Damage limitation, and a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey, will be the prize if Barcelona beat Valencia on Saturday as their rejuvenated opponents eye a final flourish to their remarkable comeback season.
Inter Milan took a crucial step towards securing Champions League football by beating 10-man Chievo Verona 2-0 in Serie A on Monday. Inter moved back into third spot in Serie A, a point above Atalanta, which occupies the final Champions League qualifying berth.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer possesses the qualities necessary to restore Manchester United as a genuine title contender, according to departing midfielder Anders Herrera. The 29-year-old Spanish international — who has been linked to a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe will be out for four weeks and Edinson Cavani for three weeks after both came off injured in a Ligue 1 match against Toulouse on Sunday, the French champions have confirmed.
Many similarities but a world of contrasts separate Al Ittihad and Al Hilal as the former play hosts in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.
Al Wahda, under new coach Maurice Steijn, will face Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Champions League Round of 16 on Sunday, before hosting the return leg the following week.
Sharjah sealed the Arabian Gulf League title after earning a tough 3-2 win over Al Wahda in the penultimate matchweek of the campaign at Khalid Bin Mohammed Stadium on Wednesday night.
Al Wahda and Al Ain have sealed their qualification to the 2019/2020 AFC Champions League, while Al Jazira dropped to fifth place to miss out on next season’s Champions League.
Both the Champions League and Europa League titles this season will be going to clubs from England. While Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will be vying for Europe’s blue riband club football completion in Madrid come June 1, it will be Chelsea and Arsenal who will figure in the Europa final in Baku.