Paris replaces St Petersburg as Champions League last venue, Chelsea goal Dembele in summer time, weekend matches build-up
Good morning footy followers
It’s been an action-packed night time of European soccer for footy followers.
Leicester City stormed into the Europa Conference League final 16 with a cushty 7-2 win towards Randers over two legs.
The Foxes received 3-1 on Thursday night time within the competitors’s second leg.
A James Maddison double together with a objective from Harvey Barnes ensured victory for Brendan Rodgers’ facet.
Unfortunately, fellow British facet Celtic received’t be accompanying the Foxes within the subsequent spherical of the competitors after they crashed out by the hands of Bodo/Glimt.
The Norwegian facet confirmed no mercy as they romped to a humbling 5-1 rout towards The Bhoys.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Scottish followers as Celtic’s fellow countrymen sailed into the Europa League final 16 with a rousing win over German giants Borussia Dortmund.
Gio van Bronckhorst’s troops stood agency on the night time to clinch a 2-2 draw with Dortmund.
And their 4-2 win within the first leg final week was sufficient to get them by way of to the following spherical.
Ranger’s must be careful for Spanish titans Barcelona in final 16 draw as additionally they entered the following section of the Europa League.
Barca made gentle work of Italian opponents Napoli on the night time with a 4-2 win which resulted in an combination rating of 5-3.
Former Gunners star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was heading in the right direction for Barca to place the sport to mattress.
All remaining groups within the Europa League will not have to attend lengthy to seek out out who awaits within the subsequent spherical because the draw for the final 16 will happen TODAY.
Elsewhere, the Champions League last will not be held in Russia after the nation invaded Ukraine, UEFA introduced.
Several new venues are actually being checked out – and Wembley Stadium together with Spurs’ White Hart Lane advanced are being touted as potential replacements.
Meanwhile, in switch information, Tammy Abraham ‘hopes to return’ to his boyhood membership Chelsea sooner or later, in response to stories.
The 24-year-old striker joined Serie A outfit Roma in the summertime for £34million, linking up with legendary Premier League boss Jose Mourinho.
Abraham would possibly get his want in a 12 months’s time with Chelsea’s £68m buy-back choice changing into energetic.
Before Abraham’s potential return to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are reportedly planning on going ‘all out’ to signal Barcelona ace Ousmane Dembele this summer time.
The World Cup winner is ready to grow to be a free agent when his contract expires in June, which can reportedly immediate an all-out attraction offensive from the Blues.
That’s in response to Spanish newspaper Sport, who declare the west Londoners tried to accumulate the winger’s providers in January.
And lastly, Watford striker Ashley Fletcher is near becoming a member of New York Red Bulls on mortgage.
SolarSport understands MLS giants NY Red Bulls are assured of snapping up the ex-Manchester United and West Ham ahead in a brief transfer.
Head coach Gerhard Struber is known to be a giant fan of the Englishman as he appears to strengthen his squad.