It was a mixed bag for the four Italian teams in action in the Europa League earlier this evening, with two crashing out and two making it to the round of 16.
One obvious qualifier was AC Milan, who beat Ludogorets Razgrad 1-0 at the San Siro, adding to their 3-0 first leg win in Bulgaria.
The other, perhaps not so obvious qualifier was Lazio. The Biancocelesti had lost 1-0 to Steaua in the first leg in Romania, but found their mojo to win 5-1 at the Olimpico, and thus completed a 5-2 win on aggregate. Continue reading Napoli knocked out, Atalanta suffer late heartbreak against Dortmund
Second half goals from Ciro Immobile and Alessandro Murgia see Lazio come from behind to beat Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem 3:2 in their Europa League clash on 14 September, 2017. Continue reading Video Vitesse-Lazio 2:3 Highlights | Vitesse vs Lazio Goals Europa League 2017
FC Koln have been drawn alongside Arsenal, BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League group. Hoffenheim are in Group C alongside Braga, Ludogorets and Istanbul Basaksehir, who lost to Sevilla.
Hertha Berlin are in Group J alongside Athletic Bilbao, Zorya and Ostersund. Continue reading Europa League 2017-2018 Group Stage Draw | Arsenal v Bate & Everton v Lyon
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is currently rated as one of the best distributors in the Premiership currently and here is another great pass from him that almost created a goal in the Toffees’ Europa League clash against Croatian outfit Hajduk Split Continue reading Jordan Pickford great distributing skill 2017 Video- Pickford pass vs Hajduk Split Europa League
Manchester United will be without key defender Eric Bailly after he was red carded in the dying moments of the club’s 1-1 draw at home against Celta that saw Jose Mourinho’s side book a final against Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam. A red card the club could have done without, especially given that Marcos Rojo is also out for the Red Devils Continue reading Eric Bailly suspended for Europa League Final after red card- Bailly vs Guidetti Video