Le Paris Saint-Germain est déjà devant au score après seulement 9 minutes de jeu dans le match qui l’oppose à Troyes pour le compte de la 34e journée de Ligue 1. Le premier but du match est signé Kylian Mbappé.
Dans l’action offensive, Ruiz lance Vitinha sur le côté droit. Le centre du Portugais est détourné par Palmer-Brown et rebondit sur la transversale d’un Gallon surpris. Le ballon revient en jeu au deuxième poteau où se trouve Mbappé qui conclut facilement de la tête.
Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are working on a swap deal which would see England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, return to the Bundesliga club – with 24-year-old Netherlands forward Donyell Malen heading in the opposite direction. (Sport Bild – in German)
Chelsea are prepared to pay whatever it takes to sign striker 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli in January. (Football Transfers)
Manchester United are willing to sell 31-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)
United and Liverpool have joined a host of top clubs who are targeting Fulham’s Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha. (TeamTalk)
However, Bayern Munich are unlikely to make another approach for the 28-year-old Palhinha in January. (Sky Sports Germany – in German).
Tottenham will consider selling Brazil forward Richarlison, 26, in January amid interest from Saudi Arabia. (Football Insider)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions that the club will look to replace injured defender Joel Matip in the January transfer window. (Mirror)
Former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui is open to replacing under-pressure Steve Cooper as Nottingham Forest manager having recently rejected a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. (Talksport)
Aston Villa’s French midfielder Morgan Sanson, 29, wants to make his loan move to OGC Nice a permanent one. (Get France Football News)
Barcelona want £12.8m (15m euros) from Bayern Munich for France defender Clement Lenglet, with the 28-year-old interested in a move to Germany if Aston Villa are willing to cut short his loan deal given his lack of game time for the West Midlands club. (Sport – in Spanish)
West Ham are open to offers for Maxwel Cornet, 27, with the club ready to cut their losses on the Ivory Coast winger 15 months into his five-year contract. (Talksport)
AC Milan and Napoli face competition from several Premier League clubs for the signature of Monza’s Italian goalkeeper Michele di Gregorio, 26. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)
Manchester United are set to battle Manchester City for the signature of Lille’s French defender Leny Yoro, 18. (Mirror)
Newcastle United sporting director Dan Ashworth is a target for Manchester United to head up their new footballing department under Sir Jim Ratcliffe. (90min)
Barcelona are keen to sign Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 26, in January with the Nigerian international’s Foxes contract set to expire next summer. (Sport – in Spanish)
Cristiano Ronaldo marked the 1,200th professional match of his career by scoring one goal and assisting another for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
The 38-year-old tapped in Sadio Mane’s cross and later set up team-mate Otavio in a 4-1 win over Al-Riyadh.
Ronaldo thanked all those who have helped him reach the landmark – but added that he was “not done yet”.
The Portugal forward is the Saudi Pro League’s top scorer with 16 goals in 15 games this season.
Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton is acknowledged as holding the record for the most competitive professional appearances in the men’s game with 1,387.
The Saudi Pro League confirmed on social media that Ronaldo had reached the milestone and the player later posted on Instagram: “Three more points! Thankful to all my team-mates who helped me reach my 1,200th match. What a ride, but we’re not done yet.”
Ronaldo also marked his 1,000th senior appearance with a goal in February 2020, scoring for Juventus in Serie A.
In June, he became the first men’s player to make 200 international appearances when he featured for Portugal against Iceland, and he is also the top international goal scorer with 128 goals.
Among his club career appearance records, Ronaldo tops the list for all-time appearances in the Champions League (183), in which he represented Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
He also became the first player in history to score 800 top-level career goals when he surpassed that total playing for Manchester United in December 2021 and has since breached the 850-goal mark.
Al-Nassr remain second in the table, seven points behind leaders Al-Hilal.
Callum O’Hare scored his first Coventry City goals in more than 19 months as the Sky Blues comfortably beat Wayne Rooney’s Birmingham City at the CBS Arena.
The former Aston Villa midfielder cut in from the right to fire past John Ruddy on the half hour.
He then dribbled his way sideways across the box before slamming home the clinching second goal on 77 minutes.
It was a fifth successive away defeat for Blues boss Rooney, whose side have picked up just five points from his nine games in charge – and have not earned a single point on their travels since 19 August, two months prior to his appointment.
Although Blues were weakened at the back by injuries, it could have been worse but for a string of saves by keeper John Ruddy.
More to follow.
