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Ianis Hagi secures Gers the decisive away game in the Europa League

Report how the Rangers come back and drew 1-1 with Brondby in the Europa League; the Danes led at halftime thanks to an own goal from Leon Balogun; A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers an important point (Author: Gardener)

A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers a decisive 1-1 draw in the Europa League against Brondby in Denmark. Gers center-back Leon Balogun headed into his own net from a corner in the last seconds of the first half after Steven Gerrard's side lost several chances. It was the home side's first goal in the group stage, but Rangers increased the pace in the second period and Hagi's fine finish in 77, to four points with Sparta Prague, who have the better goal difference. The Scottish champions have to face the Czech side at home and travel to leaders Lyon in their last two games. So he still has a lot to do to qualify for the knockout round, but how did they need that result in Denmark. Fashion Sakala, who scored a hat trick against Well, kept his place but Gerrard brought in left-back Borna Barisic for Calvin Bassey when attacker Kent returned to the bench for the first time since his hamstring injury in September. The Danish champions had goalkeeper Mads Hermansen and top scorer Mikael Uhre both back from injury but the Rangers could have scored three times in the first nine minutes. Alfredo Morelos headed into the net from a James Tavernier corner in the fifth minute, but the ball went out before it reached the Colombian striker. Morelos shot over the crossbar minutes later after controlling a Barisic cross in the box before Sakala missed a shot after a passage through the center. Then, seconds before the end of the first half, a Josip Radosevic corner was taken from left by Christian Cappis and the ball ricocheted off the head of the unfortunate Balogun and passed keeper Allan McGregor to change the complexion of the game. The start of the Rangers in the second half was uninspiring and in the 53rd minute a shot by Kevin Tshiembe from close range was blocked by Scott Arfield for a corner, which was restlessly defended. Gerrard had seen enough and there came Kent, Kemar Roofe and Hagi for Morelos, Sakala and Arfield. The light blues increased the pressure and a powerful balogun punch in the 61st minute went straight to Hermansen Steven Davis made the back corner in the 71 to finally bring Rangers level. ● Brøndby became the first team to not score a single shot on goal in a UEFA Europa League match since Lazio against Nice in November 2017, but still to score one. ● Rangers' last two goals conceded in the UEFA Europa League came from corners - only one of the 41 goals scored in the competition came from a corner. ● Ianis Hagi's goal was his first in twelve appearances for Rangers in all competitions since scoring against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup in August. ● Leon Balogun's half-time self-goal was the Rangers' fifth UEFA Europa League goal since 2019-20, at least two more than any other team in that period.

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Rangers fight back to earn Brondby a draw

Ianis Hagi comes off the bench to secure the Rangers a draw with Brondby and level them with Sparta Prague in Europa League Group A. (Author: Gardener)

Last updated on. From the Europa League category Substitute Ianis Hagi secured a valuable point for Rangers against Brondby to draw level with runner-up Sparta Prague in Europa League Group A. Steven Gerrard's team had previously come close through Alfredo Morelos and Fashion Sakala. But Hagi ran towards substitute Ryan Kent's pass to whip the ball behind Mads Hermansen. Rangers and Sparta, who face each other in the next round, are four points ahead of Brondby, three points behind. League leaders Lyon have now secured a place in the last 16 as they are eight points ahead and two games to go. The runner-up goes into the preliminary round, in which eight teams are eliminated from the Champions League, while the third-placed player takes a knockout place in the Europa Conference League. Losing their first goal in their three games since defeating Brondby last month, the Rangers were determined to be among the front runners. And Morelos thought he'd given them an early lead by converting a corner from James Tavernier, but the delivery was out of play. Sakala threatened the guests too, chasing Joe Aribo's through ball and pulling far away, and Connor Goldson's dangerous header from a corner was blocked. The Danish hosts had offered little in attack, but began to collect corners, from which Christian Cappis nodded after a shot from Josip Radosevic and Balogun's intervention led the ball past Allan McGregor just before the break. Kevin Tshiembe could have doubled Brondby's lead early in the second period, while Scott Arfield made a crucial block. Gerrard withdrew Morelos, Sakala and Arfield and threw Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Kent, the latter returning from a six week hamstring injury. Balogun sought a corner of redemption as he tested Hermansen for a Goldson header, but the goalkeeper parried comfortably. Brondby began to sit lower and lower and as Kent picked up Aribo's smart pass and drove forward, Hagi peeled off to take the winger's sheer slope and finish in style. There was a late chance for a Rangers winner when Roofe lost a header in a corner that striker could only find the outside netting. Defending was not the Rangers' friendship this season and Brondby was encouraged by the number of corners won. That said, more accuracy from Morelos and Sakala would have put them on the scorers list in the first half. But Kent's introduction was a turning point as the Englishman flashed his form from last season. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard: "I think there was more to us, more than a point. If a team wanted to go on and win the game, it was us." Rangers striker Ianis Hagi told BT Sport: "It's a draw. At least we got that point and now we have to win the last two games to go to the next round. We are Rangers and we have to come here and try to win." , don't wait until the second half goes out and attacks. "The next Europa League game will take place on November 25th at home against Sparta Prague. * Rangers have often played against Danish teams in European competition without losing in Europe than teams from other nations (10 - W8, 2) * Brondby was the first team not to score a single shot on goal but still scored a goal in a Europa League game since Lazio in November 2017 against Nice. * The last two Goals conceded by Rangers in the Europa League came from corners - only one of the previous 41 goals sent in the competition came from a corner situation. * Ianis Hagi's goal was his first in twelve appearances for the Rangers in all competitions since he scored against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup in August. * Leon Balogun's own goal just before half-time was the Rangers' fifth goal in the Europa League since 2019-20, at least two more r than any other team at this time.

