Chievo 0 Juventus 2: Khedira and Higuain punish ill-disciplined Chievo Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 05:41 1/28/18 Getty Images Chievo saw two players dismissed as a Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain lifted Juventus back to the top of Serie A. Juventus leapfrogged Napoli at the summit of Serie A as they edged past nine-man Chievo 2-0 at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday.Massimiliano Allegri’s side were some way from their best during an insipid first-half display, but received a boost ahead of the second period when Chievo’s Samuel Bastien received a red card for two quick-fire bookings.Chievo’s woes were then compounded after 60 minutes as Fabrizio Cacciatore received a straight red card for dissent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The defender’s stupidity was duly punished just moments later as Sami Khedira broke the deadlock with his first goal since a hat-trick against Udinese in October.Gonzalo Higuain ended his six-game goal drought to secure victory with two minutes to play, a triumph means that Juve have now won their last six Serie A games, conceding just one goal.That run means they now hold a two-point lead over Napoli, who can return to the top of the table on Sunday when they host Bologna. 90′ – FULL-TIME: The Bianconeri win 0-2 in Chievo!! #ChievoJuve #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/GDx9gijM2u — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 27, 2018 Gianluigi Buffon, who celebrates his 40th birthday on Sunday, received an early present in the shape of a place on the substitutes’ bench – his first involvement in a matchday squad since the 1-0 win over Napoli on December 1. His presence did little to inspire Juve during a turgid opening half hour, though, with Douglas Costa producing their only effort of note – a whipped effort that flashed past Stefano Sorrentino’s right-hand post. Higuain attempted to spark his side into life, but could only scuff an effort into the grasp of Sorrentino from the edge of the penalty area.Chievo’s hopes of securing anything from the game were dealt a significant blow 10 minutes before the interval when Bastien received his marching orders. The Belgian picked up two yellow cards in the space of just over two minutes, the second for an inexplicable tug of Kwadwo Asamoah’s shirt. Good to see you on the pitch @gianluigibuffon ! #ChievoJuve pic.twitter.com/bLV3jhJ9zE — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 27, 2018 The last action of a desperately poor first half was Khedira’s low drive, which was comfortably gathered by Sorrentino. The expected Juve onslaught failed to materialise in the early stages of the second period, with the 10 men of Chievo holding them at bay with surprising ease.The visitors did come close to breaking the deadlock in the 53rd minute as Mario Mandzukic clipped a first-time drive towards goal after smart play down the left by Costa, Sorrentino once again equal to the effort. Cacciatore’s moment of madness on the hour then truly handed the impetus to Juve, who duly took the lead just six minutes later.Substitute Federico Bernardeschi calmly pulled back into the path of Khedira, who drilled a superb half-volley past Sorrentino for his fourth league goal of the season. Juve added something of a gloss to the scoreline with just two minutes remaining as an unmarked Higuain met Costa’s cross to send a header into the bottom corner and his side to the top of the table – for one night at least. Key Opta Facts:- Each of Sami Khedira’s last six Serie A goals have been scored away from home.- Gonzalo Higuain found the net after a 706-minute goal scoring drought in Serie A.- Chievo had just one shot – by Cacciatore in the 60th minute – at least two fewer than any other side in a Serie A game this term.- Juventus have conceded just one goal over their last 13 games in all competitions (none in the last four).- Chievo are just the second side to receive two red cards in a Serie A game this term, after Genoa v Inter Milan last September. read more
Transfers Musonda in Scotland to complete Celtic move Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Celtic Chelsea Premier League Premiership The Blues youngster will undergo a medical and finalise a switch to Parkhead, where he’ll spend the next 18 months on loan Charly Musonda is having his medical with Celtic as he looks to complete an 18-month long loan move from Chelsea, Goal can confirm.Celtic will beat a host of clubs to the 21-year-old midfielder, including Real Betis, Leganes and Nottingham Forest, whilst several unnamed English clubs were also thought to be interested.Brendan Rodgers has been a long-term admirer of Musonda and he has promised that he will help develop the young midfielder at Celtic Park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Chelsea had a strong say in the player’s temporary move, encouraging him to join a club where he is likely to get maximum game time.Musonda is highly regarded at Stamford Bridge and signed a new deal until 2022 in January ahead of being told that he could leave the club on loan. He was an unused substitute against Newcastle United in the FA Cup but he has made seven appearances in all competitions this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process. The youngster has previously spent time on loan with Real Betis in La Liga, where he made 14 starts and 10 further substitute appearances for the Liga side.Michy Batshuayi, meanwhile, is another who could leave Chelsea on a temporary deal in the January transfer window.The Belgian, who is wanted by Sevilla, says that his future is down to Antonio Conte. He told BT Sport after scoring twice in the 3-0 win over Newcastle: “I don’t know [whether he’ll leave in January]. “It’s up to the boss, it’s better to talk to Conte. It’s [the win over Newcastle] very good for the team and for me I’m very happy.”When I have a chance I take the chance and I work every day – I’m very happy.”
UEFA Champions League De Gea makes most Champions League saves for Man Utd since 2011 Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 06:18 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UEFA Champions League David de Gea Sevilla v Manchester United Manchester United Sevilla The Spanish goalkeeper had to be at his best on Wednesday, as the Red Devils secured a scoreless draw at Sevilla David de Gea’s eight saves against Sevilla on Wednesday were the most for a Manchester United goalkeeper in Champions League play since 2011. United managed a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the last-16 first leg, and the Red Devils had their goalkeeper to thank for the result. AdChoices广告De Gea made two particularly outstanding stops toward the end of the first half, especially from a point-blank Luis Muriel header. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Red Devils were second best for most of the night in Andalusia, with Sevilla having a 25-6 advantage in total shots and an 8-1 advantage in shots on target. Overall, the game was Manchester United’s ninth clean sheet in their last 11 matches in all competitions and their 23rd in all competitions this season. It was also the first time Sevilla had been held scoreless in a home European match since a UEFA Cup game against Mainz in September 2005.With eight total saves, De Gea equaled Edwin van der Sar’s mark in the Champions League final against Barcelona in May 2011, a game the Blaugrana still won 3-1. 8 – David de Gea has made eight saves against Sevilla, the most for a Manchester United goalkeeper in a Champions League game since Edwin van der Sar vs Barcelona in May 2011 (8). Hero. pic.twitter.com/OpxZQSzK9p— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 21, 2018United can advance to the Champions League quarter-final with a win in the return leg at Old Trafford on March 13.
