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PSG eye Barcelona midfield swoop

Paris Saint-Germain are in the market for a Barcelona midfielder, with Ivan Rakitic or Sergio Busquets in their sights,...

Axel Witsel a super-sub for Borussia Dortmund in nervy DFB Pokal win

Marco Reus made amends for missing a number of gilt-edged chances in regular time with the game-winning goal in extra time against Greuther Furth.

Late drama was required twice for Borussia Dortmund to reach the second of the DFB Pokal against Greuther Furth on Monday night. In the end, it was Marco Reus clean strike late in extra time that saved his team the possible blushes of a penalty shootout and a 2-1 win.

The Black and Yellows were in firm control of the game but failed to convert their own chances. In the 77th minute, Sebastian Ernst's goal shocked the favourites by handing the hosts a surprising 1-0 lead.

It looked as though Furth...

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez deliver in defence with Liverpool clean sheet

James Milner converted a penalty kick moments before half time, and Sadio Mane scored late to secure Liverpool's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
James Milner converted a penalty kick moments before half time and Sadio Mane scored late to secure Liverpool's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to play better than they did at Crystal Palace, but he's willing to look past it after getting the win.
James Milner breaks down Liverpool's victory at Crystal Palace and evaluates the performance of his club's defence.

Less flash, more steel was Liverpool's motto tonight, as they beat a stubborn Crystal Palace side 2-0. A penalty kick from James Milner and a late Sadio Mane goal ensured maximum points from the first two games -- all anyone could have wished for.

Positives

This was the face of Liverpool that fans would like to see more often. Everyone knows they can play their brilliant football, but when the going's tough, they've often lacked grit. Not any more, based on this showing.

Negatives

Without a generous...

Liverpool withstand tough test at Crystal Palace, confirm status as title challengers

James Milner converted a penalty kick moments before half time, and Sadio Mane scored late to secure Liverpool's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Liverpool's 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday.

1. Liverpool withstand tough test at Palace

The Premier League needs a strong Liverpool this season. We're only two games in, but Manchester City seem to have improved since last term, absurdly, while the other main challengers are either in flux or have significant points of weakness. If there's to be any sort of title race, Liverpool have to be at it from the start.

And...

Angel Correa nets an 8/10 in wild Atletico Madrid draw with Valencia

Atletico Madrid's season got off to an entertaining start as they battled out an entertaining 1-1 draw at Valencia on Monday.

Los Rojiblancos started strongly and deservedly took the lead through Angel Correa in the first half, however after the break their 120 minutes of exertions in Tallinn in midweek in the Super Cup took a toll as they dropped deeper and deeper, with Rodrigo eventually equalising for Los Che.

The match swung back and forth in the final 10, with both teams having ample chances...

Roberto Alvarado is still only 19 but is a leading light for Cruz Azul

Alvarado's progress is remarkable for his young age and it's paid off as he's a real rising star for the league's top team.
Alvarado's progress is remarkable for his young age and it's paid off as he's a real rising star for the league's top team.

When 19-year-old Roberto Alvarado signed for Cruz Azul from Necaxa last May, the general coverage surrounding the transfer gravitated towards the Irapuato native being brought in to help the club fulfill the Liga MX's new youngsters' rule.

For a club not really known for producing homegrown talents, signing Alvarado made sense. What better way to notch up the 765 minutes the Liga MX stipulates that players born in 1997 or before need to fulfill in accordance with the new rule than signing a player...