Arsenal go into Sunday's north London derby on the back of a five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League and FA Cup - but will that revival survive the weekend?BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson is not convinced by their upturn in form, saying: \"I still don't trust Arsenal. Some people have got excited about their recent results and, yes, there has been some improvement - but it still feels like a bad performance is just around the corner.
In a social media post, Inter said: \"Football is passion, culture and brotherhood. We are and always will be opposed to any form of discrimination. Inter are the Serie A leaders on 37 points, while Roma are fifth on 28 points. The article accompanying the headline called former Manchester United team-mates Lukaku and Smalling \"the idols of Inter and Roma fans\" and that their confrontation would be the \"battle inside tomorrow's big game\".
Their journey to the quarter-finals was not a shared nationwide experience like the odyssey to the Euro 2016 semi-finals. From 1958, Wales' football story became one of anguish: Joe Jordan's handball in 1977, Paul Bodin's penalty miss in 1993 and the play-off loss to Russia 10 years later. History's pain bound a footballing nation together, fuel for hopes - however fanciful they may have seemed after losses to Georgia and Moldova - that they would one day emulate the class of 1958.
The U’s are normally known for their defensive strength but over the course of this run, they have proven that they are much more than a side who just keeps the opposition at bay as they have scored on a pretty regular occurrence. The hosts have managed to find the back of the net at least two times in each of their last four home league games and know if that they are able to earn three points on New Years Day, they could find themselves in the top three come 5pm.
Tottenham sit in fifth. That is their level under this manager. They are less than the sum of their parts. Therefore, do not let some stat about them only being outdone by Liverpool fool you, they are toilet. HEROES AND ZEROS HERO - Moussa Marega For not slapping the taste out of the mouth of every player who tried to encourage him to stay on the pitch after he heard racist abuse.
Similarly, Monchengladbach have scored exactly two goals in two of their last five games. Freiburg have also conceded two in three of their last six Bundesliga fixtures. We are backing both teams to score in this game. We also feel that a 2-2 draw is a likely result of this fixture.
MAN OF THE MATCH Sadio Mane (Liverpool). Palace were never able together to grips with his intelligent runs and, whilst not his most clinical performance, he still came up with a goal when Liverpool needed one. KEY MOMENTS 17’ - BAD MISS! Palace waste a great chance as Alexander-Arnold gives the ball away in his own half and it eventually ends up at the feet of Kouyate, who picks out Ayew with a great cross, but the Ghanaian pokes wide.
Another slimline Premier League programme also has Arsenal hosting Newcastle United, with the London club hoping to snap a run of four successive draws that have left them meandering in mid-table. Liverpool's procession towards a first title for 30 years looks likely to continue at bottom club Norwich City on Saturday, when the only other game is Southampton's home clash against Burnley.
Goal!Posted at 124' Goal! Motherwell 4(1), St. Mirren 4(1). Rolando Aarons (Motherwell) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner. Posted at 124' Penalty saved! Cameron MacPherson (St. Mirren) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
His appointment of Mino Raiola and contract set to end next season, could see him shipped out. Paper Round’s view: Lingard would be worth sticking with at 21, but he is now at his peak. Given there is almost no improvement to come from him, he would be best served by moving somewhere commensurate to his talents.
It is 30 years since the Paisley side had last win in the east end of Glasgow - a young Paul Lambert putting the final goal past Pat Bonner in a 3-0 win. In the here and now, Celtic were aiming to go 16 points clear at the top for 24 hours at least, with St Mirren looking for anything to ease their relegation fears. Although history hung heavy against the visitors, Jim Goodwin's side began the match well as they sported a sturdy back three with the wingbacks getting St Mirren up the field.
Posted at 86' Attempt missed. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Moussa Djenepo. SubstitutionPosted at 84' Substitution, Southampton. Stuart Armstrong replaces Shane Long. Posted at 84' Moussa Djenepo (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Anthony Martial saved a draw as Manchester United were held away at Club Brugge in the Europea League. See alsoClub Brugge v Manchester United - As it happened The home side opened the scoring after just 15 minutes, but Martial equalised before the break. Ole Gunnar Solskaer's side had more of the ball and more of the chances in the second half, but couldn't find the second goal that would have left them in control of the tie.
The defeat for Barcelona's city rivals Espanyol ended their already slim hopes of retaining their La Liga status. They are bottom of the table on 24 points, 11 adrift of safety with just three games remaining. The visitors had been unlucky not to take the lead towards the end of an otherwise forgettable first half when Marc-Andre ter Stegen did well to prevent Clement Lenglet scoring an own goal before Didac Vila hit the post from the loose ball.
Both teams are in need of points. Koln still have some chances for Europa League as with a won here they will come to only 5 points less than Wolfsburg while Leipzig has to won if they want to play at Champions League. Both teams main weapon is the attacking line for sure. Koln is in a bad shape and they have some big troubles at the back and Leipzig will want to use them but however Koln also have very good attacking line on board with Cordoba. When it comes to H2H all of the last 5 matches finished with both teams to score and over 2.5 easily.This is the only logical pick four sure IMO...
Both of these two teams have been particularly high scoring in recent weeks. Both of these two teams have scored a total of 13 goals over their last six Bundesliga games. Only the Bundesliga's current top two, RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach have outscored these two teams over the past six games.
They carry to the game just one win in the league in the last five matches. However, in their last five matches, across all competitions, Wits have lost just once and managed three clean sheets, with two wins. Though their last win came in the Cup, it was against Chippa United, a PSL side, and in their last game, they drew 0-0 with Chippa United in what was a marked improvement from their 2-0 loss to SuperSport United earlier.
Former Brazilian Football Confederation president Ricardo Teixeira has been banned from the game for life by Fifa. Teixeira, who resigned in 2012, was found guilty of bribery in violation of the Fifa code of ethics. Fifa said its former executive committee member took bribes for marketing and media rights for continental and Brazilian football competitions between 2006 and 2012. A fine of one million Swiss francs (£773,500) was \"imposed\", Fifa said.
Plain sexism' The lawsuit is led by star athletes such as World Player of the Year Megan RapinoeWhile the men's national team has never won a relevant international title, the women's side are four-time world champions and have won five Olympic gold medals. American women footballers also outdid men in terms of revenue in the last few years: it has emerged that the women's team generated more money from ticket sales than the men's side between 2016 and 2018.
Or we warn team-mates when they have an opponent behind them. Record-breaking television ratingsWhile the experience for television viewers might not be perfect, the ratings for Sky Germany, the main television rights-holder, have been record-breaking, with over six million tuning in to watch the first few matches after the break on 16 May, a market share of over 60% among 14 to 49-year-olds. A week later, with the novelty gone, a still-impressive three million were watching the Saturday games.