Trending: Marseille's Patrice Evra sent off for Cantona-style kick on fan
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MARSEILLE: UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Patrice Evra after the Marseille defender aimed a kick at the head of one of the French club's supporters.
- Evra was sent off before his side's 1-0 Europa League loss to Guimaraes on Thursday after aiming a kick at a fan.
- Mourinho says he was "surprised" when he found out Chelsea had made Nemanja Matic available to buy in the summer.
- Romelu Lukaku says it is unfair to expect him to be perfect at this stage, telling Sky Sports: "You can't judge me as the finished article."
- He could cause an argument in an empty room but players are loyal to Mourinho. Fans respect him, too, and will love him more if he beats Chelsea, Andy Mitten writes.
- Beni Baningime scored 7/10 in Luke O'Farrell's player ratings, providing a rare bright spot.
- Everton defender Cuco Martina will travel back to Merseyside on Thursday after being released from hospital after suffering an injury in the loss to Lyon.
- Arsene Wenger says he will not adopt an ultra-defensive approach at Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, adding Arsenal "will not hide."
- Wenger says third-choice goalkeeper Matt Macey proved he belongs in the first team with his display against Red Star.
AC MILAN: Milan boss Vincenzo Montella laughed off the pressure on his job, saying he has been "watching my funeral for a while" after his side drew 0-0 with AEK Athens in the Europa League on Thursday.
- Montella scored 4/10 in Sumeet Paul's ratings.
CHELSEA: Cesc Fabregas says Chelsea players are not unhappy with the training regime of manager Antonio Conte, but are finding the hectic schedule challenging.
- How to explain Chelsea's subpar home form a season after winning 21 of 23 at Stamford Bridge? For starters, the Blues need more consistency at home, Phil Lythell writes.
- WATCH: Why can't Conte win in Europe?
TOTTENHAM: Hugo Lloris will be sidelined for at least two weeks after suffering an adductor injury in Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League win over Real Madrid.
- Harry Kane thinks Tottenham's victory over Real Madrid is great news for England, but says the national team also need to prove they can win big games.
REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo says he is not worried about his lack of goals this season and is convinced Real Madrid will soon turn things around.
- Zinedine Zidane is facing his toughest test yet with struggling Real Madrid, Rob Train writes.
- Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer hailed Clint Dempsey's big-game chops in the aftermath of his team's victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.
- The group leading Detroit's MLS expansion bid announced on Wednesday that it is bringing in the Ford family as co-owners, and that it will use NFL venue Ford Field as its home stadium.
MEXICO: Mexico will continue to pursue Monterrey's 18-year-old midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez, especially now that the United States has failed to qualify for the World Cup, the Mexican federation's director of national teams says.
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