Manchester United in need of a rebound
We look at the midweek Premier League action by highlighting its biggest storylines, including Man United's need for a result after a derby defeat.
Ibra 'made no impression' in return - Parker
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not fully fit and "made no impression" when he came on in Sunday's Manchester derby, ex-Man United defender Paul Parker says.
Milinkovic-Savic could earn Man United move
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been a formidable presence in the Lazio midfield, making the 22-year-old one of the hottest names on the transfer market.
Arsenal prepare final Ozil offer
Arsenal are ready to make Mesut Ozil the highest-paid player in their history in a bid to keep him in North London. Transfer Talk has the latest.
'Tired' Morata to miss Huddersfield game
Striker Alvaro Morata will miss Chelsea's Premier League clash at Huddersfield through fatigue and a back issue.
Robertson: Liverpool not clinical enough
Andrew Robertson says Liverpool had enough opportunities in front of goal to win two matches during their frustrating 1-1 draw with Everton on Sunday.
Ramsey injury allows Wenger to reconfigure Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey won't be back in a hurry, and with only two away wins this season, Arsenal need a jolt heading into a midweek match with West Ham.
Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year
The Liverpool forward pipped Sadio Mane, Victor Moses, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Naby Keita to the award.
- Real Madrid to reimburse fans for CWC
- Pereira replaces AVB at Shanghai SIPG
- Dybala urged to sort out his private life
- Merrick urges FFA to allow transfers, loans
PSG will be make or break for Zidane
Monday's Champions League draw threw up the worst possible scenario for Zinedine Zidane. Is his career at Real Madrid now on the line?
Drawing Real 'opportunity' for PSG - Emery
"Real versus PSG and then PSG versus Real will be the centre of attention for world football."
UCL draw: Neymar to haunt Real?
The draw for the Champions League round-of-16 has been made, and there's one clash that stands out as Neymar's PSG take on champions Real Madrid.
Conte: History counts for nothing vs. Barca
Antonio Conte said Chelsea must have a "positive" reaction to drawing Barcelona in the Champions League but warned history will count for nothing.
Spurs welcome 'massive challenge' vs. Juve
Mauricio Pochettino welcomed Tottenham's Champions League round-of-16 draw with Juventus, calling it a "massive challenge."
City 'have to be careful' vs. Basel - director
Director of football Txiki Begiristain insisted Manchester City will "have to be careful" after being drawn against Basel in the Champions League.
Dybala urged to sort out his private life
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has told Paulo Dybala to sort out his private life and focus on his football after the forward's form dipped.
Milan must follow United route - Fassone
AC Milan general manager Marco Fassone says his club must follow the example of Man United and aim for Europa League success to avoid player sales.
Lazio claim Serie A conspiracy in defeat
Lazio players, coaches and directors were claiming scandal after a controversial loss to Torino in which Ciro Immobile was sent off.
UCL draw: Madrid to face PSG, Chelsea to play Barcelona, Spurs take on Juventus
Neymar and PSG will take on Real Madrid, while Chelsea face Barcelona. Tottenham were handed a tie against Juventus, Manchester United drew Sevilla, Manchester City take on FC Basel and Liverpool will play FC Porto.
Chelsea's Barca draw is what UCL is all about
Chelsea may rue finishing runners-up in Group C, but a Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona is as glamourous as the Champions League gets.
Which English teams will make the UCL quarters?
Stewart Robson joins Alison Bender to assess the chances of the five English teams in the UCL round of 16.
South Africa 2-1 Egypt: South Africa reach semis.
Lyle Foster added to Nkosingiphile Ngcobo's goal to reach the COSADA U20 Cup semi-final after beating Egypt 2-1.
COSAFA U-20 Cup Day 6 Wrap: South Africa reach semis
South Africa and Uganda sealed their places in the COSAFA Cup semi finals on Monday, with the duo topping their respective groups.
Zambia 2-0 Swaziland: Mwepu bags brace.
Francisco Mwepu netted a brace for Zambia as they exit COSAFA U20 Cup with their only win of the tournament.
