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Right, time for Scott Murray to take over for the late games. Bye!
The early games are over, and this is how they ended:
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal
Standard Liège 2-0 Vitória Guimarães
Basel 5-0 Krasnodar
Getafe 1-0 Trabzonspor
PSV 3-2 Sporting
LASK 1-0 Rosenborg
Rennes 1-1 Celtic
CFR Cluj 2-1 Lazio
APOEL 3-4 F91 Dudelange
Qarabağ 0-3 Sevilla
Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Malmö
København 1-0 Lugano
Final score: Rennes 1-1 Celtic! A penalty and in due course a point apiece in Group E.
Final score: Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal! A frankly bonkers game in which either side could have scored any number of goals, but it ended with the Gunners three goals and one man up.
GOAL! Standard Liege 2-0 Guimaraes! Paul-Jose M’Poku, once of Tottenham’s academy, has made the game safe in Liege.
Red card! Celtic go down to 10! Vakoun Bayo has copped a second yellow, and is on his way to a (fractionally) early bath, a couple of minutes into five minutes of stoppage time. It’s still Rennes 1-1 Celtic.
Also three goals to the good are Sevilla, Oliver Torres having given them a 3-0 lead over Qarabag in the 85th minute.
GOAL! Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3 Arsenal! They’re not missing now! Saka nicks the ball in midfield and suddenly Arsenal have a three-on-one! He passes to Aubameyang, who dummies and then passes into the corner of the net. Saka has been dangerous all game, and suddenly has a goal and two assists!
GOAL! Apoel Nicosia 3-4 Dudelange! What a game! Danel Sinani puts the visitors back into the lead in the 82nd minute!
GOAL! Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Arsenal! And the Gunners have won it! Arsenal break through Xhaka who finds Pepe on the right. The Ivorian runs towards the box and passes inside to Saka, who checks onto his left foot and curls a lovely shot inside the far post!
GOAL! Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 Malmo! Vitaliy Buyalsky puts the home side ahead in the 84th minute!
Arsenal miss another sitter! The sittiest sitter of the entire evening! The ball is lifted into the area from the left, Chambers volleys it back across goal and Aubameyang has most of an empty net to tap into - but he taps wide of it!
Red card! Eintracht Frankfurt go down to 10 men! Dominik Kohr gets his marching orders after picking up a second booking for tripping Saka!
GOAL! Cluj 2-1 Lazio! Bilel Omrani puts Cluj ahead, heading in the rebound after his own shot had hit the bar.
For the second successive game Arsenal have had a player booked for timewasting. Kolasinac attracted the referee’s ire for dallying over a throw-in.
GOAL! Standard Liege 1-0 Guimaraes! The French left-back Florent Hanin has scored an own goal in Belgium!
Scratch that! Dominik Stolz has made it Apoel 3-3 Dudelange! That goal ended a 14-minute goal drought, which must have been extremely testing for all concerned.
Four goals in seven minutes in Nicosia! In the 51st minute Antoine Bernier put Dudelange 2-0 up, and the away side probably thought they had victory in the bag. In the 58th minute Andrija Pavlović made it 3-2 to Apoel with his second goal in four minutes, and Tomás De Vincenti managed to squeeze a penalty between them!
Willock is denied by the goalkeeper’s legs! This game is not going to feature in any defensive coaching manuals, except as some kind of worst-case scenario disaster-planning exercise.
GOAL! Qarabag 0-1 Sevilla! Javier Hernandez has put Sevilla a goal up at Qarabag. The home side are yet to have a shot on target.
Wolves v Braga teams!
Wolverhampton: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Gibbs-White, Jonny, Jimenez, Cutrone. Subs: Pedro Neto, Jota, Ruddy, Saiss, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Vinagre, Traore.
Braga: Matheus Magalhaes, Ricardo Esgaio, Bruno Viana, Pablo Santos, Nuno Sequeira, Fransergio, Joao Palhinha, Andre Horta, Ricardo Horta, Paulinho, Galeno. Subs: Claudemir, Kouka, Diogo Viana, Joao Novais, Murilo Souza, Trincao, Eduardo.
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark).
Team news from Ibrox!
