FT: Nottingham Forrest 1-0 Arsenal; Super sub Grabban solitary strike KNOCKS OUT the Gunners in the FA Cup

FULL-TIME AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 3-4 Juventus

What a half we are witnessing! Juventus score three goals in seven minutes but Matthijs de Ligt was SENT OFF following a second booking, before Lorenzo Pellegrini missed the resulting penalty.

PENALTY MISSED!!!

RED CARD FOR JUVENTUS!!! M. De Ligt

PENALTY TO AS ROMA!!!

GOOOAALLL!!! AS Roma 3-4 Juventus (M. De Sciglio)

GOOOALLL!!! AS Roma 3-3 Juventus (D. Kulusevski)

GOOAAALLL!!! AS Roma 3-2 Juventus (M. Locatelli)

FULL-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 1-0 Arsenal

83′ MIN: The hosts have taken a surprise lead! Super sub Grabban scores what might be the winner. Upset on the cards?? Will lightning strike twice in the space of four years at the City Ground Stadium?

GOOOAAALLL!!! Nottingham Forrest 1-0 Arsenal (L. Grabban)

53′ MIN: Another banger!!! A delightful free-kick from Lorenzo Pellegrini finds its way in. Roma are breath-taking!

GOOOAAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 3-1 Juventus (L. Pellegrini)

48′ MIN: The hosts have their noses in front again! Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s deflected strike finds the back of the net.

GOOAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 2-1 Juventus (H. Mkhitaryan)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 1-1 Juventus

HALF-TIME AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 1-1 Juventus

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

HALF-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

18′ MIN: Paulo Dybala draws the Old Lady level, off an assist by Federico Chiesa.

GOAAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 1-1 Juventus (P. Dybala)

11′ MIN: Tammy Abraham outjumps the defence inside the six-yard box to meet the corner and scores with a great header.

GOOOAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 1-0 Juventus (T. Abraham)

KICK-OFF AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 0-0 Juventus

As for the visitors, Max Allegri has fielded a strong front three boasting the likes of Paulo Dybala, Moise Kean and Federico Chiesa. A win would see the Old Lady maintain their push for a Top Four finish.

Manager Jose Mourinho has given a debut to winter loan signing from Arsenal Ainsley Maitland Niles, while the usual suspects Tammy Abraham and Lorenzo Pellegrini are also in the Starting XI.

Meanwhile, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, capital side AS Roma will be seeking redemption following their 3-1 defeat away at AC Milan last time out. The Giallorossi will need to be disciplined this time around, as they ended the game against Milan with nine men – having seen two players sent off.

KICK-OFF AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

The home side have named their squad, with the intention of causing an upset against the more-fancied Gunners. They have handed debut appearances to Keinan Davis and Steve Cook.

Coach Mikel Arteta has named his side to take on Forrest, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli set to partner Eddie Nketiah upfront.

Granit Xhaka and Folarin Balogun are unavailable for today’s match after testing positive for Covid-19, while Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu are absent due to a tight groin and tight right calf respectively.

The Gunners who are on a decent run of form will be aiming to make it through to the fourth round (as expected), while the hosts will seek to cause an upset – following Premier League campaigners Newcastle United’s ouster on Saturday.

Hello and welcome to Apex Football’s LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Third Round action between Nottingham Forrest and Arsenal. Both sides have a bit of history coming into this one but the home side will have fond memories of their 4-2 triumph over the Gunners in 2018, though the North London side did get their revenge a year later.

LIVE: Nottingham Forrest vs Arsenal; Xhaka OUT due to Covid, Leno & Nketiah START; AS Roma vs Juventus; Mourinho aims to get back to winning ways; Follow all the updates>>>

FULL-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 1-0 Arsenal

83′ MIN: The hosts have taken a surprise lead! Super sub Grabban scores what might be the winner. Upset on the cards?? Will lightning strike twice in the space of four years at the City Ground Stadium?

GOOOAAALLL!!! Nottingham Forrest 1-0 Arsenal (L. Grabban)

53′ MIN: Another banger!!! A delightful free-kick from Lorenzo Pellegrini finds its way in. Roma are breath-taking!

GOOOAAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 3-1 Juventus (L. Pellegrini)

48′ MIN: The hosts have their noses in front again! Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s deflected strike finds the back of the net.

GOOAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 2-1 Juventus (H. Mkhitaryan)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 1-1 Juventus

HALF-TIME AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 1-1 Juventus

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

HALF-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

18′ MIN: Paulo Dybala draws the Old Lady level, off an assist by Federico Chiesa.

GOAAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 1-1 Juventus (P. Dybala)

11′ MIN: Tammy Abraham outjumps the defence inside the six-yard box to meet the corner and scores with a great header.

GOOOAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 1-0 Juventus (T. Abraham)

KICK-OFF AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 0-0 Juventus

As for the visitors, Max Allegri has fielded a strong front three boasting the likes of Paulo Dybala, Moise Kean and Federico Chiesa. A win would see the Old Lady maintain their push for a Top Four finish.

Manager Jose Mourinho has given a debut to winter loan signing from Arsenal Ainsley Maitland Niles, while the usual suspects Tammy Abraham and Lorenzo Pellegrini are also in the Starting XI.

Meanwhile, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, capital side AS Roma will be seeking redemption following their 3-1 defeat away at AC Milan last time out. The Giallorossi will need to be disciplined this time around, as they ended the game against Milan with nine men – having seen two players sent off.

KICK-OFF AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

The home side have named their squad, with the intention of causing an upset against the more-fancied Gunners. They have handed debut appearances to Keinan Davis and Steve Cook.

Coach Mikel Arteta has named his side to take on Forrest, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli set to partner Eddie Nketiah upfront.

Granit Xhaka and Folarin Balogun are unavailable for today’s match after testing positive for Covid-19, while Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu are absent due to a tight groin and tight right calf respectively.

The Gunners who are on a decent run of form will be aiming to make it through to the fourth round (as expected), while the hosts will seek to cause an upset – following Premier League campaigners Newcastle United’s ouster on Saturday.

Hello and welcome to Apex Football’s LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Third Round action between Nottingham Forrest and Arsenal. Both sides have a bit of history coming into this one but the home side will have fond memories of their 4-2 triumph over the Gunners in 2018, though the North London side did get their revenge a year later.

FT: Cameroon 2-1 Burkina Faso, Host kickstarts AFCON with a win, Aboubakar grabs brace!

FULL TIME

Cameroon 2-1 Burkina Faso Two first-half penalties from Aboubakar enough to give the tournament hosts a winning start.

No Penalty!

It takes more than three minutes, but eventually VAR rules out a Cameroon goal for offside! Burkina Faso still in this with half an hour to play.

Second Half

We are out for the second 45!

Halftime!

That was an intense opener. The hosts lead going into halftime but we would be looking out for how Burkina Faso reacts in the second half.

Another Penalty Converted!

Aboubakar makes it 2-1 for the Indomitable Lions from the spot

Goal! Cameroon 1-1 Burkina Faso

Cameroon equalize through captain Vincent Aboubakar and you can see why the availability of VAR right from the start of the tournament is very important. No excuses

Goooooooaaaaal – Cameroon 0-1 Burkina Faso

We have the first goal of the tournament and it is a beauty to behold! Gustavo Sangare puts a beautiful effort past Andre Onana

Kick Off

It is official! AFCON has officially begun!

AFRICA UNITE!

This tournament looks to unite ALL of Africa through the beautiful round leather game.

FIRST GAME OF THE TOURNAMENT – Cameroon vs Burkina Faso

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon face Burkina Faso in the very first game of the tournament. The world would be watching the outcome of this one.

AFCON BEGINS!

The delayed Africa Cup of Nations finally begins today as the hosts’ kick-off Group A in the opening fixture at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde.

AFCON’s latest edition has twice been moved due to climate and Covid-19 reasons, but goes ahead this month after initial fears over clubs not releasing their players as a result of the pandemic.

Much will be expected of five-time winners Cameroon on home soil, with Toni Conceicao’s team boasting the likes of Vincent Aboubakar, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

The images from Cameroon are just delightful with the opening ceremony putting African cultures on full display.

FT: Real Madrid 4-1 Valencia, Vinicius bags brace on return from injury, Benzema also on target as Los Blancos blow past Bats

Full Time

It ends 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu in favour of Real Madrid. Vinicius and Benzema combo seems to be doing the magic for Ancelotti’s side. Next up..BARCELONA!

