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Van Nistelrooy dropped for England friendly (Oct 31, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has again been left out of the Holland squad for the friendly against England on November 15.
Romanov dynasty in decay (Oct 31, 2006 12:00 GMT)
David Sheppard documents the constant chaotic happenings at Heart of Midlothian.
Rioting Roma fans arrested before Olympiakos clash (Oct 31, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Italian police arrested nine AS Roma fans after they attacked Olympiakos Piraeus supporters ahead of Tuesday's Champions League Group D match.
Calcio amid more chaos (Oct 31, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Roberto Gotta is not impressed by leniency to Juventus. But wants to get on with the football.
Hogmo quits Norwegian champions Rosenborg (Oct 31, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Rosenborg Trondheim parted company with coach Per-Mathias Hogmo on Tuesday, two days after landing their 14th Norwegian league title in 15 years.
Raul backs club over Cassano punishment (Oct 31, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Real Madrid captain Raul has backed the club in their decision to fine and ban Antonio Cassano from training with the rest of the team for insulting coach Fabio Capello after last weekend's victory ov
Struggling Sedan sack coach Romano (Oct 31, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Sedan coach Serge Romano has been sacked after a series of poor results, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday.
Levein appointed Dundee United manager (Oct 30, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Former Hearts and Leicester City coach Craig Levein was appointed manager of Scottish Premier League strugglers Dundee United on Monday.
Beckham rules out January move away from Madrid (Oct 30, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Former England captain David Beckham said on Monday he wanted to stay at Real Madrid, contradicting persistent press reports linking him with a move to a British club or the American League.
Real Madrid's Cassano suspended from training (Oct 30, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano has been suspended from training after an incident following the Primera Liga match against Gimnastic in Tarragona on Saturday, the club said in a statement on Mond
Germany a step behind in UEFA rankings (Oct 30, 2006 12:00 GMT)
The Bundesliga is in serious danger of losing face in Europe says Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger.
Livorno chief hopes for swift UEFA Cup exit (Oct 30, 2006 12:00 GMT)
The president of Serie A club Livorno says he hopes his team get knocked out of the UEFA Cup soon so they can focus on their domestic campaign.
Chocolate or Rioja? (Oct 30, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Phil Ball pours a glass of rioja and reminisces on five years of reporting from Spain's La Liga.
Buffon admits he may yet leave Juventus (Oct 30, 2006 12:00 GMT)
Italy's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admits he could leave Juventus in the summer.
Bundesliga: Stuttgart beat Schalke, Werder clear (Oct 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Title hopefuls Schalke 04 slipped to a 3-0 defeat away to VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Sunday, leaving Werder Bremen the clear leaders in Germany.
Liga: Sevilla move into second after win at Celta (Oct 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sevilla moved into second place behind Barcelona in the Primera Liga standings after goals from midfielders Christian Poulsen and Adriano Correia earned the UEFA Cup holders a 2-1 comeback win at Celt
SPL strugglers Dundee United axe Brewster (Oct 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Craig Brewster has left Dundee United by 'mutual and amicable agreement' after just 10 months as player-manager.
SPL: Celtic surge clear with win at Kilmarnock (Oct 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Champions Celtic moved 10 points clear in the Scottish Premier League after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Serie A: Late winner puts Palermo level with Inter (Oct 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Palermo drew level with Inter Milan at the top of Serie A when Brazilian striker Amauri struck late in a 3-2 victory over Fiorentina on Sunday.
Eredivisie: Alkmaar put five past Utrecht (Oct 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Feyenoord booked a deserved 2-1 win at Roda JC Kerkrade on Sunday for their second win in four days in the Dutch league.
Romanov: I won't quit Hearts (Oct 29, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov insists he has no intention of walking away from Tynecastle in the wake of revelations of 'significant unrest' within the dressing room.
Romanov running Hearts like Soviet sub - ex-boss (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Heart of Midlothian chairman George Foulkes claims majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov 'thinks he can run a football club like you run a soviet submarine.'
Inter win has Mancini purring with pride (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan beat AC Milan 4-3 in a thrilling derby at the San Siro on Saturday to move three points clear at the top of Serie A and leave coach Roberto Mancini purring with pride.
Serie A: Inter take derby honours in seven goal thriller (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ten-man Inter Milan beat AC Milan 4-3 in a thrilling derby at the San Siro on Saturday to move three points clear at the top of Serie A. Marco Materazzi was sent off for excessive celebrating.
