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Summary

  1. Baines with deflected low drive from edge of area
  2. Rooney makes second Everton debut
  3. Everton three matches away from group stage
  4. Toffees last played in Europe in 2015
  5. Aberdeen earn 2-1 win over Apollon Limassol

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    Right, that's it from us for tonight.

    You can read the report and get reaction right here.

    On to Slovakia next week...

  2. FULL-TIME

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Job done. Sort of?

  3. Post update

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Wayne Rooney is going to get 90 minutes under his belt anyway. And he has shown glimpses of his quality, as well as reminders of his lack of sharpness these days.

    Almost full time.

    Wayne Rooney
  4. Post update

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Should he go down?! Sandro is into the area, a challenge comes in, he hurdles it but is forced wide and the chance has gone. Is that a penalty if he goes down? I think so...

  5. Post update

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    How many positives will Ronald Koeman take from this? Again Everton are sloppy at the back as Maarten Stekelenburg has to save from a volley as a free-kick is not dealt with.

    Tom Davies gets a huge cheer as he replaces Davy Klaassen.

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Ruzomberok will fancy this at their place next week, Everton get just 450-odd tickets. Small ground.

    Ademola Lookman is on for Kevin Mirallas.

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    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Defending a one-goal lead in the second leg will be tough for Everton so they can't sit back in the closing stages. They are pushing on too, dominant on the ball.

    They have looked a much better side since Sandro came on up front. Wayne Rooney has basically had a free role since.

  8. Post update

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    A fine ball releases Sandro down the left-hand side, he powers into the area and shoots when he could have perhaps found Davy Klaassen inside. From the corner though he volleys over and then has another shot well blocked. A man desperate for a debut goal!

    Davy Klaassen
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    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Wayne Rooney goes for the Hollywood ending, shooting from 40 yards but it's way back into the stand. He still gets a 'Rooney! Rooney!' from the fans though. I don't think the 'number nine' role is for him any more, but he has looked much better since Sandro came on.

  10. GREAT SAVE!

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Miles better from Everton, much more fluid in attack now as Sandro starts a move on the right, it's crossed in, Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen are both in there but instead drops for Kevin Mirallas - whose shot is brilliantly tipped over by Matus Macik!

    Magic.

  11. Post update

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Sandro collects a pass from Leighton Baines and opens up a yard of space but, with the Gwladys craning their collective necks forwards in anticipation of a shot, he loses the ball. He looks keen though, the new number nine.

  12. Post update

    Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    A few more goals would be just the ticket for Everton though, or else it's a tricky trip away next week. Wayne Rooney looks much more at home deeper.

  13. GOAL - Everton 1-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Leighton Baines

    Massive deflection!

    But Everton do lead. A corner is headed out, Leighton Baines is perfectly stationed to meet the ball on the bounce and his crisp shot flies in via a hefty touch off Erik Daniel.

    Leighton Baines scores for Everton
  14. Post update

    Everton 0-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Everton look brighter already since that change...

  15. Post update

    Everton 0-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Wayne Rooney has now come out to the right-hand side with Sandro through the middle. I saw nothing in that opening hour to suggest that Rooney is still at home right up front. There is a reason he lost his place there for England and for Manchester United.

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Everton 0-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Michael Keane heads wide from a Kevin Mirallas free-kick. Things have to change for Everton. And it is Sandro who comes on with half an hour or so to go - he replaces Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

    Bit of a reshuffle?

  17. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Everton 0-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    So close! Everton so nearly behind as a free-kick from deep is met by the forehead of Jan Maslo, Maarten Stekelenburg gets a superb touch onto it and pushes it against the crossbar!

    Several players were offside, in fact, but that would have stood.

  18. CLOSE!

    Everton 0-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    Simon Kupec is the first man booked for a wild aerial challenge, the free-kick is not dealt with and Kevin Mirallas has a blistering shot headed clear off the line!

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    Adam Shougee: Hopefully Everton doesn't fall in the same trap Southampton/Hull/West Ham/Wigan did. Exciting team can do well in Europa League.

    Kevin Mirallas
  20. CLOSE!

    Everton 0-0 MFK Ruzomberok

    That's more like it! Goodison is rocking again after two good chances in close succession. First Davy Klaassen spins on the edge of the area and is inches away from finding Wayne Rooney in the middle, and seconds later Klaassen heads wide from a peach of a Cuco Martina cross.

    Is that the spark Everton needed?