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Braga and Wolves into Europa League last 32 after six-goal thriller

Friday, 2019-11-29 08:39:12
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Soccer Football - Europa League - Group K - S.C. Braga v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Estadio Municipal de Braga, Braga, Portugal - November 28, 2019 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Adama Traore in action with S.C. Braga's Ricardo Horta. (Reuters)
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Wolverhampton Wanderers and Braga played out a thrilling 3-3 draw as they booked their places in the Europa League knockout stage with a game to spare along with AZ Alkmaar, Vfl Wolfsburg and Gent after the early group games on Thursday (Nov 28).

* Kazakh champions Astana fought back to surprise a youthful Manchester United 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday (Nov 28).

* Unai Emery's future as Arsenal coach was plunged into further doubt on Thursday (Nov 28) when the Gunners slumped to a 2-1 loss in the Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt.

* Canadian Nicholas Latifi said his dream had come true after Williams announced on Thursday (Nov 28) he would be making his Formula One debut in 2020 as Robert Kubica's replacement.

* The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed to buy a 65% stake in Indian Super League (ISL) football team Mumbai City FC, the City Football Group (CFG) said in a statement on Thursday.

* Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday announced her return to competitive tennis at the Hobart International in January, two years after taking a maternity break.

* England’s World Cup cricket hero Ben Stokes and world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year at the Sports Journalists Association (SJA) British Sports Awards on Thursday.

* Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is set to return to the octagon on Jan. 18 where he will take on veteran American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout at UFC 246, promotion boss Dana White has told ESPN.

Reuters, CNA