Europa League - Group F
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Europa League: Real Betis end AC Milan's winning start

Former Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina is beaten from distance by Giovani Lo Celso, who is on loan from Paris St-Germain
Milan's ex-Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina was beaten from distance by Sevilla's Giovani Lo Celso, who is on loan from Paris St-Germain

AC Milan's winning start to the Europa League was ended by a home defeat as Real Betis beat them at the San Siro.

The Italian club started top of Group F after back-to-back wins but were behind when Paraguay forward Antonio Sanabria tapped home inside the six-yard area.

Giovani Lo Celso doubled the Spanish side's lead in spectacular style, beating former Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina from 30 yards via the post.

Patrick Cutrone made it 2-1 but Milan then had Samu Castillejo sent off.

Betis lead by one point with three of their six group games played. Milan are second, two points ahead of third-placed Olympiakos, who picked up their first win by beating Luxembourg side Dudelange 2-0.

Elsewhere, Lazio extended their advantage over third-placed Marseille in Group H to five points by beating them 3-1 in France.

But Eintracht Frankfurt moved three points clear at the top of that group with a 2-0 victory over Apollon Limassol.

Five-time tournament winners Sevilla picked up their second win and moved top of Group J on goal difference after they thrashed Akhisarspor 6-0 and former leaders FK Krasnodar lost 2-1 at Standard Liege.

FC Zurich came from behind to beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 and maintain their 100% record in Group A after Karim Bellarabi had scored twice for the visitors.

In Group B, Red Bull Salzburg made it three wins from three with a 3-0 victory over Rosenborg and in Group C, Zenit St Petersburg fought back from a goal down to beat Bordeaux 2-1 at home, despite Artyem Dzyuba missing a penalty.

Fenerbahce overcame a 2-0 deficit to draw at Anderlecht in Group D, while Villarreal moved level on points with Rangers in Group G with an emphatic 5-0 win over Rapid Vienna.

KRC Genk moved top of Group I with a thrilling 4-2 win over Besiktas in Turkey, where five goals were scored in 17 minutes at the end of the second half.

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 25Reina
  • 2Calabria
  • 17Zapata
  • 13RomagnoliBooked at 31mins
  • 93Laxalt
  • 14BakayokoSubstituted forFernández Saezat 45'minutes
  • 21BigliaSubstituted forBertolacciat 80'minutes
  • 5Bonaventura
  • 7Castillejo AzuagaBooked at 90mins
  • 9HiguaínBooked at 45mins
  • 11BoriniSubstituted forCutroneat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mauri
  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 16Bertolacci
  • 33Caldara
  • 63Cutrone
  • 68Rodríguez
  • 99Donnarumma

Real Betis

  • 13LópezBooked at 86mins
  • 23Mandi
  • 5Bartra
  • 12da Silva Júnior
  • 19Barragán
  • 6CanalesBooked at 45mins
  • 14William CarvalhoSubstituted forFeddalat 90+2'minutes
  • 21Lo CelsoBooked at 80mins
  • 20Firpo
  • 7LeónSubstituted forTelloat 67'minutes
  • 9SanabriaSubstituted forMorónat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Robles
  • 4Feddal
  • 8Inui
  • 10Boudebouz
  • 11Tello
  • 16Morón
  • 34Kaptoum
Referee:
Bas Nijhuis
Attendance:
22,405

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamReal Betis
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 1, Real Betis 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 1, Real Betis 2.

Dismissal

Samu Castillejo (Milan) is shown the red card.

Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Samu Castillejo (Milan).

Attempt missed. Samu Castillejo (Milan) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Diego Laxalt with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Betis. Zouhair Feddal replaces William Carvalho.

Foul by William Carvalho (Real Betis).

Alessio Romagnoli (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Pau López (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Aissa Mandi (Real Betis) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Milan 1, Real Betis 2. Patrick Cutrone (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samu Castillejo.

Loren Morón (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cristián Zapata (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Andrea Bertolacci replaces Lucas Biglia.

Booking

Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis).

Suso (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Betis. Loren Morón replaces Antonio Sanabria.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Sidnei.

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Real Betis).

Patrick Cutrone (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Pau López (Real Betis) because of an injury.

Antonio Barragán (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Laxalt (Milan).

Samu Castillejo (Milan) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Patrick Cutrone.

Foul by Sidnei (Real Betis).

Samu Castillejo (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sergio Canales (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan).

Attempt saved. Suso (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Biglia.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Betis. Cristian Tello replaces Sergio León.

Foul by Antonio Sanabria (Real Betis).

Davide Calabria (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lucas Biglia (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Suso.

Attempt blocked. Samu Castillejo (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Antonio Barragán.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 25th October 2018

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zürich33005239
2B Leverkusen32019726
3Ludogorets301235-21
4AEK Larnaca301236-31

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg33009369
2RB Leipzig32017436
3Celtic310225-33
4Rosenborg300317-60

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg32104227
2Slavia Prague32012116
3FC Copenhagen31113304
4Bordeaux300325-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Zagreb33008269
2Fenerbahçe311156-14
3Spartak Trnava310224-23
4Anderlecht301225-31

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal33008269
2Sporting32014226
3Vorskla Poltava310246-23
4FK Qarabag300306-60

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Betis32105147
2AC Milan32015326
3Olympiakos31113304
4F91 Dudelange300306-60

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers31205325
2Villarreal312010555
3Rapid Vienna310238-53
4Spartak Moscow302135-22

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Frankfurt33008269
2Lazio32016606
3Marseille301247-31
4Apollon Limassol301236-31

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1KRC Genk32017526
2Malmö FF31113304
3Sarpsborg 0831115504
4Besiktas310257-23

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sevilla320112396
2FK Krasnodar32014316
3Standard Liege320157-26
4Akhisarspor300319-80

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Astana31205325
2Dynamo Kiev31206515
3Rennes310235-23
4FK Jablonec302145-12

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea33005149
2PAOK Salonika31024403
3MOL Vidi310223-13
4BATE Borisov310247-33
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