Rennes snatches victory over Dynamo Kyiv, Nantes falls to Freiburg, Betis crashes Roma

After the 18.45 games, the Europa League returned at 21.00, notably with Stade Rennais hosting Dynamo Kyiv on day three of Group B. And in that encounter everything started perfectly for the French club. After excellent preliminary work by Amine Gouiri, it was Martin Terrier who scored the first goal with a magnificent shot from the left (23′). However, Bruno Genesio’s men dominated and were surprised a few minutes later after a defensive error and despite a good intervention by Mandanda. It was Tsygankov who, in two stages, connected the two teams. In the second half, the Rennais finally took the lead after a significant increase. After a poor Ukrainian comeback, the talented youngster turned on goal and didn’t tremble (2:1, 90th). With that success, Rennes remains second but is level on points with leaders Fenerbahçe.

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There was also another French club this Thursday evening: FC Nantes. The Canaries moved to the lawn of the current Bundesliga second Freiburg. As favourites, the Germans took advantage of their status and clinched the three points against a Nantes side who tried to thwart the predictions. Kyereh had opened the scoring (48′) before Grifo sealed victory for his team (72′). Antoine Koumbouaré’s team conceded their second defeat in this group and finished third. Because at the same time Olympiakos sank against Qarabag (0:3).

Arsenal saves, Betis counters

Arsenal met Bodo/Glimt on the other posters this Thursday evening. The Gunners continued their flawless run in this group thanks to goals from Nketiah, Holding and Vieira winning 3-0. Mikel Arteta’s men are already leading by 6 points (and a game down). In the Rennes group, Fenerbahçe beat Larnaca (2-0). Former Marseillais Michy Batshuayi has found the net again and confirms his current form.

Finally, in Group C, Roma were defeated by Nabil Fekir’s Real Betis. The Frenchman left his partner just before half an hour due to injury. After that, the Romans thought that with Dybala’s opening goal from the penalty spot, they had done the difficult part. But it was without counting on Rodriguez’s equalizer that allowed the Spaniards not to doubt too much. And at the very end of the game, Luiz Henrique offered three valuable points to his team, which remains leaders. José Mourinho’s formation remains third and in great danger.

The results at 9 p.m

  • arsenal 3-0 Bodo/Glimt (Nketiah, Holding, Vieira)
  • Roma 1-2 Betis (Dybala / Rodriguez, Luiz Henrique)
  • Braga 1-2 Union Saint Gilloise (Ruiz/Nilsson, Sykes)
  • Fenerbahçe 1-0 Larnaca (Batsuhuayi)
  • Friborg 2-0 Nantes (Kyereh, Grifo)
  • Midtyjlland 2-2 Feyenoord (Isaksen, Juninho/ Szymanski, Kokcu)
  • Olympiacos 0-3 Qarabag (Owusu, Vesovic, Sheydayev)
  • reindeer 2-1 Dynamo Kyiv (terrier, gifted/ Tsygankov)

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