Europa League 2021/22 Matchday 3: Highlights & replays with Celtic, Leicester, West Ham and Rangers in action

Get up to speed with Matchday 3 of the 2021/22 Europa League as four British clubs continued their campaigns on BT Sport.

Published: 21 October 2021 - 11.19pm

The Europa League group stage reached the halfway mark this week with four British representatives in action on Matchday 3.

Leicester City, Rangers and Celtic all needed wins after losing their Matchday 2 ties, while West Ham were hoping to maintain their perfect start to their debut season in the competition.

Read on, or jump to the game of your choice, for match reports and highlights.

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Tuesday 19 October

Celtic 2-0 Ferencvaros - Watch replay

Celtic breathed new live into their Europa League campaign with a comfortable victory.

Kyogo fired in a fine goal and David Turnbull added a scrappy one, although the home side should have had a few more, with Callum McGregor's penalty save and some other good chances squandered.

Group G rivals Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen meet in Spain on Thursday.

They both have six points, while Celtic are now on three from three games and Ferencvaros are still to get off the mark.

Celtic's next Europa League tie is away to Ferencvaros on 4 November.

Ange Postecoglou's side have three Premiership games before that though, against St Johnstone, Hibernian and Livingston.

Wednesday 20 October

Spartak Moscow 3-4 Leicester City - Watch replay

Four-goal hero Patson Daka reignited Leicester’s Europa League hopes after the Foxes clinched a thrilling 4-3 win at Spartak Moscow.

The striker breathed life into a campaign which looked in serious danger when the visitors fell 2-0 behind.

Aleksandr Sobolev and Jordan Larsson, son of former Celtic and Manchester United striker Henrik, had given the hosts a commanding lead to leave the Foxes’ European hopes hanging by a thread before Daka struck in Russia.

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Thursday 21 October

West Ham 3-0 Genk - Watch replay

West Ham continued their European cruise with a thumping 3-0 win over Belgian side Genk.

Goals from Craig Dawson, Issa Diop and Jarrod Bowen made it three wins out of three for the Hammers in their maiden Europa League group campaign and kept them firmly on course for the knockout stages.

West Ham are already six points clear at the top of Group H and could even secure qualification as group winners in their next match, in Genk in a fortnight, with two games to spare.

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Rangers 2-0 Brondby - Watch replay

Rangers’ Europa League campaign burst into life with an ultimately convincing 2-0 win over Brondby at Ibrox.

After opening Group A defeats to Lyon and Sparta Prague, the pressure was on the Scottish champions but they took the lead in the 18th minute when defender Leon Balogun headed his first goal in Light Blue from a James Tavernier corner.

Striker Kemar Roofe added a second on the half-hour mark after his close-range finish was confirmed onside by VAR and although there were no more goals the Scottish champions ran out deserved winners.

After beating Sparta Prague 4-3 away, French side Lyon have nine points from nine, Sparta are on four points with Rangers now on three ahead of the return game against Brondby on November 4.

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