Full-time: FC Augsburg 0-0 Liverpool

Full-time: FC Sion 1-2 Sporting Braga

Full-time: Galatasaray 1-1 Lazio

Full-time: Marseille 0-1 Athletic Bilbao

Full-time: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Schalke

Full-time: Sparta Prague 1-0 FK Krasnodar

Full-time: Sporting CP 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Full-time: Valencia 6-0 Rapid Vienna

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