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Europa League as it happened


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By Chris Bevan
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2228: And this is where we call it a night. It's been a good 'un too. Thanks for your banter and hope you can join me on Saturday for a weekend of Premier League action, including a Merseyside and north London derby. Should be tasty, no? I've been Chris Bevan, and you lot have been fantastic. Cheerio for now.

2226: Stoke City boss Tony Pulis on his side's fightback to beat Besiktas: "Jon Walters came on and he is a handful. He was desperately unlucky not to score when he hit the crossbar but deserved the penalty. You can see that everyone wants to do well and is up for it. It's brand new for us all. The supporters deserve it, they have backed us fantistically well for four or five years."

iainstockdale on Twitter: "Stoke in the Europa League final 2012?"

Yep, and the dream of Stoke v Barca in the Super Cup is very much alive too...

2224: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe after his side had to come from behind to beat Irish part-timers Shamrock Rovers: "They had one chance and they scored. After that, you've got to stay positive and remember that you've been creating chances. Once Pav scored, we were in full control."

2223: Bradley Allen, Tottenham's under-15s coach, on BBC London: "The senior players eventually came good after the livener they were given by Shamrock Rovers. It was a good confidence booster for Jermain Defoe going into the weekend and for Giovani dos Santos who was possibly Spurs' liveliest player. This experience is priceless for the youngsters playing in front of big crowds alongside senior players."

Full time
FULL-TIME Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers
Jon Smith reports: "The much-maligned Europa League serves up a cracker at the Lane as Spurs go 1-0 down to Irish minnows Shamrock Rovers before fighting back with three second half goals."

Full time
FULL-TIME Stoke 2-1 Besiktas
Tom Rostance reports: "A sign of the times for Stoke as they make seven changes and still beat a very decent Besiktas side. The Turkish side never got to grips with Stoke's threat from set-pieces and the introduction of Jon Walters added the extra zip up front they were lacking."

Full time
FULL-TIME Celtic 1-1 Udinese
Annie McGuire reports: "A tale of two penalties at Celtic Park: but Neil Lennon is livid about the performance of the referee. Overall though probably a fair result."

Full time
FULL-TIME Maribor 1-2 Birmingham
Arindam Rej reports: "Calamity keeper Colin Doyle will be breathing a sigh of relief as his opposite number Jasmin Handanovic handed Birmingham a late winner. Credit to Blues for finishing the game strongly after a testing hour."

Full time
FULL-TIME Odense BK 0-2 Fulham
Alistair Magowan reports: "Andy Johnson gives a timely nudge to boss Martin Jol by scoring twice to help earn Fulham their first win in nine games."

2215: I hope you agree with me when I say tonight's been pretty enjoyable (apart from for Celtic, naturally). Anyway, time for a little reminder of what's happened this evening...

henrywalmsley on Twitter: "Andy Johnson has proved this year in Europe that he has still very much got it, some stunning finishes so far."

A shame for AJ that this isn't the Carling Cup, and he it wasn't a Championship side he scored at home against. People would be demanding he gets an England recall if it was...

From CJ, Stoke fan from Stoke, via text: "I'm stoked."

nedthomasisablu on Twitter: "I think Ryan Shotton deserves a mention for Stoke tonight. He has had an exceptional evening. Best player on the pitch."

2205: Stoke striker Peter Crouch, who scored the equaliser in his side's 2-1 win over Besiktas: "We knew they had a lot of abillity and class players but we worked hard and deserved the result. We were always going to be a threat from set pieces, I reacted quickest and stabbed it in. It was a great team performance."

2204: Europa League update: Money won't always buy you success. PSG go down 2-0 against Athletic Bilbao as the Spanish side now have two wins from two in Group F, as Salzburg defeat Slovan Bratislava 3-0 in the same group. Two last minute goals for PSV in Group C breaks Rapid Bucharest hearts as the Romanians are defeated 3-1. Dynamo Kiev are held 1-1 at Maccabi Tel Aviv, a good result for Stoke, and Sporting Lisbon hold on to beat Lazio 2-1 and go top of Group D.

ChadJohnston94 on Twitter: "What a team Shamrock Rovers are. Many teams in the Premier League should learn a thing or two from their spirit."

2200: The Shamrock Rovers players applaud their fans, who reciprocate in kind. Both of them fully deserve all the credit they get. Remember, this is a part-time side who not only held Tottenham for an hour, they even took the lead.

2158: So, Spurs were given a scare by Shamrock Rovers but that result was never really in doubt was it? Er, yes it was actually. Still, it's been a very good night for British teams. Celtic were held by a late (and not to mention dubious) penalty but Stoke and Birmingham came from behind to triumph and Fulham were convincing winners over Odense.

Full time
2156: FULL-TIME Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers

2156: Almost a late consolation for Shamrock Rovers, who want a penalty when Billy Dennehy goes down in the area. Their fans want one too. Sadly for them, there is nothing doing.

2155: A cracking victory for Stoke, who came back from 1-0 down. I still think thery were a bit lucky with their penalty though...

Full time
2154: FULL-TIME Stoke 2-1 Besiktas

2153: Besiktas have a free-kick on the right of the area, and send everyone but the keeper up for it. The ball is whipped in, but Robert Huth is there to nod clear.

2152: And three minutes of added time at the Lane too. Spurs are looking just a little bit more comfortable than Stoke, though.

2152: There will be three minutes of stoppage time at the Britannia Stadium.

2151: Right Stoke fans, how are you feeling? Is this the right time to remind you that the Potters conceded a last-gasp equaliser right at the end of their last Europa League game against Dynamo Kiev? The 90 minutes are up, and City lead 2-1.

From Paul in Canterbury via text: "Even as a Spurs fan, I can't but help feel sorry for Shamrock Rovers. Good football and phenomenal fans. Kudos!"

2147: And time running out at White Hart Lane too, where Roman Pavlyuchenko is still having pot-shots from distance, and still missing them. The Rovers fans are still making one heck of a din too, despite their side being 3-1 down.

2146: Into the last five minutes at the Britannia, where Stoke boss Tony Pulis is patrolling his touchline looking like a man you would not like to cross. I dare one of his substitutes to refuse to come on (actually, no danger of that, because he has used all three of them already).

Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "The 3 goals by Spurs in 6 minutes are a record equalling feat in the Europa League (since 09-10). Set by Young Boys and Benfica."

krishant on Twitter: "Stoke home record = Formidable."

MrRyanLeister on Twitter: "I'm delighted for the travelling Shamrock Rovers fans to have been able to celebrate going ahead but Spurs more than deserve this win."

2143: Another Tottenham change. Harry Kane is on, replacing Danny Rose. Another Tottenham chance too, with Roman Pavlyuchenko flashing a cross-shot across the face of goal. He thought it was closer than it was, I think.

2141: Tottenham go close to a fourth goal, with Roman Pavlyuchenko just unable to get on the end of Giovani dos Santos cross and Richard Brush tipping it away. At the other end, Billy Dennehy cuts inside from the right and goes for the opposite top corner. His shot flies high and wide but it was a decent enough effort.

Stoke goal: It's been a night of soft penalties (ask Celtic) and this one is no different. Jermaine Pennant's corner is flicked on by Matthew Upson and Peter Crouch goes down very easily as he and Tomas Sivok go for the ball. Still, French referee Antony Gautier points to the spot and Jon Walters makes no mistake, burying his penalty high into the net.

2139: GOALFLASH Stoke 2-1 Besiktas (Jon Walters)


2136: Yep, Rohan Ricketts is on for Rovers. Spurs have made a change too, with Iago Falque replacing Jermain Defoe... who gets a great ovation as he leaves the field. He deserved it for his work for Tottenham's third goal if nothing else.

2135: Into the final 20 minutes at the Britannia, where Rory Delap has just fired over from a tight angle for Stoke. That game is still very much in the balance. Anyone like to pick a winner?

2133: Ex-Tottenham midfielder Rohan Ricketts is warming up for Shamrock Rovers. Time for one last twist in this tale? He will definitely be tweeting about it if there is.

klasing on Twitter: "That is it, they finally run out of luck... Well done to Shamrock Rovers though, plucky performance!"

DaveKirby89 on Twitter: "This is harsh on Shamrock Rovers but the gulf in quality is starting to show. Hopefully this stays respectable!"

2131: Europa League latest: Former Liverpool players seeing red tonight. PSG have an uphill struggle now against Atletico Bilbao, being reduced to 10-men with the dismissal of former midfielder Momo Sissoko and are still 2-0 behind. Sporting have a slender 2-1 advantage over Lazio, but left-back Emiliano Insua has been shown a second yellow. Elsewhere, Standard Liege lead Copenhagen 1-0 and Salzburg are ahead by the same scoreline against Slovan Bratislava.

Tottenham goal: The end of the Shamrock Rovers fairytale? It looks like it. Jermain Defoe is behind their third goal, running at the Rovers defence before feeding Giovani dos Santos to crash home a fierce finish. It could be a case of 'how many' for Spurs now, but then we thought that at the start, didn't we?

Someone has struck the woodwork
2129: More woodwork at the Britannia, with Besiktas going close this time. Ricardo Quaresma's shot takes a huge deflection off Robert Huth, leaving Thomas Sorensen completely wrong-footed, but the ball hits the inside of the post and bounces to safety.

2128: GOALFLASH Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers (Giovani dos Santos)

2126: Stoke are still creating chances from set-pieces, good ones too. Ryan Shawcross rises to meet a corner from the right but he gets underneath the ball about six yards out and sends his header over. He knows he should have done better there.

Tottenham goal: The game changes completely in the space of 78 seconds. This time, Andros Townsend sends over the cross from the left and Jermain Defoe is in the right place to power his header past - or should that be through - Richard Brush. The keeper should do better, but after his first-half heroics, we'll let him off.

2124: GOALFLASH Tottenham 2-1 Shamrock Rovers (Jermain Defoe)

Tottenham goal: Huge sighs of relief around White Hart Lane as Spurs draw level. Giovani dos Santos bends over a cross from the left and Roman Pavyluchenko is all alone to plant his header into the net.

2123: GOALFLASH Tottenham 1-1 Shamrock Rovers (Roman Pavyluchenko)

Someone has struck the woodwork
2121: The Potters's best moment of the second half. Wilson Palacios plays in Jon Walters, who has just come on, and his angled shot is pushed on to the post by Rustu Recber.

2120: A penalty shout for Besiktas, and a let-off for Stoke, when the ball hits Matthew Upson's hand from a corner. Nothing given though, and it is still 1-1.

2119: A surreal atmosphere at White Hart Lane at the moment. Shamrock Rovers are having plenty of possession, with every pass cheered loudly by their fans.

2118: What's happening at the Britannia Stadium? Nothing to compare to that, sadly. Besiktas keeper Rustu Recber has been on the floor again, predictably, but since the theatrics finished, his side have taken a foothold in this game and playing some neat stuff right now.

2116: Picked yourself off the floor yet? Rovers have got about 38 minutes to hang on for what would be one of the biggest shocks in the history of European football.

Shamrock Rovers goal: I'm not making this up, honest. How could you? Gary McCabe's curling free-kick is pushed away by Carlo Cudicini, but Gary Twigg hammers it back goalwards and Stephen Rice is in the right place to stick put a leg and help it into the net. Harry Redknapp's face is a picture, and the Irish side's fans are hanging from the rafters at White Hart Lane.

2113: GOALFLASH Tottenham 0-1 Shamrock Rovers (Stephen Rice)

2112: Shamrock Rovers have a free-kick about 25 yards out, when Gary McCabe is fouled. This could be interesting...

2110: Tottenham are pouring forward already. They have had a bit of a rejig with that substitution - Giovani dos Santos is out on the right now, and Andros Townsend is operating wide on the left, with Danny Rose behind him at left-back.

2108: Rovers have made a couple of changes too. Conor McCormack and Enda Stevens, who is joining Aston Villa in January, are both on.

2107: "We have to keep going and keep believing," says Shamrock Rovers assistant boss Jim Magilton at half-time. Spurs are bringing on Andros Townsend for Aaron Lennon, who has had his 45-minute run-out, and we are back under way.

2106: We are back under way in Stoke. Expect them to continue to put Besiktas keeper Rustu Recber under pressure in the second half. They should do, anyway.

millster1983 on Twitter: "Re 2058. YES THEY CAN!"

