Ligue 1

Marseille's Pele will attempt to shut out PSG's superstar

His famous namesake was the "King of Football", but Marseille backup goalkeeper Yohann Pele will take a reputation as the "Prince of the clean sheet" into his encounter with the potent Paris Saint-Germain attack.

Primera Division

Messi never fails to surprise us, says Barcelona coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted Saturday that Lionel Messi never fails to surprise him as the Argentine maestro scored twice, including a cheeky free-kick, in the 6-1 comeback win over Girona.

Serie A

Skriniar, Ranocchia rescue dire Inter against Benevento

Milan Skriniar and Andrea Ranocchia nodded crisis-hit Inter Milan back up into third place in Serie A on Saturday with a hard-fought 2-0 win over bottom club Benevento.

Ligue 1

I play for France's biggest club – Marseille star Payet fires barb at PSG

Dimitri Payet stoked the fire ahead of Marseille's trip to Paris, taking aim at the individuals of PSG.

Serie A

Main priority was to win - Spalletti praises Inter's 'heart' after beating Benevento

Ahead of huge games against AC Milan and Napoli, Luciano Spalletti revelled in Inter's much-needed victory over Serie A's bottom club.

Premier League

Father fuels Conte's fire ahead of Mourinho reunion

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is not ready to end his all-action touchline displays and will be in trouble from his father if he does.

Primera Division

Valverde steers clear of Barcelona yellow card controversy

Ernesto Valverde insisted claims Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba tried to get booked in Barcelona's rout of Girona were a matter for the referee.

Capital One Cup

Play like it's a friendly - Guardiola reveals finals secret ahead of Arsenal clash

Manchester City's players must be calm and courageous to overcome Arsenal in the EFL Cup final at Wembley, says manager Pep Guardiola.

Primera Division

Barcelona equal record for unbeaten LaLiga run

Barcelona have surpassed the club record for an unbeaten run in LaLiga, set under Pep Guardiola.


Championship round-up: Leaders Wolves suffer rare defeat

Championship leaders Wolves suffered a rare defeat at in-form Fulham, while Sunderland and Middlesbrough thrilled in a derby draw.

'Surprise names' in running for Italy job

Italian football federation commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said Saturday to expect "some surprise names" to emerge for the vacant job of Italy coach.

Primera Division

Six of the best as Barcelona cruise past Girona

Barcelona played some of their best football as they put six past a helpless Girona on Saturday night. Luis Suarez bagged a hat-trick and Lionel Messi a brace, along with a stunner from Philippe Coutinho to see off their Catalan neighbours in style.

Capital One Cup

'I'd like to win it not for me - for the club'

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists that his desire for success is is as much about the club as his own personal ambition as the Spaniard looks to take home his first trophy in English football in Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

Primera Division

Messi sets new LaLiga record

Barcelona's second goal against Girona brought up a landmark as Lionel Messi scored against a record 36th LaLiga opponent.

Primera Division

Coutinho hammered home his first goal at the Camp Nou

Philippe Coutinho gave Barca fans their first real taste of what he is all about as he powered home a stunning strike to put his side 5-1 up against Girona on Saturday night.

Ligue 1

Jardim calls for VAR after controversial penalty

Frustrated Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim demanded VAR video assistance be introduced in French Ligue 1 after a controversial penalty saw his team squander two points in a 3-3 draw at struggling Toulouse on Saturday.

Premier League

Deeney 'not bothered' about drought

Troy Deeney's winner against Everton was his first goal from open play in 27 games, a stat that did not concern the Watford striker.

Primera Division

Coutinho put it on a plate for Suarez to tuck home

After a sticky start Barcelona threatened to run riot against Girona on Saturday night, scoring four first-half goals to take control of the game.

Primera Division

Messi summoned his inner Ronaldinho to extend Barca's lead

Lionel Messi meant business in Saturday's Catalan derby, not content with scoring and assisting, the Argentine took it upon himself to extend Barca's lead with an inventive free-kick.

Primera Division

Messi gave Barcelona the lead

After Luis Suarez had cancelled out Portu's surprise opener for Girona, Lionel Messi rescued what looked like a lost cause to put the 'Blaugrana' in the lead.

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