Chelsea stumble at Zenit to lose top spot in UCL; superb Christian Pulisic assist (video)

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Chelsea drew 3-3 away at Zenit St. Petersburg as a last-gasp equalizer from the Russians denied the Blues top spot in Group H and gives them a much tougher route in the UEFA Champions League last 16.

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Needing a win to guarantee top spot in their group ahead of Juventus, Thomas Tuchel rang the changes with an experimental Chelsea lineup.

After Timo Werner gave them an early lead, Chelsea conceded twice before half time via two sloppy defensive mistakes.

Tuchel looked far from happy on the sidelines throughout.

Sloppy mistakes cost Blues dear

First Chelsea failed to clear and allowed Claudinho headed home, then Sardar Azmoun was played in and beat the offside trap, rounded Kepa (who made several excellent stops to keep the score down) and finished to put Zenit ahead.

In the second half Romelu Lukaku made it 2-2 after Werner did superbly to set him up, then Christian Pulisic did wonderfully (more on that below) to create the goal which saw Werner make it 3-2 with less than five minutes of normal time left.

Just when it looked like Chelsea had rallied to secure the win, and top spot in Group H ahead of Juve, Magomed Ozdoyev smashed home a beauty from distance in the 94th minute to make it 3-3.

That late equalizer means Chelsea will face one of Ajax, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or the winner of Group G in the last 16.

Not ideal for the reigning European champions.

Pulisic looks bright in cameo as right wing-back

From a USMNT perspective, Christian Pulisic looked sharp and hungry as he jumped off the bench and played a pivotal role in Chelsea going 3-2 up.

Thomas Tuchel brought on Pulisic with 25 minutes to go in Russia and he played as a right wing-back.

Pulisic, 23, got down the flank and provided plenty of crosses, and then he came up with a lovely assist on Werner’s goal.

Check out the video of Pulisic’s silky assist below, as he cut inside after a great first touch, played a one-two with Hakim Ziyech and found Werner who slotted home.

The American winger is getting back to his best, and is likely to play a key role for a slightly jaded Chelsea over the busy festive period.

USMNT vs El Salvador: How to watch live, team news, updates


The USMNT host El Salvador in a winner-take-all CONCACAF Nations League Group D finale on Monday (7:30 pm ET), at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.

[ MORE: USMNT player ratings vs Grenada | Recap/highlights ]

The group winner will qualify for the finals (four teams) of the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League (June 15-18) as well as the 2023 Gold Cup (June 24-July 16). The group runners-up will also qualify for this summer’s Gold Cup.

Following their 7-1 thumping of Grenada on Friday, the USMNT is in good shape and interim head coach Anthony Hudson will likely rotate his first-choice back four back into the lineup.

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Christian Pulisic, Brenden Aaronson, Weston McKennie, Gio Reyna and Ricardo Pepi all sparkled in the final third against Grenada and we could see Alex Zendejas and Daryl Dike from the start in Orlando.

Of course, Folarin Balogun is also expected to be watching on from the stands as intrigue grows around his possible switch from England to the USMNT to give the Americans another fine young attacking talent.

Here is everything you need for the USMNT vs El Salvador.

How to watch USMNT vs El Salvador live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 7:30pm ET
Stadium: Exploria Stadium – Orlando, Florida
TV in English: TNT
TV/streaming en EspaΓ±ol: Universo/Peacock

[ LIVE: CONCACAF Nations League scores – USMNT vs El SalvadorΒ ]

USMNT squad

Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough), Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders (8): Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City)

Midfielders (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Leeds United), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Alan Sonora (Juarez), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar)

Forwards (6): Taylor Booth (Utrecht), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America)

Bukayo Saka – Video of all his Premier League goals in 2022-23


Bukayo Saka has led Arsenal’s unlikely Premier League title push since the opening day of the season and the England star is a rising superstar in the global game.

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Saka has been sensational during the 2022-23 campaign and along with Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli, he has given Mikel Arteta’s side an X-factor that few teams can handle.

