Malmo beat Besiktas in UEFA Europa League

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – Sweden's Malmo beat Turkey's Besiktas 2-0 Thursday in their second match of the Europa League 2018-19 group stage.

The second week of the UEFA Europa League concluded Thursday with 24 matches.

In the Group I away match, Besiktas was the more composed side in possession, but loud chants by the home fans distracted the Black Eagles in the first half.

Malmo right-back Andreas Vindheim scored in the 51st minute as he whipped in a ball from the right touchline that appeared to deflect off Besiktas' Caner Erkin and snuck into Loris Karius' net. The Swedish side expanded its lead in the 76th minute as Markus Rosenberg scored from the penalty spot, with the match ending 2-0.

In the other Group I match, Sarpsborg defeated Genk 3-1.

Malmo had lost the opener 2-0 at Genk while Beşiktaş had defeated Sarpsborg 3-1 in their first match in the group.

The other results are as follows:

Group A: Leverkusen 4-2 AEK Larnaca, Zurich 1-0 Ludogorets

Group B: Rosenborg 1-3 Leipzig, Salzburg 3-1 Celtic

Group C: Bordeaux 1-2 Kobenhavn, Zenit 1-0 Slavia Praha

Group D: Fenerbahce 2-0 Spartak Trnava, Anderlecht 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb

Group E: Vorskla 1-2 Sporting CP, Qarabag 0-3 Arsenal:

Group F: Real Betis 3-0 Dudelange, Milan 3-1 Olympiacos:

Group G: Spartak Moskva 3-3 Villarreal, Rangers 3-1 Rapid Wien

Group H: Apollon 2-2 Marseille, Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 Lazio

Group I: Malmo 2-0 Besiktas, Sarpsborg 3-1 Genk

Group J: Krasnodar 2-1 Sevilla, Standard Liege 2-1 Akhisar

Group K: Astana 2-0 Rennes, Jablonec 2-2 Dynamo Kyiv

Group L: BATE 1-4 PAOK, Chelsea 1-0 Vidi