Onazi’s Lazio, Lyon Cruise On At Europa League

Nigerian youngster, Ogenyi Onazi and his Serie A Club, Lazio were among a host of sides who secured progression into the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League Thursday evening as they eased to a 2-0 win away at Legia Warsaw.
Trabzonspor top Group J but Lazio will join them in the last 32 after a comfortable evening in Poland. Brayan Perea put the Italians on their way in the 24th minute before Felipe Anderson doubled his team’s lead before the hour mark. Legia proved no threat for the Romans, who secured their third win in the competition.
Trabzonspor survived a fightback from Apollon Limassol to win 4-2 in their match in Turkey to remain at the head of the group, as Olcan Adin scored a hat-trick. Adin opened the scoring with an early header with Soner Aydogdu doubling their lead before Adin grabbed his second.
Abraham Gneki Guie’s header cut the deficit before Gaston Sangoy converted an 80th-minute penalty to make it 3-2. Trabzonspor saw the game out, however, and Adin managed to complete his hat-trick with a late free-kick.
Meanwhile, Lyon will also be in the draw for the round of 32 after beating Real Betis 1-0 at the Stade de Gerland. Bafetimbi Gomis’ 66th-minute strike settled the game and put Remi Garde’s side through, although Betis are also into the next stage after the other group match between Rijeka and Vitoria Guimaraes ended goalless.
Anzhi Makhachkala put their domestic troubles behind them as they advanced with a 1-1 draw against FC Sheriff. The Russians have yet to win a game in the Premier League but the point earned on Thursday night ensured they will finish second behind in Group K.
Nigerian star, Ismail Isa had put the Moldovans ahead following a smart move but Alexandru Epureanu equalised from a corner to ensure Anzhi’s qualification.
That draw meant Tottenham would top Group K no matter how they fared in Tromso. After losing 6-0 at Manchester City in the English Premier League on Sunday, Spurs responded well in Norway as Vlad Chiriches and Mousa Dembele both struck second-half goals to keep their 100 per cent Group K record in tact.


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