Fernando Torres’ overhead kick wins La Liga goal of the season

​Fernando Torres’ superb overhead kick against Celta Vigo has been voted La Liga goal of the season by Sky Sports users.

The former Chelsea and Liverpool man picked up 25 per cent of the votes, beating Lionel Messi’s Clasico winner from April (23 per cent) and Kevin-Prince Boateng’s finish to a superb team move for Las Palmas against Villarreal (16 per cent).

A shortlist of 13 brilliant goals from the past campaign were compiled, and we asked for your help in picking the best, with nearly 9,000 votes in total.

Messi featured twice, the first his stunning late strike against Real Madrid in El Clasico and the second his solo run and finish at home to Eibar on the final day of the season.

His Barcelona team-mate Neymar was also recognised for his goal against Celta Vigo in March, while Real star Isco scored a beauty at Sporting the following month.

And, of course, Las Palmas’ fantastic team goal against Villarreal made the cut.

  • Raul Garcia – Deportivo v Athletic Bilbao 

4 %

  • Nicola Sansone – Villarreal v Real Sociedad

1 %

  • Kevin-Prince Boateng – Villarreal v Las Palmas

16 %

  • Jonathan Viera – Las Palmas v Athletic Bilbao

1 %

  • Dani Garcia – Valencia v Eibar

2 %

  • Andreas Pereira – Granada v Las Palmas

2 %

  • Fernando Torres – Atletico Madrid v Celta Vigo

25 %

  • Antoine Griezmann – Deportivo v Atletico Madrid

4 %

  • Neymar – Barcelona v Celta Vigo

3 %

  • Isco – Sporting v Real Madrid

6 %

  • Lionel Messi – Real Madrid v Barcelona

23 %

  • Gabriel – Leganes v Real Betis

1 %

  • Lionel Messi – Barcelona v Eibar

13 %

Former Barcelona assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue returns to Balaidos as Celta vigo coach 

​Juan Carlos Unzue has returned to Celta Vigo to succeed Eduardo Berizzo as boss, further narrowing the field of candidates for the vacancy at Barcelona.

Berizzo, who is expected to take over at Sevilla following Jorge Sampaoli’s imminent departure for Argentina, left Celta at the end of a season in which the Galicians reached the semi-finals of the Europa League and finished 13th in La Liga.

Unzue – the assistant to Luis Enrique at Barca until the pair left the Nou Camp this weekend – has signed a two-year deal at Balaidos, Celta announced on their official website on Sunday.

The 50-year-old former goalkeeper had been touted as a long-term successor to Enrique in Catalonia, but his appointment as Celta head coach would appear to leave Ernesto Valverde in the clear to take charge of Barca.

The Copa del Rey winners will announce their new manager on Monday and Valverde, who left Athletic Bilbao last week, is the front-runner with the likes of Sampaoli and Diego Simeone recently ruling themselves out of contention.

Ronald Koeman, Laurent Blanc and Arsene Wenger have also been linked.

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez becomes Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer 

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez became Mexico’s leading scorer during a 2-1 defeat by Croatia.

Hernandez headed in his 47th goal with four minutes left in Saturday’s friendly in Los Angeles, a warm-up for the Confederations Cup in Russia.

It took the Bayer Leverkusen forward, 28, past Jared Borgetti’s record in his 91st international appearance.

“Javier is one of the best finishers in the world,” Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said.

Hernandez, who was the fastest Mexico player to score 40 goals for his country, equalled Borgetti’s record in March.

He scored 59 goals in 156 appearances for United after arriving at Old Trafford in 2010, before joining German side Leverkusen in August 2015.

Latest Football News 

  • ​Midfielder Michael Carrick will be staying with Manchester United until at least June 2018 after signing a new one-year contract.

  • Manchester United are in talks with Inter Milan about the potential signing of Croatia winger Ivan Perisic. Inter have set a price of €55million for the 28-year-old Croatia international, but United have so far bid just  €40million for Perisic.

