Tag Archives: Europa

Rangers on brink of Europa League exit after home defeat by Bayer Leverkusen | Football

Steven Gerrard lost his first European game at Ibrox despite a spirited second-half showing from Rangers. A VAR penalty call was calmly converted by Bayer Leverkusen’s captain Kai Havertz before Charles Aránguiz doubled the Bundesliga side’s advantage midway through the second period. Rangers responded swiftly when George Edmundson atoned for …

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Manchester United thrash Lask in front of empty stands in Europa League | Football

Odion Ighalo opens the scoring in the first half.

Fireworks ignited outside the closed Linzer Stadion marked the beginning of a last-16 tie that may not be completed next week due to coronavirus. The disease is causing more and more sport to be suspended so when Manchester United will hope to seal passage to the quarter-finals is unclear. Here, …

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Europa League thrown into coronavirus chaos as two last-16 ties are shelved | Football

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The knockout stages of the Europa League have been thrown into disarray after two of the last-16 fixtures were postponed the day before the first legs were scheduled to take place as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on the football calendar across the continent. While Manchester United’s …

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Arsenal sent crashing out of Europa League by late Olympiakos winner | Football

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts to his last-gasp miss.

This was a desolate night for Arsenal and the consequences may be far-reaching. They had been taken to extra-time by Olympiakos’s Pape Abou Cissé but, true to form, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came up with a breathtaking finish that sparked wild celebrations and seemed to bail out a listless display. Mikel Arteta’s …

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Copenhagen deliver late Europa League knockout blows to sorry Celtic | Football

Dame N’Doye makes off with the ball after settling the tie

This proved a harrowing and unforeseen occasion for Celtic. Copenhagen weren’t wonderful – wonderful – but in truth they didn’t have to be. Neil Lennon watched his Scottish champions unpicked by a performance notable for its organisation. After Celtic had clawed their way back into proceedings with a penalty, as …

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Wolves progress in Europa League despite Espanyol loss and Neto howler | Football

Wolves progress in Europa League despite Espanyol loss and Neto howler | Football

Espanyol landed the first punch and the last but Wolves knocked them out, as everyone knew they would. The decisive blows had been delivered at Molineux last week when Nuno Espírito Santo’s team took a four-goal lead; now they had to just finish the Spaniards off and they did so …

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Ryan Kent strikes against Braga to send Rangers into Europa League last 16 | Football

Ryan Kent rocked Braga as his winner under the Estadio Municpal’s cliff-face enabled Rangers to climb into the Europa League’s last 16. Steven Gerrard’s team have stumbled out of the title race back home but in Europe they continue to scale new heights after claiming a 1-0 win in Portugal. …

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Wolves’ Diogo Jota hits Europa League hat-trick to leave Espanyol flailing | Football

Rúben Neves was at it again, smashing a volley from the edge of the area into the top corner.

Diogo Jota scored his second successive Europa League hat-trick as Wolves took a large stride towards the last 16 with this convincing first-leg victory. The Portugal forward became the first player since Klass-Jan Huntelaar for Schalke in 2012 to score consecutive trebles in this competition but this game was also …

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Rangers’ Ianis Hagi completes thrilling Europa League comeback against Braga | Football

Ianis Hagi delighted both his watching father Gheorghe and the Ibrox faithful as his double sent Rangers to a breathless 3-2 Europa League comeback victory over Braga. On a wild night in Glasgow, with the Ibrox pitch again in a terrible state, it appeared Gers were set to slip up …

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