Philadelphia Union (13-8-10, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto FC (6-17-8, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
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Adam Buksa scored two goals in the closing minutes and the New England Revolution rallied to tie Orlando City 2-2 on a rain-soaked Sunday night. New England (21-4-7) has 70 points — two shy of the MLS single-season record — with two regular-season games left. Los Angeles FC was 72 in 2019. Nani and Dike scored for Orlando City (12-8-11). The Revolution won their first Supporter’s Shield crown when the Seattle Sounders lost to Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. As winners of the Shield, New England will have a first-round bye along with homefield advantage for the MLS Cup playoffs. The Revolution also earned a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament.
Sebastián Driussi scored in first-half injury time and expansion Austin FC beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Sunday. Alexander Ring, on a counter-attack, turned around to avoid a pair of defenders and tapped a roller to Driussi for a side-footed finish and a 2-0 lead. Austin scored on an own goal in the seventh minute. The Dynamo’s Zarek Valentin was called for a foul in the area, leading to a penalty kick by Cecilio Domínguez that bounced off the left post and then the right before careening off goalkeeper Marko Maric into the goal. Houston scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time when Nick Lima’s clearance attempt for Austin deflected off defender Julio Cascante.
Lionel Messi’s first “Classique” has ended in a 0-0 draw between Marseille and 10-man Paris Saint-Germain. The stalemate between the two bitter rivals reduced PSG’s lead over Lens at the top of the French league to seven points after 11 rounds. PSG played with 10 men after Achraf Hakimi was sent off in the 56th minute at the Velodrome Stadium in traditionally the biggest match in French football. Messi almost struck shortly before halftime when his left-footed shot from outside the area went wide and he had a close-range header saved in the 25th minute.
Paulo Dybala returned from injury to rescue Juventus as it snatched a 1-1 draw at Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia. Dybala converted a penalty a minute from time to cancel out Edin Džeko’s first-half opener for Inter. Inter remained third. It is seven points behind Napoli and AC Milan. Napoli earlier saw its perfect start to the season end with a 0-0 draw at Roma. It is above Milan on goal difference alone after the Rossoneri beat Bologna 4-2 on Saturday. Giovanni Simeone scored all four goals against his father’s former team as Hellas Verona routed Lazio 4-1.
Angry fans surrounded Ronald Koeman’s car and shouted insults at the Barcelona coach as he tried to leave Camp Nou following his team’s latest painful loss since the departure of Lionel Messi. Barcelona slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Real Madrid in front of 86,000 spectators back for Camp Nou’s first “clásico” match without crowd restrictions since the pandemic. Koeman had to endure the vitriol of dozens of mostly young men, some of whom slapped the car, as he edged forward in his car until getting away. Real Sociedad drew 2-2 at Atlético Madrid and has a one-point lead over Real Madrid at the top. Barcelona is ninth.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he feels at “rock bottom” after a 5-0 humiliation by Liverpool. The rout was begun by Naby Keïta and Diogo Jota netted in the 13th minute. Mohamed Salah picked up the scoring to net for a 10th consecutive game for Liverpool. He got two goals before halftime and the forward’s hat trick was completed five minutes into the second half. United's problems deepened when Paul Pogba was sent off for a lunge on Keïta on the hour mark but the hosts managed to avoid conceding again. Next up for United is a trip to Tottenham on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side remains a point and place ahead of United after losing 1-0 to West Ham. In Sunday’s other game, Leicester won 2-1 at Brentford.
Wolfsburg has fired coach Mark van Bommel after just 13 games in charge to make him the first Bundesliga coach to lose his job this season. The former Netherlands midfielder won all of his first four league games in charge as Wolfsburg briefly led the league but leaves on an eight-game winless run following a 2-0 loss to Freiburg on Saturday. Wolfsburg chief executive Jörg Schmadtke says the management wasn't convinced that van Bommel was the right coach to turn around the team's poor form. Wolfsburg is ninth in the Bundesliga and last in its Champions League group.
Anthony Modeste has scored twice to salvage a 2-2 draw for Cologne against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. That further dented the title hopes of a Leverkusen team already reeling from a heavy defeat to champion Bayern Munich. Two goals in as many minutes from Patrik Schick and Karim Bellarabi gave Leverkusen the lead before Modeste’s goals for Leverkusen. Ten-man Stuttgart scored a last-minute equalizer to rescue a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin. The pressure on Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner increased with a 2-0 loss at promoted Bochum.
Mohamed Salah scored a hat trick as Liverpool humiliated Manchester United 5-0 in the Premier League. Fewer United fans were there to witness the final embers of the embarrassment unfolding on Sunday, having already booed the players off at halftime. The home fans started streaming away once Paul Pogba was sent off for a lunging tackle with 30 minutes remaining. The only surprise was United didn't concede again with 10 men. Naby Keïta started the rout after five minutes, Diogo Jota added another in the 13th and then Salah picked up the scoring to net for a 10th consecutive game for Liverpool.