  • Chelsea are also interested in signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
  • Manchester United are poised to offer manager Jose Mourinho a new five-year contract.
  • Manchester City are planning to open talks with manager Pep Guardiola over a long-term deal beyond the three-year contract he signed on his arrival last summer.
  • Meanwhile, Guardiola is facing pressure from City’s owners to bring back Joe Hart after the 30-year-old’s season-long loan at Torino.
  • Arsene Wenger thinks his 35 years in management means he remains the right man for Arsenal, although his future remains unclear.
  • Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in Italy international Belotti, who could cost £85m.
  • Stoke are preparing a £45m package to sign striker Wayne Rooney, 31, from Manchester United. Their sponsors Bet365 will fund the £45million package for Rooney, with former United man Mark Hughes desperate to get the 31 year-old on board.

  • Rooney is looking at moves to China or the United States after Everton cooled their interest in the England captain.

  • Luis Enrique insists he is feeling “no sorrow” as he departs Barcelona after leading them to more silverware. 
  • “No sadness at all, total joy,” he said after the game.
  • Diego Costa says the only club he would leave Chelsea for is his old side Atletico Madrid.
  • Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Antoine Griezmann will stay at the club, despite interest from Manchester United.
  • Jose Mourinho has urged vice-chairman Ed Woodward to tie up a quick deal for Burnley defender Michael Keane.
  • Injured out-of-contract Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has several offers from other clubs and will definitely stay in Europe, according to his agent.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to talk about extending his stay at Manchester United after ruling out a move to the MLS.
  • West Ham have put in an offer for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
  • The Hammers are prepared to meet the £140,000-per-week wage demands of Everton’s England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23.
  • Tottenham and Everton both want Hull City defender Harry Maguire, 24.
  • Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, 20, but face competition from AC Milan.
  • Liverpool are ready to challenge Manchester clubs City and United for the signature of Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, 22.

  • Manchester United face competition from Roma for Benfica and Sweden central defender Victor Lindelof, 22, who is valued at £35m.
  • Valencia have given up on keeping Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 26, with City not willing to accept an offer of below the £15.7m option in his loan contract.
  • Rafa Benitez wants to bring Napoli’s Pepe Reina back to the Premier League with Newcastle.
  • Newcastle target Michy Batshuayi, 23, has refused to rule out a loan move next season – insisting he is prepared to “go wherever Chelsea” send him.
  • Burnley are considering a move for Everton striker Oumar Niasse, 27, who has hardly played for the Toffees since a £13m move last year, but scored five goals while on loan at Hull for the second half of this season.

  • Marco Reus is facing six months out with cruciate ligament damage picked up in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 DFB Pokal final win against Eintracht Frankfurt, according to a report in Bild.

  • Marseille are stepping up their bid to sign Laurent Koscielny.
  • AC Milan have emerged as rivals to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.
  • Manchester City and Arsenal are chasing Dinamo Zagreb starlet David Colina.
  • Romelu Lukaku is at the centre of a world-record £100m tug-of-war between Chelsea and Manchester United.
  • Tottenham have offered £2m for Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez, but the Spanish club want £3m for the ‘keeper currently on loan at White Hart Lane.
  • Ally McCoist wants the Sunderland job and a chance to link up again with the Black Cats’ chief executive, Martin Bain.
  • Neil Warnock has emerged as a surprise candidate to take over at Sunderland.

  • Sunderland will make an official move for Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes in the next 48 hours.
  • Crystal Palace may have to pay Fulham around £5m in compensation if they want to secure the services of boss Slavisa Jokanovic, as the Serb does not have a release clause in the contract he signed with the Cottagers in February.
  • Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner will be offered a new £2.5m-a-year contract if his side beat Reading in Monday’s Championship play-off final.
  • Former Barcelona and Juventus defender Martin Caceres is in talks with Celtic and Leicester after deciding to quit Southampton.
  • Swansea and Brighton have  stepped back into the chase for Arsenal target Henry Onyekuru, the goalscoring winger from Belgian side Eupen.
  • Swansea are poised to make a bid for Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa, as they look to replace £30m-rated Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • West Ham want to sign Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford and use Adrian as a makeweight in a deal worth around £25m.
  • A young sports physiotherapist has died just days after retiring from Mansfield Town FC due to a terminal cancer diagnosis. Matt Salmon, 25, had worked for the club for three-and-a-half years, mainly as the academy physio.

