These were the moments that Manchester City paid £55 million for. Kevin De Bruyne was decisive in the win over Southampton, first in scoring the opening goal, then providing the delicious assist that supplied Aleksandar Kolarov the chance to make it 3-1 and kill off the challenge of a dangerous, resurgent Southampton.
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Manchester United's 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on matchday five in Champions League Group B.
1. Sterile United near the exit
Manchester United's dullness is starting to be damaging. A stalemate with PSV Eindhoven means they probably need to beat Wolfsburg in Germany if they are to remain in the Champions League. In one sense, little happened at Old Trafford. In another, United made life far more difficult for themselves.
TURIN, Italy -- Three thoughts on Man City's 1-0 defeat at Juventus in their UEFA Champions League group stage clash:
1. Man City fail to show progress in Juve loss
Manchester City were already through to the Champions League round of 16 before Wednesday night's 1-0 defeat to Juventus but now they will have to rely on an eliminated Sevilla beating the Italians in a couple of weeks to help them finish atop Group D. Finishing second, and thus potentially facing some of the biggest hitters in the...
Three thoughts on Chelsea's 4-0 win at Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League on Tuesday.
1. Another false dawn for Chelsea?
Back-to-back wins for Chelsea again at last, but also back to so many of the themes and discussions of this season.
That is the one big caveat to this otherwise-comfortable and convincing 4-0 win over 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv: They were still dependent on two set pieces to get them going -- the second, of course, coming from another Willian direct free kick -- and still...