Europa League- Round of 16 First Leg
Rostov 1-1 Manchester United
(Bukharov 53')-(Mkhitaryan 35')
FC Copenhagen 2-1 Ajax Amsterdam
(Jensen 1', Cornelius 59')-(Dolberg 32')
Apoel Nicosia 0-1 Anderlecht
Celta Vigo 2-1 Krasnodar
(Wass 50')-(Beauvue 90')-(Claesson 56')
Olympique Lyonnais 4-2AS Roma
(Diakhaby 8', TOlisso 47', Fekir 74', Lacazette 90+2')-(Salah 20', Fazio 33')
KAA Gent 2-5 Racing Genk
(Kalu 27', Coulibaly 61')-(Malinovsky 21', Colley 33', Aly Samatta 41', 72', Uronen 45+1')
Olympiakos 1-1 Besiktas
(Cambiasso 36')-(Aboubakar 53')
Schalke 04 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach
(Burgstaller 25')-(Hofmann 15')
Paris-Saint Germain fans did not take too kindly to their team throwing away a four goal lead at the Nou Camp in the Champions League round of 16. The squad returned home to find an angry mob ready to heckle them and damage their cars. Verbal insults and physical attacks on the players' vehicles were rampant as they tried to leave the Paris airport. A police investigation is underway.
Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso has officially announced his retirement for the end of the season. He is another player who has won just about everything available to him. He was part of the famous Liverpool squad that came back from down 3-0 against AC Milan in the 2004 Champions League final. His move to Real Madrid allowed him to win tow La Liga titles and a second Champions League. With Spain, he won the World Cup and a pair of European Championships.
Barcelona have extended Ivan Rakitic's deal until 2021. The deal includes a whopping €125 million buyout clause, which should keep him with the club despite rumors linking him to Manchester City. The deal comes as somewhat of a surprise since Rakitic has not been a regular starter this season. Apparently, the club still thinks of him highly enough to keep him for another four years.
Some have speculated the Donald Trump's travel ban could unravel the USA's bid to host the 2026 World Cup. but CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani disagrees. He says that worrying about the ban getting in the way isn't worth it. He says policies come and go and there is no way to know if any travel restrictions will still be on the books in nine years. U.S. Soccer is yet to formally put forth their bid, but it is widely expected they will throw their hat in the ring either on their own or combined with Mexico and/or Canada.
Bayer Leverkusen v. Werder Bremen- 2:30pm- FS2
Espanyol v. Las Palmas- 2:45pm
Juventus v. AC Milan- 2:45pm- beIN
Nice v. Caen- 1pm
Olympique Marseille v. Angers- 2:45pm
Veracruz v. Puebla- 10pm