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Europa: Emenike’s Fenerbahce, Man United Advance; Ideye, Kayode Fire Blanks

Europa: Emenike’s Fenerbahce, Man United Advance; Ideye, Kayode Fire Blanks

By Johnny Edward:

Emmanuel Emenike extended his goal drought to six games in Fenerbahce’s Europa League 1-0 win over Dutch side Feyenoord on Thursday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The Nigerian forward replaced Robin Van Persie with 15 minutes left to play as the Yellow Canaries finished as Group A leaders ahead of Manchester United.

Emenike last scored a goal in Fenerbache’s 1-0 win over Konyaspor.

In the other Group Agame, goals from Henrik Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensured Manchester United advanced to the next round of the competition as runners-up.

In Cyprus, Nigeria striker Brown Ideye’s Olympiakos qualified for the round of 32 despite losing 2-0 to APOEL Nicosia.

The Nigerian international who is the club’s top scorer fired blanks in the encounter. It was his fifth start of the campaign. In the other group tie, Young Boys spanked Astana 3-0 but failed to qualify.

In Germany, Leon Balogun was not listed for Mainz 05 who defeated FK Qabala 2-0.
Olarenwaju Kayode failed to add to his four-goal tally in the competition as his side Austria Wien lost 3-2 to Viktoria Plzen. Early strikes from Raphael Holzhauser and Lukas Rotpuller were cancelled out by goals from Tomas Horava and a brace from Michal Duris.

In Group C, Anderlecht scraped through despite losing 3-2 at home to group winners Saint-Etienne.

Results

Group A
Feyenoord 0 – 1 Fenerbahce
Zorya 0 – 2 Manchester United

Group B
APOEL Nicosia 2 – 0 Olympiacos
Young Boys 3 – 0 FC Astana

Group C
Anderlecht 2 – 3 Saint-Etienne
Mainz 05 2 – 0 FK Qabala

Group D
AZ Alkmaar 3 – 2 Zenit St. Petersburg
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 – 1 Dundalk

Group E
Astra Giurgiu 0 – 0 Roma
Viktoria Plzen 3 – 2 Austria Wien

Group F
Rapid Wien 1 – 1 Athletic Bilbao

Group H
Braga 2 – 4 Shakhtar Donetsk
Konyaspor 0 – 1 Gent

Group J
PAOK Thessaloniki FC 2 – 0 Slovan Liberec
Qarabag FK 1 – 2 Fiorentina

Group L
Osmanlispor FK 2 – 0 FC Zuerich
Villarreal 2 – 1 Steaua Bucuresti

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