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Europa League round: Former Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi takes victory for Fenerbahçe; Real Sociedad leads Man United in Group E | Football news

Real Sociedad scored four group wins out of four as goals from Alexander Sorloth, Diego Rico and Robert Navarro ensured a 3-0 home win against Sheriff Tiraspol.

Scott McTominay struck deep into stoppage time as Manchester United kept their hopes of winning their Europa League group alive with a late 1-0 win Omonia Nicosia.

Arsenal maintained their flying start to the season as Bukayo Saka scored the only goal to take a 1-0 win at Bodo/Glimt. England’s winger Saka’s happy deflection in the first half delivered three consecutive Group A wins for Mikel Arteta’s Premier League leaders, who have won 11 of their first 12 games of the season across all competitions.

Bukayo Saka's scrappy finish gave Arsenal the lead
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Bukayo Saka’s scrappy finish gave Arsenal the lead

PSV Eindhoven lag two points behind the Gunners in second place after a beating at the bottom Zurich 5-0. Due to the double and further goals by Joey Veerman from Erick Gutierrez, Ibrahim Sangare and Anwar El Ghazi, Zurich was left without a point from four group matches.

Fenerbahce and Rennes tightened their grip on Group B after victories at Larnaca and Dynamo Kyiv respectively.

Former Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi’s late penalty saw Turkey’s Fenerbahce take a 2-1 victory after Larnaca captain Ivan Trickovski’s goal wiped out Joao Pedro’s first half.

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Larnaca defender Angel Garcia was shown an outright red card for his challenge against Diego Rossi in the closing stages, but the ensuing penalty from ex-West Ham forward Enner Valencia was saved.

Rennes defender Christopher Wooh’s only second-half goal in Krakow kept the French side level with group leaders Fenerbahce and gave Kiev a fourth loss in a row.

Real Betis remain unbeaten at the top of Group C after a 1-1 draw at home against Rome.

Andrea Belotti scored an equalizer for Roma in the second half after Sergio Canales gave Betis a half-time lead, but the Italians are three points behind Ludogorets Razgrad, who beat HJK Helsinki 2-0 in Bulgaria.

Roma equalize 1-1 with Real Betis
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Roma held onto a 1-1 draw with Real Betis

In Group D, Vitor Oliveira’s hat-trick in the first half was not enough to secure Sporting Braga victory over Union Saint-Gilloisewho hit back from 3-1 down to save a run.

Oliveira struck twice in five minutes towards the end of the first half after his opener was cleared by Victor Boniface.

Dante Vanzeir pulled one back for Saint-Gilloise and Boniface equalized with his second just after the hour to keep the Belgians three points ahead of the top.

Robin Knoche converted a late penalty if Union Berlin beat rock bottom Malmo 1-0 at home to keep in touch with the top two.

Feyenoord sits at the top of Group F on goal difference after being held back 2-2 at home Central Jutlandwhich are second.

All four sides in the group have five points if Laziowho played the second half with 10 men after the dismissal of Manuel Lazzari, also drew 2-2 Sturm Graza in Rome.

Lazio and Sturm Graz share a 2-2 draw at the Olympic Stadium of Rome
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Lazio and Sturm Graz share a 2-2 draw at the Olympic Stadium of Rome

Freiburg extended their lead at the top of Group G and moved closer to qualifying for the knockout stage with a 4-0 win over Nantes.

Late goals from Kevin Schade and Jeong Woo-yeong left them emphatically behind after Lukas Kubler and Michael Gregoritsch put Freiburg in command.

qarabag remain second in the group, five points behind Freiburgafter being held 0-0 at home by the bottom Olympiacoswho took their first point.

Ferencvaros climbed to the top of Group H after a win Red Star Belgrade 2-1 in Budapest, while Trabzonspor moved up to second after a thumping 4-0 home win against Monaco.



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