In the league, Milan is at the top of Italy. In the Europa League, the club from the fashion metropolis received a blow. The same goes for Mario Götze and PSV Eindhoven.
The third match day in the Europa League had some surprises in store. Not a positive for Mario Götze and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The games at a glance:
AC Milan – Lille OSC
The Serie A leaders welcomed the French club in San Siro with a lot of confidence. Instead of a planned victory, Milan got a 0: 3. The “Rossoneri”, the red-blacks, had no B-Eleven on the field.
Whether star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic or captain Alessio Romagnoli, coach Stefano Pioli relied on his best players. But Lille took home the victory. The match winner was Yuzuf Yazici from Turkey, who scored all three goals (21st, 55th, 58th). Lille is now first in group H with seven points. Milan follows in second place with six points.
SL Benfica – Rangers
In Group D there was the top match between the two teams, which started the Europa League season with two wins. And the game was tough. In the first minute, Benfica took the lead with an own goal from Connor Goldson. Then it became bitter for the hosts. First Otamendi flew with red from the field after an emergency brake (19th), then Glasgow turned the game around. After a double strike by an own goal from Goncalves (24th) and Glen Kamara (25th), the guest from Scotland suddenly led, who rose to 3-1 (51st) shortly after the break.
Benfica, where ex-BVB player Julian Weigl was in the starting line-up, hit back again and was outnumbered. Rafa (77th) shortened Lisbon before Darwin Nunez set an emotional finish in a spectacular match 3: 3 in injury time.
PAOK Saloniki – PSV Eindhoven
With Mario Götze in the base, Eindhoven wanted to achieve their second Europa League victory. But the game in Greece ended after a good start with a bitter defeat. PSV lost 4-1 to Salonika.
In the 20th minute, Eran Zahavi gave the visitors the lead, but after the break the tide turned. Between the 47th and 66th minute, Eindhoven conceded four goals and eventually had to go home empty-handed.
Arsenal FC – Molde FK
Erling Haaland’s training club was a guest of the Emirates – and caught the “Gunners” early. In the 22nd minute Martin Ellingsen put Molde ahead. Mikel Arteta’s team hadn’t expected that, even though the Norwegians, like Arsenal, had won both games so far.
In injury time of the first round, it was Kristoffer Haugen with an own goal who tied the score for Arsenal (45th + 1). In the second half, Arsenal closed the bag. Another own goal took the lead (62nd), before Nicolas Pépé (69th) and Joe Willock (88th) took the 4-1 end result.
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