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Summary

  1. Mohamed Salah scores twice as Liverpool cruise past Red Star
  2. Hugo Lloris sent off as Spurs held to draw at PSV
  3. Arsenal and Chelsea in Europa League action on Thursday
  4. Get involved - #bbcfootball

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By Katie Falkingham

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    And with that, it's goodbye from me. Thanks for joining.

    Enjoy your Thursday.

  2. Leeds 1-0 Niall Horan

    Before I go, I have to give a nod to my own team, who returned to the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Ipswich last night.

    But I'm not just giving Leeds a mention because of that. I want to highlight this cracker of a response from their social media team to One Direction's Niall Horan.

    Well played.

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  3. England move up in Fifa world rankings

    England players celebrate

    News just in - England have moved up to fifth in the latest Fifa world rankings, published today.

    They overtake Uruguay, who drop into sixth, while the top four are Belgium, France, Brazil and Croatia.

    Wales also move up a place to 18th after beating Republic of Ireland who drop three places to 33rd. Northern Ireland are just behind them in 34th after falling back six places and Scotland are 40th.

  4. Stat-tastic

    Chelsea v BATE Borisov (20:00 BST)

    • This will be Chelsea's first meeting with Belarusian opposition.
    • BATE Borisov have lost three of their four meetings with English clubs (W1) - losing 1-2 at home to Everton in 2009-10, and losing both meetings with Arsenal last season by an aggregate score of 10-2. All matches were in the Europa League group stages.
    • Chelsea are looking to win their first three group stage games in a season in major European competition for the first time since the 2010-11 Champions League campaign.
    • BATE's win at MOL Vidi on matchday one ended a run of 12 away games without a win in major European competition, excluding qualifiers (D2, L10).
    • Chelsea have attempted 50 shots in the Europa League this season, at least seven more than any other side. However, just 10 of these have been on target (20%), with just two finding the net (4%).
  5. No Hazard for Chelsea

    Chelsea v BATE Borisov (20:00 BST)

    Chelsea are without Eden Hazard as they welcome Belarusian champions BATE Borisov to Stamford Bridge.

    He's out with a back injury but is expected to return for Sunday's Premier League game at Burnley.

    Chelsea are top of Group L with two wins, while BATE are third with one victory.

    Full preview here.

    Eden Hazard
  6. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Looking at Salahs victims in his 50 goals, only 4 PL teams remain. Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham who he has never played and Man Utd. I reckon Jose better get the bus started. from Johnboy
    Johnboy
    SMS Message: How any genuine Tottenham fan can say Potch needs to go is beyond me!? Best years we've had since the 1960s and people not happy. Yesterday was gutting, infuriating even! But look at the bigger picture, the overall competitiveness and consistency. Never better in my eyes... from Ben, Farnborough
    Ben, Farnborough
  7. Post update

    Sporting Lisbon v Arsenal (17:55 BST)

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery: "Sporting are a very good team, with big experience and good players. In this moment we are two teams both in first position.

    "In our mind we want to be first in this group. It is a very big match and very important for our confidence.

    "For us, for Arsenal and the supporters, I am telling them this competition is very important because it's one title and also you go into the Champions League next year.

    "We want the balance to score a lot and not concede a lot of goals. For me it is very important to score goals and also for the supporters to be excited with what happens on the pitch."

  8. Which way to Portugal?

    Sporting Lisbon v Arsenal (17:55 BST)

    Unai Emery

    Arsenal travel to Portugal to face Sporting Lisbon, looking to extend their winning run to 11 matches.

    Defenders Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac will miss the Group E tie due to minor hamstring injuries.

    Petr Cech and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have returned to full training but are also absent, and although Sokratis has travelled he remains doubtful.

    Full preview.

