2019 Airtricity League Champions Dundalk continued their Europa League Group B journey this Thursday evening when they travelled to face Rapid Vienna in Austria. The match which ended in a four three victory for the hosts was of quite poor quality. Dundalk took an early lead through Patrick Hoban but a very poor performance from goalkeeper Aaron McCarey handed the hosts three of their goals. Substitute David McMillen scored two late penalties which gave the scoreline a better but in reality false impression. The other Group B contest saw Arsenal defeat Molde of Norway by four goals to one at the Emirates Stadium.
In Group H, Shane Duffy and his Glasgow Celtic colleagues suffered a crushing four one defeat by Czech Republic side Sparta Prague in Celtic Park while Glasgow Rangers played out a three all Group D draw with Benfica in Lisbon. The played against ten men for the great majority of the match and led by three goals to one with a little over ten minutes remaining only to falter badly and concede two late goals. In Group G, Leicester City made no mistake against another Portuguese side Sporting Braga with a four nil victory at the King Power Stadium. Tottenham Hotspur and Matt Doherty made the journey to Bulgaria where Ludogorets were defeated by three goals to one in Group J.