Milan, Tottenham advance in Europa League qualifying

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AC Milan midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu scored twice to offer his crew a 3-2 house victory over Norwegian membership Bodo/Glimt in Europa League qualifying. There have been no main upsets as Tottenham, Celtic, Wolfsburg, PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon all superior to the playoff round.

With Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic sidelined with the coronavirus, Lorenzo Colombo additionally scored for the seven-time European champion, which was banned from UEFA competitions last yr after breaching monetary honest play guidelines.

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Milan will journey to face Rio Ave on subsequent week within the playoffs. The Portuguese crew prevailed 4-2 on penalties after drawing 1-1 at Besiktas in Turkey.

After scoring 4 targets in opposition to Southampton within the Premier League on Sunday, Son Heung-min netted once more for Tottenham in a 3-1 win in opposition to Shkëndija in North Macedonia.

Erik Lamela and Harry Kane additionally had a purpose every to arrange a house match in opposition to Maccabi Haifa within the playoffs. The Israeli membership gained 2-1 at Rostov in Russia.

Tottenham needed to ask for the purpose frames to be modified forward of the sport after discovering they have been too small.

“Before the game was a funny situation because my goalkeepers told me that the goal was small,” Spurs supervisor Jose Mourinho mentioned, including that the frames lacked 5 centimeters (2 inches) in peak. “I went by myself and of course the goal was small.” Decimated by coronavirus infections, Romania’s FCSB needed to signal new players just hours earlier than its house game in opposition to Czech membership Liberec to be eligible to play.

It still misplaced 2-Zero after having defender Stefan Cana despatched off within the 20th minute.

Also, Spanish league chief Granada defeated Georgia’s Locomotive Tbilisi 2-Zero to arrange a gathering with Swedish membership Malmö, which routed Lokomotiva Zagreb 5-0.

Substitute Mohamed Elyounoussi netted within the finishing minute to ship Celtic to the subsequent round with a 1-Zero victory over Latvia’s Riga.

[Attribution HT.]

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