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Manchester United remained in control of the club’s Europa League destiny with one group game to play as Wayne Rooney made history in a dominant 4-0 win over Feyenoord at Old Trafford. The captain, returning to the starting line-up, became United’s all-time leading scorer in Europe on 39 goals with a composed finish to give the Reds a deserved 1-0 lead at the break. In the second half, Juan Mata slid home his fifth goal of the season to double the lead before Zlatan Ibrahimovic laid on the third strike of the night as his cross was diverted into his…

Paris St-Germain full-back Serge Aurier was stopped from entering the United Kingdom and will miss Wednesday’s Champions League match against Arsenal. The Ivorian, 23, was given a two-month suspended prison sentence in September for assaulting a police officer. PSG say the UK authorities granted Aurier a visa in October but revoked it on 16 November, citing his conviction. Uefa expressed “deep disappointment” in the ruling, while PSG said the timing showed “a lack of respect”. The French champions accused the Home Office of a “tardy response” and claimed the decision was not made until Tuesday afternoon. As Aurier was born…

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out and who is unavailable? UEFA.com gives Fantasy Football managers a helping hand by predicting all the line-ups for Wednesday’s games. Group A Arsenal v Ludogorets Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerín, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Cazorla; Walcott, Özil, Iwobi; Sánchez. Out: Giroud (back), Ramsey (hamstring), Mertesacker (knee), Welbeck (knee), Akpom (back) Ludogorets: Stoyanov; Minev, Moți, Palomino, Natanael; Dyakov, Anicet; Misidjan, Marcelinho, Wanderson, Cafú. Paris v Basel Paris: Aréola; Aurier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Verratti, Krychowiak, Matuidi; Lucas, Cavani, Di María. Out: Pastore (calf), Thiago Motta (buttock) Basel: Vaclík; Lang, Suchý, Høegh, Traoré; Xhaka, Zuffi;…

Celtic have been fined €10,000 after their fans held up Palestine flags during their Champions League qualifying match against Israeli side Hapoel Beer-Sheva. Fans of the Scottish champions held protests before and during the game when it was held at Celtic Park In August. UEFA have called the signs ‘illicit banners’ and once again fined the the club. It is the ninth time that they have been punished by the governing body for the behavior of their supporters. Brendan Rodgers men won the game 5-2 to make it through to the Group Stages, which saw them hold a rampant Manchester…

Ghanaian defender Abdul Baba Rahman has been named in the UEFA Europa team of the week. Baba 21, was handed a spot in the team following his outstanding performance in Schalke O4’s 1-0 victory over OG Nice. The Chelsea loanee scored  the match-winner for his side as they secured the 3 points away from home. He was named in defense together with Feyenoord Terence Kongolo, Thiago Pinto Osmanlıspor and Hapoel Be’er Sheva defender Miguel Victor. Baba Rahman has been in superb form since his return to Germany.

Ghana defender Abdul Baba Rahman netted his first goal for Schalke 04 in their 1-0 victory over OG Nice on Thursday night in the Europa League. The Chelsea loanee  scored the only goal of the match with a stunning strike in the 75th minute.Baba consistently shuttled down the left-flank during the game performing his assigned role in defence as well as supporting the attack.He got his just reward in an attacking foray when he receive a pass from German starlet Max Meyer before unleashing a left-footed shot which beat Nice goalie Yoan Cardinale at his near post.The goal won all…

The side from the principality are no strangers to success against north London clubs, and added Spurs to the Gunners scalp they obtained back in 2015 Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim used his side’s victory over Arsenal two seasons ago to inspire them to their 2-1 success against Tottenham in the Champions League. First-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar at Wembley inspired Monaco to victory on Wednesday. Toby Alderweireld pulled a goal back for Spurs on the stroke of half-time, but they suffered defeat in the Group E clash. Monaco also claimed a win in London in February 2015,…

Celtic had no answer to Messi’s sublime skills Lionel Messi scored his sixth Champions League hat-trick as rampant Barcelona inflicted on Celtic their heaviest ever European defeat. The Argentina forward cracked in an early first goal in the Group C match. Celtic’s Moussa Dembele had a penalty saved before Messi poked in his second. In the second half, Neymar’s free-kick sailed into the net, Andres Iniesta volleyed a fourth, Messi slid home the fifth and Luis Suarez scored with a volley and then a side-footed finish. 266 goals & 128 assists Neymar punches the air after scoring the third goalIn…

Alexis Sanchez salvaged a point for Arsenal from their limp Champions League opener at Paris St-Germain. Edinson Cavani glanced PSG ahead after 42 seconds and should have had a hat-trick before half-time, firing wide after rounding David Ospina before slipping to fluff a simple finish. Sanchez rifled in the rebound from Arsenal’s first shot on target. Alex Iwobi might have had a late Arsenal winner before Olivier Giroud and PSG’s Marco Verratti were sent off. Substitute Giroud was brought on to enliven a tame attacking display and picked up two yellow cards in his 27 minutes, the second for an…

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