Chelsea and Arsenal were in an early stage on Thursday for the second round of the Europa League. In the fourth match of the group, Blues & # 39; were beaten 0-1 by BATE Borisov, while Gunners & # 39; drew 0-0 at home against Sporting.
At Chelsea, Olivier Giroud crowned himself as the winner of the match by being the sole scorer of the game, which would otherwise be weak, in the 52nd minute.
Chelsea have won twelve straight victories in twelve points and can no longer finish third in Group L.
New coach Maurizio Sarri's team now have six points clear of Vidi (six points) and nine points at PAOK Saloniki and BATE Borisov (both with three points).
Vidi won on Thursday with a 1-0 score of PAOK Saloniki thanks to a goal from Georgi Milanov in the 52nd minute.
Arsenal-Sporting opportunities are scarce
At Arsenal-Sporting Lisbon, chances were slim and so it was not surprising that after 90 minutes, the glasses were still on the scoreboard.
Sporting ended the game with one less man after a red card for Jérémy Mathieu shortly before time, because of the collapse of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
At Sporting, Bas Dost only participated in the last twenty minutes. The striker made his comeback last weekend after a long injury.
Sporting are likely to name Marcel Keizer as the new coach sometime. He had his contract rescinded on Thursday with Al-Jazeera.
Welbeck possibly broken leg
Arsenal had just enough of the draw to secure a ticket for the knockout phase of the second European Cup tournament.
Manager Unai Emery leads the group E with ten points, followed by Sporting Lisbon (seven points), Vorskla and Qarabag FK (both points).
Qarabag won on Thursday at Vorskla with 0-1 thanks to a penalty used by Araz Abdullayev in the thirteenth minute.
Arsenal took a bitter pill against Sporting. Danny Welbeck fell after half an hour and fears that he has broken his leg.
In group G you can still go in all directions
In addition to Chelsea and Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen and FC Zürich also reached the second round. The Germans won 2-1 with the Swiss in a direct fight in their own field.
Bayer Leverkusen could not find a hole in the tight defense of FC Zürich for a long time, but Tin Jedvaj fired the ball with a goal in the 61st minute.
The defeat had no effect on FC Zürich, as the other group A match between Ludogorets and AEK Larnaca ended with a 0-0 draw.
Bayer Leverkusen lead the standings with nine points, followed by FC Zürich (also with nine points), Ludogorets and AEK Larnaca (both with two points).
There are no decisions in other groups
In group B, group C, group F, group G and group K, everything is still open and decisions only fall in the last two rounds (29 November and 13 December).
In group B, Celtic (2-1 against RB Leipzig) and Red Bull Salzburg (2-5 against Rosenborg BK of coach Rini Coolen) won.
In Group C there were equal games at Girondins Bordeaux-Zenit St. Petersburg (1-1) and Slavia Prague FC Copenhagen (0-0) and Group F Olympiakos won 5-1 against Dudelange and there was a draw at Real Betis-AC Milan (1-1).
In Group G, Spartak defeated Moscow 4-3 against Rangers FC and drew 0-0 at Rapid Wien-Villarreal, while Group K defeated Dinamo Kiev (3-1 against Stade Rennes) and FC Astana (2-1). against Jablonec).
See the results, the program and the classification in the Europa League