Bayern score three in first 12 minutes to return to top

Bayern Munich scored three goals in a devastating opening 12 minutes as they thumped Cologne 4-1 away on Sunday to go back to the top of the Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski maintained his average of over a goal a game this...

Lacazette ends goal drought as Arsenal crush Newcastle 4-0

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette ended his goal drought as Arsenal secured their first Premier League win since New Year’s Day with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Lacazette had gone nine games in all competitions...

Leaders Real Madrid held to draw by late Celta strike

Real Madrid’s La Liga title bid took a dent after Zinedine Zidane’s leaders were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Celta Vigo on Sunday, denied all three points by a late strike from Santi Mina. Mina latched on...

Ronaldo penalty earns Juve draw at 10-man Milan

A stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Juventus at 10-man AC Milan on Thursday in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final. Ante Rebic’s volley gave the hosts a deserved lead after 61 minutes, following a...

Barca’s Dembele ruled out for six months after operation

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for six months after undergoing an operation on his torn hamstring in Finland on Tuesday. “First team player Ousmane Dembele has been operated on satisfactorily in Turku by Doctor Lasse Lempainen, (regarding)...

Ruthless Real down Osasuna for fifth straight La Liga win

La Liga leaders Real Madrid continued their rampant form by coming from behind to win 4-1 at Osasuna on Sunday for a fifth consecutive league victory as they produced a defiant response to their Copa del Rey defeat by...

Erling Haaland: ‘The Man-Child’

A particular Norwegian teenage striker has been making waves in Europe this season and everyone is buzzing... except for opposition defenders.  Football is tied in with being ahead of your rivals and looking for the next great thing and at...

Messi leads thrilling Barca at Betis

Lionel Messi produced a hat-trick of assists as Barcelona pulled off a gutsy 3-2 win at Real Betis after trailing twice in an enthralling match in La Liga on Sunday, finally giving the Catalans something to celebrate after a...

Lewandowski brace helps Bayern into Cup quarters

Bayern Munich’s insatiable striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as they saw off fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim 4-3 at home on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the German Cup. Fourth-tier side Saarbrucken also reached the last eight of the competition...

Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of round 26 of the Premier League on Feb. 8-9 (all times GMT). With the league introducing a winter break this season, only eight teams are playing this weekend while the other 12 play the...

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