Barcelona host Girona on Saturday in an interesting clash for the league leaders. Sam Marsden explains the connections between the two teams...
Q: So, Pep Guardiola's two Catalan teams meet this weekend in La Liga?
A: You could say that. Obviously, he was a player at Barcelona and then the coach -- a very successful one -- so regardless of where he's working, he will always support the club. There's never particularly between a link between Guardiola and Girona, though, until now.
A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday night means Manchester United should have a favourable chance of advancing in the Champions League when the round-of-16 tie heads to Old Trafford next month.
Historically, 21 of the 30 teams to advance from a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the knockout rounds of the Champions League have done so with the return leg at home.
That includes United, who have been in that situation five times -- and who have advanced to the next round with a victory at home...
Alexis Sanchez is less than a month and only six games into his Manchester United career, but enthusiasm surrounding his arrival from Arsenal diminished almost as quickly as the commercially driven tweets that announced it. Sanchez has become a talking point for negative reasons but, as with the decision for him to be pictured playing a piano when he signed, it's not entirely his fault.
The Chilean forward is world-class; he doesn't need to prove that to anyone. He's not Lionel Messi, with whom...
With the round of 16 first legs over, Nick Ames picks the best Champions League XI with David De Gea the star of the round.
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Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United)
If it were not for De Gea, United's Champions League campaign would be teetering on the brink. He made two stunning saves at Sevilla, most notably a staggering reaction stop from Luis Muriel, preserving a clean sheet on a night when his side were anaemic at the other end. Muriel...
Manchester United came away from Sevilla with a goalless draw in the Champions League on Wednesday, which was probably mission accomplished as far as Jose Mourinho was concerned. The game was an inspiring spectacle for the most part, illuminated by a magnificent first half from David De Gea.
De Gea was majestic, and United's draw makes them slight favourites to progress.
United's football was ponderous for very long periods, with their intention clearly to claim a draw,...
SEVILLE, Spain -- Three points as Manchester United draw 0-0 with Sevilla in their Champions League round of 16 first leg.
1. Manchester United still alive in the Champions League
Jose Mourinho is experienced enough in this competition to know that Manchester United are still alive in the Champions League, but he will also know that his team are lucky to be heading home with the tie still all-square. The goalless draw in the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is not a bad result, especially when it could...