World Soccer

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted his side's recent poor form could spark a reaction from his players that fuels a revival of their season when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 23, 2021, 11:07 pm
Eden Hazard scored and set up Karim Benzema for his first of two goals as Real Madrid eased to a 4-1 victory at Alaves in the Spanish league on Saturday, ending a winless run in a match that coach Zinedine Zidane missed after he contracted the coronavirus. Hazard grazed a long pass to redirect the ball to Benzema, who doubled the lead for Madrid in the 41st after Casemiro had headed in the 15th-minute opener. Belgium forward Hazard scored just his third goal of the season in first-half injury time to build a 3-0 lead at the break.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 23, 2021, 11:01 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- Aston Villa returned to winning ways and climbed into the top 10 of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory against Newcastle on Saturday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 23, 2021, 10:53 pm
Improving Monaco beat Marseille 3-1 in the French league on Saturday for a fifth win in six games, while the struggling visitors slipped to a fourth straight defeat despite taking an early lead. After defender Guillermo Maripan equalized for Monaco, midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni headed in the second goal and forward Stevan Jovetic thumped in a superb angled free kick in the last minute to complete what ended up as a comfortable win. Fourth-place Monaco moved one point behind third-place Lyon, which plays on Sunday, while Marseille remains in sixth spot.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 23, 2021, 10:35 pm
Three female referees created history Saturday as Guinea and Zambia moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Tanzania clawed back into contention and Namibia were eliminated.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 23, 2021, 10:28 pm
Marseille slumped to a third successive Ligue 1 defeat as Monaco came from behind to win 3-1 on Saturday and plunge Andre Villas-Boas' struggling side deeper into crisis.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 23, 2021, 10:26 pm
Aston Villa made light of manager Dean Smith's touchline ban with a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle on Saturday that added to the pressure on the Premier League strugglers.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 23, 2021, 10:08 pm
AC Milan held top spot in Serie A on Saturday despite falling 3-0 at home against Atalanta after nearest rivals Inter were held to a goalless draw at Udinese.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 23, 2021, 10:03 pm
Aston Villa moved up to 8th, above Chelsea, in the PL table, while Newcastle slipped down to 16th.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2021, 9:54 pm
Bertrand Traore takes a pass from Jack Grealish and strikes it off the crossbar and in to give Aston Villa a 2-0 lead over Newcastle just before halftime.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2021, 8:48 pm

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