Europa League as it happened

Live text commentary as Liverpool defeat Anzhi and Newcastle see off Club Bruges after Tottenham draw in Maribor in the Europa League.

25 October 2012 Last updated at 22:38

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  1. 2235: 

    Right then, that's all you're getting from us from tonight's Europa League.

    Join us back here on Saturday though for your usual dose of live text joy - Chris Bevan is back in the chair. Make sure you join him.

  2. 2229: 

    Dave Partner on Twitter: "St. James' is rocking! Can hear it from my room, clearly the best fans in the world!"

    Loz Crouch on Twitter: "The rule has changed since the Crosby goal - both decisions correct according to the laws at the time."

    Samuel Rotenberg on Twitter: "Did I really just watch a match without seeing Tiote getting booked? Unbelievable..."

    No, Samuel, you didn't. He got a yellow in the 61st minute.

  3. 2227: 

    No English side has won the Europa League as yet, but we have three strong sides in the mix now. We could have more teams entering the fray as well...

  4. 2218: 

    Next up in the Europa League for Newcastle is a trip to Bruges on 8 November, while Liverpool head to Russia for their return fixture with Anzhi on the same date.

    Spurs are at home later that evening against Maribor.

  5. 2213: 

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard: "We are very pleased with the three points. The target before the game was to get the win.

    "We knew we had to win the game. The manager said we are trying to win every competition we are in.

    "This is a tough competition and it's long so you have to use the squad but he picked a team to win and we got a result."

  6. 2213: 

    A hat-trick for Young Boys' striker Raul Marcelo Bobadilla, who coolly slotted home a late penalty, made it a 3-1 win over Udinese in Group A. Academica pulled a goal back through Salim Cisse but still fell 2-1 to Atletico Madrid, which keeps the Spanish side top of Group B.

    Group F is still dominated by Dnipro, who saw off Napoli 3-1 with a final goal from Giuliano Victor de Paula. Jeremain Lens rescued a point for PSV Eindhoven at home to AIK Solna, while Fenerbahce grabbed all three away at AEL Limassol in Group C.

  7. 2211: 

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Great credit to the players after that. I haven't even thought about the derby, with our squad it's one game at a time.

    "We had good control of the game and when we had to dig deep they put their bodies on the line for us.

    "Stewart Downing scored a brilliant goal. He is a wonderful technician off either foot. He has had a rough ride here, it's been a tough time but he is a good guy and an important member of our team and he got a good reception from the Kop."

  8. 2204: 

    We've dug out a bit of clarification on the Daniel Agger 'goal.'

    Fouls and Misconduct in the Fifa rulebook:

    "A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball: i) while the ball is between his hands or between his hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body) ii) while holding the ball in his outstretched open hand iii) while in the act of bouncing it on the ground or tossing it into the air."

  9. 2203: 

    Stewart Downing has wheeled out one of the great footballer's cliches after his goal tonight: "I've hit it and luckily it's gone in." A classic.

  10. 2200: 

    However, I guess the real verdict on Liverpool's starting XI tonight will be passed after the Merseyside derby on Sunday. It was pretty much their first team out there tonight.

  11. 2158: 

    Two pretty tidy wins for our Premier League boys in the end then. Liverpool were particularly impressive, they were untroubled by Anzhi to be honest and in Andre Wisdom and Raheem Sterling look to have some very bright young things.

  12. 2158: 

    Andrew in Nottingham on text: "I have a copy of the VHS Forest season review 1989-1990 and I remember the goal well. Where have all the fun goals gone!?"

    Andrew in York on text: "I have been watching football and playing for over 15 years. I have always thought that if the keeper had the ball in one hand you could challange for it. What is the official rule, anyone know?!"

  13. 2156: 
    FULL-TIME- Newcastle 1-0 Club Bruges
  14. 2155: 

    It's snowing in Newcastle.

  15. 2155: 
    FULL-TIME- Liverpool 1-0 Anzhi Makhachkala

    Nice touch from Brendan Rodgers, who pulls Stewart Downing to one side and tells him to go and take the acclaim from the Anfield crowd.

  16. 2152: 

    Raheem Sterling is a genuinely exciting prospect isn't he? It's a wonderful mazy run from the winger, he takes on and beats two men but probably should have played in a pass to Luis Suarez. Instead he tries to beat one more man and the ball gets away from him. He glides past opponents though. A rare skill.

    We are into stoppage time at Anfield.

  17. 2151: 

    J in Kent on 81111 on text: "I thought knocking it out of one hand was allowed? Daniel Agger's goal should stand!"

    Adam in Wallingford on 81111 on text: "Andre Wisdom looks such a prospect for Liverpool and his country. Really solid tonight. Unflustered."

    Kevin in Warwickshire on 81111 on text: "I know no-one will believe this but I had a £5 double on Downing and Obertan. I was going to put it on the lottery but thought I would get better odds on my double!"

  18. 2151: 

    Someone has Tweeted in asking what VHS stands for. Good grief.

  19. 2147: 

    Tottenham captain Aaron Lennon tweets: "Not the result we wanted but we have two home games next in this competition and we need to take maximum points.

    "Also, great support again from our fans as usual out here. Get home safely, see you all on Sunday."

  20. 2146: 

    Back in Newcastle, Yohan Cabaye has entered the field as Alan Pardew's side look to close out the win. THere are seven minutes left at St James' Park.

  21. 2146: 

    Not the most contemporary of references, I grant you.

  22. 2144: 

    If like me you had a VHS copy of goals galore, season 1989-90, you'll recall that Nottingham Forest winger Gary Crosby scored a goal exactly like that that season, heading the ball out of Andy Dibble's hand and netting the loose ball.

    The goal stood on that occasion.

  23. 2144: 

    Almost inspired from Daniel Agger. Anzhi goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov makes a claim from a corner and strides out of his goal. Agger follows him and cheekily heads the ball out of his grasp and buries the ball into the net, but referee Bas Nijhuis chalks the goal off and shows Agger the yellow card.

  24. 2141: 

    Liverpool look to have their right flank sorted for the next few years. Andre Wisdom has been excellent at right-back, and Raheem Sterling ahead of him is lightning.

