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Mike Henson

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  1. Post update

    A draw apiece for the English teams and a 1-0 victory for Celtic then.

    I don't think the scorelines quite do justice to a night of atmosphere, incident and entertaining football.

    You can expect more of the same on Saturday with Liverpool, Manchester City in action after a cracking lunchtime Yorkshire derby between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds.

    See you there.

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    Elton in London: This Spurs squad is littered with players who hover aimlessly somewhere between 'average' and 'sub-par'. Worse than this is the fact that most of them were signed in a single transfer window.

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    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Slaven Bilic

    Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic: "I am frustrated. For every club it is always good when you get a point away at White Hart Lane but I think we played great football. We dominated, we passed the ball well and we definitely deserved more than this point.

    "From our point of view it was a really good game of football but especially in the first half you have to score the kind of chances we had. To beat such a big club away you have to score those chances but of course I am proud of my team."

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    Ross in Guildford: Has to be Dortmund, scoring the goal to win Bundesliga at the YELLOW WALL end.

    Tony in Herts: Regarding which foreign club...Leeds...then back to Hartlepool.

    The last few thoughts of the night on which foreign club you would choose to play for in your imaginary career.

  5. Post update

    Well Jamie...

    There is nothing specific in Law 14 of the 2014/15 laws of the game (page 44 of your handbook) regarding "stuttering" in a player's penalty kick run-up.

    In 2010 the law was clarified in order to prevent players from feinting to shoot.

    "Feinting in the run-up to take a penalty kick to confuse opponents is permitted," said Fifa's Jerome Valcke four years ago.

    "However, feinting to kick the ball once the player has completed his run-up is now considered an infringement."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Graham Jack Thirkill: What is going on with defenders recently? Chelsea seem to be the only team doing it right at the moment.

    Kevin Johnson: Clever penalty from Demba Ba but isn't there a rule against completely stopping on the run-up?

    Jamie Gillies: I thought you weren't allowed to completely stop your run up in a penalty?

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    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham goalscorer and striker Harry Kane: "It is always great to get on the scoresheet but we wanted to come away with a win and to concede that late goal is very disappointing. We have to move on and look to the next match.

    "It's good that there is competition for places, the manager wants competition and whenever I get the chance I want to try and impress and score and I think I did that tonight but overall we are disappointed. We have to move one from this result."

  8. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Tottenham goalkeeper and tonight's captain Hugo Lloris: "Maybe it will be a clearer penalty on the replay. It was a tough game against a big Turkish team and maybe the teams deserved to draw. It's football - sometimes you don't play a great game but you have to know how to win. Today we went close but we conceded that late penalty. But now we have to refocus on a big game on Sunday."

    Hugo Lloris
  9. Player reaction

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon: "Delighted with the win but it is only our third clean sheet of the season and so let's hope there is more of those."

  10. Europa League latest

    Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, left, celebrates with his teammate Danilo D'Ambrosio

    It is disappointment for Tottenham but delight for Asteras in Group C, who have beaten Partizan Belgrade 2-0 and lead the group by two points from Besiktas and Spurs.

    Elsewhere, Spanish side Villarreal have hammered Apollon 4-0, Inter Milan have seen off Qarabag 2-0 and Club Brugge have won 3-0 at HJK. In Celtic's group, Red Bull Salzburg won 2-1 at Astra.

  11. Post update

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "It was pulsating and exciting game, there was an attacking intent from the visitors, they chased the game and didn't just park the bus.

    "Spurs somehow got themselves in front with a well taken goal from Kane and they had one or two chances in the second half to put it out of reach, but they didn't and it gave Besiktas hope.

    "It was a poor mistake for Vlad Chiriches, he had a mistake in him all night and in the end it was just what Besiktas deserved."

  12. Vlad the In-peril-er

    Dema Ba and Vlad Chiriches

    Vlad Chiriches will owe a few of his Spurs team-mates an apology when they get back to the home dressing room.

    Just four minutes away from holding out against a strong Besiktas side, he got himself in trouble by missing a header and then dug himself deeper in with his very own Webb Ellis moment.

    Signed for a reported £8.5m in August 2013, how close are Tottenham to cutting their losses on him?

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    Lee: Hugo Lloris has been fantastic. In complete contrast, Vlad Chiriches is terrible. A centre back who gambles, lunges and leaves everything to the last minute.

    Andy: Vlad Chriches is an absolute liability, how can he possibly be getting game time week-in, week-out at this level whilst regularly playing like this? Awful defender.

    Matt in Romford: From league team to cup team, from cup team to...? Vlad Chiriches just isn't good enough.

    Andy in Oxford: Shocking defending

  14. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Slaven Bilic has Mauricio Pochettino in a steely handshake and is not letting go. The Besiktas manager is into an animated explanation of what has been an entertaining match. Pochettino looks like he would rather go and collect his own thoughts.


    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Hugo Lloris shows his disappointment at the final whistle

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Scott Brown celebrates at the final whistle
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    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Tottenham now probing. Andros Townsend's cross is cleared but only to another white shirt...

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    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    David Ljunggren: That is one of the most deserved equalisers I have ever seen in a game of football.

