UEFA Europa League Week 1 Results

posted 1 day ago @ 19 Sep 2014 with 4 notes

• Patrick Herrmann’s first European goal gives Mönchengladbach the lead
• Branimir Hrgota could have doubled the lead in the first half
• Denis Cheryshev squanders two great opportunities for Villarreal
• Ikechukwu Uche equalises seconds after coming on, then departs injured
• Next games: Zürich v Mönchengladbach, Villarreal v Apollon (2 October)

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• Apollon clinch victory through 87th-minute Philippe Koch own goal
• Fotis Papoulis and Marcos Gullón strikes put Apollon ahead
• Zürich level through Avraham Rikan and Gilles Yapi
• Gullón and Yassine Chikhaoui dismissed in final ten minutes
• Next games: Zürich v Mönchengladbach, Villarreal v Apollon (2 October)

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• Dinamo’s Aleksandr Kokorin opens scoring from Kevin Kuranyi’s assist
• Aleksei Ionov doubles the visitors’ advantage with a well-taken strike
• Christian Noboa hits the woodwork for visitors via a curling free-kick
• Panathinaikos hit back through Thanasis Dinas’ flicked header
• Next games: Estoril v Panathinaikos, Dinamo Moskva v PSV (2 October)

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• Luuk de Jong scores only goal from the penalty spot
• PSV dominant throughout; visitors fail to register an attempt on target
• Estoril keeper Paweł Kieszek makes several crucial save
• Next games: Dinamo Moskva v PSV, Estoril v Panathinaikos (2 October)

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• El Arbi Hilal Soudani registers first-half hat-trick in Group D win
• Visitors score first ever goal in UEFA Europa League group stage
• Teenager Ante Ćorić scores maiden effort for Dinamo in Europe
• On-loan Manchester United FC forward Ángelo Henríquez also on target
• Next games: Dinamo Zagreb v Celtic, Astra Giurgiu v Salzburg (2 October)

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• Jonatan Soriano free-kick ensures Salzburg come from behind twice to draw
• Celtic go ahead through Mubarak Wakaso and Scott Brown
• Alan initially drew the hosts level
• Craig Gordon outstanding in Bhoys goal to help earn Group D point
• Next games: Astra v Salzburg, Celtic v Dinamo Zagreb (2 October)

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UEFA Youth League Week 1 Results

posted 1 day ago @ 19 Sep 2014 with 6 notes

• Facundo Parra strike on 88 minutes salvages a point for Asteras
• Gökhan Töre opens scoring in the first half
• Black Eagles unbeaten in four European home games; Asteras yet to win away
• Next games: Tottenham v Beşiktaş, Asteras v Partizan (2 October)

