Jagne and Ceesay’s Zürich secure Europa League knockout place

Gambian duo Pa Modou Jagne and Assan Ceesay’s FC Zürich secured their place in the UEFA Europa League knockout phase despite a 1-0 defeat in Germany to Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday evening.

Jagne and Ceesay guided their side to a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture last month but couldn't muster a win at the BayArena.

They have secured a place in the round of 32 of the competition despite being beaten in Germany.

Elsewhere, there were Europa League exits for defender Bubacarr Sanneh and winger Mustapha Carayol whose sides both endured defeats.

Sanneh’s Anderlecht suffered a 2-0 defeat in Turkey to Fenerbahçe while Carayol’s Apollon Limassol were beaten 3-2 at home by German side Eintracht Frankfurt.