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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s win over Wolves is a “big step forward” after they moved two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Manchester United draw AC Milan in Europa League Round of 16

The draws of the round of 16 ties in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League were drawn on Friday and the star fixture will be that between Manchester United and AC Milan. Both are former European champions but United have one triumph-2017, in Europe’s second trophy while AC Milan have never won it. The two teams have met thrice in European competition, and all the ties have been won by the Italians.
Former Nigeria international Julius Aghahowa says there is no purposeful play in the current Super Eagles team.

Julius Aghahowa: Super Eagles don’t play purposeful football anymore

The former Shahktar Donetsk striker urged the current players to emulate someone like Sunday Oliseh who always give passes which result to goals.
The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Tuesday

Europa League: Arsenal, Manchester United get tricky draws

There are a number of intriguing ties to look out for in the Europa League last 32 with five British sides looking to progress to the latter stages of the competition.
Spanish champions Real Madrid qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach that helped to ease the pressure on embattled manager Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.

Karim Benzema double against Borussia Monchengladbach enough for Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane

Spanish champions Real Madrid qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach that helped to ease the pressure on embattled manager Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid have dropped to fourth place in the UEFA rankings according to a report in Diario AS.

Real Madrid drop to fourth spot in latest UEFA rankings

The ranking is decided based upon results in the Champions League and the Europa League over the last five seasons. 2020 has seen Los Blancos lose four out of seven games, meaning that for the first time since 2014 they no longer lead the coefficient.
Antonio Conte was unceremoniously ushered through the exits at Chelsea in 2018, but the Italian remains keen on returning to the Premier League at some point.

Antonio Conte dismisses suggestions that Real Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach could agree to draw

Inter coach Antonio Conte has dismissed suggestions that Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach could agree to draw in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
Inter Milan are counting on prolific striker Romelu Lukaku to power the former three-time winners into the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday in a must-win clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Inter Milan bank on Romelu Lukaku for Champions League survival

Inter Milan are counting on prolific striker Romelu Lukaku to power the former three-time winners into the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday in a must-win clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla and Real Madrid at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on December 5, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER - AFP)

Zinedine Zidane gets breathing space after Real Madrid benefit from goalie’s howler

Zinedine Zidane had some of the pressure lifted on Saturday when an own goal from Sevilla goalkeeper Bono gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win away to Sevilla.
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Real Madrid he’s willing to wait for Zinedine Zidane to leave the job.

Real Madrid approach Mauricio Pochettino as Manchester United confirm intentions

It is looking increasingly like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to remain Manchester United manager for a very long time, regardless of the side’s indifferent start to the season.
Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match Borussia Moenchengladbach v Inter Milan in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on December 1, 2020. (Photo by Ina Fassbender - AFP)

Romelu Lukaku double keeps Inter alive in Champions League

Romelu Lukaku kept Inter Milan’s Champions League hopes alive on Tuesday, scoring two second-half goals to seal a dramatic 3-2 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach in their penultimate group game.
Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Zinedine Zidane faces uncertain future at Real Madrid after Champions League defeat

Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.
KARIM BENZEMA OF REAL MADRID CELEBRATES 1-0 WITH TEAMMATES DURING THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH BETWEEN REAL MADRID V INTERNAZIONALE AT THE ALFREDO DI STEFANO STADIUM ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020 IN MADRID. GETTY IMAGES

Real Madrid travel to Ukraine for must-win Champions League game

Real Madrid travel to Ukraine for this evening’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk in the knowledge that victory is absolutely crucial as explained by Mundo Deportivo.
Great news for Real Madrid at the last minute. Both Eden Hazard and Éder Militao have tested negative in the latest COVID-19 test and could face Villarreal and Inter Milan.

Zinedine Zidane: Eden Hazard is having tough time at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has acknowledged Eden Hazard is experiencing a "hard time" but insists Real Madrid will do everything they can to help their record signing.
Antonio Conte is in the firing line with another Champions League failure looming as his Inter Milan side head to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday with their hopes of reaching the knock-out stage hanging by a thread.

Antonio Conte in firing line as Inter need Champions League miracle

Antonio Conte is in the firing line with another Champions League failure looming as his Inter Milan side head to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday with their hopes of reaching the knock-out stage hanging by a thread.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is adamant his team's inconsistency is not down to an attitude problem in the squad.

Zinedine Zidane adamant Real Madrid inconsistency is not down to ‘attitude problem’

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane is adamant his team's inconsistency is not down to an attitude problem in the squad.
Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club confirmed on Friday.

Real Madrid forward tests positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club confirmed on Friday.
Tuesday's Nations League match between Switzerland and Ukraine has been called off, the Ukrainian football association said, after six of its players tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ukraine’s Nations League game in Switzerland off due to virus

Tuesday's Nations League match between Switzerland and Ukraine has been called off, the Ukrainian football association said, after six of its players tested positive for the coronavirus.
N'Golo Kante has been ruled out of Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday.

Massimo Moratti: Inter would win Serie A with N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly

Inter would win Serie A with Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to Massimo Moratti.
Sergio Ramos scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid in their Champions League win over Inter. Pierre-Philippe Marcou-AFP via Getty Images

Sergio Ramos yearning for more after netting centenary goal

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is looking forward to boosting his impressive goal tally after netting a milestone 100th for the club in all competitions to help them secure a vital 3-2 Champions League win over Inter Milan on Tuesday.
KARIM BENZEMA OF REAL MADRID CELEBRATES 1-0 WITH TEAMMATES DURING THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH BETWEEN REAL MADRID V INTERNAZIONALE AT THE ALFREDO DI STEFANO STADIUM ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020 IN MADRID. GETTY IMAGES

Real Madrid rekindle last 16 hopes with 3-2 win over Inter Milan

Real Madrid boosted their chances of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after a late winner by substitute Rodrygo.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was happy to see Leo Messi have minutes in their friendly win against Nastic.

Ronald Koeman: It’s not difficult to manage Lionel Messi

Ronald Koeman has denied suggestions Lionel Messi is difficult to manage, insisting he has a good relationship with Barcelona’s captain.
Romelu Lukaku will miss Inter's Champions League clash with Real Madrid after suffering a thigh injury.

Romelu Lukaku out of Inter Milan clash vs Real Madrid with thigh injury

The Nerazzurri striker went for an MRI scan after feeling discomfort during the goalless draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday. He has not recovered from the knock and missed training on Monday, the final session for Antonio Conte's men before they take on Real.

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