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

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Roundup of the fourth matchweek of group stage action in 2023-24 UEFA Europa Conference League. 

Aston Villa entered this matchweek alongside several clubs looking to edge closer towards a knockout qualification spot.

Aberdeen meanwhile had remote chances of prolonging their European adventures as they headed to PAOK Salonika.

Now here is a full roundup of all the action across Groups A to H.


Group A

Lille remain top of Group A following their 1-1 draw away at second-placed Slovan Bratislava, in which Adilson Gomes’ 53rd minute opening goal was cancelled out by Aleksandar Cavric’s equalising goal.

Late goals from David Sualehe and Mustafa Nukic saw Olimpija Ljubljana beat Ki 2-0 at home for their first win in the group.


Group B

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Gift Orban’s hat-trick saw Gent prevail 3-2 away at Breidablik to stay top of Group B, despite Jason Daði Svanþorsson’s brace for the Icelandic hosts.

Derrick Luckassen’s seventh-minute opening goal and Dor Peretz’s brace saw Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Zorya Luhansk to move up to second in the group.


Group C

Tomas Chory’s 35th minute penalty saw Viktoria Plzen remain unbeaten in Group C and secure qualification with a 1-0 home victory over Dinamo Zagreb.

Astana held Ballkani to a goalless draw at home as both teams sit second and third in the group respectively.


Group D

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Second half goals from Igor Thiago and Hans Vanaken saw Club Brugge beat Lugano to stay top of Group D.

Faris Moumbagna’s brace saw Bodø/Glimt beat Besiktas 2-1 away in Istanbul, Turkey, to stay second despite Tayfur Bingöl’s 64th minute consolatory goal for the Turkish hosts.


Group E

First half goals from Rafal Augustyniak and Josue Pesqueira saw Legia Warsaw defeat Zrinjski Mostar 2-0 at home to stay top of Group E.

Ollie Watkins struck a 81st minute winner as Aston Villa fought back to beat AZ Alkmaar 2-1 at home, after Diego Carlos cancelled out Vangelis Pavlidis’ 52nd minute opening goal.


Group F

M’Bala Nzoloa’s eighth minute penalty saw Group F leaders, Fiorentina beat Cukaricki 1-0 in Leskovac.

Ferencvaros remain second in the group ahead of Genk after the pair played out a 1-1 draw in Budapest, with Aleksandar Pesic’s opening goal for the hosts cancelled out by Daniel Munoz.


Group G

Jamie McGrath’s 70th minute goal saw Aberdeen snatch a 2-2 draw away to Group G leaders, PAOK Salonika, who had fought back through Taison and Mbwana Samatta after Duk had put the Dons ahead.

Fares Chaibi’s 31st minute winner saw Eintracht Frankfurt snatch an away win at HJK Helsinki.


Group H

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Group H leaders, Fenerbahce suffered a 2-0 loss away to third-placed Ludogorets Razgrad as Jakub Piotrwski and Rwan Cruz netted for the hosts.

Second-placed Nordsjælland were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Spartak Trnava in which Marcus Ingvartsen’s penalty was cancelled out by Michal Duris’ second-half equaliser.

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