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Ianis Hagi secures Gers the decisive away game in the Europa League

Report how the Rangers come back and drew 1-1 with Brondby in the Europa League; the Danes led at halftime thanks to an own goal from Leon Balogun; A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers an important point (Author: Gardener)

A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers a decisive 1-1 draw in the Europa League against Brondby in Denmark. Gers center-back Leon Balogun headed into his own net from a corner in the last seconds of the first half after Steven Gerrard's side lost several chances. It was the home side's first goal in the group stage, but Rangers increased the pace in the second period and Hagi's fine finish in 77, to four points with Sparta Prague, who have the better goal difference. The Scottish champions have to face the Czech side at home and travel to leaders Lyon in their last two games. So he still has a lot to do to qualify for the knockout round, but how did they need that result in Denmark. Fashion Sakala, who scored a hat trick against Well, kept his place but Gerrard brought in left-back Borna Barisic for Calvin Bassey when attacker Kent returned to the bench for the first time since his hamstring injury in September. The Danish champions had goalkeeper Mads Hermansen and top scorer Mikael Uhre both back from injury but the Rangers could have scored three times in the first nine minutes. Alfredo Morelos headed into the net from a James Tavernier corner in the fifth minute, but the ball went out before it reached the Colombian striker. Morelos shot over the crossbar minutes later after controlling a Barisic cross in the box before Sakala missed a shot after a passage through the center. Then, seconds before the end of the first half, a Josip Radosevic corner was taken from left by Christian Cappis and the ball ricocheted off the head of the unfortunate Balogun and passed keeper Allan McGregor to change the complexion of the game. The start of the Rangers in the second half was uninspiring and in the 53rd minute a shot by Kevin Tshiembe from close range was blocked by Scott Arfield for a corner, which was restlessly defended. Gerrard had seen enough and there came Kent, Kemar Roofe and Hagi for Morelos, Sakala and Arfield. The light blues increased the pressure and a powerful balogun punch in the 61st minute went straight to Hermansen Steven Davis made the back corner in the 71 to finally bring Rangers level. ● Brøndby became the first team to not score a single shot on goal in a UEFA Europa League match since Lazio against Nice in November 2017, but still to score one. ● Rangers' last two goals conceded in the UEFA Europa League came from corners - only one of the 41 goals scored in the competition came from a corner. ● Ianis Hagi's goal was his first in twelve appearances for Rangers in all competitions since scoring against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup in August. ● Leon Balogun's half-time self-goal was the Rangers' fifth UEFA Europa League goal since 2019-20, at least two more than any other team in that period.

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Brondby versus Rangers

Steven Gerrard's men can take a big step towards the knockout stage of the Europa League with a win in Denmark tonight. (Author: Gardener)

Steven Gerrard's men can take a big step towards the knockout stage of the Europa League with a win in Denmark tonight. The Rangers kept their hopes for a spot in the knockout stage of the Europa League alive, but this was not easy as they drew 1-1 with Brondby. Steven Gerrard's side wanted to complete the double over the Danish champions in Group A after beating Brondby at Ibrox last month. Coach Gerrard needed a replacement and his introduction of Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent made the difference. The Rangers have four points with Sparta Prague while Brondby has two points. It wasn't nice of the Rangers, but they are doing enough to score a point and keep their Europa League hopes alive. Defender Andreas Bruus both leaps to the header during Brondby v Rangers in the UEFA Europa League group A soccer match Brondby, Denmark, on November 4, 2021. (Photo by Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by MARTIN SYLVEST / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP via Getty Images) The Ibrox team scores one point from their Danish trip. Leon Balogun's header into his own net just before half-time was a blow, but substitutes Kent and Hagi scored a point, the latter for Gerrard's men. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Ianis Hagi scores for Rangers 1-0 during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) Brondby break on exposed away defense and the 30-year-old's push block prevents a great Danish chance. The intensity of the game has eased slightly since the Rangers' big goal a win ... Rangers seemed to be working on their offensive endeavors and changes were needed. Gerrard made them and it got his team back into play through Kent and Hagi. Ryan Kent uses his pace to get behind Brondby midfield and he threads his Romanian team-mate. A huge goal. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Rangers Ryan Kent arrives during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) The Nigerian wins the ball high up in the park for the Rangers, but no one can use his good attacking work. Bacuna enters the game Steven Davis 'night is over and Juninho Bacuna replaces him. Rangers Haven' He has Not the finishing touches in this game, but they have to find him quickly if they want to make something of it. The Rangers midfielder seemed to have had a chance to test Brondby's defense but his attempt is blocked . They wait an eternity for one ... And now Lyon have two lead over Sparta Prague. A long way back for the Czech team. In the other Group A game there is finally a goal and Lyon scored the 1-0 against Sparta Prague long-distance drive. Balogun almost compensated for his own goal but his shot goes straight to the goalkeeper. Ianis Hagi makes room in the last third and tries the ball is threaded through Kemar Roofe, but from the away side he's better spark.McGregor is the only reason Brondby isn't leading 2-0. From another corner of Brondby, the Rangers do not deal with the danger. Tshiembe is allowed to take a touch in the penalty area, but the experienced goalkeeper responds well to the parry. The Rangers struggle to find a rhythm in the final third. A change may be required to achieve the required result. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Leon Balogun shoots the ball into his own net to make Brondby 1-0 during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and the Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) Out and about again as the Rangers search for a way back on level ground. Rangers' gaming aggression was curbed by early bookings for Morelos and Sakala. When Gerrard feels he needs reinforcement, Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe wait on the bench. Just to round off a bad ending for the Rangers, it's the first time Brondby has hit a net in this competition this year. You didn't have to work hard for that either. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Rangers Fashion Sakala after getting a good chance in during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 missed the first half in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) There was a clear pattern in the game - Brondby and Rangers both had their best chances from corners and free kicks, tavernier's crosses allowed away openings, but they didn't process a key cross at the other end, so they are them behind. The Rangers looked like they came into the game 0-0, but Brondby took too many chances with the last move of half-time in the lead, and Gerard may have another team conversation after a late turn Half-time when Leon Balogun hits one in their own net. Gerrard's team have processed corners well so far, but that will sting. The ball is not cleared and finally Balogun heads past McGregor just seconds before the break whistle. While he holds most of the ball possession in this half, Brondby has few chances to defend himself.

