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Ajax beat Lyon 4-1 to close in on Europa League final spot

Ajax beat Lyon 4-1 to close in on Europa League final spot

Bertrand Traore scored twice as Ajax ran out comprehensive 4-1 winners in a pulsating Europa League semifinal first-leg clash against Lyon at Amsterdam Arena.

Manchester United vs. Celta Vigo, Ajax vs. Lyon in Europa League semis

Manchester United vs. Celta Vigo, Ajax vs. Lyon in Europa League semis

Manchester United will play Celta Vigo in the Europa League semifinals, with Ajax playing Lyon in the other tie.

Manchester United edge out Anderlecht after extra-time

Manchester United edge out Anderlecht after extra-time

Marcus Rashford sent Manchester United into the Europa League semifinals after Anderlecht took Jose Mourinho's side to extra-time in a breathless encounter.

Ten-man Ajax shock Schalke, reach Europa League semis with late goals

Ten-man Ajax shock Schalke, reach Europa League semis with late goals

Ten-man Ajax booked their place in the semifinals of the Europa League after a 4-3 aggregate win against Schalke.

Sisto goal secures Celta Vigo's place in the Europa League semifinals

Sisto goal secures Celta Vigo's place in the Europa League semifinals

Pione Sisto's solo goal sealed Celta Vigo's place in the Europa League semifinals as the Spaniards edged out Genk.

Lyon advance to Europa League semifinals after penalties

Lyon advance to Europa League semifinals after penalties

Lyon booked their place in the Europa League semifinals following a 7-6 sudden-death penalty shootout victory against Besiktas on Thursday night.

Advantage Celta Vigo after five-goal thriller against Genk

Advantage Celta Vigo after five-goal thriller against Genk

Celta Vigo recovered from an early deficit to claim a 3-2 win from the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal against Genk at Balaidos.

Davy Klaassen brace gives Ajax upper hand over Schalke

Davy Klaassen brace gives Ajax upper hand over Schalke

Ajax are in pole position to reach the semifinals of the Europa League after claiming a dominant 2-0 victory over Schalke in the first leg of their last-eight clash.

Lyon stage late comeback to beat Besiktas in first leg

Lyon stage late comeback to beat Besiktas in first leg

Jeremy Morel sealed Lyon's last-gasp comeback in a dramatic Europa League quarter-final first leg tie with Besiktas, which had risked being postponed due to crowd disturbances.

Leander Dendoncker goal denies Man United victory in Anderlecht

Leander Dendoncker goal denies Man United victory in Anderlecht

Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck on Manchester United's Europa League travels yet again, but Leander Dendoncker's late header leaves the quarterfinal clash with Anderlecht finely-poised.

Manchester United to face Anderlecht in Europa League quarterfinals

Manchester United to face Anderlecht in Europa League quarterfinals

Manchester United will play Belgian club Anderlecht in the Europa League quarterfinals.

Schalke recover to reach Europa League last eight, Lyon eliminate AS Roma

Schalke recover to reach Europa League last eight, Lyon eliminate AS Roma

Schalke booked their spot in the quarterfinals via the away goals rule after rallying for a 2-2 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Man United move into Europa quarters after edging Rostov

Man United move into Europa quarters after edging Rostov

A Juan Mata goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Rostov at Old Trafford to send them into the Europa League quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory on aggregate.

Roma crumble in Lyon thriller

Roma crumble in Lyon thriller

Roma recovered from a poor start to lead 2-1 at half-time, but crumbled after the break for a 4-2 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan away goal earns Man United draw at Rostov

Henrikh Mkhitaryan away goal earns Man United draw at Rostov

Manchester United scored an important away goal as they earned a 1-1 draw against FC Rostov in their Europa League round-of-16 first leg.

10-man Tottenham crash out to KAA Gent in round of 32

10-man Tottenham crash out to KAA Gent in round of 32

Tottenham paid the price for a Dele Alli horror-tackle as Mauricio Pochettino's side drew 2-2 with Gent and crashed out of the Europa League last 32.

Lyon stick seven past AZ, Gladbach fight back to knock Fiorentina out

Lyon stick seven past AZ, Gladbach fight back to knock Fiorentina out

Lyon trounced AZ Alkmaar 7-1 to win their Europa League last-32 tie 11-2 on aggregate, while Borussia Monchengladbach staged a comeback to knock out Fiorentina.

