BARCELONA -- Three quick thoughts on the 1-1 Champions League draw between Barcelona and Tottenham on Tuesday at the Camp Nou.
1. Spurs sneak into Champions League knockout rounds
Tottenham Hotspur remain in the Champions League by the skin of their teeth after Lucas Moura's 85th-minute goal cancelled out Ousmane Dembele's fine individual effort as they came from behind to draw with Barcelona and reach the round of 16.
Mauricio Pochettino's side only had to match Inter Milan's result to...
LIVERPOOL, England -- Here are three points from a dramatic night at Anfield as Liverpool advanced to the last-16 at Napoli's expense.
1. Alisson, Salah send Liverpool through to last-16
Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker produced a world-class save to deny Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time and sent Liverpool into the Champions League round of 16 following a 1-0 win against Napoli at Anfield. Mohamed Salah's goal on 34 minutes looked to be enough to clinch the victory required by Jurgen Klopp's...
ATLANTA -- Atlanta United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Saturday night to win their first MLS Cup. Josef Martinez was the game's MVP with a goal and an assist, while Franco Escobar made the game safe with a second-half tally.
Here are three thoughts on Atlanta's victory:
1. Atlanta grinds down Timbers to win MLS Cup
Finals are often cagey affairs. The more time passes and the tension rises, the more risk-averse teams tend to get. But Atlanta took a patient approach against Portland...
LONDON -- Pressure, heat of battle, mind games: they are all key elements of every title battle -- apart from when a team wins the Premier League by 19 points and leaves the rest trailing in their wake.
Manchester City were so utterly dominant last season that the usual rules of engagement did not apply to Pep Guardiola's team. Indeed, such was City's brilliance that the "race" for the finish line became more a procession rather than an examination of their credentials.
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points on Manchester United's 4-1 win vs. Fulham in the Premier League.
1. Much-needed win for Mourinho, Man United
Manchester United can do routine after all.
There was no crisis and no spectacular comeback, just a comfortable win against a team they were expected to beat. The pressure on Jose Mourinho, who recorded his 50th league win in charge of the club, has eased. For a few days, at least.
Fulham fans in the corner of Old Trafford made sure Mourinho and his players...