    Theo Resnikoff: Chiriches a liability again. Why does Pochettino keep putting his faith in him? Not good enough.

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    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Besiktas and Tottenham are both after the win here. Demba Ba scuffs a shot from 20 yards, before a route to goal almost opens up for Harry Kane at the other end.

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    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "Definitely a penalty, and Vlad Chiriches is lucky that's not more than a yellow card. Dreadful defending. He's always got a mistake in him, a work in progress or not. And what a time to do that.

    "But, really, that goal is deserved. The referee was left with no choice but to give that penalty, and Demba Ba was as cool as you like. He simply passed the ball into the bottom corner and there might still be time for Besiktas to steal a late winner."


    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Three minutes...

    Can Celtic go one better than Spurs and hold on?

  22. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-1 Besiktas - Demba Ba pen (89 mins)

    Cool as a cucumber. Demba Ba gives Hugo Lloris the eyes, pauses in his approach to the ball, sort of bends his knees a little and rolls the ball into the far corner.

    The flares are lit in the away section and there are a few Spurs fans heading down the gangways.

    Demba Ba scores from the penalty spot

    Penalty to Besiktas

    An awful handball from Vlad Chriches, who seems to have a major brainfade in the box.

    Tottenham Hotspur's Vlad Chiriches receives a yellow card
  24. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas might be running out of a little steam and belief. Centre-back Pedro Franco takes on an ambitious 30-yarder and it is well over the top.

  25. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Jason Denayer booked for a late challenge, fairly wide and not far outside the Celtic box. Marcelo Brozovic delivers the ball but there is no way past Craig Gordon.

    Alexandar Tonev off, Jo Inge Berget, beard and all, is on.


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Kerim Koyunlu, the footballer formerly known as Fulham's Karim Frei, is on in place of Gokhan Tore. Can he find a leveller against the Cottagers' London rivals?

  27. Ten minutes to go

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Ten minutes left at White Hart Lane. The Celtic hardcore are a little closer to victory, jumping and dancing at Parkhead.

    Emmanuel Adebayor
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    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Virgil van Dijk starts off a move that peters out. Surely one of the best names in British football.

    A poor throw from Eduardo gifts the ball to Anthony Stokes, who sees the keeper of his line and tries to chip him but there is a little too much purchase on the ball and it floats over the Zagreb bar.

    Anthony Stokes
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    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Neil Knighton: Outstanding again by Lloris. He's keeping us in this.

    Jamie Thompson: Lloris is truly amazing. Easily the best in the league for me, and I support Arsenal.

    Nick Weetch: This is an absolutely shocking performance by the ref tonight at White Hart Lane. Besiktas are playing with an extra man.

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    Bill in Kent: Spurs website said on police advisement they stopped selling tickets for the game.

    Bill is correct, on Wednesday evening the Tottenham website told fans tickets were no longer on sale, saying: "Following discussions with the Police and Local Authority, ticket sales for Thursday evening's Europa League match against Besiktas have now been closed."


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Roberto Soldado, with the sort of sad eyes that could launch a thousand charity appeals, trudges to the sidelines. Emmanuel Adebayor meets him there, slapping palms and then charging into the fray to replace the Spaniard.

  32. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "Once again, awful Spurs defending. Demba Ba's first touch was brilliant and his shot might have skimmed the underside of the bar and gone in, were it not for a brilliant fingertip save from Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham keeper has kept his side in this game... by about five goals!"

  33. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Ba! Over the bar!

    Besiktas's Demba Ba should do better after a lovely sky-hook piece of control plucks the ball out of the night air, but his stabbed shot is deflected over by the bravely-spreadeagled Hugo Lloris.

    Demba Ba
  34. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Chaos in the Zagreb box, all caused by a whipped-in free-kick from Anthony Stokes. The ball ends up heading goalwards - possibly off Josip Simunic - but Eduardo makes the save.

    Leigh Griffiths on for Mubarak Wakaso.

    Anthony Stokes controls the ball
  35. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Emmanuel Adebayor is being taking through some laminated instructions on the sidelines as he peels off his trackie top. We could see the Tottenham striker on the baize soon.


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Slaven Bilic makes his second tweak, throwing striker Mustafa Pektemek into the mix at the expense of Olcay Sahan. The new man nods over the top from a corner with his very first touch.

  37. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "That was possibly Spurs' best opening of the game. And this match has really opened up, with Besiktas chasing the equaliser but leaving spaces for Tottenham. And the crowd have really woken up. We could se a really great last 20 minutes."

  38. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Tottenham thread together a slick passing move, culminating in Ben Davies getting his head up to pull the ball back to Harry Kane on the edge of the box. The Tottenham striker controls with his first touch, lashes a low shot with his second and is only denied by a smart save from Tolga Zengin.

  39. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    This game is boiling up into an entertaining last 20 minutes. Tempers are beginning to fray and defences are beginning to tire on both sides.

    Mauricio Pochettino argues with the fourth official
  40. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "Celtic replacing their attacking midfielder with the much more defensively-minded Beram Kayal tells you everything you need to know about how this match is going right now."

