Berne - Samuel Eto'o
scored twice to give ambitious Anzhi Makhachkala a 2-0 Europa League win
over Young Boys on Thursday while Videoton and Sparta Prague pulled off
Eto'o, who last week ended his stand-off with Cameroon officials
and agreed to play for his country again, converted a 62th minute
penalty against the run of play.
He then turned in Oleg Shatov's cross in the last minute to
complete a 2-0 win over the Swiss side and extend Anzhi's unbeaten run
to seven matches in the competition, including the qualifiers.
The match was played in front of a sparse crowd in Moscow, where
Anzhi are playing for security reasons after UEFA refused to let them
stage matches in the violence-plagued Dagestan region.
Videoton gave Hungarian football a rare boost with a 3-0 win over
Sporting, the goals coming in the first half from Paulo Vinicius,
Filipe Oliveira and Nemanja Nikolic, while Sparta Prague beat last
season's runners-up Athletic Bilbao 3-1.
Inter Milan enjoyed an easy 3-1 win at Azerbaijan's Neftci thanks
to first-half goals from Philippe Coutinho, Joel Obi and Marko Livaja,
all set up by Colombian Fredy Guarin.
Compatriots Lazio scraped a 1-0 win at home to Slovenia's Maribor with a 62nd minute goal by Brazilian Ederson.
Former England manager Steve McClaren's Twente Enschede narrowly
avoided a shock defeat at Helsingborg after Rasmus Bengtsson and Douglas
scored in the last quarter of an hour to give them a 2-2 draw.
Two goals from Nicola Djurdic had put the Swedes 2-0 ahead at halftime.