Europa League: Gareth Bale Starts As Tottenham Win, Celtic Undone By AC Milan

Europa League: Gareth Bale Begins As Tottenham Win, Celtic Undone By AC Milan


Gareth Bale helped Tottenham to a gap 3-Zero victory over LASK of Austria of their Europa League marketing campaign on Thursday however Celtic suffered one other setback with a house 3-1 loss by the hands of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan. There have been additionally wins for Spurs’ Premier League rivals Arsenal and Leicester which left English sides trying again on a promising week in Europe with six victories and one draw from Champions League and Europa League video games. Regardless of Bale beginning for the primary time since his return from Actual Madrid, it was on-loan Carlos Vinicius who made a formidable debut as Tottenham loved a 3-Zero win of their Group J opener.

Vinicius began instead of the resting Harry Kane and he made objectives in both half for Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min, whereas he would have additionally netted himself had Andres Andrade not scored an personal objective.

Bale made that objective the place Andrade put by way of his personal internet.

Leicester Metropolis made the proper begin in Group G with a cushty 3-Zero win over Zorya Luhansk of Ukraine.

James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho have been on the scoresheet.

In Glasgow, Celtic struggled towards Serie A leaders Milan who have been 2-Zero up at half-time due to objectives from Rade Krunic and Brahim Diaz.

Mohamed Elyounoussi decreased the arrears after the break, however Jens Petter Hauge broke clear to safe Milan’s Group H win in stoppage time.

Milan have been so comfy that they may afford to take Ibrahimovic off simply after the hour.

Ozil TV assist

Earlier Thursday, Arsenal got here from behind to down Fast Vienna 2-1 and Rangers beat Commonplace Liege 2-0.

Arsenal, the 2019 finalists below Unai Emery, have been struggling to make an influence in Austria.

After a goalless first half they went behind when keeper Bernd Leno fluffed a clearance on an evening he’ll wish to overlook.

Taxiarchis Fountas capitalised on Leno’s clanger, a lot to the enjoyment of the three,000 dwelling followers allowed in to observe below coronavirus security protocol, however the Gunners then turned the sport round in 4 second half minutes.

David Luiz put them stage with a deft glancing header off Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then tapping dwelling to bag the three Group B factors.

It was an eventful night time for Mikel Arteta’s aspect with alongside eight yellow playing cards a watch catching show from Thomas Partey on his first begin since his switch deadline day transfer from Atletico Madrid.

A annoyed follower of the sport from his London couch was Mesut Ozil, who has been overlooked of each Arsenal’s Europa League and Premier League squad.

“Once I cannot assist on the pitch tonight, I’ll assist in entrance of the TV in London.” tweeted Ozil.

The opposite Group B sport was being performed out in Dublin the place Dundalk, solely Eire’s third ever consultant within the group stage, have been overwhelmed 2-1 by Norwegians Molde.

In Belgium, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers took on Commonplace Liege recent from their Outdated Agency derby win over Celtic which moved them 4 factors clear within the Scottish Premiership final weekend.

With the rain coming down, James Tavernier scored from the spot after Noe Dussenne dealt with within the space to place them right into a 19th minute lead.

Then three minutes into stoppage time Kemar Roofe produced a surprise objective from the midway line, the ball flying over the top of bewildered keeper Arnaud Bodart.

Benfica had claimed the primary objective of the night time and so they went on to beat Lech Poznan in Poland 4-2 within the different Group D sport.


Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen ran riot 6-2 towards French aspect Good and Spanish aspect Granada, of their first ever European marketing campaign, beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1.

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