Monday, January 4, 2016
Arsene Wenger praised Arsenal's grit and determination as they moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League with a tense 1-0 win over Newcastle United.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal paid tribute to Wayne Rooney after his winner against Swansea City lifted him to second place in the club's all-time list of goal-scorers.
Barcelona was held to 0-0 at Espanyol to cede the provisional lead of the Spanish league to Atletico Madrid on Saturday, after Diego Simeone's team got some late heroics from substitute Thomas Partey for the second time in four days.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil holds the key to Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League for the first time in 12 years.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal remains in office after the most testing two weeks of his 18-month tenure, but he is not secure in his job just yet.
Jurgen Klopp's first two and a half months as Liverpool manager have not been straightforward, but there are signs he is getting the team moving in the right direction ahead of Saturday's trip to West Ham United.
Manchester City's priorities as they begin a hectic January with a trip to Watford on Saturday are to stay in the Premier League title race and improve their away form.
Brazilian striker Patric scored two classic poacher's goals as Gamba Osaka beat Urawa Reds to retain the Emperor's Cup on Friday.
African glory-seekers this year include South African Tokyo Sexwale, who wants to be FIFA president, and Ivorian Yaya Toure, bidding for an unprecedented fifth straight Confederation of African Football (CAF) Footballer of the Year title.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Lionel Messi scored in his 500th match for Barcelona to help them ease past Real Betis 4-0 on Wednesday and ensure they kept the lead of the Spanish league to conclude a superb year for the Catalan club.