Tag Archives: UEFA Europa League

Europa League wrap: Atletico Madrid and Lyon win, Dortmund lose at home

Diego Costa helped Atletico Madrid reach the 2014 Champions League final before joining Chelsea (Image credit: Getty Images)

Diego Costa scored as Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with victory over Lokomotiv Moscow. Costa netted his sixth goal in 12 appearances since moving back to the Spanish side from Chelsea in January. Saul Niguez and Koke were also on target for the 2010 and 2012 winners. Lokomotiv are seven points ...

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Everton 1-5 Atalanta: Toffees endure humiliating night in Europa League


Everton’s season – like their search for a manager – continues to drift apparently rudderless after an insipid display in the 5-1 defeat against Atalanta. There was nothing riding on the Europa League game for the already-eliminated Toffees but the visitors found it all too easy as they secured qualification, even discounting a missed penalty from captain Alejandro Gomez, with ...

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FC Koln 1-0 Arsenal: Gunners beaten in Germany but still finish top


Arsenal fell to a narrow defeat at Cologne on Thursday night but will still progress into the knockout stages of the Europa League as Group H winners. An uninspiring evening at the impressive RheinEnergieStadion saw the Bundesliga’s bottom club secure a 1-0 win through Sehrou Guirassy’s second-half penalty to keep their own qualification hopes alive. On the back of a ...

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Ghana watch: Twumasi, Boakye-Yiadom feature in Europa League

Patrick Twumasi

Black Stars forward Patrick Twumasi scored the only goal for Astana in last night’s Europa League match away to Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel. Twumasi found the net in the 57th minute to give Astana all three points and second place in Group A. Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played 90 minutes for Red Star Belgrade in their goalless draw with Arsenal in ...

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Europa League: Patrice Evra sent off kicking Marseille fan during warm up

Patrice Evra, second from right, is led away by team-mates after the altercation. Photograph: Gualter Fatia/Getty Images

Patrice Evra was sent off after kicking one of his own team’s fans in the head before Marseille’s Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes. Footage shows the 36-year-old ex-Manchester United defender aiming an acrobatic kick at a supporter at the side of the pitch during the warm-up. Substitute Evra was dismissed before kick-off in Portugal, and Marseille started with 11 players. ...

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UEFA Europa League: Arsenal through to last 32

Giroud scored the winning goal away at Red Star Belgrade in the previous Europa League game (Image credit: Reuters)

Arsenal reached the knockout stages of the Europa League despite a goalless draw against Red Star Belgrade. Striker Olivier Giroud, who scored a late winner in the reverse fixture, was guilty of missing a number of chances, twice being thwarted by Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan and shooting wide from inside the area. The game’s best chance fell to midfielder ...

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“Arsenal fought together to win in Serbia”- Arsene Wenger

Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in eight goals in his past eight European starts for Arsenal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said his side showed their character as they continued their perfect start to the Europa League with a 1-0 victory at 10-man Crvena Zvezda in Serbia. Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick late on made it three wins from three for Arsenal in Group H. They are top of the standings, five points ahead of BATE Borisov. ...

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Ghana watch: Boakye-Yiadom, Attamah, Twumasi feature in Europa League


Ghana’s Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Joseph Attamah, Patrick Twumasi, Kassim Nuhu and Kadri Mohammed played in Thursday’s round 3 of the UEFA Europa League group stages. Boakye-Yiadom played 80 minutes for Red Star Belgrade in their 1-0 loss to Arsenal. He came close to adding to his 31 goals this calendar year but his first half header hit the woodwork. Eventually, Olivier ...

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