  25. 2138: 

    Ben Franklin on Twitter: "Sterling, in four years, will still only be 21. Imagine how good he could be after 4 more years of first-team football!"

    Dennis Peter on Twitter: "Downing has now got 2 goals and 3 assists in the Europa League this season! Yet he still spends more time on bench in Premier League."

    Harry Rowe on Twitter: "Ameobi shooting from 30 yards = the definition of ambitious..."

  26. 2138: 

    Great run from the left by Oussama Assaidi, who cuts inside and is barged to the deck by a challenge from Anzhi substitute Arseni Logashov. No penalty given, but Luis Suarez is booked for dissent after his reaction.

  27. 2135: 

    We are into the last 20 minutes. Newcastle looking comfortable enough, but could do with a second goal. Likewise Liverpool.

  28. 2135: 

    Atletico Madrid, who top Primera Liga in Spain, lead Group B's bottom sideAcademica following Costa and Emre strikes, a result that will retain their 100% record in the competition thus far. In the same group, Plzen now lead Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2-1 thanks to goals from Pavel Horvath and Frantisek Rajtoral. Napoli are being put to the sword, 3-0 down to Dnipro in Group F. AIK Solna are a goal up away to PSV Eindhoven, while Peniel Mlapa has doubled Borussia Monchengladbach's lead over Marseille.

  29. 2132: 

    Samuel Eto'o has had a quiet second half, but he almost finds a way through when Stewart Downing plays a slack pass across his own goal, Eto'o gets on the ball and shoots but Brad Jones makes the save.

  30. 2131: 

    Ed in Preston on text: "I had to shut down and restart BBC live text just at the sight of a Downing goal. And then when I load it back up, they're saying it's a screamer. Someone has a cruel sense of humour."

    Rob in Herts on text: "Years from now Liverpool fans will be still telling their grandchildren 'I was there when Stewart Downing scored a goal'."

  31. 2129: 

    How have Bruges not equalised? Wonderful approach play from Maxime Lestienne, who skips away from Gael Bigirimana and fires a cross-shot across goal, Carlos Bacca is on hand to head into the vacant net but he heads down into the turf and it bounces over the top.

    Lestienne has looked very decent here, he is yet another Belgian to watch out for.

  32. 2126: 

    Lacina Traore's first action is a comically bad foul throw.

  33. 2125: 

    Anzhi make two changes, as 6ft 8in Lacina Traore comes on. The big man is on for Fedor Smolov as we enter the last 25 minutes.

  34. 2125: 

    Sam Brooks on Twitter: "Re Avigar (2112): I think the whole of Europe now knows Downing is playing!"

    Ross Parker on Twitter: "In that bright yellow shirt Zhirkov's got a real look of a goalkeeper about him. Peter Shilton perhaps? Must be the curly hair."

    Liam Sharpe on Twitter: "You'd get better odds on winning the lottery than winning a bet of Downing and Obertan to score this evening."

  35. 2125: 

    Jonjo Shelvey is nearly in again through a constantly open Anzhi defence, but Yuri Zhirkov just gets across to toe the ball clear.

    Meanwhile, Cheick Tiote has been booked for the 30th time on his 60th appearance for Newcastle. A lethal strike rate.

  36. 2122: 

    James Mold on Twitter: "Fairly sure Obertan and Downing scoring within a few minutes of each other is a sign of the apocalypse."

  37. 2119: 

    Anzhi are all of a sudden all over the place here, Jonjo Shelvey is almost in and sees his shot blocked, before the referee makes a decent tackle, getting in the way of Oussama Assaidi.

  38. 2116: 

    Two great goals then have got us up and running. Chances galore now as well, as Luis Suarez thrashes a long-range strike just wide for Liverpool, before Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper keeps his side ahead with a smart save to keep out Lior Refaelov's low shot.

  39. 2114: 
    GOAL- Liverpool 1-0 Anzhi Makhachkala - Stewart Downing (53 mins)

    Do not adjust your sets. Stewart Downing has scored a belter of a goal. He has found his map, cuts in on to his right foot and smashes the ball into the top corner from 25 yards. Right footed. Honest.

  40. 2114: 

    Ferg Milligan on Twitter: "From what I've seen in these 45 minutes, Assaidi should be starting many more Premier League games."

    Tom Hartley on Twitter: "The Europa League is good in the knockouts but lots of the group stage teams are lousy. League One standard, if not worse."

    Avigar on Twitter: "Does Downing even know he's playing? He needs a map, badly. He's totally lost."

  41. 2112: 
    GOAL- Newcastle 1-0 Club Bruges - Gabriel Obertan (48 mins)

    Wonderful stuff from Sammy Ameobi, who flicks the ball over his head and releases Gabriel Obertan sprinting clear on the right. The former Manchester United man takes aim and thumps in a low shot which keeper Bojan Jorgacevic can only help into the net. Really good goal.

  42. 2111: 

    Great effort this, as Martin Skrtel charges forward and smashes in a shot which is parried clear. And momennts later Liverpool really should score as they break clear three-on-one.

    Jonjo Shelvey crosses from the left and Steven Gerrard heads wide. Massive chance.

  43. 2109: 
    KICK-OFF- Newcastle 0-0 Club Bruges

    We are back under way in the north east as well.

  44. 2109: 

    Newcastle are also making a change, as Shola Ameobi comes on to join his brother Sammy.

  45. 2107: 
    KICK-OFF- Liverpool 0-0 Anzhi Makhachkala

    Second half is go at Anfield.

  46. 2106: 

    First change for Liverpool at the break then, as Raheem Sterling comes on in place of Glen Johnson. Stewart Downing at left-back?

  47. 2102: 

    Both Premier League sides have some decent ammo on the bench if they chose to introduce it after the break.

    Suso, Raheem Sterling and Joe Allen are on the bench for Liverpool, while Newcastle have Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi available.

  48. 2059: 

    Andy in Edinburgh on text: "Some fairly optimistic solutions to Liverpool's striker problem going on here. They'd be lucky to get Andy Carroll back at this rate."

    Tom from Southampton on text: "Do Liverpool fans honestly believe some of these players would consider joining them? Huntelaar is in great form for Schalke, a Champions League side. Why would he leave to a mid-table, Europa league side?"

