LISBON, Portugal -- Only time will tell how long Manchester United will be without Marcus Rashford, following the knee injury sustained by the forward moments after his decisive goal in the 1-0 Champions League victory over Benfica in Lisbon, but Jose Mourinho will be praying that it is a brief spell on the sideline.
Not for the first time in European competition, Rashford delivered when it mattered for United, and so did Mourinho, with his free-kick winner in the Estadio da Luz courtesy of a...
LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea and Roma played to a 3-3 draw in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
1. Chelsea and Roma share six-goal thriller
Champions League group games can be rather staid affairs, the inconsequentiality of many rendering them box-ticking exercises. That was quite emphatically not the case at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, when Chelsea and Roma drew a pulsating game 3-3 in which both teams held the lead and threw it away.
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from the Etihad on Manchester City's 2-1 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.
1. City ride out Napoli's revival
It began with Manchester City destroying an opponent in the manner that has become habitual in English football. Napoli, currently top of Serie A, scoring goals at a rate not seen for decades, were being put to the sword, and swiftly, behind strikes from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.
Here are three snap thoughts from a damp Bernabeu as it finishes Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham in Tuesday evening's Champions League Group H clash.
1. Tottenham get deserved point at Bernabeu
Champions League royalty Real Madrid were matched step-by-step by young pretenders Tottenham in Tuesday's 1-1 Group H draw at the Bernabeu. Raphael Varane's own goal under pressure from Harry Kane gave the Premier League side a shock lead midway through the first half, and Cristiano Ronaldo equalised from the...
MARIBOR, Slovenia -- Three thoughts on Liverpool's 7-0 win vs. Maribor in the Champions League.
1. Goals flow for Liverpool
A result like this has been coming for a long time and Liverpool's run of just one win in their last eight games was emphatically ended with the club's best-ever away win in Europe. For the first time in a while, Liverpool's shots total - 26 -- produced a respectful number of goals.
September and the start to October was blighted by wastefulness, costing valuable points...
LONDON -- Martin Ling, Leyton Orient's newly installed director of football, found a quiet gap between the filling stands at Victoria Road. His O's had made the short bus trip to visit Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday, two National League sides drawn to begin their pivotal FA Cup campaigns against each other. For Ling, the prospects were twice nervy. His son, Sam, was starting for the Daggers.
Sam, only 20, still lives at home, and it had been a little quiet around the house before the East...