After an entertaining Champions League matchweek, Europa League football returned to our lives.
Matchday One sees Arsenal, Tottenham and Celtic all in action.
Here’s what went down …
Tottenham 3-0 LASK
Scorers: Lucas 18′, Andrade (og) 27′, Son 84′
Tottenham enjoyed a winning start to their Europa League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over LASK at the London Stadium.
Lucas Moura opened the scoring after 18 minutes, finishing smartly after debutant Carlos Vinícius found him with a square pass.
Spurs doubled their lead shortly after when Andrés Andrade diverted a teasing Gareth Bale cross into his own net.
Vinícius earned his second assist of the match late on, cushioning down for Heung min-Son to finish into the corner.
Celtic 1-3 Milan
Scorers: Elyounoussi 76′; Krunić 14′, Diaz 42′, Petter-Hauge 90′
Milan continued their impressive start to the season with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Celtic at Parkhead.
The visitors went ahead early on through Rade Krunić, who leapt highest to head home Samu Castillejo’s cross – his first for the club.
Brahim Diaz made it 2-0 just before half-time after good individual play from Theo Hernández before finishing smartly.
Celtic set up a grand-stand finish after Mohamed Elyounoussi headed home with 15 minutes left, only for Jens-Petter Hauge to secure victory in injury.
Leicester 3-0 Zorya Luhansk
Scorers: Maddison 29′, Barnes 43′, Iheanacho 67′
Leicester bounced back impressively from defeat against Aston Villa to beat Zorya Luhansk 3-0 at the King Power Stadium.
James Maddison opened the scoring from close range, before Harvey Barnes added a second with an excellent individual run and dinked finish.
Kelechi Iheanacho secured victory in the second half, taking advantage of some slack passing in defence before rifling past goalkeeper Mykyta Shevchenko.
Rapid Wien 1-2 Arsenal
Scorers: Fountas 51′; Luiz 70′, Aubameyang 74′
Arsenal survived a major scare in their Europa League opener after beating Rapid Wien 2-1 in Vienna.
Rapid were defensively strong and posed a threat on the break, forcing Bernd Leno into comfortable some first-half saves.
But it was Leno who gifted the hosts their opening goal, kicking the ball straight at Taxiarchis Fountas who tapped into an empty net.
Arsenal rescued the result after David Luiz headed home a Nicolas Pépé free kick, before Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang added the second, but alarm bells will be ringing.
Napoli 0-1 AZ Alkmaar
Scorers: De Wit 57′
AZ Alkmaar ended a run of four consecutive draws after stunning Napoli 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo.
Napoli dominated possession and shots – ending 90 minutes with 20 – but were caught out by Dani de Wit who finished a well worked move.
The hosts pushed for an equaliser but some wasteful finishing, and some smart goalkeeping, kept them at bay.
Standard Liege 0-2 Rangers
Scorers: Tavernier (pen) 19′
Rangers enjoyed another impressive night in Europe after beating Standard Liege 2-0 at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
The Ibrox club went ahead through James Tavernier who scored from the penalty spot – his ninth goal already this season.
Rangers secured all three points in injury time after Kemar Roofe scored a stunning strike, lobbing the goalkeeper from his own half.
Other results …
- Villarreal 5-3 Sivasspor
- Hoffenheim 2-0 Crvena Zvezda
- Braga 3-0 AEK Athens
- Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 Feyenoord
- Sparta Prague 1-4 Lille
- Wolfsberger AC 1-1 CSKA Moscow
- Liberec 1-0 Gent
- Ludogorets 1-2 Antwerp
- Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 Qarabag
And from earlier …
- Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 Nice
- Young Boys 1-2 Roma
- Lech Poznan 2-4 Benfica
- PSV 1-2 Granada
- Rijeka 0-1 Real Sociedad
- Dundalk 1-2 Molde
- PAOK 1-1 Omonoia Nicosia
- Hapoel Beer Sheva 3-1 Slavia Prague
- CSKA Sofia 0-2 CFR Cluj