  49. 2056: 

    Dnipro are now two goals to the good at home toNapoli - a result that would keep the Ukrainian side top of Group F. Maritimo and Bordeaux have traded a goal apiece in Newcastle's Group D, and a 1-1 draw coupled with a draw at St James' Park would keep the Toon top of Group D. Two goals in three minutes put Steaua Bucuresti 2-0 up against Molde, while a Filip Daems penalty has Borussia Monchengladbach ahead against Marseille.

  50. 2055: 

    We are not having a good night for goals, but Liverpool and Newcastle have both looked threatening in their respective games. Are the floodgates about to be forced open?

  51. 2053: 
    HALF-TIME- Newcastle 0-0 Club Bruges
  52. 2052: 

    Close again from Papiss Cisse! He smashes in a volley, which swings away in the air and Bojan Jorgacevic has to adjust in the air to make a decent one-handed save.

  53. 2051: 
    HALF-TIME- Liverpool 0-0 Anzhi Makhachkala
  54. 2050: 

    Opta Joe tweets: "Russian sides have won one of their last 18 trips to England (2008 UEFA Cup final v Rangers) in European competition (W1 D7 L10)."

  55. 2049: 

    Newcastle are also knocking on the door. Papiss Cisse has just headed over from a corner, before he collects a lofted pass from Cheick Tiote and spins away from a defender in one fluid movement, but his shot is wasteful and flies over the top. Needs a goal does Papiss...

  56. 2046: 

    Daniel Agger hammers a trademark long-range strike over the top as Liverpool look to end the first half with a goal.

  57. 2044: 

    Tim G on Twitter: "Anzhi can't control Assaidi. I'm sure a couple of goals will come through him tonight."

    Ben Morley on Twitter: "Downing anonymous as usual..."

    James Ferguson on Twitter: "Suarez drops too deep and seems to waste a lot of chances. Liverpool need a finisher who will take their chances. Huntelaar?"

  58. 2044: 

    We are into the last 10 minutes of the first half, and we are yet to see a goal in either of our two featured games. Come on now lads...

  59. 2043: 

    Chance for Bruges, as Cheick Tiote carelessly gives the ball straight to Maxime Lestienne 30 yards from goal. The striker bears down on goal but his shot is turned aside by Steven Taylor. Let-off for the Magpies.

  60. 2042: 

    Marcus in Torquay on 81111 on text: "Love the Europa League. Often more exciting games than Champions League. It's like a secret club."

    Cameron in Oxford on 81111 on text: "After watching Manchester United's match on Tuesday, I've come to the conclusion that a perfect solution to Liverpool's attacking problems is Javier Hernandez. Brilliant goal scorer that doesn't get enough game time at United. Buy him in January, why not?"

  61. 2040: 

    Liverpool want a penalty here, but they could have had a goal. It's another intricate move, and Glen Johnson plays a one-two with Luis Suarez and motors on to the return pass. Just as he is about to shoot though he goes down under a challenge from Kamil Agalarov.

    On second viewing, that was no penalty. I think Johnson kicked the floor. He should have scored.

  62. 2037: 

    Newcastle go close again courtesy of a fine run and shot from Sammy Ameobi. The forward sprints clear down the right, leaving two men in his wake before cutting inside and firing wide.

  63. 2035: 

    Hardly a goal-fest in the late evening games. Group F's Napoli fell a goal behind within the opening 120 seconds thanks to a strike from Artem Fedetskiy of table-topping Dnipro. A couple of minutes later Young Boys' striker Raul Marcelo Bobadilla netted at home to Udinese, while in Group B Hapoel Tel-Aviv are a goal up against Plzen.

  64. 2034: 

    Painful few minutes for Bruges forward Carlos Bacca.

    First he runs into Cheick Tiote - they bang knee-to-knee and he needs treatment - and then moments after coming back on to the pitch he is clattered by Steve Harper as the goalkeeper clears his lines.

  65. 2032: 

    Liverpool are still doing all the running, and Oussama Assaidi is the latest to get a shot away but again it's straight at the keeper. Brendan Rodgers wil be pleased with what he's seen from his side so far though.

  66. 2029: 

    Oh dear me.

    Luis Suarez again creates a chance for Liverpool, rolling away from Joao Carlos smartly, and he squares the ball for Jonjo Shelvey - but the new England cap produces a shot Geoff Thomas would be proud of, smashing it miles over.

  67. 2026: 

    Chris Samba takes no prisoners at the best of times, and he has clattered into the back of Luis Suarez. No chance of winning the ball there and a deserved yellow card.

  68. 2025: 

    Chaos at the back for Newcastle.

    First, Tom Hogli's low cross is cut out by Steven Taylor, but he only smashes his clearance into James Perch. From the following corner, Steve Harper drops the ball under no pressure at all and is a lucky man to escape.

  69. 2024: 

    Janniky on Twitter: "Expect Newcastle's full-backs to bomb on and provide some width. Anita and Tiote will protect the centre backs."

    Glenn Tosek on Twitter: "Final ball just eluding Liverpool so far. Some promising stuff on the left-wing with Glen Johnson."

    Chris Bloomfield on Twitter: "118th richest man in the world at Liverpool tonight. The real question is whether he will sponsor my cycle ride across America?"

  70. 2024: 

    Samuel Eto'o has had a few touches in and around the penalty area but the ball is not quite sticking with him so far. As you'd expect from the highest-paid player in the world, Anzhi are looking for him in attack whenever possible.

  71. 2022: 

    Newcastle should be ahead. Fantastic cross from the left by Shane Ferguson, it arcs and dips all over the place, Papiss Cisse gets his neck behind it to power in a header, but Bojan Jorgacevic manages to make a fine save to tip it away.

    Excellent save, but Cisse should have scored.

  72. 2021: 

    Jessica O'Sullivan on Twitter: "Suarez is playing well but doing a bit too much himself, would like to see him get an assist like on Saturday."

    Geordie Bore on Twitter: "What would I hate less? Getting a glow in the dark away kit, or waiting for the home kit to be sponsored by Wonga?"

  73. 2018: 

    Newcastle are having the better of the opening exchanges, and they have a penalty appeal waved away when Papiss Cisse goes down under a challenge from Jonathan Blondel. Nothing given though by referee Martin Hansson.

