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Mike Henson

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  1. Post update

    That's us done for the evening. But we will be back on Saturday with coverage of a Premier League programme that includes Steve Bruce and Alan Pardew squaring up to each other when Newcastle face Hull and Liverpool travelling to West Ham in the late game.

    Sunday's top-flight fixture list is a peach.

    Leicester v Manchester United, Tottenham v West Brom, Everton v Crystal Palace and Manchester City v Chelsea.

    See you there.

  2. Post update

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has described an anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans at tonight's match as "very disrespectful and unacceptable".

    UEFA is investigating the issue pointed out to them by Tottenham officials with a delegate from the governing body taking photographic evidence after the match.

  3. Manager reaction

    Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez speaking to ITV Sport: "We have been speaking about the return of European nights and it was phenomenal to see the fans supporting the team. To finish with that performance and scoreline was fantastic.

    "Wolfsburg are full of energy and will press you high up and we were magnificent engaging with that, playing through it and finding the gaps. It was an open game with two teams who wanted to get on the ball and use their attacking players.

    "We have worked hard for 12 months to earn the right to play in the Europa League. The more competitions the better, because we have 25 professionals who can play and six and seven youngsters who are ready to help out the first team."

  4. Post update

    Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

    Everton will load up the van and head out to Krasnodar and Lille for the next two matches in the Europa League on 2 and 23 October respectively.

    The next European night at Goodison is the return against Lille on 6 November.

  5. Player reaction

    Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

    Leighton Baines

    Leighton Baines, speaking to ITV Sport: We are made up with that. To score four gaols like that is great. Myself and Seamus Coleman have licence to get forward when people fill in behind us from midfield.

    Sometimes we both go, at other times one of us stays. We are getting that balance right.

    "We are excited to be in this competition. We are looking forward to these nights, travelling around Europe. We want to get out of this group and go a long way in this group."

  6. Post update

    Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

    Match stats

    Villa-like efficiency from Everton. Seven shots on target, four goals and a busy night for Tim Howard.

  7. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Evan Chrisp: Best I've seen Everton play so far this season, great game and the result brings great confidence for the rest of the campaign.

    Rob Burroughs: Eto'o could have had two assists tonight - plus his nutmeg! May not play every game, but will be immense impact player for Everton.

  8. Elsewhere in Europe

    Dries Mertens scored a second of the night as Napoli cruised to a 3-1 win over Sparta Prague despite falling behind early on against the Czechs.

    Steau Bucharest had a thumping 6-0 win over AaB Aalborg, PAOK Salonika beat Dinamo Minsk 6-1 and Young Boys had a 5-0 victory against Slovan Bratislava.

    Sevilla did not add to their lead after moving 2-0 ahead against Feyenoord after half an hour, while Federico Bernardeschi scored a third for Fiorentina as the Italians beat Guingamp 3-0.

    In Everton's group, Lille fought back to draw 1-1 with Krasnodar.


    Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg

  10. GOAL

    Everton 4-1 Wolfsburg - Ricardo Rodriguez

    Tim Howard is undeservedly beaten, but Wolfsburg and Ricardo Rodriguez have the goal that both have earned for their performance.

    The full-back curls a peach of a free-kick over the wall and the ball dings in off the inside of the near post to find the net.

    No celebration, which is a shame as it is a beauty.

  11. Post update

    Everton 4-0 Wolfsburg

    Great tackle! James McCarthy comes flying across to make a superb last-ditch challenge on Aaron Hunt, just as the German was poised to pull the trigger.


    Everton 4-0 Wolfsburg

    Leon Osman comes on to replace Seamus Coleman who looks like he has an egg coming up after that clash of heads with Ivica Olic.


    Four minutes of time added on.

  14. GOAL

    Everton 4-0 Wolfsburg - Kevin Mirallas

    Kevin Mirallas decorates a curious game with another Everton goal.

    The Belgian was sprung in behind by Samuel Eto'o's clever nutmeg pass through Naldo's legs and finished coolly inside Diego Benaglio's near post.

  15. Ouch!

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Ivica Olic looks like a man whose skull is stronger than a vinegar-soaked conker.

    It certainly seems that way with Seamus Coleman having to take a seat for a moment after a clash of heads with the Croatia international.

  16. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aled Northcott: Is it just me or does this scoreline completely flatter Everton tonight?

    John Pierce: We been battered in the 2nd half. Work to do defensively for Everton.

  17. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Every Everton fan in the ground was willing that one in. Darron Gibson, surging forward, drills a shot straight into the midriff of goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

    James McCarthy fires over the top shortly after from 18 yards. Everton's defence are getting a much needed breather after being pulled here and there in this second half.

  18. Text us on 81111

    Gareth, from Exeter via text: How many 3-0 wins do you get where the keeper is a genuine shout for man of the match?

