Hayes reaction to Chelsea loss
Emma Hayes to BT Sport: “We’re the second best team in Europe. That’s a step in the right direction.”— Ameé Ruszkai (@ameeruszkai) May 16, 2021
How Ligue 1 stands
Duggan offers Barcelona congratulations
Chelsea's streak broken
Chelsea have failed to score in a competitive game for the first time since February 2019. That's an 80-game streak ended— Ameé Ruszkai (@ameeruszkai) May 16, 2021
FT: Chelsea 0-4 Barcelona
Barcelona are also the first club to win both the men's and women's Champions League titles in history— Ameé Ruszkai (@ameeruszkai) May 16, 2021
FT: PSG 4-0 Reims, Lille 0-0 Saint-Etienne
Ligue 1 is going to the wire.
Lille have to equal PSG's result next week to be champions as they hold a one-point lead.
Both teams are away from home, Lille in Angers while PSG travel to Brest.
GOAL: PSG 4-0 Reims
Late drama in Lille
POST! Yusuf Yazici's late free kick zips across the box and off the inside of the post.— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) May 16, 2021
Burak has a shot cleared off the line then strong penalty claims waved away!
Lille still looking for the breakthrough
There are 10 minutes left in Lille and the score is still blank.
There are few signs of a goal, too.
GOAL: PSG 3-0 Reims
Lille make a triple change
Lille boss Christophe Galtier has tried to bring some life into his side by making a triple change.
Xeka, Renato Sanches and Jonathan Ikone all come on.
Nearly a third for PSG
Second halves start in France
HT: Chelsea 0-4 Barcelona
The scoreline says it all. This is very one-sided so far.
The Champions League trophy appears to be heading to Barcelona.
Half-time in Ligue 1: PSG lead, Lille drawing
PSG look home and dry in their home match against Reims. They're 2-0 up with their opponents down to 10 men.
Meanwhile, Lille and Saint-Etienne are still scoreless. If it stays like this, Lille will need to equal PSG's result next week to win the title. LOSC go to Angers.
GOAL: Chelsea 0-4 Barcelona
Barcelona continuing to press
Ligue 1 latest
PSG, Monaco and Lyon all seem to have the points in the bag - they're all a couple of goals clear.— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) May 16, 2021
Lille still 0-0 after 30 minutes.
GOAL: PSG 2-0 Reims
Surely it's only a matter of how many for PSG now.
Kylian Mbappe capitalists on a dreadful pass across the box and slams home from 10 yards.
GOAL: Chelsea 0-3 Barcelona
Aitiana Bonmati has surely decided the Champions League final - and the match is only 22 minutes old.
It will take a monumental Chelsea comeback from here.
GOAL: Chelsea 0-2 Barcelona
GOAL: PSG 1-0 Reims
RED CARD: PSG 0-0 Reims
PSG's hopes of victory tonight are given an early boost as Yunis Abdelhamid is sent off for Reims.
Lyon are presently 1-1 with Nimes after a rapid start at Stade des Costieres.
GOAL: Chelsea 0-1 Barcelona
Barcelona take the lead in the Women's Champions League final in the first minute.
An effort off the bar hits Melanie Leupolz and goes into the Blues' net!
Barca's worst finish in nearly a decade-and-a-half
And AC Milan's XI to take on Cagliari
PSG's XI against Reims
PSG's starting lineup as they face a must-win clash with Reims:
Navas, Dagba, Kehrer, Marquinhos, Bakker, Herrera, Pereira. Di Maria, Neymar, Draxler, Mbappe.
La Liga is in Atleti's hands
With today's win, Atleti can win the league with a win next week against Real Valladolid, while dropped points would open the door for Real Madrid, who face Villarreal.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are officially out of the race with the loss to Celta Vigo.
An 89th minute winner from Luis Suarez puts Atletico Madrid one win from the title! 🤯— Goal (@goal) May 16, 2021
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Osasuna
Athletic Club 0-1 Real Madrid
Barcelona 1-2 Celta Vigo pic.twitter.com/I67a5g6qcv
Barca losing to Celta Vigo as Atleti take the lead!
Lineups for the UWCL final
Klopp: If Giroud scores that, you say its a worldie!
Jurgen Klopp had plenty to see about Alisson's magic moment.
"It's the best goal I've ever seen scored by a goalkeeper! Striker's score like that," he told BBC. "If Olivier Giroud scores like that you say it's a worldie. It's a worldie! Wow!
