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Aberdeen will take on Burnley while Rangers face a trip to Macedonia and Hibernian are up against Faroe Islands opposition in Europa League qualifying. The Dons take on the English Premier League side in the second round of qualifying, a round later than their Scottish Premiership counterparts. Steven Gerrard’s first competitive game as Rangers manager [...]

After painful defeats in recent continental finals, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are determined to justify their status as favourites in Wednesday’s Europa League showpiece against Marseille in Lyon. Atletico lost in extra time to Real Madrid in the Champions League final of 2014, having been seconds away from victory in 90 minutes, and then lost [...]

The common perception in England is that the Premier League is the world’s greatest – but Spanish fans certainly now have a strong case to dispute that. After Atletico Madrid dumped Arsenal out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage on Thursday night, Spanish sides have beaten their English counterparts in 23 of their [...]

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has received a four-match Uefa ban and will be absent from the touchline when his side face Marseille in the Europa League final on 16 May. Simeone was found guilty of insulting a match official during the first leg of Atletico’s semi-final at Arsenal. The 48-year-old was sent to the [...]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he is “very sad to leave the club with this exit” after the Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League by Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Wenger’s hopes of ending his 22-year reign with at trophy ended with a 1-0 loss that put Atletico through to the final with a [...]

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can complete mission impossible in Madrid next week despite leaving themselves with an uphill struggle to reach the Europa League final. Alexandre Lacazette’s opener put Arsenal on course for a vital win only for a comedy of defensive errors to allow Antoine Griezmann to fire home a late equaliser, and crucially [...]

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is considering a continuation of a recent tactical switch-up ahead of his side’s Europa League semi-final clash with Arsenal. The Argentine has seen his side go through a concerning period of form as the season reaches its climax, with just one victory in their last five matches. Simeone shuffled his [...]

Arsene Wenger has insisted that there is ‘extra pressure’ on his side heading into the all-important Europa League quarter-final against CSKA Moscow due to their league position. Arsenal host the Russia side on Thursday night in the first leg of the last-eight tie knowing that winning the competition would ensure they qualify for the Champions [...]

Paul Pogba Named Europa League Best Player

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been named the Europa League Player of the Season for the 2016/17 campaign. Pogba was influential as Jose Mourinho’s side reached the final, beating Ajax thanks to goals from Pogba himself and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, helping United lift the trophy and qualify for the Champions League in the process. “Thank [...]

Manchester United stars Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba have been shortlisted for the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award. All three were inspirational in Manchester United winning the competition last term, a triumph that completed the English giants’ set of major UEFA club trophies. Mkhitaryan and Pogba were on target [...]