Roma and Bayer Leverkusen fulfilled the forecast in their appearance in the group stage of the Europa League, but not Real Betis or Villarreal, who surprisingly lost, while Ajax and Marseille won the game of the day with a spectacular 3-3 draw in Amsterdam.
Bayer Leverkusen defeated Häcken 4-0 at home in the most dominant duel at the start of the group stage of the second most important football tournament on the Old Continent.
Roma, led by José Mourinho, suffered too much in their visit to Moldova and came from behind to beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-1. It is worth noting that “Loba” is the current runner-up in the competition.
The one who had a reality check was Villarreal of Spain, favorites to beat Panathinaikos; However, the Greek team won confidently 2-0 against the “Submarino”.
Another team that didn’t fare well was Real Betis, with Mexican Andrés Guardado on the bench in Scotland’s 1-0 defeat to Rangers.
RESULTS DAY 1 OF THE EUROPA LEAGUE 2023-2024 GROUP STAGE
32 teams take part in this group phase, divided into eight groups of four teams each. The last two of each turn are eliminated.
- Rennes 3-0 Maccabi Haifa
- LASK 1-3 Liverpool
- Leverkusen 4-0 hedges
- Qarabag 1-0 Molde
- Servette 0-2 Slavia Praga
- Sheriff 1-2 Roma
- Panathinaikos 2-0 Villarreal
- Union Saint Gilloise 1-1 Toulouse
- Atalanta 2-0 Rakow Czestochowa
- Storm 1-2 Sporting Lisboa
- Ajax 3-3 Marseille
- Rangers 1-0 Real Betis
- Olympiacos 2-3 Freiburg
- Brighton 2-3 AEK Athens
- Sparta Prague 3:2 Aris Limassol
- West Ham 3:1 TSC