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Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    And on that bombshell, it is time for me to bring this live text commentary to a close.

    Europa League boring? Nahhh.

  2. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas


    How can he not take a penalty when he is on the pitch?

  3. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Abhishek: Hendo was assigned as penalty taker because Balo didn't start. But obviously Balo is better penalty taker. Studge made a scene

    Jamie: Give Balotelli credit, young and in another country and takes the ball off over-rated over hyped English players. Believe.

    lomekian: Balotelli is one of the best penalty takers in the world...putting Henderson ahead of him under any circumstances is idiotic.

  4. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    More from Steven Gerrard talking on ITV: "Credit to Mario, he's scored, but it's not nice to see when footballers are arguing. I think Jordan has handled the situation very well. He can see that Mario really wanted to score. Jordan walked away at the right moment and handled his post match interview very well."

    "Jordan is the captain and Mario showed Jordan a bit of disrespect there, but he's scored a very important goal. I think six or seven players would have wanted to take that penalty so if they all say they are taking it, what happens then?! Rules are in place for a reason."

  5. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, speaking to ITV: "Jordan should have taken the penalty. Rules are rules. It should have been Henderson. Mario has been a bit mischievous."

    When your captain says that, you know you are going to be in bother.

  6. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    Interesting stuff from Steven Gerrard as well in the ITV studio, says he felt Jordan Henderson should have taken the penalty and did not seem best pleased with Mario Balotelli's actions. More from Gerrard shortly.

  7. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    Very diplomatic from Jordan there, but it was pretty clear he was not happy with having the ball taken from him.

  8. Player reaction

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, speaking to ITV: "It was a big goal, I thought we kept the ball well at times and we deservedly got the goal at the end. It was a big goal for us and especially keeping the clean sheet.

    "I wanted the penalty, Mario felt confident and he has taken big penalties before. Everyone wants to take them. I felt confident in Mario, he has taken big penalties before and he got the nod."

  9. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Holders Sevilla take a slender lead into their second leg tie against Borussia Monchengladbach thanks to a Vicente Iborra goal that gave the Spaniards a 1-0 win.

    Guingamp come back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at home against nine-man Dynamo Kiev, with Claudio Beauvue and Mustapha Diallo giving the French side the advantage heading into the second leg while Ajax beat Legia Warsaw 1-0 after Arkadiusz Milik's first-half effort.

    Villarreal defeated Salzburg thanks to efforts from Ikechukwu Uche and Denis Cheryshev either side of a Jonathan Soriano penalty while Anderlecht and Dynamo Moscow play out a goalless draw in Belgium.

  10. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC Radio London

    "The intensity they will need to put into the return leg to win it will be high. But with the League Cup final only three days later, will Pochettino risk the big players like Kane and Eriksen. But some of Spurs' best performances this season have come away from home, so they won't be phased by this. But God forbid, any of the players get injured and miss the final."

  11. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Luke Davy: Why would you not start with Sterling or Kane? Not as if the opposition is weak?

    Ash: Ever since that moustache appeared on super Mario, he's starting to look good, working hard and linking up.

    CFC Warrior: He demanded it. He took it. He scored. Leadership. That's Mario.


    Celtic 3-3 Inter Milan


    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    Jordan Henderson takes it, but hits the wall. That's the last action of the game.

  14. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    Raheem Sterling's tricky feet win Liverpool a free-kick on the edge of the area, a good chance for a second...

  15. GOAL

    Celtic 3-3 Inter Milan - John Guidetti (93 mins)

    John Guidetti

    What drama! Celtic snatch a late, late equaliser through John Guidetti, who chests the ball down before firing in. Could there be more late drama?


    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    All over at White Hart Lane and not a great result for Tottenham, Fiorentina have the advantage with the away goal.

  17. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    There will also be three added minutes at Liverpool and the hosts are a little nervy as Besiktas come forward, searching for an equaliser.

  18. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Christian Eriksen

    Into three minutes of injury time in London. Can Tottenham find a second?

  19. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas

    Liverpool have the lead, but could Mario Balotelli's decision to take the ball off Jordan Henderson cause a bit of friction? Henderson was not happy at all, signalling at the bench before Balotelli scored. Henderson tapped Balotelli on the shoulder in the celebration, but looked a little half-hearted.

