Ups and downs
Following a goalless draw in their opening Europa League match against AEL Limassol, Gladbach's
Everything started out according to plan, as summer signing Luuk de Jong leapt highest to give the Foals the lead...
...but Brazilian midfielder Cristian (l.) replied just minutes later with an exquisite free-kick from 25 yards which left Gladbach keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen no chance
From then on Gladbach were left chasing the game and after the visitors executed some well-drilled counter-attacks, the hosts were left to digest a 4-2 defeat
VfB Stuttgart travelled to Norwegian champions Molde FK for their second Group E match, played in the picturesque Aker Stadium on the banks of the Molde fjord
Look familiar? The bane of Bayern Munich fans everywhere, former Manchester United striker and
Stuttgart enjoyed the better of the match, but wasted numerous clear-cut chances to take the lead. Here Martin Harnik (m.) fires wide after a swift counterattack
The Swabians were punished for their carelessness, eventually losing 2-0 after Molde's Daniel Chima Chukwu swept in a late second
In the evening's earlier games, Hannover got off to a rotten start as Karim Haggui (No.3) conceded
The defender was sent off and Levante went 1-0 up from the ensuing penalty
Yet a disciplined team performance from the hosts not only saw them pull level, but they managed to take all three points after Didier Ya Konan's close-range effort
Manuel Friedrich (r.) chases possession in Bayer 04 Leverkusen's UEFA Europa League fixture away at Norwegian outfit Rosenborg Trondheim
After a balanced first half, Leverkusen dominated the second period, but struggled to make their superiority tell...