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European football: Barca, Real suffer shock defeat

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Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring Liverpool’s first goal during their Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, UK, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring Liverpool’s first goal during their Premier League match with Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, UK, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Michael Keane (CL) of Everton heads to score during their Premier League match in Liverpool, UK, October 17 2020. /CFP

Michael Keane (CL) of Everton heads to score during their Premier League match in Liverpool, UK, October 17 2020. /CFP

Captain Jordan Henderson (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the third goal for Liverpool, but VAR denies his goal later, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Captain Jordan Henderson (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the third goal for Liverpool, but VAR denies his goal later, October 17, 2020. /CFP

VAR score board shows a Liverpool goal by Henderson offside against Everton, October 17, 2020. /CFP

VAR score board shows a Liverpool goal by Henderson offside against Everton, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (L) tackles Liverpool’s defender Virgil van Dijk (C), October 17, 2020. /CFP

Everton’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (L) tackles Liverpool’s defender Virgil van Dijk (C), October 17, 2020. /CFP

A medical staff (L) checks Virgil van Dijk’s leg after his tackle with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (not pictured). /CFP

A medical staff (L) checks Virgil van Dijk’s leg after his tackle with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (not pictured). /CFP

English Premier League: Frustration for Liverpool in derby draw, United score three late goals to overcome Newcastle

Liverpool were left frustrated after a 2-2 draw at Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday, with VAR ruling out a potential winner from Jordan Henderson in stoppage time and key defender Virgil van Dijk suffering a knee injury.

“Virgil played I don’t know how many games in a row, he plays with pain, but he couldn’t play on,” said Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp.

“That’s not good.”

Klopp said, “We lost one player in a situation where VAR was not involved with Virgil and maybe another one (Thiago Alcantara) in the red card situation and scored a legitimate goal which didn’t count – so obviously not our day but the performance was the performance I wanted to see.”

Raheem Sterling grabbed the winner as Manchester City beat Arsenal 1-0 in their Premier League clash at The Etihad and a late equalizer from Jannik Vestergaard earned Southampton a 3-3 draw away to Chelsea.

Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring a goal for the Manchester United against the Newcastle United in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring a goal for the Manchester United against the Newcastle United in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Jannick Vestergaard (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring Southampton’s third goal to have a 3-3 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London, UK, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Jannick Vestergaard (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring Southampton’s third goal to have a 3-3 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London, UK, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Bruno Fernandes made amends for a missed penalty with a late strike as Manchester United thrashed Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday to collect their second Premier League win of the season.

“Great result and great character to come back, led by a very inspirational captain,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

“Harry scored and leads by example,” he added. “He showed good character, I am happy for him. He had a couple of difficult weeks since he last played for us.

“The season started for us today. We have come up to the speed of the game and that showed today.”

Spanish La Liga: Barca sink to defeat at Getafe, Zidane criticizes Real Madrid attitude in surprise Cadiz defeat

Lionel Messi of Barcelona reacts dejected after their 1-0 shock loss at Getafe during the La Liga match at Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium in Madrid, Spain, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Lionel Messi of Barcelona reacts dejected after their 1-0 shock loss at Getafe during the La Liga match at Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium in Madrid, Spain, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Barcelona fell to their first defeat in La Liga under new coach Ronald Koeman as they lost 1-0 at Getafe on Saturday, hours after champions Real Madrid slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat at home to promoted Cadiz.

“Today was not our day,” said Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets. “We only played well in one half and had the odd chance at goal. We knew it was going to be a tough match.

“They took the lead through a one-off moment and they got very comfortable once they were 1-0 up.

“We wanted to play with more speed and fluidity but we weren’t able to, although we kept trying and we hit the woodwork right at the end.”

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane reacts dejected after his team’s 1-0 loss at Cadiz CF during the La Liga match at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane reacts dejected after his team’s 1-0 loss at Cadiz CF during the La Liga match at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his side showed less enthusiasm than promoted Cadiz in their shock 1-0 home defeat in La Liga on Saturday, adding that his team could have been two or three goals down before halftime.

Anthony Lozano gave Cadiz the lead early in the game after the visitors had missed four chances in a chaotic start from champions Real, while the Honduran forward also wasted a clear opportunity to double his side’s lead.

“They played with more pace than us and more enthusiasm. We can’t make any excuses, we played a bad game and we have to congratulate Cadiz. We’re not happy at all,” Zidane told reporters.

“It was very difficult for us from the start and I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had scored two or three goals in the first half.”

Italian Serie A: Chiesa sent off on Juve debut, Ibrahimovic’s quickfire double gives Milan 2-1 derby win

Federico Chiesa (C) of Juventus leaves the field after being sent off during the Serie A match against FC Crotone at Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Federico Chiesa (C) of Juventus leaves the field after being sent off during the Serie A match against FC Crotone at Stadio Comunale Ezio Scida in Crotone, Italy, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Juventus winger Federico Chiesa was sent off on his debut and the Serie A champions also had a goal disallowed by VAR for offside by the tiniest of margins as they were held to a 1-1 draw at promoted Crotone on Saturday.

Chiesa, signed from Fiorentina during the recent transfer window, was given a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Luca Cigarini on the hour before Morata’s goal was chalked off after a 3-minute delay because his heel was offside.

Juventus were missing Cristiano Ronaldo after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday while Gianluigi Buffon, their second choice keeper, became the first player to make 650 Serie A appearances.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) of AC Milan and Aleksandar Kolarov of Inter Milan compete for the ball during their Serie A match at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) of AC Milan and Aleksandar Kolarov of Inter Milan compete for the ball during their Serie A match at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy, October 17, 2020. /CFP

AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection, scored an early brace to secure a 2-1 win over neighbors Inter in the Serie A derby on Saturday.

The 39-year-old Swedish striker put Milan in front after 13 minutes, tapping the ball in from the rebound after his penalty was saved by Samir Handanovic, and struck again 3 minutes later to give his side their first league win over their neighbors since January 2016.

French Ligue 1: Marseille end winless streak with victory over Bordeaux

Florian Thauvin #26 of Marseille has a hug with his head coach Andre Villas-Boas after scoring the opening goal in the fifth minute against Bordeaux during their Ligue 1 match in Marseille, France, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Florian Thauvin #26 of Marseille has a hug with his head coach Andre Villas-Boas after scoring the opening goal in the fifth minute against Bordeaux during their Ligue 1 match in Marseille, France, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Olympique de Marseille ended a four-match winless streak when they beat Girondins de Bordeaux 3-1 to move up to fifth in Ligue 1 with their first home win of the season on Saturday.

Marseille had drawn three and lost one since beating PSG at the Parc des Princes on September 13 and Saturday’s result is a welcome confidence boost ahead of the trip to Olympiakos Piraeus in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

German Bundesliga: Bayern crush Arminia 4-1 with Lewandowski, Mueller doubles

Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for Bayern Munich during their Bundesliga match against Arminia Bielefeld at the Schueco Arena in Bielefeld, Germany, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Thomas Mueller celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for Bayern Munich during their Bundesliga match against Arminia Bielefeld at the Schueco Arena in Bielefeld, Germany, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski (R) jumps to kick the ball during the Bundesliga match against Arminia Bielefeld, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski (R) jumps to kick the ball during the Bundesliga match against Arminia Bielefeld, October 17, 2020. /CFP

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller scored two goals each as the German champions crushed hosts Arminia Bielefeld 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday to move within a point of top spot.

(With input from agencies)



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