- Group A: Xherdan Shaqiri turns the game in Prague with Olympique Lyon and celebrates a 4-3 away win against Sparta.
- Group G: Leverkusen with coach Gerardo Seoane draws 1-1 against Betis Sevilla away from home.
- Group D: Djibril Sow collects an assist in Frankfurt’s 3-1 win over Piraeus, Michael Frey (Royal Antwerp) scores 2-2 at Fenerbahce.
- Group E: Lazio and Marseille split goalless.
Group A: Shaqiri turns game with Lyon
Despite a double lead there was Sparta Prague the home game against Olympic lyon still out of hand and was defeated by the French 3:4. After 2 early goals against (4th / 19th) Lyons double scorer Karl Toko-Ekambi initiated the turning point shortly before the break with the connecting goal. When equalizing (53rd), Xherdan Shaqiri also had his feet in the game: His cross led to the 2-2. Shortly afterwards (67th), Lyon turned the game around for good. Despite a yellow-red card (74th), the French managed to score a fourth goal through Toko-Ekambi (88th), so that the third Czech goal in stoppage time was without consequence.
Group G: Leverkusen with a happy draw
At almost 30 degrees neither could Betis Sevilla still Bayer Leverkusen disconcerted by the high temperatures and set a high pace. The guest got off to a better start with coach Gerardo Seoane, but then slacked off more and more. It was fifteen minutes before the end of the game before the first goal was scored: after VAR consultation, the referee punished Bayer defender Jeremie Frimpong for a handball. Borja Iglesias caught Lukas Hradecky in the middle. Robert Andrich (82nd) marked the late one against the course of the game with an unlucky deflector for goalie Claudio Bravo in the goal of the Andalusians 1:1-Compensation.
Group D: Sow wins with Frankfurt, Frey scores point
The Belgians started at Fenerbahce Istanbul ideal. With a pass into the depths, Michael Frey led the early lead (2nd) for Royal Antwerp a. The Turks did not have to wait long for an answer: After a corner kick (20th), Enner dusted Valencia and, after equalizing, marked the 2-1 lead with a penalty before the break. Before that, Valencia had sinned with an unsuccessful Panenka attempt – also from 11 meters. This nonchalance took revenge after a good hour (62nd), when Pieter Gerkens with the 2:2 also achieved the later final score.
In the other game the group celebrated Eintracht Frankfurt a 3:1-Home victory over Olympiakos Piraäus. Rafael Borré gave the Hessians the lead in the 26th minute with a penalty, which Youssef El-Arabi equalized for the guests only 4 minutes later – also from the point. In the renewed lead for the hosts in stoppage time of the first half, the Swiss Djibril Sow shone with the template. Daichi Kamada made the well-deserved home win with the 3-1 after an hour early on.
Group E: No winner between Lazio and Marseille
In a low-chance game in the Italian capital they parted ways Lazio Rom and Olympic marseille goalless. At the 0:0 In the Olimpico, the hosts missed twice the lead after a little more than 30 minutes, before Cengiz Ünder on the other side with a dangerous finish to goalie Pau Lopez before the break. After the break, Ciro Immobile had the best chance (69th) of the lucky punch, but failed “droite au but”.
The other Swiss
- Gregory Wüthrich La Liga leaders San Sebastian had to admit defeat 0: 1 with Sturm Graz. A goalie mistake in the 68th minute cost the Styrians a point at home.
- Bastien Toma at Genk (0: 3 against West Ham) and Yvon Mvogo at Eindhoven (1: 2 against Monaco) were not used.