Friday, October 31, 2014
Manchester City's defense of the League Cup was ended by a 2-0 home loss to Newcastle in the last 16 on Wednesday, with an injury to playmaker David Silva completing a miserable night for the out-of-form English champions.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Mario Balotelli sparked a dramatic fightback by Liverpool and Chelsea needed a late own goal to edge past plucky fourth-tier opposition as the two Premier League giants squeezed into the League Cup quarterfinals.
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored one goal and set up another Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund put aside its Bundesliga troubles with a 3-0 win at St. Pauli in the German Cup.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Former France playing legend Zinedine Zidane and his club European champions Real Madrid were embroiled in an embarrassing dispute on Monday with the Spanish Football Federation who according to influential Madrid-based sports paper Marca handed him a three month coaching ban.
Charlie Austin eased the pressure on Harry Redknapp as the Queens Park Rangers (QPR) forward struck twice to lift his side off the bottom of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Premier League leader Chelsea dropped points for only the second time this season by conceding a last-gasp equalizer at Manchester United that will also have been celebrated in the blue half of the city on Sunday.
Sevilla scored twice in the final minutes to stun visiting Villarreal 2-1 and move level on points with Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday.
English forward Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice to equal the Major League Soccer (MLS) season goal record as the New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 in the league's regular-season finale on Sunday.
South Africa and Orlando Pirates captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead late Sunday near Johannesburg, a police spokesman told AFP, with club officials describing his slaying as a “loss to the nation.”
Monday, October 27, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling “clasico” match Saturday that handed the visitors their first loss of the Spanish league season.