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Alexander Esswein
Alexander Esswein saw his shot saved by Simon Mignolet on the stroke of half-time, while substitute Ji Dong-Won hit the post AFP

That will just about do it for this live blog, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for post-match reaction from the WWK Arena. Goodnight.

Here are the full-time scores from across the seven other late Europa League matches tonight...

FC Sion 1-2 Sporting Braga

Galatasaray 1-1 Lazio

Marseille 0-1 Athletic Bilbao

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Schalke

Sparta Prague 1-0 FK Krasnodar

Sporting CP 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Valencia 6-0 Rapid Vienna

Not much to shout about throughout that relatively drama-free 90 minutes. Liverpool failed to create much by way of clear opportunities to snare a crucial away goal, but will fancy their chances of reaching the last 16 with the second leg at Anfield to come on 25 February.

Things could have been different for the hosts had Esswein taken his chance on the stroke of half-time or substitute Ji's late strike took a more favourable bounce off the woodwork.


FC Augsburg 0-0 Liverpool

Stafylidis with another inviting cross that falls to no-one. Feulner then becomes the latest Augsburg player to be booked for bringing down Coutinho in midfield.

Two minutes of added time signalled by the fourth official. Is there any late drama to come in this one?

That was Altintop's last contribution, with the former Schalke midfielder now replaced by Koo Ja-Cheol.

After Hitz comfortably saves Ibe's tame drive, the hosts counter and Altintop's deep cross from the right is nodded down by Caiuby.

Ji reacts quickest to get his shot away, but the ball hits the outside of the post and drifts wide.

Augsburg look to muster a late chance as Altintop finds Feulner, but the offside flag is raised after Esswein panics under pressure from several red shirts.

No composure whatsoever there.

A change for each side with 10 minutes remaining. Augsburg swap for Werner for Ji and Liverpool withdraw Milner in favour of Jordon Ibe.

Something of a let-off for Liverpool as Stafylidis drifts into the penalty box unmarked but fails to adjust properly to the cross and sees his prodded effort deflect off Caiuby and wide.

Moreno is now shown a yellow card for a rather innocuous foul on Feulner. That seemed harsh.

Coutinho releases Milner down the right, but his dangerous whipped ball for Origi is just about dealt with by Janker.

Werner is then retrospectively booked for a late tackle on the Brazilian. The home crowd whistle in protest as they feel Milner should also have his name taken for a reckless slide.

Henderson's header finds Moreno, who takes a touch before producing a shot from 25 yards that swerves violently before awkwardly skipping up off the turf. An uncertain Hitz does well to push it up into the air and behind.

Milner once again tries to pick out Henderson with the corner, but his latest effort from the edge of the box, a dipping volley, travels over the crossbar.

Puzzling defending from Moreno. Caiuby feeds Werner on the left and his swinging ball towards Esswein is headed back in towards the six-yard box by the Spanish left-back.

Luckily for him, Mignolet can gather.

68 minutes on the clock and Klopp makes his first change with Sturridge replaced by Origi. A penny for Christian Benteke's thoughts...

A failed Liverpool corner almost creates an opportunity on the break for Halil Altintop.

The Turkish veteran plods forward, yet Werner is slow in getting up to support and the visitors get enough bodies back to snuff out the danger.

More attacking intent from Liverpool after the break as Sturridge's shot is held by Hitz and Clyne's cross towards Moreno is turned behind.

Kohr is then cautioned for hauling down Firmino. From the free-kick, Toure misses his chance to connect with a close-range header but the ball almost trickles in anyway as Caiuby's attempted clearance ricochets off home skipper Paul Verhaegh.

So close to a Liverpool opener as Firmino and Milner combine down the right-hand side but Sturridge inexplicably fails to convert the latter's low cross from yards out.

At the other end, Feulner fancies his chances from long range but his well-struck shot is off target.

Much more incisive and fluid passing from Liverpool ends with Moreno picking out Coutinho, but his stabbed effort on goal is sent well wide.

Milner slides the ball out to Henderson, who looks to cut inside and shoot but is flagged for offside. That looked a poor decision at first glance.

The game is back up and running. Let's all hope that the second 45 is an improvement on the first...

Half-time scores

FC Sion 0-1 Sporting Braga

Galatasaray 1-1 Lazio

Marseille 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Schalke

Sparta Prague 0-0 FK Krasnodar

Sporting CP 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Valencia 5-0 Rapid Vienna

Some much needed relief for birthday boy Gary Neville at the Mestalla....


