Group A round-up
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Livorno goalkeeper Marco Amelia was his side's hero against Partizan Belgrade.
Livorno goalkeeper Marco Amelia was his side's surprise goalscoring hero as they came from behind to draw 1-1 on their travels to Partizan Belgrade.
Amelia struck with just two minutes left on the clock to earn the Italians a share of the spoils, which they badly need following defeat to Rangers in their opening Group A clash.
The Italian was up for a set-piece when the ball fell to him and his glancing header more befitting of an experienced marksman.
Partizan had the better of the early stages but had to wait until the 70th minute mark to break the deadlock.
When their goal arrived it came courtesy of Nenad Mirosavljevic's strike and it had looked as though a solitary effort would be enough to secure a three-point haul.
However, Amelia had other ideas and his shock goal means the two sides are now level in the table with a point apiece.
In the night's other clash, Rangers shot to the top of Group A with a convincing 2-0 victory over Maccabi Haifa.
Nacho Novo delighted the Ibrox faithful when he opened the scoring in the fifth minute and the win was secured in the dying stages when Charlie Adam scored from the penalty spot, after Barry Ferguson had been upended.
Earlier in the second half Kris Boyd had missed from the spot but his failure to convert ultimately counted for little, as Paul Le Guen's side grabbed their second win in as many games.