  74. 2017: 

    Liverpool still look bright, and Luis Suarez draws the first save from Vladimir Gabulov from Oussama Assaidi's pass, but it's easy for the keeper.

  75. 2015: 

    Great feet again from Luis Suarez, easily sliding past his marker in the left channel, but the cross he stands up is too strong and the ball drifts harmlessly out of play.

  76. 2013: 

    Oof - heavy clash at Anfield as Martin Skrtel smashes into the back of Fedor Smolov. Skrtel's eyes were on the ball I think, but he certainly caught Smolov with his studs there, right in the snall of the back. A painful one.

  77. 2011: 

    Liverpool have made a fairly bright start as well, with Luis Suarez turning sharply 30 yards from goal and aiming for the penalty area, but it's a strong recovery challenge from Chris Samba to get the ball clear.

  78. 2009: 

    Decent effort from Bruges, as Maxime Lestienne fires in low from 25 yards, but Steve Harper is alive to the danger and gets down to make the stop. Bruges are captained by Carl Hoefkens tonight, who if memory serves me correctly had a long spell with Stoke.

  79. 2008: 

    The officials at Newcastle's game are sporting a truly horrendous kit, while the players aren't doing much better. A pale, yet fluorescent, green.

  80. 2007: 

    Jeff in Aylesbury on 81111 on text: "How can people say Liverpool are fielding a strong side with Downing on the pitch!"

    Jamie on 81111 on text: "Tottenham missed Dembele far more than Bale. He provides so much to Spurs' game."

    Jason on 81111 on text: "Liverpool will need to be at their very best to beat Everton on Sunday. The reality is they won't be after playing this game tonight."

  81. 2005: 

    We are under way at Anfield, and St James' Park.

  82. 2002: 

    A late Inter Milan winner from Rodrigo Palacio seals a one-goal win over Partizan Belgrade in Group H. However, the Italians stay second in the table behind Rubin Kazan who beat Neftchi in the early kick-off. In Group K Metalist Kharkiv overcame home side Rosenborg with two goals in the last 10 minutes. A late bundled equaliser from Toche grabbed Panathanaikos a point at home to Lazio, which pushes Spurs down to third in Group J. And a late Jimmy Briand goal gave Lyon a 2-1 home win over Athletic Bilbao, enough to cement their lead at the top of Group I.

  83. 2000: 

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Home games are always going to be important for us. Every team I've put out has done terrific for us. Anzhi have had big investment. Their win ratio is fantastic, they've only lost once in 20-odd games and they have good players."

  84. 1957: 

    Spurs will be hoping that that goal tonight - tap-in that it was - can kick-start Gylfi Sigurdsson's season. He was a goal machine for Swansea last season but has not hit the net for Tottenham in the league yet.

    He doesn't look at his best to me yet, but there's no denying that when he is on song he can be a real asset.

  85. 1956: 

    Conor McMeekin on Twitter: "Spurs were pathetic tonight."

    Philip Maher on Twitter: "Atletico have had some quality strikers in their time. They've seen them leave as well. Falcao to England within the year."

    Saqib Rao on Twitter: "Chelsea should get Falcao and swap Torres. Clearly the latter is not happy and the former has revealed an interest in joining."

  86. 1953: 

    Spurs are third in Group J now after that. It's a long way to the final in Amsterdam from here - but they have plenty of games left to qualify.

  87. 1952: 

    Dana Shoub on Twitter: "Thibaud Courtois might become the piece that gets Falcao to Chelsea. Cash and him would be hard to not take."

    Alfie-Lee Marcus on Twitter: "We need a striker, desperately! January couldn't come quicker for AVB."

  88. 1949: 
    FULL-TIME- NK Maribor 1-1 Tottenham

    Played three, drawn three for Spurs then, as the home side celebrate as if they have won the trophy itself.

  89. 1948: 

    Into stoppage time in Maribor.

  90. 1946: 

    What a hit this is! Jan Vertonghen advances out of defence, is not closed down so lamps in a rifling left-footed drive which looks to be nestling in the bottom corner, but it bounces just wide of the far corner. Superb strike from the Belgian.

  91. 1943: 

    I reckon it would take some serious, serious dough to bag Falcao this season. From what I've seen of him, the boy is dynamite. His hat-trick against Chelsea in Monaco was as good as it gets.

    In Falcao, Sergio Aguero, Diego Forlan and Fernando Torres, Atletico fans have seen some quality strikers in recent times.

  92. 1941: 

    Alex in Brixton on 81111 on text: "Spurs might rely on Bale, but no more than Arsenal relied on RVP."

    Reuben in Catford on 81111 on text: "All clubs owe it to their fans to pick the strongest possible team barring injuries or suspensions. Why sell people short?"

    Sam on 81111 on text: "Falcao not being in Athletico's Europa squad can only be good for teams planning to buy in January..."

  93. 1940: 

    Maribor have had some lively players this evening, and one of them Tavares almost picks out a dangerous cross after breaking clear down the right. Tom Huddlestone tracks him all the way though and makes a good block to cut it out.

    Spurs make their final change, with Sandro being replaced by England's Jake Livermore.

  94. 1939: 

    From Adam in London: "Hopefully the mighty Chris Samba will show the Premier League what it's missing. One of the best defenders around."

  95. 1937: 

    10 minutes remain in Slovenia. It is looking like ending as a draw but it has been a much better watch in this second half.

  96. 1935: 

    Tom Maund on Twitter: "Can't believe anyone has any faith in AVB. Terrible track record and his teams tend to be disjointed."

    Tom Wozencroft on Twitter: "Great to see Andre Wisdom starting for Liverpool, a great future star for LFC and England."

    Alec Fuggle on Twitter: "Players get paid thousands a week and they can't manage to play two games in one week? Absolute joke!"

  97. 1933: 

    Oh my word, Maribor should have the lead. Martin Milec puts in a wonderful low cross from the right, it evades Steven Caulker in the middle but goalscorer Robert Beric can't sort his feet out and the ball rather wriggles wide off his shins. Massive chance.

  98. 1932: 

    Andre Villas-Boas makes his second change - as Clint Dempsey comes on in place of Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  99. 1931: 

    Right then - Kyle Naughton skips into the area, he goes down under the challenge of Martin Milec - but referee Sergei Karasev instead books Naughton for a dive.

