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The first night of the 2022-23 Europa League brought joy for Arsenal and defeat for in-form Manchester United.

Man United 0-1 Real Sociedad
Brais Mendez’s second-half penalty gave Real Sociedad a first ever victory against English opponents.

Midfielder Mendez drilled a fierce spot kick under goalkeeper David de Gea after Lisandro Martinez was adjudged to have handled inside the penalty area. Casemiro went closest for the hosts but Álex Remiro kept out the United newcomer’s strike.

Zurich 1-2 Arsenal
Marquinhos inspired Arsenal to victory with a goal and an assist on his Gunners debut.

The 19-year-old scored the first goal of the 2022-23 group stage after 16 minutes, finishing from Eddie Nketiah’s centre.


Zurich levelled via Mirlind Kryeziu’s cool penalty after Nketiah had sent Fidan Aliti tumbling, but Marquinhos helped his team-mate to make amends, crossing for Nketiah to head the 62nd-minute winner.

Fenerbahce 2-1 Dynamo Kyiv
Michy Batshuayi’s debut goal in added time gave Fenerbahçe a deserved win in Istanbul.

The hosts took the lead when defender Gustavo Henrique headed in from a corner but Dynamo looked set to take a point after goalkeeper Altay Bayındır failed to hold Viktor Tsygankov’s low strike.

However Batshuayi, a deadline-day arrival from Chelsea, was on hand to slam a shot into the roof of the net in the final seconds.

PSV Eindhoven 1-1 Bodø/Glimt
The visitors took the lead just before the break when Albert Grønbæk cut in from the left and curled a fine shot in to the far corner, but Cody Gakpo ran through and replied on 62 minutes after a smart back-heel from substitute Anwar El Ghazi.

Both sides missed first-half chances; Bodø/Glimt’s Hugo Vetlesen headed over when unmarked from a corner, and Yorbe Vertessen clipped wide after Gakpo’s shot had been spilled.

Lazio 4-2 Feyenoord
Lazio made a flying start, with three first-half goals propelling them to victory.

They went ahead after just three minutes through Luis Alberto with Felipe Anderson’s strike and Matías Vecino’s first goal for the club leaving them in control at the break.

Vecino drilled in his second before two late goals from Santiago Giménez, one a penalty and the other a tap-in, brought some solace for Feyenoord.


All the Matchday 1 results

Zurich 1-2 Arsenal

PSV Eindhoven 1-1 Bodø/Glimt

AEK Larnaca 1-2 Rennes

Fenerbahce 2-1 Dynamo Kyiv

Ludogorets 2-1 Roma

HJK Helsinki 0-2 Real Betis

Malmo 0-2 Braga

Union Berlin 0-1 St Gilloise

Man United 0-1 Real Sociedad

Omonoia 0-3 Sheriff

Lazio 4-2 Feyenoord

Sturm Graz 1-0 Midtjylland

Freiburg 2-1 Qarabag

Nantes 2-1 Olympiacos

Crvena zvezda 0-1 Monaco

Ferencvaros 3-2 Trabzonspor

By Debbie

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