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Celtic beaten by Betis, West Ham off to winning Europa League start

Celtic discarded a two-objective lead to lose 4-3 to Real Betis in a throbbing beginning to the Europa League bunch stages, while West Ham traveled to a 2-0 triumph over Dinamo Zagreb.

Eighteen years on from arriving at the UEFA Cup last in Seville, Celtic got back to Andalusia and got off to a fantasy start at the Benito Villamarin.

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Albian Ajeti packaged home the opener because of a VAR audit after the objective had at first been precluded for handball.

The Swiss striker was then hacked down in the container by Claudio Bravo and Josip Juranovic covered his first Celtic objective from the punishment spot.

In any case, the protective frailties that have described Ange Postecoglou’s initial days accountable for the Glasgow monsters were presented to cost the guests a fundamental triumph.

Two objectives in a short time cleared out Celtic’s lead as Juan Miranda opened home before Borja Iglesias unselfishly teed up Juanmi to balance.

Iglesias finished the rebound with a close to post flick right off the bat in the second-half before Juanmi’s shot flew in off within the container.

Anthony Ralston pulled an objective back a little ways from time to give Celtic some expectation, however Betis hung on for every one of the three focuses.

Bayer Leverkusen were additionally champs in Group G as the Germans fought against eminent loss to beat Ferencvaros 2-1 on account of a second-half victor from 18-year-old star Florian Wirtz.

West Ham partook in an undeniably more agreeable re-visitation of European football in the Croatian capital.

Michail Antonio jumped off a leeway back pass to proceed with his initial season scoring streak with his fifth objective in as many games.

Declan Rice then, at that point jogged from inside his own half prior to delivering an incredible completion five minutes into the second-half.

Genk were 1-0 victors at Rapid Vienna in the other game in West Ham’s gathering.

Galatasaray edged a blockbuster conflict with Lazio 1-0 on account of Thomas Strakosha’s own objective.

In a similar gathering, Marseille were held 1-1 by Lokomotiv Moscow as previous Chelsea midfielder Tino Anjorin snatched a late equalizer for the Russians.

Leicester have Napoli and Rangers take on Lyon in the pick of the 1900GMT openers.

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