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Football: Juve taking nothing for granted in Europa League

Juventus are theoretically only four matches away from a Europa League final date in their own Turin stadium. But the runaway Italian league leaders are unlikely to go into Thursday's quarter-final first leg away against French club Lyon taking anything for granted. That is especially the case after they suffered only their second league defeat in 31 matches at the hands of Napoli at the weekend. So Juve will be keen to make sure that 2-0 reverse does not signal the start of a slump.

Football: Basel get one-game Europa League stadium ban

Swiss club FC Basel must play their Europa League quarter-final first leg clash against Valencia behind closed doors after being punished for the violent behaviour of their fans. UEFA also fined FC Basel 107,000 euros ($147,500) after objects, including cigarette lighters, were thrown on to the pitch in their last-16 clash against Salzburg last week with the referee halting the game for 10 minutes. A second one-match stadium ban was suspended for two years, UEFA said. Basel and Valencia meet on April 3. kn/pgf/dhe/dj/ps

Football: Europa League results - collated

Europa League last 16, second leg results on Thursday: At Ramenskoye, Russia Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) 0 AZ Alkmaar (NED) 0 AZ Alkmaar win 1-0 on aggregate At Lisbon Benfica (POR) 2 (Garay 34, Lima 90+5-pen) Tottenham (ENG) 2 (Chadli 78, 79) Benfica win 5-3 on aggregate At Valencia, Spain Valencia (ESP) 1 (Alcacer 59) Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 0 Valencia win 4-0 on aggregate At Pilsen, Czech Republic Viktoria Pilsen (CZE) 2 (Kolar 60, Tecl 62) Lyon (FRA) 1 (Gomis 45+3)

Football: Europa League results - 3rd update

Europa League last 16, second leg results on Thursday (all kick-offs GMT): At Ramenskoye, Russia Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) 0 AZ Alkmaar (NED) 0 AZ Alkmaar win 1-0 on aggregate At Lisbon Benfica (POR) 2 (Garay 34, Lima 90+5-pen) Tottenham (ENG) 2 (Chadli 78, 79) Benfica win 5-3 on aggregate At Valencia, Spain Valencia (ESP) 1 (Alcacer 59) Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 0 Valencia win 4-0 on aggregate At Pilsen, Czech Republic

Football: Europa League results - collated

Collated Europa League round of 32, second-leg results on Thursday: At Kazan, Russia Rubin Kazan (RUS) 0 Real Betis (ESP) 2 (Nono 45, Ruben Castro 64) Betis win 3-1 on aggregate At Sofia Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) 3 (Bezjak 67, Zlatinski 78, Juninho Quixada 88) Lazio (ITA) 3 (Baldé 1, Perea 54, Klose 82) Ludogorets win 4-3 on aggregate At Basel, Switzerland FC Basel (SUI) 3 (Stocker 18, Streller 60, 71) Maccabi Tel Aviv (ISR) 0 Basel win 3-0 on aggregate At Salzburg, Austria

Football: Europa League last 32 second leg fixtures

Fixtures for Thursday's Europa League last 32, second leg matches (kick-offs GMT): At Kazan, Russia (1700) Rubin Kazan (RUS) v Real Betis (ESP) First leg: 1-1 Kick-off 1800 At Naples, Italy Napoli (ITA) v Swansea (ENG) First leg: 0-0 At Seville, Spain FC Sevilla (ESP) v Maribor (SLO) First leg: 2-2 At Donetsk, Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Viktoria Plzen (CZE) First leg: 1-1 At Razgrad, Bulgaria Ludogorets (BUL) v Lazio (ITA) Ludgorets lead 1-0

Football: Europa League last 32 second leg fixtures

Fixtures for Thursday's Europa League last 32, second leg matches (kick-offs GMT): At Kazan, Russia (1700) Rubin Kazan (RUS) v Real Betis (ESP) First leg: 1-1 Kick-off 1800 At Naples, Italy Napoli (ITA) v Swansea (ENG) First leg: 0-0 At Seville, Spain FC Sevilla (ESP) v Maribor (SLO) First leg: 2-2 At Donetsk, Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Viktoria Plzen (CZE) First leg: 1-1 At Razgrad, Bulgaria Ludogorets (BUL) v Lazio (ITA) Ludgorets lead 1-0

Football: Chelsea look to seal progress, Dortmund in danger

Four teams have already qualified for the last 16 ahead of matchday five of this season's Champions League group phase. On Tuesday, Chelsea can also clinch progress with just a point in Switzerland, while Arsenal could wrap up qualification too. Group E FC Basel (SUI) v Chelsea (ENG)

Football: Ivory Coast's Sio joins Basel from Wolfsburg

Ivory Coast forward Giovanni Sio has joined Swiss champions FC Basel from Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg for an undisclosed fee, the German club announced on Saturday. Basel have confirmed the move and Sio is set to play in their Champions League play-off, first-leg tie against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday if the paperwork is completed in time. The 24-year-old Sio, who signed for Wolfsburg in January 2012, made only 10 Bundesliga appearances, including the final 10 minutes of Wolves' 2-0 defeat at Hanover 96 last weekend.

Football: Basel's English graveyard awaits for Chelsea

Chelsea will attempt to succeed where Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur both failed when they tackle Swiss side FC Basel in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. Winners of last season's Champions League, Chelsea have had to make a priority of Europe's second-tier cup competition this term as opportunities for winning silverware have fizzled out around them.
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