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Europa League - day 4

Sevilla stay at the top of their group, level with Krasnodar on points, after a 2-3 victory at Akhisar. The Andalusians appeared to be on track for a win after Nolito and Muriel put them two up at the break. However Manu got one back after the restart, and the visitors were left with ten men when Sergi Gómez picked up a second booking after giving away a penalty on Manu. Guray Vural fired the spot-kick against the post, but Onur Ayik leveled it a few minutes later, and it was only with three minutes to go that Banega converted a second penalty after Miguel Lopes brought down Fernando Vázquez in the area. Elsewhere Betis and Villarreal also head up their respective groups despite draws for both. Betis drew 1-1 against AC Milan, Lo Celso opening the scoring early on, but Suso saving a point for the Italian side with a long free kick on the hour mark. And Villarreal were held 0-0 by Rapid Vienna, a team they had put five past in the home leg. Theirs is the most equal group, with only two points separating the four teams. (08.11.18)