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2019/20 Europa League - Round of 32 (2nd Legs) - 26-27th February, 2020

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SECOND LEG

Thursday 27 February
Instabul Basaksehir [1] vs [3] Sporting CP
Ajax [0] vs [2[ Getafe
Celtic [1] vs [1] Copenhagen
Sevilla [1] vs [1] CFR Cluj
Manchester United [1] vs [1] Club Brugge
Inter Milan [2] vs [0] Ludogorets
Salzburg [1] vs [4] Eintracht Frankfurt
Benfica [1] vs [2] Shakhtar Donetsk
Sporting Braga [2] vs [3] Rangers
Espanyol [0] vs [4] Wolverhampton Wanderers
Porto [1] vs [2] Bayer Leverkusen
Basel [3] vs [0] APOEL
LASK [1] vs [1] AZ
Malmo FF [1] vs [2] Wolfsburg
Gent [0] vs [1] Roma
Arnseal [1] vs [0] Olympiakos Piraeus

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Inter-Ludogorets to be behind closed doors

It is now all but certain that the Europa League game between Inter and Ludogorets will be played behind closed doors on Thursday due to the Coronavirus scare.

The highly-contagious illness is spreading rapidly throughout northern Italy, with three deaths reported and over 200 cases diagnosed.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed he could shut down all this weekend’s Serie A games – a decision is set to be made today – and several regions including Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Liguria, Friuli and Emilia-Romagna ordered suspension of all large public events including sports until midnight on March 1.

While there are discussions over the potential rescheduling of some fixtures, that is simply not possible with the Europa League, as there is no time to rearrange.

The only realistic option is to play behind closed doors at San Siro on Thursday evening and that is what the Mayor of Milan is expected to announce later today.

Ludogorets released a statement demanding clarification on the situation, particularly for the 600 fans who had already purchased tickets and arranged travel.

Inter won the first leg of this Round of 32 tie, 2-0 in Bulgaria.

 

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Did a new topic. Braga vs Rangers is on Wednesday evening :)

53 minutes ago, Eco said:

Inter-Ludogorets to be behind closed doors

Shame about this. Guessing Inter will play a weaker squad anyway with a huge game on Sunday. 

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Just now, Stan said:

Shame about this. Guessing Inter will play a weaker squad anyway with a huge game on Sunday. 

Yeah - I would imagine that most of the studs will be rested. 

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Rangers just missed an incredible opportunity to score that away goal, but the shot is straight at the keeper. 

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Ryan Kent could have had this game over already with his two chances.

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Just now, ScoRoss said:

Ryan Kent could have had this game over already with his two chances.

Yep - missed two absolute sitters. 

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Handball in the box against Braga. Absolutely obvious there on Silva. 

Rangers will have a PK. 

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Braga are chanting the keepers name as they head into HT. 

0-0

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Finally Rangers finish off a good chance, and what a great finish. 

Braga needs 2 goals to advance now. 

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Huge goal for Rangers. And with how open Braga have been so far, you'd fancy them to get another.

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Goldson has had a great game. Been everywhere at the back for Rangers cutting everything out and tackling/blocking well.

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Amazing result.

We are ridiculously good at getting results Europe.

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What a great result for Rangers, they deserved the win and now they are the first Europa League team that advance to the Round of 16.

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3 minutes ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Impressive win that. Interestingly Scotland could get back 2 CL play-off places now.

As it stands, from 2021-22, Scotland will have two teams enter the Champions League qualifying rounds.

But it's a double edged sword, as it'll mean less qualifying rounds played (and the loss of points from them) and an additional team in Europe overall (adding another will almost certainly bring down the nation's average coefficient).

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There are many interesting Europa League fixtures to look forward to today. I think that the Europa League has been as exciting as ever this season. There are plenty of quality and exciting sides left in the competition.

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8 minutes ago, Michael said:

There are many interesting Europa League fixtures to look forward to today. I think that the Europa League has been as exciting as ever this season. There are plenty of quality and exciting sides left in the competition.

I think the Benfica and Porto games could be decent. Both playing sides with slender leads from their home legs and definitely with capability to turn things around. 

Maybe even Gent vs Roma too. I expect Celtic, Sevilla and Man Utd to get through after getting away goals and draw in first legs. 

Ajax you'd think need an early goal to get back in to the tie against Getafe. 

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Also, if this season couldn't get worse for Man United fans, what are the chance they have to take on Steven Gerrard in the next round...

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17 hours ago, Rab said:

Amazing result.

We are ridiculously good at getting results Europe.

The Gers had 'Bomber' Brown and now we have the 6 ft 3 in 'The Fridge' in George Edmundson, a good buy from Oldham and only 22 years old, fantastic last night at the back with the others. :D

 

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7 hours ago, Stan said:

I think the Benfica and Porto games could be decent. Both playing sides with slender leads from their home legs and definitely with capability to turn things around. 

Maybe even Gent vs Roma too. I expect Celtic, Sevilla and Man Utd to get through after getting away goals and draw in first legs. 

Ajax you'd think need an early goal to get back in to the tie against Getafe. 

Yeah, there are plenty of exciting matches coming up this evening. I think the Porto v Leverkusen match should be very entertaining, as both sides love to attack. But Leverkusen have been dealt a big blow with the news that Kevin Volland will be out injured for the rest of the season.

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6 minutes ago, Relling said:

Oh Damn!! I was looking forward to watching this match all day. I guess UEFA will now have to find a new date for the game, that both teams approve of. What a wasted trip for the Frankfurt squad. 

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49 minutes ago, Relling said:

Cor Coronavirus knows no bounds.

43 minutes ago, Michael said:

Oh Damn!! I was looking forward to watching this match all day. I guess UEFA will now have to find a new date for the game, that both teams approve of. What a wasted trip for the Frankfurt squad. 

Lucky for Frankfurt I'd say. Gives them a bit of a rest for Sunday's match. They looked tired in their last game. 

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