West Ham edged in direction of the Europa League knockout stage despite Tomas Soucek’s hang goal costing them victory in a 2-2 draw at Genk on Thursday as Rangers had been also held 1-1 by Brondby.
The Hammers are on the point of guaranteeing high place in Crew H which is racy to guide their place within the final 16, nonetheless wished Acknowledged Benrahma to rating twice in Belgium to preserve their unbeaten document in Europe.
Within the 1,000th game of his managerial career, David Moyes took the assorted to leisure a more than just a few of his key gamers earlier than Liverpool’s talk over with to the London Stadium on Sunday and paid the price with a dreary launch as Joseph Paintsil opened the scoring for Genk after lawful four minutes.
Two of West Ham’s regulars Michail Antonio and Declan Rice got here terminate to equalising sooner than half-time.
But it absolutely became as soon as now not till the introduction of Soucek, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen after the destroy that they grew to alter into the sport spherical.
Benrahma rounded off a lustrous crew switch to equalise sooner than the utilization of his person skill to wriggle free of the Genk defence and fireside powerfully in on the terminate to post.
On the opposite hand, the company dropped points for the first time within the crew when Soucek’s diving header flew into his hang catch three minutes from time.
West Ham’s place within the knockout phases will be confirmed later on Thursday if there might perhaps be a winner within the clash between Dinamo Zagreb and Like a flash Vienna.
Rangers quiet possess a complete lot of labor to form to achieve the final 32 after coming from within the assist of to express a level in Copenhagen.
Leon Balogun’s hang goal in first-half stoppage time gave Steven Gerrard’s males a mountain to climb.
The Scottish champions improved after the destroy and substitutes Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi blended for the equaliser because the Romanian fired into the some distance nook 14 minutes from time.
Lyon assured high place in Crew A with a 3-0 bewitch over Sparta Prague.
Sparta and Rangers are stage on four points, nonetheless the Czechs possess the attend on head-to-head document earlier than the assembly between the perimeters at Ibrox on November 25.
Serie A leaders Napoli got here from a goal all the formulation down to thrash Legia Warsaw 4-1 in Poland to lag high of a tightly contested Crew C.
Leicester might perhaps perchance perhaps well be a part of the Italians on seven points if they beat Spartak Moscow later on the King Vitality.
Monaco preserve a two-point lead over La Liga leaders Staunch Sociedad after each games in Crew B ended in attracts.
Sociedad might perhaps perchance perhaps well handiest tackle a 1-1 draw at home to Sturm Graz to present PSV Eindhoven hope of qualifying as they drew 0-0 within the Principality.