Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins

Soccer Sep 20, 2019

Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins

Arsenal and Manchester United both relied on a teenager to get their Europa League campaigns off to a winning start on Thursday. Arsenal, last year's finalist, saw 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka score one goal and set up the other two in a 3-0 away victory ...

Soccer Sep 12, 2019

Top European clubs concentrate transfer spending on young players

The clubs involved in this season's Champions League and Europa League group stages invested more than half of their transfer spending in the last window on players age 24 and under, a report by European soccer body UEFA said on Thursday. UEFA's club competition report ...

Eden Hazard leads Chelsea to Europa League title

Soccer May 30, 2019

Eden Hazard leads Chelsea to Europa League title

For Eden Hazard, it was the perfect goodbye. For Petr Cech, it was a painful way to retire. Hazard scored twice past his former teammate as Chelsea sliced through Arsenal in the second half of the Europa League final on Wednesday, netting four times in ...

Arsenal, Chelsea take initiative in semifinals of Europa League

Soccer May 3, 2019

Arsenal, Chelsea take initiative in semifinals of Europa League

The possibility of an all-English final in the Europa League grew likelier after Arsenal and Chelsea moved into strong positions in the semifinals on Thursday. Arsenal will take a 3-1 lead into the second leg against Valencia after coming from behind through two goals by ...

Arsenal, Chelsea post  big victories in Europa League

Soccer Nov 30, 2018

Arsenal, Chelsea post big victories in Europa League

Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoyed high-scoring Europa League wins on Thursday as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on the final matchday to qualify for the next stage. Unai Emery selected a youthful Arsenal to play in the Ukraine ...

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Soccer Nov 9, 2018

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Takumi Minamino hit a hat trick to lead his Austrian side Salzburg to a 5-2 victory over Norwegian top division champion Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Minamino put the visitors ahead five minutes into the match at Lerkendal Stadion and completed his ...

Marseille's Hiroki Sakai scores goal on 28th birthday

Soccer Apr 13, 2018

Marseille's Hiroki Sakai scores goal on 28th birthday

Japan defender Hiroki Sakai netted a goal on his birthday Thursday as Marseille beat Leipzig 5-2 to book a spot in the final four of the Europa League. Sakai, who turned 28, scored Marseille's final goal during injury time of the second leg of the ...

Salzburg's Takumi Minamino scores in loss to Lazio

Soccer Apr 6, 2018

Salzburg's Takumi Minamino scores in loss to Lazio

Substitute Takumi Minamino scored for Salzburg in the first leg of its Europa League quarterfinal against Lazio on Thursday, but it was not enough to prevent a 4-2 loss in Rome. With Salzburg trailing 2-1,the forward came off the bench in the 70th minute at ...

Arsenal halts losing streak

Soccer Mar 9, 2018

Arsenal halts losing streak

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored his first Arsenal goal as his new club rebounded from a run of four successive losses with a 2-0 win at AC Milan in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday. There was another surprise in Germany where ...

Arsenal advances in Europa League despite loss

Soccer Nov 24, 2017

Arsenal advances in Europa League despite loss

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal secured top spot in Europa League Group H on Thursday despite slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Cologne, while AC Milan reached the last 32 by thrashing Austria Vienna. Frenchman Wenger made 11 changes to the team that beat Tottenham Hotspur in ...

Cologne's Yuya Osako nets pair of goals in rout of BATE Borisov

Soccer Nov 3, 2017

Cologne's Yuya Osako nets pair of goals in rout of BATE Borisov

Halftime substitute Yuya Osako scored a brace and provided an assist in a dominant second half for Cologne, which beat BATE Borisov 5-2 Thursday in its second Europa League home match of the season. After the Belarusian visitors scored two goals in two minutes to ...