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Harry Maguire Fred Manchester United Leeds 2021-22

That’s all, folks!


That’s a wrap on today’s action featuring the European elite.

It was a productive day for Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund – less so for Leeds, Leicester and Inter.

Be sure to join us again next time for more coverage of what remains a thrilling 2021-22 campaign.

‘A game we had to win’


In a league of his own


No room for sentiment


‘A classic Premier League win’


Hat-trick for Aubameyang


FT: Wolves 2-1 Leicester


Is a top-four challenge on the cards at Molineux.

Wolves had to dig deep against Midlands rivals Leicester, but got the job done through Neves and Podence.

The Foxes’ struggles continue and questions will continue to be asked of Brendan Rodgers.

Daniel Podence Wolves Leicester 2021-22

WATCH: Moukoko strikes for Dortmund


Here, for those in the UK, is how Moukoko got in on the act for Dortmund...

We stand United!


WATCH: Podence fires home


Here, for those in the UK, is here Podence restored Wolves' lead against Leicester...

GOAL: Wolves 2-1 Leicester


The home side are back in front, with another great strike from distance.

Podence has got in on the act, drilling low into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

WATCH: Lookman levels for Leicester


Here, for those in the UK, is how Lookman restored parity for Leicester at Molineux...

WATCH: Sassuolo stun San Siro


Here is how Inter fell behind against Sassuolo, with their evening getting tougher since then...

‘They have grown as a team’


Ralf Rangnick was pleased with the spirit on show from Manchester United as they threw away a two-goal lead at Leeds, only to find another gear and prevail 4-2 on the day.

The Red Devils boss has told Sky Sports: "That was a fantastic game to watch if you are not the manager of either team. It was a very good first half; after the first few minutes we had control and could have been three or four nil up.

"After two minutes in the second half, it was a completely different atmosphere in the stadium. The [first] goal was lucky, I don't think he meant to shoot the ball like he did.

"Then it was 2-2 and for five minutes after that it was very intense. The team showed maturity and stayed together. I'm not so sure this would have happened two or three months ago, which shows they have grown as a team. We deserved to win."

Ralf Rangnick David de Gea Manchester United 2021-22

Super subs


HT: Wolves 1-1 Leicester


All square at the interval.

Neves crashed Wolves in front from distance, but Lookman slid Leicester level late in the first half.

Still all to play for.

Ademola Lookman Leicester Wolves 2021-22

GOAL: Wolves 1-1 Leicester


All square at Molineux as Leicester draw level.

Brilliant pass from Tielemans gets Albrighton to the by-line, and he drills over for Lookman to slide home from close range.

Sad sight for BVB & USMNT


You have to feel for Gio Reyna given all of the injury struggles he has suffered this season...

Reyna injury Dortmund 2022

Reyna forced off in tears


USMNT star Gio Reyna has been forced off in tears for Dortmund after making his first start since August.

More injury woe for the American.

WATCH: Pedri rocket for Barcelona


Here is how Pedri scored a screamer for Barcelona against Valencia...

WATCH: Auba Dortmeyang's second in Barca colours


Here is how Aubameyang doubled his tally of Barcelona goals in a meeting with Valencia...

WATCH: Lewandowski's first for Bayern


Here is how Lewandowski scored his first of the day for Bayern as they came from behind to win 4-1 on home soil...

WATCH: Aubameyang's first goal for Barcelona


Here is how Aubameyang opened his goal account at Barcelona following a January move from Arsenal...

WATCH: Another long-range goal for Neves


Here, for those in the UK, is how Neves fired Wolves in front against Leicester...

Pedri adds a fourth for Barca


GOAL: Wolves 1-0 Leicester


It's taken less than nine minutes for Wolves to break the deadlock.

Neves is such a threat from the edge of the box and the Portuguese has crashed home a volley that he passed beyond Schmiechel from distance.

Illustrious company


Auba on fire


‘We have to defend better’


Clean sheets have never been Leeds’ thing under Marcelo Bielsa, but the Leeds boss admits that his side need to become tighter at the back after losing 4-2 at home to Manchester United.

He has told Sky Sports: "In the first half we started well and ended well but didn't manage to score. In the moments we lost dominance they scored.

"After we got back level we had the chance to go 3-2 up and straight way they went up and scored again. We played better trying to get back into the game than when we were trying to keep a result but something has repeated that is difficult to resolve.

"We have to defend better. We are missing Kalvin Phillips and Robin Koch was substituted and we could not count on Pascal [Struijk] in midfield because he went back into defence. Not being able to come with the three defensive midfielders we have, there is a weakness in the recovery of the ball."

Marcelo Bielsa Leeds United 2021-22
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Maguire embarrassed by set-piece record


Harry Maguire was relieved to bring Manchester United’s long wait for a goal from a corner to a close in the Red Devils’ 4-2 win at Leeds.

He told Sky Sports afterwards: "I'm embarrassed by the stat [nearly 140 corners without a goal]. I'm a big part of that set play routine but as a team we've been nowhere near good enough. If we scored more from set pieces we'd be higher up the table."

He added on testing conditions at Ellan Road: "They were really bad. We came out at the start of the second half and tried to play the same way, but got caught in it. It was old school, I'm sure it was good to watch but thankfully we came out on top."

Harry Maguire Manchester United Leeds 2021-22

Travel sickness


Team news: Inter vs Sassuolo


Elite club


FT: Leeds 2-4 Man Utd


The Red Devils take the spoils in a thrilling War of the Roses at Elland Road.

Leeds turned the tie on its head with two quick-fire goals, but Fred and Elanga stepped off the bench to give the visitors breathing space.

