Women’s game between Atletico and Barcelona breaks record with a whopping 60,739 attendance

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona created history on Sunday by setting a new record for the highest attendance for a women’s football match at the club level.

A crowd of 60,739 football fans turned up at the Wanda Metropolitano to witness the top-of-the-table clash between the two Spanish giants.

The fixture has been piquing the interest of fans for some time now and the demand for tickets eventually forced Atletico to shift venues from the club’s training ground to accommodate all the supporters.

Goals from England international Toni Duggan sealed the tie 2-0 after Asisat Oshoala gave the visitors the lead in the first half.

The hosts came into the game with a 6 point lead at the top of the table but the Catalan club has now closed the gap at the summit of the division to just 3 points to set up an exciting end to the season.

The fixture marks another significant milestone for women’s football after the Copa del Rey clash between Atletico and Athletico Bilbao enticed more than 40,000 supporters in January.

While the 1999 world cup World Cup final between the United States and China remains the most attended fixture in women’s football, the recent upsurges in attendance in Spain is definitely an encouraging sight for the beautiful game.

The milestone has been celebrated by fans and players alike with goal scorer Duggan tweeting her happiness at having found the net in front of the record attendance.

The footballing world has been talking about the feat on various social media platforms and fans of the beautiful game will be surely hoping for similar attendances on a regular basis in the near future.

Victor Lindelof showing his Portuguese roots with a foul-mouthed rant towards the Wolves players

Manchester United crashed out of the FA Cup following a demoralising 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers here at the Molineux stadium.

Both the Wolves forward managed to get their names on the scoresheet before Marcus Rashford pulled one back in the dying moments.

After a very frustrating first half, both teams came out all guns blazing in an attempt to break the deadlock.

And it was home side who managed to get their noses in the front through Raul Jimenez thanks to some silly defending.

Jimenez’s striking partner Diogo Jota soon managed to double the lead, this time thanks to a howler by Luke Shaw.

Things started to get heated soon after as the away side started pressing desperately for an equaliser.

But Wolves did manage to break free on a number of occasions and during one such occasion, Victor Lindelof came in hard on Diogo Jota.

The match referee Martin Atkinson took no time to give 24-year old Swedish international marching orders by showing him a straight red card.

However, the VAR came to the rescue of the young defender and overruled the red card decision to convert it into a yellow.

And while both the teams were waiting for the VAR to make the decision, Lindelof seemed to be engaged in a rather heated face-off with the Wolves bench.

The defender appeared to be hurling foul content towards the Wolves bench in Portuguese which according to some major news agencies, means ” Go f**k yourself, son of a b***h.

Have a look at the footage here.

The Swedish international spent three seasons in Portugal during his tenure at Benfica and may have chosen the language over English to target the Wolves bench dominated by a number of Portuguese players.

There are no words from the FA on whether they are going to initiate disciplinary actions against Lindelof but if they do and the allegations turn out to be true, the Swedish international may end up serving some very stern punishments.

(Video) Throwback to the time Willian brutally trolled Spurs fans by showing the champions badge on his Chelsea kit

To say Chelsea vs Tottenham has been eventful in recent years will be a massive understatement with the fixture having seen it all, from all-out brawls between players to some stunning goals and has rarely failed to live up to the billing in recent memory.

One player who has definitely been in the thick of it is Brazilian winger Willian, who has put in some wonderful derby performances since arriving on English shores and scored a cracking free kick during Chelsea’s FA cup victory over the Lilywhites in 2017.

While he might not be getting much love from the Stamford Bridge faithful at the moment, the Brazilian definitely scored some major points with the Blues supporters during the 2016 edition of the derby.

Even as his side were trailing, Willian still managed to pull of a cheeky dig at their rivals when he reminded Spurs fans about their lack of silverware by cheekily pointing out the golden champions badge on his sleeves after receiving some stick from them for his clash with Danny Rose.

Chelsea fans will definitely love to see more of this on Saturday! Check out the incident below :

While the Brazilian was rumoured to have been extremely close to joining Tottenham before arriving at Stamford bridge in 2013, his gestures clearly seem to suggest that he doesn’t hold the club in high regard and this throwback video should definitely get both sets of fans pumped up for the derby on Saturday.

(Video) Sky Sports reveals the hierarchy at Leeds United admire Marco Silva

No respite for Leeds United fans these days as the bad run of form has now seen the club sack Thomas Christiansen from the managerial position.

There’s a sense of dread looming as the club has sacked another manager with very little time under him, an aspect quite reminiscent of the Massimo Cellino days.

