Everton will look to complete a league double over their local rivals when they face Liverpool at Goodison Park in Friday's Merseyside derby.
The Reds, meanwhile, have the chance to claim consecutive victories after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in their most recent outing.
Sweden's top tier is back with the 2023 season and it all kicks off with holders Rosengård hosting Piteå at Malmö IP.
Log leaders Olympique Lyon hope to bounce back when they play ninth-ranked Guingamp on Saturday after a difficult night in the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) in which they lost 1-0 at home to English giants Chelsea.
It is battle royale in the Liga F title chase as Barcelona welcome fierce rivals Real Madrid at the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Saturday evening.
CF Monterrey will be looking to bounce back from a 2-2 draw away at second-placed Guadalajara Chivas when they play fifth-placed U.A.N.L Tigres at home on Sunday.
France and the Netherlands open their quests for Euro 2024 qualification ahead of next summer’s tournament in Germany. With the top two teams from each group guaranteed a place in the finals, these two nations are widely expected to fill those spots ahead of Group B opponents the Republic of Ireland, Greece and Gibraltar – however, finishing top for preferential seeding at the tournament itself will be in the back of their minds.
Sweden and Belgium will begin their respective 2024 European Championship qualification campaigns with a Group F encounter in Solna on Friday night.
The home nation will enter the match off the back of four straight friendly victories, while this will represent Belgium's first match since being eliminated in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup.
Harry Kane became England's all-time record goalscorer as they opened their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a first victory in Italy since 1961.
Nagelsmann's future at Bayern appears to be over, with the Bavarian giants sacking the 35-year-old, according to Fabrizio Romano. Bayern are already discussing possible replacements and could look to bring former Dortmund and Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel to the Allianz Arena.
Taking the first step towards defending their continental crown, Italy welcome England to the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona for Thursday's Euro 2024 qualifying Group C opener.
The Azzurri ensured that football would not come home when they defeated the Three Lions on penalties in the Euro 2020 final, but Roberto Mancini's champions have since lost their sparkle.
Italian Police and Scotland Yard are collaborating to avoid clashes between Italy and England fans when the Azzurri meet the Three Lions in Naples on Thursday.
Harry Kane will have "added motivation" against Italy on Thursday as he bids to break Wayne Rooney's goalscoring record, says Gareth Southgate.
The battle to take over Manchester United was plunged into chaos and confusion on Wednesday night after the deadline for the second round of bids for the club was dramatically extended at the last minute.
Ozil won nine trophies during his club career including four FA Cups and the Spanish La Liga title in 2012. He also won 92 caps for Germany and was part of the team that lifted the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
This was a game that will be remembered for two penalties at the start of the second half. PSG’s was given and then overturned by VAR; while Wolfsburg was awarded theirs after an intervention from VAR which also led to a second yellow card for the PSG centre-back Elisa De Almeida.
Chelsea came away with a crucial victory over holders Lyon in the first leg of their Women's Champions League quarter-final in France.
After two tough quarter-finals in Rome and Munich yesterday all eyes are on France tonight where PSG hosts Wolfsburg while Lyon is taking on Chelsea.
The crowd had Roma's backs, but staring them in the face were the world-conquering Blaugrana of Barcelona, the seven-time champions of Spain and 2021 Champions League winners.
Arsenal will need to come from behind to progress to the semi-finals of the Women's Champions League after losing the first leg of their tie with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
A doctor from the Slovakia national team has caused concern amongst Inter and Paris Saint-Germain fans after revealing the seriousness of Milan Skriniar’s recent injury.
A Barcelona court has ruled against Xavi's La Liga leaders in their attempts to register Gavi's new contract.
In previous years, GOAL has ranked the top teenage talents in world football, with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jude Bellingham finishing as the eventual winners.
For Crystal Palace supporters scratching their heads about Roy Hodgson’s surprise return as manager, it is worth revisiting Steve Parish’s comments when the former England manager left his post in May 2021. “His record with us simply cannot be overstated,” the Palace chairman said.
Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been named as the new captain of the France national team.
In a sea of amazing and talented players, these incredible NWSL team captains are leading their clubs in search of success the upcoming season which starts 25 March.
A record crowd for the 2023 opening weekend is anticipated as season ticket sales are up 20%. More than a record 1 million fans attended games in 2022 and the NWSL also experienced a jump in viewership from 2021 to 2022, including a 71% jump for the NWSL Championship game.