Transfers ‘Real Madrid can buy Neymar’ – Salihamidzic warns Bayern won’t be doing ‘crazy’ transfers Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:40 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Bayern München Neymar Real Madrid Primera División Bundesliga The prospect of the Brazilian moving to the Spanish capital suggests transfer fees will continue to rise, but Bayern are not worried about the trend Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Real Madrid should buy Neymar quietly as the Bundesliga side have no desire to compete for such “crazy” transfers.Neymar’s €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last summer was followed almost immediately by reports that Madrid remain determined to sign the star they have had eyes on since his Santos days.The prospect of the Spanish club continuing Europe’s trend of breaking world-record transfer fees to land the attacker does not worry those at Bayern, however, as Salihamidzic believes they can remain competitive with the top teams without spending big money. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I am against doing such crazy things, I do not think we have to push into that dimension,” he told Suddeutsche Zeitung. “Real should buy Neymar quietly, we have to be different, we have to plan for the long-term more than some of these clubs. They can be influenced at short notice by a World Cup or European Championship and then pay a lot for a player, we should know in advance what we are doing, we have to be faster.”The former Bayern and Juventus player went on to admit that the German giants may have to splash out a large sum on some occasions.”It could happen that a player will leave us for a lot of money and then we will have to reinvest with a lot of money in the team. That would be an exception, though.”The Bavarian outfit are looking to add to this season’s Bundesliga title success with the DFB-Pokal when they face Eintracht Frankfurt in the final on Saturday.
The twelfth annual New South Wales Touch Association Junior State Cup will be played at the Thomas Dalton Reserve, Wollongong over the weekend of the 17th & 18th of February 2007.A record 286 Teams, 300 referees, and over 5000 spectators will descend on the picturesque Illawarra region to participate in the nation’s largest Touch football tournament.Teams from 49 different affilaites will compete in age groups from Under 10 – Under 18 in Boys and Girls divisions in a non-stop weekend of fast and furious action featuring the brightest and best of New South Wales junior Touch football talent.Current National Youth Squad members Ben Moylan (Penrith) and Jessica Absolum (Wagga) are among a host of junior representative stars to don the colours of their home affiliates in search of State Cup glory in 2007.Teams from as far away as Ballina in the North, Dubbo in the West, and Griffith in the South of the state have made the pilgrimage to the venue that has been home to the premier Junior event on the New South Wales calendar since 2001.New South Wales Touch Association Business Development Manager, Daniel Rushworth, is delighted with the record nominations received, and heaped praise on the work invested into junior development at affiliate level by industrious local junior officials from around the State.“We are averaging a 10 team growth annually for this event, and it’s fantastic that there is an even representation of teams from both city and country areas. We have at least 8 affiliates fielding teams in all 10 age divisions which speaks volumes for the work being invested throughout entire affiliates by hard working junior officials everywhere.” Mr. Rushworth said.25 fields will be under siege from the get go with eager young touch players lining up on the half-way lines from 8.00am through to 6.30pm Saturday. The action will recommence Sunday at 8.00am and conclude around 5.30pm.Finals will get under way from 11.00am Sunday.Local officials from the Woolongong Touch Association have worked tirelessly and professionally in conjunction with the New South Wales Touch Association on all aspects of tournament control for the showcase event to ensure the tournament proceeds without a hitch.The tents will be raised, the fields will be marked, and the teams, officials, referees, and spectators will converge to witness the cream of NSW Junior Touch battle it out for the State Cup crown.Old friendships will be reknewed, new ones will be made, and a great time will be had by all – win, lose, or draw, as the young champions of tomorrow pursue their sporting dreams playing the game that they love.Victorious members of Australia’s successful 2007 World Cup Teams will be on hand to cast an eye over the next generation of budding superstars, and to proudly display the World Cup trophy that they helped Australia retain by following their Touch football dreams all the way to the FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch in January 2007.One thing all will be hoping for is that the “four seasons in one weekend” weather stays away.If spectators spot New South Wales Touch Association Administration Manager, Kylie Hearne, leading fellow NSWTA employees in a strange dance on the side of the Thomas Dalton fields, don’t be alarmed, in fact if you are a dance floor daredevil join in, as she attempts to curry favour with the weather Gods with a NON rain, NON lightning, and NON extreme heat dance!Rest assured, the inclement weather is one New South Wales Junior State Cup tradition that all in attendance wouldn’t mind see falling by the wayside in 2007.The weather predictions might be unclear, but what is for certain is that there will be a feast of touch football action all weekend.For draws, results, and all information pertaining to the twelfth New South Wales Junior State Cup please visit the NSWTA website http://www.nswtouch.com.au/ and click on the link to the Junior State Cup.
In the ninth edition of In The Spotlight, the New South Wales Country Mavericks’ Steph Halpin speaks about her team’s preparation in the lead up to the Elite Eight. How does it feel to be a part of the 2011 Elite Eight series?It’s a pretty big honour to be playing in the inaugural Elite Eight series. Being part of a competition that shows the most elite players across our country is definitely a great experience for me and a great showcase for the aspiring Touch players out there!How is your team’s preparation going in the lead up to the event?The girls have shown a lot of commitment towards our preparation. Being from a range of country areas that are many hours away from each other, the distance makes it hard to train regularly. We have however had a few quality sessions that have helped us to work on our game as a team and focus on the key aspects that we believe will take us through to the finals and win the Elite Eight series.What would you say are the strengths of your team?The youth of our team is definitely a major advantage coming into this series! We have several young players that have played at New South Wales and Australian levels on many occasions which is definitely a bonus. I also think our team has a lot of heart, and in tough games it comes down to who wants it the most and I believe that we do!Who do you expect to be your toughest opponents?This tournament was aimed to make all eight teams as equal as possible, so in my eyes every opponent will be very tough. Each team has a variety of great players but this tournament is about putting it together as a team and in the end it will come down to who performs best on the day.What would it mean to you to win the Elite Eight series?To win this inaugural Elite Eight series would be an absolute honour. To be on showcase to the rest of the Touch community and to be the most elite team in Australia is definitely a label I would like to receive and so would my fellow team mates! I think that winning this series would show the young country Touch players that if they can be dedicated to their game they can make the elite ranks as well!Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every team in the Elite Eight series. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, go to www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com and don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook by clicking on the following link:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384
Juventus striker Moise Kean ponders January optionsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus striker Moise Kean cannot rule out a January move away.Kean is eager to secure regular first team football after spending much of this season in the stands.A loan move away has been mooted for the youngster and he says: “Sincerely, I do not know what will happen in January.”The club will decide what to do and I only think about training and continuing to work to build something for the future. “If I feel ready for an experience abroad? I do not know yet. All I want is to become better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer ‘completely different’ from Mourinho explains Shawby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuke Shaw says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a completely different style of management compared to Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer replaced Mourinho last month and has won his first three games in charge.Shaw was one player who clashed with the Portuguese during his time at the club and was left out of the final four matches of his tenure.The defender told Sky Sports that he “thanks Jose for what he did for the club and for me as a person and a player”, but added: “Ole has a completely different style to his way and we are adapting to that and enjoying it and that’s the main thing.”There’s a great buzz around the place with Ole coming back in, there’s a lot of good things to look forward to.”Ole is a really positive and friendly guy and knows this club really well as he was here for many years and he knows what the club needs. He is here for six months and it’s a massive thing for him to do an amazing job and that would be great for him.”We all back him and want the best for him as much as he wants the best for us. We all have to work together and keep doing the right things and keep smiles on faces and keep winning matches.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Ohio State fans hate Mark May for a number of reasons – but mostly because he constantly picks against the Buckeyes. Saturday, at College GameDay a number of OSU supporters are getting their revenge. May is the subject of dozens of signs – a number of which we’ve highlighted below.Some are NSFW, per usual. Others are just bizarre.@mark_may pic.twitter.com/hx1qs9WupK— Josh Moore (@jmoore2321) November 21, 2015@bustedcoverage Mark May: “I can count to potato” pic.twitter.com/vUPZxXVXba— Jeff Tew (@SquirrelTew) November 21, 2015“Mark May DVRs FanDuel commercials” pic.twitter.com/wjEizHl6DZ— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 21, 2015@mark_may @si_ncaafb @CollegeGameDay pic.twitter.com/97JuknTsgk— Andrew Crick (@andrewmcrick) November 21, 2015Mark May DVR’s FanDuel commercials pic.twitter.com/kRBHvIagBe— Busted College (@BustedCollege) November 21, 2015Mark May is a douche pic.twitter.com/xEpfMaR0Sw— Clay Brown (@cmurda53) November 21, 2015Mark May studied geography with Ben Carson pic.twitter.com/Zq5rST3XrV— Busted College (@BustedCollege) November 21, 2015@mark_may #CollegeGameDay pic.twitter.com/yeNwjre2ng— Simon Dallas (@NaniDallas) November 21, 2015More love for Mark May pic.twitter.com/uvhpaw47z5— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 21, 2015Mark May is still loved at The Ohio State lol…… Go Bucks pic.twitter.com/I5qCXWTqbn— Rod Olmstead (@RodOlmstead) November 21, 2015.@_LisSis‘ sign on @CollegeGameDay is hilarious: @mark_may wears mom jeans” #buckeyes pic.twitter.com/d8TtG0xPdC— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) November 21, 2015M-Momma says Mark May is the devil #Creativity #CollegeGameDay pic.twitter.com/uH2DZCLMiS— Chris Mayo (@ChrisMayo_1) November 21, 2015He said it’s a cross between Harbaugh & Mark May. Didn’t really get it. pic.twitter.com/lZ4iBt1yYE— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) November 20, 2015Also this gem. @CollegeGameDay @mark_may pic.twitter.com/chNqQZI47n— Matthew Montgomery (@Montgomery707) November 21, 2015@SpongeBobSports Mark May on #CollegeGameDay is barnacles! pic.twitter.com/vRHFKtrfMG— Ed Lupp (@VeNGNCE) November 21, 2015Ohio State and Michigan State kick off at 3:30 PM ET.
Auburn’s defensive backfield is getting some experience reinforcement, courtesy of the MAC. Marshall Taylor, a standout cornerback from Miami (OH), graduates this spring, and will be eligible to play right away for the Tigers in 2016. Taylor confirmed the commitment to Auburn to AL.com earlier this week:“I’m excited. Auburn’s been to two national championships in the last five years, not a lot of programs can say that… I just believe in what Coach (Gus) Mazlahn and the whole staff has going on. They have a really good team and I’m just trying to come in and be another piece to the puzzle.”Louisville held a slight edge for Taylor prior to his visit to Auburn. He has canceled his planned official visits to Michigan State and Florida.“I’m done,” he said. “I’m a Tiger. I’m done.” The Miami Student has more on Taylor’s career with the RedHawks.The 6-foot-2, 199-pound corner was a standout during his freshman year at Miami. He led all freshmen with 40 tackles and started five of the 11 games in which he played.He redshirted the next year, but started all 12 games of the 2014 season alongside current Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins. He totaled 30 tackles, one interception and nine pass breakups.Last season, he played in 11 games, starting 10. He totaled 39 tackles and two interceptions, including a pick-six against Akron University. He had a collegiate career-high nine tackles against University of Wisconsin early in the season.Taylor’s Twitter account is private, but he’s already changed his profile picture and bio to reflect his new football home.Taylor is a Georgia native. He’ll have a chance to play in his home state for the first time as a college athlete on November 12, when the Tigers travel to face UGA.[AL.com]