"[Alisson's] our player, our boy and our brother. When he is suffering we are all suffering. It's hard in these moments. There are more important things than football but when football can deliver moments like this for him, and all the boys, and our fans, then football is the best thing for a few seconds than anything else out there."
La Liga as things stand
An absolutely incredible game of football headlined by an absolutely incredible moment.
Goal Real Madrid!
Nevermind with Atleti!
Van Dijk chimes in
Atleti take the lead!
Bartley: A one in 100 goal
Alisson opens up
Speaking to Sky Sports, Liverpool hero Alisson said: "I’m too emotional, this last month for everything that has happened with me and my family, but football is my life, I played since I can remember with my father. I hope he was here to see it, I’m sure he is celebrating with God at his side.
"Sometimes you are fighting and things aren’t happening. I’m really happy to help them because we fight together and have a strong goal to achieve the Champions League, because we have won it once and everything starts with qualification.
"So I can’t be more happy than I am now."
Alisson joins an elite club
With his goal, Alisson has become the sixth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League.
The others? Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard and Asmir Begovic.
The first goalkeeper to ever score for Liverpool
Alisson in tears
The Liverpool goalkeeper is clearly emotional as he's in tears as team-mates and opponents alike congratulate the Brazilian.
Klopp with a big hug for his goalkeeper, who has kept Liverpool's Champions League hopes alive with an absolute miracle goal.
It's all over! Liverpool have won!
West Brom 1 - 2 Liverpool
An absolutely incredible game as Liverpool somehow emerge with 2-1 win.
Alisson is somehow the matchwinner, with the goalkeeper's bullet header in teh dying moments saves Liverpool's season.
GOAL LIVERPOOL! ALISSON!
They've done it, and it's ALISSON who provides the goal that may have just saved Liverpool's season!
In the last minute of stoppage time, Liverpool earn a corner and somehow, someway, it's Alisson that pops up with the goal with an incredible header to the far post!
Four minutes for Liverpool to find something
Another miss for Liverpool, who will rue all of tehse missed chances.
This time it is Wijnaldum, who curls a shot just inches away from the top corner.
Time running out for Liverpool
Halftime in La Liga
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid scoreless against Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna, respectively.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are tied 1-1 with Celta Vigo with Lionel Messi obviously getting the goal.
300 - Barcelona's Lionel Messi has scored in 300 different LaLiga appearances, more than any other player in the competition ever (2nd Raúl González, 186). Milestone. pic.twitter.com/fYdy7rkitr— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 16, 2021
Thiago just misses
Firmino fires wide!
Incredible work from Thiago to weave past several challenges before finding Firmino.
Today's Liverpool captain can't finish from the left side, though, as he fires just wide. Still about 15 minute left for Liverpool to try and find a goal.
West Brom nearly take the lead!
The ball is in the back of the net but it's offside! Phillips interferes with Alisson from an offside position, even though Bartley finishes from an onside position.
A lucky break for Liverpool.
Update: Jadon Sancho is very good at football
Having assisted both Dortmund goals, Sancho has reached the 20 assist mark yet again.
Jadon Sancho in all competitions for Dortmund:— Goal (@goal) May 16, 2021
2017-18: 5 goals, 7 assists
2018-19: 13 goals, 20 assists
2019-20: 20 goals, 20 assists
2020-21: 16 goals, 20 assists
Shaqiri on for Liverpool
Chance for Salah!
Liverpool get out on the break and Salah gets a chance to add his second of the day.
Somehow, though, Johnstone not only gets a hand to it but catches it, so it remains 1-1 in the 58th minute.
2-0 to Dortmund
Make it 2-0 for Dortmund, as Marco Reus scored their second of the day.
With a win, Dortmund will seal a Champions League place for next season.
Mane scores... but the flag is up!
Liverpool seemingly find their second through Sadio Mane but the flag is up for offside.
Even so, an incredible ball from Salah to tee up the Senegalese star as Liverpool have come out strong to start the second half.
Second half underway at the Hawthornes
Kickoff in La Liga!
A closer look at the PL Golden Boot race
Goal for Dortmund!
Halftime: West Brom 1 - 1 Liverpool
Salah with his 22nd goal of the season midway through the second half, but Liverpool are still level thanks to Hal Robson-Kanu's opener for West Brom.
Still all to play for for the Reds, who likely need a win to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
A nasty cut
Kyle Bartley doesn't look so great, as he looks more like a boxer than football player currently.
