Six stay perfect, United win, Inter beaten

Ajax, APOEL, Krasnodar, Schalke, Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit maintained their 100% records, while Manchester United got off the mark and Internazionale Milano lost again.

Zlatan Ibrahimović struck Manchester United's winner against Zorya
Zlatan Ibrahimović struck Manchester United's winner against Zorya ©AFP/Getty Images

Only Ajax, APOEL, Krasnodar, Schalke, Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit have a perfect record two games into this season’s UEFA Europa League group stage.

Matchday two results (click individual games for video highlights)
Ajax 1-0 Standard Liège

Astana 0-0 Young Boys

Athletic Club 1-0 Rapid Wien

Austria Wien 0-0 Viktoria Plzeň

Celta Vigo 2-0 Panathinaikos

Dundalk 1-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Fenerbahçe 1-0 Feyenoord

Fiorentina 5-1 Qarabağ

Gabala 2-3 Mainz

Genk 3-1 Sassolo
Gent 2-0 Konyaspor

Hapoel Beer-Sheva 0-0 Southampton

Krasnodar 5-2 Nice

Slovan Liberec 1-2 PAOK

Manchester United 1-0 Zorya Luhansk
Olympiacos 0-1 APOEL
Roma 4-0 Astra Giurgiu
Schalke 3-1 Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Braga

Sparta Praha 3-1 Internazionale Milano

Steaua București 1-1 Villarreal

St-Étienne 1-1 Anderlecht
Zenit 5-0 AZ Almaar
Zürich 2-1 Osmanlıspor

While Fiorentina, Krasnodar and Zenit all scored five, Roma were not far behind on four thanks to a virtuoso display from talisman Francesco Totti in the week of his 40th birthday.

Another of the competition's stellar names, Zlatan Ibrahimović, scored the only goal as Manchester United got off the mark in Group A with victory over debutants Zorya. Fellow newcomers Dundalk fared better, beating Maccabi Tel-Aviv to become the first team from the Republic of Ireland to win in the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League proper.

Slovan Liberec lost to PAOK but they are making a name for themselves as fast starters nonetheless. Jan Sýkora, who struck the quickest goal in UEFA Europa League history – 10.69 seconds – on matchday one, teed up Nikolai Komlichenko on this occasion with just over 40 seconds on the clock.

Another Czech club, Sparta Praha, felled Inter 3-1 to condemn the Serie A outfit to a second successive Group K defeat.

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