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Leipzig slump to surprise loss at Mainz

US international Tyler Adams scored his first Bundesliga goal Saturday but RB Leipzig suffered a blow to their title hopes with a shock 3-2 defeat away to crisis club Mainz. "It's a blow, that's for sure, the title isn't really in our heads at the moment," said Leipzig captain Willi Orban after his side missed the chance to move within a point of league leaders Bayern Munich.


Hazard leads Real Madrid to Alaves rout to relieve pressure on Zidane

Eden Hazard scored one goal and set up another as Real Madrid thrashed Alaves 4-1 on Saturday to ease the pressure on their coach Zinedine Zidane, who was absent after testing positive for Covid-19. Zidane's position has come under scrutiny again after Wednesday's defeat by third-tier side Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey but Madrid responded at Mendizorroza without their coach, or their captain Sergio Ramos, who was out with a knee injury. Goals...


Barça squad named for Elche

Ronald Koeman has called up XX players for Sunday’s match


Atlético Madrid-Valencia CF: Rojiblancos seek seventh straight win

Atleti can beat Valencia twice in the same season for the first time since 2016/17.


Michigan State Hockey: Spartans Fall to the Buckeyes, 5-1.

A flurry of goals in the third period results in the Spartans’ third straight loss.


Villas-Boas optimistic Marseille will overcome troubles

Andre Villas-Boas said he was confident Marseille will emerge from their turbulent run after his team slid to a third successive Ligue 1 defeat following Saturday's 3-1 loss at Monaco. While Villas-Boas refuses to give up the fight, a tough run of fixtures threatens to plunge Marseille into deeper trouble as a return to Europe fades from view.


Wolves sign striker Willian Jose on loan from Real Sociedad

Wolves announced on Saturday they had completed the loan signing of Brazilian striker Willian Jose from Real Sociedad with a view to a permanent transfer. The deal, which is subject to a work permit and international clearance, takes the 29-year-old to Molineux until the end of the season. Wolves then have the option to make the switch permanent. Jose is not expected to be available for Wednesday's Premier League trip to Chelsea. Wolves boss...


Villa at the double as Newcastle lose again

Aston Villa made light of manager Dean Smith's touchline ban with a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle on Saturday that added to the pressure on the Premier League strugglers. Ollie Watkins' early goal put Villa ahead, with Bertrand Traore doubling their lead shortly before half-time. Victory at Villa Park saw the Birmingham club move up to eighth place in the table. "I thought we were good especially in the first half," Smith told Sky Sports. "We...


Pirlo: Trophy changes nothing, I want to win more

Coach’s comments as Juve return to Serie A action against Bologna


Bettoni: “Zidane told me he was happy with the attitude”

The assistant analysed the victory over Alavés.


Erling Haaland needs to leave Borussia Dortmund if he wants true success

Erling Haaland should leave Borussia Dortmund if he wants to find true success in football


Rafa Benitez leaves China's Dalian Pro, blames virus

Rafa Benitez abruptly left as coach of Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro on Saturday, saying it was for family reasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 60-year-old Spaniard, who took Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005, had been in charge of Dalian since July 2019. "Unfortunately, like so many things in the last year, Covid-19 has changed our lives and our projects," the former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Napoli and...


Schalke vs Bayern Munich: Lineups, team news, a chance for rotation, and more!

How should Hansi Flick deal with Schalke? Maybe we could get some new faces in the lineup?


AD scores season-high 37 as Lakers rip Bulls to improve to 9-0 on the road

Anthony Davis scores season-high 37 as Lakers beat Bulls


Real Madrid join Nagelsmann race, could drop out of Haaland race — reports

Zero sum


Anteprima: AC Milan Women vs Florentia San Gimignano

Yeah, girl, it’s on


Rangers romp to crushing win in Steven Gerrard's 150th game in charge

Rangers extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to 23 points with a convincing 5-0 victory over Ross County


Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle

Not so nice of a return for Steve Bruce to Villa Park, even without his replacement Dean Smith in charge of the Villa team today.


Cheltenham 1-3 Manchester City: Player ratings as Cityzens survive almighty scare

Manchester City's player ratings after coming from behind to beat Cheltenham 3-1 and advance to the FA Cup fifth round.


Southampton dump holders Arsenal out of FA Cup

Southampton dumped holders Arsenal out of the FA Cup on Saturday, winning 1-0 courtesy of a Gabriel own goal to set up a fifth-round meeting with Wolves. Southampton, who had never beaten Arsenal in the FA Cup, were the brighter team in the opening period in the winter sunshine on England's south coast.


Rangers mark Gerrard milestone with Ross County thrashing

Rangers celebrated Steven Gerrard's 150th match as manager by extending their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table to 23 points with a 5-0 thrashing of Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday. The Gers were 3-0 up before half-time after early headers from Ryan Kent and Filip Helander were followed by a fine strike from Joe Aribo, with not even captain James Tavernier's second successive penalty miss derailing the home side's progress....


Open Thread: January 24, 2021.

Another issue of the Daily Merengue!


