Europa League

Monday, April 7, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Basel provided the entertainment in the opening round of Europa League quarter-finals with three goals against Valencia while elsewhere saw some edgy one-goal victories.

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The Argentine, who had not scored for Basel this season until Thursday's 3-0 triumph over Valencia, left the visitors lost for words in an empty St Jakob Park

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The Rojiblancos suffered a 1-0 defeat in Portugal, with Eliaquim Mangala scoring the only goal of the game, but their 42-year-old trainer says all is not lost

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Eduardo Salvio scored the only goal of the game in Netherlands for the Eagles but the Portuguese giants are not in the last four just yet, according to their coach

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Los Che were hammered in Switzerland but the midfielder says they can turn the tie around at Mestalla, claiming they had been affected by playing at an empty stadium

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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The Argentine was furious after watching his side slump to a defeat in Switzerland that leaves Los Che with a mountain to climb ahead of next week's return at Mestalla

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The Bianconeri boss was impressed by the impact his substitute made, while stressing that Carlos Tevez was only replaced as a precautionary measure

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The 48-year-old praised his side for their performance against the Italian champions but does not think they have much chance of turning their Europa League tie around in Turin

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The defender fired home with six minutes remaining at the Stade de Gerland to give the Italian champions a precious lead to take back to Turin

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Goal takes a look at all those on display as Jorge Jesus's side record a slender victory in the Netherlands that sees them take a big step to the semi-finals

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Eliaquim Mangala's thumping first-half header gives the Portuguese champions a slender advantage in their Europa League quarter-final first leg tie

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The Rotblau take a commanding first-leg lead in their Europa League quarter-final, leaving los Che with it all to do in the return meeting at Mestalla next week

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Goal was on hand to see Juventus slip past Lyon at Stade Gerland, with a scrappy Leonardo Bonucci goal late on resigning the hosts to their worst home run since 1997

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Despite dominating for long periods, the Dutch succumbed to a sweet strike from the Argentine just after the break

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The France defender's first-half goal makes Luis Castro's side favourites to reach the last four after they held on despite Fernando's late red card

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The Argentine struck twice in the first half before Valentin Stocker added a late third to put Murat Yakin's men in complete control ahead of their trip to Mestalla

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The defender struck a crucial away goal for the Italian champions just moments after Mirko Vucinic had squandered a glorious chance to break the deadlock

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Our in-form Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes that these two attacking sides can both get on the scoresheet this evening