Southampton enjoyed a dream return to continental football, hitting three past Vitesse Arnhem as they secured a first European win in nearly 34 years.
Saints have endured a topsy-turvy time since their last dalliance with football on this stage in 2003, dropping down to League One and the verge of liquidation before rising to last year secure their best ever Premier League finish.
That surprise seventh place brought with it qualification for the Europa League, which Ronald Koeman's men started with...
West Ham will face FC Astra Giurgiu or Romania in the Europa League third qualifying round after surviving penalties in Malta on Thursday.
The Premier League side played with 10 men for over an hour against Birkirkara after James Tomkins was sent off, and will resume their campaign at home next Thursday.
FC Astra advanced after a goalless draw with Inverness, going through 1-0 on aggregate.
Aberdeen are the only Scottish team remaining and will face Kairat Almaty of Kazakstan in the third...
Chelsea signed teenage midfielder Danilo Pantic from Partizan Belgrade on Thursday and loaned him to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
Pantic, 18, is a Serbian youth international and played in last year's Under-19 European Championship.
A central or left midfielder, Pantic also gained Europa League experience a year ago with Partizan, featuring against Tottenham.
He's already made his debut in a Vitesse shirt in a preseason friendly last week.
"I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, the champions of the...
Southampton will face Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem in the third qualifying round of the Europa League, while West Ham were handed a potential tie against Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle should they both progress.
Saints finished seventh in the Premier League last season and so were among the sides for Friday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland.
The fixture will see Southampton manager Ronald Koeman return to the Netherlands, where he previously managed Vitesse before moving to England.