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Ryan Kent's comeback overturns the Scottish champions as they score a point in Denmark to stay on track for Europa League progression

The Rangers kept their Europa League fate in their own hands when Ryan Kent's welcome return sparked the resuscitation, where they came from behind to take a point against Brondby in Denmark. (Author: Gardener)

The Rangers kept their Europa League fate in their own hands when Ryan Kent's welcome return sparked the resuscitation, where they came from behind to take a point against Brondby in Denmark. © Rangers winger Ryan Kent faces Brondby's Josip Radosevic in the Europa League match in Denmar ... After missing the Scottish champions' last 10 games with a thigh injury, winger Kent made a lively appearance as a substitute in the second half crucial for the revival of the Rangers team, which seemed to be heading for a first loss to Danish opponents. They were masters of their own downfall this time when Leon Balogun, who had scored in a 2-0 win over Brondby at Ibrox two weeks earlier, scored his own goal in the last minute of the first half. Since the Rangers lacked ideas and imagination when trying to respond after the break, Gerrard opted for proactive management with a triple substitution that included the arrival of Kent and Ianis Hagi. It was these two who equalized in the 77th minute, which Hagi hit brilliantly. The Rangers are third in Group A, but now tied with second-placed Sparta Prague, who will be visiting Ibrox on November 25th. © Rangers captain James Tavernier (right) closes Brondby striker Mikael Uhre during the Europa Le ... Balogun's terrible misjudgment in the closing stages before the break only exacerbated the frustration of a 45-minute opening in which the Rangers had better chances had missed the breakthrough. They thought they had already done so by the sixth minute when Alfredo Morelos headed a corner home from James Tavernier, but their celebrations were interrupted by an assistant referee's flag indicating the Rangers captain's delivery was rolling out and then came back into play. The promising early signs for the Rangers continued when Steven Davis and Joe Aribo combined to send Fashion Sakala flawlessly down the right inner channel, the striker's shot just wide of Mads Hermansen's right post. Although Brondby began to enjoy greater possession, the visitors continued to look more threatening and Morelos came close in the 23rd minute when his low shot from the edge of the box flew a few inches. The hosts struggled to make clear openings of their own, although Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor was lucky when he met Brondby striker Mikael Uhre directly. While Rangers continued to look dangerous after set pieces - Aribo headed past a Tavernier free kick before Connor Goldson hit a Barisic corner with a header that was blocked by Sigurd Rosted - it was Brondby who got a 45th-minute count made. Josip Radosevic's previous corners were handled fairly comfortably by the Rangers defense, but this time the Croatian's delivery created all kinds of uncertainty. Balogun could have averted the threat, but the great Nigerian international was wrong when he headed the ball straight into his own net. A slow start to the second half of the Rangers left them almost further behind after another corner, the ball went to Kevin Tshiembe, whose shot on goal was blocked by Scott Arfield. Gerrard had seen enough and made the triple substitution in the 56th minute, with Kent, Hagi and Kemar Roofe all coming into play. Hermansen had to sprint from his line to fend off Roofe when he was brought in by Hagi, then Kent saw a shot deflected from behind. The change in dynamics meant that Brondby had to sit lower in the defense of his advantage, and Gerrard's move paid off with an equalizer in the 77th minute. Kent's perfectly weighted pass allowed Hagi to time his run perfectly to defeat the offside trap, and the Romanian showed admirable composure and precision as he swept a right foot over Hermansen into the corner of the net. Rangers looked more like winners in the closing stages, with Kent's good contribution boding well in the improvement it should bring to the team over the coming weeks and months. They got excruciatingly close in stoppage time when Aribo saw a far deflected shot to the corner that Tavernier hit from the left. Calvin Bassey, who was substituted on for Barisic, headed back to Roofe over the six yard box, but the English striker was unable to steer the ball from an awkward position.

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Kent's comeback lifts the Scottish champions after a point in Denmark

The Rangers kept their Europa League fate in their own hands when Ryan Kent's welcome return sparked the resuscitation, where they came from behind to take a point against Brondby in Denmark. (Author: Gardener)

Winger Kent missed the Scottish champions' last 10 games with an Achilles tendon injury and was instrumental in resuscitating a Rangers side that was heading for a first loss to Danish opponents. For the 10th time this season, Steven Gerrard's men conceded their first goal in a game. They were masters of their own downfall this time when Leon Balogun, who had scored in a 2-0 win over Brondby at Ibrox two weeks earlier, scored his own goal in the last minute of the first half. Since the Rangers lacked ideas and imagination when trying to respond after the break, Gerrard opted for proactive management with a triple substitution that included the arrival of Kent and Ianis Hagi. It was these two who equalized in the 77th minute, which Hagi hit brilliantly. The Rangers are third in Group A, but now tied with second-placed Sparta Prague, who will be visiting Ibrox on November 25th. They thought they had it done as early as the sixth minute when Alfredo Morelos headed a corner home from James Tavernier, but their celebrations were interrupted by an assistant referee's flag indicating the Rangers captain's delivery rolled out and then came back into play. Morelos did well to take another shot on goal as he controlled Borna Barisic's cross from the left, but missed his shot well wide. Although Brondby began to enjoy greater possession, the visitors continued to look more threatening and Morelos came close in the 23rd minute when his low shot from the edge of the box flew a few inches. The hosts struggled to make clear openings of their own, although Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor was lucky when he met Brondby striker Mikael Uhre directly. While Rangers continued to look dangerous after set pieces - Aribo headed past a Tavernier free kick before Connor Goldson hit a Barisic corner with a header that was blocked by Sigurd Rosted - it was Brondby who got a 45th-minute count made. Balogun could have averted the threat, but the great Nigerian international was wrong when he headed the ball straight into his own net. A slow start to the second half of the Rangers left them almost further behind after another corner, the ball went to Kevin Tshiembe, whose shot on goal was blocked by Scott Arfield. Hermansen had to sprint from his line to fend off Roofe when he was brought in by Hagi, then Kent saw a shot deflected from behind. Kent's perfectly weighted pass allowed Hagi to time his run perfectly to defeat the offside trap, and the Romanian showed admirable composure and precision as he swept a right foot over Hermansen into the corner of the net. They got excruciatingly close in stoppage time when Aribo saw a far deflected shot to the corner that Tavernier hit from the left. Calvin Bassey, who was substituted on for Barisic, headed back to Roofe over the six yard box, but the English striker was unable to steer the ball from an awkward position.

