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Thank you and good bye


And with that, our coverage of another day of top football action comes to an end.

Barcelona and Juventus rescue late points in La Liga and Serie A, Liverpool earn another key win near the top of the Premier League and Tottenham's Champions League prospects take another blow.

Did we say Champions League? Well, a little bird tells us the round-of-16 kicks off this week - and GOAL will be there every step of the way.

Until then, thank you for joining us!

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2021-22



FT: Atalanta 1-1 Juventus

Allegri happy with point


FT: Atalanta 1-1 Juventus

β€œIt would’ve been disappointing to lose a game after playing so well,” Max Allegri has told DAZN after his Juventus side snatched a point against Atalanta.

β€œWe made mistakes in our finishing and the final ball, there were three minutes of terror just before half-time on the counter after we lost the ball cheaply and De Ligt threw himself in the way twice.

β€œThe second half was better, paradoxically when we were meant to score, we got the pass wrong, Atalanta were on the counter and Malinovskyi did well to win that free kick. It was an extraordinary goal and Danilo scored a great equaliser.”

Leave it late


FT: Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona

WATCH: Juventus nab late draw in Serie A


FT: Atalanta 1-1 Juventus

WATCH: Barca steal late draw in Catalan derby


FT: Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona

FT: Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona


What a frantic finale! Somehow - somehow! - Barcelona have stolen a share of the spoils too in the dying seconds of this Catalan derby!

Luuk de Jong is the hero for the Blaugrana, who rise off the canvas in a crazy last act to earn a point against Espanyol.

Spare a thought for the hosts, who looked primed for a famous win until almost the last kick of the game - but it will be a draw between the two in the end.

GOAL: Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona


(Luuk de Jong)


The Blaugrana have followed suit and, like Juventus before them, snatched a point in the dying seconds of this game!

Adama Traore whips the cross in and his team-mate manages to beat off the defence to drag his header home. In the aftermath, Manu Morlanes is shown a red card for dissent too! Espanyol cannot believe it! Their hearts have been broken - but Barcelona are elated!

Pique sent off in double red card clash!


Espanyol 2-1 Barcelona

It is all going off now!

That Catalan spirit has boiled over - and then some - as Gerard Pique and Nico Melamed square up moments after the latter picks up a yellow card. It blows up between the pair and they're both subsequently dismissed!

This game will finish with ten men on each side!

WATCH: Milik nabs supreme finish for Marseille


FT: Atalanta 1-1 Juventus


There goes the whistle - and Juventus have stolen a result at the death to keep themselves in the Champions League spots in Serie A!

Danilo's injury-time header forces the draw against Atalanta, to ensure the spoils are shared - and to leave the hosts just behind them in the hunt for the top four.

It's as it was for both teams - but given where they were with seconds to go, that stalemate will feel like a win for the Bianconeri.

GOAL: Atlanta 1-1 Juventus




More to the point, Danilo has surely kept the Bianconeri in the top four at their hosts' expense!

Atalanta cannot believe it, but there it is. The visitors find a response, with Paulo Dybala delivering a swinging corner that is headed powerfully home in the crowded box. Max Allegri erupts in delight.

GOAL: Espanyol 2-1 Barcelona


(Raul de Tomas)


The Catalan derby swings from its VAR no-goal for the Blaugrana all the other way around the dial, with the hosts now in front.

Raul de Tomas latches onto an overhead ball, slips past the defence and coolly dispatches his finish to make this one count.

GOAL: Atalanta 1-0 Juventus


(Ruslan Malinovskyi)


Atalanta are heading into the top four as it stands, thanks to an absolute rocketship of a strike from Ruslan Malinovskyi!

A free-kick for the hosts is rolled short to him and he absolutely buries it into the back of the net.

Gavi effort chalked off


Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona

Gavi puts a beauty into the back of the net - but VAR is going to chalk it off!

The offside call goes against the Blaugrana and they are kept on equal footing with their hosts.

