Tag Archives: Europa League

Return of Liverpool’s Christian Benteke pleases Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp admits he is delighted to have Christian Benteke back in the Liverpool squad for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final at Villarreal. Benteke returned to full training earlier this week after a month out with aknee ligament injury sustained on international duty with Belgium. The 25-year-old, who last featured for Liverpool in the 3-2 defeat at Southampton on March 20, ...

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Two-goal Reus helps Dortmund see off Spurs

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Marco Reus’s second-half brace means Borussia Dortmund will take a three-goal cushion to north London after the German team emphatically beat Tottenham 3-0 in the first leg of the sides’ UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie. Buoyed by a rocking atmosphere, Dortmund took control of proceedings almost immediately. Gonzalo Castro shot over after just six minutes, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ...

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Manchester United draw Liverpool in Europa League

Former Borussia Dortmund and Basel striker Alexander Frei made the draw (Image credit: Getty Images)

Liverpool will face arch-rivals Manchester United in the Europa League last 16. Tottenham have been drawn against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Valencia, managed by Gary Neville, will face La Liga rivals Athletic Bilbao, while Sevilla – the winners of the last two Europa League titles – are away to Basel, whose St Jakob-Park ground will host the final. The games ...

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Louis van Gaal wants his side to be ‘horny’

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has called for passion from his players against FC Midtylland in the Europa League, telling them to be “horny”. United are 2-1 down going into Thursday’s last-32 second leg, with Van Gaal saying the Danish visitors will have “the match of their lives”. Asked what he wanted from his side, the Dutchman replied: “Desire, ...

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Europa League: Lamela hat-trick earns Spurs win

Mr. Hat Trick: Erik Lamela (Image credit: Reuters)

Erik Lamela scored a first-half hat-trick to ensure Tottenham topped Europa League Group J in style with a convincing victory over Monaco. The Argentine playmaker, 23, expertly placed all three of his goals beyond visiting keeper Danijel Subasic, who had a night to forget. Monaco’s consolation came when Stephan El Shaarawy curled in from 25 yards. But Tom Carroll’s neat, ...

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Liverpool beat Bordeaux to advance in Europa League

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Liverpool reached the last 32 of the Europa League with one game to spare after coming from behind to beat Bordeaux and go top of Group B. Henri Saivet fired Bordeaux ahead from 16 yards after keeper Simon Mignolet conceded a needless free-kick for holding on to the ball for 20 seconds – the maximum time allowed is six.  Liverpool ...

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Ibe scores his first goal in Liverpool win in Europa League

Match winner: Jordan Ibe (Image credit: Reuters)

Liverpool gave themselves the chance to qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League with a game to spare with victory over Rubin Kazan. James Milner shot against the crossbar early on for a dominant Liverpool after Roberto Firmino’s through ball. The deserved opener came after the break when the impressive Jordon Ibe struck home his first goal for ...

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Klopp’s Liverpool held by Kazan

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp endured a frustrating first game at Anfield as the Reds were held to a draw by 10-man Rubin Kazan in the Europa League. The visitors took the lead through Marko Devic’s stunning half-volley but had captain Oleg Kuzmin sent off for a second yellow card soon after. Liverpool responded as Emre Can stabbed in following a ...

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