  20. GOAL

    Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas - Mario Balotelli pen (85 mins)

    Mario Balotelli

    Nice. Very nice. Taking the ball off Jordan Henderson was a big call by Mario Balotelli. He has to score now and he steps up, pauses slightly, but fires the ball into the net.

    Mario Balotelli
  21. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Mario Balotelli takes the ball off Jordan Henderson, the striker wants this...


    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Chance for Liverpool here as Jordon Ibe is fouled inside the area, penalty. But who takes it...?

  23. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Raheem Sterling's direct running finally awakens Anfield as he charges forward on a counter, sliding the ball out wide to Daniel Sturridge, who gets into the area but his attempted chip lands on the roof of the net.

  24. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Savile: Liverpool have been good up to the 18 yard box, missing that final 5%

    Dave: Liverpool trying to pass it into the net. Not gonna happen lads. Shoooooooooot!!!!

    Colin Todd: Not sure why Balotelli takes free kicks, can't remember him scoring one before.

  25. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    For all their dominance, lacklustre defending could be Tottenham downfall in this game. Mohamed Salah is allowed to get inside the area, the legs of Spurs' defenders trying desperately to hack clear, eventually succeedin. A lucky bounce and Salah could have sneaked in there.


    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Dejan Lovren heads over from a free-kick before Raheem Sterling makes his return from injury, replacing Adam Lallana. He has 13 minutes to make an impact.

  27. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Mario Balotelli

    This has not been a great half, about the most entertaining thing has been Mario Balotelli's outstanding moustache.

    Raheem Sterling is getting ready to come on.

  28. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Lovely flick by Roberto Soldado puts Paulinho through on goal but his shot is pushed behind for a corner. Andros Townsend is then substituted, receiving a standing ovation as he goes off after an excellent display, Erik Lamela replaces him.

  29. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brendan Rodgers and Slaven Bilic

    Steve Howes: So Brendan Rodgers promised the real European Liverpool would arrive six months late. Well so far they've not arrived.

    Elton Nkhata: Even if Liverpool lose, I see a good future, especially for Jordon Ibe.

    Mark Wilkins: This game needed something, let's hope that super Mario's introduction is the catalyst?

  30. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Chance for Fiorentina as Mario Gomez receives a pass midway inside the Tottenham area, breaks into the box and wrongfoots two defenders but his good work is undone when he shoots over the bar.

  31. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Villarreal were pegged back by a Jonathan Soriano penalty for Salzburg, but re-establish their lead thanks to a Denis Cheryshev strike at the Madrigal.

    No change in the rest of the games since half-time.


    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Harry Kane

    Harry Kane is on for Nacer Chadli for the remaining 25 minutes while Marcos Alonso replaces Manuel Pasqual for Fiorentina.


    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli do indeed come on, replacing Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho. Can Balotelli inject a bit of life into this game?

  34. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Marcos Alonso

    Over in London, Harry Kane is receiving instructions as he prepares to come on. Marcos Alonso is also about to come on for Fiorentina. Alonso was a Bolton player when Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane back in 2012.

  35. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli look set to come on. Liverpool certainly need something, they've been very flat in this half.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC Radio London

    Harry Kane has become the focal point for the Tottenham attack. If he comes on, he will give the whole team a lift. If they can take a 2-1 lead to Italy they have a great chance to qualify.

  37. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Desperate defending by Beskitas as Martin Skrtel shoots goalwards, his shot is blocked before Jordan Henderson drags a shot wide from the edge of the area.

  38. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham have Fiorentina struggling to get out of their own half, they are pinging in crosses like there is no tomorrow but each and every one is failing to find a Tottenham player. Harry Kane o'clock?

  39. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Slowbear: Pochettino needs to unleash Harry Kane!

    Ste Dooney: Crazy night so far in the Europa League and there's still 45 mins left to run! This competition deserves so much more respect.

    CFC Warrior: What a cross that was from Henderson. Liverpool wont miss Gerrard that much with him in the side.

  40. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Emre Can is struggling with the presence of Demba Ba. He gifts the ball straight to the striker on the edge of the area, but Martin Skrtel is across quickly to make the block.

  41. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    A chance for Tottenham as Christian Eriksen tries to dance his way through a crowd of players inside the area, but fails.

  42. What a miss

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    How did he not score that!? Liverpool have a glorious chance as Jordan Henderson gets away down the wing, sends the ball into the area and a defensive mix-up sees goalkeeper Cenk Gonen stranded and Adam Lallana running on to a loose ball. He has an open goal in front of him but smashes the ball well over the bar from close range. Should have done better.

