Michy Batshuayi made his Chelsea debut as Antonio Conte secured his first victory since being appointed head coach with a 3-0 win over RZ Pellets WAC.
Despite not being on the official team sheet, Batshuayi came on as a second-half substitute for Diego Costa and almost immediately marked his first appearance with a goal, racing clear of the RZ Pellets defence before unleashing a fierce shot that was deflected over by a recovering defender.
By that stage Chelsea were already a goal ahead thanks to...
Henrikh Mkhitaryan's trio of late goals helped Borussia Dortmund see off Wolfsberger AC 5-0 in their Europa League qualifier second leg. The Bundesliga club won the tie against their Austrian opponents 6-0 on aggregate.
With the two sides level at the break and Dortmund holding a 1-0 aggregate advantage from their first-leg win in at Wolfsberg, Marco Reus finally got things started for Thomas Tuchel's club with a 48th-minute goal.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who just signed a new five-year deal to...
West Ham were eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday after losing 2-1 to FC Astra in Romania.
Slaven Bilic left a host of first-team players at home ahead of the second leg -- despite the fact it was hanging in the balance following a 2-2 draw at Upton Park a week ago -- and Astra advanced to the playoff round 4-3 on aggregate.
Things were looking up for the Premier League side when new signing Manuel Lanzini scored three minutes into his West Ham debut.
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...