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Europa League: Arsenal to play AC Milan in last 16

Arsenal progressed despite a "complacent" performance against Swedish minnows Ostersunds (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arsenal will play seven-time European champions AC Milan in the Europa League last 16. The Gunners will travel to Italy for the first leg on 8 March, with the return match a week later. Milan, who are seventh in Serie A, beat Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round. Arsene Wenger’s Gunners beat Swedish minnows Ostersunds ...

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Europa League: Arsenal ease past Ostersunds FK 3-0

Nacho Monreal's opener against Ostersunds FK meant he has been directly involved in five goals in his past six games for Arsenal in all competitions (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger praised his Arsenal side for the way they overcame unfamiliar surroundings as they easily beat Swedish side Ostersunds FK to more or less guarantee their place in the last 16 of the Europa League. The game was played in -4C temperatures on a 4G plastic pitch at the Jamtkraft Arena, but the visitors made light of alien conditions ...

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Ajax survive Lyon comeback to make Europa League final

There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as Ajax reached their first European final in 21 years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ajax held on to resist a tenacious second-leg fightback by Lyon in France and reach the Europa League final – their first European final since 1996. The Dutch side scored first through Kasper Dolberg’s crafty finish to move 5-1 ahead on aggregate. But Alexandre Lacazette’s two goals before half-time and Rachid Ghezzal’s 81st-minute header gave Lyon hope. And Nick Viergever’s ...

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Dele Alli given three-game ban by UEFA

Dele Alli was sent off in the 39th-minute against Gent as Spurs were knocked out of the Champions League (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been banned for three European matches after being sent off against Gent at Wembley in the Europa League in February. Alli was dismissed for a challenge on Brecht Dejaegere in the 2-2 draw. Should Spurs secure a top-three Premier League finish, Alli would miss half of their Champions League group campaign. Meanwhile, Arsenal have been ...

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Europa League: Man Utd drawn against Anderlecht

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Manchester United have been drawn against Belgian leaders Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals. United, considered the favourites by many bookmakers, are the only British club left in Europe’s secondary club competition. Jose Mourinho’s team edged past Russian’s FC Rostov with a 2-1 aggregate win in the last 16. French side Lyon play Besiktas, Dutch giants Ajax meet German team ...

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Spurs knocked out of Europa League by Gent

Spurs' elimination means Manchester United are the only English side in Friday's draw for the last 16 (Image credit: PA)

Ten-man Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the Europa League as Gent held them to a draw at a sell-out Wembley. Spurs, who trailed 1-0 after the first leg of the last-32 tie, made a great start as Christian Eriksen slipped an angled shot under Gent keeper Lovre Kalinic. The visitors equalised through Harry Kane’s own goal, leaving Spurs needing ...

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Frank Acheampong named in UEFA Europa League team of the round

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Ghana international Frank Acheampong was named in the UEFA Europa League team of the week after his two goals helped Anderlecht take a commanding lead in the game against Zenit St.Petersburg. The 24-year-old raced the Royal Club into a 5th minute lead before doubling the advantage 26 minutes later at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock. The winger’s opener resulted from ...

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Europa League: Spurs lose 1-0 at Gent

Gent's goalscorer Jeremy Perbet had a year with Villarreal three seasons ago (Image credit: Rex Features)

Tottenham’s Europa League hopes have been dealt a blow after Jeremy Perbet’s goal gave Gent a surprise victory in their last-32 first-leg meeting. French striker Perbet controlled and slotted into the corner from Danijel Milicevic’s pull-back on the hour. A strong Spurs line-up were poor for most of the evening, although Harry Kane clipped the post after half-time. Gent, eighth ...

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Europa League: Rooney stars as Man Utd close in knockout stages

Wayne Rooney is one goal from matching Sir Bobby Charlton's Manchester United scoring record ((mage credit: Getty Images)

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s record European goalscorer as they beat Feyenoord to keep their Europa League fate in their hands. The Red Devils captain scored his 39th European goal for the club when he clipped the ball over Brad Jones from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s perfect through ball – with Feyenoord appealing unsuccessfully for offside. Rooney then set up Juan Mata ...

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