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 win over Slovenian Mura.
Roma also enjoyed a comfortable night, a 3-0 victory at Zorya Luhansk making them the top scorers of the group stage so far with eight goals, while Feyenoord had to work hard for their three points against Slavia Prague.
UEFA.com summarizes Thursday night’s action.
Zorya Lugansk 0-3 Roma
José Mourinho’s side had a good night in Ukraine, with two goals within three minutes from England’s Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham sealing victory. Stephan El Shaarawy had them ahead in ten minutes, but it took until the second half for Smalling to step in and Abraham to end the game.
Jose Mourinho, Roma coach“The result is what I liked the most tonight, and the result is what matters the 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 get him injured: everything is positive. It’s always important to win, and we want to transfer that to the league.”
10/21: Bodø/Glimt against Roma, CSKA-Sofia against Zorya
Feyenoord 2-1 Slavia Prague
The hosts blasted the Czech champions in the first half, Orkun Kökçü finding the target with a low left-footed shot before Tyrell Malacia set up Bryan Linssen to head for the far post. However, Slavia thought back on the break and gave their hosts a scare, Tomáš Holeš meeting a free-kick from a fine header to bring them back into the game.
Key stat: 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 lifting this trophy.
10/21: Feyenoord v Union Berlin, M. Haifa v Slavia Praha
Tottenham 5-1 Mura
Coming on as a 59th-minute substitute, Harry Kane came on in the 68th, 76th and 87th minutes as Mura peeled away at Tottenham. Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso struck within the opening ten minutes before a rocket from Žiga Kous raised the specter of a shock comeback. However, Kane confirmed all three points for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.
Key stat: 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 against Tottenham, Mura against Rennes
The best of the rest
- Brothers Riku and Roope Riski both scored as HJK Helsinki won 4-2 away to Armenian champions Alashkert, with Roope providing the assist for his older brother’s arrival.
- The only newcomers to win on Matchday 1, Bodø/Glimt remain undefeated after a 0-0 draw at CSKA-Sofia. They host Roma on Matchday 3.
- Copenhagen’s Jonas Wind is tied with Kane at the top of the UEFA Europa Conference League goalscoring charts after taking 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 Anorthosis
Group C: CSKA-Sofia 0-0 Bodø/Glimt, Zorya Luhansk 0-3 Roma
Group D: CFR Cluj 1-1 Randers, AZ Alkmaar 1-0 Jablonec
Group E: Union Berlin 3-0 M. Haifa, Feyenoord 2-1 Slavia Prague
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 Qarabag, Basel 4-2 Kairat
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