PSV Eindhoven shrugged off a sluggish start to gain a draw against a spirited AIK Solna side at the Philips Stadion.
It took until the 61st minute for the opening goal to finally be scored, and it was the visitors who ploughed ahead into a surprising lead. Nils-Eric Johannson’s fine pass found Kwami Karikari, with the latter supplying the finish past Polish goalkeeper Prezymyslaw Tyton.
Despite Swedish dominance, the hosts did equalise against the run of play as Dries Merten threading a ball towards Jermain Lens, who struck his second Europa League goal in as many games to restore parity for the Eredivisie side, who sit second.
Meanwhile, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk continued their scintillating rise in Group F, seeing off Napoli 3-1 to maintain their 100 per cent record at Dnipro Arena.
The Ukrainian side took the lead, inside all of 120 seconds as Ruslan Rotan’s free-kick into the box was failed to be cleared away, with Artem Fedetskiy seizing an advantage to fire the ball high into Antonio Rosati’s net.
Despite Partenopei pressure, Dnipro would double their advantage just before half-time, as Fedetskiy played a further part in the build-up of the second goal.
The 27-year-old midfielder’s delivery into the box was helped on by Yevhen Seleznyov, with Brazilian Matheus nudging the ball past an outstretched Rosati for 2-0.
Giuliano put the hosts 3-0 up, before Ondrej Mazuch was adjudged to have fouled Edinson Cavani in the box, with the Uruguayan star reducing the deficit from the spot.
Walter Mazzari’s men have now lost 3-0 and 3-1 respectively in their last two European matches, and now sit six points behind their opponents.