Roma close gap, Ajax catch Feyenoord

Edin Džeko scored twice as Roma moved within four points of the Serie A summit, on a day when Ajax pulled level with Dutch rivals Feyenoord and Manchester United could only draw.

Edin Džeko struck twice for Roma against Pescara
Edin Džeko struck twice for Roma against Pescara ©AFP/Getty Images

Roma climbed within four points of the Serie A summit on Sunday amid a clutch of notable results for the UEFA Europa League teams, with Ajax and Schalke also catching the eye.

Responding to Juventus's 3-1 loss away to Genoa earlier in the day, Roma took advantage with a narrow 3-2 success at home to Pescara, Edin Džeko scoring twice to take his tally to 13 goals in his last 11 games for the Giallorossi. The match also marked Daniele De Rossi's 400th Serie A appearance for the club.

The situation is even tighter at the top of the Eredivisie after Ajax drew level on points with fellow group stage contenders Feyenoord. The Amsterdam giants triumphed 1-0 at Heerenveen for their tenth victory in 11 league fixtures, whereas Feyenoord – who have now won just one of their last five in the division – needed two late efforts to draw 3-3 at Utrecht.

Ligue 1 leaders Nice are also feeling the pressure after dropping points in a 1-1 draw with Bastia, which was also the outcome as Manchester United took on West Ham in the Premier League. Elsewhere, Schalke moved into the top half of the Bundesliga courtesy of a tenth win in their last 12 games in all competitions, and Villarreal fell to sixth in Spain following a 2-0 home loss to Alavés.

Group A
Utrecht 3-3 Feyenoord
Rizespor 1-5 Fenerbahçe
Man. United 1-1 West Ham
Karpaty 2-2 Zorya

Group B
APOEL 1-1 Apollon (Monday)
Astana's domestic season is over
Olympiacos 0-0 Kekrya
Lausanne 1-2 Young Boys

Group C
Anderlecht 7-0 Mouscron-Péruwelz
Qarabağ 2-1 Gabala (Tuesday)
Hertha 2-1 Mainz
Angers 1-2 St-Étienne

Group D
AZ 5-1 Heracles
Dundalk's domestic season is over
Bnei Yehuda 1-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Krasnodar 2-1 Zenit

Group E
Poli Timişoara 2-0 Astra
Wolfsberg 0-3 Austria Wien
Viktoria Plzeň
2-0 Brno
Roma 3-2 Pescara

Group F
Las Palmas 3-1 Athletic (Monday)
Oostende 6-0 Genk
Rapid Wien 1-2 Sturm
Napoli 1-1 Sassuolo (Monday)

Group G
Heerenveen 0-1 Ajax
Celta 3-1 Granada
Panionios 1-1 Panathinaikos
Standard Liège 4-1 Zulte Waragem

Group H
Braga 6-2 Feirense (Monday)
Gent 3-0 Kortrijk
Konyaspor 1-1 Osmanlıspor (Monday)
Dnipro 0-2 Shakhtar

Group I
Krasnodar 2-1 Zenit
Nice 1-1 Bastia
Salzburg 0-1 Admira
Schalke 3-1 Darmstadt

Group J
Internazionale 4-2 Fiorentina (Monday)
PAOK
3-4 Atromitos (Monday)
Qarabağ
2-1 Gabala (Tuesday)
Slovan Liberec 2-2 Slovácko

Group K
Kfar Saba 0-2 Hapoel Beer-Sheva
Internazionale
4-2 Fiorentina (Monday)
Hradec Králové 1-2 Sparta Praha
Southampton 1-0 Everton

Group L
Konyaspor 1-1 Osmanlıspor (Monday)
Steaua
0-0 Botoşani
Villarreal 0-2 Alavés
Chiasso 0-2 Zürich (Monday)

All times CET

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