La Liga: Ronaldinho brace sinks Recreativo (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ronaldinho struck twice as he steered Barcelona to a flattering 3-0 win over Recreativo Huelva at the Nou Camp in the Primera Liga on Saturday.
Eredivisie: All the same at top as Ajax and PSV both win (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dutch league leaders Ajax Amsterdam won 2-0 at Heerenveen on Saturday while PSV Eindhoven cruised to a 3-0 victory at RKC Waalwijk.
SPL: Hearts and Rangers both draw (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts, whose owner Vladimir Romanov threatened to sell all his players if they failed to beat Dunfermline in the SPL on Saturday, drew 1-1 as they struggled to overcome the pre-match controversy.
Ligue 1: Carew strike sends Lyon eleven points clear (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A second-half goal by Yohan Demont earned RC Lens a 1-0 home victory against AJ Auxerre in Saturday's early kickoff in Ligue 1.
Serie A: Ferrari strike steers Roma to win (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A 66th minute goal by defender Matteo Ferrari gave AS Roma a 1-0 win at Udinese on Saturday to end a winless run of three games for Luciano Spalletti's side.
Serie B: Del Piero nets 200th goal in Juve win (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus, boosted by a reduction in their points penalty for match-fixing, took a further step in their bid to return to Serie A with Alessandro Del Piero's 200th goal for the club in a 1-0 home win o
Pressley's Heart warmed by Tynecastle reception (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts skipper Steven Pressley admits he and his team-mates were boosted by a warm reception from the Tynecastle fans after the off-field turmoil which preceded the 1-1 draw with Dunfermline
Bundesliga: Normal service resumes for Bayern (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich recovered a measure of self-assurance in the German Bundesliga by overcoming Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Bulgarians order Popov to pop the question (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bulgarian premier league side Litex Lovech have ordered striker Ivelin Popov to get married in the coming year in the hope that it curtail his wild living.
Buba hat-trick gives Beira Mar draw with Sporting (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Cameroon defender Yohanna Buba struck a hat-trick to give promoted Beira Mar a 3-3 home draw with Sporting in the Portuguese Premier League on Friday.
Capello untroubled by Beckham contract woe (Oct 28, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello believes David Beckham's contract conundrum is not his problem.
Barca expect to make $190m by extending Nike deal (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
European champions Barcelona have said they expect to earn 150 million euros ($190 million) after reaching an agreement to extend a deal with American sportswear giant Nike for an additional five year
Skipper Pressley reveals 'significant unrest' at Hearts (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts captain Steven Pressley on Friday revealed widespread unrest in the Scottish team's dressing room following two years of managerial upheaval.
IOC insists it does back FIFA over EU proposals (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The International Olympic Committee on Friday insisted it was standing by a joint letter with FIFA protesting to the European Union about proposed changes to the way sport could be governed in the EU.
Becks to miss Real Madrid fixture with thigh strain (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham will miss Real Madrid's league match against Gimnastic Tarragona because of a strained thigh muscle, the club said on Friday.
Wolfsburg's Klimowicz out for at least three weeks (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Argentine striker Diego Klimowicz will be out for another three to four weeks after a second examination revealed a more serious injury than first feared, VfL Wolfsburg said on Friday.
PSG striker Frau suspended for two months (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Paris Saint-Germain striker Pierre-Alain Frau has been suspended for two months for seriously injuring Sedan's Stephane Noro in a Ligue 1 match.
Lotina takes over as new coach at Real Sociedad (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Sociedad appointed former Espanyol and Celta Vigo boss Miguel Angel Lotina as coach on Friday following the sacking of Jose Mari Bakero.
Hertha awarded win after German Cup abandonment (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hertha Berlin have been awarded a win over Stuttgarter Kickers following the abandonment of their German Cup tie, the national soccer association (DFB) said on Thursday.
Italian clubs hope to have punishments reduced (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus and three other clubs implicated in Italy's match-fixing scandal are hoping to have their punishments reduced when the final verdicts are made by an arbitration tribunal.
Manisaspor threaten Turkey's exclusive club (Oct 27, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Since Turkey's professional soccer league began 48 years ago, only four clubs have ever been crowned champions: Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Besiktas and Trabzonspor.
Real Madrid chief 'almost certain' Beckham will stay (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon is 'almost certain' David Beckham will stay with Spanish club beyond the end of the season when the 31-year-old's current contract runs out.
Eredivisie: Feyenoord beat Twente, AZ hit four (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Jonathan de Guzman converted a 25-metre free kick five minutes from time to earn Feyenoord a 2-1 win at home to Twente Enschede in the Dutch 7league on Thursday.