Tomst7 on Twitter: "Re 2058. Shamrock Rovers have held on through pure luck so far. It won't last."

ndseifi on Twitter: "Some Besiktas fans who couldn't get tickets are currently watching the game in my dad's pizzeria in Stoke. That's commitment."

2103: Europa League latest: Money bags PSG have a lot of work to do in the second half as they go 2-0 behind against Athletic Bilbao. Sporting Lisbon lead Lazio 2-1 courtesy of goals from Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Emiliano Insua, while Dutch giants PSV are being held 1-1 at Rapid Bucharest. Hannover lead Vorskla Poltava 2-0 and Hapoel Tel Aviv are 1-0 up at Legia Warsaw.

_mark_read_ on Twitter: "Chris can you try and get a message to the spurs dressing room to explain to Dos Santos he's not Messi. Pass the ball!"

I think Richard Brush is the bigger problem for Spurs tonight!

From Ben, via text: "I want to see Rovers win so a newspaper can use the headline 'SHAMSHOCKED!' in the morning!"

2058: Right, who sees Shamrock holding on here? And who sees Spurs smashing about six in after the break? Tweet the commentary via the hashtag #BBCFootball, Tweet me @chrisbevan_bbc or text in via 81111 (UK).

SamuraisShadow on Twitter: "Shamrock Rovers tonight showing that they are not pushovers. Richard Brush looks better than many prem keepers!"

shane_oneill78 on Twitter: "Come on Rovers, loving the determination to not concede..."

Half time
Tottenham 0-0 Shamrock Rovers
Jon Smith's HT snapshot: "Shamrock Rovers are enjoying the luck of the Irish at the Lane so far with Spurs twice hitting the woodwork and keeper Richard Brush pulling off a couple of smart saves. You get the feeling that if the breakthrough comes, there will be more to follow."

Half time
Stoke 1-1 Besiktas
Tom Rostance's HT snapshot: "Stoke will be delighted that the Besiktas defence look totally uncomfortable with their corners and throw-ins and Crouch's goal was a prime example of that. At the other end Ricardo Quaresma looks like he still has all the talent in the world and has given Robert Huth a torrid time down the right."

2052: It is half-time at Stoke, and at White Hart Lane too... where Shamrock Rovers are halfway to what would be a famous draw.

2050: Just as I write that, Stoke should be ahead. Matthew Etherington's low inswinging free-kick from the right is heading in, or heading towards Cameron Jerome, until Mehmet Aurelio sticks out a leg to deflect it to safety.

2048: The chances have dried up a bit at the Britannia, where Matthew Upson has just been booked for a late lunge on Edu. Stoke have got some defending to do from the free-kick too, with Peter Crouch rising to glance it behind.

2046: Guess what? Spurs go close again. Richard Brush hesitates and his clearance from a back-pass is half charged down. The ball is played across to Roman Pavlyuchenko, but his low shot skids inches wide of Brushes' left-hand post.

2044: Another escape for Shamrock Rovers. Giovani dos Santos bends in a corner and Roman Pavlyuchenko's header is cleared off the line.

From Junior Jeff, via text: "Shamrock can definitely get a result tonight, complacency could haunt Spurs."

From Charlie, via text: "Once the first goal goes in I can see the floodgates opening."

Someone has struck the woodwork
2042: It might take something special for Tottenham to break the deadlock here, and they could do with a slice of luck too. They have just hit the woodwork again when Danny Rose's lofted shot from the edge of the area crashed against the bar with Richard Brush beaten, and Seb Bassong's goalbound follow-up was blocked with the keeper still on the floor. Still 0-0, with 10 minutes to go until the break.

2039: I told you there were a few Premier League rejects on display tonight. Ex-Everton midfielder Manuel Fernandes has just brought a diving save from Stoke keeper Thomas Sorensen. That game is still pretty open, though, with Robert Huth shooting into the side netting from a decent position at the other end. It's still 1-1, too.

2036: The only reason Richard Brush is playing tonight is because Shamrock Rovers' usual keeper Ryan Thompson was injured while celebrating his penalty save against Rubin Kazan in the qualifying round. Brush is called into action again here, or at least he should be, when the ball drops to Giovani dos Santos inside the visitors' area... but he shoots over from a tight angle.

2034: Rovers have had a shot now too. Gary McCabe lets fly after looking up about 30 yards out. It swerves away from Carlo Cudicini's goal, though, not towards it.

2032: Tottenham are dominating possession against Shamrock Rovers, but the important statistic for the League of Ireland side is that, after 25 minutes, it is still 0-0. This is going to take a special effort for them to hold out for the full distance, though.

DaveKirby89 on Twitter: "Gio Dos Santos looking lively & impressive for Spurs. Too bad for him that they just have an abundance of midfield talent!"

2030: An interesting tactic from Besiktas keeper Rustu Recber, who is looking for a foul every time the ball comes near him... it might be a wise move because he certainly doesn't seem capable of catching the ball. Anyway, the closest Stoke have come to going ahead is a Cameron Jerome header from Matthew Etherington's cross, which landed on the roof of the net.

2027: Judging from the early exchanges, Besiktas don't like high balls being played into their box. A shame for them they are up against Stoke tonight, really.

2026: It is Richard Brush versus Tottenham right now. Spurs are through again but the Shamrock Rovers keeper is out to close down Roman Pavlyuchenko and, again, push the ball to safety. Brush, an ex-Coventry trainee, is not even their first choice between the sticks.

Someone has struck the woodwork
2023: Tottenham are pushing hard for an opener and, if not for ex-Coventry keeper Richard Brush, they would have one by now. This time, Giovani dos Santos plays in Jermain Defoe but Brush gets enough on his shot to divert it on to the bar. Shamrock Rovers' army of fans can breathe again.

Stoke goal: Not quite so pretty, but Stoke are level within seconds. Rustu Recber flaps at Dean Whitehead's corner and, after a bit of a scramble, Peter Crouch gets enough on the ball to bundle it home. That's his 27th European goal in 51 appearances, which is a ridiculously good record.

2020: GOALFLASH Stoke 1-1 Besiktas (Peter Crouch)

Besiktas goal: It's from their first real attack and it is a goal of real quality from the Turkish side. Ricardo Quaresma slides in Roberto Hilbert who, under pressure from Robert Huth, manages to steer the ball past Thomas Sorensen and into the opposite corner of the net.

