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Europa League: Karius drops clanger in Besiktas defeat, Dudelange shock Apoel

Besiktas beaten 4-2 by Slovan BratislavaLazio lose in Cluj, Wolfsberger stun GladbachLorius Karius had a night to forget as Besiktas lost 4-2 to Slovan Bratislava on a Europa League evening filled with surprise scorelines. Austria’s Wolfsberger AC won …

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Sheyi Ojo gives Rangers win against Feyenoord on emotional night

Sheyi Ojo produced a moment of magic as Rangers beat Feyenoord 1-0 in a pulsating Europa League Group G opener at Ibrox. The death of the hosts’ former captain Fernando Ricksen on Wednesday at the age of 43 following a six-year battle with motor neuron…

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Wolves make poor start to group stage as Braga exploit sloppy defending

Until this match, Wolves’ European form had offered a pleasing contrast to their flawed domestic displays. But here the sloppiness that has infected them in the Premier League leaked into their Europa League campaign and helped Braga inflict a painful …

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Mason Greenwood’s goal gives Manchester United win over Astana

Mason Greenwood came to Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s rescue just as the Manchester United manager’s faith in his promoted young players was beginning to look misplaced.On his first European start the 17-year-old earned United the points with a coolly struck w…

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Ryan Christie penalty secures draw for Celtic at Rennes despite late red card

Ryan Christie’s second-half penalty earned Celtic a 1-1 draw with Rennes in their opening Europa League group game in France after they held on with 10 men in a frantic finale.The Scottish champions fell behind to a spot-kick from M’Baye Niang in the 3…

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Bukayo Saka inspires Arsenal to thrilling win at Eintracht Frankfurt

Sunday’s crisis is Thursday’s shining beacon of hope. A visit to one of the more feted sides in a competition they would rather not prioritise did not look a promising vehicle for Arsenal, so embattled after the shoddy way they lost their lead at Watfo…

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Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal, Rennes v Celtic: Europa League – live!

Europa League clockwatch updates from the opening gamesLive scoreboard: all the latest from tonight’s gamesAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 5.17pm BST Here are the starting line-ups from the Philips Stadion: PSV: Zoet, Dumfries, Baumgartl…

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Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo: ‘I’m not Totti, but one day I hope to be as good’

Nicolò Zaniolo was a Serie B player two years ago. Now he is a Roma regular with two Italy capsBy Omar Saleem for These Football TimesNicolò Zaniolo made his debut for Virtus Entella in Serie B two and a half years ago. He had been released by Fiorenti…

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Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo: ‘I’m not Totti, but one day I hope to be as good’

Nicolò Zaniolo was a Serie B player two years ago. Now he is a Roma regular with two Italy capsBy Omar Saleem for These Football TimesNicolò Zaniolo made his debut for Virtus Entella in Serie B two and a half years ago. He had been released by Fiorenti…

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Astana sense ‘great chance’ of upset after their long road to Old Trafford

Kazakh side from the furthest outpost in top-level European football includes a United fan who flew to games in ManchesterBy the time FC Astana touched down in Manchester on Monday, they had been in the air for more than seven hours. A quick stop in Ri…

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Unai Emery rests Mesut Özil for Europa League opener to manage workload

• Arsenal away to Eintracht Frankfurt in first group stage game• Manager wants playmaker fresh for Aston Villa game on SundayMesut Özil has been spared a potentially stormy return to Germany after Unai Emery opted to rest him for Arsenal’s opening Euro…

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Unai Emery rests Mesut Özil for Europa League opener to manage workload

• Arsenal away to Eintracht Frankfurt in first group stage game• Manager wants playmaker fresh for Aston Villa game on SundayMesut Özil has been spared a potentially stormy return to Germany after Unai Emery opted to rest him for Arsenal’s opening Euro…

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Old Firm derby offers Neil Lennon chance to turn page on Cluj backlash

Despite Celtic’s Europa League progress only beating Rangers will put lid on discontent over Champions League eliminationThat Celtic had already begun their journey home from Stockholm by the time Steven Gerrard cavorted along the Ibrox touchline in ce…

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Uefa agrees deal with clubs to cap prices for away fans in European competition

• Champions League away tickets limited to €70 (£63.50)• Europa League set to €45 (£41) maximum for away fansUefa has agreed a compromise deal with the continent’s top clubs to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League t…

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Europa League draw: Manchester United given gruelling group

• Celtic face Lazio, Wolves play Besiktas, Rangers will meet Porto• Arsenal draw Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liège and VitoriaWolverhampton Wanderers were handed an encouraging draw on their first return to European competition proper for 38 years, w…

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Lucy Bronze wins Uefa award, Premier League previews and Europa League draw – live!

All the latest ahead of the weekend, including Arsenal-Spurs Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendChampions League group-by-group guide: predictions and star playersAny thoughts? You can email John | Tweet @johnbrewin_ 10.21am BST More…

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Leander Dendoncker seals Wolves’ group-stage place at expense of Torino

Wolves’ first major European campaign for nearly four decades will not finish any time soon, as Nuno Espírito Santo’s team earned a place in Friday’s draw for the Europa League group stages thanks to an accomplished victory over Torino.Goals by Raúl Ji…

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Wolves v Torino: Europa League qualifying play-off second leg – live!

Minute-by-minute updates as Wolves bid to make the group stageFirst-leg match report: Torino 2-3 WolvesNicky Bandini: Serie A returns with goals and Sinisa MihajlovicEmail: rob.smyth@theguardian.com 7.03pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Champions Leagu…

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Rangers to decline away tickets amid threat of Uefa stadium closure

•Club will not take up allocation for next European trip• Light Blues face charge after sectarian chants in Europa LeagueRangers have told Uefa chiefs they will not take up their ticket allocation for their next European trip in a bid to stave off a po…

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Fans take Uefa to task over final tickets and hosts’ poor human-rights records

• Supporter groups want more tickets and accessible cities• Problems arose in Madrid and Baku last seasonA coalition of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham supporter groups has called on Uefa to improve the experience of fans at European finals a…