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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.

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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.

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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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