Serie A – Juventus end with 17 year old Moise Kean stoppage-time winner; Atalanta move to fourth after Chievo victory

​Atalanta 1 – 0 Chievo Verona

Bologna 1 – 2 Juventus

  • Bologna 1 – 2 Juventus

Juventus ended their championship Serie A campaign with a nod to the future as 17-year-old Moise Kean scored a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 comeback victory over Bologna on Saturday.

A second-half substitute, Kean connected on a difficult header following a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.

It was the first Serie A goal for Kean, who was making just his third appearance in the league. In November, Kean became the first player born in this millennium to appear in Serie A.
Bologna’s Saphir Taider had opened the scoring with a splendid shot from beyond the area following the break, but Paulo Dybala equalised for Juventus in the 70th minute with a rebound following a shot from Gonzalo Higuain.
Juventus had already secured their record sixth-straight Serie A title and rested usual starters Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Mario Mandzukic. They will be looking to complete a Treble against Real Madrid in the Champions League final next Saturday.

Juventus moved seven points clear of second-placed Roma, who host Genoa on Sunday in the final match of Francesco Totti’s 25-year career with the Giallorossi.

  • Atalanta 10 Chievo Verona

Atalanta beat Chievo Verona 1-0 to move two points ahead of Lazio into fourth place, which would be a club record. Lazio visit relegation-threatened Crotone on Sunday.

Alejandro “Papu” Gomez, recently called up to the Argentina squad, scored for Atalanta with a shot from the centre of the area after an excellent through ball from Bryan Cristante.

Harry Kane wins PFA fans’ Premier League player of the Season award

Harry Kane has won the PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Season award, ahead of N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard.

Over 49,000 votes were cast in the poll, which was held on the Sky Sports website and apps, and Kane, who finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer, came out on top with 16,378 votes ahead of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, who received 13,515 votes.

Hazard, who scored 16 goals and grabbed five assists, finished third with 8,412 votes ahead of Alexis Sanchez (6,727), Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli (3,507) and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku (955).

The top six were chosen by our expert panel, which includedSky Sportspundits Paul Merson and Peter Beagrie, Mike Riley – general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke – chairman of the Football Supporters’ Federation.

And it is Kane who has come out on top thanks to your votes, which have been verified by an independent party.

The 23-year-old scored 29 goals and provided seven assists to help Tottenham finish second behind champions Chelsea – their highest Premier League finish.
Kane finished as the league’s top scorer for a second successive season and his performances also saw him named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

Coupe de France Final – Issa Cissokho’s late own goal gift PSG victory in French Cup final 

​Angers 0 – 1 Paris Saint Germain

PSG’s dominance in the domestic cup competitions continued on Saturday after they captured a record 11th French Cup title by beating Angers 1-0 thanks to an injury-time own goal.

 The capital side, who owed their victory to Issa Cissokho’s own goal a minute into added time in an otherwise dull final, claimed the title for the third year running and have now won 32 consecutive League Cup and French Cup games.

Their last defeat in a cup match came in the 2013/14 season when they were knocked out by Montpellier in the last 32 of the French Cup.

The result at the Stade de France should ease the pressure on coach Unai Emery after his side failed in the Champions League and lost their Ligue 1 title to Monaco, but they will end the season with two trophies, having beaten  Monaco 4-1in the French League Cup final in April.

PSG now own one more French Cup title than Marseille.

Cavani, who has scored 49 goals in all competitions this season, squandered a chance to match Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 2015/16 tally of 50 when he missed the target from close range.
The result earned Girondins de Bordeaux, who finished sixth in Ligue 1, a Europa League spot next season.