Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle all progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League but it was a tough night for Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 thanks to another two goals from Luis Suarez but it wasn’t enough as the Reds crashed out on away goals.
Chelsea, last season’s Champions League winners, are the 7/2 favourites to win the Europa League, closely followed in the betting by Zenit at 15/2. Tottenham are 17/2 after a last-minute Moussa Dembele strike saw them see off Lyon, and Newcastle are 20/1 to win the tournament outright.
Europa League last 16
Viktoria Plzen v Fenerbache
Benfica v Bordeaux
Anzhi v Newcastle
Stuttgart v Lazio
Tottenham v Inter
Levante v Rubin Kazan
Basel v Zenit
Steaua Bucharest v Chelsea
Today’s racing comes from Sandown and Warwick or if you like getting down and dirty on the all-weather there are meetings from Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Dundalk.
With the temperatures dropping, Paddy’s got his eye on all the meetings across the UK, Ireland and abroad. Stay up to date with all the racing information right here.
American actress Goldie Hawn has been in a relationship with Kurt Russell since 1983 but never tied the knot. 30 years later the two are still together but Kurt hasn’t put a ring on it. This evening in the 5.20pm at Warwick, Goldie Horn, the horse not the actress, has her first race under rules for the duo of Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies. Goldie Horn will be hoping she won’t always be a bridesmaid and never a bride by getting her nose in front first time out.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have both sensationally been knocked out in the first round of the WGC Matchplay Championship at The Golf Club in Arizona. Apparently the weather and the fashion sense aren’t the only unpredictable things in the desert. This is the first time in 11 years that both of the top two seeds have been eliminated in the opening round.
It is the most competitive competition in golf with 64 of the world’s best going head-to-head and Luke Donald is now the man who leads the betting at 9/1. He faces Scott Piercy in round two this afternoon. The pick of the clashes today are Sergio Garcia against Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson against Jim Furyk.
If your selection is leading through 12 holes but fails to win, Paddy Power will refund your losing bet on that match.