    Clarky, from Edinburgh via text: So glad to see Naismith getting some great comments tonight. As a Scotland fan I have followed him since he was a lad at Kilmarnock, his work ethic is second to none and he has improved with every game in the Premier League.


    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Steven Naismith comes off after another full-blooded, sweat-drenched performance. Darron Gibson, making his first appearance since a serious knee injury, is on in his place.

  20. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Nicklas Bendtner gets up well, makes solid contact with his header, but can only guide his effort straight into the gloves of Tim Howard.

    Wolfsburg are still battering Everton, everywhere except on the scoreboard.

  21. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Tim Howard in goal for Everton

    Ivica Olic gets to the ball before Phil Jagielka, skirts round Tim Howard, but the angle beats him in the end with his shot ending in the side netting with a sliver of goal to aim at.


    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    A change for the visitors as Luis Gustavo makes way for Josuha Guilavogui.

  23. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matt Fox: Looks like only the teams from Merseyside will pick up wins in Europe this week.

    Sam Willson: Tim Howard has been in inspired form tonight!

    Si's insight: Breathtaking control and vision from Eto'o for Everton v Wolfsburg. He's still got it.

  24. Elsewhere in Europe

    It was all going so well for Danish side AaB Aalborg who were holding Steaua Bucharest after 50 minutes but after having goalkeeper Nicolai Larsen sent off, the wheels have come off and they are now 6-0 down.

    Fiorentina are now 2-0 up against Guingamp thanks to Juan Cuadrado and in the other match in Everton's group, Lille pulled it back to 1-1 against Krasnodar.

  25. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Wolfsburg's Kevin de Bruyne shoots at goal

    Tim Howard will have earned his post-match chips and beans.

    The Everton goalkeeper stretches full-length to keep out a trundling Kevin de Bruyne shot that came through a thicket of legs and threatened to sneak into the far corner.

  26. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Samuel Eto'o's first meaningful contribution is to get his backside into play, bumping off his marker around halfway, spinning and pinging a fine ball up to Steven Naismith.

    With Wolfsburg stretched, Everton work the ball across to Aidan McGeady, but the Irishman's effort, aimed at the top corner, clears the bar.

  27. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Match of the Day pundit and former Everton defender Phil Neville: "John Stones is growing into a very good player - got a great temperament which is vital at this level."


    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Samuel Eto'o is off the bench and into the fray. Romelu Lukaku comes off to a big ovation.

  29. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    And now Naldo curls a cute free-kick just wide of Tim Howard's near post with the Everton goalkeeper rooted to the spot.

    Wolfsburg are still going at it hammer and tongs, but the clock and scoreboard are both against them.

  30. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Maximilan Arnold can strike a ball. The Wolfsburg man leathers another shot goalwards and, fortunately for Everton, it is straight at Tim Howard, the ball rebounding to safety off the American's shoulder.

  31. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Phil Jagielka's sloppy backpass beats Tim Howard to the byeline, giving away another corner. The England international makes up for it soon after, nicking the ball off Ivica Olica's bootlaces.

  32. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Nicklas Bendtner

    Nicklas Bendtner's first touch is to lay the ball back to Maximilian Arnold on the edge of the box and the Wolfsburg midfielder gets a hold of his shot. John Stones bravely blocks at the expense of a corner.

    The Germans have been the better side since Everton's third goal. They have had 18 shots to Everton's seven so far.

  33. Elsewhere in Europe

    Micah Richards

    They have played for 56 minutes in Florence and on-loan Manchester City defender Micah Richards has been brought on for his Fiorentina debut, replacing former City team-mate Stefan Savic. The Italians still lead 1-0 against Guingamp.


    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Nicklas Bendtner alert!

    The former Arsenal man, sporting a rather smooth slick-back hairdo, is coming on in place of Daniel Caliguri.

    The Everton fans seem caught between jeers and ironic cheers.

  35. Text us on 81111

    Niall, from Craigavon via text: (re Andrew from Richill, 21:04) Yes, Coleman is a great and talented right-back that could grace the position of many a great team Barcelona included. But why would anyone wish him elsewhere when he is already integrated at a great and upwardly mobile progressing team? Is it footballing talent you are discussing or the merits of teams with bucketloads of money?

  36. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton have come off the boil since Leighton Baines blasted home their third. Roberto Martinez is up out of the dug-out to focus minds and warm some ears.


    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Steven Naismith goes into the book as he clatters into Luis Gustavo on the edge of the box. Ricardo Rodriguez almost extracts more punishment, but his well-hit free-kick is pushed out by an alert Tim Howard. Great stop.

  38. Text us on 81111

    We asked for your opinions of Steven Naismith...

