Thursday's soccer news starts with Timothy Weah scoring again for Celtic. In just his second game with the club and first in the Scottish Premier League, Weah turned in another super sub performance in the 4-0 win over St Mirren. Oliver Burke put Celtic up in the 11th minute with Scott Sinclair converting a penalty in the 18th. Burke scored again in the 55th. Weah subbed on in the 64th minute for Burke, scoring in the 86th.
"It was a very good win for us," Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said. I thought that first game back at the weekend was a good performance, and the mark of the best teams is going into their next game, albeit midweek, and perform better. I really enjoyed watching the game and watching how we played. It was pleasing for Ollie getting his first goal for the club, Timothy coming on, young Ewan Henderson who I believe is a big talent, he just needs maturation and experience – but you could see with his beautiful pass that allows Timothy to finish. It was really good to watch."
Andrija Novakovich scored in Fortuna Sittard's 4-1 loss at Feyenoord in the KNVB Beker quarterfinals. Trailing from the 34th minute, Novakovich equalized in the 54th. Feyenoord took the lead from the penalty spot in the 68th minute, scoring again in the 81st and converting a stoppage time penalty.
Omar Gonzalez's Atlas lost 2-1 to Leones Negros in the Copa MX on Tuesday. Atlas gave up a 28th minute penalty and another goal in the 70th. Osvaldo Martinez scored for Atlas in the 90th minute. On Wednesday, Joe Corona's Tijuana lost 2-1 at Pachuca. Tijuana fell behind to goals in the 35th and 41st minutes. Pachuca gave up a stoppage time own-goal.
Did Not Play: Jose Torres (Puebla 1 - Juarez 2), Michael Orozco (Lobos BUAP 0 - Veracruz 2)
The Guardian's Jonathan Wilson explains the history of the false nine. British GQ's Andy Mitten with the local problems for La Liga. World Soccer's Brian Glanville on the situation for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. Foreign Policy's Matthew Hall on Hakeem al-Araibi's detention in Thailand. FIFA's response to the situation.
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