Rovers praise UEFA action after racist abuse (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA have been applauded by Blackburn and football's anti-racism group Kick It Out for imposing a five-match European ban on Nikola Mijailovic.
'Pressure on Milan ahead of derby' - Inter's Crespo (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan striker Hernan Crespo said the pressure would be on city rivals AC Milan for their eagerly-anticipated derby match on Saturday.
Turkey's football federation chairman to go on trial (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Turkey's football federation chairman Haluk Ulusoy and other former sports officials will go on trial accused of misusing funds, state-run news agency Anatolian said on Thursday.
George Best portrait to feature on £5 notes (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Football hero George Best will feature on a million bank notes being issued in Northern Ireland next month to mark the first anniversary of his death.
Rijkaard praises Gudjohnsen's Cup double (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard is delighted that striker Eidur Gudjohnsen rediscovered his scoring touch with a double in his side's 2-1 victory over third division Badalona in the Copa del Rey on Wed
Palermo quash Tevez gossip (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Palermo have rubbished reports linking Carlos Tevez with a move to the Sicilian club.
Known hooligan caused Hertha abandonment (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A man suspected of knocking out a linesman with a hard plastic cup and causing Wednesday's German Cup second round match between Stuttgarter Kickers and Hertha Berlin to be abandoned is a known hoolig
Koller faces weeks out after injuring hamstring again (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Monaco striker Jan Koller is out for up to two months after injuring the same right hamstring that sidelined him during the World Cup finals this summer.
Levein in frame for Dunfermline post (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dunfermline chairman John Yorkston has confirmed Craig Levein will be one of the contenders to replace manager Jim Leishman.
Genk urge FIFA to place embargo on Hearts (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Racing Genk want Hearts banned from the transfer market for failing to pay for the signing of Mirsad Beslija. The Belgian club say they are still due 80% of the of the £835,000 fee.
UEFA could drop action against FA (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Football Association could yet have their UEFA charge dismissed in Switzerland on November 9. UEFA have launched an investigation into the trouble which occurred prior to a match in Croatia.
Bayern sneak through on night of more Cup surprises (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Holders Bayern Munich beat Kaiserslautern 1-0 to sneak into the German Cup third round on Wednesday but there was no such luck for Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Moenchengladbach on a night of scand
Wins keep Inter and Palermo top of Serie A (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Leaders Inter Milan enjoyed a fine 4-1 win over Livorno, while Palermo kept up the pressure with a win against Messina. AC Milan also returned to winning ways with a 1-0 triumph at Chievo.
Eredivisie: PSV hit Sparta Rotterdam for seven (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A hat-trick by striker Jefferson Farfan helped PSV Eindhoven to a 7-0 thrashing of bottom-placed Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch league on Wednesday.
Nice coach Antonetti criticises Ligue 1 refereeing (Oct 26, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Nice coach Frederic Antonetti has criticised the refereeing in Ligue 1, saying his club had been penalised by match officials on several occasions.
Leishman steps down from struggling Dunfermline (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Dunfermline manager Jim Leishman has stepped down after a poor start to their Scottish Premier League campaign, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
German cup match abandoned after linesman struck (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Stuttgarter Kickers German Cup second round match with Hertha Berlin was abandoned in the 86th minute on Wednesday after a linesman was hit on the head by an object thrown from the crowd.
Real Madrid held by third division Ecija in the Cup (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A weakened Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw at third division Ecija in their King's Cup fourth round, first leg tie on Wednesday.
Lowly St Etienne hammer Marseille in League Cup (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Marseille suffered another setback when they lost 4-1 at St Etienne in a League Cup second-round tie featuring two penalties and a red card on Wednesday.
Hearts fined £10,000 for Romanov's ref blast (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts have been fined £10,000 by the Scottish Football Association after majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov criticised the country's referees.
Olympique Lyon striker Fred out for rest of year (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lyon striker Fred will be out of action for the rest of the year after tearing a muscle in his right thigh in Sunday's 4-1 win at Olympique Marseille, the French champions said on Wednesday.
Serie A attendances fall again despite World Cup win (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Fans are turning their backs on Italy's Serie A, despite the country's World Cup success, with average attendances this season slumping to 19,511, the ninth successive season that crowds have fallen.
PSG interested in River Plate striker Higuain (Oct 25, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Paris St Germain are interested in signing teenage striker Gonzalo Higuain from River Plate, the chairman of the Ligue 1 has said.