The 2018-19 Champions League came to a conclusion at the start of June.Europe’s premier club competition now has a slightly different feel to it this season but the general schedule of the tournament is much the same, with the qualifying rounds taking place in June, July and August, over two months ahead of the group stage, which commenced in September.Goal has your complete guide. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Champions League 2018-19 finalThe 2018-19 Champions League final was an all-English affair, with Tottenham paired against Liverpool.The Reds came out on top with a 2-0 victory, securing their sixth European crown in the process. Date Team Result Team June 1 Tottenham 0-2 Liverpool Champions League 2018-19 semi-finalsIn the semi-finals, Barcelona were paired with last season’s finalists Liverpool, while Real Madrid and Juventus conquerors Ajax were drawn with Tottenham. Team Agg. Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg Tottenham 3-3 (a) Ajax 0-1 3-2 Barcelona 3-4 Liverpool 3-0 0-4 Champions League 2018-19 quarter-finalsThe draw for the Champions League quarter-final took place on Friday, March 15.Ajax continued their impressive campaign by defeating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus, while Barcelona made light work of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United.Last season’s finalists Liverpool locked horns with Porto, dispatching them without fuss, and there was a Premier League derby as Manchester City faced Tottenham. Team Agg. Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg Ajax 3-2 Juventus 1-1 2-1 Liverpool 6-1 Porto 2-0 4-1 Tottenham 4-4 Man City 1-0 3-4 Man Utd 0-4 Barcelona 0-1 0-3 The make-up of the semi-final and final was known as well after UEFA established the order of proceedings in March.Tottenham will play Ajax in semi-final one, while Barcelona will come up against Liverpool in the other semi-final.Champions League 2018-19 last 16 fixtures & resultsThe last 16 stage of the Champions League commenced the week of February 12 and ended the week of March 13. Team Agg. Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg Manchester United 3-3 (a) PSG 0-2 3-1 Roma 3-4 Porto 2-1 1-3 Ajax 5-3 Real Madrid 1-2 4-1 Tottenham 4-0 Borussia Dortmund 3-0 1-0 Liverpool 3-1 Bayern Munich 0-0 3-1 Lyon 1-5 Barcelona 0-0 1-5 Atletico Madrid 2-3 Juventus 2-0 0-3 Schalke 2-10 Manchester City 2-3 0-7 Champions League 2018-19 group stageGroup A table Group B table Group C table Group D table Group E table Group F table Group G table Group H table What is the format of the Champions League? Round Draw date First leg Second leg Round of 16 December 17 February 12-13 & 19-20 March 5-6 & 12-13 Quarter-finals March 15 April 9-10 April 16-17 Semi-finals / April 30 – May 1 May 7-8 Final / June 1 / Champions League full squad lists**squad lists only include players above the age of 21. Group AAtletico Madrid: Adan, Jan Oblak; Diego Godin, Filipe Luis, Santiago Arias, Stefan Savic, Juanfran, Lucas Hernandez, Jose Maria Gimenez; Thomas Partey, Jorge Koke, Saul Niguez, Thomas Lemar, Rodrigo Rodri, Gelson Martins, Vitolo, Cristian Rodriguez; Antoine Griezmann, Nikola Kalinic, Angel Correa, Diego Costa, Dario Poveda, Borja Garces, Victor Mollejo.Borussia Dortmund: Roman Burki, Marin Hitz; Dan-Axel Zagadou, Abdou Diallo, Achraf Hakimi, Raphael Guerreiro, Jeremy Toljan, Manuel Akanji, Lukasz Piszczek, Marcel Schmelzer, Julian Weigl, Omer Toprak; Thomas Delaney, Mario Gotze, Marco Reus, Sergio Gomez, Mahmoud Dahoud, Christian Pulisic, Shinji Kagawa, Axel Witsel, Jacob Bruun Larsen; Jadon Sancho, Francisco Paco Alcacer, Maximilian Philipp, Marius WolfMonaco: Daniel Subasic, Diego Benaglio, Loic Badiashile; Antonio Barreca, Jemersen, Djibril Sidibe, Julien Serrano, Andrea Raggi, Kamil Glik, Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi, Amamy Toure, Benjamin Henrichs, Yannis N’Gakoutou-Yapende, Jean Eudes Aholou, Kevin N’Doram, Marcos Paul Rony Lopes, Youri Telemans, Adama Traore, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Aleksandr Golovin, Nacer Chadli, Samuel Grandsir, Han-Noah Massengo, Tristan Muyumba; Radamel Falcao, Stevan Jovetic, Jordi Mboula, Pietro Pellegri, Moussa Sylla, Sofiane Diop, Gobe GouanoClub Brugge: Karlo Letica, Ethan Horvath; Luan Peres, Benoit Poulain, Matej Mitrovic, Dion Cools, Stefano Denswil, Saulo DeCarli, Brandon Mechele, Clinton Mata, Sofyan Amrabat, Krepin Diatta, Siebe Schrijvers, Marvelous Nakamba, Thibault Vlietinck, Hans Vanaken, Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Arnaut Groeneveld; Wesley, Jelle Vossen, Rezaei Kaveh, Emmanuel BonaventureGroup BBarcelona: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen, Ignacio Pena, Jokin Ezquieta Mendiburu; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Rafinha, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen, Juan Miranda, Jorge Cuenca Barreno; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Denis Suarez, Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, Sergi Samper, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena, Ricard Puig, Ramon Monchu, Alex Collado, Oriol Busquets, Philippe Coutinho; Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Malcom, Munir El Haddadi, Abel RuizTottenham: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga; Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Heung-Min Son, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Lucas; Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente, Mousa DembelePSV: Jeroen Zoet, Eloy Room; Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Aziz Behich, Nick Viergever, Daniel Schwaab, Jose Tasende, Jorrit Hendrix, Trent Sainsbury, Denzel Dumfries, Maxime Souas; Gaston Pereiro, Pablo Rosario, Bart Ramselaar, Ramon-Pascal Lundqvist, Erick Gutierrez, Marlon Frey, Ryan Thomas, Robin Schoonbrood, Mauro Junior; Luuk de Jong, Maximilano Romero, Hirving Lozano, Donyell Malen, Steven Bergwijn, Zakario Aboukhlal.Inter: Samir Handanovic, Daniele Padelli, Tommaso Berni, Vladan Dekic; Raffaele Di Gennaro, Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan de Vrij, Andrea Ranocchia, Kwadwao Asamoah, Joao Miranda, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Milan Skriniar, Ryan Nolan, Niccolo Corrado; Matias Vecino, Radja Nainggolan, Matteo Politano, Borja Valero, Ivan Perisic, Maj Roric, Gabriele Zappa, Marcelo Brozovic, Antonio Candreva; Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez, Keita BaldeGroup CParis Saint-Germain : Gianluigi Buffon, Alphonse Areola, Garissone Innocent, Sebastien Cibois; Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer, Marcos Marquinhos, Thomas Meunier, Dani Alves, Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa, Colin Dagba, Kevin Rimane, Stanley Nsoki, Loic Mbe Soh, Moussa Sissako, Arthur Zagre, Alex Georgen; Marco Verratti, Lassana