  41. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Dinamo really have played some incisive football - and again Celtic owe keeper Craig Gordon a debt of gratitude as he makes another good save, this time to deny Marcelo Brozovic.

    Kris Commons is subbed off. What we have, we hold.

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    Shado: Can't believe how such a highly rated striker a year ago (Roberto Soldado) can't even pass a ball, let alone score!

    Tom in London: Lots of empty seats at White Hart Lane! Why the need for a bigger stadium?

    Can the attendance for a Europa League match really be a good enough gauge for whether or not a team should expand their stadium?

  43. Europa League latest

    Villarreal players celebrate

    Game over in Spain. Villarreal now lead 3-0 against Apollon thanks to a second goal from Javier Espinosa. That will take them to four points in Group A, one more than the team they are beating tonight.

    It looks like Asteras are en route to victory in Tottenham's group. Facundo Parra has doubled their advantage to make it 2-0 against Partisan Belgrade.

  44. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    A change now for Besiktas as Oguzhan Ozyakup, a former Arsenal trainee, comes on in place of Veli Kavlak.


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    That has to go in. For the good of football. To satisfy a stylistic itch.

    Olcay Sahan launches himself into a brilliant overhead scissor-kick, catches the ball as sweet as a nut, Hugo Lloris is a mere spectator, but the far corner doesn't bulge.

    The ball flies wide and Besiktas are still behind.

  46. Post update

    We have a shade under half an hour left at White Hart Lane and Parkhead.


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Paulinho off and Aaron Lennon on for Tottenham. A bit more pace up top to exploit the gaps left by a increasingly desperate Besiktas? Looks like it.

  48. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    There is a goal brewing here. Who is going to get it though is anyone's guess.

    Tottenham go close now as Roberto Soldado slips the ball to Nabil Bentaleb, who lashes a Carlos Alberto-in-1970-style shot just wide of the far post.

  49. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "Celtic fans getting increasingly anxious as Dinamo dominate at the start of the second half. Not sure Craig Gordon and company can keep them at bay for another 30 minutes."

  50. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "Perhaps that save was one for the cameras and perhaps the shot should have been low and into the corner, but Hugo Lloris does what he's been doing all evening, and Spurs maintain their clean sheet. But that is a massive let-off for Tottenham, and again it's down to defender Vlad Chiriches, who too easily lost the ball. Besiktas just can't believe it, and it was Lloris again to the rescue.

    "Tottenham desperately need a second goal here, so finely-balanced is this game."


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    "Hu-go! Hu-go!"

    The Tottenham fans chant the name of goalkeeper Lloris and every decibel is deserved. The Frenchman has pulled a save out of the very top drawer, flinging up a hand to push over Olcay Sahan's sharp shot from 15 yards.

    Hugo Lloris
  52. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Pressure, pressure, pressure. It takes a sliding intervention from skipper Scott Brown to cut out a dangerous ball and then Ivo Pinto heads over from the subsequent corner.

    Scott Brown
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    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Very clever from Benjamin Stambouli who draws his foot back from 25 yards only to roll his foot over the ball and laying it back into into the path of Andros Townsend.

    It was a bit like an American football snap, but Townsend land the touchdown pass, whipping his shot a foot or two over the bar.

    Benjamin Stambouli
  54. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "Noisy in here at the start of the second half as the Celtic fans try to spur their side on to a second goal. But they need another amazing intervention from their goalkeeper Craig Gordon to deny Dinamo an equaliser."


    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Celtic win their second corner of the game but it is comfortably collected by Eduardo. Dimano Zagreb break quickly and almost score. They really should as Wilson Eduardo - that man again - only has Craig Gordon to beat but he cannot find his way past the Celtic keeper from 14 yards.

  56. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "Three Spurs defenders are now on yellow cards. I don't think Mauricio Pochettino will want to play Younes Kaboul, but he now might have to use him at some point..."


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Federico Fazio and Demba Ba's wrestling match as they wait for a corner is getting so serious I think they might be talent-spotted by Vince McMahon.

    The referee steps in to end their WWE audition, issuing Fazio with a yellow card .

    Federico Fazio and Demba Ba

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Nabil Bentaleb has his name taken for a tug on the shirt of Atiba Hutchinson. Besiktas cannot make anything of the resulting free-kick in a prime position though.

  59. Text us on 81111

    Phil in Poole: RE Alex (20:47 BST) - Being pedantic you can't be on the bandwagon from the beginning.

    Andrew: I'm not a Spurs fan but the fact an old over-the-hill striker who can't get a game in Rickie Lambert is in the England squad and a young in-form Harry Kane is not, is totally stupid.

    Dale in Heanor: Can you see if you can get some beard-growing tips off these facially-fuzzed men? I can't get mine to grow on the sides of my mouth...

    Dom in Stockport: The referee in this Spurs match has a look of Ed Milliband about him.

    Spurs' lack of attacking play seems to turned some of your minds to other matters...

  60. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Ledley King and Edgar Davids have been presented to the crowd at half-time, but now we are back up and running with Tottenham players present rather than past.

  61. KICK-OFF

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons do the honours after Dinamo Zagreb wander back onto the Parkhead pitch a little late.

