Monday, February 24, 2014
Four days after affirming its European credentials by toppling Manchester City, Barcelona slumped to a stinging 3-1 loss at Real Sociedad to relinquish the provisional Spanish league lead to Real Madrid on Saturday.
Hamburger SV ended its seven-game losing streak in the Bundesliga by beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 on new coach Mirko Slomka's debut on Saturday.
Belgian international Radja Nainggolan hit his maiden goal for Roma in a 1-0 win at Bologna which reduced the gap on Serie A leaders to six points on Saturday.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
FIFA said Friday it has allocated 2.3 million tickets for the World Cup, with Brazilians and Americans receiving most of them.
Less than a year after pushing to leave Manchester United, Wayne Rooney committed his long-term future to the struggling Premier League champion on Friday by signing a lucrative new contract through June 2019.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Juventus coach Antonio Conte leads his side into Sunday's derby against Torino fearing the champions' bid for a third consecutive scudetto could be hampered by their Europa League ambitions.
Manchester City will try to get their Premier League title challenge back on track against Stoke on Saturday after a midweek defeat by Barcelona left their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
Jose Mourinho will again confront Chelsea's striker dilemma when the leaders return to Premier League action against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Second-half goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller gave holder Bayern Munich a 2-0 victory over 10-man Arsenal and a firm grip of their last 16 Champions League tie on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid struggled throughout but managed to win 1-0 at AC Milan thanks to a late Diego Costa header in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Wednesday.