Europa League results: Willock, Saka and Aubameyang goals earn Arsenal win in Frankfurt, Celtic draw with

Europa League results: Willock, Saka and Aubameyang goals earn Arsenal win in Frankfurt, Celtic draw with
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Arsenal began their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 win against 10-man Frankfurt, while Celtic drew 1-1 in Lille.

In beating the Bundesliga side, the Gunners did what no club have managed since the 2006/07 season, as the hosts had not lost their previous 16 home games in European competition (W12 D4), since a 1-2 loss to Palermo in the UEFA Cup.

Joe Willock celebrates his goal against Frankfurt in Arsenal’s 2-0 away win

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Joe Willock celebrates his goal against Frankfurt in Arsenal’s 2-0 away win

Joe Willock’s first half goal put the club in front of a vocal home support, while Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the others after Dominik Kohr was sent off for the hosts in the final 10 minutes.

The win ended a three-game winless for Arsenal, whose goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, was another star performer, denying last season’s semi-finalists.

Celtic, meanwhile, fought back from a losing position to earn a 1-1 draw with Lille, with Ryan Christie cancelling out Mbaye Niang’s earlier spot kick.

In what was a tense finish in France, substitute Vakoun Bayo was sent off in stoppage time for a second bookable offence.

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Europa League results:
Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal
Lille 1-1 Celtic
Apoel Nicosia 3-4 Dudelange
Qarabag 0-3 Sevilla
Dynamo Kiev 1-0 Malmo
Copenhagen 1-0 Lugano
Basel 5-0 Krasnodar
Getafe 1-0 Trabzonspor
LASK 1-0 Rosenborg
PSV 3-2 Sporting Lisbon
Cluj 2-1 Lazio
Standard Liege 2-0 Vitoria Guimaraes