Europa League wrap: Saints rise, Red Devils fall, Roma rampant

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One Premier League team stayed on pace to advance to the Europa League knockout rounds, while another dropped into third place on Thursday.

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Austria Wien 2-4 Roma

The hosts scored the first and last goals of the match, but Edin Dzeko scored to level the score within the first five minutes and added another in the 65th minute. Daniele De Rossi and Radja Nainggolan also scored as Roma moved atop Group E.

Fenerbahce 2-1 Manchester United RECAP

There wasn’t much to like about Manchester United’s match, going down in the first minute and then struggling with the loss of Paul Pogba to injury. Moussa Sow scored a slick bicycle kick for Fener, and Jeremain Lens made it 2-0 via a free kick before Wayne Rooney belted a terrific long shot home in the 87th minute.

United is now third in Group A with two matches to play: home to Feyenoord on Nov. 24 and at Zorya Luhansk on Dec. 8.

Southampton – Inter MilanRECAP

Two goals in six minutes, one from Virgil Van Dijk and the other an own goal, saw Saints rise from an early deficit to pick up a historic win at St. Mary’s Stadium. Inter opened up through Mauro Icardi at a time where Southampton looked most likely to score.

Athletic Bilbao 5-3 Genk

Aritz Aduriz’s five-goal haul included a hat trick on penalties alone, as the La Liga side never tailed in a high-scoring match. Athletic is now first in Group F, just a point ahead of last place Sassuolo.

Elsewhere
Astana 1-1 Olympiacos
Zenit St. Petersburg 2-1 Dundalk
Apoel Nicosia 1-0 Young Boys
Anderlecht 6-1 Mainz
Sassuolo 2-2 Rapid Wien
Maccabi Tel-Aviv 0-0 AZ Alkmaar
Astra Giurgiu 1-1 Viktoria Plzen
Zorya Luhansk 1-1 Feyenoord
Gabala 1-2 St. Etienne
Schalke 2-0 Krasnodar
Fiorentina 3-0 Liberec
Villarreal 1-2 Osmanlispor
PAOK 0-1 Qarabag
Gent 3-5 Shakhtar Donetsk
Nice 0-2 Red Bull Salzburg
Sparta Prague 2-0 Hapoel Be’er Sheva
Zurich 0-0 Steaua Bucuresti
Panathinaikos 0-3 Standard Liege
Sporting Braga 3-1 Konyaspor
Ajax 3-2 Celta Vigo