Roundup of the second matchweek of group stage action in 2023-24 UEFA Europa Conference League.
After difficult away defeats in the opening matchweek, Aston Villa and Aberdeen looked to hit back in order to boost their qualification prospects in Groups E and G respectively.
Now, here is a full roundup of all the action across the second matchweek in the group stage of 2023-24 UEFA Europa Conference League.
Aleksandar Cavric’s 55th minute penalty winner sent Slovan Bratislava top of Group A with a 1-0 win away to Olimpija Ljubljana.
Lille slipped to second with a goalless draw away at Ki.
Tarik Tissoudali’s brace put Gent top of Group B with a 2-0 home win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Ihor Horbach netted a 35th minute winner to send Zorya Luhansk second with a 1-0 away win at Breidablik.
Jan Kopic netted a 57th minute winner for Group C leaders, Viktoria Plzen away to Astana in a 2-1 win, after Tomas Chory cancelled out the host’s opening goal from Marin Tomasov.
Almir Kryeziu and Walid Hamidi netted in a 2-0 home win for Ballkani over Dinamo Zagreb.
Late goals from Ignacio Aliseda, Shkelqim Vladi and Eric Bailly saw Lugano come from behind to beat Besiktas 3-2, after Vincent Aboubakar had put the Turkish hosts 2-0 up initially.
Hans Vanaken’s 20th minute winner saw Club Brugge edge past Bodø/Glimt in a tight contest.
Zrinjski Mostar remain top despite losing at Aston Villa who snatched a 94th minute victory through John McGinn’s header.
Vangelis Pavlidis’ 52nd minute tap-in winner proved enough for AZ Alkmaar to beat Legia Warsaw to go second, with all four teams locked on three points apiece after two matches.
Second half goals from Antonin Barak and Jonathan Ikone saw Fiorentina fight back to draw 2-2 at home to Group F leaders, Ferencvaros who had led through goals from Barnabas Varga and Ibrahim Cisse.
First half goals from Bryan Heynen and Joseph Paintsil saw Genk comfortably claim a 2-0 away win at Cukaricki.
Konstantinos Koulierakis struck a 92nd minute winner as PAOK beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 to stay top of Group G, after Andrija Zivkovic’s opening goal for the hosts was cancelled out by Omar Marmoush’s second half equaliser.
Bojan Miovski’s 79th minute equaliser saw Aberdeen snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Helsinki, who had led through Bojan Radulovic’s opening goal 20 minutes earlier.
Josh King’s brace ensured that Fenerbahce beat Spartak Trnava to stay top of Group H with a 2-1 away win, despite Kelvin Ofori’s 88th minute consolatory goal for the Slovak hosts.
Erik Nygren’s brace fired Nordsjælland to a ruthless 7-1 home win over Ludogorets Razgrad, during which Marcus Ingvartsen, Ibrahim Osman, Jeppe Tverskov and Christian Rasmussen also scored for the hosts, alongside a 68th minute own goal from Son.