The Athletic Club reached the semifinals after a big win over Barcelona (1-0). However, they lost 2-1 to Real Sociedad in the local derby. The Athletic Club, aiming for the 24th Cup in its history (last in 1984), goes to the match in order to take the lead in qualifying from the first leg. Oscar de Marcos will be absent.
Only Watford, who are bottom of the table, have scored fewer than Palace's 15 Premier League goals. The Eagles' total number of shots this season - 161 - is lower than anybody else in the top flight, and yet they are in the top half. Hodgson said before kick-off that he was experiencing the worst injury crisis he has had at the club, with six first-team players out. The team you see tonight is the team we can field,\" he said.
In that sense, all options are open for discussion. Including playing multiple games on the same day at a neutral ground, if it could be made sterile and an agreement could be reached over the medical staff needed to be in attendance. Media playback is not supported on this device Messi, Melo & the Pogbas: The best #StayAtHome challenges No wage deferral agreement in the ChampionshipThe Football League has been told of unease among some Championship clubs about the motives behind a call for blanket wage deferrals in the league.
There was around 300-400 people, the whole PSG squad were invited, a lot of Neymar's Brazilian friends, actors and surfers, his big entourage. He has lots of friends and family, his agent and all of that. Also people like [Lyon forward] Memphis Depay, it's not often you see a rival club coming to the party of a big star of a rival club. What I love about Memphis on the night was he wearing designer wellies, just the £1,200 worth.
Ahal won all 3 opening league games which they happen to play at home without conceding a single goal while winning twice with 2-0 and once with 3-0, as they defeated Merw with 3-0 and Nebitci and Sagadam with 2-0, they also won their 4th league game with Kopetdag on the road with 1-0, so 4 clean sheets in a row for the best defense in the league even though last round they played away at Altyn Asyr and lost the game with 2-1 there but really that club is the only one capable of rivaling Ahal for winning the title this season.
Will Saudis' takeover pass Premier League test?Newcastle preparing for 'more injuries' as players return to trainingThat process began more than seven weeks ago. Addressed to managing director Lee Charnley, the letter states: \"We understand the club finds itself in a complex situation in light of the prospective sale of the club by the incumbent owner. That does not give you a legitimate right to a dereliction of duty to your supporters.
Mallorca gave a second-half debut to 15-year-old Luka Romero, who became the league's youngest ever player. Meanwhile, Wales forward Gareth Bale was given a first Real start since February but struggled to make any significant impact, firing a shot in the sixth minute which was kept out by goalkeeper Manolo Reina. Vinicius' chip high into the net from Luka Modric's lay-off and Ramos' 10th goal of the season via a curling free-kick from the edge of the area gave Real the three points.
Neither of these two teams have been particularly solid at the back in this campaign. We feel that both teams are likely to get on the score sheet here. We are backing a 2-1 win for Hoffenheim in this game.
Often unconvincing, the Spurs backline weathered the storm and allowed for counter opportunities - but Dier was unable to provide the finish that Alli's sublime pass over the Wolves defence deserved. Outplayed and having not kept a clean sheet away from home since New Year's Day - a club-record run of 16 matches - Traore's equaliser came as no surprise. What will delight Mourinho, however, was the determined manner of his side's response to conceding, and a confidence-boosting late winner that puts their top-four hopes firmly in their own hands.
However, the goalscoring woes that have plagued Newcastle in recent years have improved. They have netted 11 goals in their last six league matches, and at home they have scored in each of their last four. All things considered, backing Both Teams to Score looks a promising option for Sunday’s match.
GOAL! Wolves 1-0 Leicester City. Boly scores - A corner from the right is taken short. Swung to the back post for Doherty, who puts it back into the six-yard box. Schmeichel doesn't take it, and Boly attacks to glance it into the net. NO GOAL! The short corner contained an offside, when Jota returned the ball to Neto.
It is early days for Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, of course, but I would love to know what he is thinking now he has got to know his squad a bit. Media playback is not supported on this device 'This is what I want to see' - Arteta on 'special' night for Arsenal Arsenal drew with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Boxing Day, in Arteta's first game in charge. I think he would be happy with the same result if he could get it on Monday, but I am going to go with a Bournemouth win here.
Austin sent Owls keeper Joe Wildsmith the wrong way and slotted into the bottom right-hand corner to end West Brom's 441-minute goal drought and notch his 10th goal of the season in all competitions. The second goal came from a team move, with slick passing and good hold-up play from Callum Robinson setting up a crossing opportunity for left-back Gibbs, who found an unmarked Pereira eight yards out.
Without much calculation, the punters can see that the most probable favorite to win is the home team in the clash. Looking at the difference between the two sides, Feyenoord is likely to win the game with a -1 handicap.
I think that a side which pretty much hasn't lost a game for the last year is (rightly) favourite,” Oblak said. But this doesn’t mean we’ll not put up a fight and allow them to do what they want. We want to play our best game of the season and be well in it when it comes to the second leg, but we know we’ll have to be at our best against a side like Liverpool.
Surprisingly, the hosts’ form is rather shaky at the New York Stadium too. They have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six home league matches, and only four of their 11 home games this season has ended with them taking all three points.
Dundee said not to consider vote''SPFL tried to unduly influence vote'Rangers, of course, responded, insisting their resolution was never about releasing end-of-season payments, but getting loans from the SPFL as advances for those monies. Hearts waded back into the fray, too, with chairman Ann Budge accusing the league of trying to \"unduly influence\" the ballot and vowing to propose league reconstruction.
Assisted by Harvey Barnes. Posted at 63' Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Posted at 63' Foul by Jonny Evans (Leicester City). Posted at 63' Attempt missed. Jonny Evans (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Organisers also postponed two of the biggest running events on the calendar, the marathons in Boston and London, which regularly draw tens of thousands of participants, including some of the world's top athletes. This weekend's Grand Prix season opener in Australia was cancelled hours before the first practice session.
Manchester United's latest defeat has seen the atmosphere turn \"toxic\" at Old Trafford, says former midfielder Darren Fletcher. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were booed off the pitch after a 2-0 home defeat by Burnley left them six points off a Champions League spot. The scenes in the stadium weren't good,\" said Fletcher, a five-time Premier League winner with United. The chanting, the atmosphere really turned toxic for the first time.