His 2008-2012 vintage side that won 14 trophies and even more hearts for their mix of intense pressing and penetrating passing are widely regarded as the best Barcelona team of all-time. I just hope the match doesn't disappoint because there are going to be lots of true world-class players in action. And Stones, City's confident central defender, is calm and composed at the thought of playing at the Nou Camp, and facing the world's best player, for the first time in his career.
Just when it seemed like Burnley could hang on to a precious point, they were cruelly denied deep into injury time when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's connection following Mesut Ozil's corner appeared to bounce off Koscielny's elbow and into the net.
It is now a freefall for the New York Giants, losers of three straight with a 23-16 loss at the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Coach Mike McCarthy threw different wrinkles at the Giants by using different personnel combinations on the opening drive, instead of sticking with the usual three-wide receiver combination of Nelson, Randall Cobb and Adams, with Eddie Lacy in the backfield.
The protective plastic sheeting from Toronto's end-of-season celebration was still covering the lights in the visitor's clubhouse at Fenway Park on Saturday. Recent history suggests the Red Sox will be a tough out. "I don't think anyone can fully appreciate all that he's been through this year". Saturday, he called Fenway "kind of like a cathedral" and now he hopes to end this series on Sunday.
Cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland (ankle) and Dashaun Phillips (hamstring) will be questionable for Sunday's showdown at FedExField. Other players who appeared on the injury report this week but will be in the lineup on Sunday: Trent Williams (knee), Josh Norman (wrist), Trent Murphy (shoulder), Ryan Kerrigan (elbow), Mason Foster (toe) and Chris Baker (foot/wrist).
After Kelly was let go, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie seemed to take a swipe at Kelly when he said he was looking for "emotional intelligence" as a trait in his next head coach. McCoy revealed the invitation when asked about the attention surrounding Kaepernick and his protests. McCoy still isn't likely to shake Kelly's hand Sunday, but was far more reserved in sharing his emotions toward his former coach.