• Sparta Prague and Basel qualify while Napoli maintain 100% record • Last year’s finalists Dnipro suffer crucial defeat at Lazio Schalke, Athletic Bilbao and Sparta Prague were among the sides to book their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday, while last year’s beat
Wins for Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur saw the English sides reach the UEFA Europa League last-32, while Celtic crashed out at the expense of Ajax and Fenerbahce.
Vaclav Cerny will be the man credited with ending Celtic’s Europa League campaign but recurring failings lie closer to home. Ronny Deila will not even have the Champions League’s poor relation to fall back on as evidence of alleged progress as this season meanders on. And that is precisely what
Celtic are eliminated from the Europa League after losing to Ajax, while group leaders Molde go down to Fenerbahce.
A DUTCH journalist has claimed that UEFA has banned Ajax manager Frank de Boer from being interviewed pitchside ahead of the Europa League clash with Celtic - because of his Rangers past.
Wayne Rooney admits "panicky" Manchester United got what they deserved in their disappointing scoreless draw against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.