EUROPA LEAGUE:ARSENAL VS VILLARREAL

Well there goes the Gunners’ European hopes. Sterile in front of goal, Arsenal flattered to deceive in the Europa League again this season. Needing nothing short of a victory, Mikel Arteta’s men fired blanks and it was inexcusable given the arsenal they had on the pitch on Thursday night.Odegaard, Saka, Auba,Smith Rowe and Pepe allContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:ARSENAL VS VILLARREAL”

EUROPA LEAGUE:MANCHESTER UNITED VS ROMA

After this match the road to Gdansk for the Red devils has got a whole lot clearer. Shades of 2007. United had a second half to saver coming from a 1-2 half time deficit to win 6-2. Braces from Edinson Cavani and Bruno Fernandes helped win this one. The industriousness of Bruno was on showContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:MANCHESTER UNITED VS ROMA”

EUROPA LEAGUE:SLAVIA PRAHA VS ARSENAL

Arsenal producing a professional showing here. Coming into this second leg tie with the first leg having finished 1-1 at the Emirates, they new they needed to score first to have any chance of winning the tie and progress. They did just that in the 18th minute through Nicolas Pepe. The Gunners have played betterContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:SLAVIA PRAHA VS ARSENAL”

EUROPA LEAGUE:GRANADA VS MANCHESTER UNITED

The Red devils are taking the Europa League very seriously. They named virtually the same side that beat run away league leaders Manchester City a few weeks ago minus Fred. Pogba was very fortunate not to see red for his mistimed tackle after only seven minutes on Kenedy. It ticks the red card boxes, outContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:GRANADA VS MANCHESTER UNITED”

EUROPA LEAGUE:SPURS IMPLODE IN THE BALKANS

Tottenham messed almost certain progress to the last eight of the Europa League by producing a horror second half display to lose the tie 3-2 on aggregate. Jose Mourinho’s men threw out of at the window a 2-0 first leg lead at Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. After a more or less even first half, DinamoContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:SPURS IMPLODE IN THE BALKANS”

EUROPA LEAGUE:MANCHESTER UNITED VS MILAN

Theoretically this was second best in Italy taking on second best in England although the second best in England is miles away from being the first.Nice touch but the Red Devils in allowing on loan full back Dalot to start against them. Milan were the better team in the first half, had goals from FranckContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:MANCHESTER UNITED VS MILAN”

EUROPA LEAGUE:ARSENAL VS BENFICA

Arsenal’s stellar Europa League season goes on after a hard fought victory 3-2 over former European Champions Benfica of Portugal. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng seems to have rediscovered his mojo, scoring a brace. There was a surprise in the starting 11 for the Gunners. Odegaard and Smith Rowe started the match together whilst former Spurs defenderContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:ARSENAL VS BENFICA”

EUROPA LEAGUE:CRVENA ZVEZDA VS MILAN

The Rossonerri looked to bounce back from the poor result at the weekend in this Europa League round of 32 first leg tie.I am disappointed that a side like Milan with all their European pedigree have shown disdain for the Europa league. I say this because their starting 11 showed how seriously they take theContinue reading “EUROPA LEAGUE:CRVENA ZVEZDA VS MILAN”