In themouth-watering match of the day across Europe, Manchester City fought back for a 1-1 draw against visiting Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola's side receiveda 69th-minute equalizer from Sergio Aguero to earn a point at the Etihad Stadium against Jurgen Klopp's Reds. After a fast and exciting opening half, Liverpool opened the scoring as former Manchester City midfielder James Milner scored a 51st-minute penalty kick.
In the final European domestic action for two weeks, there are some teasing matchescoming up this weekend across the top five leagues.
Manchester City host Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday as both sides try to inch closer to the fop-four. Pep Guardiola's side are coming off a Champions League exit midweek in Monaco, while Liverpool are coming off a 2-1 home league win against Burnley last Sunday.
Barcelona overcame all odds to secure a historic Champions League result midweek, but the Spanish giant couldn't quite muster enough energy to role that momentum into league play.
Deportivo earned the result of the weekend witha 2-1 home win overleague-leaders Barcelona. Alex Bergantino's 74th minute header put Deportivo in front for good after the visitors had leveled the score early in the second half.
After a thrilling week of UEFA Champions action, domestic leagues and cup fixtures look to continue the excitement this weekend across Europe.
The Bundesliga's top fixture this weekend sees third-place Borussia Dortmund traveling to fifth-place Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Six points separate the sides, as both look to advance their way up the table.
Tottenham pulled to within seven points English Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 3-2 home win against Everton on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino's side got a brace from leading scorer Harry Kane as well as a late goal from Dele Alli, which proved to be the difference. Kane's long-range effort had Spurs up 1-0 at halftime, before doubling his tally in the 56th minute.
Arsenal are yet to reach an agreement with AlexisSanchez regarding his contract extension.
The Chilean is unhappy with Arsenal’s offer of £180,000-a-week and is holding out for wages of £250,000-a-week. Daily Mirror are reporting that the Gunners are aware of the prospect of losing their best player at the end of this season and therefore they have already started looking for a replacement.
Manchester United hoisted the English League Cup for the fifth time in their history on Sunday after defeating Southampton, 3-2, at Wembley Stadium.
Jose Mourinho's side got an 87th minute winning goal from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic which slammed the door on a possible extra-time period. The Swede headed home Ander Herrera's cross which won Mourinho his first silverware since taking over at Manchester United.
With the English Premier League resuming this weekend, European Soccer sees itstop five domestic leagues all on the slate for some great action.
In Spain, the top-two teams face tough road tests in their battle at the top of the table. Second-place Barcelona travels to Atletico Madrid on Sunday who sit two places behind them, while sixth-place Villarreal hosts league leaders Real Madrid in the late match.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is certainly one of the world’s best footballing icons. Despite being 35 years old, he is continuing to dominate the Premier League this season. In his first season for the Red Devils, he has racked up an impressive 15 goals so far this season in the league.
Ever since the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired from coaching, Manchester United has been in a transition period.
Atletico Madrid may not be in the title picture in Spain at this point in the season, but a loss on Sunday could have begun putting Diego Simeone's squad in danger of losing its grip on a UEFA Champions League place.
That looked like it would happen as Celta Vigo held a late 2-1 lead at the Vicente Calderon, but Atleti rallied late, scoring goals in the 86th and 89th minute to pull out a dramatic 3-2 victory.
Highly talented French midfielder SoualihoMeite has been linked with a move away from Lille recently.
The 22-year-old is being monitored by European clubs like Monaco, Leverkusen, Schalke, Dortmund, Sunderland and Crystal Palace. A few months ago Daily Mirror reported that Liverpool and Everton wanted to sign the player.
TwoFrench pundits are facing a less than appetising prospect after making a foolhardy wager about the international prospectsof Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy.
Almost three years ago, RMC Sport analysts Eric di Meco and Daniel Riolodeclared that they'dgladly "eat a rat" if the then-19-year-old, who had struggled in his debut season at Marseille, ever found his way into the France squad.
Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho scored one of the goals o the season in Ligue 1 on Saturday, with the Monaco star perfectly executing a first-time long-range chip.
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The goal came on 74 minutes, with league-leaders Monaco already 1-0 up.
Receiving a pass from fellow countryman Bernardo Silva well outside the Bordeaux box, Moutinhoconnected beautifully with the ball, directing an exquisite chipped effort which sailed into the top corner of the net.
Manchester City booked their place into the Emirates FA Cup quarterfinalsafter a 5-1 replay victory over Huddersfield Town.
Pep Guardiola's sidecruised to a home victory after going down early against the second-tier side. Sergio Aguero's 35th minute penalty kick goal proved to be the game-winner as the hosts led 3-1 at halftime.
In England, Tottenham Hotspur booked their place into the F.A. Cup quarterfinals after a 3-0 drubbing of hosts Fulham at Craven Cottage. Harry Kane put the visitors up 1-0 after 16 minutes, finishing off Christian Eriksen's assist. Six minutes into the second half, it was the same duo who added to Tottenham's lead as Kane tapped home Eriksen's helper.
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