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Serie A title race roundup: Week 25

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Africa’s top sides prepare for midweek CAF action

A number of teams involved in African club competition this week already have a foot in the next round, but must go through the formality of honouring their second legs on Tuesday and Wednesday. CAF have moved the seconds legs of the preliminary round ties in both competitions to midweek to assist with fixture congestion, a move that has largely been welcomed by clubs across the continent. Moroccan side Difaâ El Jadidi lead Sport Bissau e Benfica from Guinea-Bissau 10-0 from the first leg of their tie, in which winger Hamid Ahaddad scored five goals to take the early lead in the Golden Boot race this year. They played a team from Guinea-Bissau in the preliminary round in their only other appearance in the competition in 2010, on that occasion beating Os Balantas 3-0 on aggregate. They have...

Lionel Messi, Barcelona aren’t invincible – Chelsea’s Pedro

ESPN’s Gemma Soler and Mark Ogden tackle the big story lines surrounding the Champions League encounter between Chelsea and Barcelona. Chelsea forward Pedro is looking forward to the challenge of facing former teammate Lionel Messi in the Champions League on Tuesday, but has cautioned that, while Messi might be the world’s best player, he is not invincible. Pedro grew up in Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy and spent his first seven seasons as a professional with the Camp Nou club before moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2015. Chelsea will host the current La Liga leaders in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash on Tuesday. And while Pedro believes getting the better of his former team will prove a difficult ask, Messi & Co. are capable o...

RB Leipzig on the trail of Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths – sources

League One bottom-feeders Rochdale stunned Tottenham with a 93rd-minute equaliser to force a fifth round FA Cup replay at Wembley. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop breaks down the latest transfer rumours surrounding the likes of Paul Pogba, Willian, Dele Alli and more in Transfer Rater. Max Allegri highlights the lessons Juventus learned from their Champions League draw with Tottenham as keys to their Turin derby win over rivals Torino. Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths has emerged as a target for big-spending RB Leipzig sources have told ESPN FC. Griffiths, who is regarded as the new Harry Kane at Tottenham, enhanced his growing reputation with a hat trick in Tottenham’s Premier League Youth Cup semifinal win over North London rivals Arsenal at the weekend. The 17-year-old, who has scor...

Pep Guardiola plays down tunnel row, accepts Fabian Delph red card

Pep Guardiola says he can’t fault his players intentions on the pitch after 10-man Manchester City were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One side Wigan. WIGAN — Pep Guardiola played down his row with Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook and congratulated the League One side after their shock FA Cup victory in the fifth round. Will Grigg’s 79th-minute strike stunned City for the third straight meeting in the FA Cup after the 2013 final and 2014 quarterfinals — and ended City’s hopes of a clean sweep of four trophies this season. The game changed when Fabian Delph was controversially sent off after referee Anthony Taylor looked like he was going to give him a yellow card. Guardiola said after the game that he agreed with the red card, even though at the time of the ...

Sergio Aguero appears to clash with Wigan fan on pitch

After an apparent confrontation between Sergio Aguero and a Wigan fan following Man City’s FA Cup defeat, the FC crew discuss the incident and their concerns about fans storming the pitch. Sergio Aguero appeared to be involved in an altercation with a fan as crowd disturbances marred Wigan’s shock FA Cup victory over Manchester City on Monday. TV footage appeared to show the City striker raising his arm to push a supporter away after being confronted during a celebratory pitch invasion at the DW Stadium that turned ugly. A number of jubilant Wigan supporters also celebrated in front of the City fans, sparking further disorder after Latics’ 1-0 win. Advertising hoardings were ripped out and thrown on to the pitch along with other objects. City have not commented, but Press...

Man United prioritise Real Madrid’s Kroos as key summer transfer target

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley addresses rumours surrounding a potential Aguero-Hazard swap, moves for Memphis Depay, Julian Weigl and more. Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window, and Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours. United make Kroos key summer target We’ve already heard that Manchester United will boost their defence in the summer, and now it seems the midfield will get a makeover as well, with Toni Kroos the priority target. The Independent reports that Jose Mourinho has made it clear he needs to add a midfielder, with Kroos the man in his sights. It adds that United “have a long-standing interest in the Germany international and almost signed him in 2014 before he went to Real Madrid.” Although Kroos is seen as a major play...

FA Cup: Wigan 1-0 Man City FA Cup fifth round highlights

Watch match highlights as Will Grigg’s goal was enough to send Wigan through to the quarter-finals and force a shock exit for Man City. WATCH MORE: All the FA Cup goals and highlights from the fifth round READ MORE: Follow live text coverage with video clips from Monday’s FA Cup fifth round game Available to UK users only.

League One Wigan stun Man City in FA Cup shock

Will Grigg scores against Man City Wigan Athletic ended Manchester City’s hopes of a clean sweep of trophies with a stunning upset in their FA Cup fifth-round tie. The League One side survived virtually constant pressure from the Premier League leaders, eventually capitalising on Fabian Delph’s controversial first-half red card when Will Grigg struck 11 minutes from time. The striker’s low finish capped a night of drama at the DW Stadium, with City’s Fernandinho wasting a fine chance shortly before Delph was dismissed for a heavy challenge on Max Power. The incident led to a heated argument between City boss Pep Guardiola and opposite number Paul Cook in the tunnel at half-time. And there were unedifying scenes at full-time, too, with City striker Sergio Aguero invo...

Eintracht Frankfurt fans protest Monday game with tennis ball toss

Eintracht Frankfurt fans do not like the idea of playing on Mondays. Eintracht Frankfurt fans protested against the German football federation (DFB) for staging games on a Monday night, delaying the game against RB Leipzig for several minutes. The second half was delayed when Frankfurt fans threw thousands of tennis balls onto the pitch and covered one of the goals with toilet paper. The club was apparently aware in advance of the action as a large team of helpers came out to clear the pitch with leaf blowers. “It was peaceful and then everyone went back. It was OK,” injured Frankfurt forward Alexander Meier said at half-time. Before kickoff, supporters left the terraces and surrounded the pitch to protest, while others displayed banners blasting the federation, including ̶...