Welcome to our coverage of Gameweek 16 Saturday football of English Premier League. We have as many as six matches with both the Manchester sides featuring in crucial ties against Swansea City and Bournemouth respectively.
The opening day of the 2015-16 Premier League season witnessed champions Chelsea held by an spirited Swansea with goalie Thibaut Courtois seeing red. Manchester United escaped with a narrow win against Tottenham. Cyrstal Palace and Aston Villa also won their games.
Barcelona became European champions for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. With that, Luis Enrique's side also completed a treble, second for the club. Barca's title winning season was driven by Messi and Neymar - both scoring 10 goals in the campaign, and Luis Suarez. For Juventus, it's their sixth runners up finish, and probably Buffon will never win it.
Barcelona-Bayern Munich tie is probably over after an unstoppable Lionel Messi scored twice in a space of three minutes. Chasing an away goal, Bayern pushed hard in the dying minutes, allowing Neymar to score the third. Interestingly, Barca trailed in the possession game though, to Pep Guardiola's Bavarians. The return-leg is on May 14 at the Allianze Arena. And Bayern will hope to repeat their quarter-final outing against Porto to keep their continental hopes alive.
Excellent display from Juventus to deny Real Madrid spoils in Turin. Alvaro Morata set the ton of the match by scoring the opener, against his former club, then Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for the defending champions. But a penalty conversion from Carlos Tevez all but settled the leg. The return leg is on May 13 at the imposing Santiago Bernanbeu and the Old Lady will need all the tricks in their book to capitalise from this win and make Champions League final in ages.
Two engrossing games, one a 0-3 drubbing of Manchester United by Everton, then a nil-nil draw at the Emirates between Arsenal and Chelsea on Sunday. After United's clueless performance at Goodison Park, all Mourinho need to tell his Chelsa players was to stay-put, on park. They did, and Arsenal rued their chances in a match which had its share of contentious decisions. John Terry led the celebrations on the field as Mourinho quietly whisked away his body through the Arsenal tunnel. Some football.
After a busy European mid-week fixture, English teams will resume their league action today with Saturday football. As many as six matches, including a blockbuster clash at the Old Trafford, will keep football fans engrossed. Follow all the live updates, goals et all, here.
Welcome to our coverage of the first day of Gameweek 19. After a sumptuous Boxing Day fare, the first day of Gameweek 19 of English Premier League will have another nine matches line-up in a possible extension of football festivities.