Europa League: Arsenal, Leicester Book Second Round Place

Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (C) vies for the ball with Molde's Norwegian midfielder Etzaz Hussein (L) and Molde's Norwegian defender Birk Risa (R) during the UEFA Europa League group B football match Molde v Arsenal in Molde, Norway on November 26, 2020. (Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB / AFP) / Norway OUT (Photo by SVEIN OVE EKORNESVAG/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal recorded a 3-0 win over Molde in Norway to book a place in the Europa League second round with two games to spare.

Nicolas Pepe redeemed his image with the opening goal, Reiss Nelson added the second goal before 19-year-old Folarin Balogun put the icing on the cake.

Arsenal have won all their first four games in the Europa.

Tottenham earned a 4-0 win over Ludogorets courtesy of a brace from Carlos Vinicius and other goals by Harry Winks and Lucas Moura.

Napoli won 2-0 against Rijeka in a match that was filled with emotional tributes to the late Diego Maradona.

Leicester City booked a place in the last 32 with an entertaining 3-3 draw against Sporting Braga in Portugal.

The Foxes are top of Group G with ten points followed by Braga with seven points.

AS Roma beat CFR Cluj 2-0 to qualify for the second round, AC Milan and Lille played out a 1-1 draw.

Bayern Leverkusen spanked Hapoel Beer-Sheva 4-1 to move a step closer to a place in the last 32.

Benfica fought back from a 2-0 deficit to snatch a 2-2 draw against Rangers, Granada got the better of Omonoia 2-1.

Villarreal and Maccabi Tel-Aviv settled for a 1-1 draw.

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