  62. Text us on 81111

    Jordan in London: I would play for the Las Vegas Mobsters in the USL Premier Development League. That's got to be one of the worst names ever!

    Dan McShane in Birmingham: It would have to be Sampdoria, strong history, great stadium and probably the best kit!

    Christian: For sheer noise and bedlam it would be Olympiakos, Besiktas or Galatasaray. For climate, lifestyle and architecture of your beautiful Moorish country house then Sevilla. For the strip and attitude either Napoli or Marseille.

    Earlier we asked which foreign football club you would like to play for before returning for a swansong in the UK in your imaginary playing career.

  63. Post update

    Jonatan Soriano

    That Jonatan Soriano at Red Bull Salzburg is some player.

    He scored 31 goals to take his team to the Austrian title last season. It is a 36-game season there as well.


  64. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on London 94.9

    "The one and only half chance Spurs had in the duration of the first 45 minutes they scored from. It was a finely taken left-foot shot across the keeper from Kane but Spurs have offered very little other attacking play.

    "Besiktas have had the better of the match and should be ahead. Spurs will have to be looking to play better in the second 45."

  65. Europa League latest

    Apollon Limassol's forward from Argentina Gaston Sangoy vies with Villarreal's defender Victor Ruiz

    Celtic lead 1-0 against Dinamo Zagreb but in Group D's other match, Red Bull Salzburg have come back from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 at Astra thanks to goals from Kevin Kampl and Jonatan Soriano.

    It is turning into a bit of a stroll for Spanish side Villarreal tonight as they lead 2-0 at the break against Apollon thanks to goals from Gerard Moreno and Javier Espinosa. In the other Group A game, two goals in the space of a couple of minutes means it is 1-1 between FC Zurich and Borussia Monchengladbach.

  66. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas beard thing

    Beard fever may be running out of steam in England, but it is still virulent in Besiktas. To add to Slaven Bilic and Olcay Sahan's efforts, check out the fan in the centre of this pic from White Hart Lane.

    It is like Tom Hanks in Castaway.

  67. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Ian Marks: Spurs logic = spend £100s of millions on imports and our best players in the last three games have been three home-grown lads.

    Simon Tilbury: I'm sure Harry Kane is the reason Spurs didn't buy a forward in the summer. Either that or Daniel Levy is too tight!

    Jynks: Thank god for Hugo Lloris! Great all-round keeper. I would have made him Spurs' captain.


    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    A half of two quarters. Besiktas calling the early shots before Harry Kane stopped them in their tracks with a beaut of a goal.

    Harry Kane
  69. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Harry Kane is unlucky here. The Tottenham striker tip-toed up on Olcay Sahan perfectly before sliding in from the blindside to take the ball clean as a whistle.

    Referee Manuel Grafe doesn't like it though and blows up.


    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Kris Commons scores for Celtic

    Entertaining so far. Dinamo might feel they have had enough chances to equalise.

  71. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "Spurs need to go into half-time, have a chat, make a few tactical changes and maybe even a few personnel changes, because how Besiktas are not ahead in this game is beyond me."

    They have just a couple of minutes to go. Flick the kettle switch and slice the orange.

  72. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Roberto Soldado is within a whisker of getting a toe onto Andros Townsend's cross. Any sort of touch was a certain goal with the Besiktas goalkeeper rooted to his line.

    Townsend has been at the centre of most of Spurs' good stuff coming forward.

  73. Text us on 81111

    Alex in Cardiff: It's been ages since I got on a bandwagon from the beginning... Kane for England!

    George from Brighton: Soldado has a very similar haircut to Kane, now he needs to have a similar goal scoring record, Kane is a goal machine!

    Is it too soon for a Harry Kane for England bandwagon to begin Alex? Nope, all aboard.

  74. Europa League latest

    Asteras head coach Staikos Vergetis

    There has been a goal in the other game in Group C, with Greek side Asteras taking the lead against Partizan Belgrade. Home captain Fernando Usero is the man who has scored it, finishing after Partizan goalkeeper Milan Lukac had dropped Pablo Mazza's initial effort.

    As it stands, Spurs and Asteras have four points, with Besiktas and Partizan on one each. Plenty can (and probably will) change, though.

  75. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Harry 'Hurricane' Kane is at it again.

    The Tottenham striker rattles Tolga Zengin's fillings, hammering in a shot from a tight angle that the Besiktas goalkeeper does well to keep from breaking through his gloves.

    Nice work from Andros Townsend in the build-up, playing in Kane with a cute reverse pass.

  76. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "This is a thoroughly engrossing match, with both sides committed to attack and playing the game at a high tempo. Wilson Eduardo has been so unlucky not to score as Dinamo Zagreb begin to turn the screw on the Celtic backline."

  77. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Harry Kane, sounds a bit like 'hurricane' doesn't it? I wonder if his parents had that in mind.

    Anyway the Tottenham striker is close to a second, flinging himself forward to meet a Ben Davies' cross, but unable to keep his headed effort below the bar.


    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Hmm, this Wilson Eduardo lad is somewhat handy. Another vicious strike from the Portuguese - this time on the volley - draws a superb athletic save from Craig Gordon. Warm palms time.

