After the draw obtained by Stade Rennais against Tottenham (2-2), the first day of the group stage of the Europa League Conference continued this Thursday with five matches scheduled for 9 p.m. In Group C, AS Roma, one of the big favorites of this competition with Spurs, welcomed Bulgarians from CSKA Sofia. Surprised at the outset by the opening scoring of Carey (10th), José Mourinho’s men, authors of a remarkable start to the season, would finally react to sign a final victory (5-1). After a brace from Pellegrini (25th, 62nd) and an achievement by El Shaarawy (38th), the Roman club took advantage of a numerical superiority at the very end of the match to complete its success with goals from Mancini (82nd) and Abraham (84th) ). At the same time, Bodo / Glimt received the Ukrainians of Zorya and the men of Knutsen, at the head of the Norwegian formation, did not hesitate. A large victory (3-1) drawn in the second half with goals from Saltnes (48th), Solbakken (49th) and Pellegrino (60th), despite the reduction of Gromov’s score at the very end of the match (90th). AS Roma take the lead of the group, ahead of Bodo / Glimt, thanks to a better goal difference.
In group D, AZ Alkmaar moved on the lawn of the Randers, Danish club. A frustrating match for the residents of Eredivisie, who were twice joined by the score. Piesinger (27th) responded to the opening scoring of Clasie (24th) and despite a new achievement from Pavlidis (34th), the Dutch conceded the draw (2-2) following the equalizer of Graves Jensen, shortly after the hour of play (68th). For his part, Jablonec crossed swords with Cluj, used to the European scene in recent seasons. After a first act without a goal, the Romanians of the former Marseillais Omrani were finally going to crack with a fatal double sanction. Red card for Mário Camora and penalty converted by Pilar (52nd) to allow Jablonec to sign a first success (1-0) in this C4. Finally, after the victory of the Ghent against the Estonians of Flora (1-0), the group B proposed a duel between the Cypriots of Anorthosis and the Partizan Belgrade. Dominators, the Serbs did not tremble to offer themselves a logical success (2-0) thanks to goals from Menig (42nd) and Gomes (68th).
The results of the evening
AS Roma 5-1 CSKA Sofia
Randers 2-2 AZ Alkmaar
Jablonec 1-0 Cluj
Bodø / Glimt 3-1 FC Zorya
Anorthosis 0-2 Partizan Belgrade
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