WATCH: McKennie shows silky skills for Juventus


Atalanta 0-0 Juventus

HT: Espanyol 1-1 Barca


There goes the whistle in La Liga - and it is all square in the Catalan derby too.

Pedri's fine effort handed an early lead to Barcelona, but they have been pegged back by their hosts since to level terms.

There's plenty more miles in this one. As they wrap up too, we're back underway at Atalanta - who will come out on top there?

GOAL: Espanyol 1-1 Barca


(Sergi Darder)

Sergi Darder with an absolute beauty!

The Espanyol captain gets his side back into the game with half-time approaching after he nets an absolute peach of a finish.

Fed back out of the box, he bends a superb finish around to nestle home.

HT: Atalanta 0-0 Juventus


There goes the whistle in Serie A - and it's a goalless affair between Atalanta and Juventus.

As it stands, the former will not be pulling a leapfrog over the latter to steal their way into the top four.

Plenty of time to come in this one though.



Espanyol 0-1 Barcelona

GOAL: Espnayol 0-1 Barcelona



Well that didn't take long, did it?!

Barcelona hit the front in La Liga with barely 150 seconds on the clock, thanks to Pedri.

In their first attack of the match, the Blaugrana cut loose with Jordi Alba, who lays on the perfect ball inside for his team-mate to sweep home. Grandstand stuff!

KO: Espanyol v Barcelona


Save the best for last, eh?

The Catalan derby is up and running in La Liga, as Barcelona travel to Espanyol!

Here we go.

Impressive record


KO: Atalanta v Juventus


The battle for fourth is underway in Serie A!

A friendly reminder - a win for Juve keeps them in the Champions League places, as does a draw.

But Atalanta overhaul them if they take the victory. Easy as pie!

Why Zouma didn’t figure


David Moyes has explained to Sky Sports why Kurt Zouma did not figure for West Ham against Leicester, with the French defender sparking controversy for attacking his pet cat.

The Hammers boss has said: "He was ill before the game, wanted to play, we wanted him to play as well. He was sick during the night, he stayed away from the players and did not eat much. Once he got out he did not think it was possible. We told Issa Diop to be ready. It is a stomach bug, probably something he has eaten.

"I hope that we have changed a bit of how West Ham is perceived, but more on the pitch. We have a good, exciting young team that we are trying to improve. West Ham have done great work down the East End of London, young supporters coming in and a lot of good things being done. We should not allow something like this to blight what has gone on. A mistake has been made and there are managers with players who have made mistake. You want to feel there is forgiveness and an apology has been made."

Kurt Zouma West Ham 2021-22
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Juve in the building


Team news: Atalanta vs Juventus


Tielemans hasn’t snubbed Leicester deal


Youri Tielemans was on target for Leicester in their 2-2 draw with West Ham, and Brendan Rodgers insists the Belgian has not snubbed the offer of a new contract from the Foxes.

He told Sky Sports: "Firstly he has not declined (a new contract). I have seen stories but the position is exactly the same. He is a fantastic player and there has been no movement. He has worked well and until his last days here, he will always give his best. He is a top professional and you saw his commitment today."

Youri Tielemans Leicester West Ham 2021-22

Premier League scores


Burnley 0-1 Liverpool

Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

Tottenham 0-2 Wolves

Leicester 2-2 West Ham

Mohamed Salah Liverpool Erik Pieters Burnley 2021-22

WATCH: Dawson snatches a dramatic point


Here, for those in the UK, is how Dawson snatched a point for West Ham in stoppage-time...

FT: Leicester 2-2 West Ham


All over the King Power Stadium and the points are shared.

Bowen and Dawson got the goals for the Hammers, while Tielemans and Ricardo were on target for the Foxes.

Not the result that either side wanted.

Ricardo Pereira Leicester West Ham 2021-22

GOAL! Leicester 2-2 West Ham


The Hammers restore parity late on.

