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Europa League: Rivaldinho Scores 30-Yard Missile For Dinamo Bucharest As Father Rivaldo Goes Loopy In The Crowd (Video)

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Father and son (Photo: FC Dinamo Official/Facebook)

Dinamo Bucuresti were in Europa League action on Thursday night, hosting Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the third qualifying round.

The Romanian side fell behind in the early stages when Athletic defender Aymeric Laporte nodded home from close range with a little over 20 minutes played.

Off to a headstart

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I meant to get this up yesterday and it slipped my mind. Somehow, I've managed to get a summer cold, so I spent most of the day in bed. In any event, Maccabi Tel Aviv's Aaron Schoenfeld scored in a Europa League qualifier for the second straight week, this time in a leg one rally win over guests KR Reykavik.

Opening Act

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And the honor of the first goal scored by one of our boys in the traditional fall-to-spring European leagues is (drumroll, please!)..... Aaron Schienfeld of Maccabi Tel Aviv. His first career goal in UEFA cup competition gave the visitors a 3-0 aggregate lead on their way to a 3-0 second leg victory and the Europa League second qualifying round.

Europa League Qualifiers: Shell-Shocked Rangers Dumped Out By Luxembourg Minnows (Video)

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Rangers suffered a shock exit from the Europa League qualifiers on Tuesday evening, with the Scottish giants losing 2-0 away to Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn, ga result which gave the minnows an unexpected 2-1 aggregate win.

Back in Europe for the first time in six years, Rangers would have expected to cruise past their opponents having registereda 1-0 win at Ibrox in the first leg.

Manchester United

Bailly ban ‘very harsh’: Mourinho

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Washington (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed surprise Tuesday at the three-match ban that UEFA handed defender Eric Bailly on Monday.

Ivorian Bailly was sent off for violent conduct in the second leg of United’s Europa League semi-final victory over Celta Vigo in May for his part in a melee in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Bailly ban ‘very harsh’: Mourinho

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Washington (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed surprise Tuesday at the three-match ban that UEFA handed defender Eric Bailly on Monday.

Ivorian Bailly was sent off for violent conduct in the second leg of United’s Europa League semi-final victory over Celta Vigo in May for his part in a melee in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s Bailly banned for Super Cup against Real

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London (AFP) – Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss next month’s European Super Cup against Real Madrid after UEFA handed the Ivorian a three-match European ban on Monday.

Bailly was sent off for violent conduct in the second leg of United’s Europa League semi-final victory over Celta Vigo in May for his part in a melee in the final minutes of a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s Pogba says terror attacks ‘not Islam’

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London (AFP) – The world’s most expensive footballer Paul Pogba says the four terror attacks that have killed dozens and left scores injured in England this year have nothing to do with religion.

The 24-year-old Manchester United star - who is Muslim and went on a pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca after the end of the season - told the latest issue of Esquire magazine people must not give in to terror.

Manchester United’s Pogba says terror attacks ‘not Islam’

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London (AFP) – The world’s most expensive footballer Paul Pogba says the four terror attacks that have killed dozens and left scores injured in England this year have nothing to do with religion.

The 24-year-old Manchester United star - who is Muslim and went on a pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca after the end of the season - told the latest issue of Esquire magazine people must not give in to terror.

What did we learn from the 2016-17 Europa League season?

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By J Hutcherson (Jun 13, 2017) US Soccer Players - The 2016-16 Premier League season lacked the drama, the underdog story, and the pressure. Instead, it was a season of pragmatism from several clubs. For Chelsea, that meant picking up enough points for the title without necessarily convincing anybody that they were the strongest team in the league.

Manchester United to face Real Madrid in European Super Cup as Ronaldo reunited with Red Devils

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Manchester United are officially back in with the continent's big boys after winning the Europa League in 2016-17, with the first test of Jose Mourinho's men next season participation in the European Super Cup.

The Red Devils will face Real Madrid at the National Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 8, in what will be a mouth-watering clash between two of the biggest names in world sport.

Uefa Super Cup: Real Madrid v Manchester United

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Real Madrid will meet Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup after defeating Juventus 4-1 in the Champions League final.

The two teams will square off at the Philip II National Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, on Aug. 8, with United having won the Europa League last month.

Skopje is a four-hour flight from Manchester and the Premier League season will start the weekend immediately following the Super Cup, so Jose Mourinho's 2017-18 campaign will begin as the 2016-17 one ended with travelling and fixture congestion.