The return of the Utah Royals to the NWSL will bring the league to another state where abortion is functionally illegal after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.
Herve Renard looks set to be appointed the new manager of the France women's national team after Corinne Diacre was sacked amid mass player revolt.
The draw was made on Tuesday with the semi-final ties to take place on Sunday 16 April, followed by the Wembley final slated for four weeks later on Sunday 14 May.
Emma Hayes' The Blues are currently top of the Women's Super League table by two points after beating United 1-0 last time out, and have a game in hand on Marc Skinner's Red Devils.
Debutants Roma in their first Stadio Olimpico tie with over 35,000 tickets being sold. Barcelona are in eighth straight UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final.
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In their debut Champions League campaign, Roma have delighted en route to the quarterfinals, but drawn against Spanish heavyweights Barcelona.
UEFA coefficient ranking: N/A
How they qualified: Italian runners-up and UWCL qualifiers
Group stage: Group B runners-up
Group stage top scorers: Valentina Giacinti (4)
Last season: Not in competition
Domestic honours: 1 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Debut season
UEFA coefficient ranking: 2
How they qualified: Spanish champions
Group stage: Group D winners
Group stage top scorer: Aitana Bonmatí (5)
Last season: Runners-up
Domestic honours: 7 x League champions, 9 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Winners (20/21)
Quarter-final record: W5 L3
UEFA coefficient ranking: 5
How they qualified: German runners-up, UWCL qualifier
Group stage: Group D runners-up
Group stage top scorers: Georgia Stanway, Klara Bühl (3)
Last season: Quarter-finals
Domestic honours: 4 x League champions, 1 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Semi-finals (18/19, 20/21)
Quarter-final record: W2 L3
UEFA coefficient ranking: 10
How they qualified: English runners-up, UWCL qualifier
Group stage: Group C winners
Group stage top scorers: Caitlin Foord, Frida Maanum (4)
Last season: Quarter-finals
Domestic honours: 15 x League champions, 14 x Cup winners
Previous European best: Winners (06/07)
Quarter-final record: W6 L8
First opened in 1910, the 35,000-capacity PSV Stadium has a long history of hosting major matches, including the UEFA Cup finals of 1978 (second leg) and 2006, the second leg of the 1988 UEFA Super Cup and three games at UEFA EURO 2000.
The road to Eindhoven has reached its decisive stage!
The biggest prize in women’s club football is now down to eight teams to battle for. The quarter-finals take place 21/22 and 29/30 March.
Besides the Roma vs Barça and Bayern vs Arsenal battles on Tuesday, holders Lyon welcome Chelsea and PSG hosts Wolfsburg on Wednesday.
All of the quarter-final ties are being held at the clubs’ main stadiums.
PSG's Ramona Bachmann is not unfamiliar with quarter-finals in Europe: her first was in 2007/08 and has since played 11 last-eight ties, at five separate clubs.
Winger Klara Bühl, at 22 already an established talent for Bayern and Germany, will be difficult indeed for Arsenal to stop.
Among a string of thrilling performances this season the 21-year-old Lauren James, as brother Reece, has established herself in both Chelsea and England team.
Barcelona winger Caroline Graham Hansen scored a hat-trick in style in her injury comeback two weeks ago, a huge boost for the Spanish giants.
France boss Didier Deschamps confirms Milan‘s Mike Maignan will replace Hugo Lloris becoming Les Blues’ starting goalkeeper after the Tottenham star announced his international retirement.
Tottenham have begun to check the market for a new manager in a sign that they are ready to accelerate the departure of Antonio Conte amid concerns the majority of the players are no longer behind him.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Newcastle keeper Nick Pope have withdrawn from the England squad for this month's Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Debutants Roma in first Stadio Olimpico tie with over 35,000 tickets being sold. Barcelona are in eighth straight UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final.
Having got through the group stage in some comfort on debut, Roma's reward is to face a Barcelona team looking as awesome as ever, aiming to reach a fourth final in five years and win back the trophy Lyon snatched last May in Turin.