2019: GOALFLASH Stoke 0-1 Besiktas (Roberto Hilbert)

2017: Another Giovani dos Santos shot to tell you about, forcing a decent low save from Richard Brush after he lets fly from about 30 yards out.

BBC Radio 5 live commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball at White Hart Lane on Twitter: "Shamrock fans in very good voice at WHL, a bouncing, noisy, happy mass of green and white away to my left."

2015: "You're supposed to be at home," is the latest chant from the Shamrock Rovers fans. Whatever happens to the League of Ireland side tonight, they are not going to go quietly.

Kristian7Ross on Twitter: "Shamrock Rovers to pull off the greatest European upset ever."

2014: Tottenham are already finding alarming gaps behind the Rovers defence, but Giovani dos Santos sees his shot deflected wide. Stoke are on top too, and Rory Delap should do a lot better when he gets on the end of Dean Whitehead's corner... but can only glance his header wide.

2010: Stoke's usual long-throw tactics have been disrupted tonight by Uefa regulations forcing them to widen their pitch (and lengthen it too). That means Rory Delap has a lot less of a run-up but he still manages to hurl his first delivery deep into the danger zone. Besiktas keeper Rustu Recber flaps at it but is helped by the referee awarding a soft free-kick for a foul by Ryan Shawcross.

2008: Tottenham have the first effort of the match, with Giovani dos Santos making space to get a shot away on the edge of the box but firing straight at Richard Brush. The Shamrock fans are still cheering everything, mind.

2007: Europa League latest: Schalke go top of Group J after defeating Maccabi Haifi 3-1 and Twente hammer Wisla 4-1 in Fulham's group. Ryan Donk, former West Brom defender, scores late on to give Club Brugge a 2-1 victory over last season's beaten finalists Braga and Sturm Graz score twice in the last three minutes to overcome a 1-0 deficit against 10-man AEK Athens.

2006: We are under way at the Lane now too. Does anyone fancy Shamrock Rovers tonight then?

2005: It looks pretty lively at the Britannia Stadium too. Besiktas sold all the tickets they were allocated and they have brought a LOT of fans. It's noisy, very noisy, as that one gets started.

NathanWCurrie on Twitter: "How can anybody think that was a penalty for Udinese? Disgraceful decision by the ref! Celtic didn't deserve that."

2003: Quite an atmosphere at White Hart Lane, mainly thanks to the Shamrock fans who have been partying in north London all day. I've got a feeling they are going to keep partying too, whatever happens on the pitch...

MrRyanLeister on Twitter: "Brilliant result for #bcfc tonight, I bet the #bluesineurope who have travelled loved that comeback. Well done #blues."

meganxpoison on Twitter: "Very very soft penalty. Neither team played particularly well but Celtic deserved the 3 points."

1959: Well, I've just seen that Udinese penalty again, and I can see why it was given. Gary Hooper does not make much contact with Neuton, but he doesn't try to get out of his way either. Still a bit harsh, because I think Neuton was looking to go down anyway... but a bit silly by Hooper, especially since he wasn't the last man.

J_DiBiasio on Twitter: "That Andy Johnson goal is another one that won't get nearly the credit it deserves because Rooney didn't score it. Amazing goal."

Percinio on Twitter: "Definite penalty for Udinese. The defender moved to bodycheck the forward with no attempt to play the ball."

1956: Still, two wins and a draw for British teams in the Europa League so far tonight, which isn't bad in my book, especially because both those victories came on the road. Can Tottenham and Stoke add to that success? not long until we find out...

1953: Oops, red cards popping up all over the place there. Sorry. Celtic's players were still protesting about that Udinese penalty at the final whistle, unsurprisingly. I wouldn't mind another look at it but it definitely looked like a dive to me.

1952: FULL-TIME Maribor 1-2 Birmingham

Full time
1951: FULL-TIME Celtic 1-1 Udinese

1951: FULL-TIME Odense 0-2 Fulham

1950: Celtic go close to restoring their lead, with Charlie Mulgrew smashing a free-kick through the Udinese wall but seeing it beaten away by the keeper. In Slovenia, Birmingham are hanging on to their lead with only seconds left in stoppage time.

Red card
Odense red card: He should have walked for nearly breaking Matthew Briggs' but Kalilou Traore is off now. He's just picked up a second yellow for a stamp tackle on Damien Duff. Stupid boy.

Fulham goal: The points are in the bag for Martin Jol's side. A fairly hopeful ball over the top by Brede Hangeland finds Andy Johnson, and he curls into the far corner for his sixth goal of the season. A lovely finish, that.

1947: RED CARD Odense's Kalilou Traore

Udinese goal: A soft penalty this, with Neuton brushing past Gary Hooper, who has his arms in the air, before tumbling to the turf. Turkish referee Bulent Yildirim points to the spot, for Almen Abdi to step up and coolly roll the ball past Lukasz Zaluska, who dived the wrong way. Harsh on Celtic.

1945: GOALFLASH Celtic 1-1 Udinese (Almen Abdi)

1945: GOALFLASH Odense BK 0-2 Fulham (Andrew Johnson)


1943: Chances at both ends in Glasgow. Udinese go close with Almen Abdi's curling shot that flies a whisker wide, before Celtic break swiftly for Ki Sung-Yeung to slam a rising shot just ove the bar.

andycross93 on Twitter: "Have been very impressed with Matthew Briggs. Possibly a potential England replacement for Ashley Cole?"

It surely won't be long until Briggs gets his England chance. At least, it shouldn't be.

1940: Bernard Mendy's turn to do a 'Djemba-Djemba' and shoot from unrealistic distance. His effort flies about 10 miles off target too. Fulham will be delighted if Odense keep shooting from that sort of range.

Birmingham goal: This is a sweet strike by Wade Elliott, who catches the ball nicely from the edge of the box, but it will be filed as a goalkeeper error. Jasmin Handanovic gets a hand to the ball but sees it squirm away from him and inside his right-hand post. The Blues lead, with less than 10 minutes left.