Diarra, Christopher NkunkuNapoli: Alex Meret, David Ospina Ramirez, Orestis Karnezis; Kevin Malcuit, Mario Rui, Sebastiano Luperto, Nikola Maksimovic, Vlad Chirches, Elseid Hysaj, Kalidou Koulibaly, Faouzi Ghoulam, Raul Albiol, Allan, Fabian Ruiz Pena, Marek Hamsik, Piotr Zielinski, Marko Rog, Amadou Diawara; Jose Callejon, Simone Vedi, Adam Ounas, Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Arkadiusz MilikLiverpool: Alisson, Simon Mignolet; Nathaniel Clyne, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip; Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri; Robert Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Dominic SolankeRed Star Belgrade: Zoran Popovic, Nemanja Supic, Milan Borjan; Milos Degenek, Srdan Babic, Milan Rodic, Strahinja Erakovic, Filip Stojkovic, Rashid Sumaila, Marko Gobelijic, Vujadin Savic, Aleksa Terzic; Branko Jovicic, Nenad Krsticic, Dejan Meleg, Lorenzo Ebecilio, Slavoljub, Srnic, Marko Marin, Goran Causic, Veljko Simic, Dusan Jovancic, El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, Milan Jevtovic, Stefan Cvetkovic; Milan Pavkov, Nikola Stoiljkovic, Jonathan Cafu, Dejan Joveljic, Richmond BoakyeGroup DLokomotiv Moscow: Guilherme, Nikita Medvedev, Anton Kochenkov; Bryan Oladapo Idowu, Benedikt Howedes, Vedran Corluka, Taras Mikhalik, Boris Rotenberg, Maciej Rybus, Solomon Kverkvelia, Mikhail Lysov; Manuel Fernandes, Dmitri Barinov, Grzegorz Kyrchowiak, Jefferson Farfan, Anton Miranchuk, Aleksandr Kolomeytsev, Vladislav Ignatyev, Dmitri Tarasov, Igor Denisov, Alexander Vulfov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Roman Tugarev, Daniil Kulikov, Nikita Dorofeev, Dmitrii Rybchinskii, Ivan Galanin; Fedor Smolov, Edderzito Antonio Eder, Rifat ZhemaletdinovPorto: Iker Casillas, Vanailson Luciano de Souza Alves, Diogo Costa; Maxi Pereira, Eder Gabriel Militao, Diogo Leite, Alex Telles, Jorge, Felipe, Chidozie Awaziem, Bruno Costa, Yacine Brahimi, Olivier Torres, Hector Herrera, Danilo, Riechedly Bazoer, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira; Hernani, Vincent Oaboubakar, Moussa Marega, Jesus Corona, Adrian Lopez, Andre Flipe Ferreira Coelho PerieiraSchalke: Ralf Fahrmann, Yannic Lenze, Alexander Nubel; Hamza Mendyl, Matija Nastasic, Sebastian Rudy, Abdul Baba Rahman, Salif Sane, Ronaldo Aparecido Naldo, Niklas Wiemann; Weston McKennie, Omar Mascarell, Suat Serdar, Nabil Bentaleb, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Benjamin Stambouli, Daniel Caligiuri, Amine Harit, Jannie Kubler, Alessandro Schopf, Benjamin Goller; Mark Uth, Franco Di Santo, Ahmed Kutucu, Guido Burgstaller, Steven Skrybski, Cedric Teuchert, Breel EmboloGalatasaray : Fernando Muslera, Ismail Cipe; Mariano Ferreira, Maicon, Serdar Aziz, Ahmet Calik, Martin Linnes, Omer Bayram, Yuto Nagatomo, Selcuk Inan, Younes Belhanda, Ryan Donk, Badou Ndiyae, Emre Akbaba, Fernando, Sofiane Feghouli; Garry Rodrigus, Eren Derdiyok, Sinan Gumus, Henry Onyekuru, Mugdat CelikGroup EBayern Munich : Manuel Neuer, Sven Ulreich, Christian Fruchtl, Ron-Torben Hoffmann; Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Rafinha, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Maxime Awoudja, Lars Lukas Mai; Thiago Alcantara, Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez, Leon Goretzka, Wooyeong Jeong, Jonathan Meier, Corentin Tolisso, Paul Will, Joshua Kimmich, Renato Sanches, Meritan Shabani; Sandro Wagner, Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kinglsey Coman, Oliver Batista Meier, Frank Evina, Maximilan FranzkeBenfica: Mile Svilar, Bruno Varela, Odisseas Vlachodimos; German Conti, Alex Grimaldo, Ruben Dias, Sebastien Corchia, Yuri Ribeiro, Cristian Lema, Jardel, Andre Almeida; Ljubomir Fejsa, Gabriel Appelt Pires, Alfa Semedo, Eduardo Salvio, Filipr Krovinovic, Pizzi, Gedson Fernandes; Jonas, Franco Cervi, Haris Seferovic, Andrija Zivkovic, Facundo Ferreyra, Rafa Silva, Nicolas CastilloAjax : Andre Onana, Kostas Lamprou, Dominik Kotarski; Rasmus Kristensen, Joel Veltman, Maximilian Wober, Daley Blind, Perr Schuurs, Luis Orejuela, Nicolas Tagliafico; Daley Sinkgraven, Zakaria Labyad, Lasse Schone, Frenkie de Jong, Hakim Ziyech; David Neres, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Dusan Tadic, Hassane Bande, Kasper Dolberg, Dennis JohnsenAEK Athens: Vassilis Barks, Panagiotis Tsintotas; Michalis Bakakis, Helder Lopes, Marios Oikaonomou, Vasileios Lampropoulos, Rodrigo Galo, Uros Cosic, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Niklas Hult; Andre Simoes, Yannis Gianniotas, Petros Mantalos, Kostas Galanopoulos, Erik Moran, Alef; Giorgos Giakoumakis, Marko Livaja, Tasos Bakasetas, Victor Klonaridis, Ezequiel Ponce, Lucas BoyeGroup FManchester City : Ederson, Daniel Grimshaw; Kyle Walker, Danilo, Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Eliaquim Mangala, Benjamin Mendy, Nicolas Otamendi; Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Olexandr Zinchenko; Sergio Aguero, Gabriel JesusShakhtar Donetsk: Oleksii Shevchenko, Andriy Pyatov, Oleh Kudryk; Bohdan Butko, Serhiy Kryvtsov, David Khocholava, Ivan Ordets, Mykola Matviyenko, Ismaily, Yaroslav Rakitskiy; Taras Stepanenko, Taison, Bruno Bentinho, Marlos, Alan Patrick, Wellington Nem, Maycon de Andrade Barberan, Cipriano Marcos Robson, Andriy Totovytskiy, Serhiy Bolbat, Viktor Kovalenko, Oleg Danchenko, Fernando Dos Santos Pedro; Olarenwaju Kayode, Junior MoraesLyon: Anthony Lopes, Anthony Racioppi, Mathieu Gorgelin, Dorian Grange; Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Rafael, Jason Denayer, Marcelo, Leo Dubois, Jeremy Morel, Fernando Marcal, Ferland Mendy, Kenny Tete, Oumar Solet; Martin Terrier, Houssem Aouar, Jordan Ferri, Pape Cheikh, Tanguy Ndombele, Ousseynou Ndiyae; Moussa Dembele, Memphis Depay, Nabil Fekir, Maxwel CornetHoffenheim: Oliver Baumann, Gregor Kobel; Joshua Brenet, Pavel Kaderabek, Ermin Bicakcic, Kassim Adams Nuhu, Nico Schulz, Benjamin Hubner, Justin Hoogma, Kevin Akpoguma, Stefan Posch; Havard Nordtveit, Dennis Geiger, Kerem Demirbay, Florian Grillitsch, Leonardo Bittencourt, Steven Zuber, Nadiem Amiri, Kevin Vogt, Vincenzo Grifo; Reiss Nelson, Ishak Belfodil, Andrej Kramaric, Adam Szalai, JoelintonGroup GReal Madrid: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Thibaut Courtois, Luca Zidane; Dani Carvajal, Jesus Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Sergio Reguilon, Adrian Adri, Javier Sanchez, Sergio Lopez; Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio, Isco, Dani Ceballos, Jaime Seoane, Francisco Franchu; Mariano Diaz, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vazquez, Cristo Ramon Gonzalez Perez, Vinicius JuniorRoma: Robin Olsen, Matteo Cardinali, Stefano Greco, Antonio Mirante; Rick Karsdorp, Luca Pellegrini, Juan Jesus, Aleksandar Kolarov, Ivan Marcano, Davide Santon, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Devid Eugene Bouah, Riccardo Cargnelutti, Andrea Marcucci; Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Daniel de Rossi, Ante Coric, Nicolo Zaniolo, Alessandro Florenzi, Javier Pastore, Steven N’Zonzi; Diego Perotti, Edin