Just short of 63 hours will have elapsed between the end of Arsenal's Europa League clash against Cologne on Thursday and Sunday's Premier League encounter with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
But for the unprecedented numbers of Cologne supporters in London for the group game at the Emirates, which led to a one-hour kick-off delay, Arsene Wenger's players would have had the benefit of an extra 60 minutes recuperation time before a crucial game in their league campaign -- not that the additional hour...
Apparently, Harry Kane has to prove himself. Shortly after scoring twice in Tottenham's 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, talk turned to what he has to do in order to prove he's world class.
"He could have to leave Spurs to become that top, top world class Robert Lewandowski-type player," said Phil Neville, commentating for BBC Radio. "If Spurs maintain being a top-four team, that will not be good enough.
"I think he needs to be challenging for the Ballon d'Or. I think he needs to...
The three German teams' results in the Champions League ran the whole gamut of outcomes -- a win, a draw and a defeat -- but only one club found unhappiness in a resoundingly positive scoreline.
Bayern Munich's 3-0 victory over an Anderlecht side that spent almost the entire match with one man down threw up all sorts of uncomfortable questions about Carlo Ancelotti's regime. It provided deeply unsettling answers.
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, suffered a 3-1 away defeat at the...
With the first games in the group stage complete, Nick Ames picks the best Champions League XI -- with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Harry Kane among those making the cut.
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Goalkeeper: Alisson (Roma)
Roma were on the rack at home to Atletico Madrid and were bailed out on a number of occasions by Alisson, who showed exceptional positioning and reflexes to deny Saul Niguez, Lucas Vietto and Angel Correa among others. Defeat would have been extremely damaging...
After previously winning just one out of 11 matches at Wembley, Tottenham picked a good time to arrest their run of disappointing results at the national stadium as they got their Champions League campaign off to a winning start.
Solo goals from Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane sandwiched a 20-yard strike from Andriy Yarmolenko inside the first 15 minutes against Borussia Dortmund -- and Kane then struck the killer blow on the hour mark to secure an invaluable 3-1 victory.