PICTURE: Europa League trophy now in United museum

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Jose Mourinho brought the Europa League back to Old Trafford for the first time in Manchester United's history. Our 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm last week secured the missing piece of the puzzle.

"I joked with Sir Alex telling him I did some work for him," Mourinho said after the game. "Because now we have all the European trophies and I won the only one he missed.

Antonio Valencia extends Manchester United stay

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London (AFP) – An emotional week in the Manchester United career of Antonio Valencia ended Friday with the announcement he had signed a new contract with the Europa League winners that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

The 31-year-old winger cum full back was United’s captain as they won the Europa League - the only major trophy missing from their collection with a 2-0 win over Dutch side Ajax in Wednesday’s final in Stockholm - a match that took place just two days after a suicide bomb in Manchester killed 22 people.

Antonio Valencia extends Manchester United stay

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London (AFP) – An emotional week in the Manchester United career of Antonio Valencia ended Friday with the announcement he had signed a new contract with the Europa League winners that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

The 31-year-old winger cum full back was United’s captain as they won the Europa League - the only major trophy missing from their collection with a 2-0 win over Dutch side Ajax in Wednesday’s final in Stockholm - a match that took place just two days after a suicide bomb in Manchester killed 22 people.

Europa League victory lifted Manchester – Ferguson

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s Europa League victory gave the city a boost just two days after a devastating suicide bomb attack left 22 dead and dozens injured, claimed legendary former manager Alex Ferguson.

United beat Dutch side Ajax 2-0 in Sweden - goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing an emotional win and a place in the Champions League next season - to deliver some joy to the city that saw pop concert goers as young as eight killed by the blast.

Europa League victory lifted Manchester – Ferguson

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s Europa League victory gave the city a boost just two days after a devastating suicide bomb attack left 22 dead and dozens injured, claimed legendary former manager Alex Ferguson.

United beat Dutch side Ajax 2-0 in Sweden - goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing an emotional win and a place in the Champions League next season - to deliver some joy to the city that saw pop concert goers as young as eight killed by the blast.

Photos: Man Utd fly home from Stockholm with the Europa League trophy

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Last night's journey home... with an extra-special piece of hand luggage. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/IawPGHxz9U Manchester United...

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Jose Mourinho restores Manchester United’s winning feeling

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Stockholm (AFP) – Judgement was reserved until the final game of his maiden campaign, but in guiding his club to Europa League glory Jose Mourinho has restored the winning feeling at Manchester United.

There was little sparkling football at Old Trafford this season and despite a 25-game unbeaten run, Mourinho could do no better than a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Video: Highlights of Ajax 0-2 Manchester United

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Here is how Manchester United won the Europa League. A tactical masterclass from manager Jose Mourinho prevented opponents Ajax from having so much...

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Video: Juan Mata says Jose Mourinho hates losing

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#MUFC man @juanmata8 praises manager José Mourinho after @ManUtd's latest trophy:#UELfinal pic.twitter.com/6hDbfT5j1a UEFA Europa League...

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Video: Man Utd’s dressing room celebrations

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pic.twitter.com/D5YRjm6AmC Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) May 24, 2017 These were the scenes inside the Manchester United dressing room after...

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Man City tweet #ACITYUNITED after Man Utd’s Europa League win

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pic.twitter.com/Kz89wXt8It Manchester City (@ManCity) May 24, 2017 Manchester City showed solidarity with Manchester United after their...

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‘You Told Me One Day You’d Win!’ – Youri Djorkaeff Congratulates Henrikh Mkhitaryan On Europa League Triumph By Sharing Childhood Photo Of Man Utd Matchwinner

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After scoring the acrobatic goal that effectively sealed Manchester United's Europa League win, Henrikh Mkhitaryan passed a personal milestone.

Indeed, the 28-year-old Armenian forward won his very first European title a fate that was promised to him long ago by none other than Youri Djorkaeff.

Video: Man Utd lift the Europa League trophy

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The moment @ManUtd lifted their 6th European trophy and celebrated their place in the 2017/18 #UCL...#UELfinal pic.twitter.com/LjFebYdnNc ...

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Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players react to winning Europa League

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UNITED we did it!!!!! @ManUtd #MUFC #UELFinal pic.twitter.com/TzL2apPWJe Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) May 24, 2017 Manchester United's...

