Liverpool stunned by Toulouse, Brighton ease to win at Ajax

TOULOUSE, France, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Liverpool endured a shock 3-2 loss at French side Toulouse in Europa League Group E on Thursday as Brighton & Hove Albion took a huge action in the direction of the knockout phases with a 2-0 win at Ajax Amsterdam.

Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool still cover the team standings with 9 factors, 2 in advance of Toulouse, in spite of being rejected an equaliser in the eleventh hour of included time by the VAR.

Bottom side LASK gained their very first factors with a 3-1 home gain Union Saint Gilloise that continued to be 3rd in the team.

Liverpool began highly and Joe Gomez’s header from an established item struck the bar.

The hosts damaged the predicament after 36 mins when Aron Donnum obstructed the sphere in midfield, got into package and racked up with a dispersed shot prior to Thjis Dallinga increased the benefit in the 58th min.

Liverpool drew one back in the 73th min via a very own objective from Cristian Casseres, yet Frank Magri brought back the hosts’ two-goal benefit 3 mins later on, slotting home a dispersed cross from close quarters.

Luis Diaz, whose daddy had actually been launched by abductors previously on Thursday, began the suit for Liverpool yet was changed by Diogo Jota 9 mins from time after making little influence. When he oozed right into the box and put the sphere right into the lower edge of the internet,

Jota provided the Premier League side hope.

Liverpool assumed they had actually restored a draw when Jarell Quansah located the internet in the 7th min of standstill time, yet the VAR prohibited it because of a handball by Alexis Mac Allister previously in the action.

Brighton safeguarded their 2nd success of the competitors with a comfy win at Ajax many thanks to objectives from Ansu Fati and Simon Adingra.

Fati opened up the racking up by steadly slotting the sphere right into the internet after 15 mins and Adingra increased the lead in the 53rd min from close quarters.

Brighton relocated better to the knockout phases by taking leading area in Group B on 7 factors, 2 in advance of Olympique de Marseille that play AEK Athens later Thursday.

AS Roma endured a shock 2-0 loss at Slavia Prague, sliding to 2nd location in Group G, degree on 9 factors with the Czech side that cover the standings.

Bayer Leverkusen gained a last-gasp 1-0 win at Qarabag in Group H to keep their excellent beginning and safeguard their location in the knockout phases.

Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk, extra coverage by Janina Nuno Rios, editing and enhancing by Ed Osmond

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