Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal conceded that he was indebted to Robin van Persie after the Dutch striker's brace earned his below-par side a 2-1 victory at Southampton.
Barcelona's hopes of beating Paris Saint-Germain and leapfrogging them to finish top of their Champions League group rests on troubling the French champions' defense more than they did in the 3-2 defeat in Paris, claimed coach Luis Enrique.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
With his third hat trick in four games, Lionel Messi reached yet another scoring milestone for Barcelona on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Galaxy gave Landon Donovan a fairytale ending to a storied career Sunday, beating the New England Revolution 2-1 after extra time in the MLS Cup final.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo netted a record 23rd hat-trick in La Liga and his 200th goal in the Spanish top flight as Real Madrid equalled a Spanish record of 18 consecutive wins in all competitions with a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Serbian winger Adem Ljajic struck twice, including an injury-time equalizer, to rescue 10-man Roma in a stunning 2-2 draw with Sassuolo that threatened to derail the Giallorossi's title hopes on Saturday.
Holders Japan set their sights firmly on retaining their Women's World Cup after being handed a dream draw for the 2015 tournament, while the United States face a rocky road to the final.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
A goal and an assist by Edgar Mendez helped Almeria beat second-tier Real Betis 4-3 after withstanding a late comeback attempt in the first leg of their round-of-16 match in the Copa del Rey on Friday.
Borussia Dortmund earned a much-needed confidence boosting 1-0 victory over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Friday to lift itself from the bottom of the table.
Juventus' march to a fourth successive title was halted on Friday as it was held to a goalless draw at fierce rival Fiorentina in Serie A.