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๐Ÿ”ฅ What a weekend!

2021-11-21T19:31:48.969Z

Thatโ€™s it for GOALโ€™s coverage of another action-packed weekend across Europe.

Sunday did not disappoint after a goal glut 24 hours earlier, with there plenty of talking points to be found.

Antonio Conte has his first Premier League win as Spurs manager, Real Madrid sit on top of La Liga, Inter are very much in the Serie A title battle, while Manchester City wonโ€™t be giving up their crown in England without a fight.

There was also the small matter of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being sacked by Manchester United.

Itโ€™s been another breathless one and we will be back for more of the same soon!

Bernardo Silva Antonio Conte Vinicius Lautaro Martinez
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๐Ÿฅ‡ Top spot?

2021-11-21T19:26:12.661Z

Manchester United are moving on from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so will his successor fare any better at Old Trafford?

Can the Red Devils become Premier League title challengers again?

Real future for Asensio?

2021-11-21T19:15:59.020Z

๐Ÿ—ฃ Conte making his mark

2021-11-21T19:07:31.080Z

Antonio Conte has his first Premier League win as Tottenham manager and is eager to build from here, with a loyal fan base getting back on side in north London. The Italian has told Sky Sports on the back of a 2-1 victory over Leeds: "I am very pleased, in the second half we deserved to win, we created many chances to score.

"I said to my players this is a point to start. If we want to build on this.

"The feeling of the crowd depends on us. In the first half we didn't play well, we lost many tackles. Maybe to concede the goal in the last minute of the first half was good.

"At half-time the players showed me they could win this game.

"In the second half I corrected the situation. I look at the stats and Leeds are the best in the league for running. In the second half we beat them in intensity.

"We won the game, we deserved to win. We played attractive football and the crowd was with us.

"We have the confidence, it's a great feeling. We want to keep changing, we want to change everything."

Antonio Conte Tottenham 2021-22
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FT: Inter 3-2 Napoli

2021-11-21T19:01:11.239Z

The reigning champions hang on for a big win over the Serie A leaders.

The Nerazzuri are now just four points back on the side they edged out in a five-goal thriller at San Siro.

Edin Dzeko Inter 2021-22
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WATCH: Great hit from Mertens

2021-11-21T18:51:40.920Z

Here is how Mertens gave Napoli late hope against Inter with a great strike from distance...

History for Mertens

2021-11-21T18:50:09.365Z

๐Ÿ˜• Tactical tweak puzzles Phillips

2021-11-21T18:47:07.828Z

Marcelo Bielsa opted to play Kalvin Phillips as a centre-half against Spurs, with the Leeds midfielder unable to explain why that decision was taken. He has told Sky Sports: "To be honest I don't know why he did it. We wanted to be more defensive with their attacking threat. Me and Liam Cooper went man for man marking.

"It worked really well in the first half. But in the second half it's just a lack of concentration that hurt us.

"We needed a better game management. We were 1-0 up in the second half trying to push for a second goal. It's those moments you probably need to pump it long and soak up the pressure.

"We are missing some very good players in our team, some very important players. It's not an excuse, although we did come here and play some good football.

"I'm not one for panicking. The way we play football we'll eventually stack some more points on the board."

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โšฝ GOAL: Inter 3-2 Napoli

2021-11-21T18:41:19.665Z

Game on again at San Siro!

Mertens has given Napoli a lifeline with 12 minutes left to play.

Dries Mertens Napoli 2021-22
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๐Ÿก Home sweet home

2021-11-21T18:39:15.987Z

๐Ÿ˜ All smiles

2021-11-21T18:36:01.206Z

Reguilon registered his first Premier League goal as Tottenham edged out Leeds 2-1, with the Spanish full-back left beaming at the final whistle. He has told Sky Sports: "I am the most happy in the world. It's my first goal in the Premier League and we get three points. Now we continue.

"When we attack, I have to have the mentality of the striker, that's what the manager wants.

"Now, I feel dead, but I am also so happy as well.

"At half-time the gaffer told us to go man for man with extra effort. We gave it everything. This is the way now.

"Our mentality is like a big team. We get the three points."

Sergio Reguilon Tottenham Leeds 2021-22
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๐Ÿ’ช Conte era up and running

2021-11-21T18:32:41.740Z

WATCH: Lautaro drills home for Inter

2021-11-21T18:30:04.741Z

Argentine striker on target

Here is Lautaro put Inter in control against Napoli...

โšฝ GOAL: Inter 3-1 Napoli

2021-11-21T18:25:51.930Z

Daylight for Inter as they grab a third.

Lautaro Martinez has netted just past the hour mark.

Lautaro Martinez Inter 2021-22
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FT: Tottenham 2-1 Leeds

2021-11-21T18:21:26.362Z

Spurs take the spoils

Conteโ€™s first Premier League home game in charge of Tottenham ends in success.

