Marseille beats AEK 2-0, and Brighton beats Ajax. The Reds were defeated 3-2 at Toulouse, with Boniface leading the Aspirin side
The fourth round of European League: Jingle of Liverpoolwho was defeated 3-2 in home Toulouse. In Group B the team performed well Brighton De Zerbe, 2-0 Corsairs at Ajax, and Marseille Gattuso: 2-0 against AEK. In the Rome group Servite Sherif returns with a score of 2-1, while in the Atalanta match, Sporting wins over Rakow 2-1. Leverkusen Qualified thanks to a Boniface penalty, West Ham and Freiburg OK.
Freiburg and West Ham fly. The Germans sweep Tsc Backa Topola 5-0. The first half was entirely the home team’s business, breaking the deadlock in the 24th minute with Röhle assisting Igstein. The real goal came in the second half: Vincenzo Grifo fired in two assists, the first in the 56th minute for Igstein, and the second thirteen minutes later for the hat-trick scored by Weishaupt. Adamu dropped the poker in the 80th minute, while Doan sealed the game in stoppage time. Instead, West Ham needed a stunning goal from Lucas Paqueta to secure a 1-0 win over Olympiacos. After a slow first half, the Brazilian, the former Milan player, ensured the scoring in the 73rd minute with a direct shot with his left foot from a free kick executed by Ward Prowse. Thus, the score of the Englishman and Freiburg rises to 9 points in the standings, followed by Olympiacos (4) and TSC (1).
Great success for Brighton, beating Ajax 2-0. A fairly basic first half, but despite the draw, the Seagulls succeeded in breaking the game apart in a quarter of an hour: an assist from Adingra and a goal from former Barcelona player Ansu Fati. The Spaniard came close to doubling the lead at the end of the first half, but the second goal from De Zerbe’s men did not take long to arrive: in the 53rd minute the two champions of the first goal swapped roles, with the Spaniard setting the table for the Ivorian. The Dutch tried to get back into the match in every way towards the end, but they were unable to do so. Brighton temporarily leads Group Two with 7 points. Ajax are sensationally last and in second place. The Italian coaches made it two out of two, because Gattuso’s Marseille also won away from home: 2-0 at AEK Athens. The French succeeded in hitting the Greeks with their trademark dead balls: in the 25th minute, a corner kick from Klaus was headed back by Mbemba. The hosts pressed throughout the second half in search of an equalizer, but the visitors settled the result in the 93rd minute with a counterattack completed by Sarr. Marseille wins and takes the lead in the group with 8 points, followed by Brighton with 7 points, and AEK remains stable with 4 points, as is the case with Ajax, which is in last place with 2 points.
Things were easy for Betis Sevilla, who beat Aris Limassol 4-1. The Spanish team dominated the first half, taking the lead in the 34th minute with a close touch from Borja Iglesias and an assist from Abner Vinicius. In the second half of the match, things did not change, and the Andalusians doubled their lead in the 64th minute through Rubial. In the 76th minute, Fekir missed the penalty kick to take a 3-0 lead, but it arrived three minutes later with Roca. Kokorin scored the winning goal for the visitors in the 84th minute, and Azzouli closed the match in the final (94) with a score of 4-1 with the help of Isco. In the other group match, Rangers beat Sparta Prague 2-1 thanks to Super Danilo: the Brazilian scored the 1-0 winner in the 11th minute and provided the assist for Cantwell’s second goal nine minutes later. The Czech national team had a completely different attitude in the second half, and scared the hosts in the 77th minute, with Haraslin winning 2-1. But the final siege of the guests does not lead to a draw. Betis is in first place with 9, followed by Rangers with 7. Sparta Prague is third with 4, with Aris close behind with 3.