    Alex, from London via text: This time last year I watched Naismith pass the ball to a blue shirt at Craven Cottage, I announced this was the most he has ever done for us. Now he can't find anything but the back of the net! Fantastic.

    Kev, from Formby, via text: Naismith is a quality player. Great on the ball, always going forward and knows how to score.

    Tommy via txt: Steven Naismith is the prime example as to how pure effort, passion and hard work can go a very long way into making a very good footballer, not the most technically gifted player but always popping up with goals and assists at vital moments - fair play!

  39. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Wolfsburg are pressing and probing and they are getting some joy. In fact, Luis Gustavo wastes their best chance of the match so far, side-footing a soft shot straight at Tim Howard after getting goalside of his man and the ball under control 15 yards out.

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hull City midfielder David Meyler: "Hope Wolfsburg bring on Bendtner, think he could change the game and score a few goals!"

  41. Elsewhere in Europe

    Dries Mertens has completed Napoli's fightback and given the Italians a 2-1 lead over Sparta Prague and Dimitris Papadopoulos has put PAOK Salonika 5-0 up against Dinamo Minsk.

  42. Post update

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg

    Wolfburg have scraped themselves off the floor and responded well to Everton's third. Daniel Caliguri frees up Ricardo Rodriguez with a cute backheel down the left and his low cross needs careful watching by Tim Howard in the Everton goal.

  43. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Allan Abbas: That was outside the box, Everton lucky boys but mean business this Europa League season.

    John Pierce: Joke decision. Glad we're not on the end of that.

  44. GOAL

    Everton 3-0 Wolfsburg - Leighton Baines (pen)

    Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman were both on the scoresheet for Everton

    Not a waver, not a flicker.

    Leighton Baines wallops home a trademark spot-kick and that might be the goal that puts the final nail in Wolfsburg's coffin.


    Penalty to Everton

    Aidan McGeady goes down under the sliding challenge from Robin Knoche. It was probably outside the box, but Leighton Baines is going to have a chance to make it three from 12 yards...

  46. KICK-OFF

    Everton 2-0 Wolfsburg

    Off and running.


    Everton 2-0 Wolfsburg

    Junior Malanda off and Aaron Hunt on for Wolfburg. His mother is English, hence the Anglo-Saxon vibes, but he has lived in Germany all his life.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton's Scottish striker Steven Naismith and Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin Scheidhauer

    Mike Lawson: Naisy got abuse at first when Moyes played him on the wing. Bobby put him back where he belongs, no player works harder.

    Mark Daws: In any other top six side Naismith wouldn't be fancied. Credit to Martinez and Naismith for making it work. Honest and willing.

    Dave: For me, Naismith belongs to the same mold as good old Timmy Cahill.

  49. Text us on 81111

    Andrew, Richhill: This might raise a few eyebrows and invite some ridicule, but I feel that Seamus Coleman is a player who wouldn't look out of place in Barcelona's starting line-up. Defensively sound, brilliant in attack, creates and scores goals and is great with his feet. He would be a perfect fit.

  50. Post update

    Everton's last competitive appearance in Europe ended in a 3-0 defeat away to Sporting Lisbon in a Europa League last-32 tie on 25 February 2010.

    Tonight is going far, far better.

    Wolfsburg v Everton
  51. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez (left) and Wolfsburg's Dieter Hecking

    Rob Burroughs: Not a terrible reintroduction to European football by Everton. Coleman goal brilliant: one full-back assisting the other in opposition's 18-yard box.

    Michael Epstein: Give Martinez a team with a tiny bit more class and it could be frightening. Dare I say a replacement for Wenger?

    Mike Martin: It's as though Everton think they owe the viewing public a show after the Chelsea match.

  52. Text us on 81111

    Billy in Glasgow: I would like to know what Everton fans think of Naismith. Glad to have him at your club? Seems a great player, honest, generous to fans and always seems to give his best.

    Come on then Everton fans - what do you think?

  53. Elsewhere in Europe

    In the other match in Group H, Everton's group, Ricardo Laborde has given Krasnodar a 1-0 lead in Lille.

    Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu who spent last season on loan at Goodison Park, is now on loan at Sevilla and has set up both goals as the Spanish side have taken a 2-0 lead over Feyenoord.

    Juan Vargas has given Fiorentina a 1-0 advantage against Guingamp, who are down to 10 men following the dismissal of Moustapha Diallo and PAOK Salonkia have a commanding 4-0 lead over Dinamo Minsk.


    Everton 2-0 Wolfsburg

  55. GOAL

    Everton 2-0 Wolfsburg - Seamus Coleman

    As Merseyside duos go, Everton's full-backs are well on their way to Lennon and McCartney status.