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GK: Davy Roef (RSC Anderlecht)The 20-year-old marked his debut in the competition with a fine display at Galatasaray AŞ, denying Goran Pandev and Bruma although he was finally beaten by Aurélien Chedjou in added time.DF: Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München)Not known for his goalscoring, the defender picked the perfect time to open his UEFA Champions League account – in the 90th minute against former club Manchester City FC with the score locked at 0-0, his deflected volley finally beating Joe Hart.DF: Gerard Piqué (FC Barcelona)Another goalscoring defender, the Barça centre-back nodded the only goal of an unexpectedly tight game against APOEL FC from Lionel Messi’s free-kick in the 28th minute.DF: Alberto Moreno (Liverpool FC)Liverpool’s new left-back has already made an impression as an attacking force in the Premier League and repeated the trick on his competition debut, supplying the cross from which Mario Balotelli scored the opening goal.DF: Carlão (APOEL FC)His team may have been beaten at the Camp Nou, but the APOEL central defender was the orchestrator of a disciplined effort that largely held Barcelona in check and might even have earned a point.MF: Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund)His probing passing and boundless energy has long been a key asset for Dortmund and the midfielder was at it again against Arsenal FC, supplying the pass for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s clinching second goal.MF: Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto)A summer signing from Granada CF, the midfielder became the seventh player to mark his UEFA Champions League debut with a hat-trick as his new club overran FC BATE Borisov. “I’m very happy to have scored the three goals as it’s the first hat-trick of my career,” the Algerian international said.MF: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid CF)The Welshman scored in last year’s final and started this season in a similar vein with Madrid’s second goal in a 5-1 win against FC Basel 1893. He also set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike 60 seconds later.FW: Gervinho (AS Roma)His team are in the group stage for the first time since 2010/11 and the Ivorian forward made it look as if they had never been away with two goals and an assist against PFC CSKA Moskva. “I don’t think anyone could object to Gervinho being man of the match,” said Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.FW: Alejandro Domínguez (Olympiacos FC)The 33-year-old midfielder played a role in the first two goals as the Greek champions toppled last year’s runners-up Club Atlético de Madrid, providing the corner that led to Arthur Masuaku’s first goal and sparking Ibrahim Afellay’s second with a lung-busting run and cross.FW: Carlos Tévez (Juventus) The Argentinian ended a five-year scoring drought in the UEFA Champions League with both goals against Malmö FF, the first an accurate low shot after a brilliant one-two with Kwadwo Asamoah and the second a superlative free-kick.

GK: Davy Roef (RSC Anderlecht)
The 20-year-old marked his debut in the competition with a fine display at Galatasaray AŞ, denying Goran Pandev and Bruma although he was finally beaten by Aurélien Chedjou in added time.

DF: Jérôme Boateng (FC Bayern München)
Not known for his goalscoring, the defender picked the perfect time to open his UEFA Champions League account – in the 90th minute against former club Manchester City FC with the score locked at 0-0, his deflected volley finally beating Joe Hart.

DF: Gerard Piqué (FC Barcelona)
Another goalscoring defender, the Barça centre-back nodded the only goal of an unexpectedly tight game against APOEL FC from Lionel Messi’s free-kick in the 28th minute.

DF: Alberto Moreno (Liverpool FC)
Liverpool’s new left-back has already made an impression as an attacking force in the Premier League and repeated the trick on his competition debut, supplying the cross from which Mario Balotelli scored the opening goal.

DF: Carlão (APOEL FC)
His team may have been beaten at the Camp Nou, but the APOEL central defender was the orchestrator of a disciplined effort that largely held Barcelona in check and might even have earned a point.

MF: Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund)
His probing passing and boundless energy has long been a key asset for Dortmund and the midfielder was at it again against Arsenal FC, supplying the pass for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s clinching second goal.

MF: Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto)
A summer signing from Granada CF, the midfielder became the seventh player to mark his UEFA Champions League debut with a hat-trick as his new club overran FC BATE Borisov. “I’m very happy to have scored the three goals as it’s the first hat-trick of my career,” the Algerian international said.

MF: Gareth Bale (Real Madrid CF)
The Welshman scored in last year’s final and started this season in a similar vein with Madrid’s second goal in a 5-1 win against FC Basel 1893. He also set up Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike 60 seconds later.

FW: Gervinho (AS Roma)
His team are in the group stage for the first time since 2010/11 and the Ivorian forward made it look as if they had never been away with two goals and an assist against PFC CSKA Moskva. “I don’t think anyone could object to Gervinho being man of the match,” said Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

FW: Alejandro Domínguez (Olympiacos FC)
The 33-year-old midfielder played a role in the first two goals as the Greek champions toppled last year’s runners-up Club Atlético de Madrid, providing the corner that led to Arthur Masuaku’s first goal and sparking Ibrahim Afellay’s second with a lung-busting run and cross.

FW: Carlos Tévez (Juventus)
The Argentinian ended a five-year scoring drought in the UEFA Champions League with both goals against Malmö FF, the first an accurate low shot after a brilliant one-two with Kwadwo Asamoah and the second a superlative free-kick.

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