As it typically happens, the NBA trade deadline this year was a bit mild compared to the nine deals that were executed last year. In all, seven deals were completed prior to the deadline, with some teams really helping their chances this season.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic insisted a miracle is possible when his side attempt to overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday.
First things first. There is no shame in losing to Liverpool, particularly away from home. And particularly within days of a stinging defeat fresh in their memory and with Arsenal devoid of confidence and, as ever, undermined by absences.