Lionel Messi wins record seventh Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time at a ceremony held in Paris this evening while Alexia Putellas won the women’s award, Pedri won the award for the best young player and Gianluigi Donnarumma on the best goalkeeper award.

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Ralf Rangnick appointed interim manager at Manchester United

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements. The 63-year-old German joins from Lokomotiv Moscow and will continue in a consultancy basis at Old Trafford come the summer.

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Jota bags brace as Liverpool beat Southampton

Liverpool moved second in the Premier League – for 24 hours at least – as they strolled past Southampton with a commanding 4-0 win at Anfield. Liverpool were unapologetic in their style of play, giving Saints chances but never once relenting in their own attacking endeavours, blitzing their opponents in the first half.

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Jesus the hero as Man City battle back against PSG

Manchester City sealed their passage into the Champions League last 16 as group winners after coming from a goal down to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. City dominated the opening 45 minutes but could not find a breakthrough with Kylian Mbappe putting the visitors ahead.

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