Dzeko, Patrik Schick, Cengiz Under, Justin Kluivert, Alessio Riccardi, Zan Celar, Stephen El ShaarawyCSKA Moscow: Ilya Pomazun, Georgi Krynats, Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandez, Nikita Chernov, Viktor Vasin, Kirill Nababkin, Hordur Magnusson, Georgi Schennikov, Rodrigo Nascimento Franca, Nikola Vlasic, Alan Dzagoev, Dmitri Efremov, Arnor Sigurdsson, Konstantin Kuchaev, Kristijan Bistrovic, Jaka Bijol, Aleksandr Makarov, Timur Pukhov, Nayair Tiknizyan, Astemir Gordyushenko, Ilzat Akhmetov, Khetag Khosonov, Ivan Oblyakov; Fedor Chalov, Abel Hernandez, Takuma Nishimura, Timur Zhamaletdinov, Vitali ZhironkinViktoria Plzen: Matus Kozacik, Ales Hruska, Dominic Svacek; Lukas Hejda, Roman Hubnik, David Limbersky, Radmin Reznik, Tomas Hajek, Milan Havel, Ludek Pernica; Roman Prochazka, Tomas Horava, Martin Zeman, Jan Kopic, Milan Petrzela, Patrik Hrosovysky, Jan Kovarik, Pavel Bucha, Ales Cermak, Daniel Kolar, Ubong Ekapi; Michael Krmencik, Tomas Chory, Jakub ReznicekGroup HJuventus : Mattia Perin, Carlo Pinsoglio, Wojciech Szczesny; Andrea Barzagli, Mehdi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci, Joao Cancelo, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro; Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Bernardeschi, Emre Can, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic; Paulo Dybala, Moise Kean, Mario Mandzukic, Cristiano RonaldoManchester United: David de Gea, Lee Grant, Sergio Romero; Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young; Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay; Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony MartialValencia: Jaume Domenech, Norberto Neto, Cristian Rivero; Ruben Vezo, Jeison Murillo, Gabriel, Mouctar Diakhaby, Jose Gaya, Antonio Lato, Cristiano Piccini, Ezequiel Garay, Javier Jimenez, Alejandro Centelles; Geoffrey Kondogbia, Goncalo Guedes, Carlos Soler, Daniel Parejo, Denis Cheryshev, Francis Coquelin, Daniel Wass, Ferran Torres, Uros Racic, Alex Blanco, Kangin Lee; Kevin Gameiro, Rodrigo, Santi Mina, Michy BatshuayiYoung Boys: Marco Wolfi, David Von Ballmoos, Dario Marzino; Mohamed Ali Camara, Steve von Bergen, Ulisses Garcia, Gregory Wuthrich, Loris Benito, Jordan Lotomba, Kevin Mbabu; Leonardo Bertone, Miralem Sulejmani, Djibril Sow, Nicolas Moumi Ngameleu, Christian Fassnacht, Thorsten Schick, Pedro Teixeira, Sandro Lauper, Sekou Sanogo; Roger Assale, Jean-Pierre Nsame, Yann Aime Kasai, Guillaume Hoarau
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos hopes Neymar will remain with the Ligue 1 champions next season amidst rumours of a move away.The Brazilian forward has been linked with a return to Barcelona in recent weeks, as well as a move to fierce rivals Real Madrid who have been bolstering their squad with serious firepower during the summer transfer window.Neymar is missing his country’s Copa America campaign after rupturing ankle ligaments in friendly against Qatar earlier this month, but his absence has only meant questions regarding his future have instead been fielded to his team-mates. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to L’Equipe on Sunday, PSG team-mate Marquinhos said: “It’s difficult to recruit a player like him into your club and it’s hard to keep him, but I hope he’ll continue with us.“He is an important player, he’s also a friend, a guy I love, and I really hope he’ll stay.“We have not talked about his future, I guess there are already a lot of people who only talk to him about it.”The centre-back also revealed that Neymar’s recovery is going well, with the 27-year-old already starting to strike a ball.“He’s a friend, so we just wanted to know if he was feeling better, mentally and physically,” he added.“He can make movements with his foot, he can already hit the ball a little at home.“At the beginning of this he was really sad but today he is better, and that’s why it made us happy to see it.”Neymar is not the only Brazilian who has been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes this summer however, with captain Thiago Silva rumoured to be a target for former club AC Milan.Marquinhos again spoke of his importance to the side, saying: “When I arrived at PSG, he was my idol and I wanted to imitate him.“He is an important player for the club, he is our captain and brings all his experience to the young players who need it.“He had a good season, put in good performances and we cannot blame him, I hope he will continue with us.”
After making wholesale changes in the U.S. national team’s final Gold Cup group stage match, Gregg Berhalter is bringing back his original 11 starters for Sunday’s quarterfinal clash against Curacao.Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie lead the attack, with Pulisic wearing the captain’s armband for just the second time in his national team career. Columbus Crew striker Gyasi Zardes has been given the nod over Jozy Altidore for the target striker role. Altidore came into the Gold Cup considered the favorite to start, and boosted his case after scoring the winner in Wednesday’s group stage victory against Panama, but Zardes earned another start after his strong showing in the team’s opening victories.The same defense that posted shutouts in wins against Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago is back, with Aaron Long partnering with Walker Zimmerman in central defense, with Zimmerman edging out Matt Miazga for the starting role. Tim Ream will feature at left back, where he will face a tough assignment in Cardiff City midfielder Leandro Bacuna, while Nick Lima will feature at right back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare USMNT newcomer Tyler Boyd will reprise his role as the starting right winger, partnering with Paul Arriola on the flanks, earning the start ahead of Seattle Sounders’ attacker Jordan Morris, who had made a good case for breaking into the lineup.Manchester City signing and reported Fortuna Dusseldorf loan target Zack Steffen returns to his role as the team’s starting goalkeeper, and will be playing in his hometown market. Both Steffen and Pulisic are Pennsylvania natives.The United States will be looking to reach the Gold Cup quarterfinals for the ninth straight Gold Cup, with the last time the team lost in a quarterfinal coming in 2000, when the Americans were eliminated by guest participant Colombia in penalty kicks.The Americans will be taking on a Curacao side that is a considerable underdog, but a team that advanced out of group play courtesy of a victory against Honduras and draw with Jamaica. Curacao standout and PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Eloy Room will look to build on his outstanding play in the group stage, which earned him Best XI honors for the Gold Cup group phase.The winner of Sunday’s USA-Curacao quarterfinal will face Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday in Nashville. Jamaica advanced to the Gold Cup semifinals for the third straight tournament after edging Panama, 1-0, on Sunday’s early quarterfinal match at Lincoln Financial Field.
