Arsenal Comfortable Winner, Everton Held in Europa League

Arsenal still going strong in their Europa League campaign as they picked up a comfortable 4-2 victory against BATE Borisov on Thursday.

Playing away from home, Gunners got themselves an early lead through Theo Walcott after just nine minutes of play, triggering galore of goals as they added two more consecutively.

Walcott doubled his tally on 22 minutes, before Rob Holding adding the third three minutes later to give Arsene Wenger’s men an already comfortable situation so early in that tie.

BATE were able to pull one back though soon afterwards from Mirko Ivanic’s effort, but early in the second half, the visitor got another one from Olivier Giroud’s spot kick.

The home team did snatched their second consolation goal to make it a more respectable score line when Mikhail Gordejchuk scored on 67 minutes, but the tie was practically over at that time.

Meanwhile, another disappointing result arrived for Everton as they were held at home by Apollon Limassol, putting The Toffees’ knock out stages qualification getting tougher.

The home team found themselves behind after 12 minutes as Limassol scored through Adrian Sardinero, but Wayne Rooney equalized on 21 minutes to make it 1-1.

Everton turned things around on 66 minutes with a goal from Nikola Vlasic, but despite their opponent playing with just 10 men in the last four minutes, the home team conceded two minutes from time when Hector scored to force a 2-2 draw.

In another tie, AC Milan almost threw away a clear win as their comfortable 2-0 advantage over Rijeka got wiped out in the last six minutes thanks to some sloppy defending from Leonardo Bonucci and Alessio Romagnoli.

Fortunately, Rossoneri had enough time to snatch a third goal, which was netted by their young striker, Patrick Cutrone deep in stoppage time.