The West Brom defender has blood spilling out just above his eye and is receiving treatment.
Raul responds to Zidane successor talk
Real Madrid legend Raul has responded to rumours that he could succeed Zinedine Zidane.
With the French icon set to step away this summer, Raul says Real Madrid is his "home", adding that he wants to stay on with the club no matter what.
Off the post!
Liverpool have certainly responded as they nearly got their second in a matter of minutes.
Firmino with the chance this time, but it smashes off the post.
Salah goes level with Kane in the Golden Boot race but, more importantly, the Egyptian brings Liverpool level.
Mane wins the ball in the box and plays it first time to Salah, who finishes with a lovely curler to the far post.
Score level at one apiece now as Liverpool still have hope of keeping their Champions League ambitions alive.
Premier League Pereira?
Only Harry Kane has contributed to a higher percentage of his team's goals than Matheus Pereira.
Will he head to the Championship with West Brom or will someone snag him this summer?
48.5% - Matheus Pereira has either scored or assisted 16 of West Brom's 33 Premier League goals this season (48.5%); only Harry Kane for Tottenham (55.6%) has been directly involved in a higher ratio for his side. Pivotal.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 16, 2021
Mane just wide!
Robson-Kanu's first PL goal since...
To be fair, he has scored 14 in the Championship since then.
GOAL WEST BROM!
Liverpool are behind!
A goal from Hal Robson-Kanu in the 16th minute, and Liverpool are in trouble here. The West Brom forward is just barely onside and a great finish past Alisson to the far post.
Liverpool's injured list
With Diogo Jota out for the rest of the season, Liverpool's list of injured stars has gotten even worse.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Diogo Jota will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury 🚑— Goal (@goal) May 16, 2021
Liverpool's current injury list:
van Dijk 🤕
Jota 🤕 pic.twitter.com/AVHGDsPJKg
Mason: Alli was man of the match!
Spurs boss Ryan Mason was full of praise for Dele Alli.
"Dele was my man of the match," he said on Sky Sports. "Its strange that centre-back gets it when his team concedes two (Conor Coady), but I'm not making those decisions, we all know how good Dele was. We were the better team and had the better individuals today."
Early chance for Liverpool
After scoring twice against Man Utd, Roberto Firmino has taken the armband for Liverpool, becoming the third Brazilian to start a match as captain for the club.
The other two? Lucas Leiva and Philippe Coutinho.
Game on! ⚽️
Big games in La Liga.
Barcelona XI 🆚 Celta— Goal (@goal) May 16, 2021
What's your prediction? 👇 pic.twitter.com/hjaOufKALO
Can Real Madrid stay in the title race with a win? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/bLonYelxmF— Goal (@goal) May 16, 2021
A huge game for Atletico Madrid today— Goal (@goal) May 16, 2021
Will they move one step closer to the title? 🏆 pic.twitter.com/hCstJoTgtE
Klopp on the Mane handshake controversy 🤝
Nuno left 'disappointed' by Wolves effort
"It was a difficult game," the Wolves boss told Sky Sports. "Large parts of the game we played good and were organised, good possession.
"Couple of mistakes. But a tough game. We have to analyse but I'm disappointed with the manner we conceded, too easy."
Dele on being back in the Spurs team
"I'm enjoying it. With players like this it is a joy to play," he told Sky Sports. "I'm just trying to express myself and have fun. Mentally I just want to go out there and help as much as we can.
"We know that if we are to win these games we have to work together, so I'm just trying to find rhythm and plays as much as I can."
Dortmund XI to face Mainz
FT: Tottenham 2-0 Wolves
3️⃣ points in the bag...
Goals from Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg were enough to secure victory for Tottenham against Wolves, so European football remains on the table, for now. It was a routine victory in the end and Ryan Mason's side were totally dominant after taking the lead on the stroke of half-time. They have Aston Villa next on Wednesday before closing the curtain on the campaign away to Leicester City next Sunday.
Spurs looking to see it out...
It's still 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Spurs look to see out a victory at home against Wolves. Ryan Mason has made a number of substitutions and with less than five minutes left, the clock is being wound down...
Mane backed for 'big performance'
Liverpool correspondent Neil Jones on the Diogo Jota injury, Sadio Mane coming in and Jurgen Klopp's captain choice.
"Not really much choice for Klopp given the injury to Jota, but I suspect Mane would have started anyway having been on the bench on Thursday. I'd be backing a big performance from him too, after all the fuss. Interesting that Firmino is captain, though he is the longest-serving player. I wonder how Mr Salah views that decision..."