    Leighton Baines gets to the loose ball first as Diego Benaglio palms Kevin Mirallas's shot into no man's land. His poked effort is nodded into the back of the net by Seamus Coleman, who shows great desire by diving in front of his opponent.


    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

  57. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Daniel Caliguri steps in of the left flank and has a pop with his favoured right foot from 25 yards.

    At ease Tim Howard. The Everton goalkeeper can comfortably watch that one on its way, high and wide.

  58. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Romelu Lukaku is allowed to have a crack and his dipping effort forces Diego Benaglio to plunge to his left sharply. It probably needed to be top, rather than bottom, corner to beat the goalkeeper from that range though.

  59. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Romelu Lukaku is bouncing Wolfsburg defenders around in the final third and earns a free-kick, central and 35 yards from goal. Leighton Baines, Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas are all eyeing it up...

  60. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is in the stands catching up with his former Wolfsburg side by the way.

    Nice touch.

  61. Text us on 81111

    Andy in Armagh via text: Great to see Gareth Barry starting in a game in Europe again. Solid midfielder, great to see that he has been able to restart his career.

    Sheelagh via text: Steven Naismith, goal machine!

  62. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton are building dangerously again, but Kevin Mirallas's cross is hit with hope and Romelu Lukaku has not made the run that he gambled on.

  63. Post update

    Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan, who is also a Scotland team-mate of Steven Naismith: "Buzzing for Naisy. This guy is on fire, deserves everything he gets."


    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton's Romelu Lukaku shoots at goal

    A half-hearted one, but a penalty appeal nonetheless.

    Romelu Lukaku's cushioned flick-on invites Steven Naismith forward and the former Rangers man is already on his bike. The ball is never quite under his control though and when he flops to the floor between two Wolfsburg defenders there is not enough for ref Luca Banti to act upon.

  65. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Max Welford: Naismith might be one of the most underrated footballers in the Premier League. He's got pace, strength and an eye for the goal, great.

  66. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Ricardo Rodriguez again gets his head up out wide, but his arrowed cross is just in front of Ivica Olic with Tim Howard claiming the ball. Seamus Coleman needs to get tighter to the Wolfsburg left-back.

  67. Elsewhere in Europe

    Gonzalo Higuain has scored a penalty to pull Napoli level with Sparta Prague. Marek Hamsik's effort came back off the bar and Jose Callejon's effort was blocked by Costa Nhamoinesu's arm.

  68. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Wolfsburg full-back Ricardo Rodriguez has a left peg so educated it holds honorary professor positions at three universities back in Germany. His raking cross fails to pick out one of three men bombing on, but that was better with more bodies in the box for the visitors.

  69. Post update

    #bbcfotball on Twitter or 81111 on text

    Dieter Hecking

    Joseph Reade: The Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking possesses quite the pair of eyebrows...

    Indeed so, one of the finest pairs in football. Look at the arch on that.

  70. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Ivica Olic pumps a cross across the face of goal, but there is no-one in the middle on the end of it.

    That is the Bendtner zone. Get the big man on.

  71. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton are crowbarring the Wolfsburg defence at will. Aidan McGeady is the latest Everton player to see the whites of Diego Benaglio's eyes, firing into the goalkeeper's shins from 15 yards.

  72. Post update

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg

    Romelu Lukaku bulldozes his way past Ricardo Rodriguez, but from an acute angle, the £28m man goes for power, loses his footing and scoops the ball clear over the top.

  73. Elsewhere in Europe

    Josef Husbauer has given Sparta Prague a surprise 1-0 lead over Rafael Benitez's Napoli and Grzegorz Krychowiak has given Sevilla an early breakthrough against Feyenoord.

    PAOK Salonika are off to a flyer against Dinamo Minsk, with a Nemanja Nikolic own goal and two goals from Stefanos Athanasiadis giving the Greek side a 3-0 advantage.

  74. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tim Oliver: Steven Naismith has been like a new signing for Everton this year

  75. GOAL

    Everton 1-0 Wolfsburg - Diego Benaglio OG

    Everton celebrate scoring against Wolfsburg

    A lovely goal. Lovely, but also a little lucky.

    Steven Naismith starts the move, beating his man and slipping the ball to James McCarthy. The former Wigan man turns the ball round the corner to a rampaging Leighton Baines. Baines back to Naismith, whose stabbed effort finds its way into the back of the net only after Ricardo Rodriguez's attempted clearance cannons into the back of his own goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

    The ball was heading away from goal before it struck the unfortunate Benaglio, who had to leave the field shortly afterwards to sort his contact lens out.

  76. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Romelu Lukaku is working the channels and gets his reward as he earns Everton's first corner. The Toffees can't make anything of it though as Kevin Mirallas wastes a good short routine.

  77. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Lee Pickrell: I see Micah Richards is warming up another bench ... where did it all go wrong?

