Barcelona suffer La Liga title blow as Girona claim top spot
La Blaugrana were unable to find a late response against their Catalan neighbours as the visitors reclaimed top spot in the table.
La Blaugrana were unable to find a late response against their Catalan neighbours as the visitors reclaimed top spot in the table.
In each of their previous five Premier League games, Spurs had scored first only to lose four and draw one. It was an unprecedented series of collapses. Could they finally capitalise from a position of strength?
Abdoulaye Doucoure and substitute Lewis Dobbin both fired home first-time efforts in the second half as Sean Dyche's side moved four points clear of the relegation zone.
The Giallorossi thought the evening was off to a perfect start when Lukaku met the Paulo Dybala flicked cross with a header from six yards after five minutes, but it was all downhill after that.
This is Leverkusen’s second draw in a row after last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund but they still extend their lead at the top of the table after Bayern Munich’s loss on Saturday.
Emma Hayes admitted Chelsea were “bullied” by Arsenal and that the Women’s Super League champions were “as bad as I’ve seen us for a long time” in their 4-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium in front of a WSL record crowd of 59,042.
Manchester United kept pace in the Women's Super League title race with a comfortable victory at Tottenham Hotspur.
After a quiet first 45, Celtic ran riot in the second half as Fran Alonso's team pushed Spartans down into the relegation play-off spot.
In the 10th round of Serie A, Juventus shrugged aside Pomigliano by four goals to nil at the Lamarmora Stadium.
The visitors, who have picked up 22 points this season, are currently leading the way at the top of the standings, while the Gunners are three points further back in second position. (Source: Sports Mole)
Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall knows the importance of Sunday's battle of the top two in the Women's Super League. So much so that he made a rallying cry to get the last few seats snapped up.
Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their top-four Liberty A-League battle.
Cortnee Vine made her long-awaited comeback from injury and scored the winning goal to lead Liberty A-League champions Sydney FC past Newcastle Jets 1-0.
Vesna Milivojevic scored a stunning hat-trick but she was left in tears after limping off with a knee injury in Canberra United 5-1 demolition of Brisbane Roar in the Liberty A-League.
Champions League outsiders Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United will both be aiming to rectify their midweek mistakes when they square off in Sunday's Premier League showdown in North London.
The Lilywhites made unwanted Premier League history in a 2-1 home defeat to West Ham United on Thursday evening, where their visitors were stunned 3-0 by relegation-battling Everton. (Source: Sports Mole)
This weekend’s Premier League action is rounded off by a meeting between two UEFA Champions League hopefuls on Sunday, with Tottenham and Newcastle United still separated by just one point in the table following their miserable defeats on Thursday.
A few weeks back, doom and gloom was surrounding Goodison Park. Everton’s 10-point deduction sent them plummeting to the bottom of the Premier League table. An angry fanbase threatened all kinds of retribution against the football authorities. (Source: Opta Analyst)
Third place Hoffenheim, coming from a shock 3-0 league defeat to Essen before the break, travel to fifth place Frankfurt looking for nothing short of a win, albeit a difficult task, as they look to keep pressure on Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg.
Defending champions AS Roma have their 100% record at stake when they host traditional rivals AC Milan at the Stadio Tre Fontane in the capital on Sunday afternoon.
Mohamed Salah scored his 200th Liverpool goal as Jurgen Klopp's side produced a late comeback against 10-man Crystal Palace to move top of the Premier League and increase the pressure on former boss Roy Hodgson.
Salah became only the fifth player to reach that landmark for the club, joining Ian Rush, Roger Hunt, Gordon Hodgson and Billy Liddell, when he ignited the fightback with a 76th-minute equaliser. (Source: BBC Sport)
Aston Villa head coach Carla Ward said that she couldn’t fault the effort of her players in their 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
The first-ever UEFA Women’s Nations League has not lacked drama, particularly in Group A1. In the final round of matches, England hammered Scotland 6-0, only for the Netherlands to take the top spot on goal difference.
Aston Villa moved to within two points of the summit of the Premier League with a narrow win over Arsenal, who missed out on a chance to go top.
Manchester United crumbled to a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Bournemouth at Old Trafford to leave manager Erik ten Hag under mounting pressure.
Jude Bellingham continued his remarkable start at Real Madrid by scoring his 16th goal in 18 games - but it was not enough to earn the La Liga leaders victory over Real Betis.
The bids include a joint one from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, who first announced their interest in hosting in October 2020.
