Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored for the first time in five league games, blasting home a penalty as Paris Saint-Germain secured a scrappy 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne to stay four points behind leader Lyon, which beat 10-man Metz 2-0 in Sunday's earlier game with top scorer Alexandre Lacazette limping off shortly after scoring.
Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday.
Still getting over Brazil's World Cup semifinal debacle at the hands of eventual winners Germany, fears have been expressed for the future well-being of the domestic league amid an ongoing exodus to Europe, but also China.
Monday, January 26, 2015
The FA Cup lived up to its so-called “giant-killing” reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league opposition on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition.
Lazio came back to beat visiting AC Milan 3-1 and move into third place in Serie A on Saturday.
Veteran striker Dimitar Berbatov scored in the 1-0 win over Lille for fifth-place Monaco to extend its unbeaten run to 12 games on Saturday and keep the pressure on the top three in the French league.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Japan's shock Asian Cup quarterfinal exit has left their big-money players dumbfounded and plunged the future of Mexican coach Javier Aguirre into doubt.
Marseille failed to win away from home for the eighth consecutive game as it lost 2-1 against Nice on Friday to stay in second place behind league leader Lyon.
Cambridge held star-studded Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at home in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford.