Europa League

PAOK sinks in the Danube while Olympiakos cruises to victory

Olympiakos took another leap toward qualifying from its Europa League group through an emphatic win over Dudelange at home on Thursday, as PAOK suffered another reverse at the hands of Vidi, this time in Budapest.

The Reds defeated their visitors from Luxembourg with a 5-1 score, having led 4-0 from the first half.

Reds succumb to Milan but PAOK sweeps BATE

Olympiakos surrendered its early lead as it crumbled at Milan to concede three goals in 10 minutes, but PAOK built on its own early lead to defeat host BATE Borisov in Thursday's group games for the Europa League.

AC Milan beat Olympiakos 3-1 at the San Siro despite the Greeks' lead up to the 70th minute through a Miguel Angel Guerrero strike on the 14th minute.

Goalkeeper Petkov Gets Bulgarian Call up at 42

SOFIA (Reuters) - Slavia Sofia's 42-year-old goalkeeper Georgi Petkov has rejoined the Bulgarian national squad ahead of their UEFA Nations League matches against Cyprus and Norway.

Petkov, who was born in March 1976, last appeared for the Balkan country in a friendly international against Switzerland in February 2009 and has been selected several times since.