🏆 UEL: West Ham and Rangers win; Lyon pull off stunning comeback | OneFootball
🏆 UEL: West Ham and Rangers win; Lyon pull off stunning comeback
Fans were entertained on Thursday night with another thrilling round of Europa League action.
Here is what went down.
10-man Lyon down Sparta Prague
Scorers: Haraslín 4′, 19, Krejčí 90+6′; Ekambi 42′, 88′, Aouar 53′, Paquetá 67′
The hosts were quick off the mark against Lyon as a first-half brace from Lukáš Haraslín put Sparta Prague in the driver’s seat.
But the visitors pulled off a stunning comeback starting and ending with goals from Karl Toko Ekambi.
In the 74th minute, Malo Gusto was sent off seeing Lyon finish the match with 10 men and while Ladislav Krejčí scored a third for the hosts, they couldn’t find an equaliser.
West Ham dive deep to beat Genk
Scorers: Dawson 45+1′, Diop 57′, Bowen 58′
West Ham hosted Genk at London Stadium and the first half was a nervy affair.
Genk had the ball in the back of the net but the offside flag saved the hosts.
The hosts took the lead right before halftime through Craig Dawson’s header and scored two in one minute from Issa Diop and Jarrod Bowen to win 3-0.
Insigne inspires Napoli
Scorers: Insigne 76′, Osimhen 80′, Politano 90+5′
Nothing could separate Napoli and Legia Warszawa after 45 minutes of play leaving plenty to do in the second half for both teams.
The hosts, however, can thank the talents of Lorenzo Insigne for the win after his stunning strike made things 1-0 late in the game.
Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano would then add two more goals.
Monaco win away against PSV
Scorers: Gakpo 59′; Boadu 19, Diop 89′
The visitors found the breakthrough after roughly 20 minutes of play when 20-year-old Myron Boadu made things 1-0.
The hosts made things level after the break thanks to the efforts of Cody Gakpo.
A last-minute goal from Sofiane Diop then saw Monaco walk away with all three points.
Rangers beat Brøndby
Scorers: Balogun 18′, Roofe 30′
Rangers opened the scoring at Ibrox Stadium after Leon Balogun’s header found the back of the net about 20 minutes into the match.
The hosts continued to press and Kemar Roofe made things 2-0 by the half-hour mark to help Rangers keep all three points despite no goals in the second half.
Eintracht Frankfurt down Olympiacos
Scorers: Borré 26′ (P), Touré 45+3′, Kamada 59′; El-Arabi 30′ (P)
It was a tale of two penalties over in Germany. Frankfurt’s Rafael Santos Borré handed the hosts a 1-0 lead until Youssef El-Arabi’s spot-kick made things level.
However, right before the break, Almamy Touré turned things in favour of the hosts and Daichi Kamada went on to add a third.
Betis frustrated by deflected equaliser
Scorers: Iglesias (p) 75′; Andrich 82′
Bayer Leverkusen remain top of Group G after earning a point away at Real Betis.
The breakthrough finally came in this one after 75 minutes when Betis were awarded a penalty for a Jeremie Frimpong handball. Borja Iglesias stepped up and sent Lukáš Hrádecký the wrong way to score.
But Leverkusen soon equalised when Robert Andrich’s deflected effort beat Claudio Bravo in the Betis goal.
Stalemate at the Olimpico
Neither Lazio nor Marseille were able to claim top spot in Group E after a goalless draw in Rome.
Ciro Immobile thought he’d given Lazio the lead after 60 minutes, but his goal was ruled out for offside.
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