Liverpool destroying Arsenal after barely twenty minutes played (Watch Live)

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1-0 after barely a minute.
2-0 after barely ten minutes.
3-0 after barely fifteen minutes.
4-o after barely 20 minutes.

A brace from Martin Škrtel. A shot from Raheem Sterling. A strike from Daniel Sturridge. It’s 4-0 to Liverpool after 21 minutes played, and you have to think this is over for Arsenal.

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Yes, you read that correctly. Liverpool centerback Martin Škrtel put his side ahead 2-0 after less than fifteen minutes. The first goal came after Per Mertesacker was foolish enough to foul Luis Suárez in Steven Gerrard free-kick territory. Škrtel got on the end of his captain’s delivery and kneed the ball on into the net.

The Slovak got his second ten minutes later, again off a ball from Gerrard, this time delivered from the corner. Škrtel got his head on the end of Gerrard’s cross and executed a terrific ball, directing it into the top corner of the net.

Arsenal barely had time to breathe before Suárez  hit the post, which turned out to be just a warning to the visitors. Two minutes later, a fast break prompted the Uruguayan to put a lovely cross into the area. Sturridge and Sterling were both ready to pounce, but it was Sterling who latched on, directing the ball into the bottom corner of Wojciech Szczęsny’s net.

The fourth goal came in the 20th minute, with Liverpool once again carving apart the Gunners’ defense. Philippe Coutinho got behind Laurent Koscielny, with an unmarked Sturridge slipping in to get on the end of the ball from the Brazilian. Szczęsny looked utterly defeated as the ball landed in the net once more.

This is the first time Arsenal have conceded three goals in the Premier League since their opening day defeat to Aston Villa. At this rate, it looks as though the Gunners will be fortunate to keep the scoreline at just 4-0.

Men in Blazers: Jurgen Klopp talks loss of Coutinho and more

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Roger Bennett talks with manager Jurgen Klopp about revolutionizing Liverpool, his Greatest Show on Turf-esque offense, the loss of Philippe Coutinho and how he keeps football in perspective.

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MLS: Higuain extends with Crew, Royer gets new deal with Red Bulls

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Two key midfielders earned new deals on Thursday, as two of the Eastern Conference’s recent successes helped solidify for their attacks for the next few years.

The Columbus Crew extended Designated Player attacker Federico Higuain through the 2019 MLS season.

Higuain has been with the Crew since 2012, when the Argentine joined the club from Colon de Santa Fe in his native country.

Meanwhile, the New York Red Bulls extended Daniel Royer’s contract, as the Austrian winger in the midst of his third season with Jesse Marsch’s group.

Thus far, Royer has tallied 17 goals in all competitions for the Red Bulls, including 15 during the 2017 campaign, where the former Midtjylland player finished second on the team in goals behind Bradley Wright-Phillips.

UEL: Griezmann nabs crucial away goal vs. Arsenal, Marseille cruises

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A game of back-and-forth at the Emirates Stadium set up an enticing second leg in the UEFA Europa League semifinals, while a Ligue 1 side positioned itself well to move into the final.

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Arsenal and Atletico Madrid settled for a 1-1 draw in London, as Antoine Griezmann’s late strike leveled the match for the Spanish side.

The Gunners looked on their way to a victory when Alexandre Lacazette‘s goal just beyond the hour mark put Arsene Wenger‘s men in front.

The result sets up a strong showdown for the two giants in a week’s time, although Arsenal will feel it left something on the table after racking up 26 shots (seven on target) on the day, particularly after Sime Vrsaljko was sent off after 10 minutes for the visitors when he picked up a second yellow card.

Meanwhile, Florian Thauvin and Clinton Njie gave Marseille a 2-0 win over Red Bull Leipzig, giving the French side the edge it sought out ahead of the competition finale.

The two clubs will meet again at Red Bull Arena Salzburg for the second leg.


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Marseille 2-0 Red Bull Salzburg

Europa League, LIVE: Arsenal, Marseille host first legs

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Diego Costa brings a solid career record against Arsenal back to London in a bid to ruin Arsene Wenger‘s farewell season at the Emirates Stadium.

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The now-Atletico Madrid forward returns to England on Thursday as his La Liga outfit aims to stop Arsenal from reaching next month’s Europa League Final in Lyon.

[ FOLLOW: Marseille vs. Red Bull Salzburg ]

That’s a 3:05 p.m. ET kickoff, the same as Marseille’s date with Red Bull Salzburg in France.

ARSENAL-ATLETICO MADRID LINEUPS

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ramsey, Welbeck, Ozil, Lacazette. Subs: Cech, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Chambers, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Nketiah.

Atleti: Oblak, Lucas, Godin, Gimenez, Vrsaljko, Saul, Thomas, Koke, Correa, Griezmann, Gameiro. Subs: Werner, Savic, Gabi, Vitolo, Olabe, Torres, Costa.