Unai Emery’s Gunners have now won 11 games in a row in all competitions — the club’s best run since 2007 — and are on the verge of qualifying for the Europa League last 32.Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan dropped their first points in Group F as goals from Antonio Sanabria and Giovani Lo Celso, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, earned Betis a famous 2-1 win in Italy.Patrick Cutrone grabbed a consolation for Milan who finished the game with 10 men after Samuel Castillejo saw red for the hosts in injury time.Olympiakos beat Dudelange of Luxembourg 2-0 in the group’s other fixture, while there was more misery for Brendan Rodgers and Scottish champions Celtic in Germany.Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha and Portugal winger Bruma, who scored against Scotland in a friendly this month, were both on target in the first half as RB Leipzig won 2-0.Salzburg picked up a third successive victory to stay top of Group B as Munas Dabbur netted twice in a 3-0 defeat of bottom side Rosenborg. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Danny Welbeck celebrates netting the winner for Arsenal in LisbonPARIS, France, Oct 25 – Danny Welbeck pounced on a defensive lapse to snatch a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday, while seven-time European champions AC Milan crashed to a home defeat by Real Betis.England forward Welbeck struck a 78th-minute winner in Portugal as he punished a mistake by former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates to hand Arsenal a third win in three matches in Group E.
SOCCER: Donal O’Brien Ulster Inter-Provincial side got their preparation for the All-Ireland Intermediate title underway last night at the Finn Valley Centre, Ballybofey.O’Brien’s squad played their first friendly ahead of the competition which kicks-off on Friday, 2nd October against the Munster Senior League. In what was a competitive and entertaining friendly with Derry City’s U19 side, O’Brien will be happy with his sides performance.They took the lead after just two minutes when Davitt Walsh expertly dispatched his effort with a superbly placed finish with his left foot.Derry took a while to settle – but when they did they caused problems for Ulster and deservedly through level midway through the half.In the second-half, Derry got off to a flier and took the lead just two minutes after the restart. However, O’Brien’s charges took control and equalized thanks to a penalty from Darren McElwaine.Ulster squandered some great chances to win, while McElwaine and Jonathan Minnock saw their efforts crash off the woodwork late on.Ulster play Dergview next Wednesday before they head to Dublin for the tournament the following weekend.Ulster play Munster on Friday night, Connacht on Saturday and then face Leinster on Sunday afternoon.O’Brien’s side are aiming to win the competition for a third successive year.The squad is as follows: Gavin Culllen, Mark Moran, Malachy McDermott, Brendan Fildara, Christy McLaughlin, Peter Doherty, Gerard McLaughlin, Jimmy Bradley – (Cockhill Celtic ) Jonathan Minnock, Mark Forker, Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers) Eugene Ferry, Declan Lynch, Gareth Breslin (Bonagee United) Laurence Toland (Swilly Rovers) (Davitt Walsh, Shaun McElwaine (Fanad United) Shay Dunlop, Ryan Doherty, Stephen Mills (Derry City)SOCCER: ULSTER INTER-PROVINCIAL SIDE DRAW WITH DERRY CITY IN WARM-UP FIXTURE was last modified: September 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:soccerSport