Harry Kane came off the bench to score the first hat-trick in UEFA Europa Conference League history, his hat-trick in 20 minutes capping a 5-1 victory over Slovenian Mura.
Roma also enjoyed a comfortable evening, with a 3-0 win at Zorya Luhansk making them the top scorer in the group stage so far with eight goals, while Feyenoord had to work hard for her three points against Slavia Praha.
UEFA.com recaps Thursday night’s action.
Zorya Louhansk 0-3 Rome
José Mourinho’s side had a comfortable evening in Ukraine, two goals in the space of three minutes from England’s Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham who sealed the victory. Stephan El Shaarawy had them in front in ten minutes, but it wasn’t until the second half that Smalling and Abraham’s efforts ended the game.
José Mourinho, Roma coach: “The result is what I liked the most tonight, and the result is what matters most. We won, and it’s important to be on six points, one step closer to qualifying. We were able to rest some players and we didn’t pick up injuries: all positive. It’s always important to win, and we want to transfer that to the league. “
10/21: Bodø / Glimt against Rome, CSKA-Sofia against Zorya
Feyenoord 2-1 Slavia Prague
The hosts wowed the Czech champions in the first half, Orkun Kökçü finding the target with a low left-footed shot before Tyrell Malacia gave Bryan Linssen the lead at the far post. However, Slavia rethought the break and scared their hosts with Tomáš Holeš receiving a free kick from a nice header to get them back into the game.
Key statistic: Feyenoord have won all four of their home matches in UEFA competition this season, scoring 13 goals in the process. As former European Cup and UEFA Cup winners, they could complete a unique treble in club competition by winning this trophy.
10/21: Feyenoord vs Union Berlin, M. Haifa vs Slavia Praha
Tottenham 5-1 Mura
As a 59th minute substitute, Harry Kane registered in the 68th, 76th and 87th minutes as Mura took off at Tottenham. Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso struck in the first ten minutes before a rocket from Žiga Kous raised the specter of a shock return. However, Kane confirmed the three points for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.
Key statistic: Kane is the first player to score a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League.
10/21: Vitesse vs Tottenham, Mura vs Rennes
The best of the rest
- Brothers Riku and Roope Riski both scored as HJK Helsinki won 4-2 away against Armenian champions Alashkert, Roope providing the assist for his older brother’s arrival.
- The only newcomers to win on Matchday 1, Bodø / Glimt remain unbeaten after a 0-0 draw against CSKA-Sofia. They welcome Roma on the third day.
- Copenhagen’s Jonas Wind is tied with Kane for the top of the UEFA Europa Conference League scoring charts after bringing his personal tally to three for the season with a penalty against Lincoln Red Imps.
All the results of the 2nd day
group A: Alashkert 2-4 HJK, LASK 1-1 M. Tel Aviv
Group B: Partizan 2-0 Flora, Ghent 2-0 Anorthose
Group C: CSKA-Sofia 0-0 Bodø / Glimt, Zorya Luhansk 0-3 Rome
Group D: CFR Cluj 1-1 Randers, AZ Alkmaar 1-0 Jablonec
Group E: Union Berlin 3-0 M. Haifa, Feyenoord 2-1 Slavia Praha
Group F: PAOK 1-1 Slovan Bratislava, Copenhagen 3-1 Lincoln Red Imps
Group G: Vitesse 1-2 Rennes, Tottenham 5-1 Mura
Group H: Omonoia 1-4 Qarabağ, Basel 4-2 Kairat
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