Sports News Review starts with the football, and a big surprise in the last qualifying round for the UEFA Europa League prepared the Romanian Astra, which has eliminated West Ham with a total score of 2:1, after tonight celebrated an away game with 1:0. Placement in the group stage of the competition achieved also Qarabag, which at home eliminated Goteborg with aggregate score 3:1; Panathinaikos, who eliminated Brondby with an overall score of 4:1; Fenerbahce, which was on two matches better than Grasshoppers with the total score of 5:0; Liberec, which on home ground confirmed the triumph against AEK Larnaca and qualified with total score of 4:0; Austria Vienna, that eliminated Rosenborg with 4:2 on aggregate; Krasnodar, which with 4:0 eliminated Partizani; Anderlecht, which was better than Slavia Prague with a total score of 6:0; Astana, which has eliminated BATE Borisov with an overall score of 4:2; Genk, which by 4:2 on aggregate eliminated Lokomotiva Zagreb; Osmanlispor, which was better than Midtylland with an overall score of 3:0; PAOK, which again defeated Dinamo Tbilisi and qualified with the total score of 5: 0; Gent, which on away was convincing against Shkendija and advanced with the total score of 6: 1; Sparta Prag, which in front of their fans beat Sonderjyuske with 3: 2 and with that result won the placement; Gabala, which regardless of tonight’s defeat against Maribor qualified with an overall score of 3:2; AZ Alkmaar, which eliminated Vojvodina with 3:0 on aggregate; Sassuolo, which was better than Crvena zvezda and qualified with an overall score of 4:1; St. Etienne, who eliminated Beitar with an overall score of 2:1; Shakhtar, who eliminated Basaksehir with the total score of 4:1; Rapid Vienna, which despite tonight’s defeat of Trencin won a place in the group stage with an overall score of 4:2; Olympiacos, who after extra time eliminated Arouca with 3:1 on aggregate; Maccabi Tel Aviv, which tonight on away was defeated by Hajduk Split with 2:1, so after the penalty shootouts chested place in the group stage.
Today in Monaco was conducted the draw for the group stage of the Champions League. The compositions of the groups for the 2016/17 season are:
Group A: PSG, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets
Group B: Benfica, Napoli, Dynamo Kyiv, Besiktas
Group C: Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic
Group D: Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV, Rostov
Group E: CSKA, Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham, Monaco
Group F: Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sporting, Legia
Group G: Leicester City, Porto, Club Brugge, Copenhagen
Group H: Juventus, Sevilla, Olympique Lyonnais, Dinamo Zagreb
The first round of the Champions League is scheduled for September 13 and 14, the second is playing on 27 and 28, third on 18 and 19 October, the fourth on November 1 and 2, the fifth on 22 and 23, and the last sixth round is scheduled for 6 and 7 December. The Champions League final will be played on June 3 at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe for the 2015/16 season. He was elected by the votes of journalists from 55 UEFA member countries, and has been awarded after the draw for the group stage of the Champions League.
Goal of Barcelona player Lionel Messi against Roma in the Champions League has been declared as the best in the last season in the choice of UEFA.
Goalkeeper of the national team of Netherlands and Ajax Jasper Cillessen arrived today in Barcelona to sign a contract with the Spanish champions. Ajax as a compensation should earn 14 million euros.
Manchester City has hired goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for 18 million euros, confirmed the Spanish club. Chilean national team player signed a contract for four years.
A defender Milan Bisevac after only eight months in the Italian Lazio returned to the French Ligue 1, where he signed a two-year contract with the team of Metz.