United Arab Emirates
Game Details
7:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
South Africa
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AC Milan
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Derby County
Blackburn Rovers
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details


Google rip Spurs' defence apart

The Toe Poke

Roma's woes on display in Fiorentina draw

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Real Madrid, Manchester United battle for Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains the reported move of Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal, where the 24-year-old defender would prove to be a valuable additional to the Gunners' defence.

The winter window is now open, and that means the LIVE transfer blog swings back into action. Find out the latest news, gossip and deals here.

TOP STORY: Real, United to battle for Bilbao's Laporte

Manchester United have been linked with young Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane due to his struggles for first-team football at the Bernabeu. Even though Real Madrid have one defender struggling to find time, the Daily Mail reported this will not stop Los Blancos' rivaling Manchester United for...

 By Chris Wright

Google poke fun at Tottenham's "lackadaisical" defence

Tottenham fans who are aggrieved at the relatively hefty amount of goals their side are shipping lately might want to give Google's dictionary a bit of a wide berth at the moment.

Some jaunty scamp out there (and we're going to go out on a limb and suggest it may have been an Arsenal fan in Google's tech department) has altered the definition of the word "lackadaisical" on the search engine's auto-dictionary function in order to have a cheeky dig at Spurs' porous back four!

What happened to Steven Defour and Standard Liege's golden generation?

Steven Defour was sent off on his return to his old club as Standard Liege beat Anderlecht 2-0 in a heated Belgian Pro League encounter.

It would take a very hard heart indeed to not have sympathy for Steven Defour after his weekend. The Belgium midfielder has always been a forthright figure, to say the very least. If you skimmed a news summary noting that he had been sent off for kicking the ball into the crowd on his return to former club Standard Liege with his current team (and Standard's arch rivals) Anderlecht, you might have silently nodded in recognition to yourself.

There was a pretty major footnote, though. Defour was greeted...

 By Uli Hesse

Ten memorable Bundesliga post-winter-break match-days

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes his team are ready to continue their quest for a third straight Bundesliga title.

After 40 days, German league football finally resumes normal service on Friday. Here are 10 memorable end-of-winter-break Bundesliga matchdays:

1. Jan. 11, 1964: Even the mighty can fall

Subconsciously, fans, writers and probably even players in Germany believe that everybody is dealt a new hand during the winter break. No matter how terrible or how terrific you were in the first half of the season, it can all change once the league restarts after the turn of the year.

That's nonsense. The...

 By Alan Mtashar

Semifinal favourites Australia have to contain UAE's Omar Abdulrahman

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and Alan Mtashar preview the AFC Asian Cup semi-final clash between Australia and the United Arab Emirates, where Mtashar believes the Aussies should be wary of a tough task ahead.

Hosts Australia and the United Arab Emirates will meet in their maiden competitive match on Tuesday night in Newcastle to determine who will play South Korea in the Asian Cup final.

Tuesday's semifinal will feature two of the most exciting teams in this year's tournament. Both teams have come a long way since their uninspiring goalless friendly match in October last year.

United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Game Details

Australia enter the game as favorites after some electric displays in the group stage against Kuwait and Oman. The Socceroos...

 By Musa Okwonga

Solving Manchester United's current woes -- three practical solutions

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says it is vital for the club to win the FA Cup, which represents their best chance of silverware this season.

Manchester United are fourth in the Premier League, with the division's third-best defensive record conceding only 21 goals. They are still standing in the FA Cup following a gruesome weekend for most of their immediate rivals. According to Deloitte, they are due to have the biggest income in world football by 2017. Crisis, what crisis?

Well, there is no crisis, especially if you are a club that can spend 60 million pounds on a single player, as it did on Angel Di Maria in the summer. But there...