Europa League round-up: AC Milan beat Olympiakos, Santi Cazorla scores late penalty
Last Updated: 04/10/18 11:00pm
AC Milan came back from a goal down to beat Olympiakos 3-1 while Santi Cazorla scored his first goal in over two years for Villarreal against Spartak Moscow.
Milan hit back after trailing early to dispatch Olympiakos at the San Siro. Miguel Guerrero grabbed a shock lead for the visitors only for the Italian giants to run amok with two goals from Patrick Cutrone and one from Gonzalo Higuain.
Cazorla scored his first goal since 2016 as he tucked away a 96th-minute penalty to snatch a 3-3 draw for Villarreal away to Spartak Moscow.
The 33-year-old suffered a serious Achilles injury playing for Arsenal in the Champions League in October 2016.
Bayer Leverkusen fought back from a goal down to seal a 4-2 victory over AEK Larnaca at the BayArena.
The German club swatted aside their poor form in the Bundesliga to overhaul Ivan Trickovski's opener through strikes by Kai Havertz, Lucas Alario (two) and Julian Brandt, with Dimitris Raspas notching a second for the Cypriots.
RB Leipzig posted the first win of their Group B campaign by prevailing 3-1 at Rosenborg courtesy of goals by Jean-Kevin Augustin, Ibrahima Konate and Matheus Cunha.
FC Zurich overcame Ludogorets 1-0 through a late effort from Victor Palsson while Aleksandr Kokorin pounced in similar circumstances to propel Zenit St Petersburg to victory over Slavia Prague by the same scoreline.
Khazhak champions Astana scored second-half goals through Baktiyor Zainutdinov and Marin Tomasov to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory over Rennes at Astana Arena.
Toni Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Tello propelled Real Betis to a 3-0 victory over Luxembourg minnows Dudelange, while Fredy Montero and Jovane Cabral pounced in injury time to give Sporting Lisbon a 2-1 victory over Vorskla.
Dinamo Zagreb won 2-0 at 10-man Anderlecht and Fenerbahce swatted aside Spartak Trnava 2-0 thanks to an Islam Slimani brace.
Emile Smith Rowe netted his first senior goal as Arsenal completed the second win of their Europa League Group E campaign by toppling Qarabag 3-0 in Baku.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos sent the Gunners ahead in the fourth minute by bundling the ball home from close range.
Mahir Madatov had a goal disallowed for offside and shortly after Smith Rowe celebrated his first European start by sliding in his side's second before Matteo Guendouzi completed the rout.
Ten-man Celtic surrendered a third-minute lead clinched through Odsonne Edouard to fall to a 3-1 defeat to Salzburg.
Munas Dabbur and Takumi Minamino were on target in the space of six second-half minutes to seize the lead before Dabbur added another from the penalty spot following James Forrest's red card to preserve the Austrians' perfect start to Group B.
Alvaro Morata snapped his recent goal drought to secure a 1-0 win for Chelsea over Hungarian champions Vidi.
Chelsea head Group L with a maximum six points with PAOK, 4-1 winners over BATE Borisov, level on three points with the Belarusian champions.
Steven Gerrard's Rangers overcame Rapid Vienna 3-1 at Ibrox as Alfredo Morelos netted twice and James Tavernier scored from the spot after the hosts fell behind to a Veton Berisha effort.
Last year's runners-up Marseille threw away a two-goal lead in Cyprus and were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw against Apollon Limassol. Goals by Dimitri Payet and Luiz Gustavo put the French club in control, but Sasa Markovic pulled one back before Emilio Zelaya fired home in stoppage time.
Five-time winners Sevilla suffered a 2-1 defeat at Krasnodar as Tornike Okriashvili hit an 88th-minute winner for the Russians, while Eintracht Frankfurt beat nine-man Lazio 4-1.