Brace for Big Benz!

Mendy’s low cross to Benzema led to the No.9 swivelling on the spot and sending a shot into the bottom corner. Real Madrid 4-1 Valencia.

Penalty for Valencia

Mendy’s shirt pull… Courtois saves! But Valencia put away the rebound! 3-1.

Vini Jr. Is flying high

Another Goaaaaal Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia

Kroos easily robs Musah in midfield, seconds later Asensio shot saved and Vini nods rebound over line.

Goal! Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia

Vinicius zips right through centre of Valencia defence, which parts for him, and he slots home.

Second Half Begins

We are out for another 45! Let’s see if the Bats would come back from this.

Modric is blowing hot!

This Luka Modric chance stunned everyone!

Half Time

Not so much fire after the first 45, however, Madrid lead at the break.

300th Goal for Big Benz!

And that’s 300 for Benzema!

Goaaaaal Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

1-0 Madrid. Benzema hammers unstoppable spot-kick to top corner.

Kickoff!

We are underway at the Santiago Bernabeu!

Team News

Vinicious is back in the starting XI while Eden Hazard is on the bench again.

We move to the Santiago Bernabeu where Real Madrid plays host to Valencia. This promises to be an exciting game!

FT: Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield, Lukaku, Werner & Odoi on targets as Blue breeze past Chesterfield; Granada 1-1 Barcelona: Alves grabs assist as Catalans are held to a draw

Elsewhere in La Liga – Granada 1-1 Barcelona

Luuk de Jong had Barça ahead with a clean header off a sumptuous ball from Dani Alves, but with 1 minute to go, Puertas grabbed an equaliser

Dani Alves became the oldest player in Barcelona history tonight, overtaking Pinto.

Full Time

It ends at the Bridge! Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield.

Chesterfield pull one back! Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield

Asante scores for Chesterfield.

Goal disallowed

Havertz rolled the ball into the net but Ziyech was offside before he supplied the assist.

Penalty converted! Chelsea 5-0 Chesterfield

Pulisic is fouled and Chelsea have a penalty!Ziyech steps up and drills it home!

Second Half Begins!

We are back for the second 45 at Stamford Bridge. Will Chelsea take their foot off the gas or would they score more goals?

Hall of Fame!

Heavily involved in three goals in 45 minutes of football on his Chelsea debut… at just 17 years old.

Lewis Hall, what a talent!

Half-time

It’s Half-time in Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are running riot on Chesterfield. They giving them no glimmer of hope.

The goals keep coming! Chelsea 4-0 Chesterfield

Hall sees a shot saved and Andreas nods home the rebound with a looping header!

It’s three! Chelsea 3-0 Chesterfield

Lewis Hall wins possession high up the field and crosses for Lukaku to turn it home!

Another goal! Chelsea 2-0 Chesterfield

It’s going to be a long night for the Spireities. Odoi picks it up out on the left, drifts inside and curls a wonderful effort into the far corner!

Goal! Chelsea 1-0 Chesterfield

That was quick! Superb driving run from Kova ends in the midfielder finding Ziyech.

His shot is blocked and falls to Werner who rolls it into the net! 👊

Kick off!

The game has begun! David vs Goliath; will David shock us tonight? Refresh to get LIVE updates from Stamford Bridge.

Captain Kova

Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovatic is Chelsea’s skipper for the night.

Team News

Chelsea Gaffer, Thomas Tuchel, shows a sign of balance in the team he selects for tonight’s game. Lukaku leads the pack with Timo Werner also getting the nod. Chelsea first team debut for third choice goalie, Bettineli as well as Academy defender Hall.

The Spireities are hyped and ready to go against the Blues with their top scorer Tshimanga leading the attack.

Welcome to our FA Cup coverage fixture between the Champions of Europe Chelsea and a non-league side, Chesterfield.

There have been a few shocking results which would cause any big club to be cautious of their opponent. Few minutes ago, the richest club in the world, Newcastle, were eliminated by League one side Cambridge.

Newcastle have been eliminated from the FA Cup by League one side Cambridge; Newcastle 0-1 Cambridge

Cambridge United produced an upset for the ages as they stunned a sold-out St James’ Park by beating Newcastle in the FA Cup third round.

Joe Ironside grabbed the only goal of the game as he swivelled inside the six-yard box to steer home a loose ball in the second half.  

