Europa League: Osimhen Scores Brace, Lyon Roll Over Rangers

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Napoli’s Nigerian ahead Victor Osimhen (C) celebrates scoring his group’s second objective throughout the UEFA Europa League Group C soccer match between Leicester City and Napoli on the King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on September 16, 2021. Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

Victor Osimhen scored twice as Napoli got here from 2-0 right down to salvage a 2-2 draw at Leicester, whereas Lyon cruised to a 2-0 win at Rangers on the opening night time of the Europa League group levels.

Earlier, Celtic threw away a two-goal result in lose 4-3 to Real Betis and West Ham have been convincing 2-0 winners away to Dinamo Zagreb.

Leicester simply missed out on Champions League soccer for a second consecutive season as they completed fifth within the Premier League final time period.

But the Foxes are eager to go additional than their run to the final 32 of the Europa League final season and acquired off to an ideal begin in opposition to the Italian giants.

Ayoze Perez fired dwelling on the again put up from Harvey Barnes’ cross after simply 9 minutes.

Patson Daka then noticed his first Leicester objective dominated out by a VAR evaluation for a marginal offside name, however Barnes rapidly put that disappointment behind Brendan Rodgers’ males with a superb end to double Leicester’s lead.

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti held nothing in reserve along with his strongest facet and the guests responded within the ultimate quarter due to Osimhen.

The Nigerian, who value €70 million ($83 million) from Lille final 12 months, brilliantly flicked the ball over the imposing presence of Jannik Vestegaard and Kasper Schmeichel to get Napoli again within the recreation.

Osimhen then out-jumped Caglar Soyuncu to energy dwelling a head for a deserved equaliser.

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Napoli’s Nigerian ahead Victor Osimhen jumps above Leicester City’s Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu to go the ball to attain his group’s second objective throughout the UEFA Europa League Group C soccer match between Leicester City and Napoli on the King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on September 16, 2021. Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

And Leicester’s night time acquired even worse in stoppage time when Wilfred Ndidi was despatched off in stoppage time for a second bookable offence.

“The crime isn’t giving away the two goals, the crime is if you don’t learn from it,” stated Rodgers. “I’m sure that is something this young team will do.”

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Rangers Outclassed 

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Lyon’s Cameroonian ahead Karl Toko Ekambi scores the opening objective throughout the UEFA Europa League group A soccer match between Rangers and Olympique_Lyonnais on the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on September 16, 2021. ANDY BUCHANAN / POOL / AFP

 

At Ibrox, Lyon spoiled Steven Gerrard’s fiftieth European recreation accountable for Rangers.

Toko Ekambi curled dwelling from lengthy vary to open the scoring halfway by the first-half and a goalmouth scramble early within the second interval ended with the ball ricocheting off Rangers captain James Tavernier into his personal web.

“At the domestic level you can sometimes give the ball away in certain areas but not at this level in the Europa League,” stated Gerrard after Rangers have been outclassed by the French facet.

Celtic returned to Seville 18 years on from reaching the UEFA Cup ultimate and acquired off to a dream begin on the Benito Villamarin.

Albian Ajeti bundled dwelling the opener due to a VAR evaluation after the objective had initially been dominated out for handball earlier than Josip Juranovic buried his first Celtic objective from the penalty spot.

But two targets in three minutes worn out Celtic’s lead as Juan Miranda slotted dwelling earlier than Borja Iglesias unselfishly teed up Juanmi to equalise.

Iglesias accomplished the comeback with a close to put up flick early within the second-half earlier than Juanmi’s shot flew in off the within of the field.

Anthony Ralston pulled a objective again three minutes from time to present Celtic some hope, however Betis held on for all three factors.

“We had our moments in the game where it could have got away from them and unfortunately we didn’t do that,” stated Postecoglou. “They have some quality up front that punished us.”

Bayer Leverkusen have been additionally winners in Group G because the Germans got here from behind to beat Ferencvaros 2-1 due to a second-half winner from 18-year-old star Florian Wirtz.

West Ham loved a much more snug return to European soccer within the Croatian capital that had supervisor David Moyes dreaming of how far they will go.

“I’m really excited about the prospect of slightly not knowing how good they could be. We brought in some new players tonight and didn’t look any the worse for it,” stated Moyes.

“It’s only one game, but the players are in a good place.”

Michail Antonio pounced off a slack again cross to proceed his early season scoring streak along with his fifth objective in as many video games.

Declan Rice then galloped from inside his personal half earlier than producing a robust end 5 minutes into the second-half.

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