Europa Conference League roundup: Slavia Prague stuns Fenerbahçe and Payet seals Marseille victory

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Europa Conference League roundup: Slavia Prague stun Fenerbahce in five-goal thriller and Dimitri Payet seal Marseille victory over Qarabag

  • Ibrahim Traore, Oscar Dorley and Ondrej Lingr scored in Slavia’s 3-2 win
  • In-form Arkadiusz Milik scored twice before Dimitri Payet sealed victory in Marseille
  • Cody Gakpo scored the only goal as PSV Eindhoven beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Slavia Prague won 3-2 away at Fenerbahçe in the first leg of the Europa Conference League knockout stage qualifier on Thursday.

Ibrahim Traoré opened the scoring for Slavia just before the break but Dimitris Pelkas coolly equalized just before the hour mark.

Oscar Dorley’s spectacular strike and substitute Ondrej Lingr’s low finish capped a devastating three-minute spell for Slavia.

Slavia Prague beat Fenerbahçe in the first leg of the Conference League knockout stage

Ferdi Kadıoglu’s late and deflected curler gave Fenerbahce hope for the second leg.

Marseille beat Qarabag 3-1 in France.

In-form Arkadiusz Milik netted twice in three minutes just before half-time for the hosts.

Ferdi Kadioglu (R) of Fenerbahçe fights for the ball with Ivan Schranz (L) of Slavia Prague

Ferdi Kadioglu (R) of Fenerbahçe fights for the ball with Ivan Schranz (L) of Slavia Prague

The Azerbaijani side rallied in the second half with Kady completing a neat move in the 85th minute.

Dimitri Payet’s strike in added time sealed the victory.

PSV Eindhoven cruised to a 1-0 victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv, courtesy of an early Cody Gakpo goal.

Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet scored in stoppage time against Qarabag on Thursday

Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet scored in stoppage time against Qarabag on Thursday

PSV’s young Dutch winger Gakpo received a through ball from Mauro Junior in the 11th minute and cleared a defender on the edge of the box before firing a perfectly placed shot into the bottom left corner to give the advantage to the hosts.

The Eredivisie side dominated the game but couldn’t increase their advantage and travel to Israel next week with a slim lead.

Danish side Midtjylland beat PAOK 1-0 at home, Austrian club Rapid Wien had a man sent off but still managed to secure a 2-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem and Partizan Belgrade won a 1-0 victory at Sparta Prague.

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