  79. Post update

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on London 94.9

    "Tottenham are in front, but I can't believe it! Besiktas, by a country mile, have been the better side in the first 20 minutes. There's huge relief within this stadium as Tottenham find themselves a goal up!

    "It was totally against the run of play, Kane drifted into number 10 position, shifted it on to his left foot and hit it hard and low. I think that was Spurs' first shot of the evening.

    "Can the Tottenham manager just wind the clock forward to 10pm now? One-nil win, three points in the bag and roll on the weekend. But this game is far from over..."

    Kane's shot was indeed Tottenham's first shot, either on or off target, of the evening.

  80. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas are almost level through a sumptuous team goal of their own. Gokhan Tore frees Jose Sosa with a finely-measured side-foot pass and the full-back's teasing cross picks out Olcay Sahan at the far post. Only Hugo Lloris's outstretched foot keeps the ball from sneaking in the corner.

  81. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    Should it be 2-0 to Celtic? Probably? Dinamo keeper Eduardo messes about in possession, eventually passing straight to Kris Commons. The Celtic man could shoot from a tight angle close to goal or try to pick out a team-mate. He opts for the latter and fails badly.

  82. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    Simon Tilbury: Get in! Super super Harry Kane!

    Pieter Troffaes: And that's why Harry Kane deserves that 18 on his back.

    Vinny Person: I've told Spurs supporters time and time again that Kane is a more effective striker for us than Soldado will ever be.

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    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas

    That goal has taken the wind out of the away section's sails. Tottenham fans are quick to point out the drop in decibel levels.

  84. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "Celtic are playing well, without really threatening Eduardo's goal since Kris Commons' strike, but that Wilson Eduardo thunderbolt off the bar shows they probably need at least another goal to even begin to think about victory."


    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    A real let off for Celtic - and how. An absolute belter of a right-footed strike from Dinamo's Wilson Eduardo crashes against the crossbar.

  86. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-0 Besiktas - Harry Kane (27 mins)

    Well, that was all very nice.

    Nabil Bentaleb turns on a sixpence to change the whole angle of attack and feeds Harry Kane. The young striker advances to the edge of the box and lets fly before a mob of defenders can descend on him.

    The ball arrows into the bottom corner, pinging in off the inside of the foot of the post.

    Harry Kane celebrates
  87. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Nabil Bentaleb's feint to shoot on the edge of the box is so convincing that it throws the man himself off balance. Groans all around.

    Nabil Bentaleb
  88. Europa League latest

    Danilo D'Ambrosio celebrates

    A few goals have gone in across Europe in the later kick-offs. One of them has gone to Danilo D'Ambrosio, who has given Inter Milan the lead against Azerbaijani side Qarabag.

    Villarreal are beating Apollon 1-0 thanks to Gerard Moreno's goal, while Lior Refaelov has just struck for Club Brugge to put them ahead against HJK.

  89. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    So far, so good for Celtic. The home team are knocking the ball about nicely and look to have a decent level of control on the contest.

  90. Not lacking flare(s)

    Sparta Prague goalkeeper Marek Stech

    Sparta Prague goalkeeper Marek Stech almost gets lost in the mist during his team's match against Young Boys of Bern.

  91. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    After Galatasaray's fans' flares and continual noise at the Emirates Stadium last night, Besiktas's supporters are not to be outdone.

    They are keeping a slice of the White Hart Lane stands buzzing with some synchronised clapping and chanting. Their team have justified it early on, but Tottenham are getting off the ropes.

    Harry Kane almost gets the break of the ball as a clearance thuds into his chest.

  92. Text us on 81111

    David Angus in Tottenham: When considering the Pochettino philosophy, it seems more and more surprising we let Lewis Holtby go. Great engine.

    Steve in Reading: Not seeing how Everton's draw is embarrassing. Below strength team playing away to a fair side nicks a point. It happens. Good news is if we can nick a point in France and beat Lille when they come to Merseyside, it's only Krasnodar at home we need to worry about to top the group and Goodison will be rocking for that match!

    Andrew in Richhill: Celtic really need a win and three important points tonight if they are to progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League. They threw away two points in Salzburg last week after holding the lead twice.

    Kris Commons has certainly got Celtic off to the perfect start... can they hold on tonight? Keep your thoughts on the British teams in action tonight coming in.


    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Demba Ba swivels in the box and crashes a sweetly-struck shot against the angle of post and bar. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris must have got a touch as the referee points for a corner.

    The hosts are getting a working-over at the moment.

  94. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "A big physical effort from the visitors already, who are rushing the Tottenham players and making Spurs make unforced errors. Can Besiktas sustain it for the whole game? We'll have to see, but they've certainly started this match the better team.

    "It's all Besiktas, and it's backs-to-the-wall stuff from the hosts."

  95. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Crossed wires down the Tottenham right as Ben Davies and Andros Townsend are both attracted to the same man, allowing Serdar Kurtulus to get in on the overlap. He can't pluck a cross out of the bag though.


    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Tasty starters at White Hart Lane as Demba Ba goes into the book for a challenge on Vlad Chiriches. Spurs' Ben Davies follows shortly after for a foul on Veli Kavlak.

