United States striker Alex Morgan has announced she is pregnant. Morgan, 30, finished joint-top scorer at the 2019 Women’s World Cup and is viewed as one of the world’s most influential female players. Her first child is due in April 2020, three months before USA are scheduled to play at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Dries Mertens overtook Diego Maradona as Napoli’s second highest all-time goalscorer as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 3-2 in the Champions League. The 32-year-old’s double saw him go one ahead of the Argentine on 116 goals, five behind Marek Hamsik.
Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons as Barcelona claimed a narrow win at Slavia Prague. Captain Messi gave Barca an early lead with a first-time finish after an exchange of passes with Arthur.