Roundup of the Europa League fixtures held on October 18, 2017.
Crvena Zvezda 0-1 Arsenal
Defender Milan Rodic was sent off for Crvena Zvezda on 80 minutes for a second bookable offence.
Frenchman Olivier Giroud scored a stunning overhead kick into the top corner five minutes on 85 minutes to earn victory for Arsenal – a moment of magic in an otherwise drab affair.
Everton 1-2 Lyon
Nabil Fekir opened the scoring for Lyon on 6 minutes after he converted from the penalty spot.
Ashley Williams scored on 69 minutes to level the scores but Lyon replied six minutes later through Bertrand Traoré on 75 minutes, which would prove to be the match-winning goal.
Astana 4-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Patrick Twumasi opened the scoring for the Kazakh hosts on 33 minutes, before adding his and his side’s second of the game nine minutes later on 42 minutes.
Early in the second half Junior Kabananga made it three to the home side with his finish on 47 minutes, before just five minutes later on 52 minutes slotting home a fourth.
BATE Borisov 1-0 FC Köln
Midfielder Alexei Rios scored the only goal of the game for the home side on 55 minutes, earning his side a home win.
Hapoel Be’er Sheva 1-2 Steaua Bucuresti
Steaua opened the scoring on 70 minutes with a goal from striker Harlem-Eddy Gnohéré, assisted by Filipe Teixeira.
Gnohéré quickly added his second of the game with a goal on 75 minutes.
Hapoel Be’er Sheva netted a late consolation goal through Isaac Cuenca on 87 minutes.
Konyaspor 0-2 Salzburg
Striker Fredrik Gulbrandsen quickly put Salzburg ahead with a goal on 5 minutes.
The Austrian side added their second of the game on 80 minutes through Israeli striker Munas Dabbur.
Lugano 3-2 Viktoria Plzen
In a game where all the action came in the second half, home side Lugano broke the deadlock through midfielder Mattia Bottani on 63 minutes.
Brazilian striker Carlinhos quickly doubled his side’s advantage with a goal on 69 minutes, before Michal Krmencik pulled on back for Plzen on 76 minutes.
Alexander Gerndt looked to have sealed the points for Lugano with his goal on 88 minutes, and ultimately proved to have, but a goal on 90 minutes by Marek Bakos made it a nervy final few moments.
Nice 1-3 Lazio
Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for Nice on 4 minutes, after being set up by Wesley Sneijder.
The home side’s lead didn’t last long however, as just a minute later on 5 minutes, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic set up Felipe Caicedo to score the equaliser.
That same pairing combined again on 65 minutes, but Caicedo turned provider as Milinkovic-Savic found the net.
The young Serbian then scored his second of the game on 89 minutes to secure the win for his side.
Marseille 2-1 Vitoria Guimaraes
Rafael Martins put the visitors ahead on 17 minutes, but it was quickly cancelled out by a Lucas Ocampos goal on 28 minutes.
Ocampos then set up Maxime Lopez to net what would prove to be the winning goal on 76 minutes.
Vardar 0-6 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad found no difficulty in brushing aside Macedonian side Vardar, and were ahead on 12 minutes when Mikel Oyarzabal found the net.
Willian José then scored two goals in eight minutes, the first on 34 minutes and the second on 42 minutes, to put the Spanish visitors in a commanding position.
Willian José completed his hat-trick on 55 minutes, before four minutes later on 59 minutes adding his fourth and his side’s fifth.
Alberto De La Bella completed his side’s scoring with a sixth goal on 90 minutes.
Zenit 3-1 Rosenborg
Argentine midfielder Emiliano Rigoni opened the scoring for Zenit inside 1 minute, before adding his second of the game on 68 minutes.
Rigoni completed his hat-trick seven minutes later on 75 minutes.
Pal André Helland scored a late consolation for Rosenborg on 88 minutes.
Zorya Luhansk 2-1 Hertha Berlin
Zorya took the lead on 42 minutes with a goal from Brazilian midfielder Silas.
Young German attacker Davie Selke got Hertha back into the match with an equalising goal on 56 minutes, but Oleksandr Svatok’s goal on 79 minute would prove to be a winner for the home side.
Zulte-Waregem 1-1 Vitesse
Zulte-Waregem took the lead against their Dutch opponents when Georgian defender Guram Kashia put through his own net on 23 minutes.