Man City and Man United are a gulf apart
We needed a statement from Man United in Sunday's derby but Man City's 2-1 win confirmed there's a gulf between them.
How did Nigerians fare around the world this weekend?
KweséESPN reviews the weekend performance of Nigerian players across the European leagues.
Mou's United play 'boring football' - LVG
Former Man United manager Louis van Gaal has said that Jose Mourinho coaches "far more boring football" than he did during his time at Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola effect in full flow
The Manchester derby showcased just how far City have developed under Pep Guardiola. His side are miles ahead of Man United -- and anyone else.
Will Man City be the next Invincibles?
ESPN FC's Mark Ogden and Man City correspondent Jonathan Smith assess City's chances of finishing the Premier League season unbeaten.
Africa's shortage of talent at Europe's elite
Africa provides a steady stream of footballers to Europe, but a shocking statistic reveals that only a handful are competing at the very top.
West Brom, Newcastle eye Boakye - sources
Both Newcastle and West Brom are in the market for striking reinforcements as they look to move away from the Premier League danger zone.
Hodgson defends Zaha over diving claims
Hodgson, whose side slipped back to the foot of the table, defended Zaha against claims he had conned referee Kevin Friend.
Aubameyang eclipses Yeboah record
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang eclipsed Tony Yeboah as the top-scoring African in Bundesliga history this weekend, earning the Ghana legend's praise.
How could Nigeria replace Aremu at CHAN?
The reported overseas move of home-based Super Eagles midfielder Afeez Aremu threatens to rule him out of the 2018 African Nations Championship.
Nigeria reveal 30-man Super Six squad
Nigeria have named their 30-man squad for the Super Six tournament as their preparations intensify for next month's fifth edition of the CHAN.
NPFL Invitational represents opportunity for Enyimba, Plateau
The upcoming NFPL Invitational provides an opportunity for Enyimba and Plateau United to improve on their underwhelming preseason form.
Tottenham boosted as Wanyama trains
Kenya midfielder Wanyama has not played since the opening two games of the season due to a knee problem.
Wanyama's fans take to streets
Victor Wanyama's fans are so eager to see the injured Kenyan return to the pitch, they took to the streets ahead of Tottenham's 5-1 win over Stoke.
Ostersunds mock Wenger coat woes
The back and forth between the clubs' social media accounts has begun...
Five things on Ostersunds
Arsenal's Europa League opponents Ostersund were only formed when Arsene Wenger took over as Gunners boss. Here's five facts about the Swedish side.
Arsenal have strength in depth - Wilshere
France international Giroud headed home with two minutes remaining to cancel out Charlie Austin's opener on Sunday.
Salgado: Real need CWC boost
Michel Salgado believes Real Madrid's best prep for the clasico would be to win the Club World Cup and get the confidence that comes with it.
Zidane: Madrid rediscovered scoring form
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane felt his team had played their way back into goal-scoring form after Saturday's 5-0 La Liga stroll past Sevilla.
Ronaldo shines as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla 5-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals led the way for Real Madrid in their 5-0 win over Sevilla.
Man City's dream weekend; Klopp anger
As watchable as the Merseyside derby was, the Liverpool manager's post-match press interactions were arguably just as entertaining.
Man City, Tottenham trios lead Best XI
Ederson's late heroics earn him a place, while Harry Kane leads the line following his two-goal display. And David Moyes is manager of the weekend!
Premier League Team of the Weekend: Week 16.
Premier League Team of the Weekend voter Steve Nicol shares some of his choices that missed the cut for this week's best XI.
Luke Shaw wants £5m to leave Old Trafford
Manchester United outcast Luke Shaw "will not make it easy" for the club to sell him in January, according to reports. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Arsenal's Giroud not ruling out Jan. move
Olivier Giroud has told L'Equipe he may have to consider leaving Arsenal in January to keep his World Cup ambitions intact.
Stoger a strange replacement for Bosz at Dortmund?
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti shares his thinking on why Dortmund hired former Cologne manager Peter Stoger to replace Peter Bosz.
Klopp's gamble fails to pay off
Jurgen Klopp's rotation policy was the subject of much grumbling in the wake of Liverpool's 1-1 draw at home to Everton.