  43. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Fiorentina attack from the off as Mohamed Salah lets fly with a curling effort from the edge of the box, just wide.

  44. KICK-OFF

    Second halves are under way in tonight's Europa League games.

  45. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Jordon Ibe

    Besiktas managed to hold Tottenham in the Europa League group stage to a 1-1 draw in their away leg earlier this season and they are again holding their own against English opposition. Can Liverpool find a breakthrough?

  46. Manager reaction

    Young Boys 1- 4 Everton

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez: "It was a test of character to go behind to a team in great form at home. It was a great result. When you see us play like that, we get back to memories of last season. In the league we have felt cagey. Europe is a fresh challenge."

    "I have always said that Romelu Lukaku is an important player for us. He ticks every box - he is the complete striker."

    "Bryan Oviedo has put a lot of work in since he has come back. He has had a normal reaction to just coming back from injury. John Stones will learn from his sending off. It will help him in the long run. Even with 10 men we were positive."

  47. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Andros Townsend

    Will Fiorentina look to nullify Andros Townsend more effectively in the second half? He had plenty of joy down that right flank in the first 45 minutes.

  48. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    It is hammering it down at White Hart Lane, but Roberto Soldado won't care what the weather is like there, he'll probably play in anything given his home record - 10 of his last 11 goals for Spurs have been scored at White Hart Lane.

  49. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC Radio London

    I think Spurs can be encouraged by the high tempo and play, but Fiorentina are still in it, so Spurs have to be careful if they start chasing it. I think Harry Kane will be thrown into the action in the last 15/20 minutes.

  50. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Ajax go into half-time with a 1-0 lead over Legia Warsaw thanks to a goal from Arkadiusz Milik while Villarreal lead Salzburg 1-0 at the interval after Ikechukwu Uche's goal.

    Dynamo Kiev enter the break 1-0 up at Guingamp after Miguel Veloso's effort, but end the half with nine men after red cards for Andriy Yarmolenko and Younes Belhanda.

    Europa League champions Sevilla end the first-half 0-0 with Borussia Monchengladbach, and it is also goalless in Belgium, between Anderlecht and Dynamo Moscow.


    Celtic 2-3 Inter Milan


    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas


    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Mario Gomez
  54. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Oh dear Nacer Chadli! He won't want to see this chance again in a hurry. Roberto Soldado's header is pushed to Chadli's feet by Ciprian Tatarusanu, but he somehow clips the ball onto the bar with an open goal in front of him.

  55. GOAL

    Celtic 2-3 Inter Milan - Rodrigo Palacio (44 mins)

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Inter are back ahead in this enthralling first half, but it is not a moment for Craig Gordon's scrapbook, he can't hold a ball into the box and Rodrigo Palacio is on it to poke into the unguarded net.

  56. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Great save by Cenk Gonen! A Liverpool corner is poked out of the area by Gokhan Tore and Alberto Moreno is on it. He is miles outside the area but connects with the ball superbly to send a rasping drive that Gonen has to push over.

  57. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Pieter Troffaes: Wall doesn't jump, the whole Tottenham defence caught watching and three Fiorentina players all by themselves, that's poor.

    Phuckle: Liverpool without pace are just a slow team that doesn't look like scoring.

    Javel Bleach: Coutinho could dribble his way through a squadron of supersonic MIG fighter planes!

  58. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Liverpool have a free-kick on the right side of the area and Daniel Sturridge fancies it, but he curls the ball just over the bar.

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Besiktas team

    Tom Broughton: Why are Besiktas playing in an old Germany kit?

    Ash Williams: Joe Allen reminds me of a Jack Russell chasing after a ball. Always nipping at your heels.

  60. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach on BBC Radio London

    Really scruffy goal and really sloppy play. Fiorentina really haven't deserved that goal but having said that through all the dominance they have had, Spurs haven't created many chances.

  61. Post update

    Celtic 2-2 Inter Milan

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont: Wow. 60 seconds is a long time in football! Inter were absolutely cruising and all of a sudden they're punch-drunk. This game is back on and how!

  62. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-1 Fiorentina - Jose Maria Basanta (36 mins)

    Jose Maria Basanta

    Fiorentina hit back, and it is against the run of play. It is a disappointing goal as far as Tottenham are concerned as Jose Maria Basanta scrambles home in a crowded box after Hugo Lloris had denied a fierce drive seconds earlier.

