What's trending: Benteke penalty debate rages on, Lionel Messi sparkles
Here are the latest stories from Monday.
- James Milner was saved by his heroic Liverpool teammates, who battled back following his red card to secure all three points at Palace, writes Steven Kelly in his player ratings.
- Benteke came off the bench to score an injury time penalty and reignite Liverpool's push for the top four, writes Tony Evans.
- Jurgen Klopp credited the impact of substitute Benteke after his 96th-minute spot kick snatched all three points at Selhurst Park.
- A rampant Messi was labelled "impossible'' to play against by Eibar coach Jose Mendilibar after the Argentina ace inspired Barcelona by creating "goals out of nothing."
- Messi and Luis Suarez didn't need striker partner Neymar in an easy win vs. Eibar that saw the MSN trio's goal tally reach 100 for the season. Player ratings.
MAN UNITED: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said referees needed to understand the character of players after midfielder Juan Mata was sent off for the first time in his career in the 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.
- Mata was sent off for two needless bookings as United's winning run ended at West Brom, writes Nick Ames.
- Mata has said he felt "hurt" after the first red card of his career and believed the decision was harsh.
- The two last team's standing in MLS were rusty at times and sharp in others in a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup that could preview this year's final too, writes Jeff Carlisle.
CHELSEA: John Terry is unlikely to be fit for the second leg of Chelsea's Champions League round-of-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain after making slow progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, Guus Hiddink has confirmed.
- Eva Carneiro wants a public apology from former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and no settlement between the parties is imminent, her barrister has said.
JUVENTUS: Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri criticised Paul Pogba's performance despite the Bianconeri's 2-0 defeat of Atalanta on Sunday, saying the star midfielder "basically stopped playing" after picking up a first-half yellow card.
NEWCASTLE: Steve McClaren says he expects Newcastle United to beat the drop regardless of whether he remains in charge amid reports the club is to decide on his future ahead of the meeting with Leicester.
Gianluigi Buffon has kept more Serie A clean sheets (69) since 2012/13 than any other goalkeeper. pic.twitter.com/nQz69FYcDT- Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 7, 2016
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