WATCH: Klopp argues with reporter after Merseyside draw.
Jurgen Klopp rips into a reporter about the referee's decision to award Everton a penalty in the Merseyside derby.
Salah stars, Lovren clumsy in derby draw
Mohamed Salah and Joe Gomez were excellent again, but a controversial decision against Dejan Lovren undid all of Liverpool's dominance vs. Everton.
Alba-Messi work 'life insurance' - Valverde
On-pitch relationship between Messi and Alba has taken on more importance since Neymar's summer departure to Paris Saint-Germain.
Luis Suarez not hiding from struggles this season.
Steve Nicol praises Luis Suarez for facing his poor run of form head-on and getting rewarded for it in Barcelona's win over Villarreal.
Suarez and Messi send Barca to win
Barcelona weren't at their best and Villarreal put up a fight, but Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi sent Barca to victory and a five-point La Liga lead.
Missed chances haunt Roma
With a frustrating draw against Chievo, Roma lost an opportunity to put serious pressure on Inter Milan at the top of Serie A.
Mou: I'm a fan who's backing Inter Milan
Mourinho led Inter to a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2010, but the club have not won a trophy since 2011.
Handanovic saves Inter a point vs. Juve
Solid play by Joao Miranda and shut-down goalkeeping by Samir Handanovic kept Inter alive against a stronger Juventus.
Cech 8/10 vs. Southampton
It was an awful performance from the Gunners aside from Petr Cech, who kept them in the match until Olivier Giroud's late equaliser salvaged a point.
Giroud saves Arsenal but flaws exposed
Olivier Giroud's late equaliser salvaged a point for Arsenal at Southampton but the spirited fightback can't paper over the cracks, writes Nick Ames.
Wenger plays down Arsenal's bad starts
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he does not want to make an issue of the team's recent bad starts as it could affect the confidence of the players.
Downs tighten grip at the top with Arrows win
Mamelodi Sundowns tightened their grip on top spot in the PSL with a 1-0 success away at Lamontville Golden Arrows on Sunday.
Shabba winner seals Chiefs win as Pirates go top
Siphiwe Tshabalala came off the bench to secure a much-needed victory for Kaizer Chiefs at Platinum Stars as Orlando Pirates beat AmaZulu to move top of the PSL table on Saturday.
Kamara traded from to Vancouver
The Canadian club will be the sixth of the 33-year-old Sierra Leone international's MLS career.
Saul nets winner as Atletico edge Betis
Saul Niguez scored the only goal as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 to keep Diego Simeone's team in the chase for the La Liga title.
Simeone delighted with Atleti performance
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's defensive strength and tactical flexibility after they ground out a 1-0 win at Real Betis.
Oblak and Saul earn 8/10 vs. Betis
Saul's close-range effort was the difference for Atletico, who needed a Jan Oblak special late to help extend their away game unbeaten streak to 19.
Dortmund sack coach Bosz; Stoger hired
Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Peter Bosz following the team's 2-1 home defeat against Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Chelsea retaining title 'impossible' - Conte
Antonio Conte admitted that Chelsea are not in the title race after suffering their fourth Premier League defeat of the season at West Ham United.
Prem: Spurs rout, West Ham stun Chelsea
Tottenham got back to winning ways in the Premier League as they recorded their first victory in five games with a 5-1 thrashing of Stoke at Wembley.
Premier League: Chelsea title hopes crushed.
Craig Burley recaps some of the most notable results from Saturday's Premier League action, headlined by West Ham's shock win over Chelsea.
Transfer Talk: Man Utd plotting record swoop for Lazio star
Manchester United could exceed the fee they paid for Paul Pogba on another star midfielder.
Angola appoint new coach ahead of CHAN
Angola have appointed Srdjan Vasiljevic to replace Beto Bianchi as head coach just weeks before the African Nations Championship.
EXCLUSIVE Sterling driven by title slip
Goals late in games to earn extra points mean a lot to Raheem Sterling as Manchester City try to build on their Premier League lead.
Sterling: I enjoy being target of boo boys
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says he relishes being targeted by the boo boys because it drives him on to play even better.
Neymar to Brazil for family issue - source
Neymar has received permission from Paris Saint-Germain to fly to Brazil for a family emergency, a source confirmed to ESPN FC.
PSG confirm Lucas, Ben Arfa transfer talks
PSG have spoken with unwanted pair Lucas Moura and Hatem Ben Arfa about possible January transfers away from Parc des Princes, coach Unai Emery says.
Di Maria 7/10 as PSG beat Lille
Angel Di Maria turned in a much-needed positive performance, scoring once and assisting another in PSG's 3-1 win vs. Lille.
Prem clubs eye Nigerian wonderkid Eppiah
A host of clubs in the Premier League and abroad are tracking Leicester City forward Josh Eppiah, sources close to the player have told ESPN.
Chinyengetere, Mapeza win Zim PSL awards
FC Platinum attacker Rodwell Chinyengetere was named Castle Soccer Star of the Year in a ceremony in Harare on Friday.
Is the balance of power shifting in Zim PSL?
Does Platinum FC's league success reinforce the perception that the balance of power is shifting in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League?
Can Wydad improve Africa's CWC record?
Ahead of Wydad Casablanca's Club World Cup debut, KweséESPN reviews the performances of Africa's previous representatives in the tournament.
Africa at the FIFA Club World Cup in numbers
KweséESPN presents the numbers behind Africa's participation at the Club World Cup over the years.
African wonderkids who are dead certs to make the ESPN FC 100
Which of the continent's upcoming starlets are we tipping to make the ESPN FC 100 in future years?
ESPN FC 100: Africans who should be there
Which of the continent's star men could feel disappointed that they missed out on this year's ESPN FC 100 list?
Who makes the FC 100 Best XI?
The FC 100 revealed the best players by position, but who would make the best team if you put them together? We select our XI from the list.
Ronaldo: 'I am the best player in history'
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo said he never thought he would equal Lionel Messi's haul of five Ballons d'Or after pulling level with him.
Ronaldo as motivated as ever after fifth Ballon d'Or.
Cristiano Ronaldo reflects on his fifth Ballon d'Or triumph, explaining his motivation remains for club and country.
Five we want to see win the 2018 Ballon d'Or
The 2017 Ballon d'Or is upon us and it's Cristiano Ronaldo who walks away with the prize once more. But who do we want to win the award next year?
CAF announce entry list for club competitions
Holders Wydad Casablanca head a list of 10 former winners in the draw for next year's Champions League race.
De Gea shows what Rohr's Super Eagles need
David de Gea's performance in Manchester United's win over Arsenal showed how crucial a competent goalkeeper is for Nigeria at the World Cup.
How will Nigeria fare in World Cup Group D?
Nigeria have been drawn alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in World Cup Group D, what are the Super Eagles' prospects of reaching the knockouts?
Argentina in most competitive group?
The ESPN FC crew feel Group D which contains Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria could prove to be the most exciting group of them all.
How do Nigeria get out of World Cup Group D?
How do Nigeria negotiate a pathway through their World Cup group and into the knockout rounds?
Breaking down Africa's World Cup draw.
Mimi Fawaz dials in on the major takeaways and historical significance for the African nations following the World Cup draw.
Essien tips Chelsea for UCL challenge.
Michael Essien says former club Chelsea have the squad to challenge for Champions League glory.
Boakye explains how he's turned his career around
KweséESPN sat down with Richmond Boakye, who's being tipped as the Black Stars' long-term successor to Asamoah Gyan.
Essien: December will be difficult for Chelsea.
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien talks about Chelsea's title ambitions and Ghana's World Cup qualifying failure.
- Real Madrid to reimburse fans for CWC
- Pereira replaces AVB at Shanghai SIPG
- Dybala urged to sort out his private life
- Merrick urges FFA to allow transfers, loans
- Lazio claim Serie A conspiracy in defeat
- Japan experiment without Kagawa, Honda
- Hughes tells Stoke players to 'suck it up'
- 'Tired' Morata to miss Huddersfield game
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