Pogba shines in Man. United win

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

French mid­fielder Paul Pogba was one of the pos­i­tive high­lights from yes­ter­day’s matches in the UEFA Europa League as he helped Manch­ester United claim a com­fort­able 4-1 win against Fener­bahce. Pogba opened the score on the 31st minute from the penalty spot and An­thony Mar­tial dou­bled the score three min­utes later also from penalty. But Pogba scored his fifth euro­pean goal just be­fore half time as he shot in his left top cor­ner after an as­sist by Lin­gaard. Then, three min­utes into the sec­ond half, the English winger scored the fourth goal with a pow­er­ful low shot. The Turk­ish side re­duced the mar­gin on the 83rd minute with a goal from their ex-player Robin van Per­sie, who was given a bril­liant wel­come back by the Man. United sup­port­ers, even after the game. After two de­feats, In­ter won their first match of the group when they de­feated the other English side Southamp­ton 1-0. The goal that de­cided the match came after a pow­er­ful left foot shot by An­to­nio Can­dreva on the 67th minute. Southamp­ton upped their ef­forts es­pe­cially after Marcelo Bro­zovic was sent off but couldn’t score after two bril­liant saves by Samir Han­danovic. Roma threw away a 3-1 lead, as they fin­ished 3-3 at home against Aus­tria Wien. The Ital­ian side had to re­cover from an early goal but a brace on the 19th and 34th minute by Stephan El Sharaawy turned the ta­bles. Alessan­dro Florenzi made the score 3-1 on the 69th minute but the Aus­trian side scored two goals in three min­utes by Prokop and Kay­ode on the 82nd and 84th minute re­spec­tively. Fiorentina made an­other step to­wards con­firm­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tion when they de­feated Slo­van Liberec 3-1 away. Nikola Kalinic scored two goals in the first half but Sev­cik re­duced the gap on the 58th minute, un­til Khouma Babacar closed the game on the 70th minute with the third goal.

Photo: AP

Paul scor­ing the third goal in yes­ter­day’s game

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