Defending champions Bayern Munich slipped to their first Bundesliga defeat of the season as they were thrashed by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Taking on the most recent team to conquer them at Villa Park in the Premier League, Aston Villa host table-topping Arsenal in Saturday's mouthwatering West Midlands affair.
Both clubs marched to dramatic one-goal successes in midweek, as Unai Emery's crop bested Manchester City 1-0, while the Gunners produced one of their trademark late comebacks in a pulsating 4-3 beating of Luton Town.
The Portugal international returned to training this week and tests showed that the lesion in his thigh muscle had completely healed.
Dortmund have been somewhat inconsistent in recent weeks, losing twice to Stuttgart - 2-1 in the Bundesliga and 2-0 again in the DFB Cup during the week - and were heavily beaten by Bayern Munich too, but they did book their place in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages while also beating Borussia Mönchengladbach and drawing with high-flyers Bayer Leverkusen domestically.
Despite some questionable performances recently, Les Parisiens are becoming a results machine again. They have won seven Ligue 1 games on the bounce. A win against the energetic but leaky Canaris will boost Paris Saint-Germain’s confidence before their make-or-break Champions League group stage finale against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
As per the report, BVB are demanding that the Premier League side either agree to a straight swap between the two players or €30m for Malen.
Fati has impressed with the Seagulls, since making the move to the AMEX Stadium for the 2023/24 season, with four goals scored across Premier League and Europa League action.
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The Bianconeri were still missing Timothy Weah, Mattia De Sciglio, Paul Pogba and Nicolò Fagioli, but Danilo had his first start in six weeks.
Juventus will look to momentarily return to the top of Serie A when they welcome Napoli to the Allianz Stadium on Friday night.
Massimiliano Allegri's side have been trading blows with current leaders Inter Milan, as the runaway top two are separated by just two points.
Log leaders Barcelona have a relatively easy task as they host relegation-threatened SD Eibar at the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Saturday night.
The 53-year-old Dutchman moved to Old Trafford from Ajax in 2022 but has come under pressure during his second season at the club.
Unbeaten log leaders Lyon kickstart matchday 10 of the D1 Arkema when they welcome league debutants Lille OSC to Terrain d'honneur Gérard Houllier on Friday night.
The 62-year-old Italian coach took over the defending champions last month after the dismissal of Rudi Garcia, who failed to prove convincing in his first few months in the Campania capital.
Werner was called into the office of the Leipzig sporting director where he was ‘clearly and understandably’ told that he can leave the club on loan in the winter.
Marquinhos suffered a hamstring injury whilst on international duty with Brazil in November, and has not featured for PSG since.
On Thursday, Ter Stegen underwent the surgery in France, and MD have reported that it concluded without any complications. He was accompanied by Dr Pruna, Barcelona’s chief medical officer.
But on this occasion – a Premier League record fifth successive match that Tottenham have thrown away a lead – the excuses are starting to run thin.
The Toffees were sent tumbling into the bottom three by their 10-point deduction for breaking the top flight's financial rules, but moved back into safety thanks to late goals from Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure and summer signing Beto.
England captain Leah Williamson says recovering from a serious knee injury has "not been the easiest journey".
Howe’s worst fears over the shoulder injury Pope sustained during the 1-0 Premier League win against Manchester United on Saturday have been confirmed, with the 31-year-old due to undergo surgery that will put him out of action for four months.
The Poland international is one of the most sought-after properties on the Serie A market, as he is currently set to become available as a free agent at the conclusion of the 2023-24 campaign.
Chelsea defender Aniek Nouwen has ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while on duty with the Netherlands Under-23 team.
The 24-year-old has returned to Chelsea to begin her rehabilitation, the club announced.
Nouwen joined the Blues from PSV Eindhoven in 2021 and spent the second half of the 2022-23 campaign on loan at AC Milan. (Source: BBC Sport)
One of the most exciting seasons of the Brazilian league ended Wednesday with the most stable team of the season defending its title and the club that was home to the late Pelé relegated for the first time.
Leon Bailey blasted Villa in front on 74 minutes and City could not argue it had not been coming on a chastening evening to forget for Pep Guardiola, whose side are now an unprecedented four Premier League matches without victory.
The Scotland midfielder's latest effort against Chelsea was not as thrilling as the two he scored in injury-time to beat Brentford in October.
The 32-year-old limped off in the second half of Liverpool's thrilling 4-3 win over Fulham at the weekend, and the injury was diagnosed following a subsequent scan.
Victory against a Liverpool side firmly in the title race never felt remotely likely given how, on Saturday, United were humiliated at Burnley in a game that resulted in Paul Heckingbottom’s sacking.