That being said, some interesting names have been thrown into the mix for the vacant managerial spot and none will excite fans more than Marco Silva.

Silva was sacked by Watford last month and Sky Sports suggests that the Leeds board are big admirers of the Portuguese.

The fans though, would be hoping that whoever comes in, drops a few players who have been below standard to make them realise they’re not a guaranteed starters, something which was not quite happening under Thomas Christiansen.

Check out the report from Sky Sports below –

(Footage) Tottenham fans absolutely loved this show of arrogance from Harry Kane last night

Premier League & Champions League defences beware as the world class superstar at Tottenham Hotspur is developing a bit of arrogance.

Harry Kane showed the kind of confidence he nowadays carries with himself as the forward delivered a cheeky message for the cameras after making sure Spurs went away with a point after his penalty resulted in a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

As the Englishman was leaving the pitch after the full time whistle at Anfield, Kane turned towards the camera following him and said: “You can’t give me two tries.”

Needless to say, the Spurs fans absolutely loved the cheek from Kane, check out a video of the incident below –

(Video) Phil Jones’ game-changing tackle to deny Stoke a certain goal last night

Manchester United maintained their 2nd spot in the points table after a convincing 3-0 win against Stoke City at Old Trafford last night.

It wasn’t all smooth riding though and the game could have been completely different had Phil Jones not put his body on the line to deny Stoke City a certain goal, which would have made the scoreline 1-1 in the first half.

The English defender with another one of his classic saves last night, check it out below –

(Video) Liverpool fans are getting all warm & fuzzy at the thought of Van Dijk playing long balls at Mo Salah

Much delight for Liverpool fans as the Reds finally agreed  a £75 million agreement with Southampton regarding Virgil van Dijk yesterday.

The confirmation ends almost a year of speculation and has Reds fans salivating at the prospect of seeing the Dutch star at the center of their defense from January.

While fans have already been drooling over the 26-year-old’s defensive abilities for some time now, clips circulating on Twitter showcasing his impressive long range passing abilities has now added to the excitement surrounding the player.

Van Dijk may give an additional dimension to Liverpool’s attack especially with his trademark diagonal balls which can unleash speed demon Mo Salah to devastate opposition defences.

With the transfer finally done and dusted reds fans can stop speculating and will be hoping to finally see the star defender in club colors as soon as possible.

Check out some of the clips which shows how Van Dijk make Salah even more deadly –

(Video) Everton youngsters sticking together during a kerfuffle against Swansea

Wayne Rooney missed one and scored one from the spot as Everton’s resurgence under Sam Allardyce continued with a thumping 3-1 win over the Swans yesterday.

Between the two Rooney penalties the crowd at Goodison also got to witness a thumping effort by former Swansea player Gylfi Sigurðsson as the Blues came in from behind to secure all three points.

With the home crowd delighted with the resolute display from the old guard, the young guns also stepped in to remind everyone that the future of Goodison park is in capable hands.

A foul by youngster Jonjoe Kenny on Swansea’s Leroy Fer sparked a mini brawl late in the game with both sets of players getting involved and Everton fans were delighted to see a host of young players coming in to back one of their own.

Check out the incident below –

(Video) Inch-perfect slide tackle from Liverpool’s Joe Gomez during his brilliant performance v Brazil

As much as England owed their 0-0 draw with Brazil to a resolute all round team performance, it is impossible to ignore the standout performance of young Joe Gomez.

The Liverpool defender who has been making waves at club football this season, marked his first international start with a very impressive performance against the offense-heavy Brazilians.

Gomez was outstanding at the back tirelessly putting in the work and the tackles to ensure another clean sheet for the Three Lions.

Gomez also provided what was one of the more exciting moments of the match when he executed an inch-perfect sliding tackle on Paulinho that just about epitomised his unreal passion and desire for the game. Check it out below –

(Video) A West Ham fan spotted having an episode after Ox’ goal during 4-1 Liverpool win

It is often said in football that you’re at your most vulnerable right after you score. The age-old football adage once more came true to cruelly haunt the Hammers and their fans in their home fixture against Liverpool last week.

Granted West Ham weren’t particularly dominating when they halved the deficit to 2-1, yet the capitulation of the Hammers defense right after the goal from Manuel Lanzini perfectly summed up how quickly things can change in football both on and off the pitch.

A video taken by a West Ham fan captured the entire episode of the Hammers faithful rising in ascendancy following the Lanzini goal and the pure utter despair following the Liverpool goal after just 60 seconds.

The lighting quick goal from Liverpool which effectively ended the contest had the West Ham fans in the video swearing, headbanging and just about completely losing it all.

Check out the video below –