  63. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Demba Ba. Liverpool's tormentor almost scores again at Anfield as he runs on to a through ball and uses his pace to power through the defence. He shoots low from outside the box but Simon Mignolet does superbly to push it behind.

  64. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Serdar Kurtulus

    Liverpool are also having plenty of freedom out wide, but their final ball is lacking. Instead it is Besiktas who go closest to an opening goal as Veli Kavlak powers a header just over from Ersan Gulum's corner.

  65. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Fiorentina

    Fiorentina are struggling to deal with Andros Townsend on the right wing. The Spurs man is allowed to run down the line and then cut inside to the edge of the area. Still defenders back off so Townsend has a go at goal, but his shot is deflected wide.

  66. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Not much going on elsewhere in the Europa League, though Dynamo Kiev have scored at French side Guingamp, leading 1-0.

    The rest of the games remain goalless.

  67. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Philippe Coutinho

    This looks a chance for Liverpool! Philippe Coutinho sees a gap in the defence and plays the ball for Alberto Moreno to run on to, but he is offside.

  68. GOAL

    Celtic 2-2 Inter Milan - Hugo Campagnaro OG (25 mins)

    Stuart Armstrong

    Scenes at Celtic Park as two goals in two minutes bring the hosts level. Stefan Johansen loops the ball into the box following a throw-in and Stuart Armstrong puts enough pressure on Hugo Campagnaro to make the Inter defender knock into his own goal at the near-post. What a noise at Celtic.

    Follow live text here.

  69. GOAL

    Celtic 1-2 Inter Milan - Stuart Armstrong (24 mins)

    Stuart Armstrong

    Adam Matthews bursts down the right brilliantly for Celtic and cuts the ball back into the box where Stuart Armstrong is there to mark his European debut for the club with a simple finish.

  70. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ash Williams: Inter are proving why Scottish teams should not be in European competition. A hammering coming up!

    Toyosi Levi: As a Liverpool supporter, I prefer the Europa League over the Champions League.

    Edward Parham: Nice seeing Soldado score so early on in this tie! Surely that will be a massive confidence boost!

  71. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    No clear cut chances as yet at Anfield but Jordon Ibe has been very impressive in the opening exchanges. He has been heavily involved in almost all of Liverpool's attacks, although those have been few and far between. It is all pretty cagey.

  72. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Fiorentina

    Roberto Soldado

    Tottenham are back on the attack as first Christian Eriksen shoots over the bar before a Roberto Soldado brimming with confidence goes for an overhead, but hits it straight at Ciprian Tatarusanu in the Fiorentina goal.

  73. Post update

    Celtic 0-2 Inter Milan

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont: Celtic Park is in something of a state of shock at the loss of those two early goals. Celtic have been in such good form, recording eight successive domestic wins, but they haven't faced a team as good as this for some time and it shows.

    Follow live text commentary here.

  74. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Fiorentina

    Bradley Allen

    Tottenham academy coach, on BBC Radio London

    Mohamed Salah

    "Ever so slowly Fiorentina are creeping back into the game. Salah, on loan from Chelsea, is looking good for them. However it may well play into Spurs hands if they start to over commit."

  75. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Fiorentina

    Great reaction from Jan Vertonghen to deny Mohamed Salah for Fiorentina. The midfielder, on loan at the Italian side from Chelsea, gets a lucky bounce inside the Spurs area to put him clear on goal but Vertonghen is back quickly to divert his effort behind.

  76. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Besiktas build their first real attack as Gokhan Tore's high ball finds Demba Ba on the edge of the area. He holds the ball up, but can't find a team-mate as Liverpool clear.

  77. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matt Cartwright: Great goal from Soldado, if he could only do that more often!

    Pieter Troffaes: Oof, that's a fantastic goal by Soldado after a sweet pass to set up Chadli.

    Von Blade: Understating that goal somewhat there. Outstanding finish.

  78. GOAL

    Celtic 0-2 Inter Milan - Rodrigo Palacio (13 mins)

    Rodrigo Palacio

    Xherdan Shaqiri has a shot blocked by Craig Gordon but from the resulting corner the same player knocks the ball back into the box and Argentine Rodrigo Palacio reacts quickest to bury it beyond Craig Gordon.

