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Messi sees red, 'fearful' Juventus, PSG back top: Talking points from around Europe

Frustration got the better of Lionel Messi as he saw red in the Spanish Super Cup final, while Inter dealt a major blow to Juventus's Serie A title hopes but Paris Saint-Germain are back on top in France. AFP Sport rounds up some of the main talking points from across the continent: - Messi's first red card for Barca - Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in 753 appearances for Barcelona at the end of his side's 3-2 extra-time defeat by...


Match Preview: Everything you need to know ahead of Ipswich Town v Sunderland!

Want to find out everything from kick-off time to the form guide and match odds ahead of our trip to Ipswich Town? Look no further than Roker Report’s match preview!


Hamilton v Motherwell: Lanarkshire rivals assessed ahead of crunch derby clash

A closer look at the two sides ahead of a mouthwatering clash to kick-off 2021


Man Utd flexed squad depth in FA Cup win over Liverpool

Manchester United beat Liverpool in the FA Cup with changes and rest for key players to highlight crucial squad depth.


Keys to the Game: Barcelona vs Elche

Time for a no-nonsense professional victory


Brendan Rodgers makes Leicester transfer admission after Christian Eriksen linked

Rodgers' Leicester side are riding high in the Premier League after beating Chelsea and visit Brentford in the FA Cup on Sunday


Celtic defensive groundhog day as lightning strikes 22 times to set 10 In A Row chances ablaze

The Parkhead outfit have been dreadful from dead balls in this nightmare season.


MLS announces preseason, season start dates

MLS announces preseason, season start dates


The 5 best moments of Luis Suarez's career

Luis Suarez enjoyed incredible success for both Liverpool, Barcelona and Ajax. Here are the top 5 moments of his career.


De Jong leads Barca to Elche win without Messi

De Jong leads Barca to Elche win without Messi


Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and pathway to England gives Hamilton kids hope, says Aaron Martin as he hails Scottish Premiership standard

The Accies defender raves about the standard of Scottish football and believes players can follow van Dijk pathway to top


NHL fights from the 2021 season

Fisticuffs from the NHL's 2021 season


Scottish Cup draw: Motherwell handed away tie as Hamilton host familiar foes

Airdrie and Clyde were also in the hat for the third round draw


Chelsea 3-1 Luton: 6 talking points as Tammy Abraham hat-trick sends Blues through

Abraham hit all three goals in the FA Cup clash at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea overcome a stern challenge from Luton to set up a fifth round tie with Barnsley


Barcelona's first-team youngsters - ranked

Ranking Barcelona's first-team youngsters, including Ansu Fati, Pedri, Riqui Puig, Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Ilaix Moriba & more.


Watkins breaks goal drought as Villa sink Newcastle

Watkins breaks goal drought as Villa sink Newcastle


Eddie Jones picks brains of Sir Dave Brailsford and Arsene Wenger on dynasty building

England rugby boss interested in "how you manage teams and, the longer you stay in the job, what you have got to do to keep your team growing”


Where are they now? Newcastle's 1995/96 Premier League title chasers

'The Entertainers' of Newcastle United, led by Kevin Keegan came close to winning the Premier League title in 1995/96 - but where are they now?


Celtic and Rangers players unite in touching tribute to victims of the Ibrox disaster

Both sides of the Old Firm fell silent ahead of their crunch Premiership tie on the 50th anniversary of the stadium tragedy.


Newspaper commemorating Philadelphia Union Supporters’ Shield win available for limited time

Four-page broadsheet celebrates the Union’s first trophy


The Deloitte Football Money League - 2019/20

The Deloitte Football Money League 2020, ranking the revenue of Europe's top 20 teams, including Liverpool, Manchester United & more.


Pogba stunner sends Man Utd top with win at Fulham

Pogba stunner sends Man Utd top with win at Fulham


Burnley stun Liverpool to end unbeaten home record

Burnley stun Liverpool to end unbeaten home record


5 things Jurgen Klopp must fix to address Liverpool's slump and revive title defence

Liverpool are in danger of falling behind their rivals in the title race after a fifth game without a win and the end of their unbeaten league run at Anfield


Who is Hwang Hee-chan? Things to know about the South Korea superstar

Things to know about RB Leipzig's Hwang Hee-chan, who is wanted by West Ham United and a number of Premier League sides.


Suarez secures Atletico win despite Eibar's keeper scoring a penalty

Suarez secures Atletico win despite Eibar's keeper scoring a penalty


Sick kicks: Coolest shoes of the 2020-21 NBA season

NBA players love to show off their style with the coolest shoes. Check out some of our favorites seen on the court during the 2020-21 season.