Last six games: WWLWWW
Last match: Fiorentina 1-5 Roma, 17/03
Where they stand: 1st in Serie A, Coppa Italia final
Last six games: WWWWWW
Last match: Barcelona 5-1 Valencia, 17/03
Where they stand: 1st in Liga F
Barcelona and AS Roma both have midfielders who bring plenty to the party and will want to strut their stuff during their UWCL quarter-finals.
In their debut UWCL campaign, Roma have delighted en route to the quarterfinals, but drawn against Spanish heavyweights Barcelona.
It's the first UEFA meeting between the teams. Bayern are in sixth quarter-final in seven seasons. Arsenal in record 15th quarter-final.
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Georgia Stanway has only lived in Munich for a matter of months but the Bayern star is already attuned to the German way of life.
First opened in 1910, the 35,000-capacity PSV Stadium has a long history of hosting major matches:
On 6 April 2018, 30,238 fans at the home of PSV Eindhoven watched the Netherlands beat Northern Ireland on the way to the FIFA Women's World Cup, a record crowd for any UEFA-organised women's qualifier.
On 1 June 2019, a then Dutch record women's football attendance of 30,640 saw the Netherlands face Australia in a friendly at the stadium.
The road to Eindhoven has reached its decisive stage! The biggest prize in women’s club football is now down to eight teams to battle for. The quarter-finals take place 21/22 and 29/30 March.
The UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals involve four past champions, one European debutant, and plenty of storylines.
The PSG forward made her first quarter-final in 2007/08, when the 17-year-old scored for Umeå at Rapide Wezemaa. Her extra-time winner against Bayern München a year go was her 11th different last-eight tie, at five separate clubs.
The winger, at 22 already an established talent for Bayern Munich and Germany able to operate on either flank, will be difficult indeed for Arsenal to stop, either out wide or when she cuts inside.
Among a string of thrilling performances this season the 21-year-old has established herself in the England team and ensured Chelsea have thrived even with Pernille Harder largely absent.
The Norwegian international returned recently from injury, and in style scored a hat-trick against Villarreal in her comeback. A huge boost for Barcelona to have their star winger back.
Which club have reached the most UEFA Women’s Champions League/UEFA Women’s Cup quarter-finals and which player has scored the most quarter-final goals?
Over 35,000 tickets have now been sold for Roma’s debut in the UWCL quarter-finals. It will also be their first time playing at the Stadio Olimpico.
Second-placed Real Madrid lost more ground in their bid to dislodge Barcelona from the top of Liga F standings after losing 1-0 to UDG Tenerife at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Saturday afternoon.
The first album of the official stickers collection misses 172 players among them Barcelona stars Carolina Graham Hansen and Marta Torrejón. The stickers company Panini argues that there was not enough time and does not share the complaints from several players which has followed the controversy.
The control of Real Madrid's Caroline Weir! 🔥
A Valentina Giacinti brace inspired AS Roma to a 5-1 thumping of Fiorentina at the Stadio Piero Torrini in Florence on Friday evening as Serie A play-offs kicked off.
Lineth Beerensteyn was the MVP of the game in the 2-0 win against Milan. The Juve player did not only open the scoring for Bianconere, she had the most touches in the opponent's box (9) and completed the most dribbles (6). Also won 9 duels, none did better than the Dutch striker.
Alexandra Popp scored a second consecutive brace as reigning champions Wolfsburg dismantled Turbine Potsdam 5-0 at the AOK Stadion on Friday evening.
In Wolfsburg's Bundesliga match against Turbine Potsdam the 21-year-old was forced off after turning her right knee. The club’s medical department has ruled out any structural damage.
The German international will be unavailable for the UWCL quarter-final to PSG Wednesday. Not yet clear how long it will take Oberdorf to recover from the injury.
PSG will defend their trophy in the Coupe de France final against great rivals Lyon, who got rid of Fleury (2-0). The Parisiennes met the only Division 2 remaining Evian Thonon and despite a large domination PSG had to be more patient than expected, but eventually won 1-0.
The first title of the season in Sweden will be up to grab for either BK Häcken who won their semi-final 2-1 against Kristianstads DFF, or Hammarby who beat Piteå 4-1. The final on May 18 will be Hammarby’s first and the chance to win a trophy since 1995.
Aston Villa beat Manchester City in extra time to book their place in the semi-finals of the Women's FA Cup.
Manchester United reached the semis for the first time after beating Championship side Lewes.
