Everton edge opening Europa League tie

Everton were made to work hard before finally landing a 1-0 victory at long odds-on against Ruzomberok in their Europa League third qualifying round first-leg tie at Goodison Park.

Leighton Baines scored the only goal, via a deflection, as the Toffees, who started with the returning Wayne Rooney in the central striking position of a 4-3-3 formation, edged out the Slovakian minnows.

Aberdeen grabbed a 2-1 home win against ten-man Apollon Limassol. Ryan Christie and Graeme Shinnie were on target for the Scottish side.

Match in Focus

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Mgladbach v Hamburg

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Hamburg have lost five of their last six away games.
Expert verdict
Hamburg have collected just four points on their travels this season (three of them against tailed of basement boys Cologne) and are unlikely to trouble Borussia Moenchengladbach at Borussia Park. Gladbach are on a three-game winless run but are still in the thick of the battle for a top four finish.

 

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