Wednesday's highlights and Thursday news: Manchester Derby to be played in EFL Cup Semi-Finals as Milan obtained crucial victory in Serie A and Boca moved on to the last 4 in Copa Libertadores - Thomas Tuchel sacked

EFL Cup Quarter-Finals

Stoke City 1 (J. Thompson '53) - Tottenham Hotspur 3 (G. Bale '22, B. Davies '70, H. Kane '81)

Tottenham remain on track for a first piece of silverware since 2008 after beating Championship side Stoke City 3-1 to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

Everton 0 - Manchester United 2 (E. Cavani '88, A. Martial '90+6)

Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial struck late to send Manchester United into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, as they won 2-0 at Everton.

EFL Cup Draw

Manchester United FC v. Manchester City FC

Tottenham Hotspur FC v. Brentford FC 

*Exact date and time of the matches to be defined.

Manchester United beat Everton to set up semi-final derby against Manchester City; Brentford will take on Spurs as they bid to reach first major final; Semis in week commencing January 4 before an April 25 final.

LaLiga Matchweek 15

Real Madrid CF 2 (C. Casemiro '57, K. Benzema '90+3) - Granada CF 0

Real Madrid earned a 2-0 win over Granada on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Casemiro and Karim Benzema.

Serie A Matchweek 14

Hellas Verona FC 1 (I. Ilic '63) - FC Internazionale Milano 2 (L. Martínez '51, M. Skriniar '69)

Inter briefly went top of Serie A after a 2-1 win over Hellas Verona at the Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi on Wednesday.

AC Milan 3 (A. Rebic '10, H. Calhanoglu P.'17, T. Hernández '90+2) - SS Lazio 2 (L. Alberto '27, C. Immobile '59)

92nd. minute strike from Theo Hernandez handed AC Milan all three points from a five-goal thriller against Lazio at Stadio San Siro on Wednesday night. 

Ligue 1 Matchday 17

Paris Saint-Germain 4 (T. Pembele '18, K. Mbappé '79, I. Gueye '88, M. Kean '90+1) - 0 RC Strasbourg Alsace

Paris Saint-Germain capped off the year with a 4-0 win over Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening.

The win means PSG keep pace with Lille and Lyon (both of them won as well at this 17th. Matchweek, Lille beat Montpellier 2-3 and Lyon trashed Nantes 3-0) at the top of Ligue 1, although Thomas Tuchel's side end 2020 in third place.

Copa Libertadores Quarter-Finals Second Leg

Club Atlético Boca Juniors 2 (E. Salvio '23, S. Villa P.'61) - Racing Club de Avellaneda 0. Boca Juniors go through on aggregate score (2-1)

Colombian forward Sebastian Villa scored one goal and set up another as Boca Juniors advanced to the Copa Libertadores semifinals with a 2-0 win over Argentine rivals Racing Club on Wednesday.

The result at La Bombonera means Boca will meet Brazil's Santos in the semifinals next month.

PSG bombshell: Tuchel sacked after 4-0 win

Paris Saint-Germain have decided to sack Thomas Tuchel after two and a half years with the Ligue 1 club.

After an inconsistent start to the season, with PSG third in the French league, and after some disagreements with club directors, the decision has been taken to let the German tactician go.

FC Barcelona consider Shkodran Mustafi as an alternative to Eric García

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi has become a target for Barcelona this winter as the Catalans look to bring in a replacement for the injured Gerard Pique.

Ronald Koeman has shown faith in Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza, but the club are keen to sign to add more depth at the back. 

Cristiano Ronaldo receives Golden Foot

Cristiano Ronaldo has received the 2020 Golden Foot Award, which is handed out by the World Champions Club to players over the age of 28 who have had a successful career.

The 35-year-old was informed that he is the 2020 winner of this prize on December 1, but he has now received the trophy.

"I am honoured to win the @goldenfootofficial and to be immortalised on the Champion Promenade in Monaco, together with some of the greatest football legends of all time!" Cristiano wrote on Instagram.

Source: Sky Sports, Marca and Xinhua Net News 

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