 1-2 Braga
  • Qarabag 1-3 Villarreal
  • Sivasspor 1-2 Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • LASK 4-3 Ludogorets
  • CSKA Moscow 0-0 Dinamo Zagreb
  • Feyenoord 1-4 Wolfsberger
  • Red Star Belgrade 5-1 Slovan Liberec
  • Gent 1-4 Hoffenheim