Jota's season is over
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Diogo Jota won't play again for Liverpool this season thanks to the foot injury which has kept him out of this game.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp said: "No good thing without a bad thing – so, we won at Manchester United but Diogo got something with the bone. Not too serious but serious enough to end the season. That’s it."
Goal and assist for Hojbjerg
1 - Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has scored and assisted in a Premier League game for the first time in his career, on what is his 145th appearance in the competition. Mix.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 16, 2021
TEAMS: West Brom vs Liverpool
West Brom XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Diangana, Yokuslu, Gallager, Phillips, Pereira, Robson-Kanu
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Williams, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jones, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Two changes for Jurgen Klopp's side. With Diogo Jota out, Sadio Manes comes into the team, while Curtis Jones replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.
Kick-off at 4:30pm.
Reguilon the architect
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg doubles Tottenham's advantage! The Denmark international showed great awareness to follow up on Gareth Bale's parried shot and it's 2-0 to Spurs. Sergio Reguilon demonstrated tremendous determination to win the ball from Ki-Jana Hoever in the build-up.
Jota OUT of West Brom vs Liverpool
Liverpool have confirmed that Diogo Jota will miss the game due to a foot injury he picked up against Manchester United.
Well, it's good news for Sadio Mane, at least... 👀
Wolves can count themselves very lucky! Dele Alli, who has been absolutely excellent today, robbed the ball from Joao Moutinho before laying on Harry Kane, whose shot came off the woodwork and Alli, following up, hit the woodwork again. Rui Patricio appears to have got a slight touch on Kane's shot. A sigh of relief for the visitors!
Wolves penalty appeal dismissed ❌
Early drama in the second half. The visitors are not happy with Martin Atkinson after the referee dismissed their appeals for a penalty. They felt Giovani Lo Celso fouled Fabio Silva in the box, but play was waved on.
Second half is under way!
Tottenham had 61 per cent possession in the first half, with 10 shots to Wolves' three. With a goal in the bag, they'll be eager to go and kill the game now.
Just how good is Harry Kane?
35 - Harry Kane has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player this season (22 goals, 13 assists), with only Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi having a hand in more across the top five European leagues. Class.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 16, 2021
Redknapp impressed by 'calm' Kane
Jamie Redknapp was purring when Harry Kane beat Rui Patricio to put Spurs ahead.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Redknapp said: "The right-back (Ki-Jana Hoever) was playing Kane onside and then it was complete panic from the Wolves defender and calmness from Harry Kane. It was brilliant. There was no panic, just brilliant forward play. Great players have more time than everyone else."
Kane is now out in front in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot with 22 goals.
HT: Tottenham 1-0 Wolves
GOAL! Kane fires Spurs in front
Chance for Son! ☀️
Tottenham's star man Heung-min Son has kept Rui Patricio on his toes with a decent effort after being laid on by a Harry Kane flick-on. The Portugal goalkeeper was equal to Son's shot though and it remains 0-0. Spurs have begun to impose themselves on the game a little bit. About five minutes until half-time.
Dazzling Dele Alli ⭐️
Dele Alli has drawn some praise for dazzling Leander Dendoncker with a nutmeg before setting up Harry Kane. It was a lovely piece of skill from a player who is undoubtedly flourishing again, but Kane's effort went wide.
Meanwhile, an update on Harry Maguire
In case you were wondering, Manchester United held a Europa League press conference final today too.
"Hopefully we can have good news early," said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Harry Maguire's potential involvement. "But I will give him as long as it takes because he has shown his importance."
Still 0-0 between Spurs and Wolves
Kane hits the post!
A real scare for Wolves as Harry Kane smashes the ball off the post after capitalising on Nelson Semedo's error. Rui Patricio was definitely beaten too - a let off for the visitors!
Man Utd Women OUT of the cup
Full time: Manchester United 2-3 Leicester City.— Ameé Ruszkai (@ameeruszkai) May 16, 2021
Manchester United are OUT of the Women's FA Cup in Casey Stoney's final game in charge.
Leicester are into the quarter-finals for a second successive season! What a game.
Game on! ⚽️
Tottenham and Wolves lock horns!
Here's a reminder of the team:
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilón, Højbjerg, Dele, Lo Celso, Bale, Son, Kane.
