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FIFA WORLD CUP

The draw for the final round of CAF qualifiers was made and it set up some enthralling lineups.

They are:

Egypt v Senegal, Cameroon v Algeria, Ghana v Nigeria, DR Congo v Morocco, and Mali v Tunisia.

The first leg ties are scheduled for the end of March.

2021 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

Burkina Faso (after an epic penalty shootout) and Tunisia, who eliminated one of the favourites in Nigeria, both progressed into the quarter-finals.

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The early stages of the new CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup continued.

Including wins for Berkane, Pyramids, Enyimba, Cotonsport, and Sfaxien. 

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE   

The draw for the knockout phase was eventually made in Switzerland.

Among the highlights is the heavyweight clash between Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid.

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Dortmund v Rangers, Barcelona v Napoli, and Porto v Lazio are some of the matches in the February round of the Round of 16.

UEFA EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE

After the draw, Premier League Leicester will meet Danish side Randers in the knockout round.

And UEFA have ruled that Tottenham are no longer in the competition after they failed to fulfill their final group match against Rennes.

PREMIER LEAGUE

Saturday's EPL action featured only a draw for leaders Manchester City at Southampton.

But wins for Wolves, Newcastle, Aston Villa (at troubled Everton), and Manchester United, whose 1-0 defeat of West Ham moved them into fourth.

While on Sunday the possible title contenders, Liverpool (who beat Crystal Palace 3-1) and Chelsea (who exerted their usual dominance against Tottenham) also secured the maximum points.

LA LIGA

Second-placed Sevilla drew 2-2 at home to Celta Vigo while Atletico made up some ground by beating Valencia at the Wanda.

Then Real Madrid had to retrieve a two-goal deficit at home to Elche before also getting a draw.

SERIE A

Inter beat Venezia 2-1 to move clear of their city rivals AC Milan.

Who were held goalless by Juve at San Siro.

Napoli's 4-1 win allowed them to go joint-second.

LIGUE 1 

Marseille's 2-0 win at Lens on Saturday moved them into second.

Though they stay well adrift of PSG, 4-0 winners over Reims (helped by a Marco Verratti double)

BUNDESLIGA

Dortmund edged Hoffenheim 3-2 to stay reasonably close to leaders Bayern.

The Bavarians subsequently won 4-1 at Hertha to remain in control.

PRIMEIRA LIGA

Sporting's surprise home loss to Braga on Saturday means they're likely to slip further behind leaders Porto.

And they did after the Dragons beat Famalicao 3-1 the following day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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