    Richards is on the bench for Fiorentina today after joining them on transfer deadline day from Manchester City.

  78. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton survive, but don't make a decisive clearance and former Chelsea man Kevin de Bruyne almost makes something out of the ball bobbling round the edge of the box. His shot thunders into a defender and it was fortunate for Everton it didn't get any further.

  79. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Junior Malanda wins a the first corner of the game off Gareth Barry. An early aerial test coming up...

  80. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton fans are aggrieved. Romelu Lukaku drops back to pick the pocket of Ricardo Rodriguez, but he has been a little too forceful for referee Luca Banti's liking.

  81. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    MBEHAN: Scott Brown's influence on this Celtic team can't be underestimated offers so much bite, drive & leadership #bbcsportscot"

  82. Post update

    Everton 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton are playing it patient in the early stages with Gareth Barry coming deep to pick up the ball off the centre-backs and dictate the pace of play.

    There are a trio of playmakers - Steven Naismith, Kevin Mirallas and Aidan McGeady - sitting in behind Romelu Lukaku.

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tim Oliver: Come on @Everton! Lets mark the return to Europe with 3 points. Really strong starting XI

  84. KICK-OFF

    Everton 0-0 Wolfsburg

    Everton's team before their match against Wolfsburg

    Off and running.

  85. Post update

    Everton v Wolfsburg (20:05 BST)

    Aidan McGeady has been in fine early-season fettle scoring corkers against Leicester and Georgia. He'll be worth keeping an eye on tonight in the first-scorer stakes.

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Danny Howell: If your front line consists of Harry Kane, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend you may as well give up and go home.

    Jon: Yes the pitch was poor but to not register more shots on target tonight is poor from Spurs #bbcfootball

  87. Post update

    Salzburg 2-2 Celtic

    Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner on BBC Radio Scotland

    "Celtic will be satisfied with a point against a team who are the top seeds, but Salzburg are not world beaters. They are a decent team but nothing more and that's the disappointing part of it."

  88. Post update

    Everton v Wolfsburg (20:05 BST)

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez, speaking to ITV4: "It has been our work over the last 10 or 11 months to earn the right to be in a European competition. You need to get through these experiences to get to the next level and it will be so beneficial for our group, trying to get the team performing at the highest level."

    On naming a strong side: "What it reflects is that we will take every game this season seriously, and wanting to win. We have a lot of games ahead of us, so we are really excited as a squad."

  89. Post update

    Everton v Wolfsburg (20:05 BST)

    Walton Hall Park - the prospective new home of Everton

    With the club's plans for a new stadium having been given the nod by Liverpool council, there might not be many European nights left at Goodison.

    The Everton fans are making the most of this one though. Stands packed, floodlights blazing, Grand Old Team on the tannoy. It is everything you would want.

  90. Elsewhere in Europe

    In the other game in Tottenham's group, Besiktas conceded a late equaliser to Facundo Parra as Asteras snatched a 1-1 draw, while in Group F, Danilo D'Ambrosio's goal was enough to give Inter Milan a 1-0 win at Dnipro.

    In the other match in Celtic's group, on-loan Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez added Dinamo Zagreb's fourth goal as they picked up a 5-1 win over Astra.

    In Group A, Philippe Koch's late own goal ensured that Apollon Limassol picked up a dramatic 3-2 win over 10-man Zurich and Villarreal and Monchengladbach shared a 1-1 draw.

    In the later matches, on-loan Manchester City defender Micah Richards starts on the bench as Fiorentina host Guingamp, Napoli face Sparta Prague and Sevilla meet Feyenoord.

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Peter Howe: Spurs seem to have an almost endless stream of players who can come in and not quite do enough to make an impression..

  92. Post update

    A real rattling, rolling whowunnit of a game in Salzburg with both sides showing spirit and attacking nerve.

    A bit less entertaining out in Belgrade but Tottenham will be happy to take a point to go with their thousands of air miles.

    They still have to go to Besiktas of Turkey and Asteras of Greece in Group C.


    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham


    Salzburg 2-2 Celtic


    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Three minutes at Partizan Belgrade as well. The game seems to be running out of steam rather than building to a climax though.

    Both sides look happy to take a point.


    Salzburg 2-2 Celtic

    Three minutes of time added on in Austria as Celtic's Stefan Johansen limps from the fray to be replaced by Beram Kayal.

  97. Post update

    Salzburg 2-2 Celtic

    Celtic with a late chance to conjure something. Nope, that's not the ticket. Anthony Stokes's free-kick floats tamely through to Peter Gulasci in the Salzburg goal. 89 minutes gone.

  98. Text us on 81111

    JQ, Glasgow: Scott Brown is the Celtic Talisman. I reckon he will either assist or score the winner. Watch this space.

