The soccer news starts with one USMNT player getting minutes in the Europa League. Timmy Chandler subbed on in the 74th minute for Eintracht’s 3-0 home loss to Arsenal. Eintracht finished a man down with a 79th minute red card to Dominik Kohr.
“It’s a tough defeat to take because the scoreline didn’t reflect the performance,” Eintracht coach Adi Hutter said. “We created a lot of chances but a goal eluded us. We were up against the clear favourites in the group, whose quality we’ve seen. We’ll do our best again on Sunday to challenge Dortmund. We need to take the lessons from this game and learn from them. We need to work on our chance conversion and our self-confidence. The efficiency we had last season didn’t happen overnight, either. Expectations are different after last season, which is completely normal.”
Romain Gall wasn’t involved in Malmo’s 1-0 loss at Dynamo Kyiv. The game’s only goal came in the 84th minute. John Brooks missed Wolfsburg’s 3-1 home win over Oleksandriya. Maximilian Arnold opened the scoring for Wolfsburg in the 20th with Admir Mehmedi doubling the lead in the 24th. Oleksandriya pulled a goal back in the 66th with Josip Brekalo scoring for Wolfsburg in the 67th. Fabian Johnson was out for Gladbach’s 4-0 home loss to Wolfsberg.
“To lose a home game in the Europa League 4-0 is always going to be disappointing, but WAC earned their victory in my opinion,” Gladbach’s Marco Rose said. “I think we left a lot to be desired in that first half. We came up against a good opponent today and we knew that going in to the game, but we just didn’t play well enough to find the answers to the problems they posed. We have to draw the right conclusions from this game and all of us need to reflect on our performance.”
Also in the soccer news, The Telegraph's Matt Law explains Tottenham's transfer policy. iNews' Simon Harrison with the reality facing Real Madrid after their loss at PSG. FourFourTwo's Sam Blitz asks if PSG are now in contention in Europe. The Independent's Jonathan Liew with how Jose Mourinho is staying relevant without coaching. The Athletic's Matt Pyzdrowski talks to goalkeepers about the change to the goal kick rule. BBC Sport updates the situation with the person behind Football Leaks.
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