Europa League round-up: Tottenham Hotspur perfect, Valencia bounce back

Tottenham manager Andres Villas-Boas rotated his squad and the strong performance showed how deep the squad is, although it was left to old hand Defoe to steer the visitors with his 21st goal in European competitions — scored in the 34th minute — moving him within one goal of Martin Chivers' club record.

updated: October 04, 2013 10:30 IST
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Tottenham overcame cold conditions to maintain its billing as the Europa League's top contender thanks to a confident victory on Thursday, when a goalkeeping gaffe sparked Valencia to its first win.

Tottenham, the English Premier League club which has spent heavily this offseason and sold Gareth Bale, wasn't the only team to make it two-for-two in wins: Genk, Fiorentina, Eintracht Frankfurt, Rubin Kazan, Sevilla, Swansea, Salzburg, and Ludogorets Razgrad are also perfect.

Also, Sergio Floccari capped a frenetic contest with a flourish of goals as the Lazio substitute scored late to force a 3-3 draw at Trabzonspor, while Wigan picked up its first ever European victory.

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