Barcelona youngster Jordi Mboula pulled off a breathtaking goal midweek against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Youth League quarterfinals, and he looked like Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez during it. This extraordinary goal sees him with some Neymar flair to break free down the right, then some Messi speed and skill to get inside, and then a Suarez-like finish into the far side. Take a look. La cadencia de Leo Messi, el regate de Neymar Jr. y la potencia de Luis Suarez, ¡en uno solo! 😮 😮 😮 Brilliant. And he is only 17. The Spanish winger, also of Congolese heritage, has been with Barca’s youth teams since 2010. He has six goals in seven matches in the UEFA Youth League, and if he keeps
The numbers tell the story, where Juan Mata is concerned. It is why he suddenly finds himself a crucial component of Jose Mourinho’s plans for Sunday’s League Cup final against Southampton. The very notion of joining a line of players walking out behind Mourinho at Wembley was once unthinkable, given the way that the manager saw him off Chelsea’s premises two years ago, and facing Southampton carries particularly searing memories where he is concerned.
Mauricio Pochettino has claimed it will take him just 50 seconds to know whether or not Tottenham Hotspur will stage a Europa League fightback at Wembley on Thursday night. The national stadium is sold out for the game against Gent, who lead Spurs by a single goal after last week's first leg in Belgium, with manager Pochettino aware that a positive start at Wembley will be crucial.