MADRID -- Three thoughts from the Wanda Metropolitano on Barcelona's 5-0 win over Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey.
1. Barca steamroll Sevilla to win fourth consecutive Copa in style
Barcelona's old guard turned on the style with Luis Suarez (two goals), Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta all on the scoresheet, as Sevilla were swept away 5-0 in Saturday evening's 2018 Copa del Rey final.
Barca's 30th Copa del Rey win -- and their fourth consecutive victory in the decider -- was among...
LONDON -- "Lads, it's Tottenham," is what Sir Alex Ferguson famously told his Manchester United players before a crucial game against the team that always seemed to collapse like a pack of cards. Those days of Tottenham flakiness and style over substance appeared to have become a thing of the past under Mauricio Pochettino, the Argentine coach who has transformed Spurs into force to be reckoned with since taking charge in 2014.
But as they threw away a 1-0 lead, and a lengthy period of dominance,...
LONDON -- Three thoughts from Wembley on Manchester United's 2-1 win over Tottenham in their FA Cup semi-final.
1. Herrera keeps United on course for silverware
It has been a strange season for Manchester United -- miles off the pace in the Premier League title race and dumped out of the Champions League by Sevilla in the round of 16, but Ander Herrera's second-half winner at Wembley ensured that Jose Mourinho's team can end the campaign with silverware in the FA Cup.
BURNLEY, England -- Three quick thoughts from Chelsea's 2-1 Premier League victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Thursday:
1. Morata misery continues as Chelsea win at Burnley
Alvaro Morata's Chelsea nightmare hit a new low at Burnley, with the struggling forward reacting petulantly to being substituted after appearing to blow his chance of starting in Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Southampton.
Although Chelsea maintained their faint hopes of catching Tottenham and securing a top-four finish...
BOURNEMOUTH, England -- Three points on Manchester United's 2-0 win vs. Bournemouth in the Premier League:
1. Pogba impresses as United get confidence boost
If a challenge had been laid down to Paul Pogba, the midfielder's 40-yard run and slide-rule pass that allowed Romelu Lukaku to seal this 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday might just have answered it to Jose Mourinho's satisfaction.
While other expensive stars took a rest, Pogba was put through almost 80 minutes of what was ultimately a routine...