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Raphael Varane said Real Madrid cannot expect to win easily every week after Julen Lopetegui's side battled to a tight 1-0 victory against Espanyol. With Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Toni Kroos all rested by Lopetegui, it was down to Marco Asensio to hit a first-half winner against his former club. Madrid went top of the table - at least temporarily, as Barcelona play Girona on Sunday - but Varane noted it will not always be comfortable for his team.
Jose Mourinho has blamed the attitude of his Manchester United players for a 1-1 draw with Wolves at home.
Jose Mourinho was unhappy with his team's attitude and also pointed the finger at his attacking players after Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Wolves. In front of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who was back at Old Trafford for the first time since suffering a brain haemorrhage in May , United produced a disappointing performance and Wolves left with a deserved point. Fred gave the hosts the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute , but Joao Moutinho brought Wolves back on level terms early in the second period with a fine finish.
Jose Mourinho pointed the finger at his attacking players after Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Wolves. In front of former manager Alex Ferguson, who was back at Old Trafford for the first time since suffering a brain haemorrhage in May, United produced a disappointing performance and Wolves left with a deserved point. Fred gave the hosts the lead against the run of play in the 18th minute, but Joao Moutinho brought Wolves back on level terms early in the second period with a fine finish.
The design house previewed its latest collection in a former railway depot in the Italian city. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
After a lengthy injury layoff, Tottenham attacker Erik Lamela says he is just happy to be able to play again
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker was "hurt" by Mauricio Pochettino's reaction to his departure from Tottenham. Walker swapped Spurs for City at the start of last season in a deal reportedly worth an initial £45million, going on to win the Premier League and EFL Cup in his first campaign under Pep Guardiola.
Florentino Perez has revealed Real Madrid did not want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo but had to "open the door" for his departure after the player asked to leave. Ronaldo stunned the footballing world in July when he completed a €100million transfer from the reigning European champions to Juventus, ending a trophy-laden spell in the Spanish capital. The Portuguese forward won the Champions League four times and LaLiga twice, while he is also Los Blancos' all-time leading goal-scorer.
The Swede reveals he couldn't have timed his 500th goal better
The Swede enjoys a swipe at his critics after his latest landmark
Alexis Sanchez will start in place of Anthony Martial for Manchester United against Wolves on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed. Martial scored in United's 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday, but the France international will have to settle for a place on the bench against Wolves. Mourinho confirmed Sanchez - left on the bench in Bern and without a goal in four games this season - would return on Saturday.
Brazil's double World Cup winner celebrates his birthday
If you've ever attended a football game, you might've noticed that what you wear to the matchup is almost as important as who wins. (Okay, well, at least to us.) When deciding what to wear to a football game, it's essential to look cool, comfortable,
The bunnies are back; more than 30 years after its last New York Club closed, and amid the #MeToo moment, Playboy is opening a luxury club in Manhattan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Bruno Genesio says he didn't get the chance to talk to the City boss after Lyon's Champions League win
Former England defender Gary Cahill, who has won every major club trophy since joining Chelsea from Bolton in 2012, is likely to ask the London team for a move in the January transfer window unless he gets back in the side. The 32-year-old center back is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to play under new coach Maurizio Sarri, who has led Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table with five wins from as many matches. "I don't want to jump the gun, but as things stand at this time, probably, yes (I'll have to leave in January)," Cahill said.
Pep Guardiola expressed his delight as Sergio Aguero signed a new deal at Manchester City until 2021
Real Madrid Boss Julen Lopetegui accepts the general consensus that ex-Los Blancos star Cristiano Ronaldo may have been wrongly sent off despite VAR being used
Jurgen Klopp is sure that strikers Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino can play alongside each other
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo described Jose Mourinho as "an inspiration" and said he was honoured to have been praised by the Manchester United manager ahead of his side's trip to Old Trafford. Mourinho was Nuno's manager while the Wolves boss was a goalkeeper at Porto between 2002 and 2004 and the pair won two league titles, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League together.
Jurgen Klopp gave a glowing review of Mo Salah's recent performances, despite a lack of goals. Meanwhile, Daniel Sturridge's return to form and fitness has given the Liverpool manager a selection headache.
Whether he meant it or not, Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi left a little dig in with former Gunners manager Arsene Wenger. In speaking about his new manager, Unai Emery, Iwobi said that the squad was working more on fitness than in the past. The improved fitness and quality helped Arsenal Thursday in its Europa League opener, a 4-2 win over Ukrainian side Vorskla.
Tottenham and Argentina forward Erik Lamela admits Argentina are not the same without Lionel Messi in the squad.
Eric Lamela gives his thoughts on Harry Kane's form, Tottenham's title ambitions and Mauricio Pochettino's influence on him.
