WOLVERHAMPTON, England -- Three quick thoughts from Chelsea's 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday.
1. Chelsea wobble but stay on track for double
Chelsea remain on track for a Premier League and FA Cup double, although they had far from their own way against a bold Wolves side at Molineux. A header by Pedro midway through the second half and a sharp late finish by Diego Costa sealed their place in the quarterfinals, but the home side, who had won at Liverpool...
MADRID -- Three quick thoughts from Real Madrid's 2-0 win in La Liga over Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu.
1. Much-changed Real stay in control of title race
La Liga leaders Real Madrid maintained their control of the title race as Alvaro Morata and Gareth Bale got the goals in Saturday afternoon's straightforward 2-0 win over Espanyol at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
HUDDERSFIELD, England -- Three thoughts from Huddersfield's 0-0 draw with Man City as the Championship side held them to a replay.
1. City struggle after eight changes
With both teams competing at the top of their respective divisions, a draw in this FA Cup fifth round was the last thing either wanted. But a draw they got, with Manchester City held to a 0-0 draw by the hugely impressive Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.
A suitable gap will have to be found in their respective schedules...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts from Manchester United's 3-0 Europa League win over St. Etienne at Old Trafford on Thursday.
1. Man United take comfortable lead to France
It may be an exaggeration to say everyone else in the Europa League is quaking in their boots, but Manchester United illustrated why they have been billed as one of the favourites to win the competition. A place in the round of 16 is theirs for the taking.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw off St. Etienne with his first...
GHENT, Belgium -- Three conclusions from Tottenham's 1-0 defeat at KAA Gent on Thursday in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32.
1. Spurs players not up for the cup
If Tottenham want to win the Europa League -- and their manager and captain are adamant that they do -- this was not the way to show it. Spurs' hopes of winning a first trophy since 2008 were dealt a significant blow with a 1-0 defeat to Belgian minnows KAA Gent, the lowlight of a dismal season in Europe.
MUNICH, Germany -- Two of the most predictable things in football happened in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening. Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben cut inside on his left foot and scored a trademark goal that nestled in the top corner, and Arsenal lost a Champions League knockout tie.
This was the movie "Groundhog Day" revisited, but what about the next most predictable thing in football? Don't forget the part where the Arsenal hierarchy look back on another season of underachievement with Arsene...