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Europa League Rewind: Everton tops Dynamo Kiev; De Bruyne leads Wolfsburg past Inter; and more

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Everton escaped the friendly confines of Goodison Park with a victory despite conceding an early goal to Dynamo Kiev.

Led by an 82nd minute Romelu Lukaku penalty kick, Everton topped the Ukrainian side, 2-1, in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 16 clash.

Dynamo Kiev opened the scoring in the 14th minute through Oleg Gusev, but the Toffees restored the deadlock 25 minutes later on a finish from Steven Naismith. Lukaku sealed the victory for his side late, as Dynamo Kiev’s Danilo Silva was called for a handball while sliding to block a shot.

Take a closer look at the results of Thursday’s Europa League action below:


Wolfsburg entered Thursday’s clash with Inter Milan on the heels of a league loss, but Kevin de Bruyne ensured that the result would not be repeated.

Wolfsburg toppled Inter, 3-1, Thursday at Volkswagon Arena as the Belgian midfielder provided a pair of second half finishes.

The Italian side opened the scoring just six minutes in through Wilson Palacio, but the German’s proved to be the dominant force from that point forward. Centerback Naldo leveled the scoreline in the 28th minute, paving the way for de Bruyne to put the game out of reach with his finishes in the 63rd and 75th minutes.


It didn’t take very long for Vitolo to make his mark on Thursday’s Europa League action.

The midfielder scored the fastest goal in Europa League history Thursday as Sevilla toppled Spanish rivals Villarreal, 3-1, at El Madrigal.

It took just under 13.5 seconds for Vitolo to get his name on the scoresheet, as the midfielder latched onto a pass from Kevin Gameiro to best the previous record of 15.19 seconds.

From there, Sevilla received finishes from Gameiro and Stéphane M’bia, while in-form forward Luciano Vietto scored a consolation goal for Villarreal.

Here’s a roundup of the rest of Thursday’s Europa League action:

Zenit 2 – 0 Torino

Club Brugge 2 -1 Besiktas

Dnipro 1 – 0 Ajax

Fiorentina 1 – 1 Roma

Napoli 3 – 1 Dynamo Moscow


What do you think of Thursday’s results? Any surprises? Who do you see advancing into the quarterfinals?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. De Bruyne is so tight. I’m sure Jose Mourinho is scratching his head wondering why he let him go… that said, the midfield was already crowded, but I, for one, don’t believe De Bruyne ever got a fair shake at CFC.

    He is one of my favorite midielders in the world along w Pogba, Kroos and Calhanoglu.

  2. Everton seems to be the only English squad left who can carry the country’s pride in international competitions so I certainly hope they can impress in Europa League.

    • Yup, they’re the last team standing from Albion. Wish they wouldn’t have given up the away goal, but 2-1 going to Kiev should be enough…. should.

  3. Sevilla are unstoppable and the team to beat yet again.

    Both Besiktas and Dynamo kiev to overcome the 2:1 deficit at home next week.

    Surprised to see Zenit taking a clean 2:0 lead to Torino.


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