    Very close one that. Naughton appeared to go down a bit easily, but Milec had been turned and had his leg dangling out.

  100. 1929: 
  101. 1927: 

    Straight after the interval Tarik Elyounoussi puts Rosenborg a goal to the good at home to Metalist Kharkiv. That slender advantage is key in Group K as German side Bayer Leverkusen have accelerated into a 3-0 lead at Rapid Vienna. Goals too for Lyon in Group I and Levante in Group L, against Athletic Bilbao and FC Twente respectively. Lazio still lead Panathanaikos in Tottenham's group, which keeps Spurs second in the table as things stand.

  102. 1925: 

    Spurs are pushing hard for the lead now, but the home side remain a threat on the break. I'm going for at least two more goals in the remaining 22 minutes here...

  103. 1925: 
    LINE-UPS- Newcastle v Club Bruges (20:05 BST)

    Newcastle: Harper, Perch, Santon, Steven Taylor, Ferguson, Obertan, Tiote, Bigirimana, Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Cisse. Subs: Krul, Coloccini, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Ba, Shola Ameobi, Campbell.

    Club Bruges: Jorgacevic, Hogli, Hoefkens, Buysse, Jordi, Odjija Ofoe, Jorgensen, Blondel, Rafaelov, Bacca, Lestienne. Subs: Kujovic, Vleminckx, Vazquez, Trickovski, Van Acker, Vansteenkiste, Engels.

    Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

  104. 1922: 
    Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala (20:05 BST)

    Liverpool lost to Udinese in their last Europa League outing leaving them in third spot in Group A with three points and needing victory to have a realistic chance of progressing. But defeating a moneybags Russian side boasting legendary striker Samuel Eto'o and managed by Guus Hiddink is going to be no easy task.

  105. 1922: 

    It's been all Spurs - but Maribor almost go back in front. A neat move ends at the feet of Agim Ibraimi, but he drags his shot into the side-netting at the near post. He should really have tested Hugo Lloris there.

  106. 1920: 

    Matt Cartwright on Twitter: "It may have been bundled in but now we've got the equaliser Spurs should go on and win this..."

    Hugh Moxon on Twitter: "Liverpool can't play a weaker side because they haven't got a big enough squad. Blame Kenny, not Rodgers."

    Ferg Milligan on Twitter: "Stop complaining about the selection. If we played an understrength team tonight Anzhi would walk all over us."

  107. 1918: 
    Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala (20:05 BST)

    Anzhi select a strong side for their match at Anfield, with former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, one-time Chelsea defender Yuri Zhirkov and last season's Blackburn captain Christopher Samba all starting. Substitute striker Lacina Traore will be impossible to miss should he enter the fray at some point - he is all of 6ft 8in tall.

  108. 1918: 

    Spurs looking lively now. Iago Falque has been a good addition.

  109. 1915: 
    GOAL- NK Maribor 1-1 Tottenham - Gylfi Sigurdsson (59 mins)

    Spurs are level, and they owe much to the newly introduced Iago Falque. Falque again beats his man down the left and cuts it back for Jermain Defoe. He smashes in a shot from eight yards which is brilliantly blocked on the line by Ales Mejac, but Gylfi Sigurdsson is perfectly placed to stab in from two yards out. Game on.

  110. 1913: 

    There's not many wingers in the Premier League named after Shakespearean villains, but Iago Falque is out to cause some havoc down the left wing for Spurs. He beats his man well but then sees his low cross cut out.

  111. 1911: 

    Managers can't win can they?

  112. 1910: 

    Mowlid Mursal on Twitter: "Whenever Arsenal have a bad match I can always count in Tottenham to cheer me up with their abysmal displays."

    Odusi Paul on Twitter: "Gerrard and Suarez? Can someone remind Brendan we have a derby on Sunday?"

    Andrew Ford on Twitter: "Last time we played a strong team on Thursday, Arsenal took us apart the following Sunday! David Moyes is happy with this line-up!"

  113. 1910: 
    LINE-UPS- Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala (20:05 BST)

    Liverpool: Jones, Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Gerrard, Sahin, Shelvey, Downing, Suarez, Assaidi. Subs: Gulacsi, Henderson, Carragher, Allen, Fernandez Saez, Sterling, Yesil.

    Anzhi Makhachkala: Vladimir Gabulov, Agalarov, Samba, Joao Carlos, Zhirkov, Shatov, Georgi Gabulov, Boussoufa, Carcela-Gonzalez, Eto'o, Smolov. Subs: Pomazan, Gadzhibekov, Lakhiyalov, Tagirbekov, Logashov, Mukhammad, Traore.

    Referee: Bas Nijhuis (Holland)

  114. 1908: 

    Bad news for Ned (17:29) - Radamel Falcao is not even in the Atletico Madrid squad tonight.

    I say bad news. He's a student out in Madrid on a Thursday night. I'm not overflowing with sympathy.

  115. 1907: 

    Chance for Maribor as Tavares gets on to the end of Ales Mejac's pass, but his low shot lacks conviction and it's an easy enough save for Hugo Lloris.

  116. 1906: 
    Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala (20:05 BST)

    Liverpool opt for the same back four that managed a clean sheet against Reading in the league at the weekend. Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez both start in what is a strong first XI with Stewart Downing, Jonjo Shelvey and Oussama Assaidi coming in for Joe Allen, Raheem Sterling and Suso in midfield.

  117. 1905: 
    Newcastle v Club Bruges (20:05 BST)

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew makes nine changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Sunderland on Sunday - Davide Santon and Cheick Tiote are the only two survivors. Papiss Cisse leads a three-man attack, with Sammy Ameobi and Gabriel Obertan on either flank. Long-serving Magpie Steve Harper is in goal.

  118. 1904: 

    Kyle Walker gallops away down the right at some pace - he is chopped down by a defender, that's the only way to stop him.

  119. 1902: 

    Tottenham make a change at the break - Iago Falque comes on in place of Andros Townsend.

  120. 1902: 
    KICK-OFF- NK Maribor 1-0 Tottenham

    The second half is under way in Slovenia. Can Spurs turn this one around?

  121. 1900: 

    Stewart Downing hasn't had a sniff of this first-team in a while. It's a chance for him to shine.