1937: GOALFLASH NK Maribor 1-2 Birmingham (Wade Elliott)

1936: Udinese are starting to up the ante a bit, and I think Celtic fans could be in for a nervy last 10 minutes or so as their side look to protect their lead. At the other end, Georgios Samaras is not exactly looking threatening for the Hoops on the break.

1933: A golden chance for Birmingham forward Wade Elliott in Slovenia. He is unmarked about eight yards out but shoots straight at Maribor keeper Jasmin Handanovic. Incidentally, Jasmin's cousin Samir is in goal for Udinese against Celtic tonight. Very handy, the pair of them.

1931: Eric Djemba-Djemba rolls back the years by galloping on to a pass about 25 yards out... and blazing a wild shot into the stand behind Mark Schwarzer's goal. Matthew Briggs is back on for Fulham by the way...

Stoke v Besiktas line-ups
Sorensen, Upson, Huth, Shawcross, Shotton, Delap, Whitehead, Palacios, Etherington, Crouch, Jerome. Subs: Nash, Whelan, Wilson, Pennant, Walters, Wilkinson, Arismendi.
Besiktas: Recber, Koybasi, Sivok, Korkmaz, Fernandes, Quaresma, Hilbert, Aurelio, Uysal, Sabrosa, De Oliveira. Subs: Gonen, Kavlak, Pektemek, Dag, Holosko, Sidnei, Ernst.
Referee: Antony Gautier (France)

Tottenham v Shamrock Rovers line-ups
Cudicini, Walker, Corluka, Bassong, Rose, Lennon, Carroll, Livermore, Giovani, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko. Subs: Gomes, Bale, Kaboul, Modric, Falque, Townsend, Kane.
Shamrock Rovers: Brush, Sullivan, Sives, Murray, Rice, O'Donnell, Paterson, Dennehy, Finn, McCabe, Twigg. Subs: Thompson, Stevens, Sheppard, Kilduff, Turner, McCormack, Ricketts.
Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (Lithuania)

1927: A shocking tackle by Kalilou Traore, this. The Odense man is very lucky not to get shown a straight red after going straight through Fulham's Matthew Briggs with two feet and studs raised. Traore gets a yellow but most days he would have walked for that. Briggs, meanwhile, is limping off, and I'm not sure if he can continue.

1926: Plenty of Premier League rejects on display tonight, and their brothers too. Peter Utaka, brother of former Portsmouth frontman John is on for Odense.

1925: Only one of those changes is now being made by Birmingham. Nikola Zigic, who we have not seen much of since he scored in the Carling Cup final, is on for Marlon King.

Birmingham goal: The Blues were poised to bring on two more strikers, when they level in Slovenia. It's a beauty too, with Marlon King's reverse pass freeing Chris Burke. He takes one touch before netting with an angled strike from just inside the box.

1923: GOALFLASH NK Maribor 1-1 Birmingham (Chris Burke)

1920: An offside flag comes to Celtic's rescue too. This is definitely the correct decision, though. Udinese think they have equalised when Medhi Benatia sweeps home after a clever dinked free-kick, but he is well offside.

1919: Birmingham keeper Colin Doyle is a bit lucky here, coming out to punch a Maribor free-kick but, just like with the Slovenian side's goal, missing the ball completely. Fortunately for Doyle, the linesman has flagged for offside.

1918: Fulham's first attack for a while. Damien Duff does well to cut inside on the edge of the area but his shot is heavily deflected and all the sting is taken out of it before it reaches Odense keeper Stefan Wessels.

Adam_Clatworthy on Twitter: "Why isn't Redknapp resting Kyle Walker along with the other first team players? If anyone needs a break it's a pacy full-back."

iamthatjack on Twitter: "Good to see Fulham playing well and scoring away from home... I hope this crosses over to the Premier League soon!"

1915: What's going on in Denmark? Heavy pressure from Odense, that's what. Fulham are defending resolutely, though, and looking to break quickly. This game is nicely poised. Still 1-0 to the Cottagers.

Jon Smith reports: "Spurs boss Harry Redknapp names a surprisingly strong side with Aaron Lennon, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Jermain Defoe and Giovani dos Santos starting in an attacking line-up while the shock omission is Shamrock Rovers' Rohan Ricketts, who starts on the bench against his former club."

Tom Rostance reports: "Cameron Jerome - who scored a Europa League goal in Kiev last time out - is drafted in to partner Peter Crouch in attack for Stoke who also hand starts to Ryan Shotton and Robert Huth. There is no Guti in the squad for Besiktas but perennial Liverpool target of years gone by Simao is in the side."

Tom Rostance reports: "Stoke boss Tony Pulis may have performed miracles to guide the Potters into the top 10 of the Premier League but he has been quick to play down his side's chances of a strong European run. "This is a whole new experience for this club," he said. "So we need to enjoy it more than anything. Nobody is expecting us to do well in this competition." Few across Europe will fancy the trip to the Britannia though..."

1910: Celtic look to start the second half the same way they did the first... and they almost manage it. Charlie Mulgrew's free-kick is curling into the top corner until Samir Handanovic gets across to claw the ball to safety. The Hoops still lead 1-0.

Jon Smith reports: "Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp expects to beat Shamrock Rovers but has warned his players they must earn the victory, saying: "It's a game we're entitled to win, but they will rise to the big occasion." Rovers boss Michael O'Neill knows he won't be facing Spurs' strongest line-up but insists they'll still be formidable. "I think we will face a top class side regardless of what the personnel is and we'll have to deal with it," he said."

1909: Birmingham are under a bit of pressure in Slovenia, with Colin Doyle doing brilliantly to tip over a screamer from Ales Mertelj. The Blues keeper definitely got a touch on his shot, but the referee awards a goal-kick.

1908: Odense's turn to attack, with Bashkim Kadrii forcing Mark Schwarzer into another save after a spot of pinball in the Fulham box.

Peter Crouch, Matthew Upson and Wilson Palacios all start in a strong Stoke line-up against Besiktas. Thomas Sorensen comes in in goal ahead of Asmir Begovic."

1906: Fulham begin the second period brightly, with Pajtim Kassami sending an angled drive a fraction wide from a short corner. A bit of breathing space would be handy against this dangerous Odense side.

1903: A change for Celtic at the break, with Mark Wilson on for Joe Ledley. Udinese have made two substitutions, which might mean they are more attacking in the second half. They have just got the second half started at Celtic Park and in Slovenia too.