Levante's Nino complicates Atletico's Cup hopes (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid's hopes of returning to Europe through the King's Cup got off to a bad start as they lost 1-0 at home to Levante in their fourth round first leg tie on Tuesday.
Cologne beat Schalke in German Cup upset (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Second division Cologne struck twice in extra-time to beat local rivals Schalke 4-2 on Tuesday and knock the Bundesliga co-leaders out of the German Cup.
More trouble for Monaco with League Cup exit (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Monaco sank deeper into crisis when they lost on penalties to second division Reims in the second round of the French League Cup on Tuesday.
Beckham keen on Premiership return - Roeder (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Premiership clubs would be falling over themselves to snap up David Beckham if he chose to return to England, according to Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder.
Struggling Austrian champions name new coach (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Austrian league champions Austria Vienna have named former Rapid Vienna trainer Georg Zellhofer as their new coach following the Monday night sacking of Frenkie Schinkels.
Bulgaria's Rodopa Smolyan sack coach Panov (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bulgarian premier league club Rodopa Smolyan have sacked coach Pavel Panov after their 1-0 home defeat by Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Eto'o dreams of European Footballer of the Year award (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o said he dreams of winning the European Football of the Year Award while recovering from knee surgery.
Raul 'considered quitting' Real after Getafe defeat (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Spain striker Raul considered quitting Real Madrid after they slumped to defeat against Getafe 10 days ago, club president Ramon Calderon has said.
Capello defends Beckham substitute role (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has defended his handling of David Beckham after the former England captain last week complained about his role as a substitute.
Rijkaard to go back to basics with Barcelona (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Consecutive defeats to Chelsea and Real Madrid have forced Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard into a rethink on the team's tactics, while he has blamed himself for the side's dip in form.
Beckham missing team camaraderie at Man Utd (Oct 24, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham insists he has only positive memories of Sir Alex Ferguson while admitting he misses the team camaraderie at Manchester United.
Pacheco replaces Petrovic as Boavista boss (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Coach Jaime Pacheco has returned to Boavista as a replacement for Zeljko Petrovic.
Carling Cup: West Ham's woes to be compounded? (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chesterfield manager Roy McFarland insists he has 'no sympathy' for West Ham's plight ahead of tomorrow's Carling Cup third-round tie at Saltergate.
Serie A: Inter seek to maintain unbeaten record (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Undefeated Internazionale will be without defender Ivan Cordoba for Wednesday's home game against Livorno.
Hearts supremo Romanov backs ill Valdas (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov insists he still has faith in Valdas Ivanauskas - despite speculation he was about to sack his head coach.
Badalona out to upset wounded Barca in cup (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Third division Badalona will be out to upset a Barcelona side who have suffered consecutive defeats when they host the European champions in the first leg of their King's Cup fourth round tie on Wedne
Collymore appeal against Oviedo debt thrown out (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former England striker Stan Collymore has failed in his attempt to avoid paying a £260,000 debt with Spanish side Real Oviedo, court sources said on Monday.
Albelda out for two months with knee injury (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Valencia midfielder David Albelda will be sidelined for two months with a knee injury, the Primera Liga club said on Monday.
Austrian side Sturm Graz file for insolvency (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Troubled Austrian Bundesliga club Sturm Graz said on Monday they had filed for insolvency but are appealing for permission to continue fulfilling their fixtures.
National Bucharest sack coach Duna (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Romania's National Bucharest sacked coach Marin Duna on Monday after a string of poor results, a club official said.
Feyenoord coach Koeman in a rage after Ajax mauling (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Feyenoord coach Erwin Koeman does not want to see his players for several days after their humiliating 4-0 home defeat by arch-rivals Ajax.
Palermo go into Sicily derby on a high (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Surprise Serie A leaders Palermo, fresh from their victory over AC Milan, take on Messina in a Sicilian derby on Wednesday with coach Francesco Guidolin refusing to consider his team title contenders.
Revenge is sweet for Real after win over Barca (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid's players revelled in the sweet taste of revenge for last season's humiliating 3-0 reverse after a convincing 2-0 home win over arch-rivals Barcelona in the Primera Liga on Sunday.
Round up of action in Eastern Europe (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Round-up of the weekend soccer action in eastern Europe.
A classic El Clįsico (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid hauled themselves back from the dead in a classic El Clįsico, says Phil Ball.
Hearts coach Ivanauskas set for showdown talks (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hearts have confirmed head coach Valdas Ivanauskas is in Lithuania for discussions with majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov.
