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Barcelona moved clear at the top of La Liga, while Paris Saint-Germain won despite having Neymar sent off, and the coronavirus wrought havoc with the Serie A fixture card.
England winger Jadon Sancho is “in his happy place” alongside Erling Braut Haaland as the Borussia Dortmund teenagers look to continue their record-breaking form at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The welcome news comes after another painful transfer window that featured missing out on top target Erling Braut Haaland, weeks of wrangling over Bruno Fernandes before meeting Sporting’s original asking price and a deadline day scramble involving bids for a reported eleven different players before finally bagging Odion Ighalo on loan at the eleventh hour.
Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.
The Europa League knockout phase begins on Thursday, with VAR being introduced to Europe’s secondary club competition for the first time outwith the final for the last 32, first-leg ties. AFP Sport picks five games to watch this week
Thomas Tuchel hopes his Paris Saint-Germain outfit can break their last 16 curses in the Champions League when they face his former club Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Borussia Dortmund must tighten their defence and trust teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland to provide the goals against Bundesliga giant-killers Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday after a “week to forget”.
Super-agent Mino Raiola has revealed the thinking behind Erling Braut Haaland’s “well-considered decision” to join Borussia Dortmund last month.
After getting a mid-week “wake-up call” in the German Cup, Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are relishing the chance to prove their might in a top-of-the-table clash at home to RB Leipzig on Sunday.
Former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has warned that it may take Odion Ighalo one month to get up to speed at Manchester United.
Manchester United’s mad scramble for a striker in the last 24 hours of the transfer window underlines the club’s dire need for a director of football.
Manchester United fans have organised a high-profile mass walkout from Saturday’s match against Wolves at Old Trafford to protest about the running of the club by the Glazer family and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward, as reported here on Saturday.
Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig suffered their first defeat since October as second-half goals by right-back Almamy Toure and winger Filip Kostic gave Eintracht Frankfurt a 2-0 home win on Saturday.
Manchester United fans are planning a mass walkout in the next home game against Wolves on February 1st, as reported in The Mirror.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied reports that Paul Pogba could leave the club in January.
Manchester United may have been left with a clear run in the race for top target Erling Braut Haaland’s signature after it emerged today via The Mirror that the player is demanding a salary of €8 million (£6.7 million) a year – around £130,000 a week – which is considerably above the maximum that Red Bull Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund, the player’s other suitors, are willing to pay.
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