LIVE – Everton in Europa League action

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Everton take a slender lend to Slovakia as Ronald Koeman‘s men square off against minnows MFK Ruzomberok on Thursday.

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Leighton Baines‘ deflected effort is all that separates the teams following the first leg of their UEFA Europa League third-qualifying round first leg at Goodison Park last Thursday.

Koeman will be hoping for a much more fluid display from his attackers in the second leg as the Toffees aim to move one step closer to reaching the Europa League group stage.

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Elsewhere there are plenty of European giants with a lot of work to do to reach the playoff round with AC Milan only 1-0 up against CSU Craiova after the first leg of their encounter, Athletic Bilbao is locked at 1-1 with Dinamo Bucharest ahead of the second leg at the San Mames on Thursday, while PSV Eindhoven trail Croatia’s Osijek 1-0 after a shock first-leg defeat in Holland last week.

Everton’s trip to the tiny northern Slovakian town of Ruzomberok kicks off at 2:45 p.m. ET and you can follow all the action from Slovakia, and around Europe, by clicking on the link above.