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

Mesut Ozil praises Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has heaped more praise on Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as he fuels more talk about a return to Spain.

The German described Zidane as his “idol” just days after refusing to rule out a move back to Los Blancos. Ozil spent three seasons in Madrid under Jose Mourinho but moved to London after the Portuguese manager left the Bernabeu himself in 2013.

After impressing with Arsenal this season, the 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from England and has heaped praise on a number of La Liga’s players and managers. In a tell-all interview with The Times, he said:

“Iniesta is a big player. I like how he is playing, but my real idol was Zinedine Zidane. He was not selfish. He scored, but he also made assists. He was a leader”

Ozil also praised former Barcelona midfielder Xavi, although that may not go down well with many in Madrid:

“I also admire Xavi. Barcelona was huge because of him, his calm with the ball. He was a leader, he was controlling everything. Everyone speaks about [Lionel] Messi, but if you look at the [bigger picture], it was Xavi who made the whole team work. He made Messi better. And the other players, too”

The German’s comments will surely worry The Gunner’s manager Arsene Wenger. His side head into a busy Christmas period and the Frenchman needs everyone fully committed to the cause.

Arsenal sit fourth, just three points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League. They go away to West Ham on Saturday, December 3. This derby is followed by a home game against Stoke City before going away to Everton. A week before Christmas they face Manchester City at The Etihad on December 18.

Wenger will be hoping his side perform well over the festive period and will want to head into the new year at the top of the league.