Football Today, March 17, 2022: West Ham set to extend Europa League dream

After a big Wednesday at the top of the Premier League and in the Champions League, the relegation battle and other European competitions take center stage tonight.

West Ham and Leicester are looking to book quarter-final places, while Everton know three points are essential against Newcastle.

European Adventures

The Hammers face the difficult task of overturning a 1-0 first-leg deficit as they host Sevilla at the London Stadium.

David Moyes’ side have been a breath of fresh air in this term’s competition, but the six-time winners know how to get the job done.

Anthony Martial could be crucial to the Spaniards’ chances tonight, although staying in Andalusia beyond his current loan deal with Manchester United seems unlikely.

Barcelona are prominent in Europe’s second tournament but were held to a goalless draw by Galatasaray at Camp Nou last week.

It’s a pivotal week for Barca and they have to start it with a win in Turkey tonight ahead of El Clasico on Sunday.

Patson Daka could be key for Leicester with Jamie Vardy injured again

In the Europa Conference League, Leicester is in control to reach the round of 16 against Rennes.

They won the first leg 2-0 but will have to finish the job in France without Jamie Vardy – how can they cope without the veteran goalscorer?

Everton v Newcastle

Everton only sit outside the relegation zone on goal difference, but they have three games in hand, starting with visiting Newcastle tonight.

It’s a huge opportunity for Frank Lampard’s side to take a step towards Premier League safety – and keep Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The striker is an injury doubt for the game but is attracting plenty of interest from other top-flight clubs.

Wednesday’s reaction

Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson helped Liverpool to a 2-0 win at Arsenal
Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson helped Liverpool to a 2-0 win at Arsenal

Liverpool beat Arsenal 2-0 last night to move within a point of leaders Manchester City with the title race well and truly on.

Left-back Andrew Robertson spoke about the rest of the season after his assist in the 2-0 win.

Meanwhile, LiveScore Daily sums up the best of the reaction to Chelsea’s win at Lille and the top news from around the world of football.

And there’s more

Gareth Southgate names his 2022 England first team 2pm before friendlies with Switzerland and Ivory Coast later this month.

Additionally, our daily transfer column focuses on the news that Borussia Dortmund expect Erling Haaland to move to Manchester City this summer.

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