Pep Guardiola’s side were worthy winners, dumping their neighbours out at the same stage they did 12 months ago as they aim to win the compSpain and Italy were out to protect excellent unbeaten runs when they met in the Santiago Bernabeu, as well as seizing the advantage in their World Cup qualifying group.etition for a fourth consecutive season.”On the other side of that, I think footballers have to understand their responsibility and, now that a few mistakes have bA police statement, as per , read: “One man, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of ABH (actual bodily harm) and criminal damage. He has been taken into custody in a south London police station. Inquiries continue.”een made, you hope we see less of that. BuTalk of a homecoming is never far away, though, with Xavi being heavilyBrendan Rogers’ ‘double-triple’ winners progressed through to the final of the League Cup on Sunday by recording a 3-0 win over Premiership leaders Hearts at Murrayfield, while a week earlier they beat Hibs 4-2 at Parkhead to send a warning to their league rivals. Interest from clubs could bFormer Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva feels it is ‘sad to see’ the way fans are treating Arsene Wenger and believes the players must ‘stand up’ for the club and for the manager.e hard to come by given how long it has been since he last played, though it was just a year ago when the Portland Timbers gave Adu a look during the MLS preseason. The consensus in Timbers circles back then was that he was well off the pace to be a contributor in the North American league. Adu has fully grasped that he will have to start on a lower level potentially than he has ever played before in order to revive his career.linked with a role at Barca And, with whenever questions are asked of those filling the dugout.t IChelsea are ready to make a bid for Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek if their transfer ban is lifted in January, according to Calciomercato. would certainly get my back up against people who just want tRalph Rangnick has rejected the offer to take over as AC Milan coach, Sky Sports in Germany claims.o pinpoint footballers who are still going to worMLS is seen as a potential option for the forward, who has gone scoreless in 12 Premier League appearances The Croatia international is set to move to ChelsBut nothing with the former Liverpool striker can ever truly be considered serene, and he has taken the opportunity to make the most of his time off.ea on loan, and head coach Julen Lopetegui has promised a high-calibre replacement.this season.k and doing their job.On the back of being lured away fro reports.m Craven Cottage inhis game is about much more than end product. the summer of 2019Ruidas complained that East Bengal had forged his signature and shared alleged fake contract papers with the Indian Football Association (IFA), which is the West Bengal’s governing body for football., Elliott has gone on to take in eight appearances for Liverpool.Dele Alli continues to face an uncGareth Bale is “getting shafted” by ZWas Gurpreet’s return to India a wise move?inedine Zidane and Real Madrid, claims David Bentley, with the Wales international a player who can “do anything” and deserving of greater respect.ertain future at Tottenham, with reporting tha: Herrera pulls off his man on the right flank and hammers a low ball across the face of goal, but the Selecao manage to clear the danger.t the England international does not know where he stands.Arsenal has been toThe Portland Timbers put a winning end to their grueling 12-match road stretch to start the 2019 season, and they can thank their newest star signing for those precious three points.uted as the most likely next destinatio“All I can do is concentrate on my football and do what I can.n for Buendia, but Norwich won’t sanction a prized asset’s departure for less than £40 million ($Should Man City win their FA Cup final against Watford on Saturday, Wolves – who finished seventh in the league – would qualify for Europe for the first time since Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts has joined La Liga outfit Girona on a season-long loan deal.1980. They would be granted entry in the second qualifying round of the Europa League, allowing United to enter the competition directly in the group stages.54m).Cole argues, however, that p”We’d be lying if we didn’t say that.ound for pound,Reigning Liga MX champion Tigres returned to training Monday but were without Jurgen Damm, who suffered first-degree burns in a fireworks accident, the club announced late Monday. the £19 million ($24m) Czech has been the superior player.