Napoli top Serie A, Fenerbahçe overtake Beşiktaş

Gonzalo Higuaín struck twice as Napoli beat Internazionale to replace their opponents at the Serie A summit, while Fenerbahçe made the most of Beşiktaş's weekend defeat.

How the UEFA Europa League contenders fared ©Getty Images

There were 18 UEFA Europa League teams in action on Monday and it proved productive as Napoli and Fenerbahçe hit the front in Italy and Turkey while Sporting CP re-established their five-point cushion in Portugal.

Gonzalo Higuaín struck twice as Napoli won 2-1 to replace opponents Internazionale at the top of Serie A. Fenerbahçe also had just enough against ten-man Trabzonspor, a 2-0 win meaning they fully capitalised on Beşiktaş's defeat at home to Akhisar on Sunday to leapfrog their Istanbul rivals at the summit.

Eredivisie pacesetters Ajax experienced no such troubles as they dispatched Zwolle 2-0 to maintain their lead, while a James Milner penalty against Swansea secured Liverpool their third win in four Premier League outings. Elsewhere, Tottenham Hotspur drew 0-0 with Chelsea, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice for a triumphant Dortmund and Lazio were undone by Empoli.

There were six goals at the Stade Vélodrome as Marseille and Monaco got back to domestic matters in a high-scoring draw. Almamy Touré struck twice for Monaco as the principality side twice took the lead away to OM, but the hosts came away with a point thanks to Georges-Kévin N'Koudou's late leveller.

There were plenty more late goals on Monday, most notably at Sporting CP where William Carvalho's 93rd-minute penalty saw off Belenenses to keep the Lions five points clear of the pack in Portugal.

Group A
Molde concluded their Norwegian Eliteserien campaign on 8 November
Fenerbahçe 2-0 Trabzonspor
Zwolle 0-2 Ajax
Inverness 1-3 Celtic

Group B
Liverpool 1-0 Swansea
Sion 1-2 Thun
Rubin Kazan 2-2 Spartak Moskva
Bordeaux 1-4 Caen

Group C
Krasnodar 2-1 Rostov
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Stuttgart
Kalloni 1-3 PAOK
Qäbälä 1-1 Rävan

Group D
Napoli 2-1 Internazionale
Midtjylland P-P København
Mechelen 1-4 Club Brugge
Podbeskidzie 2-2 Legia Warszawa

Group E
Getafe 2-0 Villarreal
Rapid Wien 3-1 Altach
Jablonec 0-1 Viktoria Plzeň
Neman 0-1 Dinamo Minsk (Belarusian Cup)

Group F
Braga 0-2 Benfica
Marseille 3-3 Monaco
Zlín 2-0 Liberec
Groningen 2-1 Den Haag

Group G
Empoli 1-0 Lazio
St-Étienne 3-0 Guingamp
Dnipro 0-2 Vorskla
Rosenborg concluded their Norwegian Eliteserien campaign on 8 November

Group H
Beşiktaş 0-2 Akhisar
Dinamo Moskva 2-2 Lokomotiv Moskva
Sporting CP 1-0 Belenenses
Tirana 1-2 Skënderbeu

Group I
Basel 3-0 Luzern
Sassuolo 1-1 Fiorentina
Lechia 0-1 Lech Poznań
Sporting CP 1-0 Belenenses

Group J
Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Chelsea
Anderlecht 3-2 Leuven
Marseille 3-3 Monaco
Neftçi 1-0 Qarabağ

Group K
Leverkusen 1–1 Schalke
Sparta Praha 2-1 Brno
Olympiacos 3–1 Asteras 
Ayia Napa 0-1 APOEL

Group L
Rayo Vallecano 0–3 Athletic Club 
Spartak Subotica 0-1 Partizan
Augsburg 0–0 Wolfsburg
PSV 3–0 AZ