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