Zidane, Villas-Boas under the cosh, Zlatan boosts Milan – what to watch in Europe this weekend | The Guardian Nigeria News

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AC Milan’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic pauses following a thigh muscle strain during the Italian serie A football match Napoli vs AC Milan on November 22, 2020 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP)

Real Madrid hope to put an embarrassing midweek cup exit behind them, while Andre Villas-Boas’s future is under scrutiny at Marseille and AC Milan look to keep their rivals in the rearview mirror with Zlatan Ibrahimovic back from injury.

AFP Sport selects some of the standout football action in Europe this weekend:

Pressure back on Zidane in Madrid
Alaves v Real Madrid, Saturday 2000 GMT

After successive defeats in the Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey, the second a shock loss to third-tier Alcoyano, Real Madrid will try to reignite their La Liga title challenge away to Alaves.

Zinedine Zidane’s side are playing catch up to Atletico Madrid, despite having played a game more, after draws against struggling Elche and Osasuna, two of the…



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