European League After defeating its host Bodo Glimt of Norway 1-0 today, Thursday, in the fourth round of the group matches in the continental championship, Arsenal maintained its unblemished start in the first group of the European League Football Championship.
Despite still having a postponed match against PSV Eindhoven, Arsenal improved its position at the head of the group standings by increasing its score to 9 points and reaching the full mark thus far.
However, before his matchup with his Swiss guest Zurich later today in the same round, Bodo Glimt’s balance froze at 4 points in third place, with a differential of direct confrontations behind Eindhoven, the second-placed team, who were equal with him in the same balance.
After scoring the game’s lone goal for Arsenal in the 24th minute, Bukayo Saka assumed the role of match MVP to increase the likelihood that the team known as “the Gunners” will finish the season at the top of its group and the standings, securing a direct ticket to the round of 32 in the continental competition.
Two rounds prior to the group stage’s conclusion, two teams—Fenerbahce of Turkey and Rennes of France—qualified for the knockout stages of the competition by defeating AEK Larnaca of Cyprus and Dynamo Kyiv of Ukraine, respectively.
While Rennes defeated Dynamo Kyiv 1-0, Fenerbahce defeated AEK Larnaca 2-1. With 10 points, Fenerbahce led the group standings, one goal ahead of Rennes, who was tied with him in the rankings. AEK Larnaca was in third place with 3 points, and Dynamo Kyiv remained at the bottom of the tables with no points.
Fenerbahce and Rennes will only compete for first place in their group after securing their spots in the tournament. This will prevent them from having to compete in the round of 32, where the teams that finished second and third in the group stages of the European League and the championship will face off. Premier League.
In the third group, where the Bulgarian Ludogorets Razagrad will play the Finnish Helsinki later today in the same round, Spain’s Real Betis and its Italian guest, Roma, drew 1-1.
With 10 points, Betis stayed in first place in the group, while Roma remained in second with 4 points, a difference in direct matches behind second-placed Ludodrites, who might win additional points in their matchup against Helsinki, which is now in last place with one point.
After a thrilling 3-3 draw with Portuguese visitor Sporting Braga in Group D, which is hosting a second match between German team Union Berlin and its Swedish visitor, Saint-Gilloise of Belgium made a significant step toward reaching the knockout stage.
After increasing its score to 10, Saint-Gilloise alone kept the group lead, 3 points more than Sporting Lisbon, its closest competitor. Union Berlin is in third place with three points, while Malmo is at the bottom of the rankings without a score.