EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Lorenzo Insigne’s first-time ROCKET inspires Napoli win against Legia Warsaw while Lyon battle to a 4-3 win over Sparta Prague from two goals down
- Napoli secured crucial win over Legia Warsaw in Europa League with 3-0 victory
- Victor Osimhen was at it again with his ninth in ten games for the Naples side
- Lorenzo Insigne had earlier put them ahead with a world class strike
- Lyon produced a brilliant comeback to beat Sparta Prague 4-3 from 2-0 down
Napoli kept alive their hopes of advancing from Group C after Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano secured a 3-0 home win over Legia Warsaw.
Legia stayed top with six points from three games while Napoli and Leicester City, who enjoyed a rollercoaster 4-3 win at Spartak Moscow on Wednesday, have four each. Fourth-placed Spartak have three points.
Insigne fired Napoli ahead in the 75th minute with a superb first-time shot before in-form Osimhen netted his ninth goal of the season in all competitions and Politano sealed the win with a long-range strike.
Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring with a world class volley in Napoli’s 3-0 win over Legia
Victor Osimhen continued a hot scoring streak by adding a second – his ninth of the season
Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais maintained their perfect start in Group A as they overturned a two-goal deficit for a 4-3 win at Sparta Prague, who took a 2-0 lead thanks to a first-half brace from Lukas Haraslin.
Lyon hit back as Karl Toko Ekambi scored twice while Houssem Aouar and Lucas Paqueta added one each before Ladislav Krejci pulled one back in stoppage time.
Lyon stayed top on nine points ahead of Sparta on four and Rangers, who have three after beating Brondby 2-0 at home thanks to first-half goals from Leon Balgoun and Kemar Roofe.
Lyon produced an impressive comeback to beat Sparta Prague 4-3 from 2-0 down
Lukas Haraslin celebrates after adding a two goal cushion, but their lead would not last
In Group D, Eintracht Frankfurt leapt into pole position on seven points, one ahead of Olympiakos after a 3-1 home win over the Greek side.
Both teams are well-placed to progress as third-placed Fenerbahce have two points and Royal Antwerp one after their 2-2 draw.
Monaco went top of Group B on seven points from three games with a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven and Real Sociedad are two points behind after a 1-0 victory at Sturm Graz.