The tricky winger has set up plenty of goals but he’s scored plenty too as this is his best season in an Arsenal shirt. The best thing about him? He’s still so young and it’s clear there is much more to come from him.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League table 2022-23 ]

Below you will find video of every Bukayo Saka goal from the 2022-23 Premier League season so far.

2 goals vs Crystal Palace – March 19, 2023

Goal vs Everton – March 1, 2023


Goal at Aston Villa – February 18, 2023

Goal vs Manchester City – February 15, 2023

Goal vs Manchester United – January 22, 2023

Goal at Brighton – December 31, 2022

Goal vs West Ham – December 26, 2022

Goal at Leeds – October 16, 2022

2 goals vs Liverpool – October 9, 2022

Goal at Manchester United – September 4, 2022

EURO 2024 qualification live! EURO qualifiers schedule, updates, standings


EURO 2024 qualifying is here, and you’re in the right spot for groups, fixtures, and results.

Italy outlasted England in penalty kicks to win EURO 2020 and is bidding to become the first repeat winner since Spain in 2008 and 2012.

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England is still seeking its first European Championship and will be favored to emerge from Group C with aforementioned Italy as well as Ukraine, North Macedonia, and Malta.

Netherlands and France are also in a spicy group that has dark horse Republic of Ireland and former champions Greece, as well as Gibraltar.

[ MORE: Live scores, updates, standings from EURO 2024 qualifying ]

A number of nations have guaranteed themselves no worse than a playoff spot due to their performances in the UEFA Nations League: Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Georgia, Croatia, Turkey, Serbia, Kazakhstan.

EURO 2024 qualifying schedule

Thursday, March 23

Kazakhstan 1-2 Slovenia
Slovakia 0-0 Luxembourg
Italy 1-2 England – Video, player ratings as Kane breaks Rooney record
Denmark 3-1 Finland
Portugal 4-0 Liechtenstein
San Marino 0-2 Northern Ireland
North Macedonia 2-1 Malta
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Iceland

Friday, March 24

Bulgaria 0-1 Montenegro
Gibraltar 0-3 Greece
Moldova 1-1 Faroe Islands
Serbia 2-0 Lithuania
Austria 4-1 Azerbaijan
Sweden 0-3 Belgium
Czech Republic 3-1 Poland
France 4-0 Netherlands

Saturday, March 25

Scotland vs Cyprus β€” 10am ET
Israel vs KosovoΒ  β€” 1pm ET
Armenia vs Turkey β€” 1pm ET
Belarus vs SwitzerlandΒ  β€” 1pm ET
Spain vs Norway β€” 3:45pm ET
Croatia vs Wales β€” 3:45pm ET
Andorra vs Romania β€” 3:45pm ET

Sunday, March 26

Kazakhstan vs Denmark β€” 9am ET
England vs Ukraine β€” Noon ET
Liechtenstein vs Iceland β€” Noon ET
Slovenia vs San Marino β€” Noon ET
Slovakia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina β€” 2:45pm ET
Northern Ireland vs Finland β€” 2:45pm ET
Luxembourg vs Portugal β€” 2:45pm ET
Malta vs Italy β€” 2:45pm ET

Monday, March 27

Montenegro vs Serbia β€” 2:45pm ET
Netherlands vs Gibraltar β€” 2:45pm ET
Poland vs Albania β€” 2:45pm ET
Austria vs Estonia β€” 2:45pm ET
Sweden vs Azerbaijan β€” 2:45pm ET
Moldova vs Czech Republic β€” 2:45pm ET
Hungary vs Bulgaria β€” 2:45pm ET
Republic of Ireland vs France β€” 2:45pm ET

Tuesday, March 28

Georgia vs Norway β€” Noon ET
Wales vs Latvia β€” 2:45pm ET
Romania vs Belarus β€” 2:45pm ET
Switzerland vs Israel β€” 2:45pm ET
Kosovo vs Andorra β€” 2:45pm ET
Turkey vs Croatia β€” 2:45pm ET
Scotland vs Spain β€” 2:45pm ET

EURO 2024 qualifying standings

Group A


Group B

Republic of Ireland

Group C

North Macedonia

Group D


Group E

Czech Republic
Faroe Islands

Group F


Group G


Group H

Northern Ireland
San Marino

Group I


Group J

Bosnia and Herzegovina

USMNT upcoming schedule – Nations League, friendlies, Gold Cup


After reaching the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup, the USMNT have a big 2023 coming up as they aim to build off a successful showing on the world’s biggest stage.

