Real show steel after Casillas' red card

Real Madrid overcame the early dismissal of Iker Casillas to win 1-0 at Espanyol last night and cut Barcelona's lead at the top of La Liga to five points.

Samuel Eto'o to appeal against headbutt ban

Internazionale will appeal against the three-match ban Samuel Eto'o has been handed for allegedly butting Chievo's Bostjan Cesar at the weekend.

Samuel Eto'o punished for Zidane-like headbutt

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o was banned today for three Serie A matches for a headbutt during Chievo's 2-1 win on Sunday after being tried and convicted by league chiefs on television evidence.

Samuel Eto'o headbutt controversy as Inter Milan lose again

Under-pressure Internazionale coach Rafa Benitez has defended striker Samuel Eto’o for an alleged headbutting incident during the 2-1 defeat at Chievo.

Moratti stunned by Ballon d'Or snub for Milito

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is stunned that striker Diego Milito was not included in the 23-man shortlist for the new FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Robin Scott-Elliot: Does Crooks know the final score – or is this the end?

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Redknapp reaches for the stars ahead of Spurs' big test

The San Siro home of Internazionale is one of those iconic stadiums in which every manager of ambition envisages themselves leading out their team one day. But yesterday Harry Redknapp was not filling the role of a wide-eyed new boy, just pleased to be in Milan on Champions League business; he was talking about his plans for Tottenham's future.

Inter Milan play down Messi transfer talk

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has played down rumours linking last season's Serie A champions with a move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Barcelona deny Robinho Ibrahimovic swap rumours

Barcelona have dismissed rumours suggesting they are interested in bringing Manchester City striker Robinho to the Camp Nou.

Milla hits out at African teams

Roger Milla believes the display by the African nations at the World Cup has been disappointing.

Farewell Forlan, the reborn star who tamed the Jabulani

T-shirts have been on sale in Cape Town (and probably in Accra as well) to those wishing to support "anyone but Uruguay". Luis Suarez's handling offence in the last minute of the tie against Ghana rendered the South Americans unpopular semi-finalists, when the whole of Africa and much of the world beyond, was desperate to see a team from that continent among the World Cup's last four for the first time.

Rommedahl turns back clock to call time on Cameroon

Cameroon 1 Denmark 2

Cameroon defeated by Japan

Japan 1 Cameroon 0

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