    Demba Ba challenges for the ball
  97. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "What a brilliant goal that is from Celtic and - as so often is the case - Kris Commons is the key contributor. His dummy on the edge of the box and understanding with Anthony Stokes were sublime and his finish low past the keeper unstoppable."

  98. GOAL

    Celtic 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb - Kris Commons (6 mins)

    He is a key man for Celtic and Kris Commons marks his return from injury with a lovely goal.

    The former Derby man steps over Emilio Izaguirre's ball to allow it to run to Anthony Stokes, darts into space and takes the return pass before slotting low past the advancing Eduardo.

    Kris Commons opens the scoring for Celtic
  99. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "That should have been the first goal, a gilt-edged opportunity for Besiktas. How many chances does Vlad Chiriches gift to his opponents? Two or three times a game he does it, and that was absolutely catastrophic. Spurs should be behind."

  100. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Olcay Sahan squeezes a curling shot just wide of Hugo Lloris's post from 20 yards, but it was sloppy of Tottenham to give him the space to do so.

    Vlad Chiriches's miscontrol and a blundering attempt by Federico Fazio to recover the situation meant the centre of the Spurs defence parted like the Red Sea.

    Olcay Sahan
  101. Post update

    Celtic 0-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "Kick-off is upon us, with the stadium only about half-full, though that's still a pretty healthy 30,000-ish, but it does hammer home the fact that for the first time in several years, Glasgow is not hosting Champions League football. Let's see what type of game these two champions can produce in the second tier of European competition."

  102. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

    "Loud support for Besiktas inside White Hart Lane, so Spurs need their own fans to back them, which means they must start this game quickly and get everyone on side."

  103. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 0-0 Besiktas

    Lots of assertive shoulder grabbing as Mauricio Pochettino and Slaven Bilic greet each other on the sidelines. Tottenham tap us off...

    Mauricio Pochettino and Slaven Bilic greet each other
  104. KICK-OFF

    Celtic 0-0 Dinamo Zagreb

    We are up and running in a less-than-full Parkhead. Part of Celtic's stadium is closed for the evening and the remainder is not jam-packed.

  105. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on making 10 changes: "It's no risk. We have a very strong squad - each player can play in different competitions. Tonight we put out the best team for a good performance. We need to win today - it's an important game. It's a tough team. Besiktas have good players. They play 4-2-3-1 and they have a player we know - Demba Ba."

  106. Europa League latest

    Wolfsburg celebrate Kevin de Bruyne's (left) goal

    The other game in Everton's group has ended 1-1 between Wolfsburg and Lille. Both scorers have Premier League links, with Divock Origi (who is on loan from Liverpool) giving the French side the lead before Kevin De Bruyne (formerly of Chelsea) equalised for the Germans.

    It has been a great game in Croatia between Rijeka and Sevilla in Group G, where the Spanish side have salvaged a draw at the death despite only having 10 men. They were winning 1-0 until Timothee Kolodziejczak saw red for conceding a penalty that the home side converted. Zoran Kvrzic then gave Rijeka the lead before Stephane Mbia's late leveller.

  107. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    While English eyes might be on Demba Ba, the man in form for Besiktas is Olcay Sahan. The German-born playmaker has scored three in his side's last four games. And has an excellent beard.

    Olcay Sahan

    I bet that helps him get in Slaven's teams.

  108. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Edgard Davids

    What a get-up. Edgar Davids, who prowled the Tottenham midfield between 2005 and 2007, is at White Hart Lane sporting a biker jacket, suit and shades. He looks like a Tarantino hitman or something out of the Matrix.

  109. Text us on 81111

    Joe in Belfast: It would have to be Palermo. The only big pink team in Europe, what a setting to play football in too, and the food... the beach. Class. Forza Rosanero!

    Arjun in Oxford: I would love to play for either St. Pauli or Cologne. Both have outstanding support and all the fans ask for in return is loyalty, dedication and love for the club.

    Phil Waterhouse in South Wales: Definitely Waterhouse FC, CONCACAF Champions League participants, from Jamaica and they have the greatest name ever!

    Neil in Norwich: I'd play for PEC Zwolle in the Netherlands, discovered them whilst playing FIFA.

    Keep letting us know which foreign football club your fantasy professional career would take you to, especially the far-flung and exotic

  110. Post update

    Celtic v Dinamo Zagreb (20:05 BST)

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "Celtic's Croatian opponents have been champions for the last nine seasons, which in itself suggests they're not a bad side. Angelo Henriquez - on loan from Manchester United - is on the bench but El Arabi Hilal Soudani, who scored a hat-trick in their first group match against the Romanians of Astra, starts on the right of a three-pronged attack."

    You can follow the Celtic match on our very own live text.

  111. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Gareth Beale: The wholesale change of the Spurs team for the Europa League seems risky. Why not keep the spine intact and rotate fewer players?

    Michael Blighe: Changing the entire team against Forest worked for Spurs last week, so maybe that'll be their tactic for all midweek games now.

  112. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Demba Ba

    Demba Ba is leading the line for Besiktas tonight, but there is another Premier League player making a lower-key return to England with the Turkish side.