Leicester fail to deal with a corner and Dawson rises highest to bundle home - possibly with his shoulder.

Not pretty, but effective


Eddie Howe was pleased to see Newcastle pick up three more valuable points against Villa despite having to dig deep at times.

He told Sky Sports: "It wasn't the prettiest and we are the first to admit that. The beauty was in our defending and in our detail.

"In weeks gone by we might have lost that game or not won it. Now we are showing a new found resilience. We feel the organisation is there.

"We had to do the horrible things really well.”

Eddie Howe Newcastle 2021-22

Flachi returns at 46 after 12-year ban


Former Fiorentina and Sampdoria striker Francesco Flachi made his return to football this weekend at the age of 46 - a dozen years on from his ban for cocaine use.

The ex-Serie A forward, who played over 100 games in the top tier of Italian football during a career stretching between 1993 and 2010, was suspended for 12 years following a relapse while at Brescia in Serie B.

With a desire to end his career on his terms, Flachi has made a return with fifth-tier outfit Signa 1914 near his hometown of Florence after training with the club throughout the past five months.

Check out the full story here.

Francesco Flachi Milan Sampdoria Serie A 2006

Englishman abroad


WATCH: Ricardo nods Foxes in front


Here, for those in the UK, is how Ricardo met a brilliant ball from Barnes to turn Leicester's home date with West Ham on its head...

GOAL! Leicester 2-1 West Ham


The Foxes have come from behind to lead.

Great header from Ricardo as he throws himself at a Barnes cross and glances into the top corner.

Gerrard: Villa deserved nothing


Steven Gerrard was disappointed with Aston Villa’s showing at Newcastle and admits that they got what they deserved.

He has told BBC Sport: "From start to finish we weren't good enough and deserved nothing from the game.

"We were honest with the players half-time and we got a bit of a reaction but I've got no complaints with the result. I believe you make your own luck away from home and we were nowhere near it today.

"I expect more from this team collectively and individually. We feel frustrated and disappointed.

"I don't think there was much in it today but Newcastle didn't have to play incredibly well to win it. We need to move on and move on quickly."

Steven Gerrard Aston Villa 2021-22

Up and running again


The second half is under way the King Power Stadium.

Will we get a winner or will the spoils be shared?

WATCH: Tielemans keeps his cool


Here, for those in the UK, is how Tielemans restored parity from the spot...

Derby day in Catalunya


HT: Leicester 1-1 West Ham


All square at the interval.

In-form Bowen fired the Hammers in front, but the hosts were handed a lifeline when Tielemans stepped up to convert from the spot.

Still all to play for.

Jarrod Bowen Declan Rice West Ham Leicester 2021-22

GOAL! Leicester 1-1 West Ham


Tielemans makes no mistake from the spot.

Fabianski goes the right way, but the Belgian midfielder finds the bottom corner and we are all square just before half-time.

PENALTY: Leicester awarded spot-kick


Cresswell handles inside the box and the referee points to the spot - with the West Ham defender never picking up the flight of the ball from a corner.

Opportunity for the Foxes to level.

Party time for Toon Army


β€˜We have to struggle every game’


Antonio Conte wants to see his Spurs players start digging a little deeper after suffering a third straight defeat when going down at home to Wolves.

The Italian has told Sky Sports: "I am telling you from my arrival that we have to struggle every game, I was very clear after three weeks about my opinion and we have to continue to work. There are a lot of jobs to do but it is not simple because the environment is used to play for Champions League, Europa League, but everyone maybe has to realise something has changed and you have to try to work to build again and we have to know this.

"I am trying with my players to do everything to improve the situation but the environment has to understand which is our position in this moment.

"When you lose two games in a row at home and a previous game against Chelsea, a team that wants to fight for the Champions League is impossible.

"We have to fight and try to build something important to improve the situation but it is important to know the situation because otherwise maybe our fans could be disappointed and instead they have to try and push us and stay behind us - these players need to feel the right atmosphere and not pressure about a target that at this moment you can't think. This is my evaluation."