Monaco part company with coach Boloni (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Monaco coach Laszlo Boloni has been relieved of his duties and replaced by his deputy Laurent Banide until further notice, the Ligue 1 strugglers' chairman Michel Pastor said on Monday.
'Real Madrid to sponsor F1 car', claims Calderon (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid will sponsor a Formula One racing car at the Spanish Grand Prix next year, club president Ramon Calderon has said.
Bayern Munich need tonic from Cup game (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A Bayern Munich side beaten three times already this season look suddenly vulnerable as they prepare to host Kaiserslautern in the second round of the German Cup on Wednesday (1830 GMT).
Porto stay top of table after 1-1 draw with Sporting (Oct 23, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A second-half equaliser by Ricardo Quaresma earned Portuguese champions Porto a 1-1 draw in their top of the table clash with Sporting on Sunday.
Raul leads rampant Real to El Clasico victory (Oct 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid produced their best display of the season to beat Barcelona in the Spanish derby and gain a little revenge on their Catalan rivals with a famous victory.
Serie A: Palermo beat Milan to go joint top (Oct 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Palermo pulled off a surprise 2-0 victory at AC Milan on Sunday to join Inter Milan at the top of Serie A. Champions Inter were held to a draw at Udinese while AS Roma drew 1-1 at home to Chievo Veron
SPL: Novo leaves it late to rescue Rangers (Oct 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers rescued their flickering Scottish title hopes with a late winner from substitute Nacho Novo to claim a 3-2 victory at St Mirren on Sunday.
Beckham left frustrated with bench role (Oct 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former England captain David Beckham has revealed his frustration at being left on the bench for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Eredivisie: Ajax hammer nine-man Feyenoord (Oct 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The ``Klassieker'' turned into a one-sided affair as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Kenneth Perez each scored a brace in a 4-0 win for leaders Ajax over nine-man Feyenoord.
Bundesliga: Guerrero double gives Hamburg first win (Oct 22, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Substitute Paolo Guerrero struck twice to give Hamburg SV a 2-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, the first win of the season for Thomas Doll's side. Guerrero scored within 60 seconds of his arri
La Liga: Villa strike keeps pressure on Barca (Oct 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Argentine striker Diego Milito scored twice to give Real Zaragoza a 2-1 home win over Real Betis in the Primera Liga on Saturday, taking his tally for the season to seven in seven games.
Capello and Cannavaro cautious of Barca threat (Oct 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello believes Barcelona's midweek defeat to Chelsea will have little bearing on Sunday's mouthwatering showdown at the Bernabeu.
Serie A: Messina and Empoli share points (Oct 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A 64th-minute strike from Antonio Busce gave Empoli a 2-2 draw at Messina in Serie A on Saturday to leave the two sides on nine points, five behind leaders Inter Milan.
Ligue 1: Juninho hits brace as Lyon crush Marseille (Oct 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Surprise package Nancy extended their strong start to the season with a 1-0 home win over bottom club Nantes on Saturday to hold on to third place in Ligue 1.
Mijailovic denies racially abusing Rover's McCarthy (Oct 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Wisla Krakow defender Nikola Mijailovic has denied he racially abused Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy during Thursday's UEFA Cup tie, as the FA ask UEFA to investigate the claims.
Henry backs 'amazing' Platini (Oct 21, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Thierry Henry is backing his French compatriot Michel Platini to become the next UEFA president in succession to Lennart Johansson.
Kenwright wins Everton power struggle (Oct 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Everton owner Bill Kenwright has finally won his two-year battle to oust rival Paul Gregg from the Goodison Park board.
Cisse's delight at return to training (Oct 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Djibril Cisse has revealed his delight after returning to training with Marseille just four months after the horror injury that cost him a place in the World Cup with France.
On-loan striker Cisse trains at last with Marseille (Oct 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
France striker Djibril Cisse trained with Olympique Marseille for the first time on Friday after recovering from a broken leg, the Ligue 1 club said.
Moratti back as president of Internazionale (Oct 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti is to return to his role as president of the club, replacing the late Giacinto Facchetti. He is expected to be formally voted in as president in November.
FA ask UEFA for Wisla racism investigation (Oct 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA have been asked by the Football Association to investigate allegations of racism made by Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy.
Hargreaves begins recovery from broken leg (Oct 20, 2006 11:00 GMT)
England midfielder Owen Hargreaves has stepped up his recovery from the broken leg he suffered last month.
