Chelsea defeats Liverpool in WSL, leads the league by 6 points.
The most successful team in the English Women’s Super League is Chelsea, winning six league titles with three of them being consecutively. Their title defense this season has been close to perfect, drawing one and winning six of seven league games. In big clash against Liverpool this weekend, Chelsea obliterated the Merseyside team 5-1 with Lauren James scoring a memorable hat trick. They now move six points clear of Arsenal who are second-place in the WSL standings.
France beats Gibraltar 14-0 in record-breaking Euro qualification game.
As they defeated Gibraltar, France won 14-0 to earn the biggest ever win in a European qualification game on Saturday night. A hat trick from Kylian Mbappe inspired a record-breaking night where the Les Bleus broke Germany’s 13-0 record against San Marino in 2006 for the 2008 Euro qualification. With a brace, Olivier Giroud extended his record as the national team’s highest goal scorer with 56 goals and the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jonathan Clauss and Kingsley Coman were also on the scoresheet. With seven wins out of seven in the Group B, France have qualified for the upcoming Euros ahead of their final qualification game against Greece later on Tuesday.
Giannis’ 40 points powers Milwaukee Bucks to a thrilling win over Mavericks.
In a strong show out among superstars, Milwaukee Bucks ended the Dallas Mavericks’ four-game road trip with a 132-125 win. Bucks duo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard recorded another double-double with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 27 points, 12 assists in 38 minutes each. Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic also recorded 39 and 35 points respectively. With four consecutive wins, the Milwaukee Bucks now improve to 9 wins and 4 loses through 13 games this season and are now the third seed in the Eastern conference.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's 40 PTS and 15 REB powers the @Bucks to the thrilling win over the Mavericks!
Damian Lillard: 27 PTS, 12 AST
Kyrie Irving: 39 PTS, 6 AST pic.twitter.com/adMHRlYJMl
— NBA (@NBA) November 19, 2023
Fabio Quagliarella officially retires from football at age 40.
Serie A legend, Fabio Quagliarella has officially announced his retirement after 21 years of professional football. The 40 year old striker played across Sampdoria, Udinese, Torino, Juventus, Fiorentina, Chieti and Ascoli, scoring 238 club goals and another 8 in 29 appearances with Italy. In an official statement, the striker explained that he is forced to stop playing the game he loves because his physical condition was not good enough to let him play. Quagliarella won three league titles and two Italian Super cups with Juventus and also won the 2018/2019 Serie A Golden boot with 26 goals whilst playing for Sampdoria.
🇮🇹👋 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 | Fabio Quagliarella (40) has retired from football!
717 pro apps, 238 goals, 62 assists + 6 trophies.
"I'm forced to stop playing. I'm a free agent, but, I am in an unacceptable physical condition to be able to return to the field." (Sky Italia) pic.twitter.com/xFRbWewE1w
— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) November 19, 2023
New UEFA Champions League format set to increase games per season.
Ahead of the 2024/2025 season, UEFA has introduced a new format for the prestigious Champions league competition. The new format is set to feature 36 teams in a single table and each team playing eight games, all against different opponents. Afterwards, the top eight teams will proceed to the last 16 stage. This format is set to increase games per season to 65-75 (including international matches). This has caused huge uproar among football fans who believe that the UEFA body is more interested in amassing money with little or no care for the potential health hazards that this might pose to players.
🚨😳| With the new UEFA Champions League format, players will have to play between 65 to 75 matches per season (including International Duty). pic.twitter.com/Ap74Dmqv6o
— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) November 18, 2023