Arsenal and Lyon open competition with a win, Benfica starts without Jan Vertonghen with a big win

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Both Arsenal and Lyon opened their national football competition with a win on Friday evening.

Source: BELGA

Arsenal kicked off the new season in the Premier League in a London derby visiting Crystal Palace, which said goodbye to Christian Benteke who had left for DC United earlier in the evening. The Gunners triumphed 0-2 thanks to the opening goal by Gabriel Martinelli (20.) and an own goal by Marc Guehi (85.). Albert Sambi Lokonga was allowed to relieve captain Martin Odegaard in injury time in the winning camp.

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At the same time, Lyon crossed the line with a hard-fought win against Ajaccio in the opening match of Ligue 1. After the whistle, the scoreboard read 2-1. Tete (12.) and Alexandre Lacazette (21.) seemed to give the home team a carefree evening, until goalkeeper Anthony Lopes got red just before half an hour and Thomas Mangani (31.) signed for the connection goal from the penalty spot. In injury time of the first half, the visitors were also reduced to ten after a second yellow card from Romain Hamouma. After the interruption, the score remained untouched.

Jan Vertonghen watches as Benfica starts with a big win

Benfica got off to a strong start on Friday evening in the Liga Portugal. The first match of the new football season in Portugal against Arouca resulted in a big 4-0 victory.

Jan Vertonghen watched for 90 minutes from the bench and saw how Gilberto (8.), Rafa Silva (42.), Enzo Fernandez (45.+6) and again Rafa Silva (86.) crossed the line for the three points. the capitals.

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