The group stage of the Conference League 2021/2022, the third club competition conceived by UEFA and which opens this season, is already underway. A total of 32 teams have started their journey towards the Tirana final and of the two great favorites for the title, one has started scoring and the other has scored their first points.
José Mourinho’s Roma got a hand at CSKA Sofía (5-1). The Bulgarian team took the lead in the 10th minute through Carey, but Lorenzo Pellegrini with a double, El Shaarawy, Mancini and Agraham turned the score around. While Tottenham drew 2-2 in the field of Rennes. I hit with a goal and my own goal opened the scoring for the spurs. Tait and Laborde made it 2-1 until Hojbjerg appreciated to put the final tie.
Results First Day of the Conference League group stage:
• Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-1 Alashkert
• HJK Helsinki 0-2 COUNT
• Flora Tallinn 0-1 Gent
• Anorthosis Famagusta 0-2 Partizan
• Rome 5-1 CSKA Sofia
• Bodo Glimt 3-1 Zorya Luhansk
• Jablonec 1-0 CFR Cluj
• Randers 2-2 AZ Alkmaar
• Maccabi Haifa 0-0 Feyenoord
• Slavia de Praga 3-1 Union Berlin
• Slovan Bratislava 1-3 Copenhagen
• Lincoln Red Imps 0-2 PAOK
• Rennes 2-2 Tottenham
• Mura 0-2 Speed
• Kairat Almaty 0-0 Omonoia
• Qarabag 0-0 Basilea
The anecdote of the first day was carried out by the Cluj player, Mario Camora. The Romanian defender was going to score an own goal and to avoid it he threw himself over the line and took the ball out with his hand. The referee saw it and whistled a penalty in favor of Jablonec. Václav Pilar scored the maximum penalty and gave the victory to his team (1-0).
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