The gap between the sides has become much closer in the last decade with England just one of the last four games between them, emerging victorious at Euro 2012 thanks to a Rooney strike just after half-time in Donetsk. The striker scored 39 times in 100 games for Watford. His best season was in 2012-13 when he scored 10 league goals in 22 games for former club Rennes before sustaining a serious knee injury. Arguably the best signing any of the top six sides have made this summer, Jota has seemingly achieved the impossible by adding goals and a thrill to an attacking trio that scored 45 goals last season. The 21-year-old Jorginho, who is Portuguese, can play on either flank and scored five league goals for Arouca this season. The South African arrived at Liberty National at No. 76 and planning to play next week, whether that was at Baltimore or Switzerland for the Omega European Masters. He also has played six times for Italy’s national team, scoring once.
There are still 92 Premier League matches alone to be completed and dozens more in the EFL and National Leagues. The Italian veteran is now at the grand age of 40 but is still at the peak of his powers. The cross lay still inside the goal. SOCCER – Liverpool striker Divock Origi scores their fourth goal in a 4-0 victory against Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals at Anfield. ICE HOCKEY – Czech Republic’s Jaromir Jagr beats France’s goaltender Florian Hardy to score a goal during their World Championship game at the O2 Arena in Prague. He quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young talents in the world, becoming the youngest player to score in the Champions League and the youngest player to score for Spain. Asensio is the youngest player in the current squad at age 22, while Reina is the oldest at 35. Eleven players in this year’s World Cup team are 27 or younger. Fati burst onto the scene for Barcelona at 16, when he became the second youngest player in LaLiga history. Oct 20 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s teenage forward Ansu Fati has agreed a new contract that runs until 2027, the LaLiga club announced on Wednesday.
Ighalo was allowed to leave after Watford signed AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang on loan and forward Mauro Zarate from Fiorentina. League Cup finalist Southampton has signed forward Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli. Swansea is two points above the relegation zone after beating Southampton on Tuesday. Sporting, currently in the relegation zone in the Spanish league, says the 29-year-old player is expected to arrive in Spain on Wednesday to undergo a medial can sign the contract. Spanish club Granada says Ghana midfielder Wakaso Mubarak will join the team on loan from Panathinaikos after the African Cup of Nations. Trump also says in a statement on Twitter that the U.S. Gabbiadini, who has also played for Atalanta, Bologna and Sampdoria, has scored 58 goals in 215 appearances for Italian clubs. The two Manchester clubs and Liverpool also added a handful of players to boost their squads, spain jersey while Arsenal’s summer acquisitions have been the definition of hit and miss. Granada will have an option to buy the 26-year-old player after the loan period ends in June. Saint-Etienne has signed winger Jorginho from Portuguese first division club Arouca on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy him. Jorginho joined Arouca from Manchester City last season.
SOCCER – Leeds United’s David Batty, Lee Chapman and Eric Cantona celebrate winning the league title following a 3-2 victory at Sheffield United in the penultimate game of the season. Two goals from Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum helped Liverpool overturn a three-goal first-leg deficit and advance to their second successive Champions League final with a 4-3 aggregate victory. SAILING – America’s Cup challenger Desafio Espanol 2007 sails with spinnaker before their Round Robin 2 Flight 9 race against Victory Challenge at the Louis Vuitton Cup in Valencia. Schumacher finished second in qualifying but overtook polesitter Fernando Alonso during the final round of pit stops. Tenerife is in sixth place in Spain’s second division. Arsenal missed out after finishing sixth in the Premier League that year. Leicester overcame 5000-1 odds to win the Premier League for the first time, finishing 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal. French league leader Monaco is sending Nigerian left back Elderson to Spanish club Sporting Gijon on loan until the end of the season.