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Monaco's Polish defender Kamil Glik (Rear C) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring during the French L1 football match Guingamp. | AFP
Cheeky Fabinho puts Monaco clear at top of Ligue 1

Fabinho, though, has a superb record from the spot and he scored his 11th penalty out of 11 taken in Ligue 1 in style.

26 Feb 2017

Bayern Munich's Polnish striker Robert Lewandowski (2ndR) celebrates his second goal with his teammates during the German first division Bundesliga football match against Hamburger SV. | AFP
Robert Lewandowski guides Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to new rout against Hamburg

Lewandowski completed his fifth hat-trick since the start of last season by finishing from a Robben assist early in the second half.

26 Feb 2017

Sevilla's players celebrates after winning the Spanish league football match Real Betis vs Sevilla FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium. | AFP
Sevilla beat rivals Real Betis to go joint top of La Liga

A second-half comeback saw Sevilla take the spoils once more in the Seville derby with a 2-1 win over Real Betis.

26 Feb 2017

West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match against AFC Bournemouth. | AP
West Bromwich Albion fightback puts pressure on Bournemouth

The Baggies are flying high in eighth place in the Premier League and dreaming of qualification for next season's Europa League.

26 Feb 2017

Hull City's Harry Maguire, left, and Burnley's Ashley Barnes battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the KCOM Stadium. | AP
Michael Keane from villain to hero as Burnley claim rare away point against Hull City

Hull remain in the drop zone, one point from safety, while Burnley continue to sit comfortably in mid-table.
 

26 Feb 2017

Everton's Romelu Lukaku scores his side's second goal during the Premier League soccer match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park. | AP
Everton's Idrissa Gueye and Romelu Lukaku down Sunderland

Sunderland struggled to get a foothold in the match and Everton enjoyed a far superior possession rate but did little with it.

26 Feb 2017

Chelsea players celebrate the goal of Chelsea's Pedro during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge stadium. | AP
Chelsea beats Swansea to go 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

Antonio Conte's leaders won for the 17th time in their last 20 league games to push them a step closer to the title.

26 Feb 2017

Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri | AP
Sacked Claudio Ranieri says goodbye to Leicester City stars

Ranieri had visited the club's Belvoir Drive headquarters to clean out his office on Friday following his dismissal 24 hours earlier.

25 Feb 2017

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone (File | AP)
Barcelona still the best, warns Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insisted Barcelona remain the best team in the world despite their recent struggles.

25 Feb 2017

Tottenham Hotspur players in action. (File Photo | AP)
Tottenham Hotspur look to kickstart league campaign

Tottenham Hotspur will begin the task of repairing their faltering season when Stoke City visit White Hart Lane.

25 Feb 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho | AP
League Cup glory key to Mourinho's Manchester United revolution

Mourinho has challenged United's stars to prove his revolution is on track by winning the first major silverware of his reign.

25 Feb 2017

Leicester City's former manager Claudio Ranieri (File|AP)
My dream died, says Claudio Ranieri post sacking

Ranieri, who initially remained quiet on his dismissal, released a statement in which he said his “dream died” and thanked those that helped him achieve the impossible last season

25 Feb 2017

Leicester City's former manager Claudio Ranieri (File|AP)
Claudio Ranieri dismissal undermines all bosses, claims managers' chief

Ranieri was dismissed on Thursday with Leicester one point above the relegation zone less than a year after winning the Premier League.

25 Feb 2017

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney (Photo | AP)
Jose Mourinho won't let emotion cloud Rooney decision

Mourinho has not ruled out naming his club captain in his starting line-up although he will not let sentiment cloud his decision.

25 Feb 2017

Leicester caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare.(Photo | AFP)
Craig Shakespeare takes unwanted role as pantomime villain

Leicester caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare claims he feels like a pantomime villain after taking over following the shock sacking of Claudio Ranieri.…

25 Feb 2017

Manolo Gabbiadini (Centre).(Photo | AP)
Gabbiadini can engineer Saints shock at Wembley

The 25-year-old took just 12 minutes to announce himself to Southampton supporters when he netted on his debut against West Ham at St Mary's.

25 Feb 2017

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring during the Europa League round of 32 first leg soccer match between Manchester United and St.-Etienne. (AP)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes, sees and conquers

Famed for his larger-than-life 'Zlatan' persona, Ibrahimovic has not disappointed English football fans.

25 Feb 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (File | AP)
League Cup glory key to Mourinho's United revolution

Mourinho arrived at United in July with a point to prove after critics questioned whether he had lost his magic touch.

25 Feb 2017

U-17 Mizoram boys’ team that won the Khelo India football meet | D SAMPATHKUMAR
Lack of opportunities contributing to declining fortunes of TN’s footballing landscape

A brief glimpse at performances of Tamil Nadu in the Santosh Trophy shows a history of underachievement.

25 Feb 2017

Swansea City defender Federico Fernandez (R) | AP
Federico Fernandez renews contract with Swansea until 2020

Welsh football club Swansea announced on Friday the contract renewal of defender Fernandez until June 2020.

25 Feb 2017

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (File | AP)
Antonio Conte willing to risk curse of EPL title winners

Conte laughed off the prospect of being sacked, as he did earlier in this season before Chelsea won 13 successive EPL games.

25 Feb 2017