10-man Manchester United ease past St Etienne

10-man Manchester United ease past St Etienne

Manchester United wrapped up a commanding 4-0 aggregate Europa League victory over St Etienne, winning 1-0 in the away leg thanks to an early Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal and easing into the round of 16.

Edin Dzeko treble destroys Villarreal, Lyon thrash Alkmaar

Edin Dzeko treble destroys Villarreal, Lyon thrash Alkmaar

Edin Dzeko's hat trick helped Roma run out 4-0 winners against Villarreal at the Estadio El Madrigal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads Manchester United to victory against St Etienne

Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads Manchester United to victory against St Etienne

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first Manchester United hat trick saw off St Etienne as Jose Mourinho's men took control of this Europa League round-of-32 tie.

Tottenham Hotspur slip to defeat against Gent in Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur slip to defeat against Gent in Europa League

A below-par Tottenham Hotspur lost the first leg of their Europa League round-of-32 game against Gent 1-0 in Belgium.

Pogba brothers face off as Manchester United get St Etienne in Europa League last 32

Pogba brothers face off as Manchester United get St Etienne in Europa League last 32

Manchester United will take on St Etienne in the Europa League's round of 32, while Tottenham Hotspur will face Gent and Villarreal have been drawn against Roma.

Celta Vigo through to last 32 with comfortable victory in Greece

Celta Vigo through to last 32 with comfortable victory in Greece

Celta Vigo claimed their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a straightforward 2-0 win over Panathinaikos in Athens.

Manu Trigueros' late chip helps Villarreal win and advance

Manu Trigueros' late chip helps Villarreal win and advance

Manu Trigueros scored a superb late winner as Villarreal reached the Europa League knockout stages with a nervy 2-1 victory over 10-man Steaua Bucharest.

Southampton crash out of Europa League after draw

Southampton crash out of Europa League after draw

Toothless Southampton missed the chance for a best European run since 1977 after Israeli minnows Hapoel Be'er Sheva drew 1-1 at St Mary's to knock them out of the Europa League.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan strikes as Manchester United progress

Henrikh Mkhitaryan strikes as Manchester United progress

Fine goals by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave Manchester United a 2-0 away win over Zorya Luhansk and booked their place in the Europa League knockout stages as group runners-up.

Wayne Rooney makes history as Man United beat Feyenoord

Wayne Rooney makes history as Man United beat Feyenoord

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's all-time leading scorer in Europe as Jose Mourinho's side defeated Feyenoord 4-0 to move to the brink of qualifying for the Europa League's last 32.

Southampton's Europa hopes in balance after Sparta defeat

Southampton's Europa hopes in balance after Sparta defeat

Southampton's hopes of reaching the Europa League's knockout stages have been left in the balance after a 1-0 defeat at Sparta Prague.

Celta Vigo and Standard Liege cannot be separated as Group G goes to the wire

Celta Vigo and Standard Liege cannot be separated as Group G goes to the wire

The battle to join Ajax in progressing from Group G of the Europa League will go to the final day as Celta Vigo and Standard Liege drew 1-1.

Inter Milan out of Europa after Hapoel Be'er Sheva loss

Inter Milan out of Europa after Hapoel Be'er Sheva loss

Substitute Ben Sahar scored an injury-time winner as Hapoel Be'er Sheva came from two goals down to beat 10-man Inter Milan 3-2 and set up a winner-takes-all clash with Southampton.

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Arsenal play Ostersund in Europa League, Atletico get Copenhagen
Europa League round of 32 draw

Arsenal play Ostersund in Europa League, Atletico get Copenhagen

Arsenal have been drawn against Swedish club Ostersunds FK in the Europa League round of 32, while Atletico Madrid take on Copenhagen.

Ademola Lookman at the double as Everton finally win in Europa
Apollon Limassol 0 - 3 Everton

Ademola Lookman at the double as Everton finally win in Europa

Ademola Lookman's brace ensured a youthful Everton side did not miss Sam Allardyce's presence in Cyprus as they finished their woeful Europa League campaign with a victory.

