Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hat trick gave Manchester United a 3-0 win against St Etienne in a Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in unusual circumstances after 15 minutes when his free kick struck the St Etienne wall and deflected towards goal leaving St Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier wrong-footed and stranded before crawling over the line.
He added an important second in the 74th minute as substitute Marcus Rashford squared from...
Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie has had a three-game ban, for sliding on his knees in front of Besiktas captain and former Arsenal teammate Oguzhan Ozyakup, reduced to two following appeal.
The incident took place during a Turkish Cup game which Fenerbahce won 1-0 thanks to a Van Persie goal.
The former Premier League winner had earlier been involved in an altercation with Ozyakup when Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic was sent off after being adjudged to have pushed Van Persie.
When former Netherlands...
Fenerbahce stoked the flames of their rivalry with Besiktas by releasing a controversial T-shirt of their striker Robin van Persie just days after winning a fiery Istanbul derby 1-0 at the Vodafone Arena.
Tensions between the two clubs were already high following the game in the Turkish Cup that saw Fenerbahce eliminate Besiktas from the round of 16.
Van Persie, 33, was involved in a particularly controversial incident in the game when Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic was sent off after squaring up...
Demba Ba has left Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua to return to Besiktas, the Turkish side confirmed on Tuesday.
Former Newcastle United and Chelsea striker Ba, 31, rejoined the club he left midway through 2015 to move to the CSL after successfully completing a medical on Monday.
Ba was prolific during his time in the China, scoring 14 times in 18 games in the 2016 season before breaking his leg in his side's meeting with cross-city rivals Shanghai SIPG in July.