  9. Europa League returns

    But before El Clasico or the Premier League get under way this weekend, we've got some Europa League action to look forward to tonight, including:

    Sporting Lisbon v Arsenal

    Chelsea v BATE Borisov

    RB Leipzig v Celtic

    Rangers v Spartak Moscow

  10. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: A generally optimistic spurs fan but Pochettino and the team need to improve game management. Game was there to be won and they threw it away. Not playing our best at the moment. from Ian, London
    Ian, London

    Tottenham in the Champions League: Is there hope of a Spurs comeback?

  11. Who will light up El Clasico with no Ronaldo or Messi?

    Looking ahead to the weekend, it's a big one in La Liga as the most famous football fixture in the world - El Clasico - kicks off on Sunday.

    But, for the first time since December 2007, it will be played without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

    Ronaldo has, of course, moved to Juventus, while Messi is out with a broken arm.

    Spanish football writer Andy West previews the match ahead.

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
  12. Get Involved

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    David Whale: Poch needs to go? Absolutely not. Keep him at all costs. Group of death this #UCL campaign coupled with a slow start has blown our chances of anything. Take the lows with the highs...Could do with some more of those highs soon though.

    Matt Wilkinson: Bet lots of teams across Europe wished they had a striker that was having a scoring crisis like Mo Salah! . 25+ again this season! Not bad for a misfiring striker hey??

  13. Post update

    In his interview, Pep also talks about how his wife and daughters were at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena the night a bomb was detonated on 22 May 2017.

    Listen to the full interview here.

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    Video caption: Pep Guardiola's wife and daughters were at the Manchester Arena the night of the attack.
  14. DJ Pep

    'Don't Look Back in Anger', 'New York, New York', 'Your Song'. Just some of the tunes that mean something to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

    Pep has chosen the songs that help define the key moments of his life and career in an exclusive interview with Spanish journalist Guillem Balague for BBC Radio 5 live.

    Read more here.

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    Video caption: Pep Guardiola says 'it would not be possible to train another team in England like City'.
  15. Get Involved

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    SMS Message: Not wishing to thieve poor Albert Stubbins of his deserved return to the limelight but wasn't Fernando Torres the previous record holder of Liverpool's fastest 50 league goals? from Mike, Bristol
    Mike, Bristol

    In the Premier League era, yes. But Stubbins held the record for all-time.

  16. Van Persie to retire

    A bit of news for you this morning - former Arsenal, Manchester United and Netherlands forward Robin van Persie says he will retire from football at the end of the season.

    "When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season," said the 35-year-old, now at Feyenoord.

    "I will be 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I've only been involved in football."

    Read more here.

    Robin Van Persie
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    SMS Message: Fabinho was excellent last night in the holding midfield role, bit shaky with the ball but boy can he put a tackle in. Hope he gets more game time in the league from Ben, Carlisle
    Ben, Carlisle
    SMS Message: We have come such a long way since a certain someone left for Barcelona. So happy to see Klopp appreciating his players and enjoying their performances. Salah was never in danger of a goal drought because he was always getting the chances. from FK, London
    FK, London
  18. Last night's results in full

    Club Brugge 1-1 Monaco

    Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Atletico Madrid

    PSV 2-2 Tottenham

    Barcelona 2-0 Inter Milan

    Liverpool 4-0 Red Star

    PSG 2-2 Napoli

    Galatasaray 0-0 Schalke

    Lokomotiv Moscow 1-3 Porto

  19. Post update

    Brozovic's clever block was so good even the injured Lionel Messi, sitting in the stands with his arm in a sling, had to laugh.

    Lionel Messi
  20. Peekaboo!

    Picture this. You're getting ready to take a free-kick. The wall are bound to jump, so you plan to smash it underneath their feet. Only for it to be blocked by a player LYING ON THE TURF.

    Well that's exactly what happened to Luis Suarez in Barcelona's 2-0 win at home to Inter Milan thanks to a genius bit of defending from Marcelo Brozovic.

    Luis Suarez hits a free-kick against Marcelo Brozovic