    Karim Frei, once of Fulham and Cardiff, in on the bench tonight for the visitors, but playing under the name Kerim Koyunlu. Still has to go some to keep up with Colin Kazim-Richards who has been known as Colin Kazim, Kazim Kazim and just plain old Kazim during his time in Turkey.

  113. Get involved on Facebook

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Andrew Bates: Everton's draw is much more embarrassing than Liverpool getting beaten away at Basel.

    Mark Jacko Jackson: Eto'o playing for Everton smacks of Championship Manager '01-'02. Who will they sign next? Kennedy Backiroglu? Stefan Selakovic? Mark Kerr?

  114. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on London 94.9

    "Continuity that a group of players can have, knowing what team-mate you're playing beside, knowing their styles and so on, is important.

    "Tottenham need to look to get ahead within the first 20 minutes. It didn't happen against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup and it ended up being a really hard night's work.

    "An ideal scenario will be a 1-0 win, without any injuries, get back to the training pitch and looking towards Southampton on Saturday. In terms of Europe, they will be sitting in a good position on four points."

  115. Europa League latest

    Gonzalo Higuain

    Gonzalo Higuain is amongst the goals again for Napoli. He has added to Marek Hamsik's opening goal to make it 2-0 to the Italian side against Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia.

    Another Italian side, Fiorentina, are also enjoying a fine night as they lead 3-0 against Dinamo Minsk in Belarus. Former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has scored one of their goals.

  116. Team news

    Celtic v Dinamo Zagreb (20:05 BST)

    Celtic playmaker Kris Commons has overcome a strained gluteal muscle to take his place in the starting XI. However, striker Stefan Scepovic has failed to recover from a knock he picked up in training.

    Defender Jason Denayer also returns from injury to start at centre-back for Ronny Deila's side.

    Celtic: Gordon, Ambrose, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Johansen, Tonev, Commons, Wakaso; Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Kayal, Griffiths, Berget, Henderson, O'Connell, Fisher

  117. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Tottenham v Besiktas

    Is this the most unofficial merchandise ever? "Superspur"? "Euro Cup"?

    Those Uefa lawyers can't touch the wily north London street-sellers.

  118. Which foreign club would you play for?

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    Marc in Portsmouth: Lyford Cay FC, because they play in the Bahamas!

    Ian in Gloucester: My choice of foreign club? Manchester City!

    Scott in Chichester: Probably FC Zurich in Switzerland. Imagine taking on the might of Basel and the derby with those pesky Grasshoppers!

    Matt in Stourbridge: I would play for a polish team. Scoring in front of those fans would be incredible. Imagine starting a poznan in Poznan!

    The club you're looking for Matt are none other than Lech Poznan. Their last league win was a 6-2 thumping of Zawisza Bydgoszcz. The fans may have spent more time celebrating with their backs to the match, then actually watching the action.

  119. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Besiktas are currently second in the Turkish Super Lig, two points behind surprise early leaders Akhisar Belediyes.

    They finished third last season, a campaign in which Bilic injected a bit of politics into the dressing room.

    "The team's philosophy is 'power to the people.' There are no rich or poor here. No classes. That's why I can say that I am endeavouring for a socialist team," he said.

    Might be a difficult trick to pull in a Premier League dressing room with some of your players picking up a quarter of a million pounds a week.

  120. Celtic team news

    Celtic v Dinamo Zagreb (20:05 BST)

    BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Celtic Park

    BBC Sport

    "The good news for Celtic is that Kris Commons and Jason Denayer have recovered from injury for tonight's match and take their place in Ronny Deila's starting XI. The bad news is that Callum McGregor - one of their most dangerous players so far this season - is out altogether. He's replaced by Aleksandar Tonev. John Guidetti - who's ineligible - and the young defender Eoghan O'Connell are the other players to drop out."

  121. Team news

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Tottenham make 10 changes to the side that drew 1-1 against north London rivals Arsenal at the weekend. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is the only player to keep his place in the starting XI. Spain striker Roberto Soldado starts in attack. Spurs have a strong attacking bench, with Erik Lamela, Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor all named.

    Tottenham: Lloris, Dier, Chiriches, Fazio, Davies, Bentaleb, Stambouli; Kane, Paulinho, Townsend, Soldado. Subs: Vorm, Kaboul, Naughton, Dembele, Lamela, Lennon, Adebayor

    Tottenham players in training ahead of their Europa League clash against Besiktas
  122. Player reaction

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Everton midfielder Aiden McGeady: "We probably came here not knowing what to expect from Krasnodar, but they surprised us and played very well in the first half. But I think we controlled the game in the second half and deserved the draw, and in the last 10 games could even have snuck the win.

    "It was always going to be a difficult game here, what with the time difference and the long flight. European games are never easy. The travelling is just a part of playing in Europe, but it's not ideal preparation.

    "But we're sitting with four points after two defect games - I think we can be happy enough. We passed and tried to play through them, and ultimately we got the result in the end."

  123. Post update

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    How do you like them team-news apples Spurs fans?

    Ten changes from the side that drew with Arsenal at the weekend with only Hugo Lloris keeping his place. A chance for the new boys like Benjamin Stambouli and Federico Fazio to get their feet under the table?