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Rangers fight back to earn Brondby a draw

Ianis Hagi comes off the bench to secure the Rangers a draw with Brondby and level them with Sparta Prague in Europa League Group A. (Author: Gardener)

Last updated on. From the Europa League category Substitute Ianis Hagi secured a valuable point for Rangers against Brondby to draw level with runner-up Sparta Prague in Europa League Group A. Steven Gerrard's team had previously come close through Alfredo Morelos and Fashion Sakala. But Hagi ran towards substitute Ryan Kent's pass to whip the ball behind Mads Hermansen. Rangers and Sparta, who face each other in the next round, are four points ahead of Brondby, three points behind. League leaders Lyon have now secured a place in the last 16 as they are eight points ahead and two games to go. The runner-up goes into the preliminary round, in which eight teams are eliminated from the Champions League, while the third-placed player takes a knockout place in the Europa Conference League. Losing their first goal in their three games since defeating Brondby last month, the Rangers were determined to be among the front runners. And Morelos thought he'd given them an early lead by converting a corner from James Tavernier, but the delivery was out of play. Sakala threatened the guests too, chasing Joe Aribo's through ball and pulling far away, and Connor Goldson's dangerous header from a corner was blocked. The Danish hosts had offered little in attack but began collecting corners, from which Christian Cappis nodded after a shot by Josip Radosevic and Balogun's intervention led the ball past Allan McGregor shortly after half-time. Kevin Tshiembe could have doubled Brondby's lead early in the second period, while Scott Arfield made a crucial block. Gerrard withdrew Morelos, Sakala and Arfield and threw Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Kent, the latter returning from a six week hamstring injury. Balogun sought a corner of redemption as he tested Hermansen for a Goldson header, but the goalkeeper parried comfortably. Brondby began to sit lower and lower and as Kent picked up Aribo's smart pass and drove forward, Hagi peeled off to take the winger's sheer slope and finish in style. There was a late chance for a Rangers winner when Roofe lost a header in a corner that striker could only find the outside netting. Defending was not the Rangers' friendship this season and Brondby was encouraged by the number of corners won. That said, more accuracy from Morelos and Sakala would have put them on the scorers list in the first half. But Kent's introduction was a turning point as the Englishman flashed his form from last season. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard: "I think there was more to us, more than a point. If a team wanted to go on and win the game, it was us." Rangers striker Ianis Hagi told BT Sport: "It's a draw. At least we got that point and now we have to win the last two games to go to the next round. We are Rangers and we have to come here and try to win." , don't wait until the second half goes out and attacks. "The next Europa League game will take place on November 25th at home against Sparta Prague. * Rangers have often played against Danish teams in European competition without losing in Europe than teams from other nations (10 - W8, 2) * Brondby was the first team not to score a single shot on goal but still scored a goal in a Europa League game since Lazio in November 2017 against Nice. * The last two Goals conceded by Rangers in the Europa League came from corners - only one of the previous 41 goals sent in the competition came from a corner situation. * Ianis Hagi's goal was his first in twelve appearances for the Rangers in all competitions since he scored against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup in August. * Leon Balogun's own goal just before half-time was the Rangers' fifth goal in the Europa League since 2019-20, at least two more r than any other team at this time.

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Leicester 1-1 Spartak, Ferencvaros 2-3 Celtic

Become part of our team for the latest Europa League games, because there are places in the knockout phase (Author: Gardener)

Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Become part of our team for the latest Europa League games, because there are places in the knockout phase. ... and in the Europa Conference League the ten-man Tottenham defeated the nine-man Vitesse 3-2 in the first thriller of the Conte era. Her old boss Jose Mouirnho only narrowly escaped further humiliation by Bodo / Glimt. The Norwegian minnows beat the Italian giants 6-1 the other day and were six minutes away from completing a remarkable double at the Stadio Olimpico, only with Ibañez leveling. The substitute keeper parried brilliantly around the post. and Lo Celso's miss is almost costly as Openda threatens to dribble freely in the box at the other end. He is finally ousted when Conte performs a little irritating dance on the sidelines. It comes as he runs miles out of his territory with Emerson sent off to the right. His shot hits Schubert in the arm, and the referee decides that it was on purpose. Vitesse Arnhams keeper Markus Schubert sees a red card from referee Marco Di Bello. Photo: Alex Pantling / Getty Images Szánthó comes in from the right and looks to the top left. The shot is way too high, but that was a very good chance and suddenly Celtic hold onto it. After receiving a yellow card for Sanchez-Flick-Kick five minutes earlier, he races in the back of Kane, and it's ten against ten. Vitesse Arnhem's Danilho Doekhi fouls Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane before receiving a red card. Uzuni, to the left of the D, opens his body and turns an unstoppable shot around Hart and into the top right corner! There is also more than enough time for a balance. Schubert is really dissatisfied with the decision and claims that the shot hit him in the back while turning. Vardy, who only recently started working as a sub, has to wait an eternity for the referee to be happy. He hits a weak attempt down right. It is not near the corner and is easily cleared by Selikhov, who accepts all hymns of praise! Spartak Moscow goalkeeper Aleksandr Selikhov saves the penalty kick from Jamie Vardy of Leicester City. Photo: Oli Scarff / AFP / Getty Images Vardy reacts after his missed shot. Photo: Mike Egerton / PA Images With Bayer Leverkusen currently leading 2-0 against Real Betis in the other Group G game, Celtic will move up to one point on runner-up Sevilla. However, he won't make it if he defends a corner. And from it Bazoer finds almost right in the top right with a curler from the edge of the box. The second corner leads nowhere. Vitesse Arnhem's Riechedly Bazoer reacts after being thwarted by Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris. Photo: Tony Obrien / Reuters The guests force another corner, but Conte can't wait any longer to shuffle his pack. Enter Ndombele, Sanchez, and Winks; Son, Moura and Skipp make way. The first angry triple substitution of the Conte era! Wittek cracks from the left of D. Lloris collects easily enough, but Conte is nothing but a man of action and after seeing more than enough he sets up a triple substitution. Ćivić almost does his duty by sending a low diagonal drive to the lower right corner, but Hart chokes. Then Celtic goes straight at the other end and takes the lead! Jota romps from the left and creams a rising shot to the top left. The ball hits Bogdan's outstretched arm, cannons out of the left post and in! Then his fellow top scorer Kyogo Furuhashi is congratulated Photo: Laszlo Szirtesi / Getty Images Furuhashi deals from left to right across the front of the Ferencvaros box and then slips across the canal in Abada. Abada opens his body and whistles a nice shot over Bogdan and into the far corner. It had come, Furuhashi had seen his dink cleared from the line a few minutes ago. Celtics Liel Abada (second from right) celebrates his third goal with his teammates. Photo: Márton Mónus / Reuters Photo: Márton Mónus / Reuters Dasa rolls a half-volley shot from the right corner of the D. centimeter over the crossbar for the first time. A feeling that the Spurs are holding on to the moment. Keystone Kops' goal to 3-0 now seems so long ago. However, a Leicester corner is played from Perez's right and Amartey throws it home from close range! Daniel Amartey (center left) of Leicester City celebrates his goal. Photo: Mike Egerton / PA A cross from Tielemans from the right threatens to loop over Selikhov into the upper left edge. Nothing comes out of the corner. Nothing comes out of the corner. Leicester opens with ridiculous ease in the lower right corner. Ignatov rages into the void and whips in a half-high flank, which is hit by Moses, who sends a header over Schmeichel and down on the left. This is a nice end to the former Palace, Wigan, Chelsea, Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham man. A header from Victor Moses sends the ball into the net ... It flies past Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to give Spartak Moscow the lead. Photo: Michael Regan / Getty Images Photo: Michael Regan / Getty Images Antonio Conte is already getting a taste of how things are going around Tottenham. Leicester, who will be bottom of Group C after Matchday 4, are not reacting much. The hoops almost double their lead, Ralston hits the crossbar with a header. Ferencvaros almost equalizes with a stunner! Nguen slides in from the right, one-two with Zubkov - who returns the ball with an elegant recoil - and tackles a swing shot from the crossbar! Openda is about to release Buitink on the right channel. Then the guests come back, Openda pulls a 25-meter shot far to the left. Spurs threaten the first three-goal surrender of the Conte era. A huge stroke of luck for the hosts, because Zubkov shoots from an acute angle to the right. His low shot goes from Juranović over Hart into the left part of the net. It could end as an own goal, but let's keep the positive things going until we know otherwise. Ferencvaros ’Zubkov shoots past Celtic's Josip Juranovic to bring the home side back to eye level. The whistles of the second half sound. Nothing is ever perfect, however, and Rasmussen almost instantly makes up for his faux pas by hitting a corner from the left and pounding a glorious header into the lower right corner. Vitesse's Jacob Rasmussen scores his side's first goal against Spurs' Hugo Lloris. Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC / Getty Images “Royal is a world champion in Vitesse's half, but to reiterate that he will certainly get some 'tips' from Conte in his own half. Dier has a good old game of trying everything to pull every hair out of Conte's head. But Spurs played really well sometimes. “Jose Mourinho's management is much better today, they are only 0: 1 behind at halftime [at home against Bodo / Glimt]. Davies drives in from the left and shoots deep and hard. His shaky efforts go to Kane, right on his right. Kane prepares to roll home from six yards, but Rasmussen slips in and takes it over the line himself. He hangs the ball off his goalkeeper's head again, and it rushes off the crossbar, adding an extra element of slapstick to the goal. But the ball had already crossed the line. Vitesse Arnhem's Jacob Rasmussen scores an own goal and Tottenham Hotspur's third goal. Moura gives the ball away. It slipped on Bero, right in the Spurs box on the left. Bero opens his body and takes a tasty shot with his side feet over Lloris and down on the right. A reminder of why Spurs had to call Conte in the first place. Matus Bero (center) shoots Vitesse's second goal. Photo: Frank Augstein / AP There was a bit of anger in the away game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fans and police locked the horns, which resulted in some of the Vitesse supporters being thrown on their ears. The gates at the gates Zubkov threatens to break clear through the middle, but Juranović sticks to him like glue and ultimately forces him far and away from danger. Son dances down the inner left channel and slams a stunning shot off the left post. Vitesse sure, but seconds later it's still two when Kane Moura slips cleanly in the middle. Moura has Son on his left, but pushes the ball in under Schubert and in the lower right. What a start into the Conte era! Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura scores his second goal. Pure Spurs tincture, distilled for your pleasure, right here. Ayrton defender does it like Senna, mixed with a small pool builder, as he strides from a low position through the middle of the park into the Leicester box! His low cross is deflected to the corner, from which nothing comes out, but what a run that was. The hoops are currently at the top in Budapest. Some nice triangles on the edge of the box. Suddenly the ball falls eight meters in the direction of Furuhashi. One would expect him to spin and shoot and almost certainly score, but he inexplicably gets disoriented. Wittek cuts in from the left and shoots a shot into the side netting. So just before the first goal of the Conte era ... Spurs go straight on at the other end, Moura drives directly towards Schubert, who dives in and then parries. Kane tries to force the ricochet, but the ball breaks straight to Son, who drives home emphatically. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is breaking out! Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min scores his first goal. Photo: Peter Cziborra / Action Images / Reuters Photo: Peter Cziborra / Action Images / Reuters Photo: Peter Cziborra / Action Images / Reuters Tottenham Hotspur's new coach Antonio Conte celebrates the first goal of his reign. Photo: Tony O'Bbrien / Reuters Furuhashi gives Celtic a flying start in Budapest! Abada breaks into space at the bottom right. He shoves the ball in for Furuhashi, who takes a touch, drops a shoulder to see his man, and shoots into the lower left corner! That is an attractive conclusion. Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi makes some room ... Then rifles shoot into the game's opening goal. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP / Getty Images and rolls the ball into the empty net. No goal at King Power yet, but Soumaré is already getting that close. It races down the inner right channel and sends an evasive, ascending thunderbolt up the left. Goalkeeper Selikhov is rooted to the spot, but the ball rushes from the post-and-beam cross from and away. That would have been a great goal. The teams start at Leicester City Stadium, Ferencváros Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. A big ovation for Antonio Conte, as well as the usual introduction to turn 360 degrees while everyone is applauded. Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte applauds the fans before the game. Photo: Tony O'Brien / Reuters Photo: Tony O'Brien / Reuters The first goal of the Conte era (yes, yes) is almost scored by Vitesse. He forces the ball to Frederiksen, who cuts from the right, rushes into the box and shoots a low shot from ten yards to the right. Moura was supposed to let Kane slip on goal without a mistake, but overtook his pass through the left channel. Spurs already look a completely different team than the disinterested rabble that crept around the pitch against Manchester United. A fair chance Conte provided some useful advice in a pointed style. Iheanacho digs at the edge of the box and tries to thread a curler in the lower left. And now Spurs are almost conceding their first Conte-era penalty, Davies hanging a leg out and possibly cutting Frederiksen off on the edge of the box. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. Spores 0-0 Vitesse. The home side fly out of the blocks. Son almost scores the first goal of the Conte era (yes, I will continue to do that) within the first 90 seconds of the Conte era (see?) Clogged. Harry Kane kicks off and the first Conte-era game at Tottenham begins. We are also on the road in Leicester and Budapest. and so we move seamlessly from Our Baz to another legend of the modern world, Antonio Conte. Before his first game, he spoke as the person in charge of Spurs and came up with whatever was expected. Scott Murray is ready to walk you through the rest of the night's Europa League action. He will no doubt keep an eye on the Spurs in their first game under Antonio Conte ... because Scottie loves a bit of action in the Europa Conference League. Thomas Soucek stretches every tendon to fend off a cross from the right, but accidentally heads the ball into his own net. West Ham United's Declan Rice (center) reacts after an own goal by Tomas Soucek. In Belgium the final whistle sounds and a great football game ends all around. West Ham are at the top of Group H with 10 points and their entry into the knockout round will be confirmed if either Rapid Vienna or Dinamo Zagreb win the other game in the group tonight. In Denmark it is all over and the period means the Rangers' fate remains in their own hands. Genk 2: 2 West Ham: Brilliant game from West Ham ... until Coufal rolls over a cross from the far post and Benrahma has no chance to get the ball close at hand. West Ham is ahead! It is a terrific goal from Said Benrahma, who sends the ball to Sodick on the edge of the box in one direction while he shoots the other, then advances towards the goal and Maarten Vandevoordt hits from an acute angle in the Genker goal. Said Benrahma puts the ball in the net to give the Hammers the lead. Brondby 1-1 Rangers: You are in added time in Denmark where the Rangers are eagerly trying to find a late winner. Genk 1-2 West Ham: Alex Kral replaces Manuel Lanzini in the ranks of West Ham, just before a free kick from Genk, in which Paul Onuachu heads a few meters from the post. As a substitute, Iannis Hagi runs backwards and on after a counter pass from Ryan Kent and sends a low diagonal shot into the lower corner for the first time. Rangers' Ianis Hagi equalizes. West Ham compensates. Said Benrahaa sweeps the ball home after a pullback from Vladimir Coufal after Declan Rice made an excellent weighted pass from deep into the full-back. and the goal is there! West Ham's Said Benrahma celebrates his goal with manager David Moyes. Genk 1-1 West Ham: West Ham Genk continues to pile up for the last 10 minutes but can't get ahead. From the byline, Rice tries to hold the ball for Jarrod Bowen, who comes on as a substitute. Genk 1-1 West Ham: Correction: A replay shows that Coufal's shot was actually saved by Vandevoordt in the Genk gate. It was the second part of a rapid-fire double stop after parrying a Cresswell attempt from the other side with a strong hand. Genk 1: 1 West Ham: West Ham was dominant in the second half and has to defend a free kick just outside of their own penalty area. Bryan Heynan hits the ball directly into the defensive wall. West Ham breaks up the field and Vladimir Coufal steps aside with a weak diagonal attempt. Genk 1-0 West Ham: Another chance is begging for West Ham as we go into stoppage time at the end of the first half. Antonio choked off a shot from Vandevoordt, but the ball winds under the goalkeeper's body and appears to fly over the line. Patrik Hrosovsky clears it before Declan Rice can stab it home. Genks Patrik Hrosovsky clears off the line before West Ham's Declan Rice can get the ball. Genk 1-1 West Ham: Manuel Lanzini saves a short shot from the post by Genk goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt, who holds the ball with a strong left hand. Team news from Leicester: Patson Daka returns to the starting XI for the Europa League showdown with Spartak Moscow. The striker scored all four goals in Russia's 4-3 victory last month to keep his side's Group C hopes alive. Ayoze Perez and Ryan Bertrand also start for the hosts with Ademola Lookman, Jamie Vardy, Wilfred