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Europa Recap: Pogba Nets Brace; Kayode Rescue Vienna, Ndidi Scores Screamer


Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United eased to a comfortable 4-1 Europa League victory against Fenerbahce at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Wayne Rooney was back in the starting lineup for the first time since Sept. 21, but Pogba was given the first opportunity to supply United's lead from the penalty spot.

The hosts were awarded a second penalty just moments later and Jose Mourinho chose Anthony Martial to shoot and make it 2-0.

Pogba then bent a first-time hit into the top corner on the stroke of half-time after being teed up by Jesse Lingard -- marking the first time the midfielder had scored two or more goals in a game since November 2014.
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United started the second half exactly how they finished the first, scoring another as Lingard got in on the action, picking out the bottom corner of the net with a sweet strike from the edge of the area.

Robin van Persie, making his first return to Old Trafford since leaving United in 2015, did pull one back for the visitors, converting after losing Luke Shaw, with the home support applauding the finish.
The victory for the Red Devils sees them move up to second in Group A, leapfrogging Fenerbahce in the process, who they now lead by two points.

Feyenoord moved to the top of Group A with a 1-0 victory at home to Zorya Luhansk.

Nicolai Jorgensen scored the only goal of the game for the hosts in the 55th Minute, finding the back of the net after being set up by Bilal Basacikoglu.

Ten-man Inter Milan recorded a 1-0 victory over Southampton at the San Siro amid a tumultuous week for the Serie A side in Group K.
Frank de Boer's side, besieged by fans and media after the publication of captain Mauro Icardi's controversial autobiography, earned their first points of the campaign through a wonderful Antonio Candreva strike in the 67th minute.

Moving into the penalty area, the Italy international sensationally rifled his first-time shot off Davide Santon's bounced cross past Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster and into the roof of the net for the decisive score.

Inter were forced to defend the lead a man down as 10 minutes later Marcelo Brozovic was shown a second yellow for a bad foul on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. But Southampton could not find a way past a superb Samir Handanovic to salvage a point in Milan.

Despite Inter's win, Sparta Prague went top of Group K with a 1-0 defeat of Hapoel Be'er Sheva at the Turner Stadium.

Matej Pulkrab earned the visitors the victory in the 71st minute, turning in Borek Dockal's pass from close range.

The win gives the Czech Republic side six points from three matches, two points ahead of Hapoel and Southampton in the group.

Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice but Roma settled for a 3-3 draw with Austria Vienna in Group E after wasting a two-goal lead.
The visitors took a surprise lead on 16 minutes when Raphael Holzhauser lashed home a volley, but the advantage only lasted three minutes before El Shaarawy ran onto a through ball from Gerson.

Fifteen minutes later, El Shaarawy was again the target for Francesco Totti's ball over the top, and the former Milan player made no mistake when in on goal for a second time.

Alessandro Florenzi's 69th-minute goal had Roma in control, but two late Austria Vienna strikes -- from Dominik Prokop and Olarenwaju Kayode -- in three minutes undid all of Roma's hard work.

Athletic Bilbao suffered their second defeat in Group F, falling 2-0 away to Genk.

Jakub Brabec turned a defender and scored in the 40th minute and Wilfred Ndidi added a second goal seven minutes from time to make the Belgian side surprise group leaders.


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