  79. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Fiorentina

    Fiorentina cannot get the ball out of their half with Tottenham well in control. Roberto Soldado's cross goes over the bar, before an effort by the lively Paulinho is blocked.

  80. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    A stoppage in play at Anfield as a pitch invader races on. Cheers from the home crowd as, I guess, the culprit is caught by a steward and we are soon back under way.

  81. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Fiorentina

    Roberto Soldado

    Bradley Allen, former Premier League striker on BBC Radio London: "Harry Kane would be proud of that finish from Soldado. That was a £26m finish. Roberto take a bow. If Spurs continue on the front foot like this, they can put the tie to bed."

  82. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-0 Fiorentina - Roberto Soldado (7 mins)

    Roberto Soldado

    Great start for Tottenham! Paulinho swings in a corner and Roberto Soldado is left unmarked to volley in through a crowd, 1-0 Spurs.

  83. Post update

    Liverpool 0-0 Besiktas

    Liverpool team

    It is a strong side that Brendan Rodgers has named. He clearly wants to do well in the Europa League and he is rewarded for a strong selection as Liverpool forge an early chance. Jordan Ibe, on his European debut, feeds a pass to Daniel Sturridge, who wriggles past a defender and shoots powerfully at the keeper. Good start.

  84. GOAL

    Celtic 0-1 Inter Milan - Xherdan Shaqiri (4 mins)

    Xherdan Shaqiri

    It's the start the hosts were dreading as Xherdan Shaqiri squeezes home an effort to give Inter the lead. Zdravko Kuzmanovic knocked the ball over the top and Shaqiri tried a left foot shot that goalkeeper Craig Gordon blocked back into the forward's path, and he made no mistake second time out with a neat low finish.

    You can follow live text commentary here.

  85. KICK-OFF

    All the 20:05 GMT games are just getting under way now...

  86. Post update

    Tottenham v Fiorentina (20:05 GMT)


    History suggests Tottenham fans won't be witnessing a defeat tonight. Can Spurs keep up their impressive record against Italian sides?

  87. Post update

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, speaking on ITV1: "I know Demba Ba better than most. He is a top player, he is always a threat and it is very important we keep him as quiet as we can."

  88. If you know your history...

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool programme

    Anfield is ready for the start of Liverpool's Europa League adventure. Can they kick it off with a win? The two teams are strolling out of the tunnel to a typically fantastic atmosphere.

  89. Post update

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Jonathan Northcroft, Sunday Times football correspondent, on the Wednesday Night Club on 5 live Sport: "I saw Daniel Sturridge play at Crystal Palace and he was impressive in the sense that he looked rusty to start with and struggled a little bit, but he dug in and ended up playing really, really well - he got better as the game went on and made a real impact in the second half.

    "He's certainly looked up to by some of the younger Liverpool players, and he's the leader of a pack of the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe. Sturridge is someone who likes to feel loved and wanted. They missed him so much when he was injured and how he's returned to players and fans who have welcomed him back with open arms.

    "For Liverpool to be successful he has to now be a leader. They are losing Steven Gerrard and so they need players like him to now step up."

  90. Post update

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    Burnley defender Steven Reid

    Wednesday Night Club, 5 live Sport

    "Playing in the Europa League followed by a league game at the weekend is tough. If you haven't a squad who can deal with that then it can be a problem.

    "But now they Liverpool have Daniel Sturridge back, and they look a different team. Over the last few weeks they've been quicker on the break and are playing with that pace we saw last season. Maybe when he plays his fellow players play differently, because they know where he's going to be and they can react to his movement.

    "It's obviously a massive boost for them that he's back in there."

  91. Another goal feast after eight?

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    BBC Football
  92. No bad memories for Rodgers

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    Will Demba Ba come back to haunt Liverpool? He, of course, scored that goal after Steven Gerrard's slip to damage Liverpool's title hopes last season.

    Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is not thinking about that moment too much, though, saying: "It won't stimulate any bad memories for me. At the time (last April) he scored a goal, which was a good goal, but he has scored many good goals in his career.

    "We just see him as a threat that we will pay respect to but nothing more than that. He had a very good period here in England, he is a wonderful player, who has good touch and technique and he scores goals. He has gone to Besiktas and done well."

  93. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tottenham Hotspur: The players are out warming up as the stands fill up inside White Hart Lane.

