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Diego Maradona Hospitalized in La Plata Photo by Stringer/Getty Images

There were no surprising upsets yesterday as pundits accurately predicted the outcome of most contests. A few races stayed close until the end, and some other results were extremely lopsided. But enough about the Champions League — let’s get to today’s soccer links!

Puget Sound

The four-time champion also discussed that LeBron meme. Sue Bird Talks About Life in the WNBA Bubble With Megan Rapinoe and What She Learned About Protesting | GQ

MLS / USL

Niezgoda suffered the injury on Sunday against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Timbers forward Jaroslaw Niezgoda to miss remainder of season with torn ACL - Stumptown Footy

Never tell me the odds. Here’s how D.C. United can make the playoffs - Black And Red United

NWSL / women’s soccer

Offseason drama but make it more dramatic. The Louisville NWSL expansion draft preview - All For XI

Let’s catch up on the big European leagues and NWSL players on loan overseas. WoSo Around the World: Another hat trick for Bunny Shaw – Equalizer Soccer

A 5-0 demolishing at the hands of the champions showed Montpellier HSC just how far they have to go before they can match up with the top two in France. Montpellier are still not good enough to challenge OL - All For XI

Erin Cuthbert and Melanie Leupolz, from the penalty spot, scored in the second half as Chelsea beat Tottenham 2-0 in the Conti Cup. Erin Cuthbert breaks the deadlock as Chelsea beat Tottenham | The Guardian

Telegraph Sport understands that women’s non-elite clubs will not be allowed to compete. Women’s FA Cup paused in November while men’s competition continues | The Telegraph

US soccer

Unsurprisingly, no MLS players were called into the camp. USMNT November friendly roster announced - Stars and Stripes FC

It’s the second friendly for the USMNT this month. USMNT to play Panama in Austria on November 16th - Stars and Stripes FC

World soccer

The Argentina legend complained of anemia and dehydration. Diego Maradona recovering well after hospital admission, his doctor says - BBC Sport

Maradona is reportedly dealing with a subdural hematoma. theScore - Report: Argentina icon Maradona to undergo emergency brain surgery

The 67-year-old has responded to social media messages wishing him well in his recovery. Plymouth Argyle legend Paul Mariner says he is ‘fighting’ after major surgery - Plymouth Live

The 17-year-old midfielder talks about choosing the Bundesliga club ahead of Manchester United, growing up quickly and what he owes his parents. Jude Bellingham: ‘The way Dortmund integrate young players is next level’ | The Guardian

Following Giggs’ arrest on suspicion of assault, assistant Robert Page will manage next month’s games. Wales manager Ryan Giggs will not take charge of November games - BBC Sport

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman denies claims that Lionel Messi is difficult to manage before Wednesday’s Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv. Barcelona v Dynamo Kyiv: Lionel Messi not difficult to manage, says Ronald Koeman - BBC Sport

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen “plenty of positives” from Paul Pogba despite the midfielder’s mistake against Arsenal. Istanbul Basaksehir v Man Utd: Paul Pogba has shown ‘plenty of positives’ - Solskjaer - BBC Sport

Ferran Torres scored early but Manchester City needed late goals from Gabriel Jesus and João Cancelo to secure a 3-0 win over Olympiakos in Group C. Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus returns with a bang in win over Olympiakos | The Guardian

Alassane Pléa scored a hat-trick as Borussia Mönchengladbach crushed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 to take over from them at the top of their group. Mönchengladbach win 6-0 at Shakhtar while Atlético held | The Guardian

It was 2-2 in the 78th minute. Robert Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern crush Salzburg, 6-2, in Champions League - BBC Sport

In-form forward Diogo Jota scored a brilliant hat trick for Liverpool as they demolished Atalanta in Champions League Group D. Diogo Jota hits sublime hat-trick for Liverpool in demolition of Atalanta | The Guardian

With Jota in form and Roberto Firmino struggling for goals, is it time for Liverpool’s front three to change? Should Diogo Jota replace Roberto Firmino in Liverpool’s lineup? - BBC Sport

The Manchester United captain said he does not ‘go on or read it’ when asked about scrutiny of his performances this season. Harry Maguire says social media criticism of performances has no effect | The Guardian

Leeds United striker Rodrigo reveals he has tested positive for Covid-19 but says he is feeling healthy. Rodrigo: Leeds United’s record signing tests positive for Covid-19 - BBC Sport

Only four of 42 Scottish Premier League clubs are in favour of allowing the league body to impose a 3-0 defeat if a side cannot fulfil a fixture. SPFL: Clubs fail to back Covid-19 proposals in consultation process - BBC Sport

And finally, a reminder of the old adage about the importance of staying extra-alert in the five minutes after a goal.

What’s on TV?

8:00 AM: Genoa vs. Torino (Serie A) — ESPN+

9:55 AM: Zenit vs. Lazio (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / CBS All Access

9:55 AM: Istanbul Basaksehir vs. Manchester United (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / UniMas / CBS All Access

11:45 AM: Derby County vs. Queens Park Rangers (English Championship) — ESPN+

12:00 PM: Sevilla vs. Krasnodar (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Chelsea vs. Rennes (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Club Brugge vs. Borussia Dortmund (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Barcelona vs. Dynamo Kyiv (UEFA Champions League) — TUDN / UniMas / CBS All Access

12:00 PM: Ferencvaros vs. Juventus (UEFA Champions League) — Galavision / CBS All Access

12:00 PM: RB Leipzig vs. Paris Saint-Germain (UEFA Champions League) — CBS All Access

4:30 PM: Flamengo vs. Athletico Paranaense (Copa do Brasil) — FS2

4:30 PM: Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew (MLS) — ESPN+

5:00 PM: Minnesota United vs. Chicago Fire (MLS) — ESPN+

5:30 PM: Nashville SC vs. FC Dallas (MLS) — ESPN+

6:36 PM: Monterrey vs. Tijuana (Copa MX) — FS2

7:00 PM: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS) — ESPN+

8:00 PM: LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) — TUDN / UniMas