Manchester United did not show any nakedness, Arsenal FC showed their morale and earned a special praise from Frankfurt: The prestigious clubs of the English Premier League have moved into the second round of the Europa League as group winners Wolverhampton Wanderers as third English representative missed first place, however.
ManUnited beat AZ Alkmaar 4-0 (0-0) five days after gaining prestige in the derby against champions Manchester City and defeated Group L sovereignly as the leader. Noteworthy: Manchester conceded only two goals in the preliminary round, making it the best defensive Europa League. The Gunners had in the last group match at Standard Liege with a 2: 2 (0-0) content, but had due to the 4: 0- They did not have much to fear in the first leg. Sam Bastien (47) and Selim Amallah (69) allowed Liège to dream of moving into the knockout phase. But Alexandre Lacazette (78) and Bukayo Saka (81) prevented a renewed embarrassment of the British, in which the German legionaries Mesut Özil, Shkodran Mustafi and Bernd Leno were not used. From the comeback after a two-goal deficit profited Wolffhampton also beat Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 (0-0) against Besiktas. The man of the evening was Diogo Jota, who scored three goals within eleven minutes shortly after his break-in. The early exit prevented FC Porto by a 3-2 (3-2) against Feyenoord Rotterdam. As second in Porto's Group G Rangers moved to a 1-1 (1-0) against the Young Boys Bern in the next round ein.Er large jubilee prevailed at the Austrian first division club LASK Linz, which is characterized by a 3: 0 (2: 2). 0) against Sporting Lisbon past the Portuguese and was the winner of Group D.