Europa Conference League: Roma lay down marker, Spurs held in frustrating night – Futaa.com

UEFA’s inaugural third-tier competition, the Conference League, kicked off on Thursday night with a total of 14 games played across Europe. 

Two matches; Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs Aalshkert and Maccabi Haifa vs Feyenoord were played on Tuesday night, bringing the total to 16. 

AS Roma were the biggest winners of the night as they sent a statement of intent, humbling CSKA-Sofia 5-1 with Lorenzo Pellegrini scoring a double.

Slavia Praha, Copenhagen, and Bodø/Glimt also caught the eye, winning with identical scores of 3-1. 

English side Tottenham struggled though as they settled for a 2-2 draw against Rennes, with their night made even more miserable as two of their players picked injuries ahead of a London derby on Sunday against Chelsea.

All the Matchday 1 results

  • Group A: Maccabi Tel-Aviv 4-1 Alashkert, HJK Helsinki 0-2 LASK
  • Group B: Flora Tallinn 0-1 Gent, Anorthosis Famagusta 0-2 Partizan
  • Group C: Roma 5-1 CSKA-Sofia, Bodø/Glimt 3-1 Zorya Luhansk
  • Group D: Jablonec 1-0 CFR Cluj, Randers 2-2 AZ Alkmaar
  • Group E: Maccabi Haifa 0-0 Feyenoord, Slavia Praha 3-1 Union Berlin
  • Group F: Slovan Bratislava 1-3 Copenhagen, Lincoln Red Imps 0-2 PAOK
  • Group G: Rennes 2-2 Tottenham, Mura 0-2 Vitesse
  • Group H: Kairat Almaty 0-0 Omonoia, Qarabağ 0-0 Basel
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