Thomas Bruns equalised for the visitors four minutes later on 27 minutes, with the match ending as a draw.
Östersunds 2-2 Athletic Bilbao
In a back-and-forth match, Bilbao took the lead through Aritz Aduriz’s goal on 14 minutes.
The Swedish side responded with a goal from Alhaji Gero on 52 minutes to level the scores, before a goal on 64 minutes by Englishman Curtis Edwards put them ahead.
Bilbao equalised on 89 minutes courtesy of an Iñaki Williams goal.
It was an incredible achievement for the Swedish team, who as recently as 2011 were in the Swedish fourth division.
Atalanta 3-1 Apollon
Slovenian striker Josip Ilicic opened the scoring for the Italian hosts on 12 minutes, before Apollon midfielder André Schembri equalised on 59 minutes.
The Italians then took the lead for the second time shortly after through Andrea Petagna’s goal on 64 minutes.
Two minutes later the home side scored their third when Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler found the net on 66 minutes.
Austria Wien 1-3 Rijeka
Mario Gavranovic broke the deadlock for Rijeka with a goal on 21 minutes, before adding a second ten minutes later on 31 minutes.
Late in the game, Kevin Friesenbichler pulled on back for Austria Wien on 90 minutes, looking to make it a nervy finish.
That was until midfielder Zoran Kvrzic scored a third for Rijeka on 90+2 minutes to secure the away win for the Croatians.
Dynamo Kyiv 2-2 Young Boys
Roger Assalé struck first for Young Boys on 17 minutes in a back-and-forth game in Ukraine.
Dynamo Kyiv equalised through former Norwich striker Dieumerci Mbokani on 34 minutes, before Ivorian striker Assalé reinstated the visitors’ lead five minutes later with a strike on 39 minutes.
Shortly after halftime Dynamo Kyiv equalised again, this time courtesy of Mykola Moroziuk’s goal on 49 minutes.
Midfielder Sekou Sanogo was sent off for Young Boys for a second bookable offence on 82 minutes, though Dynamo Kyiv failed to capitalise on their numeric advantage
Hoffenheim 3-1 Basaksehir
Benjamin Hübner opened the scoring for Hoffenheim with a goal on 52 minutes, before young midfielder Nadiem Amiri doubled their advantage on 59 minutes.
Nico Schulz scored a third for Hoffenheim on 75 minutes to secure victory.
Basaksehir did score a late consolation goal on 90+3 minutes through Stefano Napoleoni but it did little to affect the outcome of the match.
AC Milan 0-0 AEK Athens
AC Milan failed to make their chances count against a busy but resilient Greek defence.
The Italian side managed a total of 22 shots in the game, compared to AEK Athens’ seven, with eight hitting the target.
Nevertheless, and despite having 60% possession, each team walked away from the San Siro with a group stage point.
Sheriff Tiraspol 1-1 Lokomotiv Moscow
Midfielder Anton Miranchuk put the away side ahead on 17 minutes, following an assist from Jefferson Farfan.
Ziguy Badibanga equalised for the home side on 31 minutes, and the match finished all square in Moldova.
Skënderbeu 0-0 Partizan Belgrade
In a game lacking quality for the large part, neither side caused too much trouble for one another and shared a point apiece.
Both sides managed a total of nine shots each in the match, with Partizan Belgrade hitting five on target. Their Albanian hosts failed to register a shot on target in the game.
Braga 0-2 Ludogorets
Cosmin Moti put Ludogorets ahead on 25 minutes following an assist by Wanderson.
The Bulgarian side doubled their advantage on 56 minutes when Braga’s Raúl Silva put the ball into his own net.
Villarreal 2-2 Slavia Prague
Slavia Prague raced into a commanding lead in a game where all the action came about in the first half.
Midfielder Tomas Necid breaking the deadlock with a goal on 17 minutes, before veteran Portuguese midfielder Danny doubled the visitors’ advantage on 30 minutes.
Manuel Trigueros pulled one back for Villarreal on 41 minutes, before three minutes later a goal from Carlos Bacca equalised the scores.
Zlin 1-1 Copenhagen
The goals came early in the Czech Republic, with Senegalese striker Dame Diop opening the scoring for Zlin on 11 minutes.
Peter Ankersen equalised for Copenhagen on 19 minutes, and the two teams played out a draw.
The only other moment of note was the match being temporarily suspended when a thick fog rolled in and made visibility almost impossible for a time.