Europa League group stage: Villarreal v Rangers Venue: El Madrigal Dates: 20 September Time: 17:55 BST Coverage: Listen to BBC Radio Scotland and follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport Scotland website Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been deprived of 668 days of his career during an agonising two years in which he had
Bolton defender Stephen Darby has announced his retirement from football, aged 29, after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. The full-back last played in December. “I would like to ask for privacy at this time so I can adjust to the battle I have ahead and that I can spend time with those closest to
A goal is a goal is a goal is a goal, right? Well, yes, apart from when it’s an away goal in a drawn two-legged European tie. Introduced by Uefa in the 1960s, the away goals rule provides a winner in ties that end level by assigning greater value to goals scored by visiting sides.
After a summer of World Cup thrills and big money transfers, a significant change to the group stages of the Champions League may have slipped under your radar. Two games per day will kick-off at 17:55 UK time, and there’s also been a change to the later matches with all the others starting at 20:00.
The anthem, the global superstars, the evening football to base your working week around. The Champions League main tournament returns on Tuesday, 115 days after Gareth Bale’s double for Real Madrid helped them beat Liverpool in the 2017-18 final. It starts with a bang, with several big matches in this week’s opening round. Here are
Glenn Murray struck a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton came from two goals down for the second consecutive game to earn a dramatic point at Southampton. Murray’s fourth goal in five games came when referee Anthony Taylor ruled James Ward-Prowse had shoved Shane Duffy. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s 35-yard strike had given Southampton a half-time lead, before Danny
The 2019 Champions League final will be held in Madrid, a city which has dominated the competition in recent years. Real Madrid have lifted the trophy in four of the past five seasons – and the past three in succession – while city rivals Atletico have appeared in two of the past five finals. But,
Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after being sent to the stands at Rotherham. Lampard was shown a red card after arguing with officials in the 77th minute of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat. The 40-year-old was protesting against a handball decision, having earlier seen midfielder Tom Lawrence
Chelsea and Liverpool maintained their unbeaten starts and Manchester City won again to remain two points behind the Premier League pacesetters. Manchester United dug deep to secure a much-needed victory at Watford, while Arsenal beat Newcastle at St James’ Park. Elsewhere, Bournemouth defeated Leicester in a six-goal thriller, Crystal Palace won at Huddersfield, while on
Media playback is not supported on this device Wilfried Zaha gets fouled. A lot. The Crystal Palace winger was one of the five most-fouled players in the Premier League last season, and it is a trend that has continued into the new campaign. Mathias Jorgensen’s yellow card-worthy challenge during the Eagles’ 1-0 win at Huddersfield