Eto’o goal saves Everton

PARIS – Samuel Eto’o popped up with just eight minutes remaining to hand Everton a precious point from a 1-1 draw with FC Krasnodar in the Europa League.

Also on Thursday, former Premier League star Demba Ba returned to England to grab a late leveller for Besiktas to draw 1-1 at Tottenham while Celtic edged Dinamo Zagreb 1-0.

Cameroonian striker Eto’o cancelled out Ari’s first-half opener for Krasnodar to earn Roberto Martinez’s men some reward from their journey of almost two and a half thousand miles to southern Russia.

The result leaves the Toffees with four points from two matches in Group H after their 4-1 thumping of Wolfsburg a fortnight ago.

Wolfsburg and Lille drew 1-1 in Germany in the other game in the group on Thursday evening, with Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scoring a wonderful volley to earn the hosts a point after his compatriot Divock Origi, on loan from Liverpool, had put the French side ahead.

Other results: Sevilla 2-2 Rijeka, Napoli 2-0 Slovan Bratislava, Fiorentina 3-0 Dinamo Minsk, Asteras Tripolis 2-0 Partizan Belgrade, Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb, Inter Milan 2-0 Qarabag.

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