  124. Is Roy right?

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Daniel Sturridge

    This is being debated right now on BBC Radio 5 live.

  125. BreakingBreaking Tottenham team news

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Roberto Soldado starts up front for Spurs with Emmanuel Adebayor on the bench.

    Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Dier, Chiriches, Fazio, Davies, Bentaleb, Stambouli; Kane, Paulinho, Townsend; Soldado.

  126. Which foreign team would your play for?

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    Jenni in Newtownards: We'd all love to go play football where the fans are something really special, and that is certainly the case in countries like Turkey and Greece. I'd love to be involved and score the winner in a Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray or a Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos game. You'd be remembered as a hero forever, and probably end up with a free time-share for life as well!

    Jake in Southampton: Bordeaux, for the wine and food. Probably would not bother to return. Southampton would have to do without me.

    Kit Durant: I'd take a lucrative deal in the new Indian Super League and play for the Kerala Blasters. Managed by none other than David James!

    Kerela Blasters, who are owned by cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, managed by David James and will have former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra up front, certainly seem like the most enviable team in the new Indian Super League.

  127. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Peter Collins: And that's what Everton get for fighting, unlike Liverpool... Oh who am I kidding? That was totally undeserved!

    John Pierce: Head for airport lads - they might not let you leave with that point, you nicked it!

  128. Manager reaction

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "I am pleased with the outcome because Krasnodar started well. I am pleased with how we stayed in the game and showed incredible character to finished very strongly. They used their home advantage very well and we had to weather the storm, but we could have won it.

    "You always want six points after two games - that's what you're fighting for. But today, that's a good point. Krasnodar are a team in form, and they showed that today. For us to be unbeaten in Europe after two games is pleasing. And this was a good, strong performance from all my players."

  129. Battle of the beards

    Tottenham v Besiktas (20:05 BST)

    Slaven Bilic

    Slaven Bilic, sporting a lovely bit of face fuzz, is in the tunnel at White Hart Lane. The former West Ham and Everton defender was in opposing dugout when Steve McClaren's England came a cropper in that fateful Euro 2008 qualifier. Since leaving the national team job in 2012, he has done a stint at Locomotive Moscow before taking up the Besiktas reins.

    He has already been to north London once this season, losing a Champions League qualifier to Arsenal.

  130. Text us on 81111

    Steven in Manchester: Would have to be KA in Iceland. Spent a good few seasons managing them on Football Manager, highlight being a last-minute winning goal at the Nou Camp with our first shot of the game.

    Robb Crow: I think my silky skills would go down well in Bhutan, 208th in the FIFA ranking...

    Andy in Armagh: Ever since I was young, I've always dreamt about playing in the River Plate vs Boca Juniors derby. The sights, sounds and colours of that game are second to none. The passion for football in South America is something else entirely.

    Keep letting us know which foreign club you would fancy a stint at if you were a pro...

  131. Europa League latest

    Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking

    In the other game in Everton's group, Group H alphabet fans, Wolfsburg are being held 0-0 at half-time against Lille.

    People of interest in that one include the ever-confident former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on the bench for the Germans and Divock Origi, Liverpool-bound at the end of this season, up front for Lille.

  132. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Ruds: I think Sam (84mins) meant 'Eto'oned for his shins'...

    Quite, Ruds - that was a shinned finish from the veteran Cameroon forward. It won the Toffees a vital point, though.

  133. Europa League update

    Gregory Wuthrich, left, of Young Boys Bern fights for a header with David Lafata, right, of Sparta Prague during the Europa League
    Image caption: Gregory Wuthrich (left) of Young Boys fights for a header with David Lafata (right) of Sparta Prague

    It's half-time in the 18:00 BST kick-offs. Legia Warsaw, who were thrown out of the Champions League, are leading at Group L rivals Trabzonspor of Turkey, while in Group G, forward Iago Aspas, on loan from Liverpool, has given Sevilla the lead at Croatian side Rijeka.

    Staying with the Reds connection, ex-Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has put Fiorentina ahead in their Group K game at Dinamo Minsk of Belarus.

    It looks like Sparta Prague are on their way to their first victory in Group I as they lead Swiss club Young Boys 2-0. In the same group, Rafa Benitez's Napoli have put their struggles in Serie A to one side - they lead at Slovan Bratislava by a goal thanks to Marek Hamsik's 35th minute effort.

  134. FULL-TIME

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Tim Howard celebrates
  135. Post update

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    A shot from Wanderson. Tim Howard flops forward to gather gratefully.


    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku decides that it is a point gained rather than two lost. His attempt to waste time by booting the ball away is penalised with a yellow card.

  137. Three minutes of injury-time

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    One hundred and eighty seconds to go. As So Solid Crew would have it.

  138. CLOSE!

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Romelu Lukaku soars and clambers over defenders at the back post, zonks down Leighton Baines' chipped cross but Andriy Dykan beats away his header as it comes up off the turf.

  139. Post update

    Krasnodar 1-1 Everton

    Leighton Baines whips the ball into the near post and Andreas Granqvist heads behind under pressure from Samuel Eto'o.