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Live Reporting

Jon Barbuti

All times stated are UK


    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    All over and it is more Merseyside misery for the hosts. Everton become the first team to win in Bern since Liverpool in 2012.


    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    Everton come forward through Steven Naismith in pursuit of a fifth. He passes to Luke Garbutt, who then loses possession. That's probably the last attack of the game.

  3. Blues defender sees red

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    John Stines
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    Worth remembering that Young Boys were ridiculously strong at home. They had scored 13 goals and conceded just one in their five previous Europa League matches in Bern this season and have been well beaten tonight.

  5. Celtic v Inter Milan (20:05)

    Don't forget Celtic also host Inter Milan in the Europa League this evening and you can follow a dedicated live text commentary here.

    It promises to be some atmosphere at Celtic Park.


    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    That's Romelu Lukaku's last action of the game and he gets a deserved round of applause as he heads off the pitch with three goals to his name.

    Christian Atsu, who was player of the tournament at the Africa Cup of Nations, is on in his place. He scored an absolute belter at the Afcon, worth a look if you have not seen it!

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    Steven Naismith is nails. He runs off his injury and moments later Everton are so close to a fifth. Romelu Lukaku powers away from the home defence and tries to lift the ball over Yvon Mvogo, who makes a great save.

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    Steven Naismith is down clutching his leg after overstretching to challenge for possession. The result may be good, but some of these injuries may be a concern for Roberto Martinez.

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    Looks like Christian Atsu, fresh from returning from the Africa Cup of Nations where he helped Ghana to the final, is about to come on.


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    Yellow card for Romelu Lukaku. Not sure what for, even he doesn't seem to know what for as he shrugs his shoulders at the referee in disbelief.


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    Another change for Young Boys as Tauljant Sulejmanov replaces Renato Steffen for the final 12 minutes.

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    Quote Message: Who says the Europa League is boring? Red card, missed penalty, and a perfect hat trick. That's entertainment! from Alex Barton
    Alex Barton
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    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    Scrap that, they get forward as Romelu Lukaku goes for a fourth but he is offside as he heads wide from a cross.

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    Alexander Gerndt again has a chance, but the effort is blocked for a corner. Everton are not being adventurous now they are down to 10 men.

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    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Kazim Kazim-Richards (formerly Colin in his days in English football) has bagged an equaliser for Feyenoord in Roma , cancelling out Gervinho's first-half strike to leave the scores locked at 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, while Hulk has given Zenit St Petersburg a 1-0 lead at PSV Eindhoven .

    A brace from Bas Dost has put Wolfsburg 2-0 up against Sporting Lisbon and a Kenneth Petersen own goal has increased Club Brugge's lead to 3-0 at Aalborg while Jaba Kankava and Ruslan Rotan have put Dnipro 2-0 up at home to Olympiakos .

    Torino still have a 2-1 advantage over Athletic Bilbao while Napoli have not yet extended their 3-0 lead at Trabzonspor in the second half.

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    A fine introduction to the game by Alexander Gerndt as the former Swedish player of the year meets a cross to volley a shot straight at Tim Howard. A little more to the left or right and that would have been 4-2.


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    Antolin Alcaraz is on for James McCarthy as Robert Martinez makes his second change. Young Boys also make a change as Milan Gajic is replaced by striker Alexander Gerndt.

  19. CLOSE!

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    Romelu Lukaku should have his fourth! Substitute Luke Garbutt crosses low from the right and the bounce on the artificial pitch catches out the Young Boys defender but also surprises Lukaku, with the ball bouncing off his foot and wide from barely four yards out.

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    Rich Olyott : I think Everton should play all their games away in Europe!

    John Pierce : Perfect hat trick. Header, then right foot, then left foot.

    Freddy Howardinho : Great game for the neutrals in Switzerland.

  21. Team news

    Celtic v Inter Milan (20:05)

    Celtic start with the same XI as the one that began the match against St Johnstone on Saturday. That means European debuts in a Celtic jersey for Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths keeps his place up front.

    The only slight surprise in the Inter Milan line-up is the inclusion of Rodrigo Palacio ahead of Mateo Kovacic.

    Celtic XI : Gordon; Matthews, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Mackay-Steven, Johansen, Armstrong; Griffiths.

    Inter Milan XI : Carrizo; Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Santon; Medel, Guarin, Kuzmanovic; Shaqiri; Palacio, Icardi.


    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    Oh my. A terrible, terrible penalty by Guillaume Hoarau. This was a golden chance to get his side back into the game but he steps up far too casually to launch the spot kick high and wide.


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    Penalty to Young Boys as John Stones brings down Guillaume Hoarau. Stones is also red carded. Big chance for the hosts to get back into this....

  24. Team news

    Tottenham v Fiorentina (20:05 GMT)

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has left in-form striker Harry Kane on the bench as he hands Roberto Soldado a chance to impress in attack as part of six changes from the side which lost 3-2 at Liverpool last time out.

    Ben Davies and Federico Fazio come in for Eric Dier and Danny Rose in defence while Andros Townsend, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho come in for Ryan Mason, Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela in midfield.

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella gives a Europa League debut to Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, who has joined on loan until the end of the season from Chelsea as part of the deal which took Juan Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge.

    Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who is on a season-long loan with the Florence club, is named among the substitutes for the visitors at White Hart Lane.

    Tottenham XI : Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Soldado.

    Fiorentina XI : Tatarusanu, Rodriguez, Basanta, Savic, Pizarro, Joaquin, Fernandez, Valero Iglesias, Pasqual, Salah, Gomez.

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    Freddy Howard : Important Everton leave Switzerland so they have an easy second leg - gives them the opportunity to concentrate on vital Premier League matches.

