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Trending: Marseille's Patrice Evra sent off for Cantona-style kick on fan

Friday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

MARSEILLE: UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Patrice Evra after the Marseille defender aimed a kick at the head of one of the French club's supporters.

Evra was sent off before his side's 1-0 Europa League loss to Guimaraes on Thursday after aiming a kick at a fan. 

MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho told reporters in Madrid "the case is closed" after he paid a fee to settle accusations of tax fraud.

- Mourinho says he was "surprised" when he found out Chelsea had made Nemanja Matic available to buy in the summer.

- Romelu Lukaku says it is unfair to expect him to be perfect at this stage, telling Sky Sports: "You can't judge me as the finished article."

- He could cause an argument in an empty room but players are loyal to Mourinho. Fans respect him, too, and will love him more if he beats Chelsea, Andy Mitten writes.

- WATCH: How far can McTominay go at Man United?

EVERTON: Managerless Everton crashed out of the Europa League with two Group E games left to play as they were beaten 3-0 at Lyon.

- Beni Baningime scored 7/10 in Luke O'Farrell's player ratings, providing a rare bright spot.

- Everton defender Cuco Martina will travel back to Merseyside on Thursday after being released from hospital after suffering an injury in the loss to Lyon.

ARSENAL: Santi Cazorla hopes to return to action in January after undergoing eight operations in the space of a year following severe right ankle injury complications.

- Arsene Wenger says he will not adopt an ultra-defensive approach at Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, adding Arsenal "will not hide."

- Wenger says third-choice goalkeeper Matt Macey proved he belongs in the first team with his display against Red Star.

AC MILAN: Milan boss Vincenzo Montella laughed off the pressure on his job, saying he has been "watching my funeral for a while" after his side drew 0-0 with AEK Athens in the Europa League on Thursday.

- Montella scored 4/10 in Sumeet Paul's ratings.

CHELSEACesc Fabregas says Chelsea players are not unhappy with the training regime of manager Antonio Conte, but are finding the hectic schedule challenging.

- How to explain Chelsea's subpar home form a season after winning 21 of 23 at Stamford Bridge? For starters, the Blues need more consistency at home, Phil Lythell writes.

- WATCH: Why can't Conte win in Europe?

- WATCH: Drinkwater says Mourinho knows how to get results.

TOTTENHAMHugo Lloris will be sidelined for at least two weeks after suffering an adductor injury in Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League win over Real Madrid.

Harry Kane thinks Tottenham's victory over Real Madrid is great news for England, but says the national team also need to prove they can win big games.

REAL MADRIDCristiano Ronaldo says he is not worried about his lack of goals this season and is convinced Real Madrid will soon turn things around.

- Zinedine Zidane is facing his toughest test yet with struggling Real Madrid, Rob Train writes.

MLS: Clint Dempsey scored twice as the Seattle Sounders beat the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second leg of their Western Conference semifinal on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.

- Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer hailed Clint Dempsey's big-game chops in the aftermath of his team's victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.

The group leading Detroit's MLS expansion bid announced on Wednesday that it is bringing in the Ford family as co-owners, and that it will use NFL venue Ford Field as its home stadium.

MEXICOMexico will continue to pursue Monterrey's 18-year-old midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez, especially now that the United States has failed to qualify for the World Cup, the Mexican federation's director of national teams says.

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