The soccer news starts with Eintracht Frankfurt beating Arsenal in London in Europa League Group F. After losing 3-0 at home to Arsenal in the opening game of the group, Eintracht won 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. Timmy Chandler was on the bench for Eintracht, going 1-0 down in first-half stoppage time. Daichi Kamada equalized in the 55th and scored in the 64th.
"Arsenal were much better than us in the first-half," Eintracht coach Adi Hutter said. "We showed them too much respect, were too fearful and couldn’t really get going up front. We improved a lot after the break. We were more aggressive in the tackles, were more direct and also more solid at the back. Our two substitutes slotted in really well and were decisive in us turning the game around."
Arsenal is still top of Group F with one game remaining. They're a point ahead of Eintracht with Standard Liege still capable of tying Arsenal's 10 points. Eintracht is at Vitoria and Standard Liege hosts Arsenal on December 12.
The result led to the dismissal of Arsenal manager Unai Emery and his staff. Freddie Ljungberg is now Arsenal's interim coach, taking over a club that's 8th in the Premier League and hasn't won since October 6. As expected, Arsenal is already linked with out of work big name coaches.
Elsewhere in the Europa League, Tyler Boyd subbed out at halftime for Besiktas's 2-1 home win over Slovan Bratislava in Group K. Trailing from the 35th minute, Enzo Roco equalized in the 75th. Adem Llajic converted a stoppage time penalty for Besiktas for their first Group K win. Three points has them in last place in the group a point behind Slovan Bratislava and with both teams unable to advance with a game remaining. Besiktas is at Wolverhampton on December 12.
John Brooks's Wolfsburg win 1-0 at Oleksandriya in Group I. Wout Weghorst converted a penalty in first-half stoppage time. Wolfsburg is in 2nd-place and through to the knockout round. They host St Etienne on December 12. Romain Gall was on the bench for Malmo's 4-3 home win over Dynamo Kyiv in Group B. Rasmus Bengtsson put Malmo up in the 2nd with Dynamo equalizing in the 18th and going ahead in the 39th. Markus Rosenberg equalized in the 48th and Erdal Rakip scored for Malmo in the 57th. Dynamo went a man down in the 65th, equalizing in the 77th. Rosenberg scored Malmo's winner six minutes into stoppage time. Malmo is 2nd in Group B, a point behind Copenhagen where they play on December 12.
Fabian Johnson wasn't in the squad for Gladbach's 1-0 win at Wolfsberg in Group J. Lars Stindl scored in the 60th minute. Gladbach is ahead on a tiebreaker over Roma at the top of the Group J table with Basaksehir a point behind. Gladbach hosts Basaksehir on December 12.
iNews' Will Magee points to bigger issues with Arsenal. BBC Sport has another manager in trouble, looking at Manuel Pellegrini's situation at West Ham United. Football 365 with Liverpool adding to Anfield. Inside World Football's Samindra Kunti reports on FIFA president Gianni Infantino's plans for African club soccer.
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