• The Canadian Press

    MATCHDAY: Lyon coach under pressure, Osasuna hosts Valencia

    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday: SPAIN Osasuna hosts Valencia aiming for another win that would lift it into the top four spots in the Spanish league. Osasuna has emerged as the surprise of the season so far in Spain. The modest club from Pamplona has only two losses in seven rounds and ruined Real Madrid’s perfect start to the season last round when it earned a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu. Coach Jagoba Arrasate has guided Osasuna into sixth place, level on points w

  • Planet Sport

    Arsenal cruise to comfortable Europa League win over Bodo/Glimt

    Nketiah, yet to start in the Premier League this season, grabbed his second goal in two European appearances. Then defender Holding, who has been on the pitch for just two minutes in the league this term, headed a second before Vieira tapped in a late third to make it two wins from two for Mikel Arteta's men in Group A. Glimt had stunned Roma 6-1 in the group stage, and knocked out Celtic, on their way to the Europa Conference League quarter-finals last season. Vieira should have given them the lead in the ninth minute after Granit Xhaka, one of three starters who also began Saturday's win over Tottenham, fed the overlapping Kieran Tierney down the left.

  • The Canadian Press

    Man United, Arsenal win in EL; fireworks halt Berlin game

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United overcame an early deficit to beat Omonia Nicosia 3-2 in the Europa League on Thursday and begin the healing process after a humiliating derby loss in the Premier League. Seeking some respite in Cyprus following a 6-3 loss at Manchester City on Sunday, United fell behind to a goal on the counterattack by Iran striker Karim Ansarifard in the 34th minute. Second-half substitutes made the difference for United. Marcus Rashford equalized in the 53rd with a curling shot