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Everton crushed in Europa League
February 26th, 2010 2:44AM

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[EUROPA LEAGUE] Everton suffered its worst loss since the arrival of Landon Donovan on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy, falling to Portugal's Sporting Lisbon, 3-0, in the second leg of their Europa League series and exiting the competition in the round of 32. The loss would have been worse but for a great game by Tim Howard.

Goals from Miguel Veloso, Pedro Mendes and Matias Fernandez after the hour mark gave Sporting Lisbon the win.

Howard made a great save to deny Joao Moutinho from close range and tipped a shot from Abel over the bar.

Everton won the first leg at home, 2-1.

Meanwhile, Fulham and Liverpool, the two other EPL teams still alive in Europe's No. 2 competition both advanced.

Results:
Anderlecht 4 Athletic Bilbao 0 (Aggregate: 5-1)
Fenerbahce 1 Lille 1 (2-3)
Galatasaray 1 Atletico Madrid 2  (2-3)
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 Rubin Kazan 0 (0-3)
Juventus 0  Ajax 0 (2-1)
Marseille 3 FC Copenhagen 1 (6-2)
PSV 3 Hamburg 2 (3-3; Hamburg advances on away goals)
Roma 2 Panathinaikos 3 (4-6)
Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Fulham 1  (2-3)
Sporting 3 Everton 0  (4-2)
Red Bull Salzburg 0 Standard Liege 0 FT (2-3)
Unirea Urziceni 1 Liverpool 3  (1-4)
Valencia 1 Club Brugge 0  (1-1)
Werder Bremen 4 FC Twente 1  (4-2)
Wolfsburg 4 Villarreal 1  (6-3



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