End of the UEFA Europa League


Genk 2-2 West Ham United

West Ham United saw their passage to the round of 16 first leg of the UEFA Europa League halted against Genk who forced a 2-2 draw on Thursday night.

Ghanaian Joseph Paintsil gave Genk a dream start before a double from Said Benrahma reversed the tie, only for Tomas Soucek’s goal to give the host a point in Group H.

Olympique Lyonnais 3-0 Sparta Prague

Olympique de Lyon had no problem as the Hammers’ victory after a 3-0 home victory over Sparta Prague in Group A led to a qualification in the round of 16.

The first half ended scoreless, and a subsequent brace from Islam Slimani followed Karl Toko Ekambi’s strike to complete the win and four wins in four matches as well.

Brondby 1-1 Glasgow Rangers

The other game of the night in Group A was Brondby against Glasgow Rangers and the two ended in a 1-1 draw.

A homeward goal by Nigerian international Leon Balogun before half-time put the Danes in the lead, but Ianis Hagi was good for the Scottish champions.

Legia Warsaw 1-4 Naples

Napoli continued their impressive start to the season on all fronts as a 4-1 win at Legia Warsaw brought them closer to the last 32.

Piotr Zielinski’s early penalty was canceled by Mahir Emreli before another shot on goal from that point on, Dries Mertens only restored parity for Hirving Lozano and Adam Ounas to add to the equation.

Olympique Marseille 2-2 Lazio

Olympique de Marseille continued winless in Group E as Lazio arrived at Stade Vélodrome to evoke a 2-2 draw.

A penalty from Arkadiusz Milik put the host on the right track, but their probability of victory slumped when Felipe Anderson equalized before Ciro Immobile scored a historic goal for the club.

Marseille refused to throw in the towel and equalized in the final eight minutes thanks to former West Ham United player Dimitri Payet.

Leicester City 1-1 Spartak Moscow

Zambian Patson Daka started after his heroic display in Moscow a fortnight ago as Leciester City and Spartak Moscow drew 1-1.

Ex-Chelsea player Victor Moses took the lead earlier only for Daniel Amartey, while substitute Jamie Vardy missed a penalty.

Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 Real Betis

Bayer Leverkusen have strayed to second place in Group G after beating Real Betis 4-0 at the BayArena.

A goal every half from Moussa Diaby was what the doctor ordered Leverkusen, who snatched a third late in the game thanks to Florian Wirtz and allowed Nadiem Amiri to add a fourth.

The dismissals on either side at the end saw Leverkusen’s Kerem Demirbay receive a red card and Nabil Fekir on the way to Betis got the board going.

The other results of the night

Dinamo Zagreb 3-1 Rapid Vienna

Ferencvaros 2-3 Celtic

Antwerp 0-3 Fenerbahce

Monaco 0-0 PSV Eindhoven

Real Sociedad 1-1 SK Strum Graz

Galatasaray 1-1 Lokomotiv Moscow

Olympiacos 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Braga 4-2 Ludogorets


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