UEFA Cup: British clubs claim clean sweep in Europe (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
It was a good night for British clubs in the UEFA Cup as Blackburn, Newcastle and Spurs all won their group games, while Rangers also grabbed an away win at Livorno. Read a roundup of the action.
Racism claims mar Blackburn cup win (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Blackburn are to contact UEFA after alleging that striker Benni McCarthy was racially abused during the win over Wisla Krakow.
Siena docked one point for late tax payment (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Serie A club Siena were docked one point on Thursday due to late payment of taxes on players' wages. Serie B club Pescara received an identical punishment after they also failed to meet the July deadl
Eredivisie: Leaders Ajax to face rejuvenated Feyenoord (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Two big clashes make for a mouth-watering weekend of fixtures in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Chelsea have shown us how to beat Barca - Cannavaro (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid's Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro said his side should try and emulate Chelsea when they take on unbeaten Primera Liga leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona in the Bernabeu on Sunday.
UEFA boss promises to tackle corruption if re-elected (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA president Lennart Johansson says he will crack down on soccer's financial irregularities and match-fixing and will table stricter rules for players' agents if re-elected as head of European socce
SPL agrees new £8m sponsorship deal with bank (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Scottish Premier League have signed a new sponsorship deal with the Clydesdale Bank have worth up to £8million.
Celtic's Vennegoor expects to miss crucial matches (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink has warned he could miss the crucial games against Benfica and Hearts next month through injury.
Ardiles leaves Beitar coaching job after five months (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem have parted company with Argentine coach Osvaldo Ardiles and named former club goalkeeper and Ashdod SC manager Yossi Mizrahi in his place on Thursday.
Del Horno looks to surgeons to end injury lay-off (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Valencia defender Asier del Horno needs surgery to deal with an injury that has stopped him playing since his move from Chelsea in the close season.
Police arrest 152 Belgrade fans for racism (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Belgrade police arrested 152 fans for racist insults at a Serbian second division match between local team Rad and Novi Pazar late on Wednesday.
La Liga: Real out to heal wounds in 'Grand Classico' (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Nothing hurts Real Madrid more than having to live in the shadow of arch-rivals Barcelona and a victory in this Sunday's 'clasico' at the Bernabeu would go a long way to healing the wounds from the la
Ligue 1: Squabbling spices up Lyon's visit to Marseille (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Lyon, looking lonely at the top of Ligue 1, could use a rivalry and Olympique Marseille are ready to offer one.
Bundesliga: Bayern and Werder in form ahead of clash (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich are in the sort of form to produce a classic when they meet in the Bundesliga on Saturday - provided their powers of recovery are up to it.
Serie A: Milan aim to close gap against Palermo (Oct 19, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan, trailing leaders Inter by 10 points, face the season's surprise package Palermo on Sunday as they aim to end a run of three draws in Serie A.
Villarreal to sign Chile international Fernandez (Oct 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal have reached an agreement with Colo Colo to sign Chilean international midfielder Matias Fernandez, the Primera Liga side said on Wednesday.
When ambitions are low (Oct 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger says there are times when a team just has to accept it is jinxed.
Anglo-Turkish ties in UEFA Cup spotlight (Oct 18, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Anglo-Turkish rivalry is thrust into the UEFA Cup spotlight on Thursday when twice winners Tottenham Hotspur take on Besiktas and Newcastle United host Fenerbahce at St James' Park.
Dhorasoo free to move after PSG sacking (Oct 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo, who was sacked by Paris St Germain last week, is free to move to another club, the French Professional Football League (LFP) said on Tuesday.
Del Piero's fear of Christmas (Oct 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roberto Gotta depicts the conflicting fortunes of Signors Del Piero and Di Natale.
Hamburg fined for crowd trouble in northern derby (Oct 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hamburg SV have been fined 20,000 euros ($25,070) by the German Football Association after a fan threw a broken glass bottle at Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese in a Bundesliga game.
Hearts consider moving Euro games back to Tynecastle (Oct 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The Hearts board will consider a return to Tynecastle for European matches.
Milan's Gattuso rules out return to Rangers (Oct 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rino Gattuso has pledged to finish his career at AC Milan - ending any hope of a return to Rangers.
Five England stars nominated for Ballon d'or (Oct 17, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Five England players have been nominated for the prestigious European Footballer of the Year award.
Del Neri back at Chievo after Pillon sack (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Serie A side Chievo Verona have sacked their coach Giuseppe Pillon and recalled Luigi Del Neri to take his place.
