NAPLES: Captain Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Morata struck one apiece as 11-time winners Real Madrid secured a seventh successive Champions League quarter-final berth with a clinical 3-1 win over a spirited Napoli on Tuesday. "We're happy to have won," said Real coach Zinedine Zidane. "We suffered a lot in the opening half when they had us under a lot of pressure. "But after a good talk about what we had to do in the second half, we were much better." Real, who took a commanding 3-1 first leg lead at the Santiago…
LONDON: Heavyweight trio Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea kept up their 100 percent starts to the Premier League season this weekend while Bayern Munich made a six-goal start to the defence of their Bundesliga crown.
PARIS: Manchester United came from behind to beat Midtjylland 5-1 with a brace from debut striker Marcus Rashford while Tottenham beat Fiorentina 3-0 and Liverpool squeezed past Augsburg to make the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday.
PARIS: A miserable season for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United took a new turn for the worse on Thursday as they lost 2-1 away to Danish champions Midtjylland in the Europa League.
LONDON: Former France great Zinedine Zidane got off to a perfect start in charge of Real Madrid, the club he graced as a player, but Atletico Madrid and Barcelona also won to stay ahead in La Liga.
BERNE: Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions’ League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit.