A disappointing 2-0 away defeat for Sierra Leone skipper Umaru Bangura and his club side FC Zurich in Turkey in their final Group L match in Ankara late Thursday. (Photo: Zürich players observe a minute’s silence for the players of the Brazilian team Chapecoense prior to their UEFA Europa League group stage match against Osmanlispor)
FC Zurich crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Turkish football’s dark horse Osmanlispor who qualify for the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 after defeating the Swiss team FC Zurich.
Midfielders Dzon Delarge and Erdal Kilicaslan were the scorers for Osmanlispor.
Bangura, 29, who is unavailable for a post-match interview was playing in his usual position in central defence as the Turkish side Osmanlispor finished the group as leaders. They have 10 points. Spain’s Villarreal beat Romanian Steaua Bucharest 2-1 and completed group stage in the second spot.
Meanwhile, here are the eight transferring teams to the UEFA Europa League having finished third in their Champions League group: Beşiktaş, København, Legia, Ludogorets, Lyon, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Rostov, and Tottenham.
The round of 32 draw takes place on Monday and will be streamed live in UEFA.com’s DrawCentre from 13:00CET
Group L results:
Osmanlispor (Turkey) – Zurich (Switzerland): 2-0
Villarreal (Spain) – Steaua Bucharest (Romania): 2-1
Group L standings:
Teams P W D L G F GA +/- Pts
Osmanlispor 6 3 1 2 10 7 3 10
Villarreal 6 2 3 1 9 8 1 9
Zurich 6 1 3 2 5 7 -2 6
Steaua 6 1 3 2 5 7 -2 6