Balotelli's Nice & Milan Net Five, Everton Thrashed
Europa League Wrap 14 September 2017
Zulte-Waregem 1-5 Nice
OGC Nice showed their class, as they thrashed Zulte-Waregem 5-1 in their opening Group K clash.
Alassane Plea put the visitors 2-0 up inside 20 minutes before Dante grabbed a third goal in the 28th minute.
Mario Balotelli set up Allan Saint-Maximin for Nice's fourth goal in the 69th minute, before the former Liverpool striker rounded off the scoring in the 74th minute.
Austria Wien 1-5 AC Milan
AC Milan started their campaign on a high, after romping to a 5-1 win over Austria Wien on Thursday evening.
Portugal international Andre Silva stole the show on the night, as he netted a hat-trick, while Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Suso also got on the score-sheet for the Serie A giants.
Atalanta 3-0 Everton
Everton got their campaign off to a poor start, as they suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Atalanta.
The Serie A sides scored all three goals in the first half courtesy of strikes from Andrea Masiello, Alejandro Gomez and Bryan Cristante.
Villarreal 3-1 Astana
Goals from Cedric Bakambu, Denis Cheryshev and Nicola Sansone helped Villarreal claim a 3-1 win over Astana on Thursday evening.
Real Sociedad 4-0 Rosenborg
Real Sociedad showed Rosenborg no mercy, as they registered a 4-0 win at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta.
Diego Llorente bagged a brace, while Zurutuza and own goal from Jorgen Skjelvik secured the win for the La Liga outfit.
Vitesse 2-3 Lazio
Olympique Marseille 1-0 Konyaspor
Hertha Berlin 0-0 Athletic Bilbao
Hoffenheim 1-2 Sporting Braga
Apollon 1-1 Olympique Lyon