By The Related PressDecember 31, 2022 GMT
A take a look at what’s occurring in European soccer on Sunday:
The 2 goalkeepers within the World Cup last — France’s Hugo Lloris and Argentina hero Emiliano Martinez — are set to satisfy once more two weeks later as Tottenham hosts Aston Villa within the first Premier League recreation of 2023. Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte says Lloris will return to the beginning lineup after being on the bench for Monday’s draw with Brentford. Villa supervisor Unai Emery can also be anticipated to start out with Martinez. Tottenham can transfer again above Manchester United into the highest 4 — the Champions League spots — with a victory. Within the league’s different recreation Sunday, Nineteenth-place Nottingham Forest hosts Chelsea.
French league chief Paris Saint-Germain faces its hardest take a look at of the season when it travels to play Lens, which has gained all of its eight residence video games this season. Victory for second-place Lens would transfer it 4 factors behind defending champion PSG, which can be with out the suspended Neymar and World Cup winner Lionel Messi, who’s again in coaching subsequent week. PSG coach Christophe Galtier’s aspect is unbeaten after 16 video games however has conceded gentle targets at occasions, together with a scrappy midweek win towards struggling Strasbourg. Fifth-place Monaco hosts Brest at Stade Louis II with all eyes on 17-year-old Monaco midfielder Eliesse Ben Seghir, the most recent expertise from its youth academy, after he got here off the bench and scored twice on his league debut in midweek.
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