Arsenal win delayed, AC Milan start fast in Europa romp

Published 3:36 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2017 | Updated 6:31 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2017

Arsenal won its first Europa League match in 17 years after a delayed start while AC Milan started fast in subduing host Austria Vienna 5-1 on Thursday.

Kickoff in Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Cologne was delayed for an hour after thousands of ticketless Cologne fans made it hard for ticketholders to get into Emirates Stadium. About 20,000 Cologne fans came to London, after only 3,000 tickets were allocated to them. Police said four people were arrested for public order offences.

Also, Atalanta struck three times in the first half to hand struggling Everton a 3-0 defeat, Spanish league co-leader Real Sociedad crushed Rosenborg 4-0, and Lyon drew with Apollon of Cyprus 1-1.

Cologne sits winless on the bottom of the Bundesliga, but its fans, walled off by security guards in the stadium, were celebrating after…

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