7BacunaBooked at 9mins
44AiwuBooked at 70mins
11MiyoshiSubstituted forBurkeat 70′minutes
19JamesBooked at 81mins
6BielikSubstituted forSunjicat 83′minutes
28StansfieldSubstituted forHoganat 70′minutes
10JutkiewiczBooked at 75minsSubstituted forDonovanat 83′minutes
17DembéléBooked at 56mins
Match ends, Coventry City 2, Birmingham City 0.
Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Birmingham City 0.
Attempt missed. Haji Wright (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Allen.
Attempt blocked. Juninho Bacuna (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romelle Donovan.
Foul by Jake Bidwell (Coventry City).
Romelle Donovan (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Offside, Coventry City. Milan van Ewijk is caught offside.
Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Bradley Collins.
Attempt saved. Romelle Donovan (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Buchanan.
Hand ball by Siriki Dembélé (Birmingham City).
Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Ben Sheaf.
Foul by Haji Wright (Coventry City).
Juninho Bacuna (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Milan van Ewijk.
Attempt saved. Oliver Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London Date: Sunday, 10 December Time: 12:30 GMT
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app
The Women’s Super League returns following the international break as the league’s top two sides face off on Sunday.
Second-place Arsenal welcome league leaders Chelsea to Emirates Stadium at 12:30 GMT with the chance to bridge the gap to their London rivals and you can watch live on the BBC.
Meanwhile, managers juggle the return of players from representing their respective nations and could Everton be forced to play with one defender?
Here are the key talking points before the weekend’s fixtures.
‘You don’t want to miss this game’
Jonas Eidevall’s Arsenal take on six-time WSL winners Chelsea on Sunday in what could ultimately be a crucial match in the title race.
Should Emma Hayes’ side secure victory they will have created a six-point gap between themselves and closest rivals Arsenal.
But a win for the Gunners at an almost sold-out Emirates could peg back Chelsea’s charge for a fifth consecutive title.
“We’re 2,000 tickets short of being sold out so let’s push – you don’t want to miss this game,” said Eidevall.
Both managers were keen to downplay the significance of the contest with Eidevall saying “the performance is always the focus” and Hayes said it is “business as usual” for her side.
“You can’t approach any game as bigger or smaller than another, you have to approach everything in exactly the same way,” said Hayes.
“Arsenal are an unbelievable counter attacking team. They are a team that have been together for a long period of time. They are a top team.”
Chelsea will be boosted by the return of Norway midfielder Guro Reiten, who was last season’s top assist-maker but has been out since October with an ankle injury.
Quick turnaround for England players after ‘difficult’ few days
It is a tight turnaround for players returning from international duty and getting back to club football, with England failing to reach the Nations League semi-final and, in turn, missing out on qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics on behalf of Team GB on Tuesday.
England beat Scotland 6-0 in their final group match but it was not by a sufficient goal margin to progress to the finals ahead of the Netherlands, who beat Belgium 4-0.
Manchester City host Aston Villa on Saturday at 12:30 GMT and manager Gareth Taylor said it had been a “difficult couple of days” for the England players.
“It impacted a lot of our players one way or the other,” said Taylor.
“I spoke to them about the experience and what they were feeling because it was really tough to watch.
“It’s obviously really disappointing that the players won’t be making the Olympics. That’s football and it’s really fine margins.”
Aston Villa manager Carla Ward said she had spoken to England and Villa striker Rachel Daly who was “gutted” about the result.
“Rach is a passionate person that takes a lot of pride in playing for her country,” said Ward.
“Of course it’s going to hurt but it’s not just Rach – if you forget the Olympics we’ve had an awful lot of players away playing for their countries and it’s different emotions you always have to manage when they come back in.”
One at the back?
Football managers like to try new things to get the best out of their team but when injury strikes it can be difficult to come up with solutions.
Everton boss Brian Sorensen was already dealing with injury problems before the international break with midfielder Lucy Hope and defender Elise Stenevik out with long-term injuries.
Now, several players have returned from representing their countries with fresh injury concerns, leaving the Danish boss questioning what formation he will have to play on Sunday when his side face West Ham.
“We have one defender basically,” said Sorensen. “It’s very frustrating. You’ll probably see a new formation – maybe a 1-6-3 formation and we’ll see how that goes,” he joked.
Denmark defender Katrine Veje rolled her ankle while playing in the Nations League while experienced midfielder Justine Vanhaevermaet came off with a foot injury while playing for Belgium, with both set to be out until after Christmas.
“It’s a significant amount of players we don’t have available. It is what it is. We have to deal with it,” said Sorensen.