MADRID: Former Arsenal winger Carlos Vela scored a hat-trick to give new Real Sociedad coach David Moyes a winning home start in La Liga with a 3-0 victory over Elche on Friday.
MILAN: Champions Juventus host Torino in the ‘Derby della Mole’ tomorrow looking to reinforce their lead over title rivals Roma, who host Inter Milan in what will be Roberto Mancini’s second game in charge of the Nerazzurri.
SAO PAULO: Brazilian great Pele (pic) says he is not seriously ill, easing fears on Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment.
PEP Guardiola wants Bayern Munich to learn from their mid-week Champions League defeat at Manchester City to help strengthen their iron grip on the Bundesliga at Hertha Berlin today.
PARIS: A resurgent Lyon will be looking to extend their impressive unbeaten run in Ligue 1 when they make the short trip to face great rivals Saint-Etienne tomorrow.
A LIONEL Messi-inspired Barcelona vanquished some early season doubts with back-to-back thrashings of Sevilla and APOEL Nicosia in the past week thanks to two hat-tricks from the Argentine as he became the all-time leading scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League.
JOSE Mourinho will attempt to overturn a landmark defeat when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit Sunderland this weekend.
LONDON: Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is adamant boss Brendan Rodgers can cope with the mounting criticism of his spluttering team.
ARSENAL and Liverpool will each attempt to arrest damaging sequences of results when they return to Premier League action this weekend following mid-week exertions in the Champions League.
PREMIER League duo Everton and Tottenham Hotspur both won to clinch qualification for the knockout phase of the Europa League on Thursday, while Celtic also progressed despite losing at home to Salzburg.
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