UEFA Europa League draw done
Liverpool meet Sparta Praha while Roma take on Roberto De Zerbi's Brighton as the UEFA Europa League hopefuls learned who they will face for a place in the quarter-finals.
Liverpool meet Sparta Praha while Roma take on Roberto De Zerbi's Brighton as the UEFA Europa League hopefuls learned who they will face for a place in the quarter-finals.
Henderson will face Villa after Ajax squeezed through the play-off round against Bodo/Glimt with two late shows, while Unai Emery's team qualified directly for this stage after topping their group.
Nunez and Salah were both absent for the victory over Luton Town in midweek, while Szoboszlai is yet to feature this month due to a hamstring injury.
These teams most recently met in an October 2022 friendly in Dresden, Germany winning 2-1, as they had by the same scoreline in July in the Women's EURO semi-finals in Milton Keynes, Alex Popp scoring twice either side of a Merle Frohms own goal. (Source: Uefa.com)
Spain beat the Netherlands 2-1 after extra time in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-finals, the first time they had met in a final tournament. Mariona Caldentey converted an 81st-minute penalty and although Stefanie van der Gragt equalised in added time, Salma Paralluelo hit the winner on 111 minutes for the eventual champions. (Source: Uefa.com)
France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain will compete in the first UEFA Women's Nations League finals after topping their League A groups.
Check out the top 10 things to look out for ahead of another exciting weekend of English football.
PSG had looked to reinforce their defensive options in January, however, were ultimately prevented from doing so. Lille OSC’s Lény Yoro (18) was the top target for the French side, however, with Les Dogues unwilling to entertain offers until the end of the season, Les Parisiens’ pursuit of the France youth international has been delayed.
The two-legged UEFA Women's Nations League promotion-relegation ties begin on Friday, to finalise the leagues for the Women's European Qualifiers.
Hart made his first-team debut for Shrewsbury in April 2004 and won 75 England caps. He followed Sir Kenny Dalglish and Andrei Kanchelskis in claiming winners’ medals in the three major trophies in England and Scotland when Celtic won the Scottish Cup last season.
In these matches, the four teams finishing third in the League A groups will play off with the four League B group runners-up over two legs. The League B group runners-up are at home in the first legs. The winners will play in League A for the European Qualifiers phase; the defeated teams will play in League B.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg in Italy, Rennes gave their fans hope of a memorable comeback when Benjamin Bourigeaud scored in the 11th minute.
It was a dramatic night at the Stadio Olimpico, as Lorenzo Pellegrini cancelled out the Santiago Gimenez opener and extra time was not enough to separate them either, as it ended 1-1 just like in Rotterdam a week ago.
The former Arsenal, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona forward scored in the first leg of the encounter last week, which allowed him to draw level with the former top scorer in the European competition Radamel Falcao.
The first game of 2024 for the Ireland Women’s National Team sees them take on Italy on Friday, February 23 in Florence.
England are back in action on Friday for the first time since December when they take on Austria in Spain as attention turns towards building a new team capable of winning Euro 2025.
England head coach Sarina Wiegman believes her side have moved on from the heartbreak of missing out on Olympic qualification.
England forward Beth Mead is set to work with Fifa to share knowledge on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, alongside Arsenal team-mate Vivianne Miedema.
In an exclusive interview with Inside the WSL, Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir chats about her ACL recovery, her dreams of playing for Real Madrid, and inspiring girls.
Adriana Leon had two goals and Cloé Lacasse scored one and set up two more as Canada cruised to a 6-0 over El Salvador at the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup on Thursday in Houston.
Kroos, 34, was part of the Germany team who won the World Cup in 2014. and has won 106 caps for Die Mannschaft.
Shaw had to come off just before half-time on Sunday in the 2-1 victory at Luton, a match for which he had been a doubt. The 28-year-old left-back had been substituted at the break in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa a week earlier in what the manager, Erik ten Hag, said was a precautionary move.
Barcelona were the better team on the night, and they could have easily been 2-0/3-0 up at half time. In the end, it was goalless, although Robert Lewandowski’s goal did give them the breakthrough.
hen he was a player, he tasted defeat at this stage of the competition for five consecutive seasons – part of a wider run of seven last‑16 exits from 2011 to 2017.
Luton led at half-time through Chiedozie Ogbene's header as Liverpool, and Luis Diaz in particular, spurned chance after chance.
Bidding to stretch their unbeaten Premier League home run to 25 matches, Liverpool welcome Luton Town to their Anfield headquarters for a midweek matchup on Wednesday evening.
The table-topping Reds pummelled Brentford 4-1 on Saturday lunchtime, one day before the Hatters were bested 2-1 at Kenilworth Road by Manchester United.
It has been a long way back to the Champions League last 16 for a club that sat out of European competition two seasons ago so, on the one hand, a meeting with Porto calls for humility.
This is the outcome of a constructive discussion between CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen and Thomas Tuchel.