Spurs fell behind to a Dan James effort, but hit back in the second-half through Hojbjerg and Reguilon.

Unlikely heroes for the hosts, but they got the job done and are now up to seventh in the table โ€“ four points adrift of the Champions League spots.

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๐Ÿ”‘ Key man for Inter

2021-11-21T18:16:51.344Z

Leaks at the back

2021-11-21T18:09:53.307Z

German efficiency

2021-11-21T18:06:51.599Z

WATCH: Reguilon reacts quickest for Spurs

2021-11-21T18:03:17.988Z

Conte's side go in front

Here is how Reguilon completed Tottenham's turnaround and put them 2-1 in front against Leeds...

โšฝ GOAL: Tottenham 2-1 Leeds

2021-11-21T17:55:59.316Z

Spurs now lead!

Dier's free-kick is deflected onto the post, with Reguilon reacting quickest to knock home ther rebound.

Quite some turnaround from Conte's men.

Sergio Reguilon Tottenham vs Leeds Premier League 2021-22
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๐Ÿ  Home comforts

2021-11-21T17:55:05.306Z

WATCH: Hojbjerg scores for Spurs

2021-11-21T17:52:30.601Z

Joy for Conte's men

Here, for those in the U.S., is how Hojbjerg restored parity for Spurs in their home date with Leeds...

โšฝ GOAL: Tottenham 1-1 Leeds

2021-11-21T17:45:03.510Z

Spurs have their equaliser.

Lucas can't get an effort in on goal and is forced wide, but he gets his head up and picks out Hojbjerg.

A rather scuffed strike, but it finds the back of the net.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Tottenham vs Leeds Premier League 2021-22
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Spurs denied by the woodwork

2021-11-21T17:43:11.915Z

Tottenham are still trailing Leeds 1-0, but that is not for a lack of trying.

Kane and Son have both hit the woodwork, with the latter also seeing a penalty appeal waved away.

Harry Kane Tottenham vs Leeds Premier League 2021-22
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WATCH: Zielinski's rocket for Napoli

2021-11-21T17:35:36.562Z

No saving that

Here is how Zielinski fired Napoli in front against Inter, with the top corner found in style...

โšฝ GOAL: Inter 1-1 Napoli

2021-11-21T17:33:30.584Z

All square again at San Siro, with Calhanoglu levelling for the hosts from the penalty spot.

Hakan Calhanoglu Inter Napoli 2021-22
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๐Ÿค Toothless Tottenham

2021-11-21T17:32:04.250Z

In good company

2021-11-21T17:29:19.195Z

โšฝ GOAL: Inter 0-1 Napoli

2021-11-21T17:25:33.399Z

The visitos have edged in front at San Siro courtesy of Zielinski. Game on!

Piotr Zielinski Napoli Inter 2021-22
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HT: Tottenham 0-1 Leeds

2021-11-21T17:19:43.337Z

Visitors in front

James' effort in the closing stages of the first half proves to be the difference at the interval.

Spurs have seen plenty of possession but have not done much with it, particularly in the final third.

Big team talk for Conte.

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โšฝ GOAL: Tottenham 0-1 Leeds

2021-11-21T17:14:03.642Z

Breakthrough arrives with half-time approaching.

Fantastic ball drilled in by Harrison from the left, leaving James with the simple task of poking home from close range.

Work for Conte and Spurs to do.

Daniel James Tottenham vs Leeds Premier League 2021-22
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๐Ÿ˜ Reasons to be cheerful

2021-11-21T17:08:07.333Z

โŒ Goalless in north London

2021-11-21T16:59:33.139Z

Half-an-hour gone in north London and Tottenham's home date with Leeds remains goalless.

Few chances of note so far, with both sides moving the ball well at times but lacking that cutting edge.

Antonio Conte Harry Kane Tottenham 2021-22
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โšฝ GOAL: Granada 1-4 Real Madrid

2021-11-21T16:48:22.084Z

The Blancos are now playing against 10 ten, and have helped themselves to a fourth.

Mendy has added his name to the scoresheet, and there are still 13 minutes to play.

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WATCH: Vinicius finishes flowing move

2021-11-21T16:44:05.885Z

Real turn on the style

Here is how Vinicius found the target for Real Madrid, with the finishing touches put to an impressive team goal...

โœ” History for Vinicius

2021-11-21T16:38:55.125Z

Can Leeds contain Kane?

2021-11-21T16:35:24.234Z

The action is up and running at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Can Kane replicate his England heroics back at club level or will Leeds keep him quiet?

Harry Kane Tottenham Leeds 2021-22
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โšฝ GOAL: Granada 1-3 Real Madrid

2021-11-21T16:29:46.053Z

The Blancos have a third, with Vinicius getting in on the act.