  122. 1858: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala (20:05 BST)

    Steven Gerrard, Stewart Downing and Luis Suarez all start for Liverpool. Brad Jones is in goal.

  123. 1855: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Newcastle v Club Bruges (20:05 BST)

    Alan Pardew makes nine changes from the side which drew with Sunderland at the weekend. Sammy Ameobi starts up front.

  124. 1854: 

    Bayer Leverkusen lead Rapid Vienna by a goal courtesy of centre-back Phillipp Wollscheid - that scoreline puts them top of Group K ahead of Metalist Kharkiv, at least for now. Sparta Prague are now three goals to the good at home to Hapoel Kiryat Shmona, while Marco Caneira puts Hungarian outfit Videoton two up at home to Basle in Group G.

    But the goal of the night so far comes from Greece, where Giorgos Seitaridis of Panathinaikos plays a perfectly-weighted backpass to his goalkeeper... who is just not there. Lazio lead in Athens.

  125. 1853: 

    Not the greatest half of football in Maribor - but the hosts won't care. They are ahead and loving it.

  126. 1846: 
    HALF-TIME- NK Maribor 1-0 Tottenham

    For 40 minutes it was hard to see Spurs not winning this game comfortably. They had dominated possession and dictated play without really breaking sweat. And yet all that went out the window when Andros Townsend lost possession inside his own half, allowing Ales Mejac to set off on a mazy run beyond Tom Huddlestone and into the Spurs penalty area, where Robert Beric finished off from two yards out.

    Spurs are in real danger of letting a competition their manager insists they want to win, slip away.

  127. 1846: 

    Jon, an angry Spurs fan in in Eastleigh, on 81111 on text: "I thought AVB wanted to take this competition seriously? Once again we think we can just turn up and win. We couldn't get a sniff of a chance before and it's going to be so much harder to score now."

    Tommy from Cardiff on 81111 on text: "Spurs looking like they need some kind of Bale out..."

  128. 1845: 

    That goal means all five English sides to play in Europe so far this week have fallen behind. Andros Townsend has a brief penalty appeal as he goes down on the edge of the area but referee Sergei Karasev waves it away.

  129. 1844: 

    What can Spurs do to respond?

  130. 1841: 
    GOAL- NK Maribor 1-0 Tottenham - Robert Beric (42 mins)

    Well that had the desired effect - Maribor take the lead thanks to a moment of individual genius. Maribor midfielder Dejan Mezga goes on a slalom of a run, carving between Tom Huddlestone and Kyle Walker superbly as he charged into the box, before nipping the ball past Hugo Lloris for Robert Beric to stab into an empty net.

  131. 1840: 

    Some really neat build-up play on the edge of the box between Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson but Maribor defend stoutly - closing down the space and eventually getting a block in.

    Andre Villas-Boas said that a point would be a decent result, and it looks like we are going to be level at half-time at least.

  132. 1838: 

    Jermain Defoe lofts a hopeful effort wide for Tottenham, before Maribor left-back Ales Mejac charges forwards and unleashes a Julian Dicks-style arrow just wide. Hugo Lloris just watched that one wide - it was a fine effort from the defender.

  133. 1837: 

    Abhinav Reddy on Twitter: "If Stewart Downing isn't in the starting lineup or in the squad altogether, he might as well kiss his Liverpool future goodbye."

    Ben Seal on Twitter: "Will never understand why Tottenham sold Van Der Vaart. Such a class player. It's shocking how much they rely on Bale."

  134. 1833: 

    This is more like it. Spurs keep the ball for a lengthy period, and when Andros Townsend cuts inside from the left and finds Sandro in the centre, the Brazilian smashes in a left-footed rasper from 25 yards which flies a yard or two wide. He doesn't get many, but that was almost a gem.

  135. 1831: 

    This is a routine save, but I was itching to use a graphic.

    Tom Huddlestone floats in a free-kick from deep, Jan Vertonghen rises high to win a header but it is straight at Jasmin Handanovic. Spurs have been slightly brighter in the last few minutes but are still to click into gear.

  136. 1829: 

    Right-back Kyle Walker is Spurs' best attacker at the moment as he goes wandering into the centre-forward position and almost gets on to Gylfi Sigurdsson's neat pass.

    Aaron Lennon then skins his man and puts in a cross which is cleared from in front of Jermain Defoe. Stoppage here while a Maribor player gets some treatment - not for the first time, it has to be said...

  137. 1825: 

    Spurs have had a shot. Repeat, Spurs shoot on goal.

    It's terrible though from Kyle Walker. High, wide and not very handsome. We are 25 minutes into this game, and it is getting worse. Someone desperately needs to take control of this.

  138. 1823: 

    Peter Tickle on Twitter: "Saw Huddlestone years ago for England U21s and wasn't convinced - had an awful first touch. Don't think he's improved much."

    Callum Hodges on Twitter: "If Carragher starts tonight, I'm not looking forward to watching Eto'o go past him all night..."

    Richard Beveridge on Twitter: "Videoton winning! Whatever happened to Betamax?"

  139. 1822: 

    There is a shot - Huge punt upfield from Maribor captain Tavares frees Agim Ibraimi but he is unable to get anything more than a tame lob behind it and Hugo Lloris comfortably pouches it.

  140. 1821: 

    We've got goals elsewhere then, just not in Slovenia. This game is crying out for a goal. Or a shot to be honest.

  141. 1820: 

    Sparta Prague are already two goals to the good against visitors Hapoel Kiryat Shmona, with strikes from Ladislav Krejci and Vaclav Kadlec. Group L table-toppers Hannover 96 continue their good tournament form as they move ahead away at Helsingborgs thanks to a strike from former Manchester United youngster Mame Biram Diouf. Portuguese side Sporting, who are bottom of Group G, have seized the advantage away to Genk, while Paulo Sousa-managed Videoton lead Basle 1-0 after a Fabian Schar own goal.

  142. 1818: 

    Jermain Defoe is looking increasingly isolated up front here for Spurs.

    With Emmanuel Adebayor injured, Tottenham are a bit light on the striking department aren't they?

  143. 1815: 

    I'm not sure how many Spurs fans have made the trip out to Maribor, but I've just read that it is the joint European capital of culture for 2012.