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For the next few months CONCACAF Nations League takes center stage, while the program is very much in transition as Anthony Hudson takes temporary charge and both the GM (Brian McBride) and Sporting Director (Earnie Stewart) left in recent months.

[ MORE: USMNT roster for Nations League features Gio Reyna, no Tyler Adams ]

As for now, here is the USMNT’s upcoming schedule for 2023, with plenty more games to be added based on their potential qualification for the 2023 Gold Cup on home soil.

How to watch USMNT

TV channels in English: HBO Max, TNT
TV channels en EspaΓ±ol:
Universo, Telemundo Deportes
Streaming en EspaΓ±ol:Β Peacock

USMNT upcoming schedule

* Friendly | ** CONCACAF Nations League | *** 2022 World Cup


vs. Serbia* β€” Jan. 25, 10 pm ET β€” Loss 2-1 | Recap & highlights
vs. Colombia* β€” Jan. 28, 7:30 pm ET β€” Draw 0-0 | Recap & highlights
at Grenada** β€” March 24, 8 pm ET β€” Won 7-1 | Recap & highlights + Player ratings
vs El Salvador** β€” March 27, 7:30pm ET β€” Orlando, Florida
vs Mexico* β€” April 19, 10:22pm ET β€” Glendale, Arizona – More details

2023 Gold Cup from June 16 to July 19 (USMNT yet to qualify)

USMNT games in 2022

vs. Morocco* β€” June 1 β€” Win 3-0
vs. Uruguay* β€” June 5 β€”Β Draw 0-0
vs. Grenada** β€” June 10 β€” Win 5-0
at El Salvador** β€” June 14 β€” Draw 1-1
vs Japan* β€” Sept. 23 (in Dusseldorf, Germany) β€” Loss 2-0
vs Saudi Arabia* β€” Sept. 27 (in Murcia, Spain) β€” Draw 0-0

USMNT at 2022 World Cup

Group B
vs. Wales*** β€” Nov. 21, 2 pm ET β€” Draw 1-1
vs. England*** β€” Nov. 25, 2 pm ET β€” Draw 0-0
vs. Iran*** β€” Nov. 29, 2 pm ET β€” Win 1-0

Last 16
vs. Netherlands*** β€” Dec. 3, 10 am ET β€” Loss 3-1

USMNT 2022 World Cup qualifying scores, recaps, analysis

at El Salvador β€” Sept. 2 β€” Draw 0-0
vs. Canada β€” Sept. 5 β€” Draw 1-1
at Honduras β€” Sept. 8 β€”Β Win 4-1

vs. Jamaica β€” Oct. 7 β€” Win 1-0
at Panama β€” Oct. 10 β€” Loss 0-1
vs. Costa Rica β€” Oct. 13 β€” Win 2-1

vs. Mexico β€” Nov. 12 β€” Win 2-0
at Jamaica β€” Nov. 16 β€” Draw 1-1

vs. El Salvador β€” Jan. 27 β€” Win 1-0
at Canada β€” Jan. 30 β€” Loss 0-2
vs. Honduras β€” Feb. 2 β€” Win 3-0

at Mexico β€” March 24 β€” Draw 0-0Β 
vs. Panama β€” March 27 β€” Win 5-1
at Costa Rica β€” March 30 β€” Loss 0-2Β 

Final CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

Canada β€” 28 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +16 – automatic qualification
Mexico β€” 28 points (QUALIFIED) GD +9 – automatic qualification
USMNT β€” 25 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +11 – automatic qualification

Costa Rica β€” 25 points (PLAYOFF) GD +5

Panama β€” 21 points (ELIMINATED)
Jamaica β€” 14 points (ELIMINATED)
El Salvador β€” 10 points (ELIMINATED)
Honduras β€” 4 points (ELIMINATED)

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