Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes Carlos Tevez is "destined" to score the winner in the Manchester derby against title rivals United.
Frank Lampard took little pleasure in becoming the first midfielder to score 150 Premier League goals after Chelsea's bid to finish in the top four suffered a blow with a 1-1 draw at Fulham.
Nicolas Anelka made an instant impact on his Shanghai Shenhua debut, scoring on debut as his side fell to a 3-2 defeat against bitter rivals Beijing Guo'an.
A host of top players and pundits have hailed Barcelona star Lionel Messi as the greatest player of all-time after he became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League game in the 7-1 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen.
Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a single Champions League game as Barcelona booked their place in quarter-finals with an emphatic 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen.
Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy says he will be fit for Sunday's Carling Cup final against his old club Cardiff and maintains that if he scores, he will not celebrate his goal.
Emmanuel Eboue and Bony Wilfried scored the goals which saw Ivory Coast go through to a quarter-final meeting with African Nations Cup hosts Equatorial Guinea after winning Group B.
Everton's Tim Howard became the fourth goalkeeper in Premier League history to score when he netted a wind-assisted opener from inside his own penalty area in the 2-1 loss to Bolton.
Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has backed in-form striker Yakubu to become the first player to score 20 Premier League goals for the club in a season since Alan Shearer in 1996.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it is only a matter of time before striker Gervinho is back amongst the goalscorers.
Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is determined to press his claims to be part of Fabio Capello's Euro 2012 squad and could do so by scoring England's 2,000th international goal on Tuesday night.
Striker Demba Ba claims that playing darts has helped him settle in and start scoring at Newcastle United.
Goals by Luke Rodgers and Thierry Henry guided New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says there is no crisis at Real Madrid, despite having failed to score in their last two La Liga games.
AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso claims that the club's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'scores too little' and should be aiming to get 30 goals a season.
Brazil striker Fred came off the bench to score a last-gasp equaliser and earn his side a 2-2 draw in their Copa America Group B clash with Paraguay.