Europa League: Arsenal cruise to 3-0 win over BodoGlimt

Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah (front) vies for the ball with Bodo’s Gaute Hoberg Vetti during the Europa League match yesterday. (AP pic)

Arsenal on Thursday earned a second a straight win by beating Norwegian team Bodø/Glimt 3-0 at home after a dominant start that saw Eddie Nketiah and Rob Holding score in the opening half hour in the Europa League. 

Substitute Gabriel Jesus then set up the third by dancing his way through defenders along the byline before feeding Fabio Vieira for a simple finish in the 85th.  

Arsenal’s previous game against PSV Eindhoven was postponed in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II but the London team still tops Group A with six points.  

Eindhoven is second after winning 5-1 at Zurich. 

Elsewhere 

FIREWORKS IN BERLIN 

The game between Union Berlin and Swedish team Malmo was halted for about 30 minutes in the second half after Berlin fans set off multiple fireworks that landed on the field. Berlin won 1-0 despite having a player sent off just before the halftime break, with Sheraldo Becker scoring the winner in the 68th.  

Roma’s inconsistent performances continued after Jose Mourinho’s team let a lead slip and lost 2-1 at home against Real Betis. Luiz Henrique scored the winner in the 85th minute for the Spanish team and Roma had forward Nicolo Zaniolo sent off in injury time. It was Roma’s second loss of the campaign, with the team sitting in sixth place in Serie A.  

Lazio was held 0-0 by Sturm Graz of Austria in Group F, while Monaco and Red Star Belgrade won games in Group H. 

EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE 

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West Ham secured a third straight win in its group as the English team beat Anderlecht 1-0 in a match between teams who met in the 1976 final of the now-defunct Cup Winners’ Cup.  

Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca scored the winner in the 79th. 

AZ Alkmaar and Villarreal are the only other teams to maintain a perfect record. Villarreal routed Austria Vienna 5-0 after a hat trick by substitute Jose Luis Morales while Alkmaar needed a late winner from Jesper Karlsson to beat Apollon Limasol 3-2. 

 

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