Tottenham Hotspur will hold talks with their local Safety Advisory Group and the Football Association before any decision is taken on how many tickets Millwall receive for the FA Cup quarter-final tie between the clubs amid fears of trouble. The move came as Leicester City complained to the FA over the “abuse, provocation and intimidation” their fans suffered in the Cup defeat at Millwall on Saturday as home fans ran on to the pitch to celebrate the League One club’s victory. The draw for the last eight has rekindled memories of the last time Spurs met Millwall in a pre-season ‘friendly’ in 2001, when the two sets of fans fought running battles.
A roundup of Sunday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights… Barcelona 2-1 Leganes The Blaugrana were just minutes away from another disappointing result but Lionel Messi rescued his side on the brink of time with an opportune penalty kick. The Argentine attacker netted a brace on Sunday, which helped keep Barcelona within a point of league leaders Real Madrid at the top of Spain’s top flight. Messi entered his name on the scoresheet in the fourth minute before Unai Lopez equalized for the visitors in the 71st minute. The loss for Leganes keeps the club just two points above the relegation zone through 23 rounds of play. Real Sociedad 0-1 Villareal Samu Castillejo’s stoppage time winner kept
Pep Guardiola gets his next chance at European success when Monaco visits the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League’s Round of 16. It’s one of two Tuesday first legs, with big names like Fernando Torres, Javier Hernandez, and Antoine Griezmann all set to feature in the other. Manchester City vs. Monaco How they got here: Man City finished second to Barcelona in Group C, winning two of six matches, while Monaco won Group E over Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur, and CSKA Moscow. History: Tuesday will be the first meeting of Man City and Monaco. The plot: Pep Guardiola’s tenure at Bayern Munich saw him bounced at the semifinals of three-straight UCL tournaments, and his last