In the fourth group of Atalanta, the Portuguese team Sporting Lisbon won the victory over Rakow Czestochowa 2-1 at home. In the 13th minute, the match was going downhill for the Portuguese, with a penalty kick and sending off for Rakovitan among the visitors. From a penalty kick in the 14th minute, Pedro Gonçalves made no mistakes. At the beginning of the second half, the same scenario was repeated, as Gonçalves scored his personal brace again from a (repeated) penalty kick. Despite the lack of players, the Poles found the strength to press, and in the 71st minute they excitingly reopened the game with Rundek. The Portuguese held on in the final and took the three points.
Liverpool lost to Toulouse 3-2. Despite dominating the first half, in the 36th minute, the Reds trailed 1-0 at the hands of Dunham. After the break, the French started strongly again, doubling their lead before the hour mark with two goals scored by striker Dalinga. It seemed that Klopp’s team was able to come back with Caceres’ own goal in the 73rd minute, but three minutes later Magri scored a hat-trick for the hosts. Diogo Jota tries to reopen it again in the 89th minute, but it is too late. In the other match in the group, LASK achieved clear success by defeating Union Saint-Gilloise 3-0: the hosts opened the scoring in the 25th minute, from a penalty kick taken by Horvath, and they doubled the lead in full stoppage time. Taloferov in the 49th minute. The Belgians tried to reduce the gap in the second half, but they were defeated again with a score of 3-0, ending the match in the 77th minute. Thus, Liverpool remains at the top of the group with 9 points, close to Toulouse with 7, then Union with 4 and LASK. With a score of 3.
Two great victories for Rennes and Villarreal over Panathinaikos and Maccabi Haifa respectively. The Rossoneri beat the Greeks 3-1 despite a numerical disadvantage for more than an hour. Rieder gave the French the lead, recovering to 1-1 after Ioannidis was sent off from the penalty spot. In the second half, Geneseo looked like they were playing better with one less player, scoring first in the 65th minute from Ibrahim Salah, then in the 70th minute to end the match with a score of 3-1 in favor of Plus. Instead, the Yellow Submarines beat the Greek team 2-1. Pana took the lead in the 30th minute through Sek, and the visitors failed to score a double penalty kick. In the second half, the Spaniards pressed hard and scored a 1-1 equalizer in the 82nd minute through Baena. Four minutes later, Sorloth made up for the penalty error with a score of 2-1 to complete the comeback. Thus, Rennes remains in the lead with 9 points, followed by Villarreal with 6 points, and Pana maintains his lead with 4 points, and Maccabi remains in last place with one point.
In the seventh group for Roma, Servette won by defeating Sherif 2-1 at home. The visitors broke the deadlock in the first half thanks to a Ceferin own goal in the 12th minute. But the Swiss dominance in the second half paid off, as Royer scored the equalizer in the 84th minute. In the 90th minute, Moldova were down to 10 players due to his double yellow card. My flowers. Two minutes later, Bedia turned the score around with a penalty kick to make it 2-1, and Pilipchuk’s team was down to nine men as Keke was sent off for protests. Roma and Slavia Prague embrace at 9, then Servet (4) and Sherif (1).
Bayer Leverkusen qualified for the direct elimination stage thanks to a 1-0 away win over Karabakh. The hosts denied the Germans the classic possession of the ball, and even risked taking the lead at the end of the first forty-five minutes. In the second half, Xabi Alonso’s men increased their speed and pressure, and in stoppage time they snatched the three points and qualification: a penalty kick taken by the usual Boniface, who scored the final 1-0 in the 94th minute. The Aspirins qualify for the direct elimination stage with 12 points. Karabakh stopped at 6. Molde also succeeded in beating Hacken 3-1 away from home. In the first half, the visitors took control of the match with two deadly goals: in the 16th minute Gulbradsen opened the scoring, and eight minutes later Christian Eriksen doubled the lead. The hosts tried to open the scoring again in the second half with Hrstic’s goal in the 65th minute, but with four additional periods remaining, Eriksen finished the match by scoring two personal goals. The Aspirin team effectively obtained the ticket to qualify for the direct elimination stage, as they reached 12 points. Karabakh is stuck in sixth place, as is Molde. Hacken is in last place with zero points.
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