Europa League: London Rivals Arsenal, Tottenham Kick-off Group Stages With Wins

Europa League: London Rivals Arsenal, Tottenham Kick-off Group Stages With Wins

 

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

The 2020/21 Europa league kicked off last night in different cities in Europe where 24 matches were played producing a total of 73 goals.

Arsenal, who once played the Champions League for 20 consecutive seasons are now regulars in a lesser European club competition that is Europa, and kicked off this season’s campaign with a 2 – 1 win over Rapid Vienna in Austria.

The Gunners fell behind when Rapid Vienna scored in the 51st minute but responded with a David Luiz header that brought matters to level terms in the 70th minute, and skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped in the winner in the 74th minute from Hector Bellerin’s cross.

Tottenham players Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura celebrating after scoring one of the three goals.

Their London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs got a convincing 3 – 0 win at home over Austrian side LASK. Tottenham’s goals were scored by Lucas Moura (18’), Andres Andrade (OG, 27’), and Son Heung-min (84’).

Here are the full match day one results.

Group A:

Young Boys 1-2 Roma,

CSKA Sofia 0-2 CFR Cluj

Group B:

Dundalk 1-2 Molde,

Rapid Wien 1-2 Arsenal

Group C:

Leverkusen 6-2 Nice,

Hapoel Beer-Sheva 3-1 Slavia Praha

Group D:

Standard Liège 0-2 Rangers,

Lech Poznań 2-4 Benfica

Group E:

PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Granada,

PAOK 1-1 Omonoia

Group F:

Napoli 0-1 AZ Alkmaar,

Rjieka 0-1 Real Sociedad

Group G:

Braga 3-0 AEK Athens,

Leicester 3-0 Zorya Luhansk

Group H:

Celtic 1-3 AC Milan,

Sparta Praha 1-4 LOSC Lille

Group I:

Villarreal 5-3 Sivasspor,

Maccabi Tel-Aviv 1-0 Qarabağ

Group J:

Tottenham 3-0 LASK,

Ludogorets 1-2 Royal Antwerp

Group K:

Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 Feyenoord,

Wolfsberg 1-1 CSKA Moskva

Group L:

Hoffenheim 2-0 Crvena zvezda,

Slovan Liberec 1-0 Gent.

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