    The Tottenham players are out warming up as the stands fill up inside White Hart Lane ahead of the Europa League game with Fiorentina.
  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brendan McCullagh: Make no mistake, Everton are contenders for this trophy, really impressed by their performance tonight.

    Nick: Young Boys can't play against English opposition - First Liverpool thrash them now Everton's turn.

  95. On with the show

    A great win for Everton, can their Premier League rivals follow suit? Liverpool and Tottenham kick-off their last-32 games against Besiktas and Fiorentina respectively in just under 15 minutes.

  96. Elsewhere in Europe...

    Europa League holders Sevilla are yet to lose at home to a German side in European competition as they prepare to welcome Borussia Monchengladbach in the round of 32 while Dutch champions Ajax prepare to face Polish opponents for the first time in Europe as they take on Legia Warsaw.

    Villarreal are unbeaten in three European home games this season whilst tonight's opponents Salzburg have won all three of their Europa League away fixtures this season.

    Russian side Dynamo Moscow will look to extend their 10-game unbeaten run in Europe as they travel to Anderlecht while French Cup winners Guingamp have made it to the knockout stages of European competition for the first time and prepare to host Dynamo Kiev in Brittany.

  97. Post update

    Celtic v Inter Milan (20:05)

    BBC Scotland's Alasdair Lamont: European nights at Celtic Park this season have lacked the sparkling intensity of recent seasons - the Europa League will do that. But this evening feels different. The prospect of facing a genuine European giant - albeit a slightly diminished one - has increased the sense of anticipation about the stadium and it could be reminiscent of a big Champions League night.

    You can follow live text commentary here.


    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    All over and it is more Merseyside misery for the hosts. Everton become the first team to win in Bern since Liverpool in 2012.

  99. Post update

    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    Everton come forward through Steven Naismith in pursuit of a fifth. He passes to Luke Garbutt, who then loses possession. That's probably the last attack of the game.

  100. Blues defender sees red

    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    John Stones
  101. Post update

    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    Three minutes of added time and Everton are looking good to head back home with a three-goal cushion ahead of the second leg.

  102. Post update

    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    Worth remembering that Young Boys were ridiculously strong at home. They had scored 13 goals and conceded just one in their five previous Europa League matches in Bern this season and have been well beaten tonight.

  103. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Celtic Football Club: The legends of '67 will be hoping that, tonight, Celtic Park will be celebrating the heroes of 2015.

    Celtic Park ahead of the Europa League match against Inter Milan
  104. Post update

    Celtic v Inter Milan (20:05)

    Don't forget Celtic also host Inter Milan in the Europa League this evening and you can follow a dedicated live text commentary here.

    It promises to be some atmosphere at Celtic Park.


    BSC Young Boys 1-4 Everton

    That's Romelu Lukaku's last action of the game and he gets a deserved round of applause as he heads off the pitch with three goals to his name.

    Christian Atsu, who was player of the tournament at the Africa Cup of Nations, is on in his place. He scored an absolute belter at the Afcon, worth a look if you have not seen it!

  106. Post update

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    Steven Naismith is nails. He runs off his injury and moments later Everton are so close to a fifth. Romelu Lukaku powers away from the home defence and tries to lift the ball over Yvon Mvogo, who makes a great save.

  107. Post update

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    Roberto Martinez

    Steven Naismith is down clutching his leg after overstretching to challenge for possession. The result may be good, but some of these injuries may be a concern for Roberto Martinez.

  108. Post update

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    Looks like Christian Atsu, fresh from returning from the Africa Cup of Nations where he helped Ghana to the final, is about to come on.


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    Yellow card for Romelu Lukaku. Not sure what for, even he doesn't seem to know what for as he shrugs his shoulders at the referee in disbelief.


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    Another change for Young Boys as Tauljant Sulejmanov replaces Renato Steffen for the final 12 minutes.

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    Alex Barton: Who says the Europa League is boring? Red card, missed penalty, and a perfect hat trick. That's entertainment!

  112. Post update

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    Romelu Lukaku

    Scrap that, they get forward as Romelu Lukaku goes for a fourth but he is offside as he heads wide from a cross.

  113. Post update

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    Alexander Gerndt again has a chance, but the effort is blocked for a corner. Everton are not being adventurous now they are down to 10 men.

