Scottish champions Celtic announced on Monday they had signed Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro from Israeli club Bnei Yehuda.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers expects Jamie Vardy to return from injury for Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg at Aston Villa.
Liverpool were warned about the possibility of an FA Cup fourth-round replay during the mid-season break before the start of the current campaign, the Football Association has said.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds announced on Monday they had signed France Under-21 international Jean-Kevin Augustin on loan from RB Leipzig as they push for promotion to the Premier League.
Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho was the star African performer in Europe this weekend, scoring the only goal as Leicester overcame a tough FA Cup challenge.
Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana has completed a move to Portuguese giants SL Benfica.

world soccer Struggling Napoli shock Sarri’s Serie A leaders Juventus

Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne scored in the second half as struggling Napoli shocked champions Juventus 2-1 to spoil coach Maurizio Sarri’s return to the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday.

world soccer Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia.

world soccer Neymar dedicates PSG goal to Kobe Bryant

Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose death on Sunday in a helicopter crash shocked the world.

world soccer Liverpool held at Shrewsbury as Man Utd, Man City cruise in FA Cup

Jurgen Klopp showed his focus is very much on a first Premier League title for 30 years as he made 11 changes to the side that won at Wolves on Thursday.

world soccer Mourinho unhappy over Eriksen transfer saga

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho appeared to take a swipe at Inter Milan as the Italian club struggle to complete their protracted move for Christian Eriksen.

world soccer Frustrated Lampard calls for Chelsea to make signings

Frank Lampard called on Chelsea to back him in the transfer market after his side edged into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win at Hull on Saturday.

world soccer West Ham suffer FA Cup misery, Spurs held at Southampton

West Ham crashed out of the FA Cup as their former manager Slaven Bilic led West Brom to a surprise 1-0 win, while Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in Saturday’s fourth round action.

world soccer Guardiola calls for FA Cup replays to be scrapped

Pep Guardiola wants FA Cup replays to be scrapped as the Manchester City manager prepares for Sunday’s fourth round tie against Fulham.

world soccer Lukaku says split from Man Utd was ‘right decision’

Romelu Lukaku believes he made the right decision to leave Manchester United for a new challenge at Inter Milan, saying he had to “re-find” himself after a difficult time at Old Trafford.

world soccer While Cavani heads for exit, PSG hope to tie down breakthrough star

He has scored more goals than anyone else in the relatively short history of Paris Saint-Germain and is revered by supporters, but Edinson Cavani now looks set to leave the club before the January transfer window closes.

world soccer Dier denies negative vibes at Spurs under Mourinho

Eric Dier has dismissed rumours that Tottenham’s players are already growing tired of life under Jose Mourinho just two months into his reign.

world soccer No snoozing for leaders Leipzig in title race

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is trying to ensure the Bundesliga leaders stay alert at Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend amid an intensifying title race by organising a sleep seminar.

world soccer Atletico suffer extra-time Cup misery at third-division Leonesa

Atletico Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, defeated 2-1 in extra-time by third division Cultural Leonesa.

world soccer Firmino ‘worldie’ secures another late Liverpool win at Wolves

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed another moment of magic from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian’s late winner opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Wolves on Thursday.





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