European roundup: Midtjylland thrash Lazio and West Ham hold on to win

Lazio suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat at Midtjylland on a night of goals in Europa League Group F. Paulinho opened the scoring and Sory Kaba, Evander, Gustav Isaksen and Erik Sviatchenko were all on target for the rampant Danish side. It could have been even worse for the Italians with Midtjylland also missing a penalty.

Feyenoord surged to the top of Group F after registering their first points in emphatic fashion, crushing Sturm Graz 6-0. The Iranian forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored twice in the Dutch side’s romp to leave all four clubs with three points.

Olympiakos’s hopes of progressing from Group G already look slim, however, as the former Champions League regulars went down 3-0 at the Bundesliga side Freiburg, for whom Michael Gregoritsch grabbed two as they moved top.

In Group E Real Sociedad, who beat Manchester United last week, top the standings on six points after beating Omonia Nicosia 2-1. Ander Guevara gave the Spaniards the lead but the substitute Bruno levelled before the Norwegian striker Alexander Sørloth struck the winner in the 80th minute.

In Group H, Ferencvaros moved top with six points thanks to a 1-0 home win over Monaco while the 1991 European champions Red Star Belgrade went down 2-1 at Trabzonspor and remain without a point after two games.

In the Europa Conference League Gianluca Scamacca scored a cracker but West Ham made hard work of a 3-2 victory at Danish side Silkeborg. The Italy striker, a £30m summer signing from Sassuolo, scored with a stunning strike in between a penalty from Manuel Lanzini and Craig Dawson’s header.

But it was not all plain sailing for David Moyes’s side as, just as they had against Romanian side FCSB a week ago, they conceded the first goal. And they were hanging on for the final 15 minutes after Søren Tengstedt pulled one back before eventually making it two wins from two in Europe this season.

Lawrence Shankland’s well-taken penalty sent Hearts on their way to a 2-0 Europa Conference League win over RFS in Latvia. Shankland struck two minutes before half-time and the substitute Alan Forrest netted in stoppage time to kickstart Hearts’ European campaign.

Hearts had lost six of their previous seven games, including a 4-0 home defeat by Istanbul Basaksehir in their opening group match, but they were well worth the three points at Skonto Stadium in Riga. Robbie Neilson’s side overcame the loss of Craig Halkett to injury on his comeback to move second in Group A.