- Manuel Pellegrini's goalkeeper gamble paid off handsomely for City against Liverpool, Tony Evans writes, while Vincent Kompany earned a 9/10 in David Mooney's player ratings.
- Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said he loves Manchester United too much to sign for Manchester City, despite Pep Guardiola agreeing to take charge at the Etihad Stadium.
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt "s---" after his side's loss to City, though he was encouraged by his team's play at times.
- Lucas Leiva is no longer a "makeshift" defender after a valiant effort at the back for the Reds at Wembley, writes David Usher.
BARCELONA: Barcelona battled back after going down a goal early in their match with Sevilla to secure a 2-1 win and maintain an eight-point cushion ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table.
- Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his team were in pole position to retain the La Liga title, but added his team's 34-match unbeaten run will mean nothing at season's end without the title.