Friday, August 03, 2012
FOOTBALL : Liverpool and Inter Milan win Europa League first-leg matches
Stewart Downing scored the only goal of the goame for Liverpool as the Premier League team struggled to beat Gomel of Belarus 1-0 in Brendan Rodgers' first competitive match as Reds manager.
Inter Milan was a 3-0 winner at Hajduk Split in the first leg of the third qualifying round. Wesley Sneijder opened the scoring in the 18th minute, and Yuto Nagatomo and Philippe Coutinho added goals.
FC Twente (2-0), Hannover 96 (3-0) and SC Heerenveen (4-0) all established good leads. The second legs take place on 9 August.
UEFA.com has all 29 third round results here.