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UEFA Europa League News

Feb 15

Villarreal v Lyon background

The 2018 final hosts Lyon travel to Spain defending a 3-1 first-leg lead, although Villarreal’s UEFA Europa League expertise means Les Gones will take nothing for granted.

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Feb 15

Zenit v Celtic background

Callum McGregor’s first-leg goal has given Celtic something to defend as they travel to Russia, where Zenit will look to reprise their exceptional home form to turn the tie round.

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Feb 15

Athletic v Spartak Moskva background

Athletic Club are poised to reach the round of 16 after taking control of their tie with Spartak Moskva thanks to a 3-1 win in Russia – the Basque club’s fourth consecutive victory.

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Feb 15

Lokomotiv Moskva v Nice background

Lokomotiv are in pole position to progress despite Mario Balotelli’s early first-leg double; Manuel Fernandes’ second hat-trick of the season has given the Russia side the advantage.

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Feb 15

Dire football and great trips – Arsenal fans on life in the Europa League

As Arsène Wenger’s side prepare to face Sweden’s Östersund, three supporters assess the highs and lows of being part of Europe’s ‘other’ competitionI was actually really looking forward to being in the Europa League. It’s about as first world as proble…

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Feb 15

Lazio v FCSB background

The 1-0 win in the first leg gave FCSB a first victory against a Serie A side at the 14th time of asking; now they travel to Lazio looking to open their goal account on Italian soil.

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Feb 15

Dynamo Kyiv v AEK background

There was nothing between Dynamo Kyiv and AEK Athens in a first leg that finished 1-1, although Viktor Tsygankov’s away goal could prove crucial for the Ukrainian side.

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Feb 15

CSKA Moskva v Crvena zvezda background

CSKA Moskva are well placed to progress after a scoreless first leg in Belgrade, although their Serbian visitors did not concede an away goal in the group stage.

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Feb 15

Plzeň v Partizan background

A 1-1 draw in Belgrade, and their imposing home form in the UEFA Europa League, will give Viktoria Plzeň cause for confidence as Partizan travel to the Czech Republic.

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Feb 14

Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers makes Zenit favourite to reach last 16

• Rodgers appreciates Russian side’s greater spending power• Zenit St Petersburg have not played since DecemberThe level of European competition may have changed but the message from Brendan Rodgers has not. Celtic’s manager has emphasised time and aga…

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Feb 14

Arsène Wenger urges change in rule that robs Arsenal of Aubameyang

• Record signing ineligible to play in Europa League this season• Manager says Arsenal must adapt quickly to 4G artificial pitchArsène Wenger has lamented the archaic rule that has left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineligible to face Östersund in the Euro…

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Feb 14

The Europa League is back and more than ever is a competition to savour

This season’s round of 32 is arguably the strongest since the Uefa Cup was rebranded in 2009 and should help the second-tier tournament shed its second-rate reputationIt’s hard to know sometimes if Arsène Wenger is an optimist or pessimist. A football …

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Feb 12

The Comfort Zone: the unconventional methods of Östersund’s Graham Potter – video

Graham Potter is the English manager who took Arsenal’s Europa League opponents Östersund from the fourth tier of Swedish football to the top flight in only five years. Increasingly bored by the formulaic coaching that defined his life as a professiona…

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Feb 12

Graham Potter: ‘I’ve shown there’s another path for English managers’

The 42-year-old former Southampton player is making his name at Sweden’s Östersund and now faces his biggest and most exciting test – a Europa League tie with Arsenal“It’s a different kind of cold,” Graham Potter says as darkness spreads across Östersu…

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Feb 12

Who has scored 50+ UEFA club goals?

Robert Lewandowski is the latest player to have taken his UEFA men’s club competition goal tally to 50, with his strike against Paris on matchday six: see all 18 in the hall of fame.

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Feb 12

Europa League knockout records and statistics

Who has played the most games in the UEFA Europa League knockout stages? Who is the top scorer and who has made the most appearances? And which team has recorded the most wins?

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