City bulldoze Burton
Enough Burton Albion’s goalkeeper Stephen Bywater reacts during the match. AFP
Manchester: Holders Manchester City can look forward to defending the League Cup in next month’s final at Wembley as Gabriel Jesus struck four goals in a 9-0 thrashing of Burton Albion in their semifinal first-leg. Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez were also on target against Nigel Clough’s second-division side as City ensured their visit to the Pirelli Stadium on January 23 is a mere formality.
Real win for a change
MADRID: Real Madrid eased their recent troubles by securing a therapeutic 3-0 home win against Leganes in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie. “Things haven’t been going our way, we were feeling angry and we unleashed that on the pitch,” said Real defender Nacho.PSG out of League Cup
PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain saw their 43-match winning run in domestic cup competitions come to an end as Thomas Tuchel’s men suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Ligue 1 bottom club Guingamp in the League Cup quarterfinals. It was only PSG’s second defeat in all competitions this season. AFP