Can they hang on from here?

Vinicius Jr Real Madrid 2021-22
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๐Ÿ—ฃ Happy man

2021-11-21T16:26:52.169Z

Pep Guardiola was pleased with Manchester City's performance as they swept past Everton on home soil, telling Sky Sports: "We gave rhythm into our game, they defended really well, so deep, on the counter-attack. In general we controlled the game. We played the game we should play to beat teams like Everton."

He added on Raheem Sterling: "I know him quite well. Since I arrive he has been a key player for us. He has to perform like he performed today and I am happy for him. He did a great job."

Pep Guardiola Manchester City 2021-22
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๐Ÿ’™ 'A beauty'

2021-11-21T16:13:20.266Z

Rodri has been having his say on that special effort for City, with the Spanish midfielder telling Sky Sports: "I think we are outstanding right now.

"Of course very happy with my goal, I don't score many. Many times I don't have the opportunity to shoot as I pass, but at that moment I felt it, kind of a rocket.

"Very happy because the goal was a beauty."

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WATCH: Rodri's stunning strike

2021-11-21T16:09:20.754Z

Thunderbolt from City star

Here, for those in the UK, is how Rodri rattled home a stunning strike for Man City in their 3-0 win over Everton...

โŒ Tight at the back

2021-11-21T16:08:00.685Z

๐Ÿ“„ Team news: Inter vs Napoli

2021-11-21T16:01:44.826Z

Line-ups at San Siro

5๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ not out

2021-11-21T15:58:13.420Z

FT: Man City 3-0 Everton

2021-11-21T15:53:12.297Z

Comfortable for champions

All over at the Etihad Stadium, with the home side taking the spoils.

Sterling, Rodri and Silva got the goals for City, who ran all over the Toffees and sent them packing with the minimum of fuss.

Guardiola's side move back to within touching distance of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Bernardo Silva Manchester City 2021-22
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โšฝ GOAL: Man City 3-0 Everton

2021-11-21T15:45:11.360Z

Silva in on the act

City wrap up the points against Everton, who had been pushing for a route back into the game.

Palmer is desperate for a goal, but sees his shot from 12 yards deflect into the path of Silva, who makes no mistake by rolling under Pickford.

Bernardo Silva Manchester City Everton 2021-22
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โšฝ GOAL: Granada 0-2 Real Madrid

2021-11-21T15:42:39.019Z

Another for the Blancos in the opening half-and-hour.

Nacho has got in on the act for Madrid, as they start to take full control of a clash with Granada.

Nacho Real Madrid 2021-22
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In fine form

2021-11-21T15:39:04.395Z

โšฝ GOAL: Granada 0-1 Real Madrid

2021-11-21T15:34:57.709Z

The Blancos have taken the lead in their bid to hit top spot in La Liga.

Asensio has them in front at Granada after 19 minutes, with a dream start made by Ancelotti's side.

Marco Asensio Real Madrid 2021-22
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Right man for the job?

2021-11-21T15:33:08.635Z

Antonio Conte is taking in his first Premier League home game as Spurs boss. Will he mark the occasion with a win?

A favoured foe

2021-11-21T15:26:57.635Z

Dangerous from distance

2021-11-21T15:25:29.256Z

โšฝ GOAL: Man City 2-0 Everton

2021-11-21T15:14:41.718Z

Stunning strike from Rodri

City have their second, and what a goal it was!

The ball runs loose to Rodri 25 yards from goal and he crashes a stunning strike into the top corner.

An effort similar to the one from Kompany that won City the title against Leicester a few years back.

Should be game over.

Rodri Manchester City Everton 2021-22
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Everton fluffing their lines

2021-11-21T15:11:52.089Z

There has been little for Everton to get excited about so far.

They looked like they would have a go early on, but have been pegged back inside their own half and are allowing City to dominate possession.

It has been one of those days for Benitez's side so far.

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Underway again

2021-11-21T15:06:03.131Z

Second half is up and running at the Etihad Stadium.

Can Everton break their shackles and come back into the contest or will City find a second and run away with the points?

Joao Cancelo Manchester City Everton 2021-22
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WATCH: Sterling strikes for City

2021-11-21T14:59:14.110Z

Sublime pass from Cancelo

Here, for those in the UK, is how City broke the deadlock against Everton...

Assist king

2021-11-21T14:57:25.490Z

HT: Man City 1-0 Everton

2021-11-21T14:49:11.022Z

Guardiola's side in front

Manchester City head into half-time with their noses in front.

They spent much of the opening 45 minutes knocking on the door, and finally kicked it open a few minutes before the interval.

Great pass from Cancelo and smart finish from Sterling as the reigning champions finally make their pressure count.

