Fitzpatrick rocks Lille with late headers

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A late second-half double by the substitute Glen Fitzpatrick brought battling Shelbourne back from the brink against Lille at Lansdowne Road last night.

First-half goals by Mathieu Bodmer and Christophe Landrin gave the French side a 2-0 interval lead, but headers in the 80th and 83rd minute by Fitzpatrick, who came on for Thomas Morgan after 65 minutes, stunned the visitors who ended up hanging on for a draw.

Trabzonspor managed to cling on to a 3-2 lead to beat Athletic Bilbao after a stirring fightback by the visiting Spanish team, who had been 3-0 down.

Trabzonspor took the lead after 25 minutes when Gokdeniz Karadeniz sent in a cross which sailed past the goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia to the defender Javi Gonzalez. He mistimed a clearance and knocked the ball into his own net .

Three minutes later Aranzubia saved a shot only for the ball to rebound to forward Mehmet Yilmaz, who slotted it home. Striker Karadeniz made it 3-0 half-way through the second half as he rounded the Bilbao goalkeeper after a brilliant run and guided the ball into the net.

The third goal stirred Bilbao and they hit back when midfielder Carlos Gurpegui picked up a loose ball in the area and drove a shot into the far corner. With 10 minutes remaining the unmarked Asier Del Horno headed home from a free-kick.

The former Middlesbrough striker Massimo Maccarone scored a hat-trick as Parma beat Maribor 3-2.

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