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Man City 2 Arsenal 1 - WENGER'S FINISHED!

Arsene Wenger is finished. He's not a winner. Arsenal deserves something better.

Europa League round of 32 draw 2016-17

Roma vs Villarreal and Fiorentina got Borussia Monchengladbach... These are some incredible match ups though. I think Villarreal are very beatable this year. They're still a strong side but not as strong as they were under Marcelino. They even lost at home to Osmanlispor.

Ibra's licking his lips - Against St Etienne: 13 apps, 14 goals. This is like the second year in a row where the Europa League is shaping up to be way more exciting and interesting than the Champions League.

Europa League round of 32 draw 2016-17

Athletic Bilbao vs Apoel Nicosia
Legia Warsaw vs Ajax
Anderlecht vs Zenit St Petersburg
Astra Giurgiu vs Racing Genk
Manchester United vs St Etienne
Villarreal vs Roma
Ludogorets vs FC Copenhagen
Celta Vigo vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Osmanlispor vs Olympiakos
Gent vs Tottenham Hotspur
Rostov vs Sparta Prague
Krasnodar vs Fenerbahce
Borussia Monch. vs Fiorentina
AZ Alkmaar vs Lyon
Hapoel Be'er Sheva v Besiktas
PAOK Salonika vs Schalke

CONMEBOL has awarded Chapecoense the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title

CONMEBOL has awarded Chapecoense the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title and the prize money that comes with it. Atlético Nacional to win a special "Conmebol Centennial Fair Play Award" and 1 million dollars in recognition.
Now that's official, the football community looks forward to the 2017 Recopa Sudamericana (Conmebol's version of the European Super Cup), when Chapecoense and Atlético Nacional (who were also the Libertadores champions) will finally have the chance to play the game that never happened.

I hope Chape manages to rebuild itself enough to somewhat be competitive by then. Atlético Nacional has handled perfectly so far, but I'm pretty sure they'll go for the win once the Recopa comes around (and that would be normal).
If the game is to be broadcast everywhere, it would be kinda sad to see Chape getting utterly dominated for either 90 minutes or however long Atlético will decide to run circles around them before settling down and letting the clock run o…