A take a look at what’s happening in European soccer on Thursday: ENGLAND Liverpool lacks a win in 5 Premier League …

An appearance at what’s taking place in European soccer on Thursday:

ENGLAND

Liverpool lacks a win in five Premier League video games and its title defense is falling apart heading into a match at Tottenham, which concludes the 20th round. The groups are separated by one place and one point, with Liverpool in fifth location ahead of Tottenham. The champs haven’t won in the league because knocking Crystal Palace 7-0 on Dec. 19, a result that came three days after they beat Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield thanks to Roberto Firmino’s 90th-minute header. Spurs are unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitors.

SPAIN

Athletic Bilbao attempts to include to it impressive run when it goes to third-division club Alcoyano in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Athletic has actually won four straight matches– a rout versus Getafe in the Spanish league, a win over Ibiza in the round of 32 of the Copa and consecutive victories against Real Madrid and Barcelona to clinch the Spanish Super Cup title. Alcoyano surprised Real Madrid in the last 32, winning in extra time with 10 guys. Granada visits third-division club Navalcarnero, which got rid of Eibar in the round of 32.

ITALY

Having a hard time Napoli hosts Spezia in the Italian Cup quarterfinals. Napoli has actually lost 4 of its last 8 Serie A matches, including a dispiriting 3-1 loss at Hellas Verona last weekend. Spezia posted an upset win over Roma in the previous round. The winner will face Atalanta in the two-leg semifinals. Ten-man Atalanta beat going to Lazio 3-2 on Wednesday.

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