Soccer

Liverpool

Liverpool must sort out their defensive complacencies

Liverpool saw their seven match unbeaten run come to a screeching halt at Anfield on Sunday afternoon when a Christian Benteke double helped Crystal Palace top the Reds 2-1. Benteke's brace canceled out what was another brilliantly taken free kick goal from Philippe Coutinho, who was one of the only Liverpool players to come away from the match with anything positive. Respectfully, Benteke didn't really celebrate either of his goals in front of his former club, but his intricate handshakes with fellow ex-Liverpool player Mamadou Sakho in the Palace technical area certainly rubbed some salt in the proverbial wound for Liverpool fans.
Marco Reus

Marco Reus on scoring streak for Borussia Dortmund since returning from injury

Marco Reus has scored in each of Borussia Dortmund's three matches across all competitions since returning from a muscle injury that had kept him sidelined for the past month and a half. He scored in their 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend, the mid-week 3-1 loss to AS Monaco in the Champions League, and Saturday's narrow 3-2 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. The goals against both Frankfurt and Monaco came from open play, whilst he hit the mark from the penalty spot against Monchengladbach, but Reus' reinsertion into Thomas Tuchel's lineup has certainly helped revamp Dortmund's spirits after a difficult two and half weeks.
Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimović blow could dent Manchester United’s Europa League and top four hopes

Zlatan Ibrahimović sustained a knee injury in the second half of Manchester United's 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals - Manchester United advanced to the semi, 3-2 on total aggregate. After assessments on the affected knee, the Manchester United medical staff have deemed it more than likely that Ibrahimović will miss the remainder of the season. This fresh injury blow to their star front man could put a serious dent in United's hopes of winning the Europa League, and/or finishing in the top four in the Premier League.
Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain: The next two weeks could make or break their season

The next two weeks are absolutely massive for Paris Saint-Germain in their pursuits of the remaining two domestic trophies; the Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France. They've already collected the Coupe de la Ligue title with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over AS Monaco back at the beginning of the month, but they'll certainly be hoping to collect the remaining two trophies given the nature of how they crashed out of the Champions League against Barcelona.
Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe deserves every bit of the praises he’s getting

Kylian Mbappe has been absolutely sensational for AS Monaco this season - there's simply no disguising that. The 18-year old Frenchman has taken the world by storm over the past nine and a half months, and has been a pivotal part of Monaco's success across all fronts this season - they're currently at the top of the Ligue 1 table. In Ligue 1, Mbappe has racked up twelve goals and has provided five assists in a campaign that's seen Monaco score the second-most goals of any team across Europe's top five leagues; Barcelona are the only team who have out-scored them.
Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet has been pivotal for Liverpool as of late

Simon Mignolet has been in fantastic form for Liverpool throughout the past couple of weeks, and has had a massive helping hand in their current seven-match unbeaten run. He'd been given quite a bit of stick earlier on in the season for some of his blatant blunders, but the Belgian international has been magnificent as of late and is proving why Jurgen Klopp has consistently backed him as Liverpool's number one keeper.
Marco Reus

Marco Reus returns from injury at a vital time for Borussia Dortmund

Marco Reus has spent the last month on the sidelines for Borussia Dortmund after sustaining a ruptured muscle fiber in his leg during the 6-2 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen back in March. Thomas Tuchel has revealed that his star winger is set to make his much-anticipated return on Saturday when Dortmund play host to Eintracht Frankfurt in the league. His return will come as welcoming news for Dortmund fans as their side need to finish out the season strong to finish in a Champions League position.
Leicester City

Leicester City are still in a good position despite 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid

Leicester City fared far better than most were anticipating on Wednesday evening in their 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals. Leicester had shocked the world when they overturned a 2-1 aggregate deficit to knock out Sevilla in the round of 16, having won the second leg at the King Power Stadium 2-0 thanks to goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton. With those heroics in mind, Craig Shakespeare's men will certainly have every belief that they can overturn the 1-0 deficit when Atletico travel to the King Power Stadium for leg two next week - it's sure to be an absolutely electrifying atmosphere from the Leicester fans.