  114. Post update

    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Kazim Kazim-Richards (formerly Colin in his days in English football) has bagged an equaliser for Feyenoord in Roma, cancelling out Gervinho's first-half strike to leave the scores locked at 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, while Hulk has given Zenit St Petersburg a 1-0 lead at PSV Eindhoven.

    A brace from Bas Dost has put Wolfsburg 2-0 up against Sporting Lisbon and a Kenneth Petersen own goal has increased Club Brugge's lead to 3-0 at Aalborg while Jaba Kankava and Ruslan Rotan have put Dnipro 2-0 up at home to Olympiakos.

    Torino still have a 2-1 advantage over Athletic Bilbao while Napoli have not yet extended their 3-0 lead at Trabzonspor in the second half.

  115. Post update

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    A fine introduction to the game by Alexander Gerndt as the former Swedish player of the year meets a cross to volley a shot straight at Tim Howard. A little more to the left or right and that would have been 4-2.


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    Antolin Alcaraz is on for James McCarthy as Robert Martinez makes his second change. Young Boys also make a change as Milan Gajic is replaced by striker Alexander Gerndt.

  117. CLOSE!

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    Romelu Lukaku should have his fourth! Substitute Luke Garbutt crosses low from the right and the bounce on the artificial pitch catches out the Young Boys defender but also surprises Lukaku, with the ball bouncing off his foot and wide from barely four yards out.

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    Rich Olyott: I think Everton should play all their games away in Europe!

    John Pierce: Perfect hat trick. Header, then right foot, then left foot.

    Freddy Howardinho: Great game for the neutrals in Switzerland.

  119. Team news

    Celtic v Inter Milan (20:05)

    Celtic start with the same XI as the one that began the match against St Johnstone on Saturday. That means European debuts in a Celtic jersey for Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths keeps his place up front.

    The only slight surprise in the Inter Milan line-up is the inclusion of Rodrigo Palacio ahead of Mateo Kovacic.

    Celtic XI: Gordon; Matthews, Denayer, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Mackay-Steven, Johansen, Armstrong; Griffiths.

    Inter Milan XI: Carrizo; Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Santon; Medel, Guarin, Kuzmanovic; Shaqiri; Palacio, Icardi.


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    Guillaume Hoarau

    Oh my. A terrible, terrible penalty by Guillaume Hoarau. This was a golden chance to get his side back into the game but he steps up far too casually to launch the spot kick high and wide.


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    John Stones brings down Guillaume Hoarau

    Penalty to Young Boys as John Stones brings down Guillaume Hoarau. Stones is also red carded. Big chance for the hosts to get back into this....

  122. Team news

    Tottenham v Fiorentina (20:05 GMT)

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has left in-form striker Harry Kane on the bench as he hands Roberto Soldado a chance to impress in attack as part of six changes from the side which lost 3-2 at Liverpool last time out.

    Ben Davies and Federico Fazio come in for Eric Dier and Danny Rose in defence while Andros Townsend, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho come in for Ryan Mason, Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela in midfield.

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella gives a Europa League debut to Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, who has joined on loan until the end of the season from Chelsea as part of the deal which took Juan Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge.

    Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who is on a season-long loan with the Florence club, is named among the substitutes for the visitors at White Hart Lane.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Soldado.

    Fiorentina XI: Tatarusanu, Rodriguez, Basanta, Savic, Pizarro, Joaquin, Fernandez, Valero Iglesias, Pasqual, Salah, Gomez.

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    Freddy Howard: Important Everton leave Switzerland so they have an easy second leg - gives them the opportunity to concentrate on vital Premier League matches.

    Matt Austin: I think the reason Everton look better tonight is because in the league teams have learned that sitting deep nullifies us. Not so in Europe.

  124. GOAL

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    Romelu Lukaku

    Romelu Lukaku completes a great night as he scores his third of the game and it is a typical Lukaku strike. He charges away on the attack, gets beyond a defender to leave him one-on-one and he sidefoots home.

    A few Young Boys players seem unhappy, though, as it appeared some had stopped as James McCarthy was down injured and needed treatment.

    Romelu Lukaku

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    Bryan Oviedo limps off and, as expected, on comes Luke Garbutt.

  126. Post update

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    It looks like Bryan Oviedo's game is over. He has injured his hamstring having bumped Renato Steffen off the ball to prevent him crossing. Luke Garbutt is instructed to warm up quickly.

