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


Sociedad v Levante

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Levante have won one of their last 14 fixtures
Expert verdict
Sociedad started the weekend as the fourth-highest scorers in La Liga and their attacking prowess can give them the advantage against fellow strugglers Levante. The free-scoring Basques were 5-0 victors at home to Deportivo in their last home league game and can produce another big performance to avoid any chat about a relegation scrap.



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