America MG

16' Norberto | 19' Luan | 32' Ruy | 75' Messias

4-2

Figueirense

58' N. Careca | 90' Henan

Santa Cruz

44' J. Paulo

1-1

Boa

71' Thaciano

Luverdense

17' P. R. de Souza

1-1

Parana

58' Alemao

Goytacaz

-

Barra Mansa

Diaz

29' R. Prieto | 73' R. Leichtweis

2-1

Cerro Porteno

45' G. Velazquez

Sport Victoria

-

Defensor La Bocana

Sport Loreto

-

Santa Rosa PNP

Carlos Manucci

-

Cienciano

Club Sando

-

North East Stars

Nyva Ternopil'

-

Arsenal Bila Tserkva

Polessya

-

Nyva Vinnytsya

Podillya Khmelnytskyi

-

Teplovyk

Ahrobiznes Volochysk

-

Lviv

Bukovyna

-

Skala Stryi

Cherkaskyi Dnipro II

-

Ternopil'

Orlando City

0-1

Atlanta United

86' H. Villalba

New York Cosmos

?-?

Valencia

Barcelona Atletico

?-?

Cibao

S. Wanderers

22' F. Pina | 83' B. Cerezo | 90' E. Gutierrez

3-0

Cobresal

New York Red Bulls 2

27' V. Bezecourt

1-0

Toronto FC 2

FA Cup: Sutton United vs Arsenal preview

Sutton United will host Arsenal at Gander Green Lane tonight for their FA Cup Last-16 tie match.

The premier league side is clearly the favourite for the encounter, despite their current poor form internationally and domestically as well.
The Gunners are coming into the match following a disastrous midweek defeat in the Champions League against Bayern Munich. Thanks to the 5-1 loss to the Bavarians, who are also not enjoying their best form recently, Arsenal can prepare themselves for yet another exit from Europe’s most prestigious tournament.
Unless the Gunners can produce a miracle in the secong leg, they will exit the Champions League at the same stage for the seventh successive season.

It will be interesting to see if Arsene Wenger fields a team filled with fringe players and upcoming talents, or maybe he sends a full-string squad to the pitch in order to up the level of confidence. Altough it would make sense to start the game with key first team players, as they surely need the taste of success, it is highly unexpectable, rightly so.
Arsene Wenger might be afraid of possible injuries caused by higly motivated but less talented players, and also might be giving rests for key players. Even tough their next match will be only on the 4th of March away to Liverpool in the Premier League. Thanks to the postponement of this weekend’s tie against Southampton, because of the Saints’ English League Cup final match against Manchester United.

Sutton United is expected to field their strongest possible line-up for today’s encounter, as they are prepairing for the biggest match of their history. We can be sure that the players will be highly motivated, and will do everything they can to cause an even bigger upset, than fellow fifth-tier club Lincoln City, who progressed to the next round after beating Burnley at Turf Moor.

Who are Sutton United?

  • Sutton United currently plays in the National League, England’s fifth division, they were founded in 1898.
  • Sutton United play their home matches at 5,013 capacity Gander Green Lane.
  • They have played three matches against top-flight opponents in the FA Cup before, beating Coventry 2-1 in 1989 before losing 8-0 to Norwich in the next round. The third match was played against Leeds in 1970, with Sutton losing 6-0
  • The U’s have lost only once at home in the last five months, a league match against Dover, where Sutton played with ten men for more than an hour
  • Sutton won the National League South in 2015–16, therefore currently competes in National League, one division below the Football League.
  • Sutton United currently occupy the 16th place in the league.
  • On their current cup run in the FA Cup, they have eliminated Dartford, Cheltenham Town, Wimbledon and Leeds United.

Given the difference between the two sides, anything other than a convincing win for the Gunners would be a huge surprise, regardless of which players will be on the field for Arsenal. For the Gunners, it is a must-win game. On the other hand, Sutton has nothing to lose, this is why they can play without any pressure on their shoulders, and look for the biggest shock in the history of the FA Cup.

The winner of the tie will play Lincoln City at home in the quarter-finals.