Juventus just a point off zero after win (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus are just one point away from cancelling out the penalty points handed down to them in the Serie A match-fixing scandal after beating second division rivals Treviso 1-0 on Monday.
Maxi Rodriguez, Petrov out for six months (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid forward Maxi Rodriguez and winger Martin Petrov both had surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate ligaments on Monday and are not expected to return to action for around six months.
Le Guen demands improvement ahead of UEFA tie (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers manager Paul Le Guen has demanded an improvement from his players ahead of their UEFA Cup tie against Livorno this week.
FIFA's role in running world soccer set to be challenged (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
FIFA, world soccer's governing body, is facing a possible challenge to the way the game is being run, one of the game's leading administrators told Reuters on Monday.
Ronaldo and Neville to return against FC Copenhagen (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gary Neville both look set to be involved in Manchester United's Champions League encounter with FC Copenhagen after returning to training on Monday.
Fit again Clichy fired by Cole's Arsenal exit (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gael Clichy intends to show Arsene Wenger he has got what it takes to succeed Ashley Cole as Arsenal's first-choice left-back.
Beware the quiet men (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Phil Ball runs the rule over La Liga's contenders for this season's rising star accolade.
Rangers chairman keen on Rino return (Oct 16, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Rangers chairman David Murray would welcome World Cup star Gennaro Gattuso back to Ibrox with open arms.
Ligue 1: Marseille fail to beat 10-man Lens (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ten-man RC Lens snatched a 1-1 draw against Olympique Marseille in a heated Ligue 1 match on Sunday.
La Liga: Ronaldinho at double, Valencia lose (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona moved three points clear at the top of the Primera Liga after a Ronaldinho double and virtuoso solo goal from Lionel Messi earned a 3-1 home win against high-flying Sevilla.
Bundesliga: Nuremberg draw, Bremen and Bayern win (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Nuremberg preserved their unbeaten record with a 1-1 home draw against Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday although they slipped off the pace in the Bundesliga.
Primera Liga: Vigo victorious as Valencia lose first game (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Valencia slumped to their first defeat of the season when they lost 3-2 at Celta Vigo in an action-packed Primera Liga match at Balaidos on Sunday.
Israeli ref jailed for three years for match fixing (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Israeli referee Yohanan Cibutaru was jailed for three years by a Tel Aviv court on Sunday for match-fixing.
Atletico's Petrov out for six months with knee injury (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid's Bulgaria winger Martin Petrov will be out of action for about six months after tearing his knee ligament during a league match on Saturday.
Hearts comeback spoils Venus' farewell party (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hibernian assistant manager Mark Venus was disappointed not to sign off with a win against Hearts after the 10-man Jambos stormed back from a 2-0 deficit to take a point in a tempestuous Bank of Scotl
Serie A: Stankovic double sends Inter top (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A brace from Dejan Stankovic gave Inter Milan a 2-1 win over Catania on Sunday and sent the Italian champions top of Serie A, two points clear of AS Roma who lost 1-0 at Reggina.
Eredivisie: PSV Eindhoven rally to rout Roda (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
PSV Eindhoven snuffed out Roda JC Kerkrade's hopes of a surprise away win with four goals in the final 15 minutes in the Dutch league on Sunday.
'One day I'll return to Rangers' - Gattuso (Oct 15, 2006 11:00 GMT)
World Cup winner Rino Gattuso has promised Rangers chairman David Murray he will return to Ibrox one day.
Ligue 1 wrap: Lyon leave it late for victory (Oct 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A last-minute strike by Juninho, who had missed a penalty a few minutes earlier, gave Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyon a 2-1 victory over arch-rivals St Etienne in a thrilling derby at Gerland stadium o
Primera Liga: Getafe shock Real Madrid (Oct 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Fabio Capello's Real Madrid suffered a double blow on Saturday when they slumped to their first league defeat of the season, 1-0 away to Getafe, and had striker Ronaldo sent off in the dying minutes.
Eredivisie wrap: Ajax fight back to stay top (Oct 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Leaders Ajax Amsterdam fought back from a goal down to beat previously unbeaten Groningen 3-2 in the Dutch league on Saturday.
Serie A: Milan falter against Sampdoria (Oct 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
AC Milan's stuttering start to the Serie A season continued when they needed a late strike by defender Kakhaber Kaladze to salvage a 1-1 draw against Sampdoria on Saturday.
