Friday, January 24, 2014
Lionel Messi marked his 400th game for Barcelona with a master class of passing by setting up four goals to give Cristian Tello a hat trick in a 4-1 win at Levante in Wednesday's first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal.
Udinese beat AC Milan 2-1 at San Siro to reach the Italian Cup semifinals on Wednesday, as Clarence Seedorf endured his first defeat as manager.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Manchester City showed no mercy on beleaguered West Ham by romping to a 3-0 victory in the second leg of their League Cup semifinal on Tuesday, completing a 9-0 aggregate thrashing.
A first-half goal from Karim Benzema guided Real Madrid to a 1-0 win at Espanyol in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Two goals by Ibai Gomez helped Athletic Bilbao come from behind to beat Valladolid 4-2 at the new San Mames stadium in the Spanish league Monday.
West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka faces a lengthy ban after being charged by the Football Association on Tuesday over an allegedly anti-Semitic salute.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Manchester United's title defense faltered further as a Samuel Eto'o-inspired Chelsea cast the champions further adrift from the Premier League elite with a 3-1 victory Sunday.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both stumbled to draws on Sunday, tightening the Spanish league title race with Real Madrid now only one point behind the co-leaders.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Two-time European champion Javier Fernandez admitted that he sometimes feels like an Eskimo who plays volleyball as he tries to get a look-in in soccer-mad Spain.
Arsenal preserved their lead in the Premier League by beating Fulham 2-0 on Saturday, while goal-line technology assisted Manchester City as they overcame Cardiff City.