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By the numbers: Messi's 51st hat-trick, Salah's long scoreless streak

Lionel Messi celebrates after putting Barcelona ahead 1-0 in their Champions League tie with Lyon.
Lionel Messi scored his 33rd La Liga hat-trick in the course of Barcelona's 4-1 win away to Real Betis.

There's Lionel Messi, and then there's the rest. The weekend's football in Europe seemed to suggest so, although one must put this helpful caveat: Juventus gave Cristiano Ronaldo the weekend off.

Here are the best numbers from the weekend:


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Lionel Messi scored his 33rd La Liga hat-trick in the course of Barcelona's 4-1 win away to Real Betis, also his 45th hat-trick for Barcelona across all competitions. He also has six hat-tricks for the Argentina national team, taking his overall tally in competitive...

Liverpool continue their high-wire act, international break comes at right time for Man United

Nick Miller recaps a topsy-turvy weekend, with Premier League and FA Cup quarterfinal action serving up another football feast.

Response of the weekend

For the last few months Liverpool have, in the Premier League at least, been sprinting along a tightrope. Sometimes they've kept a straight and steady course. Sometimes they've wobbled. Sometimes they've almost fallen off only to just about right themselves.

It must be a pretty stressful business watching them. They have lain bare their deficiencies...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must address Man United's loss of momentum

Wolves comfortably beat a listless Manchester United 2-1 at Molineux to move on to the semifinals of the FA Cup.

WOLVERHAMPTON, England -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earned all the praise he has received during his three months as Manchester United's caretaker manager and he has put himself in pole position to land the job on a full-time basis, but as his team were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves at a rain-soaked Molineux, it was clear the honeymoon is over.

Solskjaer is facing adversity for the first time and must find a way to come through it. With an international break meaning it will be two weeks before...

Anthony Martial 4/10, defence poor as Man United crash out of FA Cup vs. Wolves

Wolves comfortably beat a listless Manchester United 2-1 at Molineux to move on to the semifinals of the FA Cup.

WOLVERHAMPTON, England -- Manchester United were dumped out of the FA Cup by Wolves and have suffered back-to-back defeats since their incredible Champions League win at Paris Saint-Germain.

Second-half goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota earned the hosts a 2-1 win and a trip to Wembley for the semifinals. Marcus Rashford scored a late goal but it was nothing more than consolation on a night when United managed just two shots on target.

Positives

Romelu Lukaku was ruled out with a foot injury...

Man United's dual cup runs were inconceivable just three months ago

Speaking on 'That FA Cup Podcast' Steve Nicol and Paul Mariner preview Manchester United's quarterfinal tie at Wolves, live on ESPN+ on Saturday.
Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes give their early predictions of how the Champions League quarterfinals will pan out.
Man United coach Michael Carrick speaks to ESPN about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's impact since taking over as manager.

Let's put excitable thoughts of Manchester United versus Barcelona and a possible Champions League semifinal against FC Porto aside for a minute and think about Wolverhampton, venue for United's Saturday's FA Cup sixth-round game (3:55 p.m. ET, ESPN+).

For United, this season's FA Cup run is becoming as memorable as 1990, when Sir Alex Ferguson won his first trophy at the club. Then, every cup-tie victory seemed like a job saver for the manager, and every one of them was away from home. If United...

Champions League predictions: Barcelona to beat Man United? City to edge Spurs?

The draw for the Champions League quarterfinals has thrown up some classic ties as Europe's biggest clubs attempt to reach this season's final in Madrid.

Tottenham face Manchester City in an all-Premier League tie, while there are two heavyweight clashes between multiple winners with Ajax, conquerors of Real Madrid, facing Juventus and Manchester United taking on Barcelona.

Liverpool will believe they have one foot in the next round after being paired with FC Porto, but with the draw also mapping...