Eindhoven (AFP) – Former German footballers Mario Goetze and Jerome Boateng made a successful start to the Europa League with their clubs.
The 29-year-old Gotze scored the Dutch club’s lead in the 2:2 (1:2) between PSV Eindhoven and Real Sociedad San Sebastian (31st minute). The former world champion prepared Cody Jako’s goal (54). The ex-Munich Boateng was 2-0 up (1-0) at Glasgow Rangers for the first time since joining the starting line-up at Olympique Lyonnais from France. Coach Peter Boss replaced the 33-year-old after 65 minutes.
Monaco also made a good start to the new European Cup season with coach Niko Kovac. The Ligue 1 club won 1-0 (0-0) at Sturm Graz. Goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, on loan from Bayern Munich, was also in the starting line-up, as was national striker Kevin Volland, who was substituted after 61 minutes without a goal.
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