Posted on Mon 14 Dec 2020, 04:02 PM

Manchester United will face La Liga leaders Real Sociedad in the last 32 of the Europa League following Monday’s draw in Nyon, after they were dumped out of the Champions League last week.

United dropped down to the Europa League, which they won in 2017, after RB Leipzig knocked them out of the Europe’s top competition at the group stage.

But Sociedad represent one of the toughest draws of the first knockout round.

Posted on Fri 27 Nov 2020, 09:33 AM

Napoli honoured the memory of Diego Maradona with a 2-0 win over Rijeka which allowed them to go top of Europa League Group F in the first match since the death their Argentine icon.

Gennaro Gattuso’s side entered the field all wearing the number 10 jersey of Maradona, who won Napoli’s only Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990 as well as the 1989 UEFA Cup.

“Diego is a legend and will never die,” Gattuso said after the match.

“Since yesterday you could see that the city breathed a different atmosphere.

Posted on Thu 26 Nov 2020, 11:05 PM

Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League after beating Molde 3-0 with Nicolas Pepe redeeming himself after his Elland Road red card.

Pepe, whose headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski on Sunday was called “unacceptable” by his manager Mikel Arteta, was given an immediate chance to make up for his misdemeanour by starting in Norway and opened the scoring with a fine curling effort.

Reiss Nelson was on hand to hammer home from close range before substitute 19-year-old Folarin Balogun netted his first goal from the club having been on the pitch for just 37 seconds.

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