FC Augsburg 0-0 Liverpool

Mignolet has had his fair share of critics this season, but that was a confident stop to deny Esswein after the former German U21 international had created space for the shot.

Under pressure, the goalkeeper then nearly spills a deep cross from the right but he regathers the ball and Liverpool survive.

An enticing cross from Stafylidis lurks menacingly inside Mignolet's six-yard box but Sakho can clear.

One minute of stoppage time to be added at the end of the first half.

Can gives the ball away in his own half while trying to control Henderson's pass. It breaks kindly for Kohr, who unleashes a powerful effort that fizzes wide.

Better from the Bundesliga side as Werner's dangerous free-kick ends up outside the box, where Stafylidis strikes an ambitious shot that is turned behind by Firmino.

Strong defending from Sakho to meet the subsequent corner at the front post.

Augsburg have had some joy getting the ball out into wide areas tonight, but the quality of their final ball has been dire. Caiuby is the latest guilty party as his cross is hit straight at Sakho.

Sturridge with a chance to stretch his legs as he runs forward with menace before a hopeful long-range shot is deflected wide.

Coutinho's corner is then pulled back to Henderson just outside the penalty area, but his drive is caught by Hitz.

The distinct lack of quality on display in this game is perfectly summed up by a dreadful low pass from Milner that fails to clear the first man.

Caiuby is lucky to escape a caution as he controls a cross at the back post with his hand. 15 minutes remaining until half-time.

This is certainly not a classic by any means. Yet...

Moreno thunders forward down the Liverpool left after exchanging passes with Coutinho but he is eventually forced out by Dominik Kohr. That was a strong run from the oft-unconvincing Spaniard.

Augsburg win a free-kick in a good position following a foul by Clyne on Werner. The latter then flights in a good delivery towards Klavan, but Toure successfully intervenes.

Almost a clear opening for Sturridge as Philippe Coutinho slides a low pass into the penalty area but Klavan gets a foot on the ball and Hitz can collect.

A huge blow now for Augsburg as Bobadilla, their top scorer this season with 17 in all competitions, cannot run off that hamstring twinge and is replaced by Brazilian striker Caiuby.

The first yellow card of the evening is awarded to Janker for a late sliding challenge on Sakho. He can have no complaints about that.

Painful for Can as he is accidentally clattered by the falling Feulner. Liverpool are a tad fortunate to win the free-kick, but it is wasted anyway.

The opening 18 minutes of this match have been played at a rather relaxed pace. Nothing major for either goalkeeper to worry about thus far.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson forces the game's first corner. Milner's delivery is excellent, but Hitz claims after Can's header is flicked towards goal from close range by Sturridge.

Alexander Esswein looks to pick out Bobadilla with the cross but Kolo Toure is alert to clear.

The Paraguayan's subsequent ball towards Werner then fails to finds its target.

A moment of relief for Markus Feulner as his attempted pass back to Christoph Janker is intercepted by Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian then cuts inside but his low shot is weak and easily held by Marwin Hitz.

No attacking threat from Liverpool just yet. Bobadilla looks like he is going to be able to continue but his movement is noticeably sluggish.

An unconvincing defensive header from Mamadou Sakho only turns former Fulham full-back Kostas Stafylidis' searching cross as far as Bobadilla, but his effort is driven into the ground and well over.

The usually powerful striker then loses out to Alberto Moreno in a physical challenge and he appears to have hurt his hamstring. This could be very bad news for the hosts.

Almost an early opportunity for Augsburg dangerman Bobadilla but a through ball towards the Paraguay international is overhit and comfortably gathered by Simon Mignolet.

A fine atmosphere at the WWK Arena as Spanish referee David Fernandez Borbalan gets the first half underway.

Here are all of tonight's full-time scores (18.00 kick-offs):

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Porto

FC Midtjylland 2-1 Manchester United

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Anderlecht 1-0 Olympiacos

Sevilla 3-0 Molde

St Etienne 3-2 Basel

Villarreal 1-0 Napoli

The final whistles are sounding across tonight's 18.00 GMT matches. In Denmark, Manchester have slumped to a 2-1 defeat against FC Midtjylland courtesy of goals from Pione Sisto and Paul Onuachu. Memphis Depay had put the visitors ahead eight minutes before the break.

As for Tottenham, they will take a potentially pivotal away goal back to White Hart Lane after a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Federico Bernardeschi's deflected second-half effort cancelled out Nacer Chadli's penalty that was won by Ben Davies.

Augsburg boss Weinzierl, meanwhile, wishes this tie had come in the midst of Liverpool's well-documented injury crisis...

