Tag Archives: Europa League

Brendan Rodgers ‘disappointed but encouraged’ by Liverpool’s 1-1 Europa League draw with Bordeaux


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was both disappointed and encouraged by his side’s 1-1 Europa League draw in Bordeaux. Adam Lallana’s second-half goal was cancelled out by substitute Jussie late on to deny the Reds an opening win. However, with Rodgers making eight changes it was the young players who impressed – the first-half introduction of debutant Pedro Chirivella brought the ...

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Europa League qualifiers: Dortmund recover from 3-0 down to win

Dortmund's Aubameyang in action (Image credit: EPA)

Borussia Dortmund came from 3-0 down to beat Norwegian side Odd in a dramatic Europa League play-off first leg. Dortmund had not conceded in their four competitive games under new boss Thomas Tuchel, but trailed within 13 seconds to Jone Samuelsen’s header and were three down within 22 minutes. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang started the comeback on 34 minutes. And Shinji Kagawa, ...

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Gideon Baah named in Whoscored’s Europa League team of the season


Ghana and HJK Helsinki defender Gideon Baah was rewarded with a place in Whoscored.com’s Europa league team of the season after his impressive display in group stages. The 23-year old was named in defence with Everton’s Phil Jagielka, Dynamo Kyiv ‘s Yevhen Khacheri and Dynamo Moscow’s Tomas Hubocan. Baah joined current Finish Champions HJK Helsinki from Honka and was an ...

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Champions League: Barcelona v Bayern, Juventus v Real Madrid

Pep celebrating with Barcelona team after the 2011 Champions League at Wembley (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona have been drawn against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals. The other last-four tie sees Juventus – in their first semi-final since 2003 – face Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, the defending champions. The first legs will be played on 5 and 6 May, with the return matches a week later. In the Europa League, holders Sevilla ...

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Mario Balotelli showed disrespect to Henderson – Steven Gerrard

Balotelli preparing to take the penalty while team-mates confer
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Steven Gerrard accused Mario Balotelli of showing “disrespect” by taking Liverpool’s winning penalty against Besiktas ahead of Jordan Henderson. Balotelli scored from the spot in Thursday’s Europa League last-32 tie at Anfield to secure a 1-0 first-leg win. That came after a disagreement with captain Henderson and Daniel Sturridge over who should take it. Gerrard said: “Henderson is the captain ...

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“Patience for Atsu will bring rewards”- Martinez pleads

Atsu (in white) in action for Everton against Kuban Krasnodar in the Europa League

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says Christian Atsu can deliver high returns if he is given time to grow in to the English game. The Black Stars winger is on loan with the Toffees from Chelsea but he is yet to score high marks in terms of performances. Despite that, Martinez is sure the former Porto winger will get it right ...

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