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Europa League Winners Man Utd Both Earned And Cost Themselves An Awful Lot Of Money Last Night

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A goal apiece from a couple ofplayers with acombined transfer fee of £115million saw Manchester United barge tender youngAjax aside in the Europa League final last night.

Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both went some way to paying back a significant chuck of their astronomic outlays, with United earning themselves a huge wedge byemerging victorious in Stockholm.

Man United tops Ajax to win Europa League final and secure UCL berth

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After an up and down season in England, Manchester United booked a spot into next season's Champions League after a 2-0 Europa League final victory over Ajax on Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho's side used goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to defeat the young Dutch squadat Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Europa League: Pogba And Mkhitaryan On Target As Man Utd Cruise To Victory v Ajax On Emotional Night In Sweden (Video)

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Jose Mourinho picked up his second trophy of the season as his experienced Manchester United side proved too good for Ajax's gifted youngsters.

Before the game, a minute's silence was held for the victims of Monday night's attack in Manchester, with applause breaking out at Solna's Friends Arena.

Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

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Stockholm (AFP) – Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

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Stockholm (AFP) – Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

GIF: Paul Pogba’s dance after Man Utd beat Ajax

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Pogba doing Pogba thing!

GIF: Jose Mourinho rolls around the pitch with his son after Man Utd beat Ajax

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Delight for the Mourinho family as Jose embraces his son at full time.

English Premier League

Barkley’s Everton football future clouded by surgery

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Liverpool (AFP) – England midfielder Ross Barkley underwent groin surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season amid ongoing speculation over his future.

Everton said the 23-year-old is set to be sidelined for around four weeks after missing the club’s pre-season trips to Tanzania and the Netherlands.

Why tough EPL fixtures can HELP Arsenal’s title challenge

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I am sure that Arsene Wenger and everyone connected with Arsenal Football Club will have been a little worried when the fixture list for the new Premier League season were revealed, especially when they looked at the games set to be played after the dreaded Thursday nights in the Europa League. With five out of [.

Mourinho games the Europa League

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Not too long ago, there was a push to add some kind of meaning to the Europa League. On the surface, it was easy to dismiss the tournament as close to irrelevant. Winning meant lifting a trophy, sure, but few confused that with an overwhelmingly successful season. The Europa League was what it was, Europe's second-tier competition.

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An Englishman in Sweden: Graham Potter and the remarkable rise of Östersunds FK

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Ahead of their history-making Europa League qualifier against Galatasaray we look at the remarkable rise of provincial outfit Östersund FK's to the top of Swedish football... "I...

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SS Lazio 2017/18 Macron Home and Europa League Kits

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Two-time Italian Serie A champions SS Lazio today unveiled their 2017/18 home and UEFA Europa League away Macron kits under the hashtag #HistoryIsBack. I Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) will don their familiar sky blue primary shirt for their upcoming Serie A and Coppa Italia runs. Next season's incarnation is a bespoke design from [.

‘We Should Be Honest, Rangers Will Be Too Strong’ – FC Progres Niederkorn’s Pre-Match Programme Notes Are Adorably Humble (Photo)

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As you might have heard, Rangers were sent packing from the Europa League just 317 days before the final after losing across two legs to a team that finished fourth in the Luxembourg National Division last season.

The 2-0 defeat against Progres Niederkorn on Tuesday evening was quite possibly the worst in Rangers' history, and it was made all the more ignominious by the adorably humble programme notes proffered forth by the Luxembourg side before kick-off.

Next Season’s Europa League Group Stage Is Taking Shape

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Next season's UEFA Europa League group stage is beginning to take shape, with Arsenal, Lazio, Lyon and Villarreal among 13 of the eventual 16 automatic qualifiers now known.

Europa League Automatic Qualifiers

  • Spain: Villarreal, Real Sociedad
  • Germany: Köln, Hertha Berlin
  • England: Arsenal
  • Italy: Lazio, Atalanta
  • Portugal: Guimarães
  • France: Lyon
  • Russia: Lokomotiv Moskva
  • Ukraine: Zorya Luhansk
  • Belgium: Zulte Waregem
  • Holland: Vitesse
  • Turkey: Konyaspor
  • Switzerland: Lugano

These teams would, as it stands, are assured of a UEFA Europa League group place next season.