Thursday, December 18, 2014
Goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid coast to a 4-0 victory over Cruz Azul of Mexico on Tuesday and a place in the final of the Club World Cup.
In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Roberto Mancini recorded his first league victory back in charge at Inter Milan with a 2-0 win at 10-man Chievo Verona on Monday.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Jeremy Pied headed home the winner and goalkeeper Jonas Lossl denied Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a decisive save in the closing stages as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain slumped to its first defeat in the French league with a 1-0 loss at Guingamp on Sunday.
Patrice Evra scored his first goal in Serie A but Juventus was held 1-1 at home by Champions League hopeful Sampdoria on Sunday, and had its lead cut to one point.
Manchester United's unlikely title challenge in the Premier League gained further momentum with a 3-0 win over great rival Liverpool on Sunday, plunging last season's runner-up into more disarray.
Villarreal ended Atletico Madrid's streak of 27 straight home games without a loss in the Spanish league after striker Luciano Vietto scored late to grab a 1-0 win on Sunday.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Barcelona slipped further behind Real Madrid in the Spanish league title race after being held to 0-0 at Getafe on Saturday.
Chelsea produced an instant response to its first loss in the English Premier League by beating Hull 2-0, and Arsenal also responded to a setback by overpowering Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday.
Arjen Robben scored twice as Bayern Munich routed third-place Augsburg 4-0 to provisionally increase its Bundesliga lead while Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.