Europa League round-up: Two sent off as Spartak stun Napoli
Europa League round-up: Two sent off as Spartak Moscow stun Napoli in five-goal thriller, while Ibrahim Sangare scores and sees red in PSV romp
- PSV Eindhoven brushed aside hosts Sturm Graz 4-1 in the Europa League
- Karl Toko Ekambi struck twice as Lyon cruised to a 3-0 victory over Brondby
- Eintracht Frankfurt scored a stoppage-time penalty to beat Antwerp
Napoli made a dream start to their Europa League Group C clash against Spartak Moscow with when midfielder Eljif Elmas scored after 11 seconds, drilling the ball in from 12 metres after Spartak keeper Aleksandr Maksimenko spilled a cross into the midfielder’s path.
But that was as good as it got for the Italian league leaders after defender Mario Rui was shown a straight red card in the 30th minute for a studs-up challenge on Victor Moses, who engineered Spartak’s equaliser.
The Nigerian rounded his marker and squared the ball to Dutchman Quincy Promes, whose shot took a deflection off Kalidou Koulibaly into the bottom corner.
Napoli midfielder Eljif Elmas scored after 11 seconds against Spartak Moskva
Mario Rui was shown a red card in the 30th minute for a studs-up challenge on Victor Moses
Substitute Mikhail Ignatov turned the match on its head in the 80th minute when he side-footed home a sweet shot from the edge of the area to cap a flowing move by the visitors, who had Maximiliano Caufriez sent off a minute later.
Promes made it 3-1 with a tap-in from close range before Victor Osimhen pulled one back in stoppage time, too late to spare Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti his first defeat since taking over in May.
Napoli and Leicester now have one point each from two games in that group.
PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare scored the first goal in the 32nd minute at Sturm Graz
Ibrahim Sangare scored the first goal but was later sent off as PSV Eindhoven brushed aside hosts Sturm Graz 4-1.
The midfielder opened the scoring in the 32nd minute after Marco van Ginkel directed a corner into his path.
Eran Zahavi doubled the lead in 51st minute with a scuffed strike before Jon Stankovic headed in a free-kick to reduce the deficit.
Philipp Max restored their two-goal advantage with a fine strike in the 74th minute and Yorbe Vertessen sealed victory with the fourth four minutes later.
Lyon forward Karl Toko Ekambi celebrates scoring the first goal in the victory over Brondby
PSV ended the game with ten men when Sangare saw red in the 89th minute after collecting his second booking of the game.
Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad in Group B.
Karl Toko Ekambi struck twice as Lyon cruised to a 3-0 home victory over Brondby in Group A.
Olympiakos romped to a 3-0 win at Fenerbahce on the back of a Giorgos Masouras brace, and a stoppage-time penalty by substitute Goncalo Paciencia gave Eintracht Frankfurt a 1-0 win at Antwerp in Group D.
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