Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:45:04 GMT
Good morrow one and all and welcome to
the real football factories another fascinating night of Europa League behaviour. I’m afraid, though, that our opening task must be to deal with some housekeeping, so please bear with me.
This season, there is no
round of last 32. Rather, the eight group winners proceed to the round of last 16, while the eight runners-up meet one of the eight third-placed Champions League rejects in a two-legged playoff, the winners of each to move on. I don’t suppose it’s very fair, but then it wasn’t already, and this should give us greater DRAMA, NARRATIVE and MONEYMONEYMONEYMONEYMONEYMONEY, so here we are.
Source link for full text: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2021/nov/25/west-ham-celtic-leicester-rangers-europa-league-live