National player Kevin Volland led AS Monaco to victory in Group B of the Europa League ahead of schedule. Former Leverkusen and Hoffenheimer scored the 1-0 lead in the team’s 2-1 (2-1) around former Bayern coach Niko Kovacs and Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nübel.
In the same group, the Dutch top club PSV Eindhoven with coach Roger Schmidt have created a good starting position in the fight for a place in the second round with the 2-0 (1-0) against Sturm Graz . World Cup hero Mario Götze and former Mainz Philipp Mwene were in the starting lineup, international player Philipp Max was absent due to a positive corona test.
Fenerbahce Istanbul lost without 2014 world champion Mesut Özil at Olympiacos Piraeus at the end of the game 0: 1 (0: 0) and thus missed all chances to advance in group D in Frankfurt. While U21 European champion Mergim Berisha was in the starting XI for the Turks, former national player Max Meyer came on in the 65th minute.
Spared ex-Bayern star Jerome Boateng and former Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz were already qualified with Olympique Lyonnais before the 3-1 (0-0) at Brondby IF as Group A winners of the round of 16. final.
German coach Markus Gisdol has retired prematurely with Lokomotiv Moscow. After the 0: 2 (0: 0) against Lazio Rome, the champions of Russia can only reach third place in Group E, which gives them the right to winter in the Conference League. As we learned on Thursday, “Loko” sporting director Ralf Rangnick is set to move to Manchester United.
Ferencvaros Budapest together with former Cologne Bundesliga coach Peter Stöger lost in the fifth game for the fifth time. At Real Betis, the Hungarians conceded a 0: 2 (0: 1) loss. The last place in group G was already determined.
In the Conference League, titular coach Jose Mourinho has progressed perfectly with AS Roma. After the 4-0 (2-0) against Zorya Lugansk, the Romans of group C on the last day can no longer be ousted from one of the first two places.