Bukayo Saka scored, to aid Arsenal to continue their unbeaten start in the Europa League while Manchester United won in the final minutes against Omonia Nicosia.
Arsenal continued their unbeaten start in this year’s Europa League as Bukayo Saka’s goal sealed a 1-0 victory at Bodo/Glimt in the meanwhile, Manchester United left it late to defeat Omonia Nicosia.
Saka scored halfway through the first quarter in Norway to earn the Gunners an unbeaten third win in three games from Group A.
“I’m really happy with the win against a team that has won the last 14 games here at home,” Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta spoke to BT Sport.
“We were expecting a really tough night here and we made a lot of changes again but I’m delighted to find a way to win.”
Arsenal has two points ahead of PSV Eindhoven, who thrashed FC Zurich 5-0. Bodo/Glimt are on four points after four games.
Scott McTominay spared United’s blushes by scoring in the 93rd minute of the 1-0 victory against Cypriots Omonia in Old Trafford.
Omonia Goalkeeper Francis Uzoho pulled off a string of superb saves to thwart a wasteful United after which the Scotland midfielder scored his goal in the final minutes of stoppage time.
“You need to be patient occasionally. Their goalkeeper was a different type, but we had enough opportunities and were able to score in the final,” McTominay told BT Sport.
“It’s a massive goal because we need to win the group.”
Erik ten Hag’s side remained three points in the gap to the Group E leaders Real Sociedad, who beat 10-man Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0 to record an unbeaten win for the fourth time in succession.
La Real is guaranteed to progress to the next round. They play United on the 3rd of November in a game that could decide which team will go straight into the final 16.
The eight runners-up from the group will be facing an opponent who is dropped to the Champions League, in a playoff round in February.
Betis lose the perfect record
Real Betis dropped their first points of the tournament following the draw at home against Roma In Group C. they failed to get a last-16 place.
Sergio Canales put Betis ahead in the 34th minute, however, Andrea Belotti equalized for Roma who is third in the table, just ahead of Ludogorets. The Bulgarians beat HJK Helsinki 2-0 in their home match in a 2-0 win over HJK Helsinki.
Freiburg scored a fourth consecutive win in Group G which piled further frustration on Nantes by securing a 4-0 victory at home to French Cup holders.
Fenerbahce along with Rennes both made sure they be promoted in Group A. Fenerbahce won 2-1 at AEK Larnaca, and Rennes beat Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 in Krakow.
Belgia’s Union Saint-Gilloise must wait to be sure they will be in the final 16 despite coming back from two goals behind in an exciting 3-3 draw against Braga.
Union Berlin revived their hopes in Group D after Robin Knoche’s penalty in the 89th minute was enough to give the surprise Bundesliga leader a 1-1 win over Malmo.
The four teams in Group F are tied with five points. Lazio was able to draw 2-2 at home with Sturm Graz while Feyenoord was defeated by the same score by Midtjylland.
Ferencvaros sit three points clear in Group H following their 2-1 win over Red Star Belgrade 2-1. Trabzonspor defeated Monaco by 4-0 to leapfrog Monaco to move above Ligue 1 side into second.
Villarreal was selected for the final 16 rounds of the Europa Conference League as winners of Group C. Senegalese midfielder Nicolas Jackson scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory in Austria Vienna.
West Ham advanced from Group B after a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht through goals from Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen.
The Hammers require just one point from their two final games to finish in the top place.
Istanbul Basaksehir and Djurgarden will also continue their European tour in the coming year.