Manchester United and Tottenham will look to keep their excellent International Champions Cup records spotless when the pair face off in Shanghai this week, at Hongkou Football Stadium.The Red Devils tangle with Spurs in the Far East as the pair continue to prepare for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign, with both determined to enter the new Premier League season in the best form possible.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side toppled Inter last time out with a lone strike from breakout teenager Mason Greenwood , while Mauricio Pochettino’s team proved their credentials once again with a 3-2 win over Serie A champions Juventus thanks to Harry Kane’s sublime last-gasp goal from the halfway line. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? For fans, both will have a chance to size each other up ahead of another enthralling campaign – but eyes will also remain firmly on the United pair of Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba as questions over their future at the club continue to swirl. Game Manchester United vs Tottenham Date Thursday, July 25 Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the US, the match will not be available for broadcast though it will be streamed on ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ In the UK, the match will be shown on MUTV and will be available for streaming at MUTV Online. UK TV channel Online stream MUTV MUTV Online Squads & Team News Position Man United squad Goalkeepers De Gea, Grant, Pereira, Romero Defenders Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Jones, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Young Midfielders Chong, Garner, Gomes, James, Lingard, Matic, Mata, McTominay, Pereira, Pogba Forwards Greenwood, Lukaku, Martial, Rashford Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Smalling, Rojo, Young, McTominay, A.Pereira, Pogba, Greenwood, James, Martial.Subs: J.Pereira, Romero, Bailly, Dalot, Lindelof, Shaw, Tuanzebe, Fred, Garner, Gomes, Lingard, Mata, Matic, Chong, Rashford. Position Tottenham squad Goalkeepers Lloris, Gazzaniga, De Bie, Whiteman Defenders Foyth, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Lyons-Foster, Tanganga Midfielders Alli, Ndombele, Sissoko, Winks, Skipp, Georgiou, Marsh, Roles, White, Bowden, Lamela, Eriksen Forwards Kane, Son, Lucas, Parrott Tottenham starting XI: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Tanganga, Vertonghen, Georgiou, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Dele, Parrott, Kane.Match Preview With wins against Italian opposition ensuring a perfect start to their International Champions Cup campaigns, Manchester United and Tottenham will put their unbeaten records on the line against each other when the two meet in Shanghai.With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils looking to defy critics as speculation swirls over their credentials, along with the future of players such as Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, and Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs determined to prove last season’s impressive European form was no fluke. The Premier League pair’s showdown could be set to be a classic.The two sides will be determined to finalise their plans in another major pre-season test as they continue to look towards the start of the 2019-20 campaign in just a few weeks’ time.United have been heavily linked with moves for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Leicester defender Harry Maguire among others but their manager is adamant that his squad would still thrive even without any further recruits.“I believe in these players,” Solskjaer stated . “I’m sure we could do well [without]. We’ve played well and had some good results in pre-season but it’s also about finding the way we want to play and get the team gelling.“We’ve got to be patient. It’s very important we get the right ones [new players]. I’ve not had a frustrating feeling at all.”Tottenham striker Harry Kane meanwhile feels that the addition of Frenchman Tanguy Ndombele could prove to be a massive boost for the London outfit this season as they look to push for silverware once again after coming within 90 minutes of a European crown in June.”He’s been great. He intercepted that ball very well and put it through to Lucas,” the England international told the media following his side’s win over Juventus , when Ndombele assisted Lucas Moura’s goal. “That’s a strength of his, playing that through ball, that forward pass.”That’s something we’ve missed over the last year or so, that really decisive pass in the final third. He looks like he can do that. With any player who comes in, he’s still learning how we play and the way the manager wants him to play. But he’s working hard. That’s all we can ask for.”
Hugo Lloris admits Manchester City can feel “unlucky” after being denied by VAR once again in a meeting with Tottenham.In the quarter-finals of the 2018-19 Champions League, the Blues saw joy turn to despair as a Raheem Sterling effort was ruled out by technology.History repeated itself on Saturday as Pep Guardiola was left to curse another call made by officials not on the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? City had dominated a Premier League clash with Spurs but were being held 2-2 heading into stoppage-time.It appeared as though Gabriel Jesus had snatched a dramatic winner, with the Brazilian striker sparking wild scenes of celebration.Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!He was, however, to be left with his head in hands, along with his manager, as VAR once again delivered a painful sting in the tail.Lloris admits that he thought Spurs were beaten, with the French goalkeeper telling Sky Sports: “To be honest I thought it was a goal.“It’s a bit unlucky for City. Anyone can have a different interpretation of the moment. But we are very pleased with the point.”He added, with the ball considered to have come off Aymeric Laporte’s arm before falling to Jesus: “I looked to the screen and realised there was a handball which is good for us and unlucky for City but there are many games ahead. For now we just need to enjoy the moment.”Lucas Moura was left to celebrate salvaging a point for Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium, but he was also prepared to admit that fortune had favoured Mauricio Pochettino’s side.The Brazil international nodded home a leveller for Spurs within seconds of stepping off the bench, but said of the chaotic scenes in the closing stages: “It was crazy [when the City goal was ruled out]. It was the last minute and I thought it was finished when it went in.“Only VAR can see – and thank you for it.“I thought we played very well. It’s a good result for us because we know how difficult it is to play here.“We need to play with this spirit.”City and Spurs have now taken four points apiece from their opening two games of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, with the Blues having scene VAR controversy sparked in both of their outings. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches the action during the second half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)Ohio State’s Board of Trustees are set to meet in roughly 24 hours to discuss the future of head football coach Urban Meyer. The board, which is meeting at 9 a.m. E.T., was briefed on the findings of the investigation into Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith on Monday.Meyer’s punishment – or lack thereof – is expected to be announced either on Wednesday or Thursday. The Columbus Dispatch reported that a suspension is the “likely” recommendation.“Two sources connected to the investigation said the likely recommendation is a suspension for Meyer. Drake and the board could also opt for a “time served” punishment since Meyer has been removed from football activities for more than two weeks,” The Dispatch reported.Ohio State insider Jeff Snook has responded to this report and updated his own prediction when it comes to Meyer.Snook, who has broken several stories on the Meyer-Smith-Ohio State saga, would be surprised if the head coach is suspended for even one game.Folks, this is what those in the newspaper business call “burying the lead.” Two sources on the Ohio State board of trustees apparently told the Dispatch the likely punishment for Urban Meyer would be a suspension, yet it’s buried in the story. (This headline likely will be changed soon and story re-written). However, I still would be surprised at even a one-game suspension. And if there is one, it wouldn’t be for anything related to covering up domestic violence by an assistant since Meyer appropriately passed those reports (which led to no charges) on to his superiors.As The Dispatch reported, it’s possible that Meyer’s punishment could include time served. He’s been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 1. If he’s reinstated on Wednesday, that would make for a three-week paid suspension.Stay tuned.