Wolves XI: Patricio, Semedo, Saiss, Coady, Hoever, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Vitinha, Gibbs-White, Adama, Silva.
Disappointing stuff from Aston Villa
19 - Aston Villa have dropped 19 points from winning positions in 2021, the joint-most of any side in England's top four tiers along with Walsall and Wigan Athletic. They hadn't dropped a single point from a winning position this season before the turn of the year. Antagonist.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 16, 2021
Palace come back to beat Villa
Crystal Palace did brilliantly to come from behind and defeat Aston Villa 3-2 at Selhurst Park. John McGinn fired the visitors ahead with a wonderfully struck shot from the edge of the box, but Christian Benteke cancelled it out. However, Anwar El Ghazi restored Villa's lead before half-time. Palace came out the hungrier in the second half though, with Wilfried Zaha hauling his side level before Tyrick Mitchell sent home the decisive winning goal.
GOAL! Palace go ahead!
Tyrick Mitchell has completed a sensational turnaround for Crystal Palace and they now lead 3-2 with just a few minutes to go.
A great moment for Mitchell, who scored his first goal for the club.
Warm-ups almost complete, can Spurs bounce back?
Zaha equalises for Palace! 🦅
Crystal Palace haven't given up just yet and they've been hauled level by Wilfried Zaha, whose equaliser - his 11th Premier League goal of the season means he is now enjoying his best ever campaign in front of goal. It's 2-2 with just over 10 minutes to go.
Napoli the victors in Florence
Another big win for Napoli is bad news for Juventus, especially if AC Milan get a positive result later this evening against Cagliari. Gennaro Gattuso's side triumphed 2-0 over La Viola, a result which sets them up nicely for their season ending match against Verona next weekend.
Rashford announces Literacy Trust partnership 📖
Meanwhile, in non-match-related news, Marcus Rashford has announced a partnership with WH Smith and Literacy Trust.
The Manchester United forward's doing his bit to support children's literacy in the United Kingdom.
Excited to announce my partnership with @WHSmith and @Literacy_Trust, to support children’s literacy across the UK. Purchase a copy of my book from WH Smith and they’ll gift a copy to get more children reading. You’ll also get a free ticket to my excl interview with @Ankaman616♥️ pic.twitter.com/ra7zcV9el4— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) May 16, 2021
All eyes on La Liga 👀 🇪🇸
Of course, the most dramatic sequence today surely lies in Spain, where Real Madrid and Barcelona are chasing Atletico Madrid for La Liga glory.
Barca slipped up last time out when they drew 3-3 with Levante and there are now four points between them and league leaders Atletico, who continued winning ways.
Real are closest to their cross-town rivals on 78 points having won emphatically against Granada on Thursday.
Here's how the table is looking ⬇️
Villa ahead, Napoli winning
The early kick-offs today came in Serie A and the Premier League.
Napoli are currently leading Fiorentina 2-0 with 10 minutes to go, while the second half is approaching the mid-way point in Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa, with Villa leading 2-1.
A wonderful John McGinn strike set Villa on their way before Christian Benteke equalised for Palace, but Anwar El Ghazi restored their lead.
TEAMS: Tottenham vs Wolves
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilón, Højbjerg, Dele, Lo Celso, Bale, Son, Kane.
Wolves XI: Patricio, Semedo, Saiss, Coady, Hoever, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Vitinha, Gibbs-White, Adama, Silva.
Victory for Spurs today would see them move up to sixth following West Ham's draw against Brighton yesterday. For Wolves, meanwhile, a result will help them consolidate as they look to finish as high up the table as possible.
Which games are on today? 🏆
Premier League, La Liga title race & more!
Here's a taste of what's in store today:
⚽️ Tottenham vs Wolves - 2:05pm
⚽️ West Brom vs Liverpool - 4:30pm
⚽️. Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund - 5pm
⚽️. Barcelona vs Celta - 5:30pm
⚽️ Athletic Club vs Real Madrid - 5:30pm
⚽️. Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna - 5:30pm
⚽️. AC Milan vs Cagliari 7:45pm
⚽️. PSG vs Reims - 8pm
⚽️ Chelsea Women vs Barcelona Women - 8pm
That's just a taster - here's every big game on today!
It's matchday! ⚽️
Hello and welcome to Goal's live matchday blog! We've got plenty of action for you this Sunday, across the Premier League, La Liga and more.
Stay tuned for all the latest news, updates and reaction, with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool playing, while Real Madrid and Barcelona chase Atletico Madrid.