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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea: Giroud goal confirms last 32 Europa League spot

Eden Hazard started his first Europa League game this season for Chelsea Olivier Giroud’s first goal of the season helped Chelsea into the last 32 of the Europa League as they edged to victory over Bate Borisov. The France international headed Emerson’s cross in at the near post early in the second period to maintain the Blues’ 100% Group L record. Chelsea are now six points clear of Hungarian side MOL Vidi, who moved up to second in the group with a win over PAOK Salonika. Despite the chilly conditions…

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Spartak Moscow 4-3 Rangers: 11-game unbeaten Europa League run ends

Lorenzo Melgarejo (left) scored for Spartak in Moscow Two goals in a minute gave Spartak Moscow a thrilling win that ends Rangers’ 11-game unbeaten run in the Europa League this season. Rangers had taken the lead three times in the first half through Roman Eremenko’s own goal and fine strikes by Daniel Candeias and Glenn Middleton. But they were pegged back by Lorenzo Melgarejo, a Connor Goldson own goal and, after the break, by Luis Adriano. And Sofiane Hanni’s drive deflected off Goldson to give the home side victory. Steven…

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RB Leipzig 2-0 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers side lose in Europa League

Matheus Cunha opened the scoring for Leipzig Celtic’s Europa League hopes were dented after the concession of two sloppy goals in four first-half minutes against RB Leipzig in Germany. Both sides were well short of full strength, but the Bundesliga club’s superior depth of squad told. Celtic looked to have survived early Leipzig pressure until Matheus Cunha fired the opener on the half-hour mark. A deflected Bruma shot doubled the lead and a fine Craig Gordon save denied Jean-Kevin Augustin a third. Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick had said before kick-off…

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Qarabag 0-3 Arsenal: Emile Smith Rowe scores first goal in Europa League win

Smith Rowe became the first player born in 2000 to play for Arsenal when making his debut last month Teenager Emile Smith Rowe scored his first Arsenal goal to help the Gunners maintain their 100% record in this season’s Europa League with victory against Qarabag in Azerbaijan. The 18-year-old academy graduate coolly finished beneath Qarabag goalkeeper Vagner in the 53rd minute to score Arsenal’s second goal. Soktratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi scored either side of Smith Rowe’s strike to also register their first goals for the club. Soktratis, who joined…

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Europa League: Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg – Griffiths header snatches win

Leigh Griffiths’ goal was his 101st for Celtic Leigh Griffiths headed in with three minutes remaining against Rosenborg to give a wasteful Celtic their first European group stage win in 11 games. Brendan Rodgers’ hosts were blunt for much of this Europa League contest, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic and Mikey Johnston all spurning chances. But substitute Griffiths was deadly, racing into the box and nodding home. It was the Scottish champions’ first group triumph since beating Astra of Romania in 2014. And it was Celtic’s second win over Rosenborg this…

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Arsenal 4-2 Vorskla Poltava: Gunners cruise to Europa League win

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 12th and 13th goals for Arsenal since joining from Borussia Dortmund in January Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal opened their Europa League Group E campaign with a comfortable win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava. Until Aubameyang’s opening goal it had been a laboured performance from the Gunners who had struggled to break through well-drilled opponents. However, the Gabon striker – the club’s record £56m signing last January – changed the dynamics of the contest by steering Alex Iwobi’s pass into the bottom left corner after…

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Europa League: Villarreal 2-2 Rangers – Kyle Lafferty gives Gerrard’s side a draw

Kyle Lafferty scored Rangers’ second goal in Villarreal Rangers twice came from behind to earn a stunning draw with La Liga side Villarreal in their opening Europa League group game. Steven Gerrard’s side – fourth seeds in their section – maintained their unbeaten record in nine European games this season thanks to Kyle Lafferty’s 76th-minute equaliser. Moreno Gerard had restored Villarreal’s lead just two minutes after Scott Arfield cancelled out Carlos Bacca’s first-minute opener with Rangers’ second shot on goal. Rangers survived heavy pressure and Arfield had a great chance…

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Ufa 1-1 Rangers: Steven Gerrard’s nine-man side reach Europa League groups

Alfredo Morelos is shown a red card in Russia Steven Gerrard’s nine-man Rangers survived a frantic second-half Ufa onslaught to clinch a place in the Europa League group stage. The Scottish Premiership side remain unbeaten in 12 games under Gerrard despite playing the final 24 minutes with a two-man deficit after Jon Flanagan received a second booking. Alfredo Morelos had earlier been shown his second red card of the campaign – this time being given a second yellow for dissent after being cautioned for kicking the ball away. At that…

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Celtic 3-1 Suduva: Brendan Rodgers’ side into Europa League group stage

Leigh Griffiths’ 100th goal for Celtic opened the scoring in the first half Celtic salved some of their European disappointment by easing into the group stage of the Europa League. The Scottish champions dropped into the continent’s second-tier competition after being knocked out of Champions League qualifying by AEK Athens. But Leigh Griffiths’ 100th goal for the club, and strikes by Callum McGregor and Kristoffer Ajer, secured a 4-1 aggregate win over Lithuania’s Suduva. Celtic will join Rangers in Friday’s group stage draw (12:00 BST). This season will be the…

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