Chelsea winger Guro Reiten played a starring role as the Blues cruised past Reading to book their place.
Brighton scored twice in four minutes to secure victory over Birmingham City and progress.
The draw for this year's semi-finals will take place on 21 March. Semi-finals will take place 16 April with the grand final to be played at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 14 May. Chelsea are the defending champions.
Former England international Jodie Taylor has rejoins Arsenal following the expiration of her contract with the NWSL side San Diego Wave. The 36-year-old forward had her first spell at the Gunners between 2016 and 2017.
Inter have signed the 23-year-old midfielder who were out of contract from Eskilstuna United. The Norwegian has signed until the summer with an option for another year.
The Swedish international defender has extended her contract with Juventus until summer 2025. The 24-year-old left-back is currently suffering from a fractured metatarsal.
Freiburg have announced that the 20-year-old goalkeeper will strengthen their squad in the upcoming season. The young talent comes from VfL Wolfsburg.
Janine Beckie will miss the 2023 NWSL season and World Cup with a torn ACL in her right knee. The Portland Thorns and Canadian women’s national team forward announced the news Friday.
There was a controversial moment involving a Newcastle Jets goalkeeper and a pair of late equalisers that threw up a spanner in the finals race. But the standout was an emotional farewell for football royalty in Canberra.
Plenty of 'Matildas' hit the scoreboard. Newly-capped defender Clare Hunt scored for Western Sydney while Brisbane striker Larissa Crummer also scored. Electric Sydney forward Cortnee Vine found the back of the net against City, whose own winger Holly McNamara continued to impress in her return from an ACL tear.
Player of the Week! Young midfielder Bethany Gordon proved Western Sydney's unlikely hero against Brisbane, scoring her first two A-League goals in the Wanderers' upset 3-1 win.
PSG suffered their second defeat in three games at home to Rennes, and didn't deserve anything more, being second best from the off.
Barcelona have taken a major step towards claiming their first La Liga title since 2019, after a dramatic 2-1 win against Real Madrid.
Filip Kostic gave Juventus a huge victory away to Inter in the Derby d’Italia, but once again there were major question marks around an Adrien Rabiot handball in the build-up.
Bruno Fernandes’s added-time goal for Manchester United crowned a scintillating comeback after this tie exploded on 70 minutes via a close‑to-surreal passage that featured three red cards in 40 seconds for Fulham: their manager, Marco Silva, plus Aleksandar Mitrovic and Willian.
Manager Mikel Arteta challenged his Arsenal players to maintain their mindset following the international break after they beat Crystal Palace to go eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Monterrey is clear at the top of the Liga MX Femenil table with a spotless record and 27 points in nine games but 'Rayadas' biggest test is up next against second-place Chivas, who have 26 points.
While some teams may talk about wanting to have a family atmosphere, the Los Angeles-based club is one of the places where those wishes have become reality.
The 2023 season is set to kick off on March 25. The top six teams in the final standings at the end of the season qualify for the playoffs. Current champions are Portland Thorns FC. OL Reign won last season's NWSL Shield (the team with the best regular season record).
The Angel City FC forward called the availability of Black hair and makeup artists “an absolute necessity for 2023”. Players have discussed the lack of behind-the-scenes representation and support for players of color in the past.
With the quarter-finals of the Women's Champions League set to begin next week, the top teams left in the competition are ready to fight for the most prestigious trophy in the game.
The road to Eindhoven has reached the knockout phase with the quarter-finals involving four past champions and one European debutant. First leg to take place 21/22 March followed by the second leg the week after.
Check out the sides still in contention for UEFA Women's Champions League glory in 2022/23.
For Barça, a trip to the Bernabéu presents the best possible opportunity to temporarily alleviate the embarrassment of facing a second successive Champions League group stage exit.
Real will not have needed any extra motivation to avenge March’s stunning 4-0 defeat in this fixture, but the chance to compound their arch-rivals’ misery has provided it anyway. (Source: The Analyst)
Spain’s Clasico is one of the world’s biggest sporting occasions, pitting giants Barcelona and Real Madrid head-to-head, but the build-up to today’s La Liga clash has been overshadowed by “Caso Negreira”.
Stefano Pioli confirms Milan teammates handed the captain’s armband to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and they must put the Champions League out of their minds to focus on Udinese.
