The Netherlands striker missed Monday's FA Cup win over Preston and is likely to retain his place at the weekend after Radamel Falcao again struggled to make an impact.
LONDON- Liverpool's Lazar Markovic has been suspended by UEFA for the next four European matches after being sent off in the Champions League group stage match against Basel in December.
BERLIN — Bayern Munich routed Hamburger SV 8-0, and Bas Dost's injury-time winner gave Wolfsburg a 5-4 victory at Bayer Leverkusen as the Bundesliga saw a deluge of goals Saturday.Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and Mario Goetze all scored two each for Bayern, with Robert Lewandowski claiming another and substitute Franck Ribery scoring on his return from a right thigh injury.
Ivory Coast ended years of frustration to claim their second African Nations Cup crown following a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Ghana in the final.
London - Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood has been appointed as the new manager of Aston Villa on a three-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.
LONDON — David Beckham has marked his 10th year as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF by setting up a new personal fund, saying he wants to "raise millions" to help protect the world's most vulnerable children.
Ghana coach Avram Grant is expecting a good game with Ivory Coast in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations Cup final.