This time, Lyon made it to the Vélodrome in one piece. Lyon’s team bus was attacked en route to the stadium on 29th October, the date initially set for this Choc des Olympiques, with Fabio Grosso seriously injured.
The Spaniard will join the club in July, and will sign a five-year contract at Bayern Munich, penning him to the Rekordmeister until June 2029.
The central defender limped off during the final stages of the defeat to Torino on Monday evening.
France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain will compete in the first UEFA Women's Nations League finals after topping their League A groups.
Two faltering titans of the English game meet in a midweek Old Trafford encounter on Wednesday night, as Manchester United and Chelsea renew hostilities in a mouthwatering Premier League affair.
The Red Devils' woes continued in a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United over the weekend, while Mauricio Pochettino's men restored a sense of blue pride by seeing off Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2.
The match was initially scheduled to take place at the Vélodrome on Sunday 29th October, however, after Marseille fans’ attack on Lyon’s team bus, which left now-former manager Fabio Grosso with a facial injury that required stitches, the game was abandoned just before the scheduled kick-off.
Kim Min-Jae and Matthijs de Ligt are both injured, which has left Dayot Upamecano as the club’s only fit senior central defender.
The striker pulled out after just 10 minutes in the 2-2 Serie A draw against Lecce on November 11.
For longer than anybody connected to Arsenal will care to remember, it looked like being a tale of their defensive softness.
The Clarets had come into the game on the back of Saturday's morale-boosting 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, but were unable to back up that impressive showing and were left to rue a costly defensive error.
In dramatic circumstances, the Netherlands pipped England to the inaugural finals, joining Germany, who also qualified on Tuesday, France and Spain.
The Blades are bottom of the Premier League with five points after losing 11 of their opening 14 games.
Arsenal sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League before travelling to 17th‑placed Luton on Tuesday.
Since Tel joined Der Rekordmeister in the summer of 2022 for €20m, the Frenchman has been on the fringes of the Bayern squad. However, despite only starting three games so far this season, Tel has been a constant threat from the Bayern bench.
The AIC awards, which began in 1968, include several notable accolades, including the team of the year, coach of the year, club of the year and goal of the season.
First place Spain and second place Sweden clash in the final Group 4 fixture of the UEFA Women's nations League on Tuesday night. Spain have already qualified whilst Sweden will need to win the match in order to be safe and will hope Switzerland can stop Italy in the other group 4 match.
Players surrounded referee Simon Hooper when he awarded a free-kick to City late in stoppage time after it looked like Jack Grealish was through on goal.
O’Brien has certainly been a bright spark. The Ireland U21 international has scored Lyon’s last three goals in Ligue 1 and is the club’s joint-top scorer, alongside Alexandre Lacazette with three goals.
In a swift resolution to what had been a highly anticipated process, the Premier League has renewed terms with its trusted broadcast partners.
The Colombian was back to face his former club for the first time since joining Torino on loan during the summer transfer window. Atalanta, meanwhile, were welcoming Charles De Ketelaere back to the starting line-up following his recent injury.
Sarina Wiegman hopes England “go wild from the first minute” against Scotland in their crunch Nations League tie on Tuesday evening.
The game started off in spectacular fashion for the Yellow Submarine, with Ivan Alejo shaping a beautiful cross for Chris Ramos, whose glancing header found the top corner.
Scotland captain Rachel Corsie has branded those questioning their integrity ahead of Tuesday's Women's Nations League game with England "extremely disrespectful".
With England success on that front the only way Scottish players will be able to play at the Games, Andries Jonker, head coach of group leaders the Netherlands, described the situation as "strange". (Source: Sky Sports)
Wales boss Gemma Grainger says her side have benefitted from playing top opposition despite being beaten in their past six matches.
Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson will turn to his best available lineup for Australia’s second friendly against Canada but remains adamant his younger players learned crucial lessons from their 5-0 loss in the first game.
Nine teams will qualify directly for the Women's Champions League when it changes format in the 2025-26 season.
Sage replaced Fabio Grosso, who was relieved of his duties last week after only seven games in charge of the club.
Los Blancos already have seven players out injured currently, including star names Eder Militao, Thibaut Courtois, Vinicius Junior and Aurelien Tchouameni, but are looking at another setback, after Dani Carvajal has been ruled out with a calf problem
The Blades, who lost 5-0 at Burnley on Saturday, are bottom of the Premier League with five points after losing 11 of their opening 14 matches.