10 talking points from FA Cup fourth round as Man Utd progress but Liverpool and Arsenal out

Manchester United and Chelsea picked up wins in the FA Cup over the weekend, but Liverpool and Arsenal were both sent crashing out at the fourth round stage of the competition


Man Utd legend Lou Macari proving to be just as much a hero off the pitch as he was on it

EXCLUSIVE: The former Red Devils midfielder tells Mirror Sport about the homeless shelter he has been running in Stoke for the last four years


Barcelona eyeing Valencia's Jose Gaya as Jordi Alba replacement

Barcelona are understood to be monitoring the performances of Jose Gaya, with a potential €15m deal in the offing as they look to replace Jordi Alba


Frank Lampard's highs and lows

Frank Lampard's status as Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer counted for little as he was unceremoniously sacked as the Blues' boss on Monday after just 18 months in charge. AFP Sports looks at the highs and lows of the former England midfielder's playing and coaching career. Highs Titan of the Russian revolution Although signed prior to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's takeover in 2003, Lampard was a pivotal figure of the side that...


On This Day: 25 January 2014 – Argentina internationals make Sunderland debuts

Gus Poyet’s first transfer window saw a number of arrivals at the Stadium of Light, including a trio of Argentina internationals. Two of them made their debuts in an FA Cup Fourth Round fixture against Kidderminster Harriers.


How much will Arsenal pay for Martin Odegaard & what shirt number he could wear

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan until summer - how much will the Gunners pay for the transfer?


Hazard ends drought, Benzema scores twice as Real rout Alaves

Hazard ends drought, Benzema scores twice as Real rout Alaves


Atlético Femenino update: Supercopa win, another new signing, and moving up the rankings

Despite an injury-hit campaign, Atlético have won a trophy and have other objectives within reach.


Frank Lampard backed by football fraternity as 'political' Chelsea sacking condemned

Lampard's sacking as Chelsea manager has divided opinion with several leading figures in football - including his former rivals - condemning the decision


FPL preview - Kevin De Bruyne replacements & tips for GW20

The tips and tricks needed for gameweek 20 in Fantasy Premier League, including replacements for Kevin De Bruyne, captaincy choices and more.


Brooks Koepka looking for new swing coach

Brooks Koepka looking for new swing coach


Arsenal's midfield loanees of the 21st century - ranked

Ranking the success of Arsenal's five midfield loan signings of the 21st century, including Dani Ceballos, Denis Suarez, Yossi Benayoun & more.


Tactical Analysis: Reds rewarded for bolder approach

For the first time under Solskjaer, United played their way against a top four rival and were rewarded for it


Neil Lennon returns to Celtic day job as isolating stars pictured getting back to work at Lennoxtown

A host of big names returned to training as they look to keep the Hoops feint title hopes alive against Livingston.


Gladbach break Borussia Dortmund jinx to go fourth in Bundesliga

Gladbach break Borussia Dortmund jinx to go fourth in Bundesliga


Toothless Wolves edge Chorley thanks to Vitinha stunner

Toothless Wolves edge Chorley thanks to Vitinha stunner


Everything said about Bruno Fernandes' Liverpool display ahead of Fulham vs Man Utd

There have been calls for Fernandes to be rested against Fulham after the talisman turned in a below-par performance at Anfield having played every Premier League game this season


Arsenal transfer round up: Odegaard visits training ground as Gunners hold Torreira meeting

Arsenal are set to have a busy final week of the January transfer window with incomings and outgoings to be confirmed before February 1


Conte sees red as Inter Milan are held to Udinese stalemate

Conte sees red as Inter Milan are held to Udinese stalemate


Robbie Neilson's 7 vital Hearts challenges as third force Premiership ambitions dominate winter window thinking

The Jambos hold a five-point lead in the Championship despite a second league defeat in 10 games but there's work to do if they want to become a force to be reckoned with next season.


7 players Man Utd could sell in January as Solskjaer nails down final 25-man squad

Manchester United boss Solskjaer has said he could sanction more departures as he streamlines his squad for a Premier League title challenge, and Mirror Sport looks at the options


Steven Lawless returns to Motherwell as one of the leagues most creative players after Livi exploits

Motherwell have added one of the most creative players in the league last season in Steven Lawless


Rate My FPL Team: English Premier League GW-20

I’ve made my moves for GW-20. Please tell me what you think.