Stoke reach Europa League knockout stages after 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev

Stoke 1 – Dynamo Kiev 1 (Europa League, December 1, 2011) (Longer highlights.) A Matthew Upson own goal midway through the first half put the Ukranians in charge at the Britannia. With nine minutes remaining Kenwyne Jones equalised with a massive goal, converting a Pennant cross. Post-match interviews: Tony Pulis & Cameron Jerome.

Late Marc Janko goal secures FC Twente win over Fulham

FC Twente 1 – Fulham 0 (Europa League, December 1, 2011) An 88th minute goal from substitute Marc Janko secured the win for the Dutch side. Fulham’s frustrating night was compounded late on with Andy Johnson sent off for two bookings.

Bilbao beat Bratislava

Athletic Bilbao 2 – Slovan Bratislava 1 (Europa League, December 1, 2011) De Marcos put the home side ahead on 15, Filip Sebo equalised for the visitors but Susaeta won it with 15 minutes to go thanks to a cute header.

Sporting ease past Zurich 2-0

Sporting Lisbon 2 – Zurich 0 (Europa League, December 1, 2011) Ricky van Wolfswinkel lashed home the opener with typical predatory instincts. Valeri Bojinov headed home the second.

Quaresma at the double as Besiktas win 5-goal thriller at Maccabi Tel Aviv

Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 – Besiktas 3 (Europa League, December 1, 2011) A stunning volley from Ricardo Quaresma on the stroke of half-time have the Turks the lead in Israel. Ibrahim Toraman made it 2-0 after the break but back came the Israelis with goals from Shiran Yeini and Moshe Lugasi. Only for Ricardo Quaresma […]

Raul scores 72nd European goal as Schalke see off Steaua

Schalke 2 – Steaua Bucharest 1 (Europa League, December 1, 2011) Kiriakos Papadopoulos headed Schalke ahead on 25. Eight minutes later Raul Rusescu equalised but on 57 minutes Raul won the match with a typical predatory finish.

Wisla Krakow secure 2-1 victory at Odense

Odense 1 – Wisla Krakow 2 (Europa League, December 1, 2011) Early goals from David Biton and Patryk Malecki (fine individual goal) secured the win despite Rasmus Jensen halving the deficit.

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