    I'm sure they are taking in all the sights.

  144. 1812: 

    The home side are going for this, but just lack that quality in the final third. First Andros Townsend is robbed by a cracking sliding tackle on his blind side, but Steven Caulker again mops up, before a cross from the left is overhit.

  145. 1809: 

    Both sides are wasting no time getting the ball forwards, and Steven Caulker has to be alert to shepherd the ball back to Hugo Lloris.

  146. 1807: 

    Nose-bleed time for Tom Huddlestone as he enters the penalty area, but the big man rather hesitates and can't get his shot away.

  147. 1805: 

    Maribor then mount their first attack with Agim Ibraimi making a strong run down the right, he pulls it back for Ales Mertelj but Gylfi Sigurdsson eats up the ground to make a last-ditch challenge.

    It's a very high-tempo start, with Jermain Defoe almost played in as Spurs attack but it runs away from him.

  148. 1803: 

    Roman Maltsev-Jones on Twitter: "Anzhi fan travelling to Anfield. I feel that we have a team with great balance - watch out for Bousuffa!"

    Pmol on Twitter: "We (Leicester) had Naughton on loan. Spurs fans do not need to worry about him, he is an England star in waiting."

  149. 1803: 

    Andros Townsend has started on the left wing for Spurs, with skipper Aaron Lennon on the right and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the hole behind Jermain Defoe.

    The former Swansea and Reading man has the first chance as he collects a loose headed clearance, but the Icelander shanks his shot wide with his left foot.

  150. 1800: 
    KICK-OFF- NK Maribor v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Game on in Slovenia - where the stadium is packed.

  151. 1759: 

    Some more from Andre Villas-Boas: "It hasn't been a great week for English clubs, but last year I seem to remember clubs struggling in the Champions League groups and in the end one club made it all the way and won the trophy.

    "Other countries certainly put on a show when they play an English club, like they will tonight."

  152. 1757: 

    Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas: "We have to be brave and be sure of our ability individually and collectively. If we mix that with the right of frame of mind and motivation we should have no problems.

    "If we run into trouble it will not be an easy game. We just need to be aware of their strengths and use our experience and talent to come through."

  153. 1755: 

    We are five minutes away from kick-off in Slovenia.

  154. 1751: 

    Opta Joe tweets: "NK Maribor have won just two of their previous 15 European games on home soil."

  155. 1751: 

    Chris on 81111 on text: "Slightly jealous of Ned right now (1729)! As a student, I can't afford a sandwich let alone tickets to see Atletico! Falcao will almost certainly score. Quality player. Wouldn't mind him at Liverpool..."

    I don't want to rain on Ned's parade, but the mighty Falcao hasn't actually played in either Europa League game yet this season...

  156. 1747: 

    It's a chance for Kyle Naughton to impress for Tottenham tonight. He and Kyle Walker were signed at the same time from Sheffield United but while Walker has established himself in the side and earned a place in the England squad, Naughton has been forced out on loan a few times and has never really cemented a place in the squad.

    He'd rather be on the right, I would guess, but it's a start at left-back tonight and he will be looking to put in a decent shift.

  157. 1740: 

    Anzhi are managed by Guus Hiddink these days, and the former Chelsea boss has not come out well when donning the club's tracksuits. Bright yellow and purple is not a good look for Guus...

  158. 1739: 

    Chris Collins on Twitter: "Spurs have only scored one goal in the Europa League this season, but I'm hoping they can put a few past Maribor tonight!"

    Daniel Law on Twitter: "Lloris may have to work hard tonight. Maribor are in good form and it's never easy away in Europe."

    Matt Barkwill on Twitter: "The Europa League winner should automatically qualify for the Champions League. That would make clubs take it much more seriously."

  159. 1736: 

    Looking further ahead to one of our games this evening, Liverpool are up against Russian money-bags Anzhi Makhachkala.

    We all know they've got Samuel Eto'o, but what else do you know about the club? Luckily for you our very own Sam Sheringham has done the research for you.

    Have a butcher's at this article - and see how Eto'o goes about decorating his Moscow pad...

  160. 1732: 
    NK Maribor v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Two draws in the competition mean Spurs are back in third place in Group J playing catch up to leaders Lazio. Boss Andre Villas-Boas will be hoping back-to-back win against Slovenian side Maribor will kick-start their Europa League campaign.

    Winger Gareth Bale did not travel after his partner gave birth at the weekend and striker Emmanuel Adebayor misses out with a back complaint.

  161. 1732: 

    Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao loves the Europa League. He has scored 37 goals in 40 games in Uefa competitions. Frankly ridiculous.

    I've been to a game at the Vicente Calderon and I predict Ned will have a cracking night, but he will find himself ankle deep in sunflower seed shells come final whistle time.

  162. 1729: 

    Ned, student from Hertfordshire on 81111 on text: "I'm in Madrid for half term, got tickets to Atletico. Looking forward to seeing just how good Radamel Falcao is."

    Ned, how on earth are you affording that? Your student days are a long way away from mine...

  163. 1726: 

    If you're making a real night of it on the sofa, ITV4 have a habit of tagging on a classic action film on the end of their five-hour marathon Europa League nights and tonight they have pulled one out of the top drawer. 'Casino' is on at 22:35. Joe Pesci at his brutal best.

  164. 1724: 

    Jack Merton on Twitter: "I'm a Liverpool fan and I'd love to see Stevie G lift the Europa League at the end of the season. It's all silverware!"

    Tim Liverett on Twitter: "Fair play to Tottenham, with that line-up looks like they're going for it. Good to see."

  165. 1722: 

    No Slovenian team has ever beaten an English club in Europe. NK Maribor believe they can break that duck when they host Spurs tonight.

    The closest Slovenia has come was NK Olimpija Ljubljana's 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the 2003-2004 season but with Maribor top of their division with 11 wins and one defeat from their first 14 games there is optimism they can go one better tonight.

  166. 1722: 

    It's not often you have a first goal of a Euroepan evening before Neighbours has started, but Alan Kasaev has put Rubin Kazan 1-0 up already.

  167. 1719: 

    So then, to the Tottenham match. What do we know about opponents Maribor?