Bundesliga: Bayern beat Hertha, Werder hit six (Oct 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich knocked Hertha Berlin off the top of Bundesliga table with a 4-2 home victory on Saturday while Werder Bremen moved to first with an easy 6-0 win at VfL Bochum.
SPL wrap: Rangers lose as Celtic cruise (Oct 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Celtic opened a six-point lead in the Scottish Premier League with an emphatic 4-1 defeat of Dundee United on Saturday.
Villarreal striker Nihat facing three weeks out (Oct 14, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Villarreal's Turkish international striker Nihat Kahveci will be out of action for between two and three weeks after straining a ligaent in his left knee, the club said on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid want compensation for Maxi injury (Oct 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid have said they are studying the options available to them to claim compensation for their player Maxi Rodriguez, who sustained a serious injury while on international duty with Argenti
Dhorasoo to sue Paris St Germain over sacking (Oct 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
French midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo plans to sue Paris Saint-Germain in a labour tribunal after being sacked by his club for alleged insubordination and disobedience following a row with the manager.
Italian police issue Lazio arrest warrants (Oct 13, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Italian police said on Friday they had issued nine arrest warrants for suspected market rigging and extortion related to shares in Lazio.
La Liga: Barca gear up for big month ahead (Oct 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
A crucial few weeks for Barcelona begin this weekend with a crunch home clash against Sevilla in the sixth round of Primera Liga action.
Ligue 1: Lyon's Govou winning fitness battle (Oct 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lyon striker Sidney Govou is winning his race to be fit for the Ligue 1 leaders in this weekend's top-of-the-table clash with St Etienne.
Serie A: Roma and Palermo aim to prolong fine start (Oct 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roma and Palermo have a wonderful chance to extend their fine starts to the Serie A season on Sunday.
Eredivisie: Ajax prepare for Groningen test (Oct 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Eredivisie leaders Ajax will be looking to extend their advantage at the top of the table when they entertain high-flying FC Groningen on Saturday.
Maxi sidelined for most of the season with knee injury (Oct 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Argentina forward Maxi Rodriguez has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, his club Atletico Madrid said on Thursday. He is expected to to be sidelined for a large part of the season.
Barcelona handed extra day's rest at Club World Cup (Oct 12, 2006 11:00 GMT)
European champions Barcelona will have a slight edge at this year's FIFA Club World Cup after being given an extra day's rest in Thursday's draw in Tokyo.
Austria win to ease pressure on Hickersberg (Oct 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Austria shrugged off their recent woes with an unexpected but well-deserved 2-1 friendly win over fellow Euro 2008 hosts Switzerland on Wednesday.
PSG sack Dhorasoo after dispute with coach (Oct 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Paris St Germain have sacked France midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo after he publicly challenged coach Guy Lacombe, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday.
Schalke sign lucrative Russian gas deal (Oct 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Schalke 04 have no plans to go on a spending spree after signing a lucrative 5-1/2 year sponsorship deal with Russia's gas giant Gazprom that will make them one of the Bundesliga's richest clubs.
Juventus confident of positive appeal verdict (Oct 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Juventus chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli said on Wednesday he was confident the club would have a match-fixing sentence reduced on appeal.
Calderon hopeful of securing Beckham deal (Oct 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon is confident David Beckham will sign a new two-year contract at the Bernabeu, calling him the one of most important players at the club.
Groin strain rules Puyol out of Argentina friendly (Oct 11, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol will miss Spain's friendly against Argentina on Wednesday because of a minor groin strain sustained in training on the eve of the game.
Real's Salgado suffers new injury setback (Oct 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado has suffered a setback in his bid to return to action after a knee injury when he strained a calf muscle in training on Tuesday.
Houllier intent on Lyon domination (Oct 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gerard Houllier waxes lyrical about his time at French Champions Lyon to Press Pass.
Boumsong enjoying new Juve life in Serie B (Oct 10, 2006 11:00 GMT)
France defender Jean-Alain Boumsong believes he has made the right choice by leaving Newcastle United and the Premier League to join Juventus in Serie B.
Panathinaikos appoint Munoz as coach (Oct 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Real Zaragoza coach Victor Munoz has been appointed as the new trainer of Panathinaikos, the Greek club said on Monday.
Badalona and Ecija draw Barca and Real in Cup (Oct 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Third division Badalona and Ecija drew the plum ties in the fourth round of the King's Cup on Monday when they were paired with Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Flying the flag (Oct 9, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lack of identity may well be the cause of Spain's failure on the international stage, says Phil Ball.
Genoa beat Arezzo 3-0