8 October, 2012 - 07:41

The UEFA Europa League: surprise loss of Liverpool and stunning victory of Marseille

The UEFA Europa League: surprise loss of Liverpool and stunning victory of Marseille

Liverpool 2-3 Udinese

Udinese made a furor snapping up a 3-2 victory from Liverpool. Blithe English club felt confident with Jonjo Shelvey’s early opener but Antonio Di Natale made a fine start of the second half scoring in the 46th minute. An own goal by Sebastián Coates in the 70th minute and a splendid strike from Giovanni Pasquale just two minutes after were enough for Serie A side to bear the palm in the match and climb to the second position in the Group A.

Marseille 5-1 AEL

The biggest victory of Matchday 2 belongs to Olympique de Marseille as it thrashed the Cypriot side AEL Limassol 5-1. The French men scored their last three goals for 14 minutes from time.

H. Kiryat Shmona 3-4 Lyon
Atlético 1-0 Plzeň

Atlético went on their run of good luck beating Viktoria Plzeň 1-0. That was their second victory out of two matches played in the group stage. The same concerns French Lyon who gained their second hard-fought win thanks to Gueïda Fofana’s last-breath goal in added time.

Anji 2-0 Young Boys
Rubin 2-0 Partizan

Russian clubs Rubin and Anji steadily move onward continuing to show excellent results in the tournament. Both clubs got a flawless 2-0 victory over their opponents on Thursday.

Metalist 2-0 Rapid Wien
AIK 2-3 Dnipro

The Ukranian teams Dnipro and Metalist pleasantly raise eyebrows of supporters with their bright performances in the Europa League. Metalist Kharkiv brought a goalless 0-2 defeat to Austrian Rapid Wien and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk won 3-2 over AIK Solna from Sweden staying with maximum 6 points for two victories.

Other results of Matchday 2 of the UEFA Europa League group stage:

Neftçi 1-3 Internazionale
Panathinaikos 1-1 Tottenham
Basel 2-2 Genk
Videoton 3-0 Sporting
Sparta Praha 3-1 Athletic
Lazio 1-0 Maribor
Rosenborg 0-1 Leverkusen
Hannover 2-1 Levante
Helsingborg 2-2 Twente
Mönchengladbach 2-4 Fenerbahçe
Club Brugge 2-0 Marítimo
Molde 2-0 Stuttgart
PSV 3-0 Napoli
Steaua 1-0 København
Académica 1-1 H. Tel-Aviv
Newcastle 3-0 Bordeaux

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Author: Kate Kozz

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