Thursday, August 28, 2014
In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club's illustrious history on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from long range to seal Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over the promoted Cordoba on Monday, while Atletico Madrid was held 0-0 at Rayo Vallecano as it stumbled at the start of its Spanish league title defense.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Lionel Messi scored twice to help 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the Argentina star looking eager to put last season's disappointments behind him.
The World Cup memories are fading fast for Louis van Gaal as the size of the Manchester United rebuilding task hits home.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored in the final seven minutes as Arsenal recovered to draw 2-2 at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday, avoiding another demoralizing defeat on Merseyside.
Malaga held on to beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to kick off the Spanish league on Saturday after new coach Javi Gracia's winning debut was almost spoiled by two of his players earning red cards in a wild finale.
Bordeaux extended its perfect start to the season by rallying past Nice 3-1 on Saturday for a third straight victory in the French league.
Karim Bellarabi scored the quickest goal in 52 seasons of the Bundesliga to help Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the opening round on Saturday.
Thierry Henry and Bradley Wright-Phillips each scored twice in the second half goals to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 4-2 win over the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer on Saturday.
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt set a new best time of 9.98 seconds for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw's national soccer stadium on Saturday.