West Ham United stay high of Group A on six factors from three matches.© X (Twitter)
West Ham’s 17-match unbeaten European run got here to an finish on Thursday with a 2-1 loss away to Olympiakos, whereas Rangers battled for some extent in a goalless Europa League draw at Sparta Prague. Kostas Fortounis struck from distance to provide the Greek facet the lead and Rodinei added a second earlier than half-time with a deflected effort. Lucas Paqueta volleyed in late comfort for the Hammers, who stay high of Group A on six factors from three matches. Freiburg are degree after a 3-1 victory over Serbia’s Backa Topola.
Rangers relied on a nice show from goalkeeper Jack Butland in a 0-0 stalemate within the Czech Republic. They’re third in Group C, led by Actual Betis who received 1-0 away to Aris Limassol because of an Ayoze Perez purpose.
Marseille picked up their first victory of the competitors, beating AEK Athens 3-1.
Orbelin Pineda cancelled out Vitinha’s opener for Marseille, however a second of insanity from AEK goalkeeper Cican Stankovic price his group dearly.
Stankovic hit a cross proper to Vitinha after which wrestled the Portuguese ahead to the bottom, conceding a penalty and incomes himself a crimson card.
Amine Harit transformed the spot-kick earlier than Jordan Veretout tucked away one other penalty for Gennaro Gattuso’s facet as they moved high of Group B. Brighton host struggling Ajax within the different recreation.
Colombia worldwide Luis Muriel netted each objectives for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw at Austria’s Sturm Graz in Group D.
Sporting performed most of their 1-1 draw in opposition to Polish champions Rakow Czestochowa a person down after Viktor Gyokeres was despatched off.
Liverpool tackle Toulouse later chasing a 3rd successive win in Group E.
Within the Europa Convention League, in-form Aston Villa eased to a 4-1 win at Dutch high-flyers AZ Alkmaar.
Leon Bailey and Youri Tielemans gave Villa a two-goal lead within the first half in opposition to a facet who’ve dropped simply two factors within the Eredivisie