European soccer matchday: Manchester Metropolis take successful streak to Swansea; Barcelona go to Sevilla

European soccer matchday: Manchester Metropolis take successful streak to Swansea; Barcelona go to Sevilla

Holder Napoli go to Atalanta within the second leg of their Italian Cup semi-final.

European football matchday: Manchester City take winning streak to Swansea; Barcelona visit Sevilla

Manchester Metropolis are concentrating on English top-flight file of 15 straight wins in all competitions. AP

A take a look at what’s taking place in European soccer on Wednesday:

ENGLAND

Already within the League Cup closing and with a commanding lead within the Premier League, Manchester Metropolis might be headed for an additional home treble as Pep Guardiola’s crew switches focus to the FA Cup and a fifth-round journey to second-tier Swansea.

A victory on the Liberty Stadium could be Metropolis’s fifteenth straight in all competitions and break the file for the longest successful run by a top-flight English facet, surpassing Preston (from 1892) and Arsenal (from 1987).

Swansea are one of many in-form groups within the Championship, although, having overwhelmed chief Norwich final weekend to increase their undefeated run to eight video games and shut in on the automated promotion spots. There are two all-Premier League matchups as Everton host Tottenham and Brighton go to Leicester, whereas Sheffield United are at dwelling to second-tier Bristol Metropolis.

SPAIN

With each groups peaking, Barcelona go to Sevilla within the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals. The Catalan membership enters the semis coming off a six-game successful streak in all competitions, whereas Sevilla have gained seven in a row in all tournaments. The groups performed within the Copa closing in 2016 and 2018, with Barcelona popping out on high each occasions.

Lionel Messi is about to start out for Barcelona after being rested throughout a part of the crew’s Spanish league win over Actual Betis on Sunday. Coach Ronald Koeman might be with out three gamers due to accidents — Martin Braithwaite, Sergiño Dest and Miralem Pjanic. Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui might be with out injured gamers Lucas Ocampos and Jesús Navas.

Athletic Bilbao host Levante on Thursday within the first leg of the opposite semi-final.

ITALY

Holder Napoli go to Atalanta within the second leg of their Italian Cup semi-final. The winner will play Juventus within the closing on 19 Might.

Napoli beat Juventus final season to win their sixth Italian Cup trophy. Atalanta have reached the ultimate on 4 events, and as just lately as 2019, however their solely triumph within the competitors was in 1963. Each Atalanta and Napoli have but to win a match this month.

FRANCE

Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG facet has been hit by accidents to a number of key gamers forward of Wednesday’s journey to second-division membership Caen within the French Cup’s spherical of 64. Earlier than touring subsequent week to Barcelona within the Champions League, Pochettino is predicted to rotate his squad as PSG begins the protection of their title in Normandy with out Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria.

Following their 2-0 loss to PSG within the French league, 10-time French Cup winner Marseille play at Auxerre with out their new striker Arkadiusz Milik, who’s sidelined with a thigh harm and shouldn’t return earlier than subsequent week. Midfielder Olivier Ntcham, whose arrival on mortgage on the southern membership on switch deadline day triggered coach Andre Villas-Boas’ departure, is predicted to make his debut.

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