Ndidi and Luke Thomas on the bench. Brondby 1-0 Rangers: Kevin Tshiembe is unmarked at the far post when Brondby takes a corner, his shot is blocked. For the rangers, it's an exit. Genk 1-0 West Ham: West Ham put pressure on Genk at the beginning of the second half. It is believed that Genk could fold up like a deck chair if they could snap on the equalizer. Benrahma hits three men on the edge of the box and fires a shot that is blocked. Genk 1-0 West Ham: Aaron Cresswell comes forward on the left as play resumes in Belgium. Mark Noble attacks the ball at the far post, but hits it wide. It breaks towards Lanzini, who cannot react quickly enough to push home from six meters. Genk 1-0 West Ham: End-to-end things in Belgium. John Paintsil cuts inward and brings Areola a clever save shortly after Said Benrahma missed a slight chance on the other. He came under pressure from a defender to Masuaku's flank from the left, but left Vandevoordt to suffocate. West Ham United's Benrahma has a shot on goal. Genk 1-0 West Ham: After a collision with West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, Genk's Junya Ito is treated for the second time for an ankle injury. If forced, West Ham won't regret seeing him from behind; He was outstanding in the first 30 minutes. With a yellow card, Declan Rice shows his luck with a barge on Kristian Thorstvedt, the son of the former Tottenham goalkeeper Erik. Genk 1-0 West Ham: The boys from David Moyes have their pants pulled down in Belgium, where Genk kills them on the counterattack. Bryan Heynen shot from the edge of the box for the hosts, Paul Onuachu missed another presentable chance with his head and Junya Ito narrowly missed an absolute sitter. Genks Junya Ito reacts to his failure. Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Brondby has a corner. The ball is shot in the direction of the goal, set on fire at the near post and Borna Barisic heads in at close range past his own goalkeeper Allan McGregor. Brondby 0-0 Rangers: The ball interrupts Alfredo Morelos after a Rangers corner. His header just before the post is weak and is easily held by Maarten Vandevoordt. Genk 1-0 West Ham: Mikhail Antonio saved a shot from the edge of the penalty area by Genk by Jhon Lucumi. Genk 1-0 West Ham: There is a stoppage of play as Joseph Paintsil is treated after he was fouled by Issa Diop. Steven Gerrard speaks: "I think Niels Frederiksen is in a must-have situation, so we expect the best version of Brøndby, the most aggressive version of Brøndby," said the Rangers boss of his colleague and his team. And if [former Liverpool team-mate] Daniel Agger tells me the truth, and it's one of the best atmospheres in the world, we have to be prepared for a really fascinating challenge. ”Steven Gerrard addresses the women and men ahead of the Rangers game against Brondby Fourth tier men who have not yet scored a goal in the Europa League. Photo: Kirk O’Rourke / Rangers FC / Shutterstock Decaln Rice praises West Ham's sizeable contingent of fans traveling at the Luminus Arena. Stephen Kelly and his Rangers teammates warm up during the Europa League match at Brøndby Stadium. Photo: Kirk O'Rourke / Shutterstock Photo: Kirk O'Rourke / Shutterstock It won't be long now: the teams in Brondby, Genk and elsewhere are in line as the final touches are underway across Europe before the game starts tonight. The Brondby fans are there before kick-off. Photo: Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP / Getty Images Genk 1-0 West Ham: Craig Dawson gets a free kick from Aaron Cresswell at the end, heads the ball towards the goal and is tilted over the bar by Genk's goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt . Photo: Simon Dael / Shutterstock Photo: Simon Dael / Shutterstock Photo: Simon Dael / Shutterstock Photo: Simon Dael / Shutterstock Photo: Simon Dael / Shutterstock Genk 1-0 West Ham: Now Dawson gets his head at the end of a Cresswell inswinger from the Corner flag. Brondby 0-0 Rangers: Alfredo Morelos is close to breaking the deadlock for the Rangers but he sends his low drive about a foot off the left side of the left post. Brondby 0-0 Rangers: According to reports from Denmark, there was a pre-game confrontation between riot police and Rangers fans traveling. According to the Daily Record, only two turnstiles were open before kick-off to accommodate 1,400 visitors. "There are two turnstiles for all Rangers fans, the fans are understandably frustrated and the police were out of order." Genk scores with her first attack! Joe Paintsil runs backwards on a weighted pass from Junya Ito from the depths and pushes a small diagonal attempt into the lower left corner. West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola had a strong hand on the ball but couldn't keep it. Genks Joseph Paintsil (right) is congratulated by a teammate after giving the home side the lead. Photo: Frederic Scheidemann / Getty Images Genk 1-0 West Ham: After 14 minutes and his team, which is lucky enough to be just one goal behind, David Moyes calls on his players to press higher. Declan Rice is booked for a cynical attack on Junya Ito who threatened to flee forward into the field with Genk. Brondby 0-0 Rangers: Fashion Sakala, who scored a hat trick for the Rangers in Motherwell on Sunday, shoots deep and wide after being played through to goal. He should have hit. Genk 1-0 West Ham: Areola parries well after a header from Paul Onuachu, which the Nigerian striker should have buried. A short time later, Michail Antoniop rolls a shot from the edge of the Genker penalty area high over the bar. Brondby 0-0 Rangers: Alfredo Morelos rolls away in celebration and kneels near the corner flag after nodding home after a corner, only to have his "goal" excluded. Genk 0-0 West Ham: West Ham bring the ball forward extremely early, their strong line-up shows David Moyes' eagerness to secure the knockout ball for the club as soon as possible. Rangers Team News: There's only one change on the side, beaten 6-1 from behind last Sunday at Fir Park. Borna Barisic is left-back for Calvin Bassey. News from the West Ham team: David Moyes takes for his 1,000. As coach, make seven changes to West Ham's line-up. Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, defenders Arthur Masuaku, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson and Issa Diop join the team. Mark Noble has a rare start in midfield while Manuel Lanzini is also in action. Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio keep their places after helping West Ham beat Aston Villa over the weekend. West Ham players laugh at an amusing GIF that someone posted on the team's Whatsapp group. Photo: Simon Dael / REX / Shutterstock David Moyes is viewed by some (including this reporter) as a broken manager, domestically and internationally, after his less successful stints in charge of Real Sociedad and Sunderland. Similarly: David Moyes over 1,000 games: "I'll keep taking a few more punches" It's the fourth round of this year's Europa League group stage, which means there are only 157 games left in the competition. As one of only two teams to have won their first three games alongside Lyon, West Ham have not yet conceded a goal. After consecutive defeats in their first two group matches, Rangers beat Brondby to finish and another win in Denmark will put their attempt to qualify from Group A to the knockout stage back on track bring. Celtic is also back in the qualification after a bad start - a subsequent win against Ferencváros in Budapest will help. In the Europa Conference League, Antonio will play his first game as Tottenham Hotspur coach this evening after receiving the work visa he needs "because of Brexit" when his new team will host Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League. Tottenham hold on to beat Vitesse in Antonio Conte's angry first game

