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Robin van Persie scored his first goal for Fenerbahce in dramatic fashion last night

The former Man United striker had two touches in the game and scored with one.

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ROBIN VAN PERSIE opened his Fenerbahce account with a dramatic injury-time winner in his sides’ Europa League first leg play-off against Atromitos.

The Dutch striker came off the bench with 10 minutes remaining and made an immediate impact as he headed home to seal an important win for this new club after they crashed out of qualifying for the Champions League.

Van Persie moved to Turkey during the summer from Manchester United after falling out of favour with Louis van Gaal.

Elsewhere in the Europa League on Thursday, Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s late winner completed an incredible turn-around as Borussia Dortmund came from three-goals down to beat Odd 4-3 in Norway.

Tippeligaen outfit Odd, in Europe for the first time since 2004 and the conquerors of Shamrock Rovers, took the lead after just 14 seconds through Jone Samuelsen.

Quick-fire goals from Fredrik Nordkvelle and Espen Ruud put the hosts 3-0 up inside 22 minutes. However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double either side of Shinji Kagawa’s strike levelled proceedings for Dortmund, who hit the woodwork four times, before Mkhitaryan headed in their fourth with seven minutes remaining.

Athletic Bilbao, perhaps jaded from their Supercopa de Espana triumph over Barcelona, lost out 3-2 to Zilina, with Brazilian forward William grabbing a last-gasp winner.

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