I would have preferred to play against Liverpool six weeks ago. They are getting better each week and injured players are coming back. With these players Liverpool is a much better team with high quality.

We are expecting a very good opponent, who has the ambition to win this competition. So the roles are clear. "Our goal is to play well and fight for a good position before the second leg.

Just over 20 minutes remaining until kick-off. Here is what Klopp has had to say in the build-up to his return to Germany:

I feel great [to be back], it's just a situation that happened. I didn't actually flee from Germany and I've always felt well here! My last memory from Germany is Oktoberfest, everything was great. The only difference here, it's a full room, just a different language.

A lot depends on their selection but they're a really good German team, compact, very physical. They're good, they know what they're doing, and they try to do it really well in the Europa League. It's not as if every single game we play we do so well and get the good results. Yes, in the Bundesliga, some results weren't so good, but everyone wants to get as far as they can in the Europa League and that's the aim of both teams.

My cousin lives here, it's a really nice town. I like the south of Germany, it's the lifestyle. I lived in the Black Forest myself for 19 years so I'm used to this environment and feel comfortable here. All I know is that we usually won here. I think Augsburg is cool, I really like it here, everything is very traditional, real, and you can play real football here. What more can I add?

Klopp's men travel to the WWK Arena with something of a spring in their step after that humbling of lowly Villa that saw six different scorers in Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and even Kolo Toure. That victory, Liverpool's first in the Premier League since a nine-goal thriller at Norwich in January, saw them move up to eighth place.

It is worth noting that the Reds exited the Europa League at the last-32 stage last season following a penalty shootout defeat to Besiktas in Istanbul. This year, they won two and drew four of their matches en route to topping Group B ahead of FC Sion, Rubin Kazan and Bordeaux.

Many Liverpool supporters may be unfamiliar with tonight's opponents, who are playing their first knockout match in European competition. After pipping Schalke to fifth spot in 2014-15, 14th-place Augsburg have endured something of an underwhelming season and currently sit only six points ahead of Hoffenheim in the promotion-relegation place.

Weinzierl's side finished second behind Athletic Bilbao in Europa League Group L, winning three of their six matches and ousting Partizan Belgrade only on goal difference. They warmed up for this tie - which Klopp, who will be more familiar with Augsburg, labelled as the biggest game in their history - by losing 2-1 at home to reigning champions Bayern Munich on 14 February. Their only win in six games came at Hamburg on 19 December.

As for Augsburg manager Markus Weinzierl, 38-year-old former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger - yes, that one - is unavailable due to a bout of bronchitis.

Striker Ji Dong-won, whose previous clubs include Reading, Sunderland and Borussia Dortmund, has been suffering from a knee injury but he is deemed fit enough for the bench.

Tobias Werner, Raúl Bobadilla and Ragnar Klavan all start.

Liverpool are also without Dejan Lovren tonight as the Croatian centre-back deals with a family illness.

Adam Lallana, Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel and Jordan Rossiter all remain sidelined, as do long-term absentees Joe Gomez and Danny Ings.

Augsburg: Hitz, Verhaegh, Janker, Klavan, Stafylidis, Feulner, Altintop, Kohr, Werner, Esswein, Bobadilla

Substitutes: Gelios, Opare, Koo, Ji, Caiuby, Max, Thommy

Following Sunday's 6-0 thrashing of sorry Aston Villa, Klopp has named an unchanged starting XI for the first time since succeeding Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

Lucas is back among the substitutes after missing that aforementioned win with a slight muscle injury, with Kevin Stewart dropping out of the matchday squad after limping out of training in midweek with bruising to his ankle. Jon Flanagan's place on the bench is taken by fellow right-back Connor Randall.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Milner, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge

Substitutes: Ward, Randall, Caulker, Lucas, Ibe, Origi, Benteke.

Team news from Bavaria is on its way...

Good evening and a very warm welcome to IBTimes UK's third live coverage of a busy night of Europa League last-32 action.

With the list of fixtures traditionally split over two different kick-off times, here we focus on the 20.05 games as Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side back to Germany for their first leg against Bundesliga outfit FC Augsburg at the WWK Arena.

That will be our main focus, but we will also bring you half-time and full-time scores from the following matches:

FC Sion vs Sporting Braga

Galatasaray vs Lazio

Marseille vs Athletic Bilbao

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Schalke

Sparta Prague vs FK Krasnodar

Sporting CP vs Bayer Leverkusen

Valencia vs Rapid Vienna