Derby relief for Inter, frustration for United

Inter grabbed a morale-boosting late point in the Milan derby on a weekend of mixed results for the UEFA Europa League sides, with Manchester United held and Nice returning to winning ways.

Derby relief for Inter, frustration for United
Derby relief for Inter, frustration for United ©AFP/Getty Images

Ivan Perišić pounced late to salvage a Milan derby draw for Inter as the Nerazzurri warmed up for UEFA Europa League matchday five with a morale-boosting point.

Bottom of Group K ahead of Thursday's trip to face Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Inter twice responded to goals from Suso to keep AC Milan from taking the spoils. Antonio Candreva was first to equalise, but it was Croatian international Perišić who grabbed the all-important leveller in the final minute, poking in following a corner.

There was late drama at Old Trafford too, with Manchester United denied an eye-catching victory against Arsenal on Saturday. Juan Mata put José Mourinho's sixth-placed side in front, but Olivier Giroud came off the bench to consign the Red Devils to a third consecutive home Premier League stalemate.

Nice experienced no such problems, in contrast, as they ended a run of two straight defeats by prevailing 1-0 away to fellow UEFA Europa League hopefuls St-Étienne. Valentin Eysseric made the difference to return Les Aiglons to the Ligue 1 summit, on a weekend when resurgent Schalke won again and Astana clinched silverware in the Kazakh Cup.

Group A
Feyenoord 3-0 Zwolle
Fenerbahçe 2-0 Galatasaray
Man. United 1-1 Arsenal 
Zorya 1-2 Oleksandriya

Group B
Kairat 0-1 Astana (Kazakh Cup final)
Platanias P-P Olympiacos 
Young Boys 4-3 Sion

Group C
Zulte Waregem 3-2 Anderlecht
Gabala 1-0 Zira 
Mainz 4-2 Freiburg 
St-Étienne 0-1 Nice

Group D
Roda 1-1 AZ
Dundalk's domestic season is over
Ironi 1-2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Zenit 3-1 Krylya Sovetov

Group E
U Craiova 0-1 Astra
Austria Wien 2-0 Ried 
Atalanta 2-1 Roma
Mladá Boleslav 0-0 Viktoria Plzeň

Group F
Athletic 1-0 Villarreal
Genk 2-0 Eupen 
Salzburg 2-1 Rapid Wien
Sampdoria 3-2 Sassuolo

Group G
Ajax 5-0 NEC
Eibar 1-0 Celta 
Panathinaikos P-P AEK
Mechelen 2-1 Standard Liège

Group H
Braga 2-1 Santa Clara (Portuguese Cup)
Mouscron-Péruwelz 0-2 Gent 
Gaziantepspor 0-3 Konyaspor 
Shakhtar 2-1 Karpaty

Group I
Krasnodar 3-0 Ural
St-Étienne 0-1 Nice
Salzburg 2-1 Rapid Wien
Wolfsburg 0-1 Schalke

Group J
Empoli 0-4 Fiorentina
Larissa P-P PAOK
Qarabağ 1-0 Kapaz 
Jablonec 3-0 Liberec

Group K
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 5-1 Hapoel Haifa 
AC Milan 2-2 Internazionale
Sparta 3-0 Karvina
Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

Group L
Osmanlıspor 2-0 Alanyaspor 
Concordia 1-0 Steaua 
Athletic 1-0 Villarreal
Servette 0-4 Zürich (Challenge League)