Messi sent off as Athletic Bilbao sink Barcelona to win Spanish Super Cup * Barcelona 2-3 Athletic Bilbao (aet) * Iñaki Williams hits superb extra-time winner
It is understood the former Germany midfielder said goodbye to his Arsenal team-mates on Sunday.
The 20-year-old becomes the second Chinese player to win the tournament.
Messi had never previously seen red in a Barca shirt.
The reigning Super Bowl winners took an early lead but were pushed all the way by the resurgent Ohio side.
There were mixed results for the Manchester’s Premier League teams while England were on the cusp on defeating Sri Lanka in Galle.
Arsenal will be looking to ensure their draw against Crystal Palace in midweek was a mere blip as they host Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday evening. The Magpies are in dire form, their latest poor result coming in the form of a 1-0 defeat against bottom side Sheffield United, who had not previously won a league game all season. Arsenal vs Newcastle is scheduled for an 8pm kick-off on Monday, January 18, 2021.
Goalkeeper Alisson Becker came to his side's rescue to preserve Liverpool's unbeaten home league record in a goalless draw at home to arch-rivals Manchester United. The top-of-the-table clash between England's two most decorated clubs never got close to fulfilling its billing, with the best quality on show being that from the Liverpool keeper, who twice denied Bruno Fernandes in the second half. Manager Jurgen Klopp's 200th Premier League match in charge - and his 100th at Anfield - will not live long in the memory, with a predictable seventh draw in the last 10 meetings between these sides.
Preparations for the Australian Open took another hit on Sunday as 25 more players were forced to self-isolate in hotel rooms in Melbourne, taking the total number up to 72. Britain’s Heather Watson is among the 47 players who had already been told they had to stay in their rooms for 14 days following positive tests for coronavirus on flights that had taken them to the country.
The defender scored his first Premier League goals for City in their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has said he will look to manage his squad's minutes over fears of more injuries and players burning out. Arsenal have felt the impact of that and for Thursday’s draw to Crystal Palace they changed a number of their starting XI. Kieran Tierney was forced to pull out hours before kick-off, while Pablo Mari was left out of the squad altogether.
Frank Lampard remains convinced that Timo Werner will rediscover his scoring form for Chelsea, despite the German’s barren run in front of goal. The summer signing has gone 10 Premier League games without a goal, and his only strike in any competition since early November came in the FA Cup thrashing of League Two Morecambe. Werner was left out of the starting line-up for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Fulham, but came off the bench to waste a glorious opportunity to seal the result late on.
Scott Parker hopes Fulham can avoid another last-minute shopping spree as he looks to sign a striker in this month’s transfer window. The Cottagers made 11 new signings in the summer, but several of them did not arrive until the Premier League season was well under way, with deadline day moves for Joachim Andersen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tosin Adarabioyo coming after Parker’s men had already lost their first four league games.
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Several Magpies players including captain Jamaal Lascelles have struggled after testing positive.
The Gunners recently lost Kieran Tierney and Pablo Mari to injury.
There have been many players who have gone to another level under David Moyes during his second spell at West Ham, but few have been as impressive as Angelo Ogbonna. The Italian has been outstanding since Moyes returned to the London Stadium last January, missing just two Premier League games - through injury - since the start of 2020 and playing every minute in the League so far this season. Moyes, as he often reminds everyone, is working to build a more solid and consistent West Ham side, and Ogbonna has been at the heart of that transformation.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United’s goalless draw at Anfield was an opportunity missed as the Premier League leaders failed to take advantage of the champions’ injury crisis. Liverpool had hoped to have Joel Matip back for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash on Merseyside, but the defender joined long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Homez on the sidelines.
Liverpool's top-of-the-table stalemate against Manchester United on Sunday was far from a disastrous result for the Premier League champions - but their lack of goals is becoming a big issue for Jurgen Klopp. While Klopp has been struck by a defensive injury crisis this season with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both out with long-term knee injuries, it is at the other end of the pitch where Liverpool have found it tough going of late. Liverpool and United battled to a goalless draw on Merseyside as the Red Devils remained top of the table - three points ahead of Klopp's men - with the champions failing to score in their last three League games.