An emotional night as Ibrox mourns the passing of Fernando Ricksen. On the pitch, Steven Gerrard makes four changes to the side that beat Livingston at the weekend. Nikola Katic, Andy Halliday, Joe Aribo and the injured Ryan Kent are replaced by Filip Helander, Borna Barisic, Glen Kamara and Ryan Jack.
Here’s Manchester United’s starting XI. And Astana’s, for that matter:
Solskjaer’s Sprogs get a run-out for United tonight. Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong make their first starts for the club, while 17-year-old Mason Greenwood is also named up front. Only Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford retain their starting spots from the win over Leicester. Plus: the lesser-spotted Fred!
Another Frankfurt miss! This time André Silva spears over with his left foot when picked out by a low cross! How the home side haven’t scored in this game is beyond me.
GOAL! Rennes 1-1 Celtic Ryan Christie rattles the penalty home! The keeper goes the right way, but can’t even touch it!
Celtic have a penalty! Forrest tricks Da Silva inside the area and goes down, and the referee blows instantly!
Arsenal hit the bar with a free-kick from the right, surely intended as a cross.
GOAL! Basel 4-0 Krasnodar! Two goals in three minutes for the Swiss side, Luca Zuffi with the first before Tonny Vilhena turned a cross into his own net!
GOAL! PSV 3-1 Sporting! Timo Baumgartl has restored the home side’s two-goal advantage in Holland, converting a corner.
And now a chance for Aubameyang! It’s a lovely run and pass from Willock, and Aubameyang would surely have scored but for Hinteregger’s sliding challenge! This game is ludicrously open!
And again! Kohr passes to André Silva, who shoots over!
Frankfurt come close! A cross from the left, and though it’s just too high for Dost (which means it was very high indeed) it would have been just right for André Silva had the Dutchman left it alone.
Back under way! The second half kicks off in Rennes, while in Frankfurt the players are poised.
I don’t know what Raúl Jiménez’s boots normally look like, so can’t really judge how interesting this is. They are quite smart boots, to be fair.
The goals you don’t know about: Sebastián Coates scored an own goal to give PSV a 2-0 lead over Sporting, but Bruno Fernandes has pulled one back from the spot. Also in Group D, James Holland scored in the third minute of first-half stoppage time to give LASK the advantage against Rosenborg. Finally, Kevin Bua’s smart finish has doubled Basel’s lead over Krasnodar, the 26-year-old scoring both of the goals.
The half-time scores in full:
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Arsenal
Standard Liège 0-0 Vitória Guimarães
Basel 2-0 Krasnodar
Getafe 1-0 Trabzonspor
PSV 2-1 Sporting
LASK 1-0 Rosenborg
Rennes 1-0 Celtic
CFR Cluj 1-1 Lazio
APOEL 0-1 F91 Dudelange
Qarabağ 0-0 Sevilla
Dynamo Kyiv 0-0 Malmö
København 0-0 Lugano
It’s half-time everywhere, and I have a couple of goals to tell you about: Ciprian Deac has equalised from the penalty spot for Cluj against Lazio, while Danel Sinani has put Dudelange ahead at APOEL.
Into stoppage time in Frankfurt, and the home side come close again! André Silva this time shoots from the right of goal, and Martinez gets down smartly and pushes it away with his right glove!
Nathan Brown emails. “A match is 90 minutes long,” he writes. “So it could perhaps be made up of 6 matches of 15 minutes. Therefore 12 matches of 15 minutes is the equivalent of 2 full matches. My point is - you’re right, Arsenal have missed a fair few chances already.” They have now stopped missing, but you’re right, that was terrible elementary mathematics.
GOAL! Frankfurt 0-1 Arsenal! They’ve only gone and scored! Inevitably, it took a deflection and a lucky bounce. Willock it was, running down the left, cutting onto his right foot and then shooting into a defender’s leg, then into the turf, then over the keeper, then in off the underside of the bar!
GOAL! Rennes 1-0 Celtic! Niang slams the penalty home, after sending Forster the wrong way!
Rennes have a penalty! Ajer doing the most ridiculous amount of shirt-pulling in the box there.
Saka’s low cross towards Aubameyang is well cleared by Sow, another heart-in-mouth moment for the home side. Somehow Arsenal have only had five shots; Frankfurt have had 12.
Arsenal miss another one! This time Smith-Rowe roars through on goal, but Trapp wins the one-on-one!