DavePayn on Twitter: "Actually, I fancy Birmingham to 'enhance' their double of last season by winning the Europa League AND being relegated."

1901: Fulham are back under way in Denmark...

1859: I've just had another look at the defensive debacle that led to Birmingham conceding and I think Jonathan Spector deserves equal blame for the Maribor goal. He put Colin Doyle under pressure with a needless and very weak bouncing backpass which was what goalkeeper's nightmares are made of. Doyle's air-kick was tragi-comedy gold though.

1857: Europa League latest: Former Arsenal midfielder Nacer Barazite, who has been in top form this season for Austria Vienna, gives his side the lead at Malmo. Jozy Altidore, once of Hull, has put AZ Alkmaar 1-0 up at Metalist Kharkov and Anderlecht have beaten Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 to maintain their 100% record in group L.

Aaron Lennon, Danny Rose, Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko all start for Tottenham against Shamrock Rovers.

Tottenham fan gilesjoiner on Twitter: "It will be good to see Aaron Lennon coming back tonight for us 2nite we need him fit for Sunday."

BBC Radio 5 live commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball at White Hart Lane on Twitter: "Balmy evening at the Lane for Spurs vs Shamrock Rovers - if Shamrock win they get more money than for winning League of Ireland."

Jon Smith reports: "The Europa League is not high among Harry Redknapp's priorities and the Spurs' boss is expected to rest the bulk of his first team ahead of the North London derby at the weekend. Shamrock play their first competitive game in England since losing 3-2 to Manchester United's Busby Babes in 1957 and are expected to feature ex-Spurs midfielder Rohan Ricketts."

Tom Rostance reports: "Tony Pulis has overseen a fine start to the season, with the Potters only losing one of their opening 10 games in all competitions, but Besiktas will be a real threat. The Turkish side hammered Maccabi Tel-Aviv 5-1 on matchday one and with the likes of former Real Madrid playboy Guti and Portuguese wingers Simao and Ricardo Quaresma in the squad they ooze continental experience"

1852: Two other English teams in action tonight, of course. Tottenham versus Shamrock Rovers and Stoke against Besiktas.

From Simon in Plymouth, via text: "I still think Birmingham will win the Europa!"

Half time
Celtic 1-0 Udinese
Annie McGuire's HT snapshot: "It's been a satisfying first half for Celtic. after their early goal they've neutralised an inexperienced Udinese side who have failed to threaten the Celtic goal and, so far, Neil Lennon has been vindicated in making significant changes to his side."

Half time
Odense 0-1 Fulham
Alistair Magowan's HT snapshot:
"Quite an entertaining game in Odense, but Fulham are value for their lead based on the chances they have had. Andy Johnson is looking sharp."

Half time
Maribor 1-0 Birmingham
Arindam Rej's HT snapshot: "Shocking stuff from Jonathan Spector and especially Colin Doyle. Birmingham were looking good until that moment of madness - but not now."

1847: The half-time whistle goes at Celtic Park, the Ljudski vrt Stadium and TRE-FOR Park.

Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Ki Sung-Yueng's 3rd minute penalty for Celtic equals the record fastest penalty goal in the Europa League held by Luis Suarez, who scored for Ajax vs D. Zagreb in 09."

highfiveandy on Twitter: "Despite the goalkeeping error, I still think Birmingham will get a point out of this match!!"

1843: So, two out of the three British teams currently in action are winning as we approach half-time. It almost gets even better for Fulham too, with Pajtim Kasami racing clear down the right. He could go for goal himself or try to pick out Andrew Johnson in the middle. He tries the latter but slices his cross horribly wide.

1840: A big let-off for Fulham when Djiby Fall skies an easy chance from right in front of goal. In Slovenia, Chris Burke stings the palms of Maribor keeper Jasmin Handanovic with a fizzing strike from 20 yards.

1838: Celtic haven't done much attacking recently but James Forrest is coming into the game more down the right flank and has fired over a couple of dangerous crosses. The Hoops still lead 1-0.

Fulham goal: Great work by Andrew Johnson, who cuts in from the right before lashing in a low shot which finds its way past Odense keeper Stefan Wessels. Not great defending or goalkeeping but Fulham won't care. That's Johnson's fifth goal of the season in this competition, including qualifiers obviously.

1836: GOALFLASH Odense BK 0-1 Fulham (Andrew Johnson)

1835: The chances keep coming at TRE-FOR Park, and Eric Djemba-Djemba is everywhere for Odense tonight. This time he is on the back post to hack Clint Dempsey's bouncing header off the line.

Maribor goal: Oh dear. This is a total shocker by Blues keeper Colin Doyle, who takes a wild swipe at Jonathan Spector's backpass... and misses it completely. Dalibor Volas, chasing the ball down, cannot believe his luck, and strokes the ball into an empty net. It wasn't the greatest back-pass in the world, but Doyle made a right old mess of it.

1829: GOALFLASH NK Maribor 1-0 Birmingham (Dalibor Volas)

1828: Good work by Fulham frontman Andrew Johnson on the right produces a good chance for Clint Dempsey at the near post. Dempsey turns into space and gets away his shot, but Tore Reginiussen, who is on the floor, does brilliantly to block. Still goalless in Denmark.

1826: A half-chance for Birmingham too. Keith Fahey fires the ball goalwards from the edge of the area after the Maribor keeper punches a Chris Burke cross straight to him. It flies over. Quite a long way over actually.

1825: Any news on Udinese? Yep, they have had a couple of long-range shots from Christian Battocchio and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu. Both easily saved by Lukasz Zaluska.

1822: A few other former Premier League players in this Odense team too, and they look pretty handy. Bernard Mendy, formerly of Bolton and Hull, and Andreas Johansson, once of Wigan too. Johansson makes the home side's latest chance when he has time to pick out Djiby Fall with his cross from the right, and Fall swivels acrobatically near the penalty spot to fire a spectacular volley about an inch or two wide. That would have been pretty special if it had gone in.

1818: Another Maribor chance. They are getting closer too. Marcos plays the ball in for Goran Cvijanovic, but his header from point-blank range is pushed around a post by Birmingham keeper Colin Doyle.

