Monday, March 31, 2014
Diego Costa sparked Atletico Madrid's exhilarating 2-1 comeback at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, while Lionel Messi converted a late penalty to keep Barcelona one point behind the Spanish league leaders with a contentious 1-0 win at Espanyol.
South Africa's Coastal Sharks stretched their Super 15 lead to six points with a comprehensive victory over the New South Wales Waratahs at the weekend, with just a single point separating the next six teams.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Inter Milan struggled at the San Siro again in a 0-0 draw with Udinese in Serie A on Thursday, as the visitors' 17-year-old goalkeeper Simone Scuffet blocked out the Nerazzurri.
Real Sociedad beat Valladolid 1-0 while Villarreal held on for a 1-0 win at Getafe in the Spanish league, both victors staying in the hunt on Thursday for a place in European competition next season.
Ronaldo, who led Brazil to its last World Cup title 12 years ago, said Thursday this year's team is under crushing pressure with everyone expecting a sixth title helped by home field advantage.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Real Madrid lost 2-1 at Sevilla on Wednesday in the aftermath of its stinging “clasico” defeat as it slipped behind in the Spanish title race, while Atletico Madrid and Barcelona kept winning to move ahead of their rival in the standings.
Title-chasing Liverpool overcame an attack of nerves to squeeze to a 2-1 win over Sunderland and move to within a point of leader Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Bayern Munich set a new milestone in its dominance of German soccer on Tuesday, beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 to wrap up the quickest Bundesliga title in 51 years of the league.
Manchester City's title charge gained further momentum with a humbling 3-0 win at fierce rival Manchester United, but Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premier League were dented by drawing 2-2 with Swansea on Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
As statements of intent go, it couldn't have been much bigger. “If we only consider this season,” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, “there is just one club in Manchester — and it's ours.”