Antonio Conte Tottenham 2021-22

Liverpool avoid β€˜banana skin’


Jurgen Klopp was pleased to see Liverpool come through a tough test at Burnley and avoid any untimely stumbles.

He has told Sky Sports: "A perfect afternoon. Raining and windy. We scored from a set piece and it was a brilliant goal to be honest, a counter pressing goal.

"Everything today was set up to be a banana skin for us. The balls in the air were so tricky to defend because the wind came from all directions. We played the circumstances rather than suffered from them.

"Most of their chances were offside but of course they had their moments, that is clear. They have quality but we dealt with it pretty well.

"We like each other, we respect each other. We have to work incredibly hard and that is what the boys did. We made our shirts dirty. I am really happy because I know how difficult it is to come here. Absolutely satisfied."

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2021-22

WATCH: Bowen fires West Ham in front


Here, for those in the UK, is how Bowen opened the scoring with a fine finish for West Ham...

England call incoming?


GOAL! Leicester 0-1 West Ham


Jarrod Bowen is a man in fine and needs less than 10 minutes to open the scoring.

Great pace to run away from the Leicester defence, before drilling low across goal and into the bottom corner.

Not involved after warming up


Spurs slump


Under way at the King Power


Leicester and West Ham are up and running, with both teams in need of a win after experiencing difficult weeks on and off the field.

Jimenez dreaming big


Raul Jimenez was on target for Wolves in their win at Tottenham and is looking to surge towards the finishing post this season.

The Mexican striker has told Sky Sports: "We knew sometimes they concede goals for losing ball when they are doing their game. We had those opportunities. We had troubles this season scoring but today we did what we wanted. We are always confidence. We know what we can do. We are in a good time and we can keep improving and go higher in the table. We are dreaming big."

Raul Jimenez, Wolves 2021-22

Magpies take flight


Zouma out for West Ham


Kurt Zouma, who has made plenty of headlines of late, will not be playing for West Ham today.

He has suffered a problem in the warm-up, having been ill of late, and is replaced in the Hammers' starting XI by Issa Diop.

Can Liverpool catch City?


Fabinho netted a match-winning goal for Liverpool and Burnley and is refusing to throw in a Premier League title towel.

He has told BBC Sport: "We have to think game after game. We play every three days with other competitions as well. Everyone has to be ready, we don't have injured players and that is good for us.

"We have to try to win every game and before we next play them (Manchester City) we have the chance to be next to them.”

Fabinho Sadio Mane Liverpool 2021-22

Team news: Sassuolo vs Roma


FT: Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa


Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa were denied by VAR as the Newcastle United resurgence continues, with Kieran Trippier's free kicks blasting them on their way. That's three league wins in a row for the Magpies and four league games unbeaten as they look to pull away from the drop zone.

FT: Tottenham 0-2 Wolves


It's three Premier League defeats in succession for Tottenham after they succumbed to a 2-0 loss at home to Wolves. Raul Jimenez scored the opener, with Leander Dendoncker padding out the scoreline before half-time. Antonio Conte's side couldn't crack the visitors in the second half and will have to figure out a way to improve if they want to compete in Europe next season.

FT: Burnley 0-1 Liverpool


Liverpool escape from Turf Moor with three points after a hard-earned victory against a somewhat unlucky Burnley side. The Reds have Fabinho to thank for the win which sees them maintain pressure on Man City at the top of the table and Sean Dyche's side are left to reflect on a game of poor finishing.

Rice rocking the backwards cap 🧒


Leicester vs West Ham kicks off in just over 30 minutes' time

Burnley denied again!


It's still 1-0 to Liverpool but it looked like it might have been different after Cornet got in behind the Reds' defence. However, Alisson did enough to spook the Burnley forward into missing and, in any case, the flag had been raised for offside. Frustrating for the hosts.

