The Europa League Round of 32 second legs keep coming on Thursday. [ LIVE: Europa League scores ] After Manchester United, Schalke and Krasnodar all booked their spots in the last 16 on Wednesday, the 13 remaining clashes take place across Europe on Thursday. Tottenham Hotspur host Belgian outfit Gent at a sold-out Wembley Stadium as close to 90,000 fans will roar on Mauricio Pochettino‘s men. Harry Kane and Co. will need all the help they can get too as Tottenham trail 1-0 from the first leg in Belgium last week. Elsewhere, APOEL Nicosia, Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk will all look to overturn narrow deficits, while Ajax, Osmanlispor and Genk will be hoping to make home advantage
Iñaki Williams has made it clear that he wants to continue at Athletic Club Bilbao for the long-term despite recent comments made by the Spaniard indicating the opposite. Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have both been linked with his services in recent months but the 22-year-old has now claimed his first choice will always be to stay at the Basque side. Last year Williams put pen to paper on a new deal at Athletic Club side until 2021, raising his release clause to €50m (£42.3m, $52.9m) from his original €20m.
There have been few more romantic tales in European football in recent years than that of Sociedad Deportiva Eibar. The tiny Basque club’s promotion to the top tier of Spanish football in 2014 captured the imagination of football fans around the world. The fact that nearly three years on, they are not only still in La Liga, but flourishing in the top half of it, is nothing short of remarkable. The unlikeliness of their presence at the right end of one of the world’s strongest leagues is difficult to understate. The town of Eibar is home to just over 27,000 people, a figure that would only fill six of the current 20 stadiums in La Liga. There are quite literally hundreds of larger towns and cities