Celtic blow lead against Fenerbahce; Qarabag win

Date published: Thursday 1st October 2015 10:48

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Celtic blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday, while FK Qarabag surprisingly beat Anderlecht.

Both matches in Group A also saw the points shared as Molde and Ajax drew 1-1, while substitute Fernandao scored either side of half-time as Fenerbahce fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw at Celtic, who had looked in control following quick-fire goals from Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons.

The other game in Liverpool‘s Group B also finished all square as Rubin Kazan and Bordeaux contested a goalless stalemate in Russia.

In Group C, competition favourites Borussia Dortmund again had to come from behind as they too drew 1-1 in Greece with PAOK Salonika thanks to a strike from Gonzalo Castro. Also in that group, FK Krasnodar defeated FK Qabala 2-1.

Napoli and FC Midtjylland are both sitting pretty on six points at the top of Group D after making it two wins in two matches. Napoli were 2-0 winners at Legia Warsaw while Midtjylland were comfortable 3-1 victors at Club Brugges.

Villarreal got their first points on the board in Group E with a 1-0 home win against Viktoria Plzen, who had Vaclav Prochazka sent off 10 minutes from time, and Slovan Liberec did likewise by recording a surprise 1-0 victory in Marseille thanks to Vladimir Coufal’s late goal.

Sporting Braga and Rapid Vienna both have 100 per cent records in Group F after 1-0 successes – Braga at home to FC Groningen and Vienna away at Dinamo Minsk.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk joined Lazio on four points in Group G as they won 1-0 at Rosenborg. There were five goals at the Olympic Stadium in Rome as Lazio edged a 3-2 win against Saint-Etienne, who had Robert Beric and Moustapha Bayal Sall sent off.

Besiktas and Sporting Lisbon drew 1-1 in the Turkish capital, while Lokomotiv Moscow beat Skenderbeu Korce 2-0 in the other Group H game.

In Group I, Basle were 2-0 winners against Lech Poznan, while Fiorentina beat Belenenses 4-0 in Portugal.

The other game in Tottenham‘s Group J threw up a surprise as FK Qarabag defeated Anderlecht 1-0.

Schalke made it two wins from two matches in Group K as Franco Di Santo scored a first-half hat-trick in a 4-0 victory against Asteras Tripoli. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar completed the rout in the 84th minute. Sparta Prague overcame Apoel Nicosia 2-0 in the other game in the group.

AZ Alkmaar defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in Group L, while Partizan beat Augsburg 3-1 in Germany despite having Aleksandar Subic sent off just after the hour mark.

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