In the early morning of September 22, Beijing time, the curtain of the new season of the Europa League kicked off, and in the first round, teams from the five major leagues such as Rome, Liverpool and Villarreal all appeared.
Sharif 1-2 Roma
Last season's Moldovan league champions Sharif is at home to Roma.
In first-half stoppage time, substitute Paredes took a free-kick and the ball deflected off the defender, leaving the Sharif goalkeeper powerless and Roma taking the lead.
In the 57th minute, Cherif won a corner kick and after three consecutive shots from inside the box, Antois equalised.
At the critical moment, Shenfeng needs to stand up. Just six minutes later, Roma took the lead again.
Romelu Lukaku embroidered in the box, a brilliant feint dangling the defense, calmly firing a shot to complete the goal.
In the end, Roma's 2-1 win away at Cherif opened the European competition.
Linz 1-3 Liverpool
Away from home to last season's third-place finish in the Austrian Bundesliga, Klopp has rotated the squad substantially.
Liverpool conceded 11 minutes after the opening kick when Linz's corner kick drove outside the box and Flaker broke the deadlock with a brilliant burst.
In the first half, despite Liverpool's rage, the score was still 0-0.
In the 55th minute, Dias was brought down after finishing his shot in the box and the referee blew a penalty.
Núñez's penalty was too tricky and despite the goalkeeper's correct judgment, he could not prevent the ball from going into the net.
In the 60th minute, Klopp waved his hand and replaced a large number of main players, and such a substitution also quickly paid off.
In the 63rd minute, Dias, who was very active, followed up with a goal in the middle to put Liverpool in the top.
In the 88th minute, Salah, who had come off the bench, received a brilliant pass from Núñez to seal the victory.
Liverpool, who have made several comebacks in the Premier League this season, brought this style of score to the European competition, beating Linz 3-1 to get Liverpool off to a great start.
Panathinaikos 2-0 Villarreal
The Yellow Submarine away to Panathinaikos, unlike Liverpool and Roma, La Liga powerhouse has a stronger opponent. Even so, the Yellow Submarine rotated the starting lineup quite a bit.
Throughout the game, Villarreal was in a passive beating situation, and it was reasonable to lose.
In the 30th minute, Joannigis broke the deadlock. In the 79th minute, Šporar got up from the edge of the box and the ball went straight into the corner of the goal, and Panathinaikos sealed the victory.
In the end, Villarreal lost 2-0 away to Panathinaikos, becoming one of the few top five league teams to lose in the first round of European competition.