British Sides Flying in the Europa League

By Ethan Moss-Wills

DESPITE suffering a controversial defeat to Toulouse Liverpool still top their group and are strongly placed to make the knock-out stages of the Europa Leauge.

Quansah’s 99th minute equaliser was disallowed for handball by Alexis Macallister.

Despite the loss Liverpool remain top of Group E and are set for qualification for the next round of Europe’s secondary competition.

Current Europa Conference League Champions, West Ham got their revenge over Olympiacos ,

A second half winner by Lucas Paqueta sent the London stadium into raptures. The win over the Greek side sent the Hammers top of group A as David Moyes looks to replicate the success of the last two seasons in European competition.

With games against Serbian side Backa Topola(A) and 2nd place Freiburg(H) to go, the Irons will fancy their chances of another long European campaign. The Hammers only need one point to qualify out the group.

Meanwhile, newcomers to European competition, Brighton and Hove Albion will be over the moon with their maiden European campaign thus far.

Back to back 2-0 wins against European royalty Ajax put the Seagulls in second place in group B.

Manager Roberto De Zerbi will be hoping his side have enough to get the one point needed to navigate the so-called group of death, although tricky fixtures against AEK Athens(A) and an unbeaten Marseille(H) remaining.

Rangers are no strangers to the later stages of the Europa League, after losing the 2022 final to Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.

A 2-1 home win over Sparta Prague last night put the Gers fate in their own hands as they find themselves second in group C.

A home tie against Cypriotic side Aris Limassol should be enough to qualify the Scottish side as even a draw would be enough. If not they will have to try their luck away at group leaders Real Betis.