Diego Simeone is facing a potential five-game ban after being sent to the stands at the Emirates on Thursday night by referee Clement Turpin. The Atlético Madrid manager was sent off for protesting Sime Vrsaljko’s 10th minute second yellow card. For now, neither will be available for the return leg at the Wanda Metropolitano but
Antoine Griezmann believes Atletico Madrid team-mate Jan Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world. Oblak was in inspirational form as 10-man Atleti drew 1-1 at Arsenal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. Sime Vrsaljko’s 10th-minute red card made life hard for Atleti – who also saw Diego Simeone sent
A dejected Arsene Wenger felt a more clinical Arsenal might have already booked a place in the Europa League final after a frustrating 1-1 semi-final first leg draw against Atletico Madrid. The visitors were reduced to 10 men at Emirates Stadium as Sime Vrsaljko astonishingly collected two bookings inside the opening 10 minutes. Alexandre Lacazette
Diego Simeone saluted Atletico Madrid for again finding remarkable reserves of resilience on the European stage in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal. Sime Vrsaljko was dismissed for collecting two bookings inside the opening 10 minutes of the Europa League semi-final at Emirates Stadium, while Simeone was sent to the stands shortly afterwards by referee Clement
UEFA has announced Atalanta have been charged with racist behaviour after supporters targeted Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi with monkey chants during a Europa League fixture.
Gennaro Gattuso said AC Milan are not Manchester City as he insisted his team will put their helmets on and go into battle against Arsenal in the Europa League. Arsenal – Milan’s opponents in the last 16 – were swept aside by Pep Guardiola’s City 3-0 in the EFL Cup final on Sunday. Milan continued
Paul Pogba declared himself “honoured” to win the first Europa League Player of the Season award as Manchester United stars claimed the top three places. France midfielder Pogba led the way ahead of team-mates Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic following United’s triumph in the 2016-17 tournament, which secured the club a route back into the
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Luke Shaw won’t feature in his starting XI for the meeting with Saint-Etienne. The left-back has not featured for the United first team since the 4-0 FA Cup over Wigan Athletic back in January, while he his last league start came all the way back in October.
Jose Mourinho hopes to upset one of his star midfielder’s guiding influences when Manchester United host Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on Thursday. The Portuguese’s famous will to win will be undimmed at Old Trafford, but Paul Pogba’s mother Yeo Moriba is angling for a draw. This is due to the presence of Pogba’s older
Manchester United have added Bastian Schweinsteiger to their Europa League squad for the knockout stages of the tournament. s The former Germany international was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Jose Mourinho at the start of the season and was left out of United’s initial European roster. Nevertheless, Schweinsteiger has returned to selection contention in