Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham: Sides share spoils in tense encounter

Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty strike just before the half-time interval ensured Real ultimately earned a point during their Champions League encounter with Tottenham this evening in Group H. Hugo Lloris was forced into a number of excellent saves to keep Spurs’ hopes of more than a draw intact throughout, though they were crucially not clinical with their chances.

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Premier League 2017/18: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United – Player Ratings

After another international break, Liverpool hosted their fierce rivals Manchester United in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

The rivalry between these two sides has continued to dominate headlines whenever fixtures are contested. The last three meetings prior to this encounter were all hotly-contested draws, with this instalment no different despite all the pre-match hype. So who performed well and who struggled during the intriguing battle at Anfield?

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David Luiz: Not good enough or another media over-reaction?

Following his second red card in less than two weeks during Chelsea’s 2-1 away win over Atletico Madrid, questions have once again been asked about David Luiz. 

Despite receiving plaudits for his performances upon returning to England’s top flight last term, many believe the Brazilian still has not matured enough to cut out the erratic side of his game. Is it a typical over-reaction by the media, or has Chelsea’s change in formation helped significantly mask his deficiencies?

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Mertens’ situation at Napoli prompts Arsenal interest, release clause involved

According to reports, Napoli forward Dries Mertens has attracted interest from a number of top European sides – with Arsenal heavily linked. The 30-year-old Belgium international signed a new deal with the Partenopei in May but within the contract, there is a £26.5m release clause inserted.

The Gunners could make a move to acquire his services as Alexis Sánchez’s replacement.

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