Fifth recreation, fifth win: Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen are immediately into the spherical of 16 within the Europa League and are the one members to have received all of their video games. With the 2-0 (1-0) win in opposition to Swedish Cup winners BK Häcken, coach Xabi Alonso’s soccer workforce secured early group victory with a B-Elf that had modified to eight positions after advancing.
SC Freiburg additionally managed to advance with a 5-0 (4-0) win in opposition to Olympiakos Piraeus, with Michael Gregoritsch scoring a hat trick. On the finish on December 14th in opposition to the English first division membership West Ham United, Freiburg’s goal is to win the group and the related direct entry into the spherical of 16.
Eintracht Frankfurt not has an opportunity of creating it on to the spherical of 16 within the Convention League. The Hessian Bundesliga soccer workforce misplaced its residence recreation on Thursday in opposition to PAOK Saloniki 1:2 (0:0). With a 4 level deficit to the Greek first division workforce and one recreation nonetheless to play, Eintracht can not win the group, which might routinely qualify them for the spherical of 16. The membership has already certified for the playoff spherical.
There have been violent riots earlier than the Convention League recreation between Aston Villa and Legia Warsaw on Thursday. Three cops have been injured after they have been pelted with flares and different objects. This was introduced by West Midlands Police. Legia followers have been then denied entry to the stadium in Birmingham. In line with witness reviews, there have been additionally arrests. (dpa)