Sergio Aguero extends contract at Man City
Theo Walcott admits he "fell out of love with football" towards the end of his time at Arsenal as he struggled for regular game time under Arsene Wenger. Back in January, the 29-year-old opted to take on a new challenge as Everton made a £20 million ($26m) move for his services. Walcott also took in two FA Cup triumphs and 47 outings for his country during a productive spell in north London, but had slipped down the pecking order before heading through the exits.
US intellectual and linguist Noam Chomsky visits former Brazil President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva who is in jail on corruption charges and says the leftist should "by right" be the country's next president.
Alex Iwobi says he's adjusting to the demands of new Arsenal boss Unai Emery
Unai Emery was pleased with goalkeeper Berntd Leno's debut for Arsenal as they beat Vorskla 4-2.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted there was frustration in conceding late goals despite a comfortable 4-2 win in the Europa League over Vorskla.
Lucien Favre has heaped praise on Marco Reus despite the German netting just once this season.
Only Javi Martinez has won more Bundesliga games in a row than Jerome Boateng.
Mauricio Pochettino isn't worried about striker Harry Kane's recent goalless spell
Former Barcelona man Luis Garcia has heaped praise on Lionel Messi.
Here are five things you need to know ahead of the weekend of Premier League fixtures.
After picking up a controversial red card against Valencia in his first Champions League match for Juventus, will Cristiano Ronaldo could receive a multi-game suspension and miss both of his team's matches against Manchester United?
Mauricio Pochettino will wait until the last minute before deciding whether to bring Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli back from injury for Saturday's Premier League trip to Brighton. Alli has returned to training after sustaining a hamstring injury on England duty that ruled him out of Tottenham's last two matches. In his absence, Tottenham's losing streak has extended to three games after losses to Liverpool and Inter Milan, the first time the club have suffered such a sequence under Pochettino.
Wilfried Zaha has revealed that he flopped at Manchester United because of their lack of support system. The 25-year-old joined the Red Devils in 2013 becoming Alex Ferguson's last signing before his retirement but could not get sufficient playing time under then new manager David Moyes.
The long-haul drudgery of the Europa League group stage is unlikely to enthuse many Arsenal fans, but one area of interest is how Unai Emery treats the competition. The three-time Europa League winner is likely to make a smattering of changes for
Jose Mourinho appeared the happiest he's been for some time, after Mancheter United beat Young Boys 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City's shock Champions League loss at home to Lyon was not down to Pep Guardiola's absence or a poor atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium, says Mikel Arteta. City, rated among the favourites to win this season's Champions League, went down 2-1 in Wednesday's Group F clash with Arteta deputising on the touchline for the banned Guardiola. Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir struck first-half goals for the Ligue 1 side and although Bernardo Silva gave City hope, the Premier League champions could not complete the fightback.
Jose Mourinho believes Diogo Dalot can spend more than a decade at Old Trafford as the Manchester United manager lauded the debutant. Portuguese right-back Dalot made his debut in United's 3-0 win at Young Boys in their Champions League opener on Wednesday. The 19-year-old swapped Porto for United in the off-season and made his first appearance in Bern, where Dalot impressed in defence and attack.
Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac heaped praise on goalscorer Renato Sanches, describing his performance as "special" in the club's successful Champions League opener against Benfica. Ex-Benfica midfielder Sanches returned to haunt his former club, the 21-year-old Portugal international on target as Bayern claimed a 2-0 victory away from home on Wednesday. Sanches endured a forgettable loan spell at Swansea City last season but he was handed his first Bayern start since May 2017 and repaid the faith, converting James Rodriguez's cross nine minutes into the second half, having played a role in Robert Lewandowski's opener.
The Juve coach is not in agreement with Ronaldo's dismissal against Valencia
If Manchester City wants to finally win a first Champions League title, it will have to start taking the competition a bit more seriously - on and off the field. Banned from the touchline and unable to communicate with the bench, City manager Pep Guardiola did fill one seat in the stands and he saw his Premier League champions easily picked apart by the French visitors and not pressing with the usual intensity. "We felt under threat every time we lost the ball and sometimes that brings the confidence a little bit lower," said City assistant manager Mikel Arteta, who was in charge on the bench in Guardiola's absence.
Real Madrid sweep aside Roma in the Champions League with a 3-0 win.
Mikel Arteta might have enjoyed the opportunity to sit in the hot seat for Manchester City when the Premier League champions opened their UEFA Champions League season at home to Lyon on Wednesday, but he sure didn't like the result. With suspended Pep Guardiola watching from the stands, Man City went behind 2-0 to the French visitors. The champs could muster one second half marker in a loss at the Etihad Stadium.
Jose Mourinho hailed full backs Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot and said Dalot's performance against Young Boys shows he has the quality to stay with Man United for 10 years.
Unai Emery has confirmed that Bernd Leno will make his debut for Arsenal in the Europa League against Vorskla.