  127. Post update

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    A chance for Everton as Bryan Oviedo sends a cross into the area, Steve von Bergen tries to head the ball away but only as far as Kevin Mirallas, unmarked on the right side of the area, but he lashes his shot wide.


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    Ross Barkley

    Ross Barkley is booked but it could have been much worse. The Everton midfielder was down on the ground after a challenge and got knocked in the head by the trailing foot of Sekou Sanogo. Barkley gets up and pushes Sanogo and out comes the yellow card and the referee screams a warning at Barkley.

  129. Post update

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    Tim Howard's first action of the second half is to help a speculative cross-shot over the bar. It looked like it was going over, but he couldn't be too sure. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.

  130. Team news

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge makes his European debut for the Reds having missed the whole of their Champions League campaign through injury.

    Reds boss Brendan Rodgers makes one change from the side which beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup with Jordon Ibe in for the suspended Lazar Markovic. Raheem Sterling is back on the bench following a recent foot injury.

    Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic includes Demba Ba in his starting line-up after the striker shook off a slight knock. It will be the first time Ba has faced Liverpool since scoring for Chelsea last year in a win which damaged the Reds' title hopes.

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Allen, Henderson, Moreno, Ibe, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge.

    Besiktas XI: Gonen, Kurtulus, Franco, Gulum, Motta, Hutchinson, Kavlak, Tore, Sosa, Sahan, Ba.

  131. KICK-OFF

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    Can the second half live up to the first? Will Romelu Lukaku complete his hat-trick?

    We are back under way.

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    Cris Kai: Was Lukaku too expensive for Chelsea? I don't believe there are so many Lukaku's there...he is a great striker!

    Dom Breslin: Please can Everton have an artificial pitch next season. Great half.

    Andy McNamara: Wow! This is the Everton we wanted. Vigour, pace and passion very evident today.


    Tottenham v Fiorentina (20:05 GMT)

    Striker Harry Kane starts on the bench for Tottenham against Fiorentina.

    Tottenham XI: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Paulinho; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Soldado.

  134. HALF-TIME

    Elsewhere in Europe...

    Is Napoli's tie with Trabzonspor all over at half-time in the first leg? The Italian club lead 3-0 thanks to goals from Henrique, Gonzalo Higuain and Manolo Gabbiadini.

    A brace from Maxi Lopez has given Torino a 2-1 lead over Athletic Bilbao, who took the lead through Inaki Williams. Gervinho has put Roma are 1-0 up at the break against Feyenoord, while Obbi Oulare and Lior Rafaelov have given Club Brugge a 2-0 lead away at Aalborg.

    The other two early kick-offs are goalless at the interval, and if you want to keep up to date with the goals as they go in visit our live scores page here.

  135. Chelsea ban three supporters

    Just away from tonight's game, Chelsea ban three supporters from Stamford Bridge after fans of the club appeared to prevent a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

    Life banning orders will be issued if there is deemed sufficient evidence of the fans' involvement in the incident, the football club said. Police are investigating the incident.

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    The current scene at Anfield ahead of tonight's Europa League last 32, first-leg clash with Besiktas.

    The current scene at Anfield ahead of tonight's Europa League last 32, first-leg clash with Besiktas.

    Liverpool v Besiktas (20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge makes his European debut. Raheem Sterling, who had a late fitness test, is on the bench.

    Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Allen, Henderson, Moreno, Ibe, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge.

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    James Fearon: We've scored lovely goals but this linesman is absolutely shocking.

  139. Post update

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    Just caught a replay of Sekou Sanogo's effort that hit the post. It was far too fast to spot in real time but it was actually great defending on the line by James McCarthy. He didn't know much about it as the ball struck his knee and flew onto the post, but he was in the right place at the right time.

  140. HALF-TIME

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    Half-time already? That was great entertainment and I suspect there are more goals to come in the second half.

  141. Lukaku's three and easy

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    Romelu Lukaku

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    Everton are playing some great football going forward but their defence is a little suspect. They fail to defend a free-kick properly and Sekou Sanogo picks up a loose ball, no-one closes him down, and he drives an effort through a crowd of players and onto the post. A let-off for the Toffees.

  143. Post update

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    The hosts have a pop from distance, Milan Gajic fizzing in a low effort from well over 30 yards and it needs Tim Howard to get down and push the ball behind for a corner.

  144. GOAL

    BSC Young Boys 1-3 Everton - Romelu Lukaku