Europa: Eriksen Scores First Inter Milan Goal, Ajax Lose At Getafe
Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen scored his first goal for the club since last month’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to set up a 2-0 win at Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League on Thursday.
Manchester United were held 1-1 at Club Brugge and Getafe pulled off a surprise 2-0 home win over last year’s Champions League semi-finalists Ajax in other round-of-32, first-leg ties.
Inter were frustrated by more than an hour by their Bulgarian opponents until Eriksen fired a low shot into the net from just outside the penalty area in the 71st minute.
Romelu Lukaku sealed the win with a stoppage-time penalty, the Belgian striker’s 22nd goal of the season after Anicet Andrianantenaina was judged to have handled following a VAR review.
United were quickly in trouble in Belgium when Emmanuel Dennis lobbed the ball over Sergio Romero to give Brugge a 15th- minute lead. But Anthony Martial levelled in the 36th minute when he raced through to place a shot past Simon Mignolet.