Europa League scores, results: West Ham play four-goal thriller, Napoli find form, Leverkusen blitz Betis


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It was another breathless round of UEFA Europa League and Europa Conference League action on Thursday with SSC Napoli, Bayern Leverkusen, and Olympique Lyonnais among the teams to rack up impressive victories. There were also goal-filled thrillers between Olympique de Marseille and SS Lazio as well as KRC Genk and West Ham United.

We look at a few standout results.

Legia 1-4 Napoli

The Serie A leaders hit back from a goal down to dismantle their Polish hosts in the second half with Piotr Zielinksi, Dries Mertens, Hirving Lozano and Adam Ounas all hitting the target after Mahir Emreli’s opener. Back-to-back wins over Warsaw have now boosted Luciano Spalletti’s men up to top of Group C after Leicester City and Spartak Moscow drew to ensure that the Poles remain second despite a 7-1 defeat over two games against Napoli.

Leverkusen 4-0 Betis

Moussa Diaby had a night to remember as he scored two goals and assisted two more to help the Germans to a 4-0 thrashing of their Spanish visitors. The Frenchman was on target either side of half-time before Florian Wirtz and Nadiem Amiri added late efforts at BayArena to move Bayer three points clear of Betis in Group G after their 1-1 draw last time out.

Lyon 3-0 Sparta

The French giants dished out a second half masterclass as Islam Slimani scored twice and Karl Toko Ekambi kept his scoring record going to register an impressive win over Sparta Prague at Groupama Stadium. Slimani scored twice in as many minutes just after the hour before Toko Ekambi notched his sixth of the competition to sit atop the scoring charts and to put OL eight points clear of Sparta and Rangers in Group A.

Marseille 2-2 Lazio

After a drab 0-0 last time out, this clash between two big guns caught fire with a four-goal draw being shared after Arkadiusz Milik gave OM the lead only for Felipe Anderson and Ciro Immobile to put the Italians ahead before Dimitri Payet saved a late point for Jorge Sampaoli’s men in the final 10 minutes. Galatasaray actually lead Group E ahead of Lazio and then Marseille with four points behind top and third.

Genk 2-2 West Ham

There was another four-goal thriller in Group H as West Ham fought back from one goal down to lead Genk in Belgium only to suffer a late equalizer. Said Benrahma scored both for the Hammers to cancel out Joseph Paintsil’s opener only for a Tomas Soucek own goal to undo David Moyes’ men late on although they still lead the group by four points.

Roma 2-2 Bodo-Glimt

The Norwegians gave Jose Mourinho’s men another tough match with the Italians forced to equalize twice to save a point at Stadio Olimpico in Group C as Stephan El Shaarawy and Ibanez cancelled out Ola Solbakken and Erik Botheim strikes and keeps Bodo-Glimt one point clear.

Spurs 3-2 Vitesse

Finally, Antonio Conte’s Spurs debut was wild with a 3-0 lead inside of 30 minutes whittled down to 3-2 before half-time. Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and a Jacob Rasmussen own goal had the home side cruising at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before Rasmussen struck at the right end and Matu Bero cut the lead further. Spurs trail leaders Rennes by three points in Group G and life promises to be anything but dull under Conte.





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