Alex Mott·30 September 2021
Alex Mott·30 September 2021
The Europa League is back this evening with another mouth-watering round of action.
Follow it all right here.
Scorers: Rice 31′, Benrahma 90+1
West Ham continued their 100 per cent start in the Europa League with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Rapid Vienna.
Declan Rice almost gave West Ham the lead after only five minutes but his header glanced off the far post and away.
But the England international got his goal on the 30 minute mark as Michail Antonio squared to Rice who tapped in from close range.
Into the second half and the Austrian side thought they had a penalty on 70 minutes after a Ben Johnson foul, but after assessing the pitchside monitor the referee overturned his decision.
In injury time though, the Hammers secured the win as Said Benrahma latched on to a through ball and finished well.
Scorers: Hincapie 26′, Wirtz 35′, Alario (PEN) 58′, Adli 90+3
Celtic were thoroughly outclassed by Bayer Leverkusen as the German side ran out 4-0 winners in Glasgow.
Celtic Park was bouncing for their first European home game of the season and it was the home side who had most of the ball early on with Kyogo going close on 19 minutes.
But it was the away side who took the lead as a devastating mistake by David Turnbull saw Leverkusen in on goal and Piero Hincapie finished with ease.
The Bundesliga outfit were flying now and soon made it two as Florian Wirtz tapped in.
Into the second half and Leverkusen grabbed a third when Cameron Carter-Vickers handled inside the area and Lucas Alario slotted in calmly from the spot.
And Amine Adli completed the rout in injury time.
Scorers: Emreli 30′
Legia Warsaw made the most of a shaky Leicester defence to beat the Premier League side 1-0.
Leicester were without Kelechi Iheanacho here after the Nigerian striker wasn’t allowed into the Polish capital after a mix up with his papers.
And without one of their star strikers the Foxes looked like rabbits in headlights in the opening exchanges as Lirim Kastrati almost opened the scoring inside 20 minutes.
Legia’s dominance paid on 30 minutes as Mahir Emreli turned his marker and hit a sweet effort past Kasper Schmeichel for the opener.
Into the second half and Leicester should have equalised on 66 minutes as Jannik Vestergaard’s effort was saved from just three yards out.
Scorers: Hancko 29′
Sparta Prague were much the better side as they beat 10-man Rangers 1-0 in their Group A clash.
Rangers were coming off the back of a defeat to Lyon on matchday one so went into this clash in the Czech capital knowing that they needed to get something out of the game.
But it was the home side who took the lead on the half hour mark as David Hancko finished well after an extended period of pressure.
Into the second half and Sparta thought they had scored again almost immediately only to have Pešek’s effort chalked out for offside.
It was all Sparta now but Allan McGregor came to the rescue as Lukas Haraslín’s effort was saved low down to his left.
Things got worse for Rangers as Glen Kamara was given his marching orders for two bookable offences.