LIVE Football News: Europa League Group Stage Concludes

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09:11, 09 Dec 2021
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Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you regular updates of the biggest news and quirkiest stories throughout the day. There will be plenty of reaction to results in the Champions League, but all eyes will be on the Europa League action tonight with Leicester City and West Ham United both in action. Stay with us you won't want to miss it.

Updates
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Celtic won a dramatic finale against Real Betis 3-2 and West Ham's young side lose out to Dinamo Zagreb 1-0.

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GOAL! Celtic 3-2 Real Betis

David Turnbull (78' p)

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GOAL! Celtic 2-2 Real Betis

Borja Iglesias (75')

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GOAL! Celtic 2-1 Real Betis

Euan Henderson (74')

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GOAL! Celtic 1-1 Real Betis

Scott Bain OG (69')

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Teams Leicester could face in UECL
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Incredible Free Kick!
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GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Mislav Orsic (4')

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GOAL! Celtic 1-0 Real Betis

Stephen Welsh (2')

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Atalanta 2-3 Villarreal

After a 24 hour delay, Villarreal managed to earn a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League with a win over Atalanta. 

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Leicester have been defeated 3-2 by Napoli and find themselves dropping into the Europa Conference League.

Elsewhere Rangers drew 1-1 with Lyon to confirm their second-place finish in Group A.

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West Ham Starting XI (vs Dinamo Zagreb)
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GOAL! Napoli 3-2 Leicester

Erif Elmas (53')

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GOAL! Lyon 1-1 Rangers

Calvin Bassey OG (50')

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Brighton vs Spurs OFF
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GOAL! Lyon 0-1 Rangers

Scott Wright (41')

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GOAL! Napoli 2-2 Leicester

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (32')

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GOAL! Napoli 2-1 Leicester

Jonny Evans (26')

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GOAL! Napoli 2-0 Leicester

Elif Elmas (23')

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GOAL! Napoli 1-0 Leicester

Adam Ounas (5')

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Nagelsmann on Barcelona
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Stern-faced Scott McTominay
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Leicester XI to face Napoli
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Heart-warming video from Liverpool
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Ancelotti celebrates 100 CL wins
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England trio make U20 TOTY
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Laporta 'sad' at Barca's CL exit
Laporta 'sad' after Barcelona's Champions League group stage knockout
Laporta 'sad' after Barcelona's Champions League group stage knockout
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Bowyer hopes defender will sign new deal

Lee Bowyer hopes that Danish defender Kristian Pedersen will sign a new deal with Birmingham City, following interest from Newcastle United in the summer.

Bowyer opens up on Pedersen's Blues deal and Newcastle interest
Bowyer opens up on Pedersen's Blues deal and Newcastle interest
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Sergino Dest's time at Barca coming to an end
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Fergie names first player in dream United XI

Sir Alex Ferguson has named Denis Irwin as the first player to make his dream Manchester United XI.

Sir Alex Ferguson names unexpected star in dream Man United XI
Sir Alex Ferguson names unexpected star in dream Man United XI
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Real Madrid boost for derby

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head this weekend and Carlo Ancelotti's side have been boosted by Karim Benzema being deemed fit to play a part.

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Conte addresses Covid outbreak
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Kimmich out until 2022

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich has been ruled out until 2022 with a lung problem as a result of Covid-19.

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Spartak taunt Legia Warsaw

Spartak Moscow have purchased billboard space in Warsaw, showing their goals that they scored past Legia Warsaw last time the two faced off in the Europa League. Some corporate sh*thousery!

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Farke set for new role

Former Norwich City boss Daniel Farke is set for a quick return to management with reports suggesting he is to become the new Besiktas manager.

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Barcelona's European downfall

Barcelona have failed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in 18 years. Our Kris Voakes delves into why this could be the start of a miserable period in Europe for the Catalan giants.

Barcelona's European Misery
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FA Cup third round TV games
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Rennes aren't impressed by Spurs decision
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Champions League draw

With 15 of the 16 teams confirmed for the last 16 of the Champions League, the first draw of the knockout stages is imminent. Find out all the details below.

Champions League Draw Details
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Watford taking Covid precautions
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Chambers named MOTM

Reading boss Kelly Chambers has been named as the Women's Super League Manager of the Month for November.

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INJURY NIGHTMARE FOR LEEDS
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Barcelona looking to make changes
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Concern for Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United are facing a nervous wait on the status of Aaron Wan-Bissaka after the defender collided with the advertising boards.

Manchester United face nervous wait over fitness of Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Manchester United face nervous wait over fitness of Aaron Wan-Bissaka
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Fleming named POTM

Chelsea's Jessie Fleming has been named Women's Super League Player of the Month for November.

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MESSI THE GOAT?
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Spurs Locking Down
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ARSENAL CONCEPT KIT

Wow, just wow.

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Leicester confident Napoli game will go ahead
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RB Leipzig appoint new manager

RB Leipzig have announced the arrival of new manager Domenico Tedesco on a deal until 2023.

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Van Bronckhorst's impact at Rangers

Rangers are enjoying life under new boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst and the signs are there to see of the foundations the Dutchman is laying at Ibrox Stadium. Read more below.

Van Bronckhorst's Rangers Foundations
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KATIE TAYLOR'S FOOTBALL IDOL
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Leeds United fan and boxing world champion Katie Taylor tells The Sportsman who her sporting idol was growing up...

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Sam Kerr sent a pitch invader flying...

She did, unfortunately, get booked for her efforts though. 

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Rangnick wants more from Greenwood

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick is hoping there is more to come from youngster Mason Greenwood, admitting he wants to develop the attacker's physicality.

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Marcos Rojo enjoying himself

You simply never know what Marcus Rojo will produce 

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Barcelona eliminated from the Champions League

Barcelona were dumped from the Champions League by Bayern Munich last night as they were beaten 3-0. Read our report on what is proving to be a miserable time for the Catalan club.

Barcelona Dumped
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