AC Milan stumble in final Europa League group game
Rijeka 2 - 0 AC Milan

AC Milan stumble in final Europa League group game

AC Milan concluded their Europa League group stage with a 2-0 defeat at Croatian club Rijeka on Thursday.

Arsenal hit BATE for six to round off group stage in style
Arsenal 6 - 0 BATE

Arsenal hit BATE for six to round off group stage in style

Arsenal cruised to victory over BATE Borisov in their final Europa League group game as Arsene Wenger's fringe players made another case for Premier League involvement.

Andre Silva, Patrick Cutrone on target as AC Milan cruise past Austria Vienna
AC Milan 5 - 1 Austria Vienna

Andre Silva, Patrick Cutrone on target as AC Milan cruise past Austria Vienna

AC Milan booked their place in the Europa League's final 32 with a 5-1 win over Austria Vienna on Thursday night.

Arsenal beaten by Cologne but top Europa League group
Cologne 1 - 0 Arsenal

Arsenal beaten by Cologne but top Europa League group

Arsenal failed to get the point they needed to guarantee topping Europa League Group H as Cologne beat them 1-0 in Germany -- but they finished first anyway as Red Star Belgrade and BATE Borisov drew 0-0.

Atalanta put five goals past dismal Everton at Goodison
Everton 1 - 5 Atalanta

Atalanta put five goals past dismal Everton at Goodison

Everton's season, like their search for a manager, continues to drift as an insipid display brought a 5-1 home Europa League home thrashing by Atalanta.

AC Milan made to wait after AEK stalemate in Europa League
AEK 0 - 0 AC Milan

AC Milan made to wait after AEK stalemate in Europa League

AC Milan were made to wait for confirmed qualification from the Europa League group stage after being held to a 0-0 draw in a mediocre game at AEK Athens.

Arsenal qualify despite Red Star Belgrade stalemate
Arsenal 0 - 0 Red Star Belgrade

Arsenal qualify despite Red Star Belgrade stalemate

Arsenal qualified from the Europa League group stage despite being held to a 0-0 home draw by Red Star Belgrade, with rivals BATE Borisov being thrashed 5-2 in Cologne.

10-man Everton crash out with dismal defeat in Lyon
Lyon 3 - 0 Everton

10-man Everton crash out with dismal defeat in Lyon

Managerless Everton crashed out of the Europa League with two Group E games left to play as they were beaten 3-0 at Lyon.

Lazio fightback conquers Nice
Nice 1 - 3 Lazio

Lazio fightback conquers Nice

Mario Balotelli gave Nice an early lead but it was not enough to prevent Lazio from emerging convincing 3-1 winners at the Stade de Nice.

Everton's struggles continue with Europa League defeat to Lyon
Everton 1 - 2 Lyon

Everton's struggles continue with Europa League defeat to Lyon

Everton boss Ronald Koeman was forced to endure more disappointment as Lyon consigned his side to an ill-tempered defeat and more Europa League misery.

Arsenal edge 10-man Red Star Belgrade thanks to Giroud
Red Star Belgrade 0 - 1 Arsenal

Arsenal edge 10-man Red Star Belgrade thanks to Giroud

Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash.

Olivier Giroud gets 100th Arsenal goal in Europa League win at Borisov
BATE Borisov 2 - 4 Arsenal

Olivier Giroud gets 100th Arsenal goal in Europa League win at Borisov

Theo Walcott scored twice and Olivier Giroud notched his 100th Arsenal goal as the Londoners secured a second successive Europa League win, triumphing 4-2 at BATE Borisov.

AC Milan snatch dramatic injury-time victory over Rijeka
AC Milan 3 - 2 Rijeka

AC Milan snatch dramatic injury-time victory over Rijeka

AC Milan lost a 2-0 lead at the San Siro but found an injury time goal to earn a 3-2 win over Croatian champions Rijeka in the Europa League.

Everton stumble to late draw vs. 10-man Apollon Limassol
Everton 2 - 2 Apollon Limassol

Everton stumble to late draw vs. 10-man Apollon Limassol

Everton's poor start in the Europa League continued as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park by Cypriot outfit Apollon Limassol, who finished the game with 10 men.

Alexis, Kolasinac score in Arsenal's 3-1 win against Cologne
Arsenal 3-1 Cologne

Alexis, Kolasinac score in Arsenal's 3-1 win against Cologne

Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne in their delayed Europa League opener against a backdrop of crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium.

