ESTE round-up: AZ Alkmaar stun Napoli

Napoli started their Europa Little league campaign with a shock defeat in your own home to AZ Alkmaar, while Arsenal’s blushes were spared by objectives from David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in their come-from-behind win within Rapid Vienna.

Alkmaar had travelled to Italy along with 13 of their players sidelined due to coronavirus, but the Dutch runners-up had been still able to spring a surprise towards a side that reached the final 16 of the Champions League final season.

Dani Sobre Wit scored the decisive objective at the Stadio San Paolo, getting space in the area before drilling above Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret through close range after 57 moments, as Alkmaar also prevailed 1-0 in Group F, where Real Sociedad won at Croatian club Rijeka subsequent Jon Bautista’s strike in time added-on.

A mistake by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno gifted a goal in order to Taxiarchis Fountas as Rapid Vienna went into a 51st-minute lead but the Gunners hit returning to win 2-1 at the Allianz Stadion, where 3, 000 home supporters watched on.

Image: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s champion gave Arsenal victory in Vienna

Arsenal have scored twice in four minutes along with Luiz levelling and substitute Aubameyang bagging the winner a quarter of the hour before full-time in Team B, where Norwegian champions Molde also won 2-1 after originating from behind to beat Irish aspect Dundalk.

Gareth Bale made the first start of their second spell with Tottenham , who breezed to a 3-0 Team J triumph over LASK thanks to hits from Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son either side of an very own goal from Andres Andrade. Lior Refaelov scored the winner regarding Royal Antwerp , who saw off Ludogorets 2-1 within the other group game.

Rade Krunic, Brahim Diaz plus Jens Hauge were all at the scoresheet as AC Milan prevailed 3-1 at Celtic , who have scored a consolation through Mohamed Elyounoussi, while also in Group They would a hat-trick from Yusuf Yazici lifted Lille to a 4-1 success over 10-man Sparta Prague.

Kemar Roofe

Image: Kemar Roofe obtained a sensational goal from the midway line in Liege

James Tavernier’s 19th-minute charges and substitute Kemar Roofe’s midway line goal in time added upon lifted Rangers to a 2-0 win at a rain-lashed Standard Liege in Group D, while Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez’s hat-trick propelled Benfica to a 4-2 victory from Lech Poznan.

Wayne Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho were all on focus on as Leicester demonstrated no signs of missing the hurt Jamie Vardy in a 3-0 make an impression on Ukrainian visitors Zorya Luhansk in Team G, where Braga brushed apart AEK Athens by the same scoreline.

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates their strike as Leicester made it 3-0 over Zorya

Image: Kelechi Iheanacho commemorates his strike as Leicester caused it to be 3-0 over Zorya

Bayer Leverkusen hammered Wonderful 6-2 in Team C, where Hapoel Be’er Sheva changed Slavia Prague 3-1, while Granada defeated PSV Eindhoven 2-1 in Group E since PAOK Salonika drew 1-1 against Omonia Nicosia .

Roma came from a goal down to claim the 2-1 victory at Young Boys whilst also in Group A CFR Cluj ran out 2-0 winners at CSKA Sofia . Within Group K there were draws in between Dinamo Zagreb and Feyenoord and Wolfsberg and CSKA Moscow .

Paco Alcacer’s double assisted Villarreal defeat Sivasspor 5-3 in a Group I actually thriller, while Yonatan Cohen’s earlier strike gave Maccabi Tel Aviv the 1-0 victory over Qarabag . In Group D, Slovan Liberec and Hoffenheim each made successful starts after seeing off Gent plus Red Star Belgrade respectively.

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