LYON DEFEAT AS ROMA 4-2 IN EUROPA TIE
Olympique Lyon defeated Serie A giants AS Roma in the first leg of their Europa League clash on Thursday.
The result is an interesting one for the French side as they came back from 2-1 to win the game in stoppage time.
Mathieu Valbuena sent a free kick that Rafael da Silva flicked on for Mouctar Diakhaby to score from close range. Egypt international Mohamed Salah levelled the scoreline before Federico Fazio gave the Serie A hopefuls the advantage going into the break. The hosts returned from the break with an attacking surge that saw they net three unreplied goals. Corentin Tolisso, Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette did the job of handling OL the advantage, ahead of the return leg.
In other games, Gent – who saw off Tottenham Hotspurs in the last stage – were humbled by Belgium side Genk 5-2. More surprising is that Gent lost at home. The visitors finished the match with ten men after Anderson Esiti was sent off in the closing minutes of the game.
German sides Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach played a 1-1 draw. The result leaves Monchen with the advantage ahead of the return leg.
Spanish outfit Celta Vigo scored a stoppage time winner to pull off a stunning away performance against Krasnodar in Russia. Claudio Beauvue scored to make 2-1, giving them the edge ahead of the second leg. In another clash, but following similar pattern, Danish side FC Copenhagen scored in the second half to defeat Dutch giant Ajax 2-1.
Esteban Cambiasso scored in the first half for Olympiakos against Besiktas. However, the keeper Nicola Leali made a mistake that proved costly when he kicked the ball straight to the opponent who levelled the scoreline.
Anderletch won by the slimmest of margins when they faced Apoel Nicosia. Nicolae Stanciu’s goal was the difference.