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Scottish League Cup: Partick Thistle v Celtic – rate the players

Follow live coverage of Partick Thistle v Celtic here helpHow to play Rate players out of 10 throughout or after the game. The rater will close 30 minutes after the final whistle. Partick Thistle Average rating 5.89 Average rating 6.07 Average rating 5.86 Average rating 5.69 Average rating 5.86 Average rating 5.70 Average rating 6.04 […]

Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months

Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be out for three months because of a knee injury. The Belgium international, a second-half substitute in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal, suffered the injury in training on Wednesday. City say De Bruyne, 27, has a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee, but does not need […]

Palace to hold Liverpool? Lawro’s predictions v singer Tom Grennan

Palace to hold Liverpool? Lawro’s predictions v singer Tom Grennan

Two of the Premier League’s new managers go head to head on Saturday when Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea host Unai Emery’s Arsenal – but who will come out on top? BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson was not impressed by the Gunners in their defeat by Manchester City last weekend, saying: “I may have to revise […]

Luka Modric: Real Madrid report Inter Milan to Fifa over an alleged illegal approach

Luka Modric: Real Madrid report Inter Milan to Fifa over an alleged illegal approach

Luka Modric was named player of the tournament at the World Cup Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to Fifa over an alleged illegal approach for midfielder Luka Modric. The 32-year-old Croat, who captained his country to the World Cup final and was named player of the tournament, has been linked with a move to […]

Unbeaten Gerrard guides Rangers closer to Europa League

Unbeaten Gerrard guides Rangers closer to Europa League

Allan McGregor pulled off a terrific save to deny Amir Dervisevic Rangers must beat Russian side FC Ufa to reach the Europa League group stage after easing past Maribor 3-1 on aggregate. Steven Gerrard’s side drew 0-0 in Slovenia after Allan McGregor saved Marcos Tavares’ stoppage-time penalty. Scotland international McGregor had earlier denied Tavares and […]

Extra-time Burnley winner sets up Olympiakos tie

Extra-time Burnley winner sets up Olympiakos tie

Jack Cork’s goal was his second of the season after he scored against Aberdeen in the previous round Burnley moved to within one round of the Europa League group stage as they beat Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir after extra time. Following a goalless first leg, Jack Cork scored the only goal at Turf Moor when […]

Europa League’s most remarkable comeback? Ten-man Zenit go from 0-4 to 8-5

Europa League’s most remarkable comeback? Ten-man Zenit go from 0-4 to 8-5

Zenit beat Celtic in last season’s Europa League before losing to RB Leipzig in the last 16 Zenit St Petersburg produced the biggest Europa League comeback in 33 years as they overturned a 4-0 first-leg deficit in astonishing fashion to stun Dinamo Minsk. The Russian side were hammered in the first leg in Belarus and, […]

Fantasy football tips: A rare weekend to avoid Man City’s attacking stars?

Fantasy football tips: A rare weekend to avoid Man City’s attacking stars?

Should James Milner, Joe Hart or Sergio Aguero make the cut in your fantasy team? It is the big question facing millions of football fans every weekend: who should be included in the fantasy team for the next round of matches? We’ve delved into the stats and the history books to give you some tips […]

Will Ronaldo be good for Italian football and can he restore Serie A to former glories?

Will Ronaldo be good for Italian football and can he restore Serie A to former glories?

Serie A boasts three of Europe’s best attacking players in Milan’s Gonzalo Higuain, Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Inter’s Ivan Perisic Serie A can never be reduced to a one-man show and it simply cannot be all about Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, it is hard to understate the impact his arrival at Juventus has had on the […]

Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder suffers knee injury in training

Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder suffers knee injury in training

Kevin de Bruyne was Manchester City’s player of the season in 2017-18 Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne is having tests on a right knee injury suffered in training on Wednesday. City said the extent of the injury suffered by the 27-year-old Belgium midfielder is “not yet known”. In 2016, he missed 12 games after injuring […]