Mick McCarthy's funniest moments - ranked

With Mick McCarthy named the new boss at Cardiff City following Neil Harris' departure, we take a look back at the former Wolves boss' funniest moments


Managing Madrid Podcast: Bettoni Memes

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down the win over Alaves


The people’s choice against Luton Town: Out with the 4-3-3, in with the 4-2-3-1!

Chelsea vs. Luton Town, FA Cup: Preferred lineup


Edin Dzeko: Potential destinations for the AS Roma star

With Edin Dzeko linked with a move away from AS Roma, 90min assesses five possible clubs the Bosnian striker could join this winter


Vitor Ferreira: Things to know about the Portuguese midfielder

Things to know about Wolves midfielder Vitor Ferreira


Ollie Watkins reaffirms his Premier League credentials with superb performance

Ollie Watkins broke his nine game goal drought against Newcastle United on Saturday, but proved that scoring is only a small part of his excellent game.


Every record Cristiano Ronaldo has broken

Every record Cristiano Ronaldo has set during his illustrious career for club and country.


Raphael Varane considering Real Madrid exit in search of new challenge

Raphael Varane may seek new challenge away from Real Madrid as he feels he needs a new step in his career


Rumor: Sporting KC Make Third Bid for CB Gregersen, But is He Interested?

Kansas City are continually tied to Stian Gregersen but is the player even interested?


Immediate Reaction: Deportivo Alavés 1-4 Real Madrid

Real Madrid bite back with an emphatic win...


Milan 0-3 Atalanta: Player ratings as Serie A leaders are thrashed at San Siro

Player ratings as Milan slump to a shock 3-0 defeat at home to Atalanta, allowing Inter to close the gap at the top of Serie A.


Female referees create African football history at CHAN

Three female referees created history Saturday as Guinea and Zambia moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Tanzania clawed back into contention and Namibia were eliminated. "Lidya really enjoyed herself tonight and was a wonderful advertisement for female referees," a CAF official, who requested anonymity as he is not an official spokesperson, told AFP. CAF referees manager Eddy Maillet from the Seychelles was...


Former Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez leaves Dalian Yifang

Former Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has left his post as manager of Chinese side Dalian Professional, partly due to concerns over his family's health


West Ham 4-0 Doncaster: Player ratings as David Moyes' Hammers dominate

West Ham player ratings after a comprehensive 4-0 win over Doncaster in the FA Cup.


Leicester & Everton join race for Southampton star Danny Ings

Leicester and Everton have joined Tottenham in Danny Ings transfer race, who is refusing to sign a Southampton contract & wants to play in the Champions League.


Chelsea one of four clubs monitoring Ousmane Dembélé contract situation at Barcelona — report

Opportunity?


Steyn, Jacobs star as Bulls reach Currie Cup final

Veteran Morne Steyn and rookie Stravino Jacobs starred as the Bulls reached the South African Currie Cup final Saturday with a 26-21 victory over the Lions in Pretoria. Fly-half Steyn kicked a conversion and three penalties and winger Jacobs scored two tries in searing heat at Loftus Versfeld stadium with the total completed by a try from hooker Johan Grobbelaar. In Cape Town, Sharks fly-half Curwin Bosch contributed 14 points from a conversion,...


Mikel Arteta uncertain when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return for Arsenal

Mikel Arteta is unsure whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to face Southampton on Tuesday, after missing Saturday's clash due to personal reasons


The Problem with Peacock | The Plight of the American Everton fan

NBC’s subscription streaming platform & NBCSN’s demise has left fans with more questions than answers


Player Ratings: Alavés 1 - Real Madrid 4; 2020/21 La Liga

Real Madrid get back to business and cruise past Alavés.


PSG 4-0 Montpellier: Player ratings from a Kylian Mbappe masterclass

Player ratings as Mauricio Pochettino's PSG thumped Montpellier 4-0, inspired by a superb Kylian Mbappe performance.


AC Milan stay top despite Atalanta defeat as rivals Inter held

AC Milan held top spot in Serie A on Saturday despite falling 3-0 at home against Atalanta after nearest rivals Inter were held to a goalless draw at Udinese. Stefano Pioli's Milan saw their lead on second-placed Inter cut to two points but hold pole position at the half-way stage of the season for the first time since they last won the title in 2011. "Being winter champions means nothing to me, now we have to react," said Milan star Zlatan...


Southampton 1-0 Arsenal: player ratings as Saints knock holders out of the FA Cup

Player ratings from Southampton versus Arsenal in the FA Cup


Three answers and three questions from Real Madrid’s win at Alavés

The talking points from this Zidane-less match.


Ruben Dias reveals reason behind Manchester City's recent defensive improvements

Ruben Dias has been widely praised for Manchester City's defensive form this season, though he believes the rest of his teammates deserve just as much credit


Bristol City WFC vs. Chelsea FCW, WSL: Team news, preview, how to watch

Anyone for a snowy day in Bath?


Klopp believes Burnley 'low point' can inspire Liverpool turnaround

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted his side's recent poor form could spark a reaction from his players that fuels a revival of their season when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday. "They (the players) are still brilliant people and brilliant characters, all of them.


Milan & Inter waste golden chance to make strides in Serie A title race

Milan and Inter both failed to win on Saturday afternoon, wasting the chance to make strides in Serie A's pulsating title race.