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City bulldoze Burton

The Tribune 2019-01-11 07:31:00

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

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