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

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Roundup of the third matchweek of Group Stage action in 2023-24 UEFA Europa League. 

Liverpool and West Ham entered this round looking to move closer towards qualification for the knockout stages, whilst Brighton and Rangers looked to ignite their pushes for qualification.

Now, here is a roundup of all the action across Groups A-H.


Group A

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West Ham’s unbeaten run in all UEFA competitions came to an end with a 2-1 loss to Olympiacos despite Lucas Paqueta’s consolatory goal, as the Hammers stayed top despite Kostas Fortounis and Angelo Ogbonna’s own-goal handing the Greeks a home win.

Vincenzo Grifo’s second-half hat-trick saw SC Freiburg come from behind to beat TSC 3-1 in Backa Topola.


Group B

Second half penalties from Amine Harit and Jordan Veretout saw Marseille move top of Group B with a 3-1 home win over AEK Athens, after Vitinha’s opening goal had been cancelled out by Orbelin Pineda.

Brighton moved up to second after Joao Pedro and Ansu Fati struck in a 2-0 home win over Ajax, which marked the Seagulls’ first-ever win in Europe.


Group C

Ayoze Perez’s 75th minute winner saw Real Betis beat Aris Limassol to move top of Group C.

Sparta Prague and Rangers sit second and third after contesting a goalless draw at Stadion Letna.


Group D

Luis Muriel’s brace kept Atalanta top of Group D with a 2-2 draw at Sturm Graz, who initially led through Alexander Prass before Szymon Wlodarczyk’s penalty rescued the hosts a point.

Fabian Piasecki rescued Rakow Czestochowa a 1-1 draw at home to second-placed Porto, after the Portuguese had led through Sebastian Coates’ 14th minute goal.


Group E

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Wataru Endo, Darwin Nunez, Ryan Gravenberch and Mohamed Salah fired Group E leaders, Liverpool to a 5-1 win over Toulouse at Anfield, after Diogo Jota’s early opening goal had been cancelled out by Thijs Dallinga.

Union Saint-Gilloise moved up to second with a comeback 2-1 win at home to LASK, courtsey of late goals from Cameron Puertas and Christian Burgess after Moses Usor had put the Austrian visitors ahead at half-time.


Group F

Amine Gouiri and Arnaud Kalimuendo fired Group F leaders, Rennes to a 2-1 win away to Panathinaikos, despite Fotis Ioannidis netting a 61st minute penalty for the Greek hosts.

Maccabi Haifa’s clash against Villarreal was postponed due to Israel-Hamas war and has been rescheduled for 6 December.


Group G

First half goals from Edoardo Bove and Romelu Lukaku saw AS Roma beat Slavia Prague 2-0 to stay top of Group G.

David Ankeye’s 80th minute equaliser rescued Sheriff Tiraspol a 1-1 draw at home to Servette, who had led through Enzo Crivelli just before half-time.


Group H

Alejandro Grimaldo struck twice as Bayer Leverkusen thrashed Qarabag 5-1 at home to stay top of Group H, with Florian Wirtz, Victor Boniface and Edmond Tapsoba also netting for the Bundesliga club.

Magnus Eikrem struck twice as Molder hammered BK Hacken 5-1 in a Nordic derby, with Fredrik Gulbrandsen, Emil Breivik and Martin Bjørnbak also on the scoresheet for the hosts.

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