05/10/2023 Football

05/10/2023 Football – Plenty of games are being played today. In the Europa League, West Ham, Brighton and Liverpool are among those in action.

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Europa League

05/10/2023 Football – Europa League – Aris Limassol v Rangers

📅 Rangers captain James Tavernier believes Steven Davis’ appointment as interim manager will inspire the team to perform better in the Europa League.


  • 🇮🇪 Steven Davis is the new interim manager for Rangers.
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Rangers captain James Tavernier praises Davis as both a player and person.
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Rangers are facing Aris Limassol in the Europa League.
  • 🤝 Davis has had limited time to prepare the team.
  • 🇧🇾 Aris Limassol’s recent success is attributed to a takeover by Belarusian businessman Vladimir Fedorov.
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Kemar Roofe may feature for Rangers.
  • 🚑 Several Rangers players are injured.
  • 🇰🇿 Aris Limassol’s head coach, Aleksey Shpilevsky, has experience in Kazakhstan and led Aris to their first title.
  • 🥅 Aris Limassol expects a challenging game against Rangers.
  • 📊 Match statistics include Rangers’ previous performances against Cypriot clubs and Aris Limassol’s home record.
  • ⚽ Abdallah Sima has a strong record in the UEFA Europa League.

05/10/2023 Football – Europa League – Freiburg v West Ham

📊 West Ham is on a 16-game unbeaten streak and can break a record in the Europa League. Michail Antonio is sidelined, and Danny Ings will likely start.


  • 🏆 West Ham has won six out of nine games in all competitions this season.
  • 🇪🇺 They aim to set a record for the most European matches unbeaten by an English side.
  • 🤔 Manager David Moyes is surprised to be compared to famous teams like Man City, Leeds, and Tottenham.
  • 👏 Moyes hopes to continue their success in Europe after winning the Europa Conference League last season.
  • ⚽ Striker Michail Antonio is unavailable due to a tight adductor muscle, with Danny Ings expected to start against SC Freiburg.

05/10/2023 Football – Europa League – Marseille v Brighton

Brighton’s Pervis Estupinan will miss their first European away game due to a muscle injury, a blow to the team’s Europa League campaign.


  • 🚑 Brighton’s Pervis Estupinan sidelined for a month with a muscle injury.
  • ⚽ He will miss Brighton’s historic Europa League trip to Marseille.
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Brighton is currently sixth in the Premier League.
  • 🏟️ The team is coming off a 6-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
  • 🗣️ Manager Roberto de Zerbi emphasizes the importance of reacting positively to recent setbacks.

05/10/2023 Football – Europa League – Liverpool v Union Saint-Gilloise

Liverpool faced a 2-1 defeat against Tottenham in the Premier League, with a late own goal by Joel Matip. Dutch forward Cody Gakpo got injured in the same match and won’t play against Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League.


  • ⚽ Liverpool lost 2-1 to Tottenham in the Premier League, with a 96th-minute own goal by Joel Matip.
  • 🚑 Cody Gakpo, who scored Liverpool’s only goal, sustained a knee injury during the match.
  • 🗣 Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Gakpo’s injury occurred before he scored the goal.
  • 🏆 Liverpool previously won 3-1 against LASK Linz in their Group E opener in the Europa League.
  • 🇧🇪 Union Saint-Gilloise (USG), the Belgian Pro League leaders, drew 1-1 with Toulouse in their first match.
  • 🇦🇷 Argentine defender Kevin Mac Allister is part of USG’s squad and might face his brother, Liverpool midfielder Alexis, in the upcoming match.

05/10/2023 Football – Other Football


1:30am UK THU / 8:30pm ET WED
COPA LIBERTADORES – Internacional v Fluminese
Australia – beIN Sports 3
Canada – beIN Sports
Indonesia – Mola TV
New Zealand – beIN Sports NZ
USA – beIN Sports

3:30pm UK / 10:30am ET
INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE – Jamshedpur v Hyderabad
UK – OneFootball
India – Sports18

6:30pm UK / 1:30pm ET
South Africa – Supersport PSL

7:00pm UK / 2:00pm ET
LIGA F – Barcelona v Valencia
International – DAZN

05/10/2023 Football Gossip & News

  • Manchester United and Manchester City are in the running to acquire Brighton’s Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma, aged 26. However, the player might choose to renew his contract with Brighton.
  • Despite a rocky beginning to the season, Erik ten Hag is expected to remain Manchester United’s manager for the near term.
  • Juventus is showing interest in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, the 28-year-old Denmark midfielder, who is considering exiting Tottenham unless he gets regular playing time.
  • A host of top clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich are vying for 15-year-old American prospect Julian Hall from New York Red Bulls.
  • To keep Alphonso Davies away from the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, Bayern Munich is planning to extend the 22-year-old Canadian’s contract.
  • Leroy Sane, the 27-year-old German winger at Bayern, might exit next summer, with Barcelona and Real Madrid as potential destinations.
  • If 23-year-old Emile Smith Rowe leaves Arsenal, West Ham is among several clubs interested in the English midfielder.
  • Fiorentina aims to extend the contract of 19-year-old Italian Under-19 defender Michael Kayode amidst interest from Arsenal.
  • Chelsea might recall 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos from his loan at Nottingham Forest if he fails to secure consistent first-team football. Barcelona is also keeping tabs on him.
  • Nico Williams, Athletic Club’s 21-year-old Spanish midfielder, is nearing a contract renewal, effectively ending interest from Brighton and Aston Villa.
  • Premier League heavyweights like Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United are eyeing 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Quinten Timber from Feyenoord.
  • 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney may depart from Brentford in January, with Chelsea and Tottenham as probable landing spots.
  • Burnley is looking at 18-year-old Romain Esse, an England Under-19 midfielder from Millwall.

Thursday’s gossip: Mitoma, Ten Hag, Hojbjerg, Davies, Sane, Hall, Timber, Toney – BBC Sport

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