Having lost 1-0 to Inter Milan in the first leg of their last 16 tie, things are set up nicely for Los Rojiblancos to overturn that deficit in front of their own supporters at the Civitas Metropolitano in three weeks’ time.
The striker had come off the bench at half-time to step in for injured Marcus Thuram and it really did not seem to be his night, as he wasted at least two golden opportunities to break the deadlock.
The Austria striker, who had replaced the injured Marcus Thuram at half-time, redeemed himself after several missed chances by squeezing the ball home after Lautaro Martínez’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the 79th minute.
The Dutch striker equalised 10 minutes into the second half after Mats Hummels was adjudged to have fouled Malik Tillman in the box.
Thomas Frank’s ploy of defending with 10 and hoping for a breakaway strike had disrupted the champions who appeared bereft of ideas. But then came the hosts’ sheer quality in a lightning sequence.
The Italian women's national team's match on Friday, 23 February in Florence against Ireland will be a special match for Sara Gama, who will represent her nation on the football pitch for the final time.
With the destiny of the Premier League title officially out of their own hands, a disheartened Manchester City seek an immediate return to winning ways when Brentford arrive at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Pep Guardiola's men lost their 11-game triumphant streak in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday night, several hours after the Bees were brushed aside 4-1 by Liverpool.
Jota and Jones were withdrawn in the first half of the 4-1 win at Brentford on Saturday with respective knee and ankle injuries.
The Nerazzurri exceeded expectations by reaching the Champions League final last term and they’re looking to do the impossible and go one step further this term, hoping Inzaghi’s expertise in cup competitions can make the difference on the European stage.
Hodgson, who is understood to have been on the brink of being sacked following a poor run of results that culminated in a 3-1 loss to Chelsea in his 200th game as Palace manager, required medical treatment after feeling unwell during a training session on Thursday and underwent tests in hospital for two days before being discharged.
Mazzarri succeeded Rudy Garcia in November and departs with the Italian champions ninth in Serie A.
It could be a Real Madrid legend that takes over from him.
The former Côte d’Ivoire manager will replace Gennaro Gattuso until the end of the season, when it is expected that Marseille will then begin approaching alternative candidates, with Christophe Galtier figuring high on their shortlist to become the next permanent manager.
Manchester United are targeting Ashworth to join their Ineos-inspired overhaul of the club.
Gattuso replaced Marcelino in the middle of the season but has failed to improve results for the club as the team drifts further away from their aim of qualifying for European football.
Leah Williamson has withdrawn from her first England squad since last April due to injury, with Millie Turner called up in place of the Euro 2022-winning captain.
Arsenal described the 26-year-old’s problem as a “minor hamstring injury” before Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United, less than a month after Williamson returned to action for the Gunners after a nine-month recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. (Source: The Guardian)
Monday brings a must-win Premier League home game against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace, the only team Everton have beaten in their past 11 matches.
Hakimi is PSG’s uncontested first-choice at right-back. This season, the former Inter Milan full-back has featured 25 times, scoring four goals and registering five assists, however, despite playing a central role for Les Parisiens, he is looking to depart the club.
Everton earned their first Women's Super League home win of the season thanks to late goals from Martina Piemonte and Aurora Galli.
Bayern were beaten 3-2 at VfL Bochum to increase the pressure on the German manager, who was already under fire after last weekend's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen.
Captain Ceri Holland scored and was sent off as Liverpool secured their first Women's Super League win of 2024 with a narrow victory at Brighton.
Bayern took the lead through Jamal Musiala, before the first of two stoppages following fans' protests.
Jordan Nobbs struck a wonderful winner as Aston Villa made light of suspended striker Rachel Daly's absence to beat Tottenham in the Women's Super League.
Los Blancos were unable to find a late winner in Vallecas as Carlo Ancelotti’s team were forced to settle for a draw.
Log leaders Barcelona shrugged off the challenge of visiting Atlético Madrid to win the El Clásico 2-0 at the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Sunday afternoon.
The Rossoneri were coming off Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League win over Rennes and knew a win would allow them to leapfrog Juventus into second, but made six changes including the return of Malick Thiaw for his first start since pulling his hamstring on November 28.
Log leaders Barcelona shrugged off the challenge of visiting Atlético Madrid to win the El Clásico 2-0 at the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Sunday afternoon, courtesy of goals from Salma Paralluelo and Vicky López.
This was their fourth league win in a row and it offered the latest confirmation that, in Rasmus Højlund, they have a centre‑forward worthy of the handsome investment paid to Atalanta last summer.
The Bianconere beat Napoli 4-1, their 14th win of the season in the Serie A, and finished eight points behind Le Giallorosse.
Former Juventus forward Andrea Stašková netted a 34th minute goal to secure a 2-1 win for AC Milan over Inter on Sunday afternoon as the Serie A Femminile regular season came to an end.
