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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...


Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool: 5 talking points as Bruno Fernandes stunner wins FA Cup classic

Bruno Fernandes' free-kick proved the difference as Manchester United came from behind to see off Liverpool in an FA Cup classic at Old Trafford


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


Wood strikes late as Burnley fight back to sink Villa

Wood strikes late as Burnley fight back to sink Villa


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!


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.


Everything we've changed our minds about in the Premier League this season

Everything we've changed our mind about in the chaotic 2020/21 Premier League season


Rampant Man City crush West Brom to return to the top

Rampant Man City crush West Brom to return to the top


Zidane, Villas-Boas under the cosh, Zlatan boosts Milan - what to watch in Europe this weekend

Real Madrid hope to put an embarrassing midweek cup exit behind them, while Andre Villas-Boas's future is under scrutiny at Marseille and AC Milan look to keep their rivals in the rearview mirror with Zlatan Ibrahimovic back from injury. AFP Sport selects some of the standout football action in Europe this weekend: Pressure back on Zidane in Madrid Alaves v Real Madrid, Saturday 2000 GMT After successive defeats in the Spanish Super Cup and Copa...


Eric Garcia prepared to play for Barcelona for free to seal January move

Victor Font claims Barcelona could sign Manchester City's Eric Garcia for €3m and he would play for free until the end of the season.


2 Up, 2 Down: The good, the bad and the ugly from Sunderland’s victory at Portman Road

Discussing the positives and negatives of Sunderland’s victory over ten-man Ipswich Town - let us know if you agree!


Where are they now? Liverpool’s 2000/01 treble cup winners

Liverpool won the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in a famous treble in 2000/01 - but what happened to the players in that team and where are they now?


Bundesliga stars that Leeds United should sign

These Bundesliga stars should be on the radar for this winter transfer window


How will Barcelona line up against Rayo Vallecano?

It’s Copa del Rey time


The winners & losers of Thomas Tuchel's appointment at Chelsea

90min assesses the potential winners and losers in the Chelsea squad, following the sacking of Frank Lampard and the appointment of Thomas Tuchel


Mikel Arteta hails Bukayo Saka as the leader Arsenal need at just 19

Mikel Arteta has praised Bukayo Saka as a leader Arsenal need, but has admitted the winger might still have to be used as a left-back to cover a lack of depth.


How do Barcelona solve their left-back problem?

Firpo has to go


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.


8 next Motherwell manager candidates as Steelmen search for quick-fire Stephen Robinson replacement

The Steelmen are an ambitious club who haven't been shy to try new things on and off the pitch and get the chance to do so again.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Edinson Cavani plan to emulate 'irreplaceable' Marcus Rashford lesson

Cavani has his the ground running since arriving at Old Trafford in October, bagging four goals in 12 Premier League games to highlight his attacking prowess


Neil Lennon 'let down' by Jeremie Frimpong's desire to leave Celtic

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted he feels 'let down' by Jeremie Frimpong's decision to leave the Hoops and join Bayer Leverkusen in the January window


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


Tuchel opens with stalemate, Man Utd lose in odd week

Tuchel opens with stalemate, Man Utd lose in odd week


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


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.


Man City roar to summit, West Ham in top four

Man City roar to summit, West Ham in top four


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


Juventus crush SPAL to set up Inter tie, Atalanta edge Lazio

Juventus crush SPAL to set up Inter tie, Atalanta edge Lazio


Messi leads Barca to Copa comeback win over Rayo

Messi leads Barca to Copa comeback win over Rayo


Pickford mistake earns Leicester point at Everton

Pickford mistake earns Leicester point at Everton


Anthony Martial’s exit demand, Man Utd “conned” and private Ole Gunnar Solskjaer text

Anthony Martial's fascinating Man Utd career has taken another downwards turn after a rollercoaster few years during which he has demanded a transfer, lost the No.9 shirt and "almost conned" the club


Inconsistency may cost Man Utd the title, says Ferdinand

Inconsistency may cost Man Utd the title, says Ferdinand


History dictates Frank Lampard was never going to be given more time at Chelsea

History tells us Frank Lampard was never going to get more time at Chelsea - where the idea of a process does not exist


Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Leroy Sane is “more interesting” than Ivan Perisic

Well, they’re two different players, but KHR feels Sane is more interesting than the Croatian veteran.


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


Man Utd handed brutal Premier League title reminder in stunning upset by Sheffield United

MANCHESTER UNITED 1-2 SHEFFIELD UNITED: The rock-bottom Blades claimed all three points at Old Trafford to severely dent the Premier League title hopes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side


Callum McGregor - A Tale Of Two Shots by @BhoysAnalytics

In the first of what will be a new series of analytical articles, here’s @BhoysAnalytics breaking down what happens when the correct decision is taken by Celtic’s midfield playmaker. As I’m sure most of you know Celtic’s persistence with longshots has been frustrating to watch, with the likes of Ryan Christie and others peppering the goal from afar. But just how damaging is this to Celtic? This article will show 2 near identical examples and...


Five Arsenal stars at risk to make Edu and Mikel Arteta's next transfer happen

Arsenal have been linked with Jordan Amavi, but Martin Odegaard's arrival could mean they need to move players on to sign the Marseille player


Man City go top, Arsenal gain revenge on Southampton

Manchester City thrashed West Brom 5-0 to move back top of the Premier League on Tuesday as Arsenal aided their push towards the European places with a 3-1 win at Southampton. - West Ham go fourth - West Ham occupy the fourth Champions League place as Tomas Soucek scored twice in a 3-2 win at Crystal Palace.


Could Edin Džeko return to Manchester City?

Džeko was a fan favourite.


Southampton 1-3 Arsenal: 6 talking points as Gunners' comeback stretches unbeaten run

Arsenal fell behind early at Southampton to Stuart Armstrong's strike but clawed their way to victory thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette


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


Four things noticed from Thomas Tuchel's first Chelsea training session

Thomas Tuchel led his first Chelsea training session following the sacking of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge on Monday


Rate My FPL Team: English Premier League GW-20

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


Update on when Raul Jimenez could return from injury

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez could return to action before the end of the season, as he recovers from his nasty head injury


Manchester United 1-2 Sheffield United: Player ratings as Blades stun Red Devils

Player ratings from the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Sheffield United at Old Trafford


Ben Davies: Things to know about the English defender

As Celtic look set to close a deal for Preston North End's Ben Davies, here is everything you need to know about the defender.


Brighton frustrated in goalless draw with Fulham

Brighton frustrated in goalless draw with Fulham


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


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.