Brighton stage late comeback to draw with Marseille

Brighton & Hove Albion struck twice in the second half, including a late penalty, to recover from two goals down and grab a 2-2 draw at Marseille in an entertaining Europa League Group B game on Thursday.

Chancel Mbemba scored first for the hosts after a well-timed pass into the box, guiding the ball into the far corner, and Jordan Veretout doubled the lead 90 seconds later.

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Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross breathed life into the match after 54 minutes with a side-foot finish from Kaoru Mitoma's cutback.

Brighton dominated the closing stages and won a penalty two minutes before stoppage time when Jonathan Clauss fouled Tariq Lamptey and Joao Pedro converted from the spot.

West Ham United continued their successful start in Group A with a 2-1 victory at SC Freiburg, Lucas Paqueta and Nayef Aguerd the scorers for the London side.

David Moyes' team top the group with six points, ahead of Freiburg on three.

Atalanta scored twice inside 10 minutes to beat Sporting 2-1 in Portugal and top spot Group D.

Steven Davis' interim managerial stint for Rangers got off to a rough start as the Scottish side lost 2-1 to Aris Limassol in Cyprus.

Real Betis needed a late goal from Isco to win 2-1 at home against Sparta Prague.