Burnley feeling the pressure from Liverpool...


Brief stoppage in the Newcastle vs Villa game


Game back underway.

Correction: No goal for Villa! VAR intervenes ❌


Ollie Watkins had the ball in the back of the Newcastle net and thought he'd scored the equaliser, but it has been ruled out following advice from the VAR that the England international was offside.

It's still Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa.

GOAL! Villa equalise!


Ollie Watkins has scored to haul Aston Villa level again away to Newcastle United. It's now 1-1 at St James' Park with just under half an hour to play.

Premier League games restart!


The three 2pm kick-offs are back underway!

Nice little stat πŸ€“


GOAL! Dortmund double their lead!


Marco Reus has scored his second goal of the afternoon to make it 2-0 to after 30 minutes Borussia Dortmund against Union Berlin.

Not looking good for Spurs 😬


HT in the Premier League


  • Burnley 0-1 Liverpool
  • Tottenham 0-2 Wolves
  • Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

Four goals across three games so far... will there be more to come in the second halves?

WATCH: Trippier's thunderbolt free kick πŸš€


GOAL! Liverpool make a breakthrough


Jurgen Klopp's side have broken the deadlock five minutes before half-time through Fabinho. The Reds lead 1-0 heading into the break.

GOAL! Trippier free kick puts Newcastle ahead


The Kieran Trippier tale continues in the north-east! He's put Newcastle 1-0 up against Aston Villa with another free kick, repeating what he did against Everton! The right-back is a set-piece master.

Weghorst wastes chance!


Relief for Liverpool after the giant Wout Weghorst got the better of Virgil van Dijk only to send his shot wide of Alisson's net. Just under 15 minutes left to go in the half and while the Reds have unsurprisingly had more of the ball, the chances remain fairly evenly divided.

GOAL! Wolves double their lead


Leander Dendoncker has made it 2-0 to Wolves against Tottenham! This is a dreadful start for the hosts. Daniel Podence's shot deflected into the path of the Belgium international and he made no mistake. Spurs need to wake up if they want to salvage something from this game.

Liverpool still scoreless


Just over 15 minutes have been played at Turf Moor and Liverpool have not yet managed to breach the Burnley goal. The Clarets are threatening in bursts, so it will be interesting to see how the half pans out.

GOAL! Wolves take the lead against Spurs


Raul Jimenez has fired Wolves ahead against Tottenham in London! It's 1-0! The Mexico international did brilliantly to capitalise on Spurs' inability to clear the danger and needed just two touches to beat Hugo Lloris. Antonio Conte will be furious.

Premier League 2pm kick-offs underway! πŸ’ͺ


  • Burnley vs Liverpool
  • Newcastle vs Aston Villa
  • Tottenham vs Wolves

Liverpool need a win to close the gap on Man City, while Newcastle will be keen to carry on their 'Great Escape' from the drop zone and Spurs can potentially leapfrog Arsenal with three points against Wolves.

Here we go! ⚽️

Here's a reminder of what's in store πŸ’»


Here's a selection of today's biggest games

2pm - Burnley vs Liverpool

2pm - Newcastle vs Aston Villa

2pm - Tottenham vs Wolves

2:30pm - Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund

4:30pm - Leicester vs West Ham

5pm - Sassuolo vs Roma

7:45pm - Atalanta vs Juventus

8pm - Espanyol vs Barcelona

(All times UK)

Rafael Leao sends AC Milan top


AC Milan have kept the pressure on in the race for glory in Italy with a 1-0 victory over Sampdoria at San Siro. Rafael Leao's eighth-minute strike was sufficient for the Rossoneri, who are - for now - top of Serie A ahead of city rivals Inter, who have a game in hand.

Mike Maignan provided the assist for the decisive goal - the first time a goalkeeper has done so for Milan since the legendary Dida did so against Ascoli in 2006.

Here are the Newcastle and Aston Villa XIs!


Big Dan Burn starts...



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