Arsenal wins mét audience, Bale helps Spurs, Bosz overwinters with Leverkusen


Top clubs Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan and Lille will also play Europa League football in 2021.

The Arsenal fans did not abide by the singing ban. For example, for minutes the returning mascot Gunnersaurus ('There's only one Gunnersaurus').

In the second half Rapid Wien made it 3-1, but the 20-year old substitute Emile Smith Rowe set the final score at 4-1. Arsenal is therefore sure of first place in the group with Molde, Wien and Dundalk.

Bale and Son

Aartsrival Tottenham, after a 3-3 draw at LASK Linz, cannot be traced by the Austrians in group J. AC Milan and Lille fought their way to great comeback victories in group H against Celtic (4-2) and Sparta Prague (2-1) respectively.

Tottenham seemed with a well-deserved backlog, LASK created good opportunities, to rest. But in the injury time of the first half, Gareth Bale cleaned away Peter Michorl's opening goal from the penalty spot: 1-1.

LASK shows resilience

Look below at the positions in group J, group B and group C:

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Also Tottenham's teammate Antwerp is already sure of wintering in the Europa League. The Belgians were 3-1 too strong for the Bulgarian Loedogorets.

Bosz is through

Nice came back twice in the match (1-1, 2-2), but after the 2-3 of the Austrian Julian Baumgartlinger the French formation had no answer anymore. With Slavia Prague (12 points) Leverkusen (also 12 points) competes next week for first place in the group.

Comebacks Milan and Lille

Milan looked home without the still injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic after a quarter of an hour of play against a 0-2 deficit. Tom Rogic and Odsonne Edouard scored for Celtic. Halfway through, however, it was 2-2, thanks to hits by Hakan Calhanoglu and Samu Castillejo.

After halftime Jens Petter Hauge and substitute Brahim Díaz AC Milan delivered the three points, which thanks to the result at Lille-Sparta Prague were enough for a ticket to the knockout phase of the Europa League.

Also Lille, with Sven Botman in the base, fought his way out of beaten position to victory. Sparta Prague was 0-1 twenty minutes ahead of time via Ladislav Krejci, but a double by Burak Yilmaz meant a 2-1 final position in northern France.

 

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