1815: Looks like Maribor are keen to get an early goal as well. Their best effort of the night sees Marcos beat Steven Caldwell to a long ball but he sees his shot fly wide.

1813: A cracking move from Odense, ends with a top-drawer save by Mark Schwarzer. A deep cross from the right is knocked back across goal for Djiby Fall, who sends his shot towards the bottom corner. It is going in, too, until Schwarzer dives at full length to scoop it to safety. Outstanding.

1812: Not much of a response from Udinese yet at Celtic Park. Lots of tackles flying around in the middle of the pitch, but no further chances for either team.

1811: Maybe Odense's Eric Djemba-Djemba has a point to prove tonight. You know, to show English fans he isn't a complete waste of space? Anyway, the former Man Utd and Aston Villa midfielder has just had a useful shot from the edge of the area which flew inches wide of Mark Schwarzer's right-hand post. A real rasper, that one.

1809: A decent atmosphere in the Odense stadium and after a couple of early half-chances for Fulham too. Pajtim Kasami has a close-range shot well saved by Stefan Wessels from Andy Johnson's cross. Clint Dempsey then goes close with another chance soon after. Fulham on top.

1806: Maribor are on top in the early stages against Birmingham, but the closest they have come so far is a Goran Cvijanovic free-kick that did not trouble Blues keeper Colin Doyle. At the other end, Marlon King has just headed straight at the NK keeper.

1805: Not half as much drama elsewhere, although Clint Dempsey has had a pop for Fulham. It rolled well wide in the end.

Celtic goal: A flying start for Celtic, with Joel Ekstrand hauling Gary Hooper down inside the area after the former Scunthorpe striker had gone round him. The referee doesn't give the foul, but his linesman does. Ki Sung-Yeung steps up to slam the resulting penalty into the top corner.

1803: GOALFLASH Celtic 1-0 Udinese (Ki Sung-Yeung)


1800: And we're off. Celtic, Odense and Maribor get us under way.

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1758: It's Europa League anthem time, which means kick-off is only moments away. Looks like a lovely autumn's evening in Glasgow, by the way.

From anon, via text: "Fulham to go one better than last time. You heard it here first."

From Billy Bunter in Edinburgh, via text: "Re 1734. I fancy a win for all British sides tonight! How about that for a non sulky start!"

From Michael, via text: "Brum to win a cup and go down? Again? Stranger things have happened... "

1752: Right then. The start of our early games is fast approaching. The good news is that you can listen to live commentary of Odense BK-Fulham right here, courtesy of BBC London. Just give this page a manual refresh. Sorted.

Alistair Magowan reports:
"Fulham boss Martin Jol says he is not worried by his team's results this season. "I think we will turn a corner somewhere," he said. "A draw is not a defeat. If we had four or five defeats it would have been a disaster." They will come up against Odense, who have lost their last three games and boss Henrik Clausen said: "Play without being the favourite could be a bonus."

Alistair Magowan reports:
"Andy Johnson starts up front as Fulham makes six changes to the team which drew with West Brom on the weekend. Bobby Zamora and Moussa Dembele are ill. John Arne Riise, Chris Baird and Steve Sidwell are among those that drop to the bench. Odense skipper Anders Moller Christensen has shaken off concussion and Eric Djemba-Djemba starts in midfield."

vincent737 on Twitter: "I'm hoping a Fulham win will also kick start our league form!"

DFDeakin88 on Twitter: "Come on Blues, this is winnable."

Arindam Rej reports: For Birmingham, their defence is re-shuffled with injuries to captain Stephen Carr and Curtis Davies. We expect a back four of Jonathan Spector, Steven Caldwell, Pablo Ibanez and Liam Ridgewell, who is named stand-in skipper. Marlon King's up front alone as Nikola Zigic, tipped to start, is on the bench. Maribor's Croatian midfielder Dejan Mezga was a doubt but he is in the Slovenian side's starting XI and is a nifty passer.

Arindam Rej reports: The Europa League is perceived by some as a sideshow for Birmingham, away from the main business of the league. Striker Marlon King is doing his best to quash that theory though. "European games are bigger and it gives everyone a chance to put things back on track," he argues. "These games are special. When the chance to play in Europe was put to me, I didn't have to think twice."

Annie McGuire reports: "Lukasz Zaluska replaces Fraser Forster in goals for Celtic: the Pole's first appearance since Forster was signed in mid-August. There is a first start for Mohamed Bangura who is preferred up front alongside Gary Hooper, while Victor Wanyama makes his first appearance in over a month to replace Glenn Loovens. Charlie Mulgrew returns from suspension to fill in for cup-tied Badr El Kaddouri."

1743: Europa League latest: A couple of early kick-offs this evening with a bit of a South American flavour. In Group A, Paraguayan striker Nelson Valdez scored Rubin Kazan's s first as they came from behind to lead 2-1 against PAOK and in Group L, Argentine forward Matias Suarez has put Anderlecht 1-0 up at Lokomotiv Moscow.

1742: Will be interesting to see Eric Djemba-Djemba again tonight. So bad, they named him twice...

Odense BK v Fulham line-ups
Odense BK:
Wessels, Ruud, Christensen, Reginiussen, Mendy, Andreasen, Johansson, Traore, Djemba-Djemba, Kadrii, Djiby Fall. Subs: Toppel, Utaka, Skoubo, Chris Sorensen, Gislason, Larsen, Hoegh.
Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, Briggs, Kasami, Murphy, Duff, Etuhu, Dempsey, Johnson. Subs: Etheridge, Riise, Sidwell, Baird, Orlando Sa, Frei, Grygera.
Referee: Maksim Layushkin (Russia)

Maribor v Birmingham line-ups
Handanovic, Milec, Potokar, Arghus, Viler, Mezga, Lesjak, Mertelj, Cvijanovic, Tavares, Volas. Subs: Pridigar, Crnic, Filipovic, Mejac, Ibraimi, Velikonja, Beric.
Birmingham: Doyle, Spector, Ibanez, Caldwell, Ridgewell, Burke, Fahey, Gomis, Beausejour, Elliott, King. Subs: Myhill, Murphy, N'Daw, Rooney, Zigic, Redmond, Wood.
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)

Celtic v Udinese line-ups Celtic:
Zaluska, Matthews, Majstorovic, Mulgrew, Ledley, Ki, Wanyama, Kayal, Forrest, Hooper, Bangura. Subs: Forster, Samaras, Stokes, Mark Wilson, McCourt, Loovens, Filip Twardzik.
Udinese: Handanovic, Danilo, Basta, Neuton, Battocchio, Ekstrand, Agyemang-Badu, Abdi, Doubai, Fabbrini, Pereyra. Subs: Padelli, Isla, Benatia, Asamoah, Armero, Marsura, Pinzi.
Referee: Bulent Yildirim (Turkey)

ec265 on Twitter: "I'm backing Spurs and Fulham to win."

