Aston Villa, with goalkeeper Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez as the starter, beat Az Alkmaar, from the Netherlands, 2 to 1 at home and shares the lead in group E of the Uefa Conference League, with Legia, from Poland.
Villa Park in the English city of Birmingham saw their club win thanks to goals from Brazilian Diego Carlos and Englishman Ollie Watkins. While the Greek Vangelis Pavlidis scored for the Dutch.
Legia Warsaw and Aston Villa share the lead in group E, since both reached 9 points with today’s results.
While Ludogorets, from Bulgaria, with former All Boys defender Franco Russo as the starter, beat Fenerbahce, from Turkey, 1-0, at home, in a match corresponding to group H.
Thanks to the goals of the Polish Jakub Piotrowski and the Brazilian Rwan Seco, the crowd gathered in the city of Razgrad was able to celebrate Ludogorets’ victory.
Russo trained in the All Boya youth team and at the age of 18 he traveled to Spain, suffered a tear, his contract was terminated and with only 50 euros, he stayed in Madrid until he tried out for Tamarite in the Second B, then he went to the Marite, to Vilafranca, Ontinyent and finally debuted in Spain’s first team with Mallorca, which this year sold him to the Bulgarians.
Group H is led by Fenerbahce with 9 points, followed by Nordsjaelland, from Denmark, with 8 and Ludogorets with 7 points.
In Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, the local Olimpija Ljubljana, with Argentine midfielder Agustín Doffo as the starter, obtained its first victory in Group A by beating Klaksvik, from the Faroe Islands, by 2 to 0.
The Slovenian team won with goals from the Portuguese David De Senna Fernandes Sualehe and the local Mustafa Nukic.
Doffo, 28, began his career at Vélez Sarsfield, then moved through Colón, Chapecoense, Colón and Tuzla City of Bosnia.
Group A is led by Lille, from France, with eight points, which today tied as a visitor against Slovan Bratislava, from Slovakia, 1 to 1. In the French team he was a substitute and the former Gimnasia y Esgrima de la Plata midfielder Ignacio did not enter Miramon.
Meanwhile, Genk, from Belgium, with the entry of midfielder Matías Galarza in the second stage, tied, as a visitor, with Ferencvaros, from Hungary, 1 to 1, in a match corresponding to group F.
In Budapest, the local team took the lead with a goal from Sergio Aleksandar Pesic, but a few minutes later the Argentine Galarza assisted the Colombian Daniel Muñoz who equalized the match.
Group F is led by Fiorentina with 8 points and is followed by Ferencvaros and Genk with 6 points each.
The UEFA Conference League is the most important tournament in Europe, the last champion is West Ham United, and the final of this edition will be played on May 29, 2024 at the AEK Arena in Athens.
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