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🇪🇺 Napoli draw from two goals down; Rangers suffer defeat to Lyon

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

It was all about the Europa League on Thursday night.

Here’s what went down.

Napoli produce stunning comeback to earn draw at Leicester

Leicester City 2
Napoli 2
Full time

Scorers: Pérez 9′, Barnes 64′; Osimhen 69′, 86′.

Napoli came from two goals behind to earn a point after a pulsating encounter at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester led after nine minutes when Harvey Barnes’ chipped cross found Ayoze Pérez at the back-post, with the Spaniard volleying past David Ospina.

Barnes then got in on the act himself, doubling the Foxes’ advantage with a powerful, angled strike from the left-hand side of the box.

Napoli created an abundance of chances throughout the game and deserved to get something out of the game, and they were back in it when Victor Osimhen finished off a wonderful team move by lofting the ball over Kasper Schmeichel from six yards out.

The same man was at it again to earn the Serie A side a point four minutes from time, rising above Çağlar Söyüncü to head home Marco Politano’s cross.

The hosts ended the game with ten men when Wilfred Ndidi was sent off for a second bookable offence in stoppage time.

Ekambi stunner earns Lyon win at Ibrox

Rangers 0
Lyon 2
Full time

Scorers: Ekambi 23′, Tavernier OG 55′.

Rangers got off to a disappointing start in their Europa League campaign by falling to a 2-0 defeat at home to Lyon.

Karl Toko Ekambi broke the deadlock after unleashing a piledriver from 25 yards out which flew into the bottom corner.

Ryan Kent went close just before half-time with a fierce, low effort from inside the box but Anthony Lopes kept the ball out with a stunning one-handed save.

Lyon doubled their lead 10 minutes into the second half with the Ligue 1 side’s forwards having numerous attempts at goal before Islam Slimani’s shot was deflected into his own net by James Tavernier.

Hammers return to Europe in style

Dinamo Zagreb 0
West Ham 2
Full time

Scorers: Antonio 22′, Rice 50′.

West Ham breezed to a comfortable win in Croatia in their first game in proper European competition since 2006.

Michail Antonio gave the Hammers the lead after he got on to a wayward back-pass before rounding Dominik Livaković and slotting the ball into the empty net.

Declan Rice doubled their advantage at the start of the second half with a driving run from midfield before blasting a left footed effort through the legs of the goalkeeper.

Celtic blow lead to lose seven-goal thriller in Seville

Real Betis 4
Celtic 3
Full time

Scorers: Miranda 32′, Juanmi 34′, 54′, Iglesias 50′; Ajeti 15′, Juranović PEN 27′, Ralston 87′.

Celtic fell to defeat in a seven goal thriller after blowing a two-goal lead in Seville.

Albian Ajeti gave the visitors the lead when he bundled home Jota’s cross before Josip Juranović made it two from the spot.

However, Manuel Pellegrini’s side equalised with two goals in two minutes, with Juan Miranda tucking away before Juanmi tapped home after Borja Iglesias laid the ball across the six-yard box.

Iglesias then got in on the act himself before Juanmi somehow powered a right-footed shot through a crowd of defenders to grab his second.

It was an itchy final five minutes for Betis after Anthony Ralston headed home David Turnbull’s free-kick to pull a goal back but the hosts held out.

Wirtz vital again as Leverkusen come from behind to win

Bayer Leverkusen 2
Ferencváros 1
Full time

Scorers: Palacios 37′, Wirtz 70′; Mmaee 8′.

Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to get their group stage campaign off to the perfect start.

The visitors stunned the BayArena inside the opening eight minutes  when they took the lead through Ryan Mmaee’s goal but Exequiel Palacios equalised with a placed finish into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Florian Wirtz continued his good start to the season to the complete the turnaround for Die Werkself.

Shocking own-goal gifts all three points to Galatasaray

Galatasaray 1
Lazio 0
Full time

Scorers: Strakosha OG 66′.

Thomas Strakosha’s extraordinary own-goal gifted the win to Galatasaray in a tight contest in Istanbul.

The game looked to be heading towards a draw before the 66th minute when Manuel Lazzari attempted to clear a wayward cross, the ball looked to be dropping into the arms of Strakosha but the Lazio goalkeeper attempted to palm the ball over the bar and instead carried the ball over his own line.

Real Sociedad 2
Full time
Brøndby 0
Sparta Praha 0
Full time
AS Monaco 1
Sturm Graz 0
Full time
Olympiacos 2
Antwerp 1
Full time
Eintracht Frankfurt 1
Fenerbahce 1
Full time
Lokomotiv Moscow 1
Olympique de Marseille 1
Full time
Red Star Belgrade 2
Sporting Braga 1
Full time
Midtjylland 1
Ludogorets 1
Full time
Rapid Wien 0
Genk 1
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