Yoshida left frustrated after defeat

Nov 25, 2016

Yoshida left frustrated after defeat

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida was frustrated after the Saints failed to turn their possession into points in a 1-0 defeat away to Sparta Prague in their Europa League Group K clash on Thursday. Southampton enjoyed 71 percent of possession at Generali Arena but had ...

Sep 30, 2016

Mainz's Muto bags first Europa League goal in win over Gabala

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored his first Europa League goal, helping Mainz beat Azerbaijan side Gabala in a 3-2, Group C thriller on Thursday. In Baku, Muto put Mainz in the lead in the 41st minute with a left-footed shot into the bottom corner ...

Sevilla stuns Liverpool to retain Europa League crown

May 19, 2016

Sevilla stuns Liverpool to retain Europa League crown

Spain did it again, Sevilla did it again and Liverpool could do little to turn the tide as a Europa League title slipped away on Wednesday. Sevilla’s thrilling second-half comeback in a 3-1 win ensured the club’s third straight Europa League title, and a ...

Liverpool stages rally to reach Europa League semifinals

Apr 15, 2016

Liverpool stages rally to reach Europa League semifinals

What the Europa League lacks in glamor it more than made up for in late drama on Thursday. Liverpool reached the semifinals through a stoppage-time winner and Sevilla’s pursuit of a hat trick of titles was kept alive with a shootout success. Shakhtar Donetsk ...

Liverpool eliminates Man United with draw

Mar 18, 2016

Liverpool eliminates Man United with draw

A stunning solo goal by Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool eliminate great rival Manchester United from the Europa League, while titleholder Sevilla and tournament favorite Borussia Dortmund also reached the quarterfinals with ease on Thursday. Liverpool drew 1-1 with United at Old Trafford to seal ...

Liverpool beats United in first leg

Mar 11, 2016

Liverpool beats United in first leg

Liverpool outclassed Manchester United but relied on two defensive blunders to win 2-0 in a high-profile all-English match in the Europa League last 16 on Thursday, with only David de Gea’s brilliant saves sparing the visitors a heavier first-leg beating. Daniel Sturridge — from ...

Feb 26, 2016

Manchester United routs Midtjylland

Teenager Marcus Rashford scored two of Manchester United’s four second-half goals in his professional debut in a 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland, sparing the English giant an embarrassing exit from the Europa League on Thursday. United won 6-3 on aggregate to reach the last ...

Manchester United humbled in Europa League defeat

Feb 19, 2016

Manchester United humbled in Europa League defeat

The Europa League was supposed to offer some respite in a tough season for Manchester United, and give the team a back-door route into next season’s Champions League. Instead, the competition has provided a new dose of ignominy for the fallen English giants — ...

Liverpool, Spurs advance to last 32 of Europa League

Nov 27, 2015

Liverpool, Spurs advance to last 32 of Europa League

Liverpool and Tottenham reached the Europa League last 32 on Thursday while Scottish interest in continental competition came to another sobering end when Celtic were knocked out. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool defeated Bordeaux 2-1 at Anfield having endured the worst possible start when injury-plagued England ...

Sep 18, 2015

Dortmund makes it 10 wins to start season

Borussia Dortmund needed a stoppage-time goal for its 10th straight win to start the season, beating Krasnodar 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday. The Bundesliga leader’s winner was an unlikely diving header by South Korea defender Park Joo-Ho. Another South Korean, Son Heung-min, ...

Kagawa strikes twice as Dortmund cruises

Aug 28, 2015

Kagawa strikes twice as Dortmund cruises

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored twice and Marco Reus hit a hat trick as Borussia Dortmund hammered Norway’s Odd Grenland 7-2 to qualify for the Europa League with an 11-5 aggregate win on Thursday night. Ole Jorgen Halvorsen headed Odds in front against the ...