Milan, Tottenham advance in Europa League qualifying


AC Milan midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu scored two times to present his workforce a 3-2 house victory over Norwegian membership Bodo/Glimt in Europa League qualifying. There had been no main upsets as Tottenham, Celtic, Wolfsburg, PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon all complex to the playoff spherical.

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

Milan will shuttle to stand Rio Ave on subsequent week in the playoffs. The Portuguese workforce prevailed 4-2 on consequences after drawing 1-1 at Besiktas in Turkey.

After scoring 4 targets in opposition to Southampton in 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 objective each and every to arrange a house fit in opposition to Maccabi Haifa in the playoffs. The Israeli membership gained 2-1 at Rostov in Russia.

Tottenham needed to ask for the objective frames to be modified forward of the sport after finding they had been too small.

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

It nonetheless misplaced 2-Zero after having defender Stefan Cana despatched off in 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 in the overall minute to ship Celtic to the following spherical with a 1-Zero victory over Latvia’s Riga.



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