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Europa League: Callum Hudson-Odoi gets first Chelsea goal as Blues pummel PAOK, Rangers only manage goalless draw against Villarreal

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Chelsea have secured their place at the top of their group while Steven Gerrard’s men must win their final match to make it to the last 32

After Arsenal and Celtic both secured wins earlier on Thursday night, it was left to Chelsea and Rangers to carry on the good results for the British teams in the Europa League.

There were no problems for Maurizio Sarri’s men who swept aside PAOK but ten-man Rangers battled to a goalless draw at home to Villarreal.

It was a night to remember for Callum Hudson-Odoi

It was a night to remember for Callum Hudson-Odoi

Below you can read the best of the action from Chelsea and Rangers’ matches.

Chelsea 4-0 PAOK Salonika

Olivier Giroud scored twice and Callum Hudson-Odoi netted his first goal for Chelsea as the Blues cruised to a 4-0 Europa League victory over 10-man PAOK at Stamford Bridge.

Yevhen Khacheridi was sent off for the Greek visitors after just seven minutes and Olivier Giroud scored twice before half-time, the second a brilliant volley from a Cesc Fabregas pass.

The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi scored after 60 minutes before providing a goal for Alvaro Morata, on for Giroud, as the Blues responded from the loss to Tottenham with a fifth win from five European games.

Giroud scored the Blues’ first two goals

Giroud scored the Blues’ first two goals

Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

Rangers remain in the hunt for the Europa League last 32 after Steven Gerrard’s side survived 45 minutes with 10 men to claim what could yet be a crucial point from Villarreal.

A controversial red card for Daniel Candeias just before half-time left Gers up against it.

But for the second time in this campaign, the Light Blues frustrated the Yellow Submarine as they battled to a merited 0-0 draw at Ibrox.

And it leaves their destiny firmly in their own hands – with victory against Rapid Vienna in Austria in two weeks’ time guaranteeing passage to the knock-out rounds.

Glenn Middleton’s late strike was ruled out for offside

Glenn Middleton’s late strike was ruled out for offside

This story was originally published by talkSPORT

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