Holgate caught Kaoru Mitoma with a horrific challenge just below the knee in the 12th minute and was dismissed when his yellow card was upgraded following a video assistant referee review.
The 33-year-old has scored eight goals in 14 appearances for Juventus as the Serie A Femminile regular season comes to an end.
At the end of the Serie A Femminile regular season, the 28-year-old French forward has scored eight goals in 16 appearances for Juventus.
The 36-year-old former AC Milan midfielder has notched eigth goals in 17 appearances for Fiorentina.
Rangers retained their four-point lead at the top of the Scottish Women's Premier League after a tense 1-1 draw at home to city rivals Celtic.
Pursuing a fifth successive victory across all competitions, Manchester United trek south to battle Luton Town at their modest Kenilworth Road surroundings on Sunday afternoon. The Hatters' most recent Premier League affair ended in a surprise 3-1 home loss to Sheffield United, while the Red Devils' Champions League charge gathered momentum with a 2-1 success at Aston Villa. (Source: Sports Mole)
Manchester United will be hoping to add further fuel to their slow-starting top-four challenge in the Premier League when they visit Luton Town, who begin a testing three-game run in their relegation battle on Sunday at Kenilworth Road.
Arsenal produced a statement victory to ensure their Women's Super League title challenge is not over at the expense of Manchester United, whose Champions League qualifying hopes were seriously harmed.
The She-Wolves cruised to a 9-1 victory in Nuremberg on Saturday afternoon after an action-packed and high-scoring first half. Vivien Endemann gave the Green-and-Whites an early lead in the seventh minute but Vanessa Haim equalised for the hosts five minutes later.
Barcelona returned to winning ways by nicking a 2-1 victory at Celta Vigo as Robert Lewandowski kept his cool to convert a retaken 97th-minute penalty.
Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to score a penalty as Paris St-Germain continued their charge towards the Ligue 1 title with victory at Nantes.
Arsenal are unable to call upon Lina Hurtig, Laura Wienroither and Teyah Goldie due to injury, while Emma Fox has joined up with the USA squad ahead of the Gold Cup. Vivianne Miedema is in contention to return to the matchday squad after missing the last two matches with a slight knee irritation.
As for the visitors, Marc Skinner has confirmed that Jayde Riviere will miss out for a second straight game after picking up a knock against Brighton earlier this month. Geyse and Lucia Garcia were left out of the squad for last weekend's FA Cup tie, but the pair are set to come back into the starting lineup for Saturday's trip to the capital. (Source: Sports Mole)
Arsenal saw their title hopes dented by a narrow 2-1 defeat against West Ham United earlier this month, which has left them six points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
Three months on from their riveting 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge, Manchester City and Chelsea renew acquaintances at the Etihad Stadium for a Premier League showdown on Saturday evening.
While the Citizens endeavour to chase down Liverpool at the summit, their West London counterparts are seeking to boost their hopes of securing a top-seven finish.
Alonso is favourite to replace the Liverpool manager this summer having taken Leverkusen from second bottom of the Bundesliga to a five-point lead at the top in 16 months.
For the first time ever in the Barclays Women’s Super League, a sold-out Emirates Stadium awaits Arsenal fans for a crucial battle with Manchester United.
United States women's national team captain Lindsey Horan issued an apology to fans during a press conference ahead of the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup.
Manchester City drew level on points with WSL leaders Chelsea and boosted their title hopes with a crucial 1-0 win on Friday night.
Canberra United’s Liberty A-League clash with defending champions Sydney FC has been called off due to continued lightning, condition of the pitch and player welfare in the capital city. The match will be replayed at a later date.
This was a simple night at San Siro for the Nerazzurri, who were already 3-0 up by the break thanks to goals from Marcus Thuram, Lautaro Martinez and Denzel Dumfries.
The Philippines international opened the scoring in the 39th minute, heading home from a corner to make it 1-0 despite Brisbane having enjoyed plenty of possession in Saturday’s contest.
The first half took a turn on a set piece, a header back from a free-kick finding Nemanja Maksimovic unmarked on the penalty spot. He slotted dutifully into the corner, tipping things in Getafe’s favour.
Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing one-all draw against third-placed Levante on Wednesday when they host Atlético Madrid in the women’s El Clásico at the Estadi Johan Cruyff on Sunday afternoon.
Gielnik made a “statement” with her two-goal performance, which included an outrageous goal from the centre circle to reach 50 Liberty A-League goals and lead Victory past Western Sydney at the Home of the Matildas on Friday night.
The 76-year-old required medical treatment after feeling unwell during a training session and underwent tests in hospital after Palace were forced to cancel a press conference.
The 31-year-old Melbourne Victory forward scored her 50th Liberty A-League goal in their 4-0 demolition of Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday morning with a 71st minute thunderbolt strike from the centre.
The England international, 31, sustained a pectoral muscle injury in the 3-2 Premier League win at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.