It made for a debut to forget for Kieran Trippier, who was making his first appearance for th club since his £12million move from Atletico Madrid.

FT: Swindon Town 1-4 Man City; Silva, Jesus, Gundogan & Palmer on targets as Cityzens THRASH their hosts; Jesus MISSES penalty

Thanks for keeping up on the action with us, good night and see you next time.

The Cityzens advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup in style!

FULL-TIME AT THE COUNTY GROUND STADIUM: Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City

Clearly not the kind of New Year Bayern Munich were expecting!

FULL-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

GOOOAAALLLL!!! Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City (C. Palmer)

GOOOAAALLL!!! Swindon 1-3 Manchester City ( H. McKirdy)

62′ MIN: Gabriel Jesus MISSES from the spot!!!

PENALTY!!! To Manchester City

GOOOAALLLLL!!! Swindon Town 0-3 Manchester City (I. Gundogan)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

28′ MIN: City’s press pays off and a combination between Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus puts the visitors two goals to the good.

GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Swindon Town 0-2 Manchester City (G. Jesus)

HALF-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

14′ MIN: The visitors are in front UNSURPRISINGLY! Bernardo Silva gives the Cityzens the lead.

GOOOOOAAALLL!!! Swindon Town 0-1 Manchester City (B. Silva)

31′ MIN: Stefan Lainer gives the visitors a shock lead. Spoiler alert???

GOOAAAALLLL!!! Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach (S. Lainer)

Bayern’s goal tonight means that they have now scored in each of their last 65 games in the Bundesliga, equalling the record set by themselves between 2012-2014.

KICK-OFF AT THE COUNTY GROUND STADIUM: Swindon Town 0-0 Manchester City

Elsewhere at the Allianz Arena in Munich, reigning league champions Bayern Munich are currently playing out a 1-1 draw – with Robert Lewandowski giving the Bavarians the lead while Neuhaus levelled matters for the visitors.

As for the reigning Premier League champions who are without manager Pep Guardiola due to a positive Covid-19 test result, they have made four changes to the side that featured last time out.

Here is the line-up for the hosts, who will definitely be hoping for an upset on their superior visitors.

Like we all know, the English FA Cup is the oldest cup competition in the world and has always served us treats, excitement and upsets. But tonight’s David vs Goliath fixture between Swindon and Man City certainly doesn’t feel like an upset might be on the cards.

Hello and a pleasant evening to you! Welcome to another exciting coverage of Apex Football’s Friday Night Football as lower league side Swindon Town welcomes their more illustrious visitors Manchester City in an FA Cup third round tie set to hold at the County Ground Stadium.

FT: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach; Neuhaus & Lainer on targets as visitors SHOCK the champions at home.

Thanks for keeping up on the action with us, good night and see you next time.

The Cityzens advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup in style!

FULL-TIME AT THE COUNTY GROUND STADIUM: Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City

Clearly not the kind of New Year Bayern Munich were expecting!

FULL-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

GOOOAAALLLL!!! Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City (C. Palmer)

GOOOAAALLL!!! Swindon 1-3 Manchester City ( H. McKirdy)

62′ MIN: Gabriel Jesus MISSES from the spot!!!

PENALTY!!! To Manchester City

GOOOAALLLLL!!! Swindon Town 0-3 Manchester City (I. Gundogan)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

28′ MIN: City’s press pays off and a combination between Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus puts the visitors two goals to the good.

GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Swindon Town 0-2 Manchester City (G. Jesus)

HALF-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

14′ MIN: The visitors are in front UNSURPRISINGLY! Bernardo Silva gives the Cityzens the lead.

GOOOOOAAALLL!!! Swindon Town 0-1 Manchester City (B. Silva)

31′ MIN: Stefan Lainer gives the visitors a shock lead. Spoiler alert???

GOOAAAALLLL!!! Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach (S. Lainer)

Bayern’s goal tonight means that they have now scored in each of their last 65 games in the Bundesliga, equalling the record set by themselves between 2012-2014.

KICK-OFF AT THE COUNTY GROUND STADIUM: Swindon Town 0-0 Manchester City

Elsewhere at the Allianz Arena in Munich, reigning league champions Bayern Munich are currently playing out a 1-1 draw – with Robert Lewandowski giving the Bavarians the lead while Neuhaus levelled matters for the visitors.

