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Europa League semi-final draw: Arsenal handed Atlético test – as it happened

Arsenal will face Atlético Madrid in the last four of the Europa League, while Marseille and Salzburg – who met in the group stages – meet againArsenal to duel with Atlético Madrid in Europa League semis 11.26am BST Arsène Wenger’s side must get past A…

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The season six British clubs made it to semi-finals in Europe (and four lost)

The semi-finals of the European Cup, Uefa Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup all featured a British team in 1983-84By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog of the Sport NetworkWhen the semi-finals for the European Cup, European Cup, Uefa Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup…

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Europa League can save Arsenal’s season and keep Wenger, says Lacazette

• France striker hoping to reach final in his home town of Lyon • Petr Cech says Arsenal have ‘responsibility’ to win trophyAlexandre Lacazette believes that winning the Europa League will “save” Arsenal’s season and could lead to Arsène Wenger staying…

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Danny Welbeck adds fizz to Arsenal’s singular Europa concoction | Nick Ames

Players and fans of Gunners and CSKA Moscow produced a life-affirming football occasion, despite concerns about securityMidway through the second half of a match whose tension levels had amped up beyond recognition, Danny Welbeck conjured up a moment t…

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Marseille into semi-finals after five-star comeback against Leipzig

• Salzburg also overturn first-leg deficit to knock out Lazio• Favourites Atletico Madrid through despite defeat in LisbonMarseille advanced to the Europa League semi-finals after overturning a first-leg deficit to defeat RB Leipzig 5-3 on aggregate.Le…

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Arsenal grateful to Welbeck and Ramsey after Cech’s jitters provide scare at CSKA

Arsenal being Arsenal, it was never going to be straightforward. For much of the evening Arsène Wenger’s players did their best to emulate Barcelona’s performance at Roma in a way that nobody at Arsenal would have wanted as CSKA Moscow threatened to ov…

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CSKA Moscow v Arsenal: Europa League quarter-final – live!

Europa League updates from the quarter-final second legLive scores: Follow all the quarter-final latestSign up to the Fiver, our teatimely football roundupAnd be sure to email or tweet Paul your thoughts 7.55pm BST The TV pundits keep describing CSKA’…

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Sporting Lisbon president suspends 19 players after social media spat

Bruno de Carvalho attacks ‘stupid’ defeat to Atlético MadridPlayers release joint statement and reportedly refused to trainSporting Lisbon are left with six players for Sunday’s match with Pacos de Ferreira after president Bruno de Carvalho suspended 1…

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Mesut Özil given free ride by rusting hulks of Russian football past | Nick Ames

CSKA’s back three, with a combined age of 108, were unable to cope with Arsenal’s attacking verve, particularly in the absence of any kind of defensive midfield coverVictor Goncharenko was halfway through a candid assessment of his team’s hammering by …

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Aaron Ramsey scores wonder goal in Arsenal’s easy defeat of CSKA Moscow

Aaron Ramsey timed the run to perfection but what he produced next would go down as the defining image of an enjoyably serene evening for Arsenal. Darting onto Mesut Özil’s lofted pass, Ramsey jumped and, with the outside of his right boot, flicked a v…

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Arsenal v CSKA Moscow: Europa League – live!

Get live updates from Arsenal v CSKA Moscow (kick-off 8.05pm BST)Wenger ready to see best of Lacazette as he weighs up selectionEmail Paul Doyle with your thoughts or tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.15pm BST No messing about from Wenger with this line-up. He’s eve…

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Arsène Wenger rates Arsenal’s chances against CSKA Moscow as 50/50

• Frenchman wary of Russians in Europa League quarter-final• ‘They have a good culture and a long history in the game’Arsène Wenger says his team “don’t live in dreamland” and have a 50/50 chance of beating CSKA Moscow as the first leg of Arsenal’s Eur…

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Uefa shows bite to Besiktas but is a pussycat over Danny Welbeck dive | Daniel Taylor

A feline invader merits a Uefa inquiry, while Danny Welbeck showcased with impunity the English talent for deception also displayed by Sterling, Vardy and of course Dele AlliPresumably, everyone is up to speed by now about the reassuring news from Uefa…

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Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi alleges more racist abuse by Atalanta fans

• On-loan Chelsea striker shares monkey emojis on Twitter• Atalanta already facing Uefa disciplinary hearing on 22 MarchThe Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan from Chelsea, has been inundated with racially abusive messages on soc…

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Arsenal fans warned over Europa League ‘hot potato’ in Moscow

• Government advice for supporters after spy-poisoning row• Fans going to quarter-final in Moscow may face anti-British feelingArsenal have encouraged their supporters to follow advice from the Foreign Office after the club was drawn to play CSKA Mosco…

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Europa League quarter-finals draw – live!

Updates from the last eight draw, which starts at 12pm GMTWenger will talk to Welbeck if forward dived against MilanEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.04pm GMT “Uefa Europa League is really competitive and umpredictable, everyone has a chance to …

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Arsène Wenger will talk to Danny Welbeck if forward dived against Milan

• Wenger will review incident where Welbeck won crucial penalty• ‘Atlético is the biggest favourite in the Europa League’Arsène Wenger promised he would talk to Danny Welbeck if he felt the Arsenal striker was guilty of diving. The manager said he did …

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Jack Wilshere weaves his magic to help keep Wenger era alive at Arsenal | Paul MacInnes

Midfielder led by example in a game which produced a 3-1 win over Milan which was not as simple as the scoreline suggestedThere was a bit of a debate going on before this match. Hey, this is Arsenal we’re talking about after all. Anyway, the theme this…

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Danny Welbeck double eases Arsenal past Milan and into quarter-finals

Danny Welbeck thought about it. He had felt the slightest touch from the Milan left-back, Ricardo Rodríguez, inside the area and he went down. The official behind the goal thought about it some more. The seconds ticked by. Milan were unconcerned. Then,…

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Arsenal v Milan: Europa League last 16 – live!

Europa League updates from the second leg (first leg: 2-0)Live scoreboard: the latest from Thursday’s Europa League tiesAnd email Nick here or tweet him here with your thoughts 7.08pm GMT That looks like a pretty attacking Milan side, and so it should …