Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde insisted he is unconcerned over Levante's official complaint regarding their selection of Chumi in the first leg of their Copa del Rey clash.

Manuel Pellegrini admitted West Ham would consider selling Marko Arnautovic if the price is right.

Atletico Madrid have confirmed midfielder Saul Niguez sustained a thigh injury in the Copa del Rey match with Girona on Wednesday.

Ousmane Dembele's brace and a second-half goal from Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona beat Levante 3-0 at Camp Nou, as they comfortably overturned a first-leg deficit to progress to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.

Jamaica international Omar Gordon has joined USL Championship club OKC Energy in a move away from Jamaican Premier League club Montego Bay United.

The 27-year-old striker is fresh from completing a loan spell at USL Western Conference team San Antonio where he made a solid impression.  Gordon scored six goals in seven appearances and notched four assists.

Locally, Gordon made a measurable impression with 125 appearances for Montego Bay United, a club he joined in 2011.  He scored 37 goals and helped the club to the Jamaican National Premier League title in 2014 and 2016.

Energy FC Head Coach Steve Cooke admitted he was pleased to have acquired the player’s services.

“Having watched him at close quarters playing for San Antonio last year, we always knew he was a threat against us, “Cooke said.

“He’s big, he’s strong, he’s powerful and he’s got the pace to get in behind – great 1-v-1 attacking defenders. I think he can contribute goals, assists and really take the game to the other teams.”

Gordon has also previously competed on loan in the United States with Indy Eleven during the 2016 season when he recorded three goals in 20 appearances for the club. 

Defender Andrew Robertson has signed a new "long-term contract" with Liverpool, the Premier League leaders have announced.

Lebanon crashed out of the Asian Cup in cruel circumstances via their disciplinary record despite a dramatic 4-1 win over Group E rivals North Korea.

Almoez Ali took his Asian Cup tally to seven goals in three games with a brace in a 2-0 win that ensured Qatar topped Group E ahead of Saudi Arabia. 

Controversial TTFA president David John Williams talks about plans for the home of football.

Mohammed Al-Musallami guaranteed Oman's place in the last 16 of the Asian Cup with a last-gasp goal sealing a 3-1 victory over Group F rivals Turkmenistan.

The two teams appeared set to be eliminated with the scores locked at 1-1 after 83 minutes at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, but Muhsen Al Ghassani and Al-Musallami got the goals they needed to advance as one of the best third-placed teams.

Oman took the lead in the 20th minute through a sensational free-kick from Ahmed Al Mahaijri, but Altymyrat Annadurdyyev drew Turkmenistan level before half-time.

After the Gulf Cup champions missed out on a penalty for a handball by Mekan Saparov, Al Ghassani put them ahead in the 84th minute and Al-Musallami headed home nine minutes later to complete a huge victory.

Japan will go through to the 2019 Asian Cup knockout phase as Group F winners after coming from behind to beat closest challengers Uzbekistan 2-1, Tsukasa Shiotani's stunning strike sealing the turnaround.

The two teams went into Thursday's clash level on six points and, although Hector Cuper's men took the lead with a great goal of their own, Japan rallied and did just about enough to take the spoils and win the group.

All of the drama in the first half came in the last five minutes, as Eldor Shomurodov opened the scoring with a smart finish at the end of a brilliant solo run, only for Yoshinori Muto to level soon after – the Newcastle United forward's first goal for club or country since netting against Manchester United in October.

The superior quality of Japan's play was evident at the start of the second period and Shiotani put them ahead emphatically just before the hour, with Uzbekistan were unable to fight back.

Japan just shaded proceedings for the majority of the first half, as the game looked destined to head into the break goalless.

But things came to life in the 40th minute – Shomurodov picking up the ball just inside the Japan half, darting towards the area, cleverly squeezing behind two defenders and prodding into the right side of the net.

Their lead lasted just three minutes, though. Sei Muroya delivered a fine right-wing cross and Muto rose to head in his first goal for Japan since October 2015.

Japan started the second half well, and after seeing a couple of chances go begging, they went ahead in style – Shiotani's superb 25-yard strike flying into the top-right corner.

That put the game beyond Uzbekistan, who progress as runners-up.

 

RB Leipzig's hopes of signing Hakan Calhanoglu appear over after the club's coach and sporting director Ralf Rangnick declared the deal "financially impossible".

Reports in Italy suggested Leipzig agreeing a €20million deal to bring Calhanoglu back to the Bundesliga from AC Milan.

However, Rangnick effectively ended the speculation, telling reporters: "The deal is financially impossible.

"Obviously we know him, given he played in the Bundesliga, but now he plays for Milan.

"We already knew his price, so it's absolutely not possible for us to make a move from a financial standpoint."

Calhanoglu previously enjoyed spells in Germany with Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen before moving to San Siro in 2017.

The Turkey international has found the net just once for Gennaro Gattuso's men this season.

Arsenal expect Henrikh Mkhitaryan to return to training next week after a month out with a fractured metatarsal.

Championship leaders Leeds United have completed the signing of experienced goalkeeper Kiko Casilla on a four-year deal from Real Madrid.

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