As for the reigning Premier League champions who are without manager Pep Guardiola due to a positive Covid-19 test result, they have made four changes to the side that featured last time out.

Here is the line-up for the hosts, who will definitely be hoping for an upset on their superior visitors.

Like we all know, the English FA Cup is the oldest cup competition in the world and has always served us treats, excitement and upsets. But tonight’s David vs Goliath fixture between Swindon and Man City certainly doesn’t feel like an upset might be on the cards.

Hello and a pleasant evening to you! Welcome to another exciting coverage of Apex Football’s Friday Night Football as lower league side Swindon Town welcomes their more illustrious visitors Manchester City in an FA Cup third round tie set to hold at the County Ground Stadium.

LIVE: Swindon Town vs Man City; FOUR changes for the Cityzens as Guardiola misses out due to Covid; Bayern Munich also in action against Monchengladbach; Follow the updates>>>

The Cityzens advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup in style!

FULL-TIME AT THE COUNTY GROUND STADIUM: Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City

FULL-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

GOOOAAALLLL!!! Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City (C. Palmer)

GOOOAAALLL!!! Swindon 1-3 Manchester City ( H. McKirdy)

62′ MIN: Gabriel Jesus MISSES from the spot!!!

PENALTY!!! To Manchester City

GOOOAALLLLL!!! Swindon Town 0-3 Manchester City (I. Gundogan)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

28′ MIN: City’s press pays off and a combination between Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus puts the visitors two goals to the good.

GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Swindon Town 0-2 Manchester City (G. Jesus)

HALF-TIME AT THE ALLIANZ ARENA: Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach

14′ MIN: The visitors are in front UNSURPRISINGLY! Bernardo Silva gives the Cityzens the lead.

GOOOOOAAALLL!!! Swindon Town 0-1 Manchester City (B. Silva)

31′ MIN: Stefan Lainer gives the visitors a shock lead. Spoiler alert???

GOOAAAALLLL!!! Bayern Munich 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach (S. Lainer)

Bayern’s goal tonight means that they have now scored in each of their last 65 games in the Bundesliga, equalling the record set by themselves between 2012-2014.

KICK-OFF AT THE COUNTY GROUND STADIUM: Swindon Town 0-0 Manchester City

Elsewhere at the Allianz Arena in Munich, reigning league champions Bayern Munich are currently playing out a 1-1 draw – with Robert Lewandowski giving the Bavarians the lead while Neuhaus levelled matters for the visitors.

As for the reigning Premier League champions who are without manager Pep Guardiola due to a positive Covid-19 test result, they have made four changes to the side that featured last time out.

Here is the line-up for the hosts, who will definitely be hoping for an upset on their superior visitors.

Like we all know, the English FA Cup is the oldest cup competition in the world and has always served us treats, excitement and upsets. But tonight’s David vs Goliath fixture between Swindon and Man City certainly doesn’t feel like an upset might be on the cards.

Hello and a pleasant evening to you! Welcome to another exciting coverage of Apex Football’s Friday Night Football as lower league side Swindon Town welcomes their more illustrious visitors Manchester City in an FA Cup third round tie set to hold at the County Ground Stadium.

BREAKING: Philippe Coutinho has joined Aston Villa on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season

Aston Villa and FC Barcelona have agreed terms for Philippe Coutinho to spend the rest of this season on loan at Villa Park.

The agreement also includes an option to buy and Philippe will travel to Birmingham in the next 48 hours.

FC Barcelona and Aston Villa have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Philippe Coutinho until the end of the season. The agreement, subject to the player passing his medical and obtaining a work permit, included an option to make the transfer permanent.

The English club will pay part of the player’s wages and the midfielder is expected to travel to Birmingham in the next few hours.

Born on 12 June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Philippe Coutinho came to Barça in January 2018. He made his debut later that moment in a Copa del Rey game against city rivals Espanyol.

In his fourth season as a Barça player, he spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Bayern Munich, the midfielder reached 100 Barça appearances in a game against Rayo Vallecano. In total he has made 106 appearances as a blaugrana, scoring 26 goals and his record is 65 wins, 24 draws and 15 defeats.

Aston Villa confirm an agreement has been reached to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy 🤝 Reunited ❤️