Watch: Nicolò Fagioli scores outrageous curler for Juventus

There have been very few bright spots for Juventus this season. On the back of the club’s humiliation in the Champions League midweek, a host of injuries forced manager Massimiliano Allegri’s hand as he utilized many of his younger players against Lecce. His faith was rewarded by Nicolò Fagioli, who scored a stunning goal to give the Bianconeri a 1-0 win. 

What's at stake in the UCL? Group-by-group look heading into the final matchday

BERLIN - The controversial VAR decision to rule out Harry Kane's stoppage-time winner against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday prevented Tottenham from progressing into the Champions League knockout stage as Group D winners with a match to spare.

Instead Antonio Conte's team now go into a final matchday with all four teams in the group, including Eintracht Frankfurt and Marseille, still in the running for a last 16 spot.

Five outrageous playoff formats MLS should consider using

The MLS Cup Playoffs have never been set in stone. In the league’s 27 seasons, no fewer than four playoff formats have been used to varying degrees of success. The current system, which features a single elimination format with seven teams from each conference, is easy to understand and follow but could definitely use some improvement, at least according to MLS. 

Team-by-team guide: 2022 USMNT World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is the preview for Group B's USMNT.

USA World Cup 2022 Preview

World Cup appearances: 11th

Best finish: 3rd (1930)

How they got here: The USMNT qualified directly as Concacaf's third-place finisher, behind Canada and Mexico and above Costa Rica on goal difference. 

Final inédita en Liga MX: Horario, historial y pronóstico del Pachuca vs. Toluca

Ni América ni Monterrey. La final del Apertura 2022 es una que nadie esperaba y que es inédita en los libros de la Liga MX: Pachuca y Toluca definirán esta semana al nuevo campeón del fútbol mexicano.

¿Cómo llegó Pachuca a la final?

El equipo de Guillermo Almada llega a su segunda final consecutiva. En el Clausura 2022 no pudieron con Atlas, pero ahora los Tuzos confían en que levantarán el séptimo título de su carrera.

USMNT last-chance training camp squad reveals Berhalter's thoughts on MLS players

The United States men's national team will host one last camp on native soil in an effort to give roster hopefuls a final chance at making the squad for next month's World Cup at Qatar.

The camp has been labeled "fitness workouts" by U.S. Soccer and will take place at Frisco, Texas. It was set to begin Tuesday and run until Nov. 5, which is just 16 days before the USMNT takes the field for its World Cup opener against Wales.

Barcelona must show they're better than Bayern, says Xavi

BARCELONA - Barcelona will be eager to show everyone that they are better than rivals Bayern Munich when the two teams face off in the Champions League on Wednesday, manager Xavi Hernández said.

Barcelona were beaten 2-0 by Bayern in last month's Group C fixture, a result that Xavi said was not a true reflection of the team's talent. But having won only one of their four matches in Europe this season, Xavi wants his team to show their true worth at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Team-by-team guide: 2022 Costa Rica World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Here's the Costa Rica World Cup 2022 preview. Los Ticos will play in Group E against Spain, Germany and Japan.

Costa Rica World Cup Preview 2022

World Cup appearances: 6th

Best finish: Quarterfinals (2014)  

Team-by-team guide: 2022 Iran World Cup preview

To prepare you for the tournament, The18 has launched team-by-team previews for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This is the preview for Group B's Iran.

Iran World Cup 2022 Preview

World Cup appearances: 6th 

Best finish: Group stage (every time) 

How they got here: Iran finished top of Group A, above South Korea, in AFC qualifying. 

Coach: Carlos Queiroz (Portuguese)