British teams failed to record a win in the Europa League on Thursday night as Fulham drew 1-1 with Twente, Birmingham were beaten by Braga and Celtic fell to a 2-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid after Spurs and Stoke were both held earlier in the night.
At Craven Cottage Martin Jol’s men got themselves ahead in the 19th minute when Andrew Johnson intercepted Dwight Tiendalli’s reckless pass across the Twente backline. He ran into the box and deftly flicked the ball over Nikolai Mikhailov.
Luuk de Jong, who had already seen a header saved, then levelled the match four minutes before half-time when he nodded the ball beyond Mark Schwarzer.
At St Andrews meanwhile it was a bad night for Birmingham City as they were well beaten by Portuguese side Braga.
Adam Rooney missed an early chance for the Blues when he hit the ball into the side-netting but was made to pay for his mistake when Helder Barbosa struck a spectacular volley in to the top corner leaving Boaz Myhill well beaten.
The visitors made it 2-0 when a ball in from the left was cushioned back towards the penalty spot by Gomes and Lima was able to fire the ball past Myhill much to the delight of the 87 members of the travelling Braga support.
Birmingham City did salvage some pride for themselves when Marlon King tapped home Chris Burke’s cross after 70 minutes.
But Barbosa made it 3-1 in the 87th minute when he swept home Carlao’s inviting cross completing a miserable night for Chris Hughton’s men.
Neil Lennon’s Celtic lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid over in Spain, the goals were scored by summer signings Radamel Falcao and Diego.