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Real Madrid 0 Liverpool 1

Ashley stays on but Given may give up on Toon

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Window gives City stalwarts worrying view of the future

Fulham 1 Manchester City 1

Casillas dismisses Manchester City interest

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists he is happy in the Spanish capital despite reports linking him with a 150million euro move to Manchester City.

Manchester City in '£129m bid for Casillas'

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has rejected a £129m move to Manchester City, according to reports in the Spanish media.

Champions League round-up: Del Piero strikes twice to silence the Bernabeu

Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero scored two stunning goals to earn a 2-0 win at Real Madrid last night and put Claudio Ranieri's side through to the Champions League knockout stage.

Arsenal duo teach Aragones lesson

Overlooked Almunia and Fabregas exact revenge on former Spain coach

Spanish FA defend Bernabeu fans

The Spanish Football Federation insist they will have the final say on where the planned friendly against England will be played - and have defended the "fantastic" Bernabeu supporters.

Barcelona humbled by penniless Numancia

IT was all going so well for Barcelona – a string of impressive victories in pre-season and £75m spent on new signings – just a shame the league had to start. New coach Pep Guardiola's team showed the same frailties that blighted last season, blowing a host of chances yesterday in a 1-0 defeat to penniless Numancia, who spent exactly £75m less than Barca in the summer.

Scolari has the means and men to foil Ferguson

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Nadal dispels injury fear after cruise

Rafael Nadal dismissed concerns about his fitness last night after he had required a medical time-out in his easy fourth-round win over Mikhail Youzhny, and turned his thoughts to champagne. The Spanish beefcake, runner-up here the past two years to Roger Federer, made short work of his Russian opponent, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, but only after receiving treatment early in the match. The No 2 seed slipped in the second game, landing awkwardly on his right leg while chasing a ball. "I felt a little bit of pain," he said afterwards. "I was a little bit scared because I felt something. A crack it seemed. But actually it's fine." Asked if there was even a moment when he felt like pulling out, he said emphatically: "No, no, I never thought about that."

Spain 0 Italy 0: Fabregas finds the nerve to end Italy's reign over the Spanish

It took what the Spanish call cojones for Cesc Fabregas to score Spain's winning penalty last night and lift of one of the oldest curses on their national team. The Arsenal midfielder's last and decisive spot-kick in the shootout put Spain into the semi-finals of Euro 2008 and suggested that, at last, Europe's great underachievers are about to realise their potential in a major tournament.

Sweden 1 Spain 2: Villa brings the house down and breaks Swedish hearts

Valencia dangerman scores his fourth goal of the tournament to steal show from Torres and send Spain into quarter-finals

Real Mallorca 1 Real Madrid 1: Real title defence boosted by Robben's mazy magic

Arjen Robben is finally beginning to pay back some of the £24m Real Madrid invested in him last summer. He brilliantly made the goal that helped the champions to another precious point in their battle to retain the title.

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