2023-24 UEFA Europa Conference League: Group Stage – Matchweek Two Roundup

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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.


Group A

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.


Group B

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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.


Group C

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.


Group D

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.


Group E

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.


Group F

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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.


Group G

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.


Group H

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.

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