There were mixed results for Ghanaian players on the opening day of the Europa League Group stage on Thursday.

Ghana international Frank Acheampong played the entire duration as Anderlecht beat Azerbaijani side FK Qabala 3-1 at home.

Youngster Emmanuel Sowah was an unused substitute the Stade Constant Vanden Stock.

Striker Patrick Twumasi came off the bench in the 57th minute for FK Astana who lost 2-1 at Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia.

Italian side Sassuolo beat Spanish side Athletic Bilbao 3-0 at the Stadio Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia with Ghana midfielder Alfred Duncan coming off the bench in the 74th minute.

Inaki Williams was handed a starting role but was replaced after 54 minutes for the visitors.

Bernard Kumordzi warmed the bench as Genk lost 3-2 at Rapid Wien.

Ghanaian teenager Timothy Fosu-Mensah was on the bench as Manchester United slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Feyenoord.

source: Ghanasoccernet