    Well they beat Panathinaikos 3-0 at home in their first group match and Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas has already said that a point would not be a bad result this evening. Spurs have named a strong side though. Let's see what goes on at the Ljudski vrt stadium.

  168. 1718: 
    LINE-UPS- NK Maribor v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Maribor: Handanovic, Milec, Rajcevic, Arghus, Mejac, Mertelj, Cvijanovic, Mezga, Tavares, Ibraimi, Beric. Subs: Pridigar, Filipovic, Komazec, Ploj, Viler, Dodlek, Lesjak.

    Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton, Sandro, Huddlestone, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Dempsey, Gallas, Falque, Livermore, Smith, Parrett.

    Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)

  169. 1717: 

    Otis on text via 81111: "I'm a Liverpool supporter and I think we should be trying to win every game in every competition. I'd love to win the Europa League - in the end a trophy is a trophy."

  170. 1715: 

    There is one game under way already, with Rubin Kazan and Neftchi 15 minutes in to their game in Group H, it is goalless.

    Neftchi - in case you were wondering - are from the Azerbaijan Premier League.

  171. 1712: 

    Scott Howe on Twitter: "Europa League is getting better each year. As a United supporter, we had two of the best aways in decades at Ajax and Bilbao."

  172. 1712: 

    The likes of Inter Milan, Udinese, Atletico Madrid, Marseille, Napoli and Lyon are also in action on this night of plenty, and we'll do our best to keep you across the best action in those games as well.

  173. 1708: 

    So then, fans of our intrepid trio of teams - how important is this Europa League? Do you want to win it?

    The final at Amsterdam ArenA come 15 May will be well worth a visit, but does it detract from your Premier League campaign?

    Also, while we're on the subject of Székesfehérvár and the like (it's where Videoton FC play by the way) what's the most obscure European city you have watched a match in?

    Let me know. You can text us on 81111 (UK Only), and tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball.

    Put your names on those texts though please...

  174. 1707: 
    NK Maribor v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Andre Villas-Boas has made three changes to the Spurs side beaten 4-2 by Chelsea on Saturday. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is recalled in place of Brad Friedel, while Kyle Naughton comes in for William Gallas, with Jan Vertonghen partnering Steven Caulker in the centre of defence. In midfield Clint Dempsey makes way for Andros Townsend with Jermain Defoe a lone striker.

    Aaron Lennon captains the side.

  175. 1705: 

    All the night's latest scores and tables are on our website for your perusal, but here are the matches our three Premier League sides are contesting:

    NK Maribor v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Liverpool v Anzhi Makhachkala (20:05 BST)

    Newcastle v Club Bruges (20:05 BST)

  176. 1703: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- NK Maribor v Tottenham (18:00 BST)

    Michael Dawson misses out for Spurs because of illness. Kyle Naughton is given a rare start, and Jermain Defoe leads the line.

  177. 1702: 

    There are 24 games in total across the continent this evening, with a neat split down the middle in terms of kick-off time.

    Spurs' trip to Slovenians NK Maribor is one of the 11 ties to kick-off at 18:00, while Liverpool and Newcastle are both at home come 20:05.

    We want plenty of goals tonight, and I'm confident of seeing them.

  178. 1700: 

    From Székesfehérvár to Kazan; via Helsingborg, Dnipropetrovsk and Mönchengladbach - it's that time of the week again as we visit some of European football's lesser-known hotspots.

    There's plenty of Europa League action to get our teeth into tonight, with Tottenham, Newcastle and Liverpool all hoping to put the Premier League back on the map after a poor night at the office on Wednesday.

    So get your atlas out, get the dinner on and settle in for the next five hours or so. It's time to get back on the road to Amsterdam...

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Group A

Europa League Group A summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 10 12
No movement 2 Villarreal 6 8 11
No movement 3 FC Zürich 6 -4 7
No movement 4 Apollon Limassol 6 -14 3

Group B

Europa League Group B summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Club Brugge 6 8 12
No movement 2 Torino 6 6 11
No movement 3 HJK Helsinki 6 -6 6
No movement 4 FC Copenhgn 6 -8 4

Group C

Europa League Group C summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Besiktas 6 6 12
No movement 2 Tottenham 6 5 11
No movement 3 Asteras Tripolis 6 -3 6
No movement 4 Partizan Belgrade 6 -8 2

Group D

Europa League Group D summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 FC Red Bull Salzburg 6 13 16
No movement 2 Celtic 6 -1 8
No movement 3 Dinamo Zagreb 6 -3 6
No movement 4 Astra Giurgiu 6 -9 4

Group E

Europa League Group E summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Dinamo Moscow 6 6 18
No movement 2 PSV 6 0 8
No movement 3 Estoril Praia 6 -1 5
No movement 4 Panathinaikos 6 -5 2

Group F

Europa League Group F summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Inter Milan 6 4 12
No movement 2 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 6 -1 7
No movement 3 FK Qarabag 6 -2 6
No movement 4 St Etienne 6 -1 5

Group G

Europa League Group G summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Feyenoord 6 4 12
No movement 2 Sevilla 6 3 11
No movement 3 HNK Rijeka 6 -1 7
No movement 4 Standard Liege 6 -6 4

Group H

Europa League Group H summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Everton 6 7 11
No movement 2 VfL Wolfsburg 6 4 10
No movement 3 FK Krasnodar 6 -5 6
No movement 4 Lille 6 -6 4

Group I

Europa League Group I summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Napoli 6 8 13
No movement 2 BSC Young Boys 6 6 12
No movement 3 Sparta Prague 6 5 10
No movement 4 Slovan Bratislava 6 -19 0

Group J

Europa League Group J summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Dynamo Kiev 6 8 15
No movement 2 Aalborg BK 6 -5 9
No movement 3 Steaua Bucharest 6 2 7
No movement 4 Rio Ave 6 -5 4

Group K

Europa League Group K summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Fiorentina 6 7 13
No movement 2 Guingamp 6 1 10
No movement 3 PAOK Salonika 6 3 7
No movement 4 Dinamo Minsk 6 -11 4

Group L

Europa League Group L summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Legia Warsaw 6 5 15
No movement 2 Trabzonspor 6 2 10
No movement 3 KSC Lokeren 6 0 10
No movement 4 Metalist Kharkiv 6 -7 0