There isn’t another competition like the Europa League. The size of the secondary competition in Europe ensures that it is one of the hardest to win. But, there are still a host of top-quality matches for fans to get their teeth stuck into.
Group K: Besiktas 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers finally sealed a first win in the Europa League group stages, but they were made to work very hard in Turkey. The Premier League side battled throughout and defended very well. They finally got their chance to steal all three points in the final minute of injury time, and Willy Boly made no mistake. It was a famous win for Wolves, and they will now be hoping that the win can push them on to bigger things.
Group K: Braga 2-2 Slovan Bratislava
The other game in Group K was also a thriller as the traveling Bratislava side twice came from behind the earn a valuable point in Portugal. The Braga goals were scored by Bruno Viana and Galeno. Meanwhile, the visitors were first pulled level by Andraz Sporar, before an own goal by Viana gave them a point.
Group G: Feyenoord 2-0 FC Porto
Porto’s poor form in Europe continued as they were beaten by Feyenoord in the Netherlands. The Portuguese side dominated the play throughout and had 20 shots in the match, but failed to truly test the Dutch team’s goalkeeper. Both goals for the hosts were scored in the second half. Jens Toornstra scored the first before Rick Karsdorp added the second with ten minutes remaining.
Group D: Rosenborg 1-4 PSV
PSV produced an excellent away performance to take all three points on their visit to Norway, and move to the top of Group D with six points out of six. Pablo Rosario and an own goal from Birger Meling put them in complete control. Before Donyell Malen scored a brace; with one coming either side of a consolation scored by Samuel Adegbenro.
Group F: Arsenal 4-0 Standard Liege
Arsenal took a major step in the progression from the group stages of Group F with a big win over the only other side to have won a game in their group so far. A brace from Gabriel Martinelli and a Joe Willock goal gave them a 3-0 lead before the break. Dani Caballos scored a fourth 12 minutes into the second half.
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