Europa League

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Ronny Deila's side earned a creditable 2-2 draw against Red Bull Salzburg having twice gone in front, while Napoli came from behind to see off Sparta Prague

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The Spaniard was thrilled with the way in which the Partenopei battled back to beat their Czech opponents in light of a turbulent few weeks at the San Paolo

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The Barcelona loanee was pleased with how the Europa League holders dispatched Feyenoord, while coach Unai Emery revealed the reasons behind his squad rotation

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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The former Wigan boss believed the atmosphere inside Goodison Park really helped his side while he also hailed the performance of goalkeeper Tim Howard

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The Argentina star struck twice after his side had fallen behind on the night, to clinch a result that could kick-start a disappointing start to the campaign

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Two goals from Dries Mertens helped Napoli come from behind to win at Stadio San Paolo, with Gonzalo Higuain also proving to be key against a hard-working visiting outfit

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The hosts had Tim Howard to thank as the Bundesliga side were thwarted time and again, with Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas effective at the other end

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The Partenopei conceded early on at the Stadio San Paolo, where they lost their last game, but goals either side of half-time saved face for Rafa Benitez's men

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The La Liga side strolled to victory, with two first half goals enough to secure victory in their first game in this season's competition

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The Nerazzurri defender believes the continued unbeaten streak - which has included 6-0 and 7-0 wins - shows the club's recent successes are no mere fluke

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A heavily changed Spurs side boasting new faces were only able to pick up a point against their strong and disciplined Serbian opponents in a tough game in Belgrade

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Roberto Martinez has led the Toffees back into Europe for the first time since the 2009-10 and they begin against a German outfit that has had mixed results so far this season

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Craig Gordon was in fine form as he continually denied the Austrian champions to see the Hoops earn an away point in their first Europa League Group D clash

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The Partenopei have been in turmoil following their Champions League exit, so Rafa Benitez's men are in dire need of a win over their Czech opponents

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The Nerazzurri ground out a single-goal victory against the 10-man Ukrainian side in their Europa League opener, with Danilo D'Ambrosio's strike proving decisive in Kiev

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Ikechukwu Uche scored with his first touch as a second half substitute before coming off injured straight after the goal, as the Spanish side snatched a point in Germany

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Walter Mazzarri's men struggled to break the deadlock for much of the match until a 71st-minute poked goal gave the Italians all three points in their Europa League clash

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Mauricio Pochettino made 10 changes as the Premier League side were frustrated by their Serbian hosts, with the match a lacklustre affair with little goalmouth action