Wednesday’s highly anticipated encounter between Manchester United and Tottenham in the Premier League DID NOT disappointment in the opening 11 seconds. Second and fifth kicked off at Wembley and then there was a goal by Christian Eriksen. It happened just like that.
Paris Saint-Germain had an extremely eventful time advancing to the final of the Coupe de la Ligue today, jumping out to a 3-0 lead before the hour mark with goals from Thomas Meunier, Marquinhos and Giovani Lo Celso. Meunier’s goal (see above) was an absolute banger.
However, Kylian Mbappe was given a straight red in the 63rd minute for a malicious scythe down the back of a Rennes player’s leg. The man advantage for the Red and Blacks led to goals in the 85th and 92nd minutes, but PSG held on for a 3-2 victory.
The best free kick taker of all time turns 43 today, and we have found the perfect video to honor all of his greatest strikes.
Arsenal didn’t play this weekend, which is probably a good thing for Gunners fans. The team was already knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest in the third round, meaning Gooners can’t even take pleasure in Tottenham having to replay Newport County. But the curl on this Arsenal youth goal almost makes up for not having a match to watch this weekend.
The South American Under-20 Women’s Football Championship (which serves as CONMEBOL’s qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup) is underway in Ecuador with Brazil looking to secure their eighth-straight championship in the tournament’s eighth edition.
The junior Seleção are exceedingly dominant in this competition, and the 2018 staging of the contest has been carried out in much the same vein. Brazil topped Group B play with four wins from four matches, scoring 13 goals while conceding zero.
24-year-old Englishman Ravel Morrison appears to be finding his feet in Mexico after arriving at Club Atlas on loan from Italian side Lazio last August. The former Manchester United prodigy had a stop-start beginning to life in Liga MX, but he’s now scored three goals in his last three appearances for Atlas.
On Sunday, January 14, Morrison opened his Clausura account with a stunning free kick against Pumas.
Arsenal advanced to the Carabao Cup final after defeating Chelsea 2-1 Wednesday at the Emirates Stadium. An opening 12 minutes of comedic defending from both sides led to goals from Eden Hazard and Antonio Rudiger — the defender scoring an unfortunate own goal to bring Arsenal level — but Granit Xhaka popped up to score the winner on the hour mark.