Liverpool’s 68-match unbeaten house report ends

LIVERPOOL: Champions Liverpool suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Burnley on Thursday, ending their 68-match unbeaten home record in the Premier League as their title defence continued to fade. An 83rd-minute penalty from Ashley Barnes, after he was brought down by goalkeeper Alisson Becker, decided the contest after Juergen Klopp’s side failed to score for the fourth straight league match. Liverpool have not won for five games in the league and trail leaders Manchester United by six points, in fourth place. Reuters

Barca edge past minnows Cornella

BARCELONA: Extra-time strikes from Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite allowed Barcelona to edge past stubborn third division neighbours Cornella 2-0 and reach the last-16 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. Barcelona missed two penalties in normal time. Barca are the only surviving side of Spain’s top three clubs in the last-16.

Real coach Zidane has coronavirus

Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Spanish club said today. Assistant coach David Bettoni will coach Madrid at Alaves tomorrow. Two weeks ago, Zidane tested negative for the virus after he had been in close contact with someone who was infected. Agencies

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