Peter Bosz has made an excellent start with Bayer Leverkusen in the group stage of the Europa League. The Dutch coach saw his team win 6-2 at home against OGC Nice on Thursday-evening. In Belgium, Kemar Roofe made a world goal for Rangers FC.
Roofe scores from center line for Rangers
Leverkusen led 2-0 against Nice after sixteen minutes thanks to a slider from Nadiem Amiri and a beautiful swipe from Lucas Alario. After half an hour, Amine Gouiri brought the French back into the game, but after the break, the home team, with Daley Sinkgraven remaining on the bench, secured the three points.
Moussa Diaby took advantage of fumbling in the defense of Nice after an hour of play, Karim Bellarabi further increased the score with two hits and Florian Wirtz made it 6-1 in the final phase. Alexis Claude-Maurice then did something in return on behalf of the visitors.
In the same group, Dutchman Elton Acolatse gave Israeli Hapoel Be’er Sheva the win against Slavia Prague: 3-1. Acolatse scored twice on behalf of the home team in the final phase.
For app users, tap the tweet to view Rangers’ world goal.
In Belgium, Roofe found the goal for Rangers in a phenomenal way in the 0-2 won away game against Standard Liège. The English midfielder saw goalkeeper Arnaud Bodart standing a bit too far in front of his goal and shot the ball in from the center line.
Arsenal turned a deficit against Rapid Wien in Austria into a 1-2 victory. Taxiarchis Fountas gave the home team the lead shortly after the break after a blunder by goalkeeper Bernd Leno, after which David Luiz (header) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ticker) helped ‘The Gunners’ with the three points.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City also booked victories. The ‘Spurs’ defeated the Austrian LASK 3-0 without bench seat Steven Bergwijn thanks to goals from Lucas, Andrés Andrade (own goal) and Son Heung-min. Leicester beat Zorya Luhansk from Ukraine also 3-0 by goals from James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Arsenal had a hard time with Rapid Wien. (Photo: ANP)
AC Milan was 1-3 too strong for Celtic in Scotland thanks to goals from Rade Krunic, Brahim Diaz and Jens Hauge. In the same group, Lille OSC, with Sven Botman in the base, played against Sparta Prague: 1-4. Yusuf Yazici made a hat-trick with the French.
In Switzerland, AS Roma, where Rick Karsdorp had a basic place, bent a backlog when visiting BSC Young Boys: 1-2. Jean-Pierre Nsame opened the score from a penalty after fifteen minutes, after which Bruno Peres and Marash Kumbulla were accurate for the Italians in the second half.