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Ed Aarons is enjoying the party.

Conference League full-time scores

Group A

Lille 3-0 Ki Klaksvik
Slovan Bratislava 1-2 Olimpija Ljubljana

Group B

Maccabi Tel-Aviv 3-1 Gent
Zorya Luhansk 4-0 Breidablik

Group C

Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 Ballkani
Viktoria Plzeň 3-0 Astana

Group D

Club Brugge 3-1 Bodo/Glimt
Lugano 0-2 Besiktas

There is a party at the Amex. They a very happy about not needing to be in the playoff round next year.

Europa League full-time scores

Group A

Olympiakos 5-2 Backa Topola
West Ham 2-0 Freiburg

Group B

Ajax 3-1 AEK Athens
Brighton 1-0 Marseille

Group C

Aris Limassol 1-3 Sparta Prague
Real Betis 2-3 Rangers

Group D

Raków Częstochowa 0-4 Atalanta
Sporting Lisbon 3-0 Sturm Graz

FULL TIME! Real Betis 2-3 Rangers

What a night for Rangers! Some drinks will be taken on in Seville tonight.

Rangers celebrate
Rangers raised the roof in Andalucia. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Shutterstock

Full-time: Brighton 1-0 Marseille

Top spot for the Seagulls.

Joao Pedro celebrates
Joao Pedro won it late on for Brighton. Photograph: Ian Walton/AP

While running the clock down, Matondo decides to shoot from 20 yards. No idea why.

Rangers wait around 45 seconds to take a throw. It’s good stuff.

Rangers doing their best to eat up time.

Full-time: West Ham 2-0 Freiburg

The Hammers top the group.

Edson Alvarez and Mohammed Kudus celebrate
West Ham prevailed after goals from Edson Alvarez and Mohammed Kudus. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Five minutes added on in Seville …

De Zerbi jumps into the crowd to celebrate. It is good stuff down at the Amex.

GOAL! Brighton 1-0 Marseille (Joao Pedro, 88)

A vicious strike from the Brazilian puts Brighton top of the group.

Joao Pedro shoots
Joao Pedro shapes to score a late goal for Brighton! Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

I think Rangers might need a more sophisticated plan for the final five minutes. Maybe add someone into central midfield and use Roofe to stretch Betis, who will leave space.

Rangers have dropped quite deep and are just looking to clear the ball upfield whenever it comes near their defence.

Rangers are doing their best to sneakily waste some time. Still eight minutes – plus injury time – to go …

Rangers are currently top of the group and Real Betis are heading out …

GOAL! Real Betis 2-3 Rangers (Roofe, 78)

Rangers have a corner on the left. Barisic sends an outswinger into the box. It reaches Goldson at the back post, who pulls it back to Matondo and Roofe is the one to bundle the ball home.

Kemar Roofe scores for rangers
Kemar Roofe pokes ‘Gers ibto the lead! Photograph: Florencia Tan Jun/UEFA/Getty Images

Dunk lines up a free-kick from 35 yards but it hits the wall. All the buildup for nothing.

Rangers need to win if they are to progress in the Europa League. This could be a fun final 15 minutes or so.

Sterling is on the deck after getting an accidental elbow to the face. He is a nasty blow and the medics are taking their time.

Doan takes aim for the far post but Fabianski gets down well to palm the shot away and the rebound is whacked over.

NO GOAL! An Isco corner is flicked across goal at the front post, Butland saves it and the ball rebounds out to Perez who bundles it in via his hand. The assistant calls an offside but then VAR has a good long look and eventually rules it out for handball. The right decision in the end …

Everything Betis do seems to go through Isco. After a troubled year or so, it is good to see him bak in form.

Brighton have sent Evan Ferguson on …

This is my first viewing of Ross McCausland for Rangers. He looks like a lively player on the wing. No fear and plenty of running in him.

Freiburg enjoy a little spell of possession in and around the West Ham box but they do not trouble Fabianski thanks to a couple of blocks.

Lammers is bundled over on the edge of the box by Isco. He seems to go down looking for a penalty but only gets a free-kick. Could he stay on his feet?

Little known fact: I have had a chat with Connor Goldson in Andalucia this year, so he must be thinking a lot about that while in Seville tonight. There was an owl show going on in the background.

A Real Betis free-kick is swung into the box. Roca should nudge it in from six yards but he barely makes contact and Butland blocks. The ball rebounds onto Davies’ hand but the referee and VAR do not think it is a penalty.

Bowen ignites a West Ham attack and slips the ball to Kudus, who cuts inside onto his left but his shot drifts just wide.

Alvarez off, Fornals on for West Ham.

A good save from Pau Lopez prevents Gilmour opening the scoring for Brighton after the Scot takes aim from 25 yards.

Billy Gilmour has a shot at goal
Gilmour has a dig, but can’t break the deadlock. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Paqueta is showing off some tricks and flicks but then gives the ball away. Rohl picks it up and drives for the box but his shot is well head by Fabianski.

West Ham have started in lively fashion. Emerson gets beyond the Freiburg defence and tries to lift the ball over the goalkeeper but the goalkeeper blocks the shot.

Second half

The whistles are blowing across Europe.

Always good to see a local lad do well, regardless of the club.

Conference League half-time scores

Conference League

Group A

Lille 1-0 Ki Klaksvik
Slovan Bratislava 1-1 Olimpija Ljubljana

Group B

Maccabi Tel-Aviv 2-0 Gent
Zorya Luhansk 3-0 Breidablik

Group C

Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 Ballkani
Viktoria Plzeň 0-0 Astana

Group D

Club Brugge 1-0 Bodo/Glimt
Lugano 0-1 Besiktas

Andy Hunter was there for Liverpool’s defeat in Belgium.

Europa League half-time scores

Group A

Olympiakos 3-0 Backa Topola
West Ham 2-0 Freiburg

Group B

Ajax 2-1 AEK Athens
Brighton 0-0 Marseille

Group C

Aris Limassol 0-3 Sparta Prague
Real Betis 2-2 Rangers

Group D

Raków Częstochowa 0-2 Atalanta
Sporting Lisbon 1-0 Sturm Graz

GOAL! West Ham 2-0 Freiburg (Alvarez, 42)

The Hammers are heading for top spot after the Mexican doubles the lead.

Edson Alvarez shoots to score
Edson Alvarez breaks from deep to bag his first goal for the Hammers! Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Brighton’s Joao Pedro moves the ball quickly between his feet to make space for a shot but he cannot put any power into it and Pau Lopez drops on the ball.

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