x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Europa roundup: Swansea City also move to top of group

The Swans, winning along with Tottenham, maintained the Premier League's 100 percent record in Europa League play.

Wayne Routledge has scored three times in four Europa League matches for Swansea. Adrian Dennis / AFP
Wayne Routledge has scored three times in four Europa League matches for Swansea. Adrian Dennis / AFP

Swansea City 1-0 St Gallen

Tottenham weren’t the only Premier League side to capture a victory Thursday night, as the Swans claimed the top spot in Group A with their second win in as many matches, with English midfielder Wayne Routledge scoring put his side ahead in the 52nd minute. Gerhard Tremmel also saved a 15th-minute penalty shot by Goran Karanovic. With six points, Swansea sit three points clear of the Swiss side, in second, and Valencia in third.

....

Chornomorets 0-2 PSV Eindhoven

PSV, currently tied atop the Eredivisie table, rebounded from a 2-0 loss to Ludogorets Razgrad in their first Europa fixture. Memphis Depay struck first in the 13th minute and Florian Jozefzoon added the second just before the 90th.

....

Wigan Athletic 3-1 NK Maribor

The FA Cup winners moved into second in Group D, behind Rubin Kazan, thanks to a pair of goals from Nick Powell and Ben Watson’s 33rd-minute score. Powell, with his first mark in the 22nd minute, became the first Latic to score in Europe.

....

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-2 Fiorentina

Gonzalo Rodriguez’s 53rd-minute penalty strke was offset just four minutes later by a spot-kick from Dnipro’s Yevhen Seleznyov, but the Florentine side, who were outpossessed 59-41 and outshot 9-7, came ahead on Massimo Ambrosini’s winner in the 73rd.

....

Lyon 1-1 Guimaraes

Maxime Gonalons netted an equaliser in the 53rd minute after the French side went into the half trailing 1-0 on Ouwo Moussa Maazou’s 39th-minute tally. It was Lyon’s second draw in Group I, leaving them two points behind the Portuguese side.

....

Sevilla FC 2-0 SC Freiburg

Diego Perotti converted a penalty in the 63rd minute and Carlos Bacca added the second goal in the 90th as Sevilla remained atop Group H with six points.

....

Trabzonspor 3-3 Lazio

Lazio erased a 3-1 deficit in the span of two minutes as sub Sergio Flocarri netted goals in the 84th and 85th minutes to salvage a draw and remain fixed atop Group J with the Turkish side at four points each.

....

Kuban Krasnodar 0-2 Valencia

Paco Alcacer broke the scoreless draw in the 73rd minute and Sofiane Feghouli provided another goal to help Valencia bounce back from a 3-0 defeat to Swansea in their first Europa League match.

....

Other scores

Ludogorets Razgrad 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb // Elfsborg 1-1 Standard Liege // Esbjerg 1-2 SV Salzburg // FK Rubin Kazan 4-0 Zulte-Waregem // Paços de Ferreira 1-1 Panduril Targu-Jiu // Apoel Nicosia 0-3 Eintracht Frankfurt // Bordeaux 1-2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv // Racing Genk 2-1 FC Thun // Rapid Vienna 2-2 Dynamo Kiev // Liberec 2-1 Estoril // Rijeka 1-1 Real Betis // Legia Warsaw 0-1 Apollon Limassol // Tromso 1-1 Sherrif Tiraspol // Shakhter Karagandy 2-2 Maccabi Haifa // AZ Alkmaar 1-1 PAOK Salonika