Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tag "Europa League"

    UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA is set to launch a third European club competition from the 2021-22 season.Andrea Agnelli, European Club Association president, confirmed the development on Tuesday.In his opening address at the ECA biannual meeting, Agnelli said: "Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the 'green light' has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of [...]

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    Ten-man Atlético hold Arsenal at home

Ten-man Atlético hold Arsenal at home

Atlético Madrid, despite playing 80 minutes with ten men, earned a smash and grab 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in the first leg of the Europa League semi final.Arsenal dominated from start with their strikers in busy mode. Lacazette hitting the outside of the post when he should have hit the back of the net, Monreal's header [...]

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    Arsenal, Atlético survive scare to advance; Lazio eliminated

Arsenal, Atlético survive scare to advance; Lazio eliminated

Arsenal survived an unlikely CSKA Moscow comeback to qualify for the semi finals of the Europa League.The Gunners, looking to win the competition as a back door entry into next season's UEFA Champions League came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 on the night and advance 6-3 on aggregate.On a cold Moscow night, Petr Cech race out to [...]

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    Arsenal thrash Musa and CSKA; Atlético stroll over Sporting Lisbon

Arsenal thrash Musa and CSKA; Atlético stroll over Sporting Lisbon

Arsenal trounced CSKA Moscow 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium to all but seal qualification into the semi finals of the Europa League.Arsene Wenger benched Nigeria's Alex Iwobi, and started both Jack Wilshere and Alexander Lacazette, while Ahmed Musa started on the wing for CSKA.Arsenal flew out of blocks and had a goal ruled out for offside on seven minutes but [...]

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    Iwobi vs Musa headlines Europa League quarter-finals

Iwobi vs Musa headlines Europa League quarter-finals

Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles teammates, will play against one another in the quarter-final of the Europa League.Iwobi's Arsenal was drawn against Musa's CSKA Moscow on Friday.Athletico Madrid will face Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon while Olympique Marseille will face German side RB Leipzig.The ties will be played on April 5 and April 12.The draw in full:Atlético Madrid Vs [...]

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    Europa League: Arsenal, Atlético win; Musa scores as CSKA Moscow advance

Europa League: Arsenal, Atlético win; Musa scores as CSKA Moscow advance

Nigerian international winger Ahmed Musa scored for CSKA Moscow in a surprise 3-2 away win over Olympic Lyonnais in France which secured the Russians' passage into the Quarter finals of the Europa League on a night in which Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Marseille, Lazio and Sporting Lisbon all advanced.The Militerians who lost 0-1 at home knew only a win in France [...]

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    Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal have been drawn against AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League.Arsene Wenger's men will face the seven-time European champions in the first away game in Italy.Both sides last met in an European competition in the 2011/12 Champions League, with Milan winning 4-0 at San Siro before Arsenal won 3-0 at the Emirates.The full list of the [...]

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    The moment Red Devils were crowned Europa League champions

The moment Red Devils were crowned Europa League champions

Jose Mourinho ticked the last box of what qualifies as a good season when his Manchester United side defeated Ajax to win the Europa League on Wednesday.It was the first Europa League title for the Red Devils while Mourinho became the first coach to win both of Europe’s major trophies on multiple occasions.Here is a video of how the victors lifted the [...]

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    Dele Alli sent off as Tottenham crash out of Europa League

Dele Alli sent off as Tottenham crash out of Europa League

Tottenham Hotspurs were on Thursday knocked out of the Europa League as Gent held them to a 2-2 draw at a sell-out Wembley match.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Spurs, who trailed 1-0 after the first leg of the last-32 tie, made a great start as Christian Eriksen slipped an angled shot under Gent keeper Lovre Kalinic.The visitors [...]

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    Onazi dedicates goal to Nigeria at 55

Onazi dedicates goal to Nigeria at 55

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, scored his first goal of the season for Lazio in the 3-2 win in the Europa League against Saint-Etienne and he dedicated the goal to Nigeria.Lazio came from a goal behind to beat nine-man St. Etienne 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Stadio Olimpico in Europa League Group G.The French side went ahead after [...]

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    Sevilla retain Europa League

Sevilla retain Europa League

Sevilla fought back twice to beat Dnipro 3-2 and retain the Europa League on Wednesday.Colombian striker Carlos Bacca scored twice for the Spanish side in addition to Grzegorz Krychowiak's goal.Dnipro had taken the lead through Nikola Kalinic before Sevilla struck twice.Ruslan Rotan equalised just before half-time for the Ukrainians, but Bacca struck in the second-half to win the trophy [...]

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    Roma win marred by crowd trouble

Roma win marred by crowd trouble

Goals from Adem Ljajic and Gervinho helped Roma to 2-1 win over Feyenoord and 3-2 on aggregate to qualify for the next round of the Europa League, but ugly scenes marred the proceedings in Rotterdam.Police detained 42 suspects before and after the highly charged game while fans throwing objects onto the pitch forced a temporary halt to the second half.The [...]

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    Ike Uche: My aim is always to improve

Ike Uche: My aim is always to improve

Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche cannot wait for the start of the new season in Spain.Uche, who finished last campaign as the club’s leading scorer in La Liga with 14 goals in 30 games, is keen on improving his tally in the upcoming season, but will take each game has it comes.“Personally speaking, my aim is always to improve and that’s [...]

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    Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Football, it is said, is all about winning trophies. But is it really the trophy that drives the determination or the money?Findings have shown that winners rake in funds in millions from football competitions. Here is a compilation of monetary prizes attached to some football competitions.World CupThe 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled [...]

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    Musa grabs league title with CSKA

Musa grabs league title with CSKA

Ahmed Musa’s team CSKA Moscow retained the Russian Premier League title with a last-day win over Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.CSKA prevailed 1-0 at home to take their fifth Russian title by one point, as Zenit St Petersburg won 4-1 away to FC Kuban to finish second and qualify for the Champions League. Musa was a 79th minute substitute for Alan [...]

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