EM – Football: Naples strikes back to defeat Leicester, Lyon sinks the Rangers




LEICESTER, England: Striker Victor Osimhen scored a brace in the second half when Napoli (16.

The Scottish champions Rangers suffered a 2-0 home defeat in Group A to Olympique Lyonnais, after city rivals Celtic, the 1967 European Cup winners, were beaten 4-3 at Real Betis in the early start of Group G.

Ayoze Perez put Leicester ahead in the ninth minute when he picked up a perfect cross from Harvey Barnes Napoli pressed but was caught cold in the 64th minute when Barnes made a defensive pass from Kelechi Iheanacho in his crotch and put a crisp low shot through the legs of goalkeeper David Ospina. </ Nigerian Osimhen pulled back five minutes later with a Predator finish as he stepped away from his marker and slid the ball over the oncoming Schmeichel at close range.

As Leicester When he ran out of breath, Osimhen went over his markers to a cross from Matteo Politano in the 87.

Karl Toko Ekambi gave Lyon a superb shot from 25 meters ahead of the Rangers, and guest keeper Anthony Lopes prevented Joe Arbo A great reflex save equalized.

Lyon sealed the win with an own goal from James Tavernier when the ball ricocheted off the defender in the 55th minute after a hectic tussle.

Denmark’s Brondby was in the other Group A game held to a 0-0 home draw by Slavia Prague.

In Group B, the 1988 European Cup winners PSV Eindhoven forced a 2-2 home draw against Real Sociedad and a goal from Krepin Diatta gave Monaco a 1 : 0 win against Sturm Graz.

The up-and-coming talent Cody Gakpo saved a point for PSV after Adnan Januzaj and Alexander Isak had made up for Mario Goetze’s opener for the home side in a swing competition.

In the Group D gave Mesut Özil Fenerbahce an early lead at Eintracht Frankfurt, before Sam Lammers provided some of the booty with a cross from Filip Kostic, while Olympiakos Piraeus celebrated a 2-1 home win against Antwerp in the last second.

Am The previous Thursday, goals from Michail Antonio and Declan Rice had given West Ham United a 2-0 Group H win at Dinamo Zagreb, while the 1991 European Cup winners, Red Star Belgrade, defeated Portugal’s Braga 2-1 in Group F. .

Early goals from Albian Ajeti and Josip Juranovic gave Celtic a 2-0 lead at Betis but a brace from Juanmi and goals from Juan Miranda and Borja Iglesias turned the game upside down before Anthony Ralston came to a tense end prepared.

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