|Gabriel Jesus move City into FA Cup final|
Manchester City move into the FA Cup final and a continuous chance for the quadruple this season after beating Brighton 1-0 thanks to an early strike from Gabriel Jesus. Having won the Carabao Cup in February, Pep Guardiola’s side will face either of Watford or Wolverhampton in the final of the FA Cup in the final weeks of the season.
This is the first time since 2013 where they lost to Wigan that City will reach a FA Cup Final. This final will be their 11th FA Cup final.
City have scored a total of 20 goals in the FA Cup so far this season, more than any other side.
Pep Guardiola is the first manager since Kenny Dalglish for Liverpool in 2011/12 to reach the final of both domestic English cups in the same season.
Gabriel Jesus has scored 12 goals in 15 Cup competition appearances this season compared to just six goals in 25 Premier League games.
|Lionel Messi with 335 La Liga win|
Barcelona get close to sealing the La Liga title after beating 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck late to secure all points and take their lead on the table to 11 points. Diego Costa was red-carded early in the first-half after he allegedly insulted the referee’s mother and this made life difficult for Atletico Madrid who could only defend throughout the game. Barcelona now have 73 points while Atletico Madrid have 62 points. Lionel Messi has now broken another record as he attains 335 La Liga wins, passing Iker Casillas who previously held the record.
|Karim Benzema scored a brace for Real Madrid|
Karim Benzema scored twice to rescue Real Madrid after coming from a goal down to defeat Eibar by 2-1. Real Madrid are 3rd with 60 points, two points behind Atletico Madrid who are second and 13 points behind leaders Barcelona with seven matches to go.
|Robert Lewandowski scored a brace for Bayern Munich|
Bayern Munich thrash Borussia Dortmund 5-0 to move to the top of the Bundesliga table. Robert Lewandowski scored a brace and further goals were scored by Mat Hummels, Javi Martinez and Serge Gnabry. Bayern now have 64 points while Borussia Dortmund have 63 points. This time in December, Dortmund led Bayern Munich by nine points.
Results in full…
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Burnley
Huddersfield 1-4 Leicester City
Newcastle 0-1 Crystal Palace
Manchester City 1-0 Brighton
Parma 0-0 Torino
Juventus 2-1 Milan
Sampdoria 0-1 Roma
Girona 1-2 RCD Espanyol
Real Madrid 2-1 Eibar
Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Valencia
Barcelona 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 RasenBallsport Leipzig
Schalke 04 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Hertha BSC 1-2 Fortuna Düsseldorf
VfB Stuttgart 1-1 1. FC Nürnberg
Wolfsburg 3-1 Hannover 96
Bayern München 5-0 Borussia Dortmund
Lyon 1-3 Dijon
Angers 3-3 Rennes
Guingamp 1-1 Monaco
Nimes 2-0 Caen
Amiens 2-2 Saint-Etienne
Matches continue today with the following fixtures…
Everton Vs Arsenal 2:05pm
Watford Vs Wolverhampton 4:00pm
Fiorentina Vs Frosinone 11:30am
Cagliari Vs SPAL 2:00pm
Udinese Vs Empoli 2:00pm
Inter ?? Atalanta 5:00pm
Lazio Vs Sassuolo 5:00pm
Napoli Vs Genoa 7:30pm
Deportivo Alaves Vs Leganes 11:00am
Getafe Vs Athletic Bilbao 1:00pm
Real Valladolid Vs Sevilla 3:15pm
Celta Vigo Vs Real Sociedad 5:30pm
Levante Vs SD Huesca 5:30pm
Real Betis Vs Villarreal 7:45pm
Augsburg Vs Hoffenheim 2:30pm
Borussia Mönchengladbach Vs Werder Bremen 5:00pm
Toulouse Vs Nantes 2:00pm
Reims Vs Lille 2:00pm
Nice Vs Montpellier 4:00pm
Paris Saint-Germain Vs Strasbourg 8:00pm
All time is in GMT+1….