Turkish Super Lig club Demir Grup Sivasspor were defeated 5-3 Thursday by Spain’s Villarreal in a thrilling UEFA Europa League match.
Goals by Takefusa Kubo and Carlos Bacca gave Villareal a 2-0 lead but Sivasspor made a comeback as Olarenwaju Kayode and Mustapha Yatabare scored, with the first half ending 2-2.
Juan Foyth gave the home team a 3-2 lead and Sivasspor’s Max-Alain Gradel made the score 3-3 with a fantastic free-kick.
But Villarreal secured a 5-3 victory with Paco Alcacer’s double against the Turkish club in the Group I match at Spain’s Estadio de la Ceramica.
In another group match, Israeli club Maccabi Tel-Aviv beat Azerbaijan’s Qarabag 1-0 at home.
Meanwhile, a hat-trick by Turkish international midfielder Yusuf Yazici secured a comfortable win for Lille against Sparta Prague in the Europa League
The French Ligue 1 side sealed a 4-1 win against Sparta Prague in the Group H match.
Yazici was on fire as he scored his first senior hat-trick in the match at Prague’s Generali Arena.
Nanitamo Ikone was another scorer for Lille, while Borek Dockal was the lone scorer for Sparta Prague.
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