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One detail in the lengthy report on the investigation into Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith revealed that the wide receivers coach got in trouble for a strip club visit while on a recruiting trip.Smith, who was fired by Urban Meyer in July for “cumulative” reasons, reportedly spent hundreds of dollars on a strip club visit while on a recruiting trip in Florida in 2014, the investigation found.Meyer found out about this, told Smith to never do it again and implemented a new rule for all Ohio State coaches.Here’s what the report said, from The Dispatch:Zach Smith, another unnamed Buckeyes coach and some high school coaches went to a strip club while Smith was on a recruiting trip in Florida in May 2014.“Zach Smith ran up a significant bill at a local strip club … approximately $600 of his personal funds at a Miami strip club,” the report stated.Spending your own money at a strip club probably isn’t a fireable offense for a college football coach, but to do it on a recruiting trip, while representing the school, is not a good look.Lettermen Row is reporting that the “unnamed” Buckeyes coach with Smith that night was Tom Herman.“Who was the unnamed Ohio State assistant with Zach Smith at the strip club on a recruiting visit? Multiple sources confirm to @LettermenRow it was Texas coach Tom Herman,” Austin Ward reports.Who was the unnamed Ohio State assistant with Zach Smith at the strip club on a recruiting visit? Multiple sources confirm to @LettermenRow it was Texas coach Tom Herman. https://t.co/CbGMYUFdrj— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) August 23, 2018Smith posted on Instagram during that recruiting visit.Herman has reportedly denied a request for comment. He left Ohio State following the 2014 national championship season for the Houston job. He’s entering his second year at Texas.You can view the full report by Austin Ward here.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)In last week’s “upset alert” column, three of my five picks came true.Florida got a big win against No. 5 LSU in The Swamp, vaulting the Gators up to No. 14 in the AP Poll.No. 8 Auburn went over the Starkville, and got thumped by unranked Mississippi State 23-9. It was a big win for first year head coach Joe Moorhead, whose team has been very up-and-down.Iowa State only had one win entering last weekend’s game, but flashed the offensive ability from last year’s breakout season in a 48-42 win at Oklahoma State, knocking the Pokes from the rankings.Here are the five teams on “upset alert” heading into College Football Week 7.We start with a fun game that kicks off from the Lone Star State tonight.TCU Horned Frogs (-7.5) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)TCU has been one of the Big 12’s more consistent performers since joining the conference, and it is hard to do better than Gary Patterson. The hasn’t looked like one of his better Horned Frogs teams though. Since a hard-fought but decisive loss to Ohio State, the team dropped to Texas 31-16, and edged by Iowa State.On the other side, Texas Tech is as explosive as ever, and may be improved enough on defense to be very dangerous. The team scored big wins over Houston, and dominated Oklahoma State in Stillwater before losing by eight to a Top 10 West Virginia club last week. TCU’s offense isn’t nearly as potent as the Mountaineers’.Utah Utes (-13.5) vs. Arizona Wildcats (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Utah is getting a ton of credit for its win against Stanford based on this line, and that’s not totally unfair. The Cardinal couldn’t move the ball with star running back Bryce Love out, though. Arizona is starting to figure things out, with three wins in the last four weeks after a brutal start.Last week, the Wildcats knocked off a solid Cal team 24-17. Khalil Tate hasn’t been the same dual-threat nightmare that he was last week, but J.J. Taylor has 600 yards on the year, and nearly put up 250 yards a few weeks ago against Oregon State.No. 10 UCF Knights (-4.5) at Memphis Tigers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)UCF is riding an 18-game winning streak. That very nearly came to an end against the Tigers last season. UCF outlasted Memphis 62-55 in a double-overtime classic in the AAC Championship Game.The Knights look great once again, but Memphis’ resume is a bit deceptive. SB Nation’s Bill Connelly’s metrics gave Memphis a 98-percent chance to beat Navy based on how the Tigers played in that game. The Midshipmen snuck out a 22-21 win. They did have an ugly loss to Tulane a few weeks ago, but Tiger fans should be extremely fired up at home as they look to become the first team to beat UCF since the 2016 Cure Bowl.No. 12 Michigan Wolverines (-9) vs. No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)The biggest knock on Jim Harbaugh at Michigan has been the team’s inability to win huge games. While most of the focus has been on the Ohio State and Michigan State rivalries, this home game with Big Ten West favorite Wisconsin should still qualify.The Badgers suffered a bad home loss to BYU, but the team isn’t going to beat itself, will get plenty of production on the ground, and play some of the best defense in the country. A team with a similar profile, pre-Ian Book Notre Dame, had its way with Michigan in Week 1. The Wolverines definitely shouldn’t be laying nine points against the Badgers, and this is very much a potential upset spot.BYU Cougars (-11.5) vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Hawaii football is famously one of the hardest programs to win at for a number of reasons. Head coach Nick Rolovich has done an excellent job since taking the team over, and this season has been impressive in particular. Hawaii is 6-1, and features one of the most prolific passing games in the country with quarterback Cole McDonald throwing for 2,100 yards and 24 touchdowns in just seven games.Hawaii lost its long, long trip to a very good Army team 28-21, but has won in the Mountain region, beating Colorado State in Week Zero. The Rainbow Warriors have been jumping all over teams this season, and while BYU is pretty steady, the Cougars may not have the offense to recover in Hawaii runs out to a big early lead, even if the Hawaii defense has looked rough down the stretch in some of its wins.
By now, you’ve likely seen the video of Michigan linebacker Devin Bush purposely scuffing up Michigan State’s midfield logo ahead of the two teams’ rivalry contest on Saturday morning. We now have an explanation as to how and why that happened.A Michigan spokesperson told a number of reporters in the stadium that Michigan State was supposed to do its “walk” up the field at 9:50 AM. The Wolverines said that they were told they could take the field at 10:00 AM.Michigan says that Michigan State’s players were late for their walk. When they encountered Michigan’s players on the field, a scuffle ensued. Bush later roughed up the midfield logo in protest of the situation.So there you have it – it was a time miscommunication, at least according to Michigan.Michigan says it was told MSU was going to do its walk at 9:50 am. UM players believed they were allowed to take the field at 10 am. Walk was, per U-M’s understanding, late. No one asked them to leave the field apparently.And by now you know the result.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) October 20, 2018#Michigan spokesman says MSU players were 10 minutes late to the field for their march, “close lined” Lawrence Marshall and ripped the head phones off Lavert Hill.— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) October 20, 2018Bush, for sure, will be criticized for his actions regardless. Jim Harbaugh is going to be asked both before and after the contest about his linebacker’s decision.Michigan and Michigan State will kick off at Noon ET. This one is going to get chippy.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The wife of Texas head coach Tom Herman had a message for Oklahoma following today’s Big 12 Championship Game.The Sooners topped the Longhorns, 39-27, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, potentially securing a College Football Playoff berth.Immediately following the win, Oklahoma’s players did the “Horns Down” hand signal.Check it out:Can’t be penalized for Horns Down after the game is over.#Big12Championship pic.twitter.com/uDoCvFFqcA— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 1, 2018Texas fans – Herman’s wife, included – don’t like this very much.Michelle Herman retweeted the following message immediately following the loss:“And congrats to OU.. now you have an entire year to come up with your own sign…”And congrats to OU.. now you have an entire year to come up with your own sign…— mUTha hustla (@NNVaughns) December 1, 2018That’s fair.