GOAL! Cluj 0-1 Lazio! A goal has been scored at Cluj. I can’t tell you anthing about it. Sorry.
Now Willock misses an absolute sitter for Arsenal! How has he spooned that one? Aubameyang cuts the ball back from the byline, Willock times his run to perfection, he gets to the ball and sidefoots it wide! And probably also high!
Donyell Malen, PSV’s scorer, is a graduate of Arsenal’s academy, so the Gunners kind of scored in Europe tonight.
Eintracht keep threatening! Now Kostic is played in, on the left side of the penalty area, and his excellent low shot across goal is very well saved!
The goals are flying in now! Donyell Malen makes it PSV 1-0 Sporting
Meanwhile in Rennes Celtic tghreaten twice, one left-wing cross zipping across the edge of the six-yard box but evading everybody and then Edouard bursting into the box before deciding to dive rather than shoot.
Arsenal wobble again! How is this still 0-0? This time, after a left-wing cross causes panic, Bas Dost shoots high on the spin.
Another goal! Ángel has put Getafe ahead at home to Trabzonspor with a thumping header.
Now Eintracht should score! But Kostic, who could have squared the ball or just scored himself, blasts a left-footed shot wide of the near post!
Arsenal threaten again, but Trapp comes out quickly to reach the ball just before Torreira, who might have injured his ankle in hurdling the onrushing keeper.
Twelve games are being played, each now 15 minutes old. That’s the equivalent of four* full matches played, and only one goal has been scored.
* [Later edit] This is not true. It is the equivalent of two full matches. I did bad maths.
Meanwhile in Rennes, Grenier heads wide when he might have put the home side ahead against Celtic.
Arsenal fluff another excellent chance. This time Sow gives the ball to Saka, but he fails to release Aubameyang when all it would have taken was a straightforward pass, and the opportunity disappears in a puff of disappointment.
There has only been one Europa League goal so far, and it has been scored by Kevin Bua, whose 10th-minute goal has put Basel ahead against Krasnodar.
When they do get the ball into the box, Kamada falls over backwards in a ludicrous and unsuccessful attempt to win a penalty.
Frankfurt have dominated since that chance, but without threatening Arsenal’s penalty area.
What a chance for Arsenal! In the fifth minute, Saka lifts the ball to the far post where Torreira runs onto it, totally ignored by the defence. He meets it on the half-volley, eight yards out, and blasts it miles high!
Peeeeeep! We’re off!
In case you’re wondering what Tony Yeboah looks like these days:
And out they come! Behind the home goal, all hell breaks loose.
The players are on their way out! I’m watching events at Frankfurt, where the players’ tunnel looks like a conference centre.
The away dressing-room at Eintracht Frankfurt looks pleasingly old-school:
Arsenal have arrived for their game at Frankfurt, and don’t they look excited?
Here are the starting line-ups from the Philips Stadion:
PSV: Zoet, Dumfries, Baumgartl, Viergever, Boscagli, Hendrix, Rosario, Ihattaren, Bergwijn, Malen, Bruma. Subs: Schwaab, Mitroglou, Gakpo, Ruiter, Doan, Sadilek, Teze.
Sporting: Ribeiro, Rosier, Coates, Neto, Acuna, Bolasie, Doumbia, Wendel, Luis, Vietto, Bruno Fernandes. Subs: Tiago Ilori, Eduardo Henrique, Camacho, Borja, Pedro Mendes, Cabral, Maximiano.
Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (Slovakia).
Rennes: Mendy; Traoré, Da Silva, Gnagnon, Morel; Bourigeaud, Jonas Martin, Grenier; Raphinha, Niang, Tait. Subs: Salin, Siebatcheu, Lea Siliki, Camavinga, Del Castillo, Hunou, Gelin.
Celtic: Forster; Elhamed, Ajer, Jullien, Bolingoli; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Elyounoussi; Edouard. Subs: Gordon, Bayo, Bauer, Hayes, Morgan, Rogic, Ntcham.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon named an unchanged team for their Europa League group opener in Rennes.
That meant no place in the starting line-up for French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, with Norway winger Mohamed Elyounoussi keeping his place after his debut at Hamilton.
Here’s PA Media’s take on the Arsenal line-up:
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery made seven changes for the Europa League Group F opener at Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Gunners boss kept Sead Kolasinac, Granit Xhaka, David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in his side from the weekend Premier League draw at Watford.
