In the past, when faced with adversity in the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City could do little more than wilt and crumble as their European dreams when up in smoke year after year, typically in embarrassing and/or heartbreaking fashion. On Tuesday, when faced with 2-1 and 3-2 deficits late into the second half of their round-of-16 first leg against Monaco, deja vu was quickly setting in for anyone who’s followed Man City’s rise from middling afterthought to mega-rich conglomerate with aspirations of world domination. Then, something strange (based on years of recent history) happened: Sergio Aguero fired City back to level at 2-2 in the 58th minute. Sure, more shocking defending saw the
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has suggested he will be looking for a move away from the Bernabeu at the end of the season. The Spaniard, who provided the two assists in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday, completed his first full match since October last weekend. But Isco, who turns 25 this year, is determined not to waste away his career in football. “I am calm with my future, but I am worried about having minutes,” Isco told beIN Sports, as quoted by Spanish newspaper Marca. “A player’s career is short, so by the end of the season I will make a decision because it is my future that is at stake.” Real manager Zinedine Zidane has a settled midfield-three in Casemiro, Toni Kroos and
The latest step of Lincoln City’s remarkable FA Cup journey could be a dream trip to face Arsenal at the Emirates after the non-league outfit were drawn against the winners of Monday's clash between Arsene Wenger’s side and Sutton United. The quarter-final draw was greeted with wild celebrations by hundreds of supporters at Lincoln’s Sincil Bank stadium, where manager Danny Cowley described it as a “win-win” and admitted he “feels like we are going to wake up at any moment”. Lincoln became the first non-league team in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals after a late header from Sean Raggett secured victory over Premier League side Burnley on Saturday.