Europa League: Beaten in Rome, Rennes Stalled

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Lazio striker Ciro Immobile (L) wrestling with Rennes defender Joris Gnagnon in the Europa League on 3 October 2019 in Rome.

The Bretons, who opened the scoring against Lazio Roma for the second match of the Europa League, failed to maintain the difference and lost (2-1).

The French still have not won and have a point in two games Europa League: Thursday 3rd October 2019, Saint-Etienne has made a draw (1-1) against Wolfsburg and Rennes was hit in Rome by Lazio (2-1).

The evening had begun well for both clubs, authors of the opener. But in the end, after this round 2 European, they are badly engaged in the race for qualification: with a point, Saint-Etienne is 3rd and Rennes last.


Opening the score

In Rome, the Stade Rennais thought to take advantage of the lack of atmosphere of the Stadio Olimpico to win. Like the Saint-Etienne, the Bretons opened the scoring by Jérémy Morel, taking a good center over a free-kick from Grenier (55th).

But the immobile defense of the Rennais allowed Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to equalize (64th) and then the ill-named Ciro Immobile give the advantage to the Laziales (75th).

Arsenal and Seville confirm

Deprived of Paul Pogba, Manchester United only brought back a small point from Alkmaar after a sad 0-0. Roma, meanwhile, scored, but the outcome is the same with a 1-1 draw at the modest Austrian Wolfsberg.

ManU, 2nd, leaves the lead of his group L at Partizan Belgrade in goal difference (4 pts each). Roma, on the other hand, preserves the first place of the group J, but counts also four points as its opponent of the evening.

Arsenal wandered against Standard Liege (4-0), including a double in three minutes (13th, 16th) of his young Brazilian striker Martinelli (18), while Sevilla FC assured the essential against Apoel Nicosia (1-0) with a goal from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.

Arsenal and Sevilla dominate their groups F and A with six points.

In one of the posters of the evening, Feyenoord took over FC Porto (2-0). In this very homogenous group G, with four three-point teams, Porto (2nd) is ahead of Feyenoord (3rd) and it is the Young Boys of Bern who are leaders, after their success against Glasgow Rangers at home (2-1) .

Brazilian Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli (d) scored a double against the Liege Standard in the Europa League on October 3, 2019 in London.
Brazilian Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli (r) scored a double against the Liege Standard in the Europa League on October 3, 2019 in London. (© AFP / Glyn KIRK)

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