From anon, via text: "Birmingham to win the Europa League. You heard it here first!"

Alistair Magowan reports:
"This will be Fulham's 10th Europa League fixture this and the qualifying stages have represented their only victories this season. The good news is they have not lost in normal time in their last five games, but a lack of goals is not helped by Bobby Zamora's omission. Odense won their first Europa League group game at Wisla Krakow and could feature Manchester United flop Eric Djemba-Djemba."

Arindam Rej reports: "Maribor's ground is called the People's Garden and Birmingham will want to make their opponents feel like gnomes. With giant Nikola Zigic back to fitness, they might just do that. Sunny Maribor, a European Capital of Culture in 2012, hosts a neat side that tops Slovenia's league. They knocked Rangers out of this competition and are unbeaten in six European home games. Maribor can be dodgy against set-pieces though."

Annie McGuire reports: "Udinese visit Parkhead for Celtic's first home tie of the group stages - but it is unclear just how seriously the Italians are taking this match. They've left star striker Antonio Di Natale out of group travelling to Glasgow, and may start without a recognised striker. Despite that Neil Lennon is warning Celtic against losing an early goal as they did against Atletico Madrid in their 2-0 away loss on matchday one."

1734: No sulking tonight please, especially you lot. I need you to get involved, and I won't keep asking you to warm-up either. Tweet the commentary via the hashtag #BBCFootball, Tweet me @chrisbevan_bbc or text in via 81111 (UK).

1730: Here's what's happening then. Three 1800 BST kick-offs, two more at 2000 BST. In short, a full evening's entertainment, no?
Celtic v Udinese (Group I, 1800 BST)
NK Maribor v Birmingham (Group H, 1800 BST)
Odense BK v Fulham (Group K, 1800 BST)
Stoke v Besiktas (Group E, 2005 BST)
Tottenham v Shamrock Rovers (Group A, 2005 BST)

1726: Yep, even if Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is going to give his reserves another run-out against Shamrock Rovers, you'd still expect them to beat the Irish part-timers at White Hart Lane. It might not be so easy for everyone else though...

1720 BST: After an extremely disappointing and ever so slightly surreal week in the Champions League (Arsenal excepted of course), I think we can agree British football is in need of a boost. Will we get one tonight? None of our five teams in the Europa League have got a win so far - but I am confident that is going to change in the next few hours...

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Europa League results

29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

  • AEK Athens1-2SK Sturm Graz
  • AEK Larnaca1-1Steaua Bucharest
  • Athletic Bilbao2-0Paris SG
  • Braga1-2Club Bruges
  • Celtic1-1UdineseFT
  • FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-1AZ Alkmaar
  • FC Twente4-1Wisla Krakow
  • FC Vaslui2-2FC Zurich
  • Legia Warsaw3-2Hapoel Tel-Aviv
  • Lokomotiv Moscow0-2Anderlecht
  • Macc Tel-Aviv1-1Dynamo Kiev
  • Malmo1-2Aust. Vienna
  • NK Maribor1-2BirminghamFT
  • Odense BK0-2FulhamFT
  • Rapid Bucharest1-3PSV Eindhoven
  • SV Salzburg3-0Slovan Bratislava
  • Rennes1-1Atletico Madrid
  • Rubin Kazan2-2PAOK Salonika
  • Schalke 043-1Maccabi Haifa
  • Sporting2-1Lazio
  • Standard Liege3-0FC Copenhagen
  • Stoke2-1BesiktasFT
  • Tottenham3-1Shamrock RoversFT
  • Vorskla Poltava1-2Hannover 96

Europa Group A table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rubin Kazan 2 3 4
2 Tottenham 2 2 4
3 PAOK Salonika 2 0 2
4 Shamrock Rovers 2 -5 0

Europa Group B table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Standard Liege 2 3 4
2 Hannover 96 2 1 4
3 FC Copenhagen 2 -2 3
4 Vorskla Poltava 2 -2 0

Europa Group C table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 PSV Eindhoven 2 3 6
2 Legia Warsaw 2 0 3
3 Rapid Bucharest 2 -1 3
4 Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2 -2 0

Europa Group D table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Sporting 2 3 6
2 FC Vaslui 2 0 2
3 Lazio 2 -1 1
4 FC Zurich 2 -2 1

Europa Group E table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Stoke 2 1 4
2 Besiktas 2 3 3
3 Dynamo Kiev 2 0 2
4 Macc Tel-Aviv 2 -4 1

Europa Group F table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Athletic Bilbao 2 3 6
2 SV Salzburg 2 1 3
3 Paris SG 2 0 3
4 Slovan Bratislava 2 -4 0

Europa Group G table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 AZ Alkmaar 2 3 4
2 FC Metalist Kharkiv 2 1 4
3 Aust. Vienna 2 0 3
4 Malmo 2 -4 0

Europa Group H table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Club Bruges 2 3 6
2 Braga 2 1 3
3 Birmingham 2 -1 3
4 NK Maribor 2 -3 0

Europa Group I table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 2 2 4
2 Udinese 2 1 4
3 Rennes 2 -1 1
4 Celtic 2 -2 1

Europa Group J table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Schalke 04 2 2 4
2 Maccabi Haifa 2 -1 3
3 Steaua Bucharest 2 0 2
4 AEK Larnaca 2 -1 1

Europa Group K table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 FC Twente 2 3 4
2 Fulham 2 2 4
3 Odense BK 2 -1 3
4 Wisla Krakow 2 -4 0

Europa Group L table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Anderlecht 2 5 6
2 SK Sturm Graz 2 1 4
3 Lokomotiv Moscow 2 -2 1
4 AEK Athens 2 -4 0

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