Everton disappoint in lopsided Europa League loss to Atalanta
Atalanta 3 - 0 Everton

Everton disappoint in lopsided Europa League loss to Atalanta

Everton produced another hugely disappointing display as they were beaten 3-0 by Atalanta in their Europa League Group E opener in Reggio Emilia.

Andre Silva hat trick inspires AC Milan rout against Austria Vienna
Austria Vienna 1 - 5 AC Milan

Andre Silva hat trick inspires AC Milan rout against Austria Vienna

Andre Silva scored a hat trick as AC Milan eased to a 5-1 victory over Austria Vienna in their Europa League group-stage opener.

Arsenal given favourable Europa League draw, Everton task trickier
Europa League group stage draw

Arsenal given favourable Europa League draw, Everton task trickier

Arsenal have been drawn alongside BATE Borisov, Cologne and Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League group stage.

Patrick Cutrone leads AC Milan into Europa League group stage
Shkendija 0 - 1 AC Milan

Patrick Cutrone leads AC Milan into Europa League group stage

AC Milan eased into the Europa League group stage with a 1-0 win over Shkendija on Thursday, though the result was in little doubt after the Rossoneri won the first leg 6-0 a week ago.

Sigurdsson scores sensational goal as Everton go into group stage
Hajduk Split 1 - 1 Everton

Sigurdsson scores sensational goal as Everton go into group stage

Gylfi Sigurdsson marked his first Everton start with a spectacular goal to help put Ronald Koeman's side into the group stages of the Europa League after a 1-1 away draw with Hajduk Split.

Everton meet Hajduk Split in Europa League playoff, Milan face Shkendija
Europa League playoff draw

Everton meet Hajduk Split in Europa League playoff, Milan face Shkendija

Everton play Croatian side Hajduk Split in the Europa League playoff round, while AC Milan have been drawn against Macedonian side Shkendija.

Franck Kessie, Patrick Cutrone star as Milan finish UEL job vs. Craiova
Milan 2 - 0 Craiova

Franck Kessie, Patrick Cutrone star as Milan finish UEL job vs. Craiova

AC Milan are through to the Europa League playoff round after beating Universitatea Craiova 3-0 on aggregate following a 2-0 second-leg win in the third qualifying round on Thursday.

Calvert-Lewin seals Everton passage in Europa League qualifying
MFK Ruzomberok 0 - 1 Everton

Calvert-Lewin seals Everton passage in Europa League qualifying

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's calm finish kept Everton's bid for Europa League qualification on course as Ronald Koeman's men edged MFK Ruzomberok 1-0 in Slovakia.

AC Milan narrowly beat CSU Craiova
Craiova 0 - 1 AC Milan

AC Milan narrowly beat CSU Craiova

AC Milan's offseason spending spree paid a quick dividend when new signing Ricardo Rodriguez scored in a 1-0 win at CSU Craiova.

Baines rescues Everton in Rooney's return against Ruzomberok
Everton 1 - 0 Ruzomberok

Baines rescues Everton in Rooney's return against Ruzomberok

Wayne Rooney's Everton return threatened to turn into embarrassment before captain Leighton Baines struck to give his side a slender first-leg lead in their Europa League third qualifying round clash with Ruzemberok.

Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Manchester United didn't totally outplay us
Ajax 0 - 2 Man Utd

Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Manchester United didn't totally outplay us

Ajax manager Peter Bosz was left unimpressed by Jose Mourinho's Manchester United in the wake of the Premier League side's 2-0 Europa League final triumph on Wednesday, though he admitted his side were deserved losers on the night.

Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera dedicate Europa League victory to Manchester
Ajax 0 - 2 Man Utd

Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera dedicate Europa League victory to Manchester

Ander Herrera has admitted it was difficult for the Manchester United players to train in the build up to the Europa League final after the terrorist attack that devastated Manchester on Monday.

Jose Mourinho: 'Probably my most difficult season as manager'
Ajax 0 - 2 Man Utd

Jose Mourinho: 'Probably my most difficult season as manager'

Jose Mourinho has labelled Manchester United's Europa League triumph as "the most important trophy" of his career, while adding he was happy to call time on a season that was perhaps his most difficult as a manager.