A battle of Belgian strikers will enliven Everton`s Europa League clash at Lille on Thursday, while Tottenham Hotspur need a boost against high-flying Greeks Asteras Tripolis and Celtic welcome pointless Romanians Astra Giurgiu.
Everton winger Aiden McGeady`s experience of Russian football gives him reason to be confident as the Toffees travel to face FC Krasnodar in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Monchengladbach and Villarreal shared the spoils following a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Europa League Group A opener.
Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday after coming from behind to win 2-1 away to AEL Limassol in Cyprus in their play-off first leg.
Freiburg signed Mike Hanke from league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach on a free transfer, both clubs announced.
Parma`s home game against Lazio has been moved to next Sunday, Italian Serie A officials confirmed.
Champions League holders Chelsea were drawn against Russian side Rubin Kazan for the quarterfinals of the Europa League on Friday.
A missed penalty in the dying minutes cost FC Zenit St. Petersburg the chance to advance into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League, as they lost 1-2 on aggregate to Swiss FC Basel.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014