20 September, 2013 - 09:36

Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur excel in Europa League

Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur excel in Europa League

Premier League sides Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur celebrated comfortable victories over Valencia and Tromso in the first round of Europa League.

Jermain Defoe, who doesn’t get chances to compete in domestic league, scored a first-half brace to give Spurs the lead and Christian Eriksen added a stylish strike four minutes before time.

Swansea have beaten Valencia at Mestalla in a match that had been vastly influenced by Adil Rami’s sending off 10 minutes into the game. Michael Laudrup’s side, that included more Spanish players than Valencia, left no chances to reckless Bats.

Wigan Athletic earned a draw in Belgium against Zulte Waregem.

Valencia 0-3 Swansea City
St. Gallen 2-0 Kuban Krasnodar
Dinamo Zagreb 1-2 Chornomorets
PSV 0-2 Ludogorets
Salzburg 4-0 Elfsborg
Standard Liege 1-2 Esbjerg
Zulte-Waregem 0-0 Wigan Athletic
Maribor 2-5 Rubin Kazan
Fiorentina 3-0 Pacos de Ferreira
Pandurii Targu Jiu 0-1 Dnipro
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 Bordeaux
Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-0 APOEL
Dynamo Kyiv 0-1 Genk
Thun 1-0 Rapid Wien
Freiburg 2-2 Slovan Liberec
Estoril 1-2 Sevilla
Real Betis 0-0 Olympique Lyon
Vitoria Guimaraes 4-0 Rijeka
Apollon 1-2 Trabzonspor
Lazio 1-0 Legia Warsaw
Sheriff 0-0 Anzhi
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Tromso
PAOK 2-1 Shakhter Karagandy
Maccabi Haifa 0-1 AZ

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Author: Leon Smolski

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