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Trent Alexander-Arnold hits Atletico Madrid with his special performance; Man City do you think Mojo?

Plus: Manchester City are preparing for the derby with a smooth second half; Ruben Loftus-Cheek boosted his efforts to become a Chelsea regular after impressing on his narrow win in Malmo (Author: Gardener)

If Mohamed Salah doesn't catch you, Trent Alexander-Arnold will. That's enough to give opposing left-backs sleepless nights. Alexander-Arnold hardly felt any action in the first 12 minutes, but a stroke of his right shoe was enough to ignite the match. The cross from Diogo Jota at the home game was made so easy by the strong full-back that not many in the world can deliver it so precisely and quickly. He wasn't finished there either, and grabbed a second assist eight minutes later when he found Sadio Mane with a shot that looked more like a shot than a well-constructed template. They all count, Alexander-Arnold would say. Since the beginning of the 2018/19 season, only Kevin De Bruyne (51) has more templates among the Premier League players in all competitions than Liverpool's world-class chief creator (44). Against Diego Simeone's men, no player had more ball contacts than Alexander-Arnold (136). It's a scary idea to think that all of Liverpool's key players are playing the best football of their careers. Alexander-Arnold told BT Sport: "Me and Mo got on really well. We are told we should be flexible and not just stay in fixed positions to create confusion for our opponents. We have to get on the ball and get things done . " Pep Guardiola could be satisfied in the end, but it was hard work against Club Brugge for a while. At halftime, Manchester City were frustrated and pushed back after John Stones' disastrous own goal ruined Phil Foden's opener. Charles de Ketelaere is watched by Europe's top clubs, and at Etihad he passed his audition with flying colors, but in the end the collective superiority of City told Kyle Walker ahead of this Group A game, Guardiola's side within one point of qualifying placed that City has to improve their morale again, as the team "sings the same hymn sheet" after a dip. The Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out and the surprise home defeat to Crystal Palace were both banned from the Manchester derby, and Guardiola will be delighted that his players made it through Saturday afternoon's showdown live on Sky Sports unharmed. City were not at their best, perhaps at 50 out of 60 percent, and while defensive vulnerability, which resulted in three Brugge shots on goal in the early stages, will give Manchester United confidence, it was without Ruben Dias at the weekend. "The coach wasn't happy at halftime and you have to take his advice," said Foden. "He changed things and we were a lot better in the second half. As soon as we found our rhythm the chances started to open up." It was a much more rounded performance after the break, and City have scored 15 goals after four Champions League games this season, the most by an English team at this stage of the season since Arsenal scored 15 in four games in 2010/11. You can head to Old Trafford after rediscovering their mojo. It feels like déjà vu to watch Manchester United and really, there is nothing new to be said about them. The holy grail 3-5-2 that helped them win in Tottenham on Saturday took barely half an hour in Atalanta, and we're back to first place. United tumbled top-to-bottom in such a constant state of disarray that while Tuesday's 2-2 draw in Bergamo ended somewhere in the middle, it still raised the same old questions about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team. Defensively, they were a mess and a total shadow of the team that denied Tottenham a single shot on goal on Saturday, with individual performances so bad that one has to wonder how bad that Spurs side were. Losing Raphael Varane didn't help in Italy, but his absence no longer forced Harry Maguire to make the kind of fundamental mistakes that have become worryingly commonplace since his injury last month and, ironically, it was Eric Bailly - the man he made for was brought back early to play in front of him - which far outshone him in the night. Gary Neville is probably tired of describing his old side of playing "in the moments" in his Sky Sports analysis, but that's exactly how they scored their two goals in an otherwise bland performance. Without Cristiano Ronaldo's individual brilliance, no matter what trouble he may bring Solskjaer in general, United would be in real trouble in Group F and it took two moments of the striker's magic to get them out of a hole here with the team performance still no closer to achieving victory with a well-staged game plan. Paul Pogba continues to flatter the deception and, even by his standards, was lavish on Atalanta before being replaced by Solskjaer in front of Scott McTominay, who had already been cautioned and received one final caution from the referee. Maybe the Frenchman is finally losing his manager's patience, but why now? These are all issues that have haunted United for so long, and just as Solskjaer moves into the next "new dawn", the club are wondering if this is another wrong one instead. It must be frustrating for Manchester United fans to keep asking the same questions over and over again. Just as Liverpool have shown that Ronaldo's magic can only do so much, Europe's elite could prove the same if United make it into the top 16 Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who plays a deeper role. You get the feeling that he is regularly and slowly pushing his way into Thomas Tuchel's side. The 25-year-old made his first Champions League start in six years and gave Chelsea an extra dimension in midfield, exactly what he was used to do. It was only his fourth start of the season, but he saw a lot of ball in midfield, created three chances, completed seven dribbles and won 14 duels - almost twice as many as any other player. "For the first 15 minutes I was a bit afraid that he would find another gear," said Tuchel from Loftus-Cheek afterwards. "He has to reach his full potential and if he does he can be a big part of the squad. In the 32nd minute we saw his Chelsea career in the microcosm as a sublime ability to lift the ball over Bonke's head. " Innocent of launching an attack was followed by a bad pass after a simple throw-in. Many Tuchel's squads have been cold or on loan at different times in their careers. Loftus-Cheek is the perfect example of this during a volatile period at Chelsea, his loan from a troubled Fulham last season suggested he was far from being on that stage again. This season the midfielder manages to keep fit as his body has collapsed in the past, his last Chelsea goal was in the 2019 Europa League semi-final against Frankfurt, but it's good to see he's back for those positions fights in midfield, and Tuchel is aware of the player's strengths as a good tactical option when he uses three out of two in this area. Loftus-Cheek did super tricky Tuesday but his end product was sometimes missing again. Overall, however, this was a positive night, in which he demonstrated his skills and increased the belief that he would use his chance under Tuchel. He may not have taken the game against Malmö by the neck, but more regular starts in the Premier League are imminent. After he has pushed his cause forward, he now has to manufacture the goods against lofty resistance.

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What happened to Sergio Agüero? The Barcelona star's chest problem explained and how long he will be out

The Argentine suffered a health problem during the Alaves game but how serious is the problem and how could it affect his career? (Author: Gardener)

What happened to Sergio Agüero in Barcelona's game against Alaves? Much was expected of Agüero after arriving at Barca in the 2021 summer transfer window, with the Argentine making a free transfer after leaving Manchester City. However, his debut was delayed due to a serious calf injury and he is now on the sidelines longer due to a health problem, but how serious is it? Aguero made his second appearance for Barca in a league game against Alaves on October 30 but was suspended early after suffering from chest pain and dizziness. Barcelona coach Sergi Barjuan on Sergio Agüero: "He told me he was a little dizzy. The 33-year-old was looked after by the club's medical staff on Camp Nou before he was hospitalized for cardiology tests and stayed under will be observation prior to treatment. Barca have issued a statement confirming that Aguero will not be an option for the next three months. Sergio Aguero has undergone a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure by Dr Josep Brugada, "said the Explanation: "He is not available for selection and the effectiveness of the treatment will be assessed over the next three months to determine his recovery process." Aguero will now miss around 14 games in all competitions, including La Liga encounters with Celta Vigo, Espanyol, Villarreal, Real Betis, Osasuna, Elche, Mallorca, Granada, Rayo Vallecano and Alaves. He will also play the last two Champions League group games of Barca against Benfica and Bayern Munich as well as a Supercopa de Espana duel with arch-rivals Real Madrid on January 12th. It has been suggested that Aguero could be prematurely retired after a major staple health issue with reports that he may have an undiagnosed heart condition. The man himself has made no suggestion that he needs to hang up his boots, but he is waiting for "more news" when it comes to a long-term recovery. Aguero said in a video posted on Barcelona social media channels: “Hey Culers! Now is the time to relax and wait for more news. ”Pep Guardiola, who led Agüero at Man City for five years, has urged the Argentine to put his health first in any decision about his future in football . "We wish him all the best from everyone here at Manchester City, we wish him a safe recovery," Guardiola said at a press conference when speaking about Agüero's hospitalization. "We wish him a quick and safe recovery and he'll come back if possible to play again, otherwise enjoy his life and what he's done and be careful and safe for the rest of his life." Aguero isn't the only player whose career has been put on hold by a chest or heart problem. The other recent example is Christian Eriksen's sudden collapse at Euro 2020. The Inter and Denmark midfielder stopped breathing after suffering a cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the field before being hospitalized where it was finally confirmed he had to be supplied with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba was forced to hang up his boots prematurely after a similar incident during an FA Cup game against Tottenham in 2012. Real Madrid legend and former Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas also retired after suffering a heart attack while training in Porto in 2019. The Spaniard announced his decision a year later at the age of 39. There is hope that Agüero can get back on the pitch, with Ajax and Dutch star Daley Blind still going strong at age 31 after receiving an ICD two years ago and ex-Stuttgart Kickers player Daniel Engelbrecht resumed his career after suffering a heart attack in 2013.

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