    Matt Austin : I think the reason Everton look better tonight is because in the league teams have learned that sitting deep nullifies us. Not so in Europe.

  26. GOAL

    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton - Romelu Lukaku

    Image caption: Lukaku perfect hatrick

    Romelu Lukaku completes a great night as he scores his third of the game and it is a typical Lukaku strike. He charges away on the attack, gets beyond a defender to leave him one-on-one and he sidefoots home.

    A few Young Boys players seem unhappy, though, as it appeared some had stopped as James McCarthy was down injured and needed treatment.


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    Bryan Oviedo limps off and, as expected, on comes Luke Garbutt.

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    It looks like Bryan Oviedo's game is over. He has injured his hamstring having bumped Renato Steffen off the ball to prevent him crossing. Luke Garbutt is instructed to warm up quickly.

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    A chance for Everton as Bryan Oviedo sends a cross into the area, Steve von Bergen tries to head the ball away but only as far as Kevin Mirallas, unmarked on the right side of the area, but he lashes his shot wide.


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    Ross Barkley is booked but it could have been much worse. The Everton midfielder was down on the ground after a challenge and got knocked in the head by the trailing foot of Sekou Sanogo. Barkley gets up and pushes Sanogo and out comes the yellow card and the referee screams a warning at Barkley.

    Ross Barkley
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    Tim Howard's first action of the second half is to help a speculative cross-shot over the bar. It looked like it was going over, but he couldn't be too sure. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.

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    Team news

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge makes his European debut for the Reds having missed the whole of their Champions League campaign through injury.

    Reds boss Brendan Rodgers makes one change from the side which beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup with Jordon Ibe in for the suspended Lazar Markovic. Raheem Sterling is back on the bench following a recent foot injury.

    Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic includes Demba Ba in his starting line-up after the striker shook off a slight knock. It will be the first time Ba has faced Liverpool since scoring for Chelsea last year in a win which damaged the Reds' title hopes.

    Liverpool XI : Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Allen, Henderson, Moreno, Ibe, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge.

    Besiktas XI : Gonen, Kurtulus, Franco, Gulum, Motta, Hutchinson, Kavlak, Tore, Sosa, Sahan, Ba.

  33. KICK-OFF

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    Can the second half live up to the first? Will Romelu Lukaku complete his hat-trick?

    We are back under way.


    Tottenham v Fiorentina (20:05 GMT)

    Striker Harry Kane starts on the bench for Tottenham against Fiorentina.

    Tottenham XI : Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Paulinho; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Soldado.


    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Is Napoli's tie with Trabzonspor all over at half-time in the first leg? The Italian club lead 3-0 thanks to goals from Henrique, Gonzalo Higuain and Manolo Gabbiadini.

    A brace from Maxi Lopez has given Torino a 2-1 lead over Athletic Bilbao , who took the lead through Inaki Williams. Gervinho has put Roma are 1-0 up at the break against Feyenoord , while Obbi Oulare and Lior Rafaelov have given Club Brugge a 2-0 lead away at Aalborg .

    The other two early kick-offs are goalless at the interval, and if you want to keep up to date with the goals as they go in visit our live scores page here .

  36. Chelsea ban three supporters

    Just away from tonight's game, Chelsea ban three supporters from Stamford Bridge after fans of the club appeared to prevent a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

    Life banning orders will be issued if there is deemed sufficient evidence of the fans' involvement in the incident, the football club said. Police are investigating the incident.

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    The current scene at Anfield ahead of tonight's Europa League last 32, first-leg clash with Besiktas.


    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05)

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge makes his European debut. Raheem Sterling, who had a late fitness test, is on the bench.

    Liverpool X I: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Allen, Henderson, Moreno, Ibe, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge.

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    James Fearon : We've scored lovely goals but this linesman is absolutely shocking.

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    Just caught a replay of Sekou Sanogo's effort that hit the post. It was far too fast to spot in real time but it was actually great defending on the line by James McCarthy. He didn't know much about it as the ball struck his knee and flew onto the post, but he was in the right place at the right time.

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    Quote Message: Toffees on fire! from Kevin Kilbane Former Everton midfielder
    Kevin KilbaneFormer Everton midfielder

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    Half-time already? That was great entertainment and I suspect there are more goals to come in the second half.

  43. Lukaku's three and easy

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    BSC Young Boys 1-3 Everton

    Everton are playing some great football going forward but their defence is a little suspect. They fail to defend a free-kick properly and Sekou Sanogo picks up a loose ball, no-one closes him down, and he drives an effort through a crowd of players and onto the post. A let-off for the Toffees.

  45. GOAL

    BSC Young Boys 1-3 Everton - Romelu Lukaku

    Everton are rampant and add a third with another lovely move. This time Bryan Oviedo backheels the ball into the path of Gareth Barry, whose cross deflects to Romelu Lukaku and he taps in. Three important away goals for the Toffees.

    Lukaku goal
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    UEFA cup

    Yep, the Europa League is back! OK, it may not have the grandeur of its bigger brother the Champions League, but this is the knockout stages of the competition and that alone brings with it its own element of excitement. Gone are the seemingly endless amounts of group-stage games against the likes of Apollon Limassol and Astra Giurgiu and now it is a two-legged shootout as we whittle down the 32 remaining teams. Add to that the fact that Champions League football is the prize for winning the whole thing this year and I reckon we could be in for some pretty good Europa League action over the next few months. Honestly.

  47. It's back

    February. The days are getting warmer, the evenings are getting lighter and football fixtures seems to be coming thick and fast. It is also the return of the Europa League. Three Premier League teams are in the knockout stages - Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton - but with domestic matters heading into the business end of the season, tonight could be the night we discover where each club's priorities lie. Will it be more European glory?

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