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Everton lose,Arsenal win:Europa League

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The Europa League once again served up an entertainment in the continent’s second tier competition.

There were shockers, expected results and a few disappointing results across the league last night.

The Europa League did not provide the respite that Ronald Koeman would have wanted for his Everton side.

The Dutch saw his side lose at home to French side Lyon, in a poor 1st half from the English side.

Koeman who earlier in the week received the backing from the Everton board can not be happy with the loss

Everton went behind early in the 6th minute from a Nabil Fekir penalty and looked poor for most of the half

In the 2nd stanza they were much better as they found their rhythm and Williams equalized after a scuffle earlier involving members of both teams.

When asked if the defeat increased the scrutiny on his position, Koeman said: ‘Of course. If the team is not winning and if the team is not performing when maybe they can, then it’s always the manager.”

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Arsenal who are the next visitors at Goodison Park on Sunday in the Premier League did enough to win in Serbia

The London side whose opponents Crvena Zvezda made the match a spectacle had chances to score as well.

Both Keepers Cech for Arsenal and Borjan for the Zvezda side ensured parity at half time.

However a spectacular over head kick from Olivier Giroud secured the points and top spot for Arsenal

“I think what is remarkable is the spirit that we have shown and fighting together,” said Wenger Arsenal’s boss

Giruod in Europa League

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RESULTS  

GROUP A

  • FC Astana 4 FT Maccabi Tel-Aviv 
  • Villarreal 2 FT Slavia Prague 2

GROUP J

  • Östersunds FK 2 FT Athletic Bilbao 2
  • Zorya Luhansk 2 FT Hertha Berlin 1

GROUP K

  • Nice 1 FT Lazio 3
  • SV Zulte Waregem 1FT Vitesse1

GROUP L

  • Vardar 0 FT Real Sociedad 6
  • Zenit St.Petersburg 3 FT Rosenborg 1

GROUP B

  • Dynamo Kiev2 FT Young Boys 2
  • Skenderbeu 0 FT Partizan Belgrade 0

GROUP C

  • Sporting Braga0Ludogorets Razgrad2
  • 1899 Hoffenheim 3  FTIstanbul Basaksehir 1

GROUP D

  • Austria Vienna 1 FT HNK Rijeka 3
  • AC Milan 0 FT AEK Athens 0

GROUP E

  • Atalanta 3 FT Apollon Limassol 1
  • Everton 1 FT Lyon 2

GROUP F

  • Sheriff Tiraspol 1 FT Lokomotiv Moscow 1
  • Zlín 1 FT FC Copenhagen 1

GROUP G

  • Hapoel Be’er Sheva 1 FT Steaua Bucharest 2
  • Lugano 3 FT Viktoria Plzen 2

GROUP H

  • BATE Borisov 1. FT FC Köln 0
  • Crvena Zvezda Arsenal 1

GROUP I

  • Konyaspor 0 FT FC Red Bull Salzburg 2
  • Marseille 2 FT Vitória Guimarães 1

    Europa League action continues on Friday.

 

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Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum

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FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.

FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style

The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”

The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.

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Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis

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American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.

Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.

Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:

“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”

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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game

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Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.

Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.

He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”

Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.

Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

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