Liverpool and Tottenham progress to Europa League knockout stages | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2015

Liverpool and Tottenham has progressed to the knockout
stages of the Europa League.

Both teams secured their place in the round of 32 with one
group game remaining.

New reds manager Jurgen Klopp will be delighted to have his
side in with a chance of European glory. Despite some minor hiccups, Liverpool
has found their form since defeating Manchester City 4-1, followed by their victory
against Bordeuax 2-1 this morning.

It could have gone all wrong against the French side, after
reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet held the ball for more than 20 seconds. He was
penalized with an indirect free kick which was put away by Henri Saivet.

Liverpool were saved by James Milner before Christian
Benteke stepped up to score the winner.

Harry “hurricane” Kane was once again the saviour for Tottenham
this morning in Azerbaijan. The 1-0 win was never going to come easy as
Tottenham faced one of their most difficult fixtures. The stadium which sits in
the capital of Azerbaijan is 8046.72kms away from Tottenham. Tottenham had
never travelled that far for a competitive fixture.

The home fans were full of voice, which made the conditions
even more difficult for Tottenham. Kane failed to produce any impact in the
first half, but his persistence paid off after Son’s attempt was put into the
back of the net by Kane.

The 1-0 result was enough to secure them a spot in the next
round.

AWAY FANS BANNED FROM FRENCH FOOTBALL

Away fans have been banned from attending French football matches
as a result of the terror shootings earlier this month in Paris.

The reasoning for the decision is due to a lack of police
forces, which has been put in place until December 10 (Last game of Europa
League stages).

Monaco also barred Anderlecht fans from their Europa League
match this week.

The United Nations are holding a climate summit in Paris
from 30th of November to 11th of December.

DROGBA- MLS MORE OF A CHALLENGE THAN PREMIER LEAGUE

 Former Chelsea legend Didier Drogba believes that the MLS
can be more challenging than the English Premier League.

In an interview with Reuters, Drogba reveals that the travel
time is a major aspect which makes the MLS so difficult. Most players in the
Premier League only have to travel  30
minutes to an hour for Domestic leagues whereas teams in the MLS have to cross
the entire country to play league games.

Drogba also believes the MLS will be one of the most
powerful leagues in years to come.

“I think it’s going to be one of the most important and
decisive leagues in the world in a few years” – and the quality of
players in the league.

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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