Europa League Recap: Comebacks, hattricks & more

European football is back on the menu and FVT Sports is here to report today’s games in the Europa League.

Olympiakos 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal visited Greek title leader Olympiakos this Thursday night. The game remained scoreless for most of the game, until Arsenal scored in the 90th minute. Eighteen-year-old wonderkid Bukayo assisted Arsenal striker Lacazette

Ludogorets 0-2 Inter
Afer 70 minutes of playing, Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen scored his first goal for Inter since transferring from Tottenham in january of this year. Romelu Lukaku decided the score with a goal from the penalty spot in the 90th minute.

Wolverhampton 4-0 Espanyol
First time Europa League participant Wolverhampton almost certainly qualified for the round of 16 as they won 4-0 against Wolverrhampton. Diego Jota opened the score for the English side. In the second half Ruben Neves scored from an amazing volley outside of the box, doubling the score. Diego Jota had an amazing evening as he scored again in the second half bringing Wolves 3-0 up and he completed his hattrick in the 81th minute, before being subbed off shortly after.

Apoel 0-3 Basel
Basel proved to be too strong for Apoel, beating the Cypriot champions 3-0 away from home. The Swiss team came up 1-0 after 16 minutes fom a goal of Petretta. Basel was the stronger side all game long and won the game with 3-0 after Stocker’s and Cabral’s goals in the second half.

Rangers 3-2 Braga
Glasgow Rangers managed to make an amazing comeback against Braga thursday night. The Portuguese came up 1-0 after an incredible shot from far outside of the box by Fransergio, suprising Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor. Things got worse for the Scots in the second half, when Abel Ruiz doubled the score in the second half from outside of the box. Steven Gerrard’s side managed to make a comeback however. Gheorghe Hagi’s 21-year-old son Ianis Hagi played a big part in the come back. He scored Rangers first goal and the game winning freekick, after Joe Aribo equalised the game.

Wolfsburg 2-1 Malmö
After a scoreless first half, Malmö started off the had a dream start in the second half after they got a penalty, which Isaac Thelin converted. The German side came back however with a great goal from Josip Brekalo and an own goal from Thelin, who scored Malmö’s penalty 15 minutes earlier.

Roma 1-0 Gent
Pérez made an early goal for the Italian side from a quick counter, giving Roma an early lead. Both sides had a few chances to score in the second half but the game remained 1-0 for the rest of the game.

Leverkusen 2-1 Porto
The Bundesliga no. 5 came up after half an hour of playing. Afer a foul on Volland, Leverkusen was awarded a penalty in the 54th minute. Havertz missed the penalty, but he had to retake the penalty because Porto goalkeeper Marchesin had both his feet infront of the goal line at the time of taking the penalty. Kai Havertz did not fail a second time, bringing Leverkusen two goals up. Porto managed to get a goal back with a header by Luis Diaz

Getafe 2-0 Ajax
Title favorites Ajax had an awful night in Spain as they lost 2-0 away from home. Deyverson opened the score after a 37 minute and Getafe midfielder Kennedy gave last year’s Champions League finalists the final blow in the 90th minute. Ajax failed to create many chances and ended up with zero shots at target.

Club Brugge 1-1 Manchester United
Manchester United scored an important away goal against Club Brugge after the Belgian side went up 1-0 from a chip over Sergio Romero by Emmanuel Dennis. Martial equalised the game after he curled the ball past former Liverpool goalkeeper Mignolet in the 36th minute. The game remained scoreless for the rest of game.

Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 Redbull Salzburg
Frankfurt can smell the round of 16 after comfortably beating Salzburg 4-1. Japanese midfielder Kamada, who had previously only scored one goal in 17 games this season, scored Eintracht Frankfurt’s first three goals, completing his hattrick in the 53th minute. Filip Kostic added to the scoreline after a quick counter three minutes later. Salzburg did get a consolation goal back after Korean striker Hwang scored a penalty in the 85th minute.

Copenhagen 1-1 Celtic
Odsonne Edouard brought the Scottish side 1-0 up after an early goal in the 13th minute. Copenhagen equalised the game in the second half when N’doye shot the ball in the bottom left corner

The visitors came up 1-0 after 26 minutes of playing. After the VAR overruled an AZ penalty earlier in the game, the Dutch equalised the score with another penalty in the 86th minute.

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Benfica
Alan Patrick opened the score for the Ukrainian side in the second half with a shot from outside of the box. The Portuguese champions scored a goal back from a penalty, which was converted by Pizzi. Shakhtar decided the game in the 71th minute when Viktor Kovalenko scored in the bottom right corner.

Sporting 3-1 Istanbul Basaksehir
Sporting experienced a fantastic start, as they came up 1-0 after just 2 minutes of playing. Sporting dominated for the rest of the game. The Turkish side was no match for Sporting, who got 3-0 up after goals by Sporar and Vietto. Basaksehir did get a goal back from a penalty in the 77th minute game, making the score 3-1.

CFR Cluj 1-1 Sevilla
Five time Europa League winners Sevilla visited CFR Cluj this Thursday but struggled to finish their opportunities. Cluj took advantage of this and got 1-0 up after a penalty in the 59th minute. En-Nesyri scored the final goal of this game, ending the game in a 1-1 draw.

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