Europa League: Viola Take Control, Everton Rescue Point In Krasnodar

 

Fiorentina took control of UEFA Europa League Group K with a 3-0 away win at Dinamo Minsk.

La Viola, who had beaten French side Guingamp on the Matchday One went ahead through Alberto Aquilani in the 33rd minute and second-half goals from Josip Ilicic in the 61st minute and Federico Bernardeschi in the 67th minute secured a comfortable victory.

Guingamp beat PAOK Salonika 2-0 at home with two goals in three minutes at the start of the second half from Sylvain Marveaux.

Legia Warsaw maintained their 100 per cent start to Group L with a battling 1-0 away win at Trabzonspor, secured through a first-half goal from Michal Kucharczyk in the 17th minute.

The other match saw Lokeren defeat Metalist Kharkiv 1-0, Nill De Pauw getting the winner in the 74th minute.

In Group G, it needed a stoppage-time equaliser from substitute Stephane Mbia to earn Europa League holders Sevilla a 2-2 draw at Rijeka. Iago Aspas put the Spaniards ahead in the 26th minute, but they were down to ten men five minutes into the second half when Timothee Kolodziejczak was shown a straight red for a foul on Andrej Kramaric, who converted the resulting penalty.

Zoran Kvrzic looked to have won it for the Croatians in the 66th minute, only for Mbia to sweep in an equaliser during added time.

In Rotterdam, Elvis Manu hit a late winner as Feyenoord beat Standard Liege 2-1 in Rotterdam. Defender Sven Van Beek headed the hosts in front at the start of the second half, only for Jonathan Viera to equalise in the 63rd minute before Manu snatched victory with three minutes left.

Napoli won 2-0 away at Slovan Bratislava to record a second straight win in Group I with goals from Marek Hamsik in the 35th minute and substitute Gonzalo Higuain in the 74th minute. Sparta Prague beat Young Boys 3-1 at home, helped by a brace from David Lafata, while Yury Zhirkov scored deep in stoppage time to give Dinamo Moscow a 1-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.

In Group J, Dynamo Kiev made it two successive European wins as they beat Steaua Bucharest 3-1 at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, while Danish champions AaB defeated Portuguese side Rio Ave 1-0 at home.

Both of the matches in Group H finished 1-1. Samuel Eto’o scored a late equaliser for Everton at Krasnodar, while Wolfsburg were held at home by Lille.

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Yewande was born with HbSS Sickle cell disease. She was a radiant girl who struggled with the disease. We originally managed her condition at a Lagos hospital but later transferred to a London hospital . Sadly we lost her at 10.30pm on Wednesday October 1st, 2014. Her remains will be buried according to Islamic rites. We wish to thank you for your prayers and support at this very trying time. May almighty Allah make our affairs easy.

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