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Toronto FC v Minnesota United Toronto FC lost for the first time in MLS last weekend when they went down 2-3 at Seattle Sounders. After a poor preseason that culminated in NACL embarrassment losing 0-4 away at Panamanian opposition, TFC have been one of the pleasant surprises thus far. They aren’t anything like their majestic…

Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao – Santiago Bernabéu at 15:15 GMT+1 live at Premier Sports Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is confident his side will be a force again next season – after acknowledging the 2018-19 campaign is set to end quietly. The Frenchman was speaking after a 1-1 La Liga draw at Leganes on…

Nice v Caen – Allianz Riviera at 19:00 GMT+1 Patrick Vieira’s first stint in management has been a relative success in 2018/19 as the former World Cup winner has guided Nice to a comfortable top-half position in Ligue 1. Les Aiglons head into the weekend on the back of a four-match unbeaten streak (W2-D2-L0), keeping…

Bologna v Sampdoria – Stadio Renato Dall’Ara at 14:00 GMT+1 Marco Giampaolo extended his remarkable record in the match that matters most to Sampdoria fans – guiding his team to a 2-0 win over Genoa in last weekend’s Derby della Lanterna at the Marassi. The Blucerchiati boss is now unbeaten in six derbies (W4-D2-L0) since…

Mainz v Fortuna – Coface Arena at 14:30 GMT+1 Mainz’s encouraging campaign has fallen off a cliff since late January, and whilst the 05ers are clear from major relegation concerns, supporters have been left frustrated by their side’s apparent downing of tools. Sandro Schwarz’s are 12 points clear of the bottom three following a fair…

Napoli v Arsenal Arsenal will travel to the Stadio San Paolo on Thursday night looking to defend their 2-goal advantage when they face Napoli once again in the quarter finals of the UEFA Europa League. Arsenal will be looking forward to advance to the semi-final stage of the competition for the second time. In the…

 FC Lahti v FC Inter In light of results, FC Lahti have opened their season well. A draw against a highly respected KuPS and an away win at HIFK are much valued points for a team that has been tipped to finish in the bottom of the table. But do not let that blunder you….

Young Midfielder Amadou Haidara Despite officially joining RB Leipzig from sister club RB Salzburg in December 2018, the enormously talented midfielder, Amadou Haidara, was forced to wait until March to make his debut due to him needing to recover from a nasty knee ligament injury. Handed his bow against Schalke 04 by the tactically superb…