Raheem Sterling Manchester City Everton 2021-22
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โšฝ GOAL: Man City 1-0 Everton

2021-11-21T14:43:50.807Z

Hosts in front

We now have a goal!

Cancelo curls a pass with the outside of his boot towards Sterling, who times his run perfectly and slots past England team-mate Pickford.

Deserved lead for the hosts shortly before half-time.

Raheem Sterling Manchester City Everton 2021-22
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WATCH: Gundogan hits the crossbar

2021-11-21T14:41:53.627Z

City man's looping header

Here, for those in the UK, is how Gundogan looped a header onto the crossbar - which remains as close as either side has come to a goal.

City denied a penalty

2021-11-21T14:37:18.221Z

Sterling runs at pace at the heart of the Everton defence and finds his way into the box.

He is bundled over by Keane, and a penalty is initially awarded.

VAR checks whether the challenge was inside the area, with the referee then asked to check the pitchside monitor.

It is determined that there was not enough contact on Sterling and the appeals are waved away completely.

Home fans are not happy.

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Asking questions

2021-11-21T14:26:45.049Z

City doing plenty of probing, with Everton hanging on.

The hosts are swarming forward and the Toffees can't get out - with a lack of composure on the ball doing their cause few favours.

Those in the stands sense that an opener may be coming, with Gundogan looping a header onto the crossbar.

Jordan Pickford Everton Manchester City 2021-22
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๐Ÿ—ฃ Show of support

2021-11-21T14:23:46.307Z

Foden takes a knock

2021-11-21T14:20:37.575Z

Foden has been down and requires treatment.

The England international was a slight doubt before the game after picking up a knock on World Cup qualifying duty, but he should be okay to continue.

Phil Foden Manchester City Everton 2021-22
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๐Ÿš‘ Another injury for Toffees

2021-11-21T14:18:07.232Z

โšฝ๐Ÿ”ด A piece of history

2021-11-21T14:12:26.149Z

Lively start

2021-11-21T14:08:48.566Z

Neither side is holding back at the Etihad.

Palmer has had half a sight of goal, but tried to control a hopeful hit from Cancelo that flashed across him, rather than poking goalwards.

Everton look happy to spring out on the counter.

Demarai Gray Everton Manchester City 2021-22
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๐Ÿ“„ Team news: Granada vs Real Madrid

2021-11-21T14:03:29.331Z

How the Blancos line up

Kick off

2021-11-21T14:00:06.012Z

Up and running at the Etihad Stadium, with Everton looking to get onto ther front foot straight away.

๐Ÿงค Man with the golden gloves

2021-11-21T13:40:10.977Z

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is a two-time Premier League Golden Glove award winner, so he has earned the right to don some fancy hand wear...

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Landmark day for Sterling

2021-11-21T13:27:25.570Z

๐Ÿ”ต Time to shine

2021-11-21T13:22:51.376Z

Cole Palmer starts for Manchester City today, while teenage midfielder James McAtee is on the bench.

Are the Blues unearthing their crop of home-grown stars to rival Unitedโ€™s fabled โ€˜Class of โ€˜92โ€™?

GOAL asked that question here.

Cole Palmer Manchester City 2021
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๐Ÿ”ด Who next for the Red Devils?

2021-11-21T13:12:34.225Z

With Solskjaer gone, Manchester United find themselves in the market for a new manager. Who will take the reins at Old Trafford?

Over at Old Traffordโ€ฆ

2021-11-21T13:07:05.779Z

It has all been going off on the other side of Manchester, with United taking the decision to relieve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his managerial duties.

๐Ÿ“„ Team news: Man City vs Everton

2021-11-21T13:04:00.481Z

Line-ups at the Etihad

Today's order of play

2021-11-21T13:00:28.794Z

Sundayโ€™s action across Europe

Manchester City get the ball rolling with a home date against Everton, with Pep Guardiolaโ€™s side looking to close back in on Premier League leaders Chelsea. Elsewhere, Marcelo Bielsa takes his Leeds team to north London and Real Madrid head out on the road. Today's games include:

1400: Man City vs Everton

1515: Granada vs Real Madrid

1630: Tottenham vs Leeds

1700: Inter vs Napoli

(All times GMT)

Benzema Real Madrid Rayo Vallecano LaLiga
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๐ŸŽ‰ โšฝ๏ธ Welcome to GOAL Matchday Live! โšฝ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ‰

2021-11-21T13:00:00.000Z

Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's games in GOAL's matchday blog.

Manchester Unitedโ€™s decision to part with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be dominating the headlines, but plenty more are set to be made on the field today.

The reigning Premier League and Serie A champions will be in action, Real Madrid can hit top spot in La Liga and Antonio Conte takes in a first home league game as manager of Tottenham.

So, strap yourselves in and get ready for the ride!

Antonio Conte Tottenham 2021-22
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