Gers boss Gerrard rues missed chances in routine win over Luxembourg minnows

Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says he wishes his team had chalked up the convincing win his side deserved as they cruised to a 2-0 victory in their Europa League first-leg triumph over Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn. Former Liverpool skipper Gerrard watched on as the Ibrox outfit totally dominated open play but somehow managed to […]

Europa League Round Up: A week of incredible comebacks continues as Salzburg overcome Lazio

The Europa League had a lot to live up to, following the scintillating action that had been played out in the Champions League this week. European football’s secondary competition did not disappoint with some big storylines of its own. Read about all of the action from the Europa League quarter final second legs here: Salzburg […]

Europa League Round Up: Atletico Madird capitalise on Sporting’s mistakes to open up advantage

The quarterfinals have started in decisive fashion, with three teams now having a large task on their hands to qualify following the first leg result. There were some fourteen goals across the four games including brilliant strikes and defensive mishaps.   Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sporting Lisbon When a team is playing the favourites to win […]

Europa League Round Up: RB Leipzig and Salzburg in pole position after the Round of 16’s first leg

The Europa League always seems to provide shocks, entertaining matches and some superb goals. This week was no different, as it included a win for RB Salzburg against Borussia Dortmund, Lazio’s battle with Dynamo Kyiv and Saul Niguez’s incredible strike against Lokomotiv Moscow. AC Milan 0–2 Arsenal Arsene Wenger and Gennaro Gattuso have had very […]

Why Zenit St Petersburg should be considered among the favourites to win the Europa League

With the Europa League Round of 32 over, people can’t help but think about who are the favourites to win the competition. The upcoming fixture between AC Milan and Arsenal is widely seen as a game that could produce the tournament’s eventual winner, while Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have also been widely touted to […]

Europa League Round Up: Ciro Immobile leads Lazio comeback while Celtic are knocked out by Zenit

With a place in the Round of 16 at stake there was plenty of action, with Lazio and Zenit St Petersburg overturning deficits from the first leg to progress. Arsenal, Athletic Bilbao and Borussia Dortmund were close to forfeiting their place in the next round, but just about managed to hang on. Lazio 5 (5-2) […]

Europa League Round Up: Manuel Fernandes and Michy Batshuayi inspire brilliant comebacks

Two months after the culmination of the group stages the Europa League is finally back with the first leg of the knockout rounds. There were brilliant comebacks from Borussia Dortmund and Lokomotiv Moscow, an upset from FCSB, resounding wins for Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Marseille as well as some draws which have given no […]

The European nights offering temporary respite from AC Milan’s domestic troubles

Having shown themselves to be one of the powerhouses of European football in the past, AC Milan’s fall from the top has been well documented in recent years. With high profile signings such as Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva and Ricardo Rodriguez in a haul that cost over £150 million, it seemed as though they would […]

Alejandro Gomez: The man leading Atalanta’s Europa League charge

When Everton supporters saw their draw for the Europa League group stages they were pretty confident of getting through to the knockout rounds. However, their opening match against an Atalanta side led be Alejandro Gomez showed them that they weren’t in for an easy ride. La Dea’s incredible first half performance swept Everton away, with […]

FC Astana: The eight-year-old club in the Europa League knockout stages

There have been many achievements made by clubs already during this Europa League campaign, but one that hasn’t had enough attention as it probably should is that of FC Astana. The side who have topped the Kazakhstan Premier League this campaign have also qualified for the knock out stages of European competition for the first […]

Emiliano Rigoni: The Zenit winger topping the Europa League goalscoring charts

Zenit St Petersburg are beginning to get a large Argentinian contingent, with Leandro Paredes, Matias Kranevitter, Sebastian Driussi and Emanuel Mammana all representing the Russian club. However, it is Emiliano Rigoni who has made the biggest impact for them in the Europa League, becoming the top scorer in the group stages of the competition. Rigoni […]

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