Braga v Wolves, Feyenoord v Rangers and more: Europa League – live!

28 November 2019 06:06
Wolves, Rangers, Celtic and Arsenal all in actionUnai Emery claims Arsenal hierarchy’s supportAnd you can email Paul or tweet him @Paul_Doyle 6.06pm GMT GOAL! Young Boys 1-0 Porto (Fassnacht 6). That will be enough to put the Swiss through in Rangers’ group if the score stays the same. 6.04pm GMT The hosts take the lead with first shot of the match! But it was all thanks to a diabolical deflection off Ruben Neves. The young of the Horta brothers tried his luck from nearly 25 yards and Rui Patricio would have claimed it easily if not for the nick off Neves’ foot. 6.00pm GMT 4 min: Rangers are having to play a containment game at the minute, as Feyenoord pop the ball around brightly in search of an opening. 5.59pm GMT 3 min: Wolves have made a confident start in Braga, passing the ball around progressively. But Jota has just brought a promising move to an undignified end by donking a cross straight to the nearest defender. 5.56pm GMT Over at Feyenoord, meanwhile, the stadium is packed and very noisy. You’d suggest the atmosphere would be intimidating if you didn’t know Rangers are somewhat experienced in dealing with intensely hostile away environments. 5.54pm GMT The players of Braga and Wolves have entered the pitch, which almost looks like a paddyfield. Yep, it’s raining in Portugal like it’s never going to stop. Maybe that’s why there’s a very low turnout in the stands. 5.43pm GMT The other results from the earlier kickoffs:Group C: 5.41pm GMT United gave debuts to seven players as they fielded their youngest ever team for a European club game. They could offer that learning experience because they had already booked their passage to the next round. 5.21pm GMT Scott Murray is covering Astana v Manchester United v Astana here, with the score 2-1 with 15 minutes to go. The only other goal in the early games so far has come in Turkey, where Trabzonspor are trailing 1-0 to Getafe. 5.16pm GMT Feyenoord: Marsman; Geertruida, Botteghin, Senesi, Malaca; Toomstra, Fer, Kokcu; Berghuis, Sinisterra, LarssonRangers: Mcgregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic; Jack, Davis, Kamara; Ojo, Morelos, Kent 5.13pm GMT Braga: Eduardo; Esgaio, Vianna, Wallace, Sequeira; A Horta, Fransergio, Palhinha, R Horta; Paulinho, GalenoWolves: Rui Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saïss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Otto; Traoré, Jimenez, Jota 5.00pm GMT Hello. The Europa League group stages is reaching a climax and British clubs are well positioned. In the next hour Rangers and Wolves will be kicking off against their respective opponents knowing that victories could secure their place in the next round. A win or draw would definitely do the job for Wolves, who hope that Nuno Espirito Santo’s return to Portugal does not coincide with his last match as Wolves manager before Arsenal come calling. He would certainly be a good choice for Arsenal but would Arsenal be a good choice for him? He’s got a good thing going at Wolves, a club on the up and up. My free advice would be to continue building there and then if there comes a time when he fancies a move, bigger and better run clubs than Arsenal will be happy to have him. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves - which is something Nuno always warns against - and the matter to hand is to beat Braga, who are a very decent side and already won at Molineux earlier in the group. Meanwhile, Rangers could advance if they win at Feyenoord (and Porto fail to beat Young Boys), who are a different outfit to the one they beat 1-0 at Ibrox earlier in the competition. Since then Jaap Stam has been given the boot and Feyenoord have hired none other than the former Rangers hero Dick Advocaat as their new manager. But Advocaat has lots of injury problems going into this game so Steven Gerrard will feel a win is within reach. Even a draw would be enough if Young Boys get the better of Porto. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian