Lynn Williams didn’t take long to make an impact in her USWNT debut. Because Lynn Williams took just 50 seconds to score her first national team goal. In a highly experimental game for head coach Jill Ellis, who fielded a three-woman back line and gave five players their debuts, the U.S. dominated but didn’t convert all of its possession and shots until Williams stepped into the fray.
Neither an error, nor a series of them, is going to change Pep Guardiola‘s philosophy when it comes to goalkeeping. The Manchester City boss famously sent Joe Hart packing earlier this season and brought in Chilean backstop Claudio Bravo, who has not inspired at the Etihad Stadium despite his pedigree. And the friendly confines of the Camp Nou didn’t change anything for Bravo on Wednesday, as the ex-Barcelona goalkeeper made a critical gaffe outside the 18 to take a red card in Barca’s 4-0 win in the UEFA Champions League. Guardiola called Bravo’s error “part of the game”, and added this: As for the rest of the game, Guardiola feels the same way we did: City weren’t four goals worse than Barcelona,
Mesut Ozil celebrates the second of his three goals against Ludogorets. For Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, something feels a bit different this season. A 6-0 destruction of Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday has Arsenal level on points with Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group A, but the remaining head-to-head fixture against the French champions will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London.