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Leigh Griffiths lifts Celtic’s frustration with late winner against Rosenborg

Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to score a dramatic late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against the familiar adversary Rosenborg at Celtic Park.The Scottish champions had knocked the Norwegian side out of the Champions Leagu…

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Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the double against Vorskla Poltava

• Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla Poltava• Aubameyang 32 56, Welbeck 48, Özil 74Owing to a quirk in the rules so outmoded it has been abolished, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not allowed to play a single minute of Europa League football last season after his mid-s…

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Kyle Lafferty completes Rangers’ Europa fightback against Villarreal

Kyle Lafferty’s first European goal secured Rangers a point in their Europa League opener against Villarreal.Steven Gerrard’s team showed grit and endeavour, with Carlos Bacca and Gerard Moreno twice having put the La Liga side ahead. Scott Arfield sco…

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Willian gets dominant Chelsea off to winning start against PAOK

There were flares, smoke bombs, furious chanting and, for Chelsea, no Eden Hazard, but ultimately it was a case of job done as they got their Europa League campaign off to a winning start having taken the lead through Willian and created enough chances…

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F91 Dudelange welcome Milan with a sense of destiny and disbelief | Nick Ames

Dominant side in Luxembourg makes its Europa League debut against club that gave them their colours a century agoA five-minute drive from the centre of Dudelange, hugging a hill to the west of town, sits a community of colourful, tightly packed dwellin…

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Mikel Arteta refuses to blame Guardiola ban for Manchester City’s defeat

• Manager absent from touchline because of suspension• Coach says team were slow and careless against LyonMikel Arteta said he had no idea whether Pep Guardiola’s touchline absence because of suspension had anything to do with Manchester City unexpecte…

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Cristiano Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus go on to beat Valencia

• Ronaldo may miss trip to Manchester United next month• Ajax defeat AEK Athens 3-0; Bayern Munich beat Benfica 2-0Cristiano Ronaldo may miss a return to Old Trafford with Juventus on 23 October after he left the pitch in tears following a red card for…

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Eden Hazard misses Chelsea’s PAOK trip after complaining of tiredness

• Maurizio Sarri: ‘I thought it was better for him to rest’• David Luiz and Kovacic also out of Europa League openerEden Hazard was omitted from the Chelsea squad that travelled to Greece before their Europa League meeting with PAOK Salonika on Thursda…

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Arsenal’s Bernd Leno gets chance to prove his worth against Vorskla

• ‘We want him to go a long way here at Arsenal,’ says Unai Emery• Stephan Lichsteiner also gets first start in Europa League matchUnai Emery will hand Bernd Leno his first Arsenal start against Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday and has …

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Real Madrid begin Champions League defence by easing to win over Roma

It was just one night in Madrid but by the end of it, Real’s fans left the Santiago Bernabéu wondering if this team might be better than the one that won three European Cups in a row.Zinedine Zidane has gone, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone too, sent off 40…

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Manchester City pay price for carelessness with shock loss to Lyon

Pep Guardiola confessed before this game to becoming frustrated at Manchester City’s inability to do the simple things well. He will be closer to furious now that his side have lost ground in the Champions League with their most inept performance of th…

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Paul Pogba hits double as Manchester United start with win at Young Boys

The mental edge José Mourinho praised in the build-up was evident in a Manchester United victory which must surely be the template for the season.Fast, cold-eyed and a concerted unit: these were the key components in how the visitors downed Young Boys …

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From chatroom to the bootroom: Rene Maric’s very modern coaching journey | Nick Ames

A blog dissecting teams, players, tactics and managers started a journey which has led the 26-year-old to a coaching job at Red Bull SalzburgRene Maric feels there are occasions when people get him wrong. “Sometimes I read articles and comments about m…

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Champions League: previews for the big matches this week

Form guide, fitness news and facts on Inter v Spurs, Liverpool v PSG, Manchester City v Lyon and Real Madrid v RomaBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredTottenham’s two previous trips to San Siro have been eventful to say the least. Eight years have passed s…

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Thomas Tuchel returns to Liverpool with scars and a point to prove

PSG’s manager resumes his rivalry with Jürgen Klopp two years after his Borussia Dortmund were beaten in an Anfield epicWhen Thomas Tuchel steps out at Anfield on Tuesday the memories will come flooding back. He will wince at how the Kop sucked in that…

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Tottenham take inspiration from ‘the Bale game’ in rematch with Inter

Memories of a superhero’s one-man show in 2010 will be to the fore in Spurs’ Champions League opener at the San SiroTottenham were 4-0 down after 35 minutes against Internazionale at San Siro and the situation was so embarassing even their opponents fe…

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Jürgen Klopp all bubbly as Liverpool take on PSG free of Kiev hangover

Champions League final marked a beginning not a dismal defeat and the manager expects to see positivity and belief to the foreThere was a time, and it was not so long ago, when the sight of such talents as Neymar and Kylian Mbappé joking around Anfield…

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Spain looks north as Sociedad and Athletic take giants to the wire

Two historic, special clubs battled Madrid and Barça at grounds that embrace traditions rather than turn their backs on itIt’s exactly 100km from Anoeta to San Mamés as the car drives, passing Ipurúa halfway, sitting pretty in the Ego valley. Visible f…

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Spain looks north as Sociedad and Athletic take giants to the wire

Two historic, special clubs battled Madrid and Barça at grounds that embrace traditions rather than turn their backs on itIt’s exactly 100km from Anoeta to San Mamés as the car drives, passing Ipurúa halfway, sitting pretty in the Ego valley. Visible f…

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Monaco are starting to pay for their mistakes in the transfer window

Monaco are 15th in Ligue 1 and now face the daunting task of hosting Atlético Madrid in the Champions LeagueBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMonaco are not like other clubs. PSG, Marseille and Lyon boast raucous home fans, splur…