Inter crash out of Europa League
Ten-man Inter crashed out of the Europa League after letting a two-goal lead slip as Hapoel Be'er Sheva roared back in the second half to win 3-2 in one of yesterday’s important games. Despite finding themselves in the uncomfortable position of partly relying on the outcome of Southampton's trip to Sparta Prague in the other Group K fixture, Inter played with freedom during the first half and were deserving of a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Mauro Icardi and Marcelo Brozovic. Icardi went close to giving Inter a third when he struck the crossbar just after the break, but Hapoel swiftly capitalised and pulled one back through Lucio Maranhao. Hapoel then levelled against the odds through Anthony Nwakaeme, with goalkeeper Samir Handanovic receiving his marching orders in the process of conceding the spotkick. The home side piled on the pressure and deep into stoppage time, Ben Sahar struck to further confirm Inter's exit and leave Hapoel needing just a score draw in their final game at Southampton to progress. Manchester United made a big step to qualify from Group A, as they eased past Feyenoord 40 in Old Trafford. Captain Wayne Rooney became the club’s best scorer in European competitions, as he chipped over Brad Jones in the 35th minute. Juan Mata doubled the lead in the middle of the second half, and an auto-goal y Brad Jones after a low cross by Ibrahimovic closed the game. Substitute Jesse Lingard added another goal on the 90th minute. After yesterday’s games, more verdicts are known as APOEL and Anderlecht qualified from Group B and C respectively. Roma qualified and made sure of winning Group E while Genk and Athletic Bilbao won and qualified from Group F. Shaktar Donetsk, Schalke and Sparta Prague made sure of winning their groups after all winning their games yesterday.
Hapoel Be’er Sheva team members celebrate after scoring against Inter in stoppage time