Julen Lopetegui says he could write a book about the bad decisions against Wolves after a painful 4-2 defeat to Leeds United.
Real Madrid and Barcelona head into Sunday’s clash in the Spanish capital separated only by goal difference at the top of La Liga, having both taken 22 points from a possible 24.
The Gunners can surge eight points clear at the top of the table with victory, while the Eagles gave Patrick Vieira the boot on Friday amid a 12-game winless run.
Anthony Martial is not expected to feature and Casemiro begins a four-match suspension while Alejandro Garnacho has joined Donny Van De Beek and Christian Eriksen on the sidelines.
Arsenal defender William Saliba is set to miss the Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
The Frenchman has failed a fitness test ahead of the match and will withdraw from international duty after being selected in the France squad by Didier Deschamps as a result, according to reports in France. (Source: Football London)
Erling Haaland has expressed his passion for scoring goals after he netted his sixth hat-trick of the season in the 6-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Burnley.
The 22-year-old struck twice in the first-half, before completing his treble shortly before the hour mark, taking his tally across all competitions to 42 goals this season.
"It’s been a good couple of last games, important games. 7-0 and 6-0 before the national team break is impressive and I’m really happy," he said.
"Every goal means a lot to me, it doesn’t matter, every goal for the team means a lot.
"To win 6-0 today is an amazing thing against a good Burnley side. So I’m really happy and the next game is now at Wembley.
"I’m a striker, I love to score goals! But, my focus is not just scoring goals, but to focus on getting chances, when you get chances then there is a good chance that I will score a goal." (Source: Manchester City.com)
Erling Haaland scored his second hat-trick in five days as Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals by hammering Championship leaders Burnley at Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola is pleased his Manchester City side will compete for three of the biggest trophies in the world when club football returns in April.
Ellis Simms scored his first Everton goal in the 89th minute at Stamford Bridge to claim a vital point in the Toffees' relegation fight and halt Chelsea's recent resurgence.
Graham Potter has revealed Wesley Fofana was taken off late on in Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Everton due to "fatigue".
A late James Ward-Prowse penalty earned Southampton a deserved point in a thrilling encounter as they came from behind against Tottenham at St Mary's.
A furious Antonio Conte says his Tottenham players are "selfish" and the club "can change the manager but the situation cannot change" in a scathing attack on the ownership.
Ibrahimovic, 41, scored a retaken penalty at the end of the first half after his first effort had been saved by home goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.
Second in the WSL, the Red Devils will be no small test for Lewes - one of two Championship sides left in this season's FA Cup competition. Often refered to Equality FC, Lewes are the world's first gender equal club.
Chelsea head into the match against Reading off the back of a crucial league win over Manchester United, which put the Blues two points clear with a game in hand at the top of the WSL.
With the league theirs to lose, Emma Hayes’ Chelsea will be hungry to strengthen their chances of securing a domestic double this season. Last time out the Blues won 3-2 over Reading in December.
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Players from the Women’s Championship club Lewes have written an open letter calling for equal FA Cup prize money before their quarter-final against Manchester United.
In March last year the FA announced prize money would increase about seven-fold, from £428,915 to just under £3m. However, the men’s prize pot received an uplift of £3.9m, from £15.9m to £19.8m, widening the gap.
Please complete the short form to add your name to the Lewes FC players' letter to Karen Carney as part of the Future of Women's Football Review.
Vincent Kompany will return to familiar territory when he takes his Burnley side to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday evening.
While the Citizens are looking to reach the semi-finals for a fifth successive year, the Clarets are bidding to reach the last four for the first time since the 1973-74 campaign.
The Brazil international played nearly 600 games in his 17-year club career. Lucas joined Liverpool in 2007, staying at Anfield for 10 years before moving to Serie A in 2017, where he played for five seasons with Lazio.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side dropped points in four of their last five outings prior to their match with the Tuscan side, putting them at risk of slipping out of the European spots as a penalised Juventus continue their climb up the Serie A table.
Newcastle's Alexander Isak scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner at Nottingham Forest from the penalty spot to keep their hopes of a top-four finish firmly alive.
Europa Conference League quarter-final draw has been made, with West Ham paired with a promising Gent side and goals almost guaranteed as Fiorentina take on Lech.
The UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw has been made, with Man United pitted against Sevilla and Juventus lying in wait for Sporting CP.