Matchday 2 of the UEFA Europa League group stage wrapped up Thursday with some notable results. There were a few surprises the earlier fixtures, with both Napoli of Serie A and Leicester City of the Premier League suffering defeats. Bayer Leverkusen were a big winner in the late slate of fixtures, knocking off Celtic, 4-0. West Ham were also winners over Rapid Vienna in their first home game of the European season.
Here are notable scores and highlights from Thursday’s packed Europa League slate.
Notable Europa League scores
FINAL: Real Sociedad 1, Monaco 1
FINAL: Lyon 3, Brondby 0
FINAL: Legia Warsaw 1, Leicester City 0
FINAL: Napoli 2, Spartak 3
FINAL: Lazio 2, Lokamotiv 0
FINAL: Celtic 0, Bayer Leverkusen 4
FINAL: West Ham 2, Rapid Wien 0
Lyon were 3-0 winners at home to Brondby with Karl Toko Ekambi continuing his hot streak with two more goals as Houssem Aouar also found the back of the net. Elsewhere in Group A, Sparta Prague beat 10-man Rangers, 1-0, through a David Hancko effort.
Monaco and Real Sociedad drew 1-1 in Group B through Axel Disasi and Mikel Merino goals, while PSV Eindhoven ran riot in a 4-1 win over Austrian side Sturm Graz with Ibrahim Sangare, Eran Zahavi, Philipp Max and Yorbe Vertessen all on target.Group C provided wild entertainment with Legia Warsaw’s 1-0 win over Leicester City not the biggest headline, as Spartak Moscow edged a five-goal thriller with Napoli which saw Quincy Promes score twice and two players sent off. Olympiacos were also prolific in Group D with a 3-0 win away at Fenerbahce with two Girogos Masouras goals.
In the later games, Lazio beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 while crowd trouble marred the goalless draw between Marseille and Galatasaray in Group E. In Group G, Bayer Leverkusen destroyed Celtic 4-0 while Real Betis managed a 3-1 win over Ferencvaros.
Dinamo Zagreb were 3-0 winners in Group H as Bruno Petkovic bagged a pair of penalties and West Ham United beat Rapid Wien 2-0 with Declan Rice and Said Benrahma on target. In Group F, Crvena Zvezda edged a 1-0 win over Ludogorets and Braga came back from one goal down to win 3-1.
Meanwhile, in the UEFA Conference League, Spurs thumped Mura 5-1 with a second-half Harry Kane hat trick in Group G. Elsewhere in the Conference League, Rennes won 2-1 away at Vitesse and Roma were victorious against Zorya Luhansk to make it two wins in as many games for Jose Mourinho’s side.