A load of changes for Arsenal, including Bukayo Saka making his second first-team start:
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger, Kohr, Da Costa, Sow, Kamada, Kostic, Dost, Andre Silva. Subs: Ndicka, Falette, Fernandes, Joveljic, Chandler, Ronnow, Paciencia.
Arsenal: Martinez, Chambers, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Smith-Rowe, Willock, Saka, Aubameyang. Subs: Leno, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Nelson, Guendouzi, Martinelli.
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy).
We have some team news trickling in. Hold on to your hats ...
Welcome to another bumper evening of European football, in which 24 games will be played in two batches over five hours - and we’ll be here for the lot of it.
In the early games Celtic head to Rennes, where they should keep an eye out for the outrageously gifted 16-year-old defensive midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who has played every minute of the French side’s season so far, while Arsenal visit Eintracht Frankfurt without Sokratis Papastathopoulos or Mesut Ozil, both dropped after flopping at Vicarage Road at the weekend. “Usually Eintracht are doing high pressing,” says Unai Emery worryingly, as we saw at Watford on Sunday that their defence can spontaneously self-combust when pressed. “Some mistakes we made on Sunday we need to improve. Today is another challenge to show how we can improve. Last year Frankfurt played in the same semi-final as Chelsea. To start tomorrow with them is a tough match.” There’s also PSV v Sporting, which looks like a Champions League fixture that has simply got lost somewhere though in fact the teams have played twice in the Europa League since they last met in the continent’s premier competition back in 1998. True fact: there has only been one away win in 11 meetings since 1975.Continue reading...
- Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:17:55 +0000: Football transfer rumours: Thomas Tuchel to take over at Manchester United? - Manchester United | The Guardian
Today’s tell-all is scraping the bottom of the barrel
Underwhelmed by Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s stint at the wheel, Manchester United are hoping to replace him with Thomas Tuchel. Reports from France suggest both United and Barcelona are interested in luring the German away from Paris Saint-Germain and after the French club’s smiting of Real Madrid last night, we’re guessing there could be plenty of interest from the Bernabéu as well.Continue reading...
- Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:30:37 +0000: Manchester United’s Greenwood ‘one of best finishers I’ve seen’, says Solskjær - Manchester United | The Guardian
• Young striker in line to start in Europa League against Astana
• Solskjær intends to rotate and give younger players game time
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has described Mason Greenwood as one of the best finishers he has seen and is ready to give the 17-year-old a first senior start of the season in the Europa League group game against Astana on Thursday.
The Manchester United manager intends to make several changes, with one or two regulars nursing injuries and a testing game at West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. Daniel James has joined Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial on the sidelines after picking up a knock in the last league match against Leicester, and Solskjær hinted that Axel Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard and Fred are likely to face the Kazakh champions at Old Trafford.Continue reading...
- Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:24:28 +0000: ‘My future is fixed’: David de Gea signs new four-year Manchester United deal - Manchester United | The Guardian
• Spanish goalkeeper’s deal runs until 2023
• De Gea moved to Old Trafford in 2011
After 18 months of complex negotiations, and amid considerable interest from European rivals, David de Gea has committed himself to Manchester United by signing a four-year contract extension.
The 28-year-old Spain goalkeeper has agreed an improved deal reportedly worth £350,000 a week – including an option to extend for a fifth season – after evidently resolving to try and help restore United to former glories.Continue reading...
- Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:29:51 +0000: Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action - Manchester United | The Guardian
Buendía the architect of City’s bad day, Arsenal were woeful in defence and Maguire deserved better from Leicester fans
The way in which Norwich turned a negative into a positive was quite something. With nigh-on a full team of players out injured, the odds of stopping Manchester City looked insurmountable. Instead Daniel Farke’s men gave their best performance of the season by far, not only cutting the champions open but looking solid at the back for the first time. There was kudos for the debutants in defence, Sam Byram and Ibrahim Amadou, but also for more seasoned Norwich players. Emi Buendía and Marco Stiepermann were central to a buccaneering style in the Championship yet had struggled to bring that form to the top flight. With the gauntlet down, however, they delivered. Buendía contributed two assists and regularly sprung the City press. Stiepermann sparked several counter attacks and crucially reestablished his understanding with Teemu Pukki. Paul MacInnesContinue reading...
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