Arsenal advances to F.A. Cup quarterfinals

Soccer Mar 3, 2020

Arsenal advances to F.A. Cup quarterfinals

Arsenal bounced back from its Europa League heartache to reach the F.A. Cup quarterfinals as goals from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Eddie Nketiah sealed a 2-0 win at Portsmouth on Monday. Mikel Arteta's side desperately needed a morale-boosting success after Olympiakos snatched a late winner to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Schalke's Uchida plays after 21-month injury layoff

Soccer Dec 9, 2016

Schalke's Uchida plays after 21-month injury layoff

Schalke right-back Atsuto Uchida returned to action after a 21-month injury break in the German side's 2-0 defeat to RB Salzburg in the final match of UEFA Europa League Group I on Thursday. Uchida, who had not played in an official match since March 2015 ...

Soccer 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 that ...

Kagawa strikes twice as Dortmund cruises

Soccer 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 run ...