Fred Manchester United Leeds 2021-22

Goal glut


WATCH: Fred crashes Man Utd back in front


Here is how Fred restored Manchester United's advantage...

GOAL: Leeds 2-4 Man Utd


Should be game over.

Elanga missed a golden opportunity a few minutes ago, but makes no mistake this time.

He is teed up by Fernandes and slots through Meslier's legs.

Object thrown from crowd


During Manchester United's celebrations, Elanga was hit on the head by something thrown from the crowd.

Passions running high, but some are taking things too far.

Anthony Elanga Manchester United Leeds 2021-22

GOAL: Leeds 2-3 Man Utd


The Red Devils lead again, with Leeds unable to keep the back door bolted.

Another quick counter, this time from the visitors, sees Sancho feed free on the overlap, with the Brazilian firing past Meslier at his near post.

Instant impact from the substitute.

Time to dig in


WATCH: Two goals from Leeds in a matter of seconds


Here is how Leds turned the tie on its head as Raphinha hauled them level shortly after Rodrigo snatched a lifeline...

GOAL: Leeds 2-2 Man Utd


What a turnaround!

In the blink of an eye, Leeds are level.

There is a VAR check for a challenge on Fernandes, but Forshaw gets the ball.

Another cross from the left, along the floor this time, finds Raphinha sliding in at the far post.

GOAL: Leeds 1-2 Man Utd


A lifeline for Leeds in odd circumstances.

Rodrigo swings over a cross from the left, which sails over De Gea and into the top corner.

It was never a shot, but the ball is in the net and it's game on again!

Play through puddles


The weather continues to cause problems in West Yorkshire.

The rain has not eased at all, with the ball holding up whenever it is played along the deck.

Players have to deal with each other and some serious puddles.

Rodrigo Leeds Manchester United rain 2021-22

Second half under way


Back up and running at Elland Road.

No surprise to see the hosts make changes at the interval, with Raphinha and Gelhardt on for Leeds.

Can they find a way back into the game?

Thorn in Leeds' side


WATCH: Fernandes finishes flowing move


Here is how Fernandes doubled Manchester United's lead following a flowing move through the rain at Elland Road...

HT: Leeds 0-2 Man Utd


Goals from Maguire and Fernandes are the difference at half-time.

Leeds started brightly, but the visitors grew into the game and had been having the better chances before a breakthrough came.

Pogba has been bright and there is plenty of work for Bielsa’s injury-ravaged side to do after the break.

Harry Maguire Manchester United Leeds goal 2021-22

GOAL: Leeds 0-2 Man Utd


The Red Devils double their lead right before half-time.

Lindelof powers forward before laying the ball off to Sancho.

He stands a dinked cross up to the back spot, where Fernandes stoops to head underneath Meslier from close range.

About time


WATCH: Maguire heads Man Utd in front


Here is how Maguire headed Manchester United in front at Leeds with a rare set-piece goal...

This is not a drill!


GOAL: Leeds 0-1 Man Utd


Manchester United's set-piece record has been terrible, but Maguire attacks a corner and gets above Llorente to nod home from close range.

The visitors strike first as their skipper slides through the rain in celebration.

Big miss by Ronaldo


Pogba does brilliantly to skip past his marker and drill a low cross into the six-yard box.

Ronaldo appears to have a tap-in, but the ball ends up slightly behind him and Meslier dives across to make a smart save.

Head clash


Another break in play after McTominay crashes into Koch.

Blood spills from the Leeds star's head immediately, so medical staff are required.

Nota great challenge from the Man Utd midfielder and it is going to take a while to get Koch sorted.

Robin Koch Scott McTominay Leeds Manchester United 2021-22

Fernandes injury scare


Bright start, as expected.

Harrison has gone close for the hosts, firing narrowly wide at the back post from eight yards out.

For the visitors, Fernandes has landed awkwardly after leaping over a challenge to hand Rangnick an early injury scare.

Waiting game


Here we go!


Up and running at Elland Road. Great atmosphere, but will the passion on show off the field be matched on it?

We are about to find out.

Worrying reading for Whites


Surprise selection?


When did Leeds last beat Manchester United?


Two old adversaries go head-to-head at Elland Road today, with fans in attendance at this fixture for the first time in 18 years.

Leeds suffered a humbling fall from grace at one stage, with a loyal group of supporters hoping that those days are long gone as a memorable scalp can be secured once more.

When did the Whites last overcome the Red Devils? Find out here.

Raphinha Leeds Harry Maguire Manchester United 2021-22

Visitors in the building


Today's order of play


The Premier League action gets up and running with a grudge match at Elland Road, while two Midlands neighbours go head-to-head later on.

Catalan giants will be taking aim at the top four in La Liga, two title hopefuls from the Bundesliga will both take to the field, while the defending champions in Italy are looking for a first Serie A win in the best part of a month.

Here is how Sunday’s schedule looks:

1400 Leeds vs Man Utd

1430 Bayern vs Greuther Furth

1515 Valencia vs Barcelona

1630 Wolves vs Leicester

1630 Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach

1700 Inter vs Sassuolo

(All times GMT)

Welcome to GOAL Matchday Live!


Hello and welcome to GOAL Matchday Live - our rolling blog coverage of all the biggest and hottest games from across Europe this weekend!

Saturday delivered plenty of thrills and spills, so here’s hoping that Sunday has something similar in store.

There are a whole host of fixtures to whet the appetite - featuring leading clubs from England, Spain, Germany and Italy – so strap in and enjoy the ride!