  99. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Harry Kane shouts down Erik Lamela and takes on responsibility for a free-kick 40 yards from goal. He gives it the laces, but his effort is blocked by a stout Partizan wall.

    Tottenham could do with a winner. Putting their progress from Group C to bed would help them keep the heat under their patchy Premier League form.

  100. Ten to go

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Partizan Belgrade supporters

    Ten minutes left in Serbia.

    Celtic have a little less - seven minutes - to last out in Austria.

  101. Text us on 81111

    Stan M, Hampshire: how many times have we seen a player get slated only to pop up and grab a decisive goal. Harry Kane to grab an 88th minute winner!!

  102. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham meanwhile are being put under the cosh in Belgrade.

    Branko Ilic has a chance as the ball rears up in front of him, but can only direct a tentative header over the top.

  103. GOAL

    Salzburg 2-2 Celtic - Jonatan Soriano (78 mins)

    Pick that one out.

    An absolute dream of a free-kick from Salzburg's talismanic captain Jonatan Soriano who pings the ball over the wall and into the top corner past the flapping palm of Craig Gordon.


    Salzburg 1-2 Celtic

    Celtic are backed into a corner here.

    Salzburg are asking all the questions, but so far the visitors have had the answers required. Salzburg have a decent set-piece opportunity but Jonatan Soriano's shot deflects safely into the grateful arms of Craig Gordon.

    A change for the visitors as Alexander Tonev comes on from Kris Commons.

  105. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    More to the defence of Harry Kane....

    Ross Potter: Surprised Harry Kane hasn't been mentioned more as a future England prospect. Great talent.

    Andy Perry: How can you say Harry Kane isn't good enough...? He scored at the weekend didn't he?


    Salzburg 1-2 Celtic

    Salzburg are a whisker away from an equaliser. Craig Gordon looks over his shoulder and is relived to see Alan's shot glance into the hoardings via the outside of the post.

  107. Text us on 81111

    Take that Lee....

    Pjm, Glasgow: How can you say Harry Kane isn't good enough. He has been up front on his own without hardly a sniff of the ball.

  108. Post update

    Salzburg 1-2 Celtic

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin: "The home side pushing forward but leaving gaps at the back that Celtic could exploit!"

  109. Elsewhere in Europe

    It's getting going in Cyprus where Zurich have pegged Apollon Limassol back to 2-2 with two goals in three minutes from Avraham Rikan and Gilles Yapi.

    Dnipro and Inter Milan are still goalless but Dinamo Moscow now lead 2-1 at Panathinaikos with Aleksei Ionov adding a second before Thanasis Dinas pulled one back for the hosts.

    Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has been named on the bench for Fiorentina's meeting with Guingamp.


    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Roberto Soldado trots on to replace Paulinho. A bit more up top for Spurs and the front two almost combine immediately with Soldado's cross only just clearing the stretching Harry Kane at the back stick.

    Andros Townsend makes way for Erik Lamela.

  111. Text us on 81111

    Harry Kane (left) of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Danilo Pantic

    Lee: Like to see English youngsters coming through but if Tottenham's aspirations are for a top 4 finish, players like Harry Kane aren't good enough.

  112. GOAL

    Salzburg 1-2 Celtic - Scott Brown (60 mins)

    Celtic celebrate Scott Brown's goal

    Celtic conceded after a shot took a deflection - but now score with the aid of one. Scott Brown's hopeful punt from 30 yards is taken past the Salzburg goalkeeper via the outstretched shin of Andre Ramalho.


    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend has been floored by Sasa Ilic, who took out the Tottenham man's ankle before finishing him off with a hip jutted into the back.

    Yellow for the Partizan captain.

  114. GREAT SAVE!

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic

    Craig Gordon is having a 24-carat blinder here.

    The Celtic goalkeeper produces a superb double save, keeping out Marcel Sabitzer's solid long-ranger before scrambling back to his feet to claw away Alan's follow-up.

  115. Post update

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic


    Celtic's Stefan Scepovic, isolated from his team-mates, opts for a monster lob from 45 yards as the ball bounces invitingly in front of him.

    Salzburg goalkeeper Peter Gulasci can watch it safely fly high and wide.

  116. Team news

    Everton v Wolfsburg (20:05 BST)

    Everton v Wolfsburg

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez said in the build-up to this game that he is determined to take the Europa League seriously, and his team selection tonight suggests he is being true to his word.

    He names an unchanged from last weekend's 2-0 win over West Brom, while an added boost for the Toffees is that striker Samuel Eto'o is fit enough to take his place on the bench, having missed the game against the Baggies.

    Everton starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Stones, Jagielka, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, McGeady, Naismith, Lukaku.


    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Ben Davies hauls down Petar Grbic out wide and, despite his protestations, has his name taken by the referee.

    Hugo Lloris punches clear from the resulting free-kick, but Grbic strangles a good opening shortly after. Partisan are building a head of steam.

  118. GREAT SAVE!

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic

    Celtic's European runs have been studded with great saves by Fraser Forster in the past. Craig Gordon is doing his best impression of the keeper who is now at Southampton, tipping a sweetly-struck Alan effort round the post.

  119. Post update

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic

    Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner on BBC Radio Scotland


    "Your heart's in your mouth whenever a team attacks Celtic and they have to think about that as a team like this will cause problems."

  120. KICK-OFF

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Israeli referee Alon Yefet is happy to go and toots the horn to start the second half.

  121. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    No changes for either side in Serbia. And no change in the atmosphere either. Still bubbling as we wait for the officials to get in position.

  122. KICK-OFF

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic

    Back out at Salzburg. And back underway.

    They are a little more laid back in Belgrade.

  123. Elsewhere in Europe

    Around the grounds across Europe at the halfway stage in the rest of the early games, Dynamo Moscow are 1-0 ahead at Panathinaikos thanks to Aleksandr Kokorin's strike just before the break and PSV Eindhoven are 1-0 up against Portuguese side Estoril with a Luuk de Jong penalty.

    El Arbi Hilal Soudani has scored a first-half hat-trick to give Dinamo Zagreb a 3-0 lead over Romanians Astra and Marcos Gullon's goal has doubled Apollon Limassol's advantage against Zurich.

  124. Post update

    Dyke to return watch

    Greg Dyke

    Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said he will return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF).

    The gifts were handed out by one of the CBF's sponsors to various people at the World Cup and Fifa has asked its officials to return the £16,000 watches or risk disciplinary action.

    Dyke said: "During the Fifa Congress in Sao Paulo, a bag with a watch inside was left in my hotel room by the Brazilian FA. I had no idea of the value and it has been left untouched in my office since returning to England. We are already taking steps to return the bag and its contents - which are still in their original packaging.

    "I welcome Fifa's investigation on the matter, including their intention to donate the items to good causes back in Brazil. The fact that gifts of great value are being handed out randomly and often with the recipient unaware shows up a culture in need of change. I had actually set the bag aside in my box of items to donate to charity."

  125. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham can be pretty content with their first 45 minutes of work this evening. They have kept the ball well, created the better chances and largely frustrated the opposition, who have looked dangerous on the break but not at many other times.

    Tottenham fans - do you agree? Happy with what you've seen so far?

  126. HALF-TIME

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

  127. HALF-TIME

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic

    Alan celebrates scoring
  128. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham pile men forward for a late corner and almost pay the price as Paritzan break quickly and slickly.

    The hosts' attack ends with Danilo Pantic thumping a low shot into the body of Hugo Lloris from a tightening angle.

  129. CLOSE!

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic

    Stefan Johansen gets a encouraging slap on the back from a Celtic team-mate. He could have been on the receiving end of worse had his defensive header not sneaked just over Craig Gordon's crossbar for a corner.

    Lucky lad.

  130. Five to go to the break

    Time ticking down in both Serbia and Austria. Five minutes until the half-time oranges.


    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Andros Townsend (centre right) in action for Tottenham

    Oi,oi, trouble up mill.

    Vladimir Volkov goes down like a sack of spuds as he and Andros Townsend contest an aerial ball and the Tottenham man catches his opponent with a hint of elbow.

    Mauricio Pochettino is stalking up and down the touchline angrily telling everyone to calm down. The referee decides that Townsend is the first name into his little black book.

  132. GOAL

    Salzburg 1-1 Celtic - Alan (36 mins)

    All square in Salzburg. Alan is set scampering in behind by a clever outside-of-the-foot pass from Christoph Leitgeb and his shot gives Craig Gordon no chance - looping up and over the wrong-footed Celtic stopper via a hefty deflection off Efe Ambrose.

  133. Elsewhere in Europe

    Patrick Herrmann celebrates scoring for Monchengladbach

    The goals are starting to trickle in elsewhere in Europe.

    Villarreal are trailing 1-0 at Germany's Monchengladbach, midfielder Patrick Herrmann capitalising on a defensive error to grab the opening goal.

    Meanwhile, El Arabi Hillel Soudani has scored twice for Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb at home to Romanians Astra while Papoulis has put Apollon of Cyprus 1-0 up against Switzerland's Zurich.

  134. GREAT SAVE!

    Salzburg 0-1 Celtic

    That is the sort of save that convinced Sunderland to shell out £9m a few years back. Celtic's Craig Gordon goes full-length to get a fingertip to Andre Ramlho's header and it is a crucial touch - preventing the ball finding the far corner and keeping it away from the in-sliding Alan.

  135. Text us on 81111

    Which players would you like to see back in the Premier League?

    Michael, from Manchester via text: I don't think there is a single Liverpool fan that would not have Xabi Alonso back at Anfield, pure class!

    Xabi Alonso
  136. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    It wasn't a half-chance, maybe a third-of-a-chance, but Harry Kane will have wanted to do better. The ball bounced up awkwardly for the Tottenham striker on the angle, 15 yards out, and he shanked a miserable effort well wide.

  137. Text us on 81111

    Jenni via text: "Wakaso Mubarak, welcome! What a way to mark your debut."

  138. CLOSE!

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Captain Lloris to the rescue! Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris bails out new boy Federico Fazio who gets caught under a long throw from Vladimir Volkov and allows Danko Lazovic to peel into space behind him.

    Lloris is out quickly to block as the Partizan forward takes a couple of touches to control and Nabil Bentaleb wellies the loose ball upfield.

  139. Post update

    Salzburg 0-1 Celtic

    The action is swinging from end to end in Salzburg. Craig Gordon has to drop smartly to smother a drilled free-kick in the Celtic goal and shortly after his captain Scott Brown drags a low shot wide from just inside the area.

    A mob of Salzburg defenders were descending on the Bhoys' skipper, forcing him to rush his effort.

  140. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    It is still Tottenham versus the Partizan fans for the most part with the Londoners hogging possession and enduring more jeers than tackles.

    Andros Townsend's flick narrowly fails to find team-mate Harry Kane in the box.

  141. Text us on 81111

    Sean, London via text: Is it just me, or do others think Aaron Lennon should drop down into the championship for confidence/form?

    Andrew via text: Someone has just told me that Tottenham are considered as favourites for the Europa League with the bookmakers at the moment. I know it's before we see the Champions League drop-outs entering the competition, but I still can't see why a defensively weak side like Spurs are being tipped as favourites.

  142. GOAL

    Salzburg 0-1 Celtic - Wakaso Mubarak (14 mins)

    Wakaso Muabarak scores for Celtic

    Wakaso Mubarak marks his debut with a goal and it is a none-too-shabby strike either. Kris Commons top-pokes the ball into his path on the edge of the box and, with the ball running across him, the Ghanaian hits a crisp low diagonal shot into the bottom corner of the Salzburg goal.

  143. Post update

    Salzburg 0-0 Celtic

    Virgil van Dijk shows some icy-cool composure at the back, selling a pair of Salzburg forwards a dummy before strolling away upfield.

  144. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Who would you like to in charge at Fulham?

    Rian Hoskins: Magath was kidding himself thinking just playing youngsters would get them through. Fulham should try and get Chris Hughton.

    And, which players would beenfit from playing abroad?

    Daniel: Why do English players need to go abroad? The English league is the most competitive, physical and exciting in the world.

  145. Post update

    Salzburg 0-0 Celtic

    BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin in the Red Bull Arena

    Salzburg's Andre Ramalho (left) challenges Celtic's Stefan Scepovic

    "Around 400 Celtic fans inside the Red Bull Arena for Salzburg v Celtic. Looks like a crowd of 15,000 and a warning for the visitors, Salzburg won all six of their group games in this competition last season."

  146. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    The Partizan Belgrade fans are like that 3am workday party in the flat next door - maintaining a volume and duration of noise that you did not think was humanly possible.

    There have got a fine banner depicting some of the club's heros from the past for visuals as well.

    Tottenham are more than holding their own in the early stages though with Andros Townsend in particular looking bright.

  147. Post update

    Salzburg 0-0 Celtic

    Celtic's Kris Commons has copped a flailing forearm in the face from Andreas Ulmer. Nothing deliberate in that. We are all friends here. And Commons is up and running again after rubbing it better.

  148. Post update

    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham are keeping the ball well in the early stages with Andros Townsend showing good strength to shrug off a defender.

  149. Text us on 81111

    Who would you like to see in charge at Fulham?

    Vaz, London: would love to see Tony Pulis at Fulham. Not too late to challenge for a play off place with the manager of the year.

    And who would you like to see back in the Premier League?

    Ali, Edinburgh: Would love to see Carlos Vela back in the Premier League soon. Completely unimpressed at Arsenal but has been fantastic at Real Sociedad. Dependant on the result of today's referendum, the Premier League would be more than welcome to chuck a few players 'abroad' to play in the Scottish leagues in the future! Goodness knows we could use them.


    Partizan 0-0 Tottenham

    Tottenham close to a first-minute opener as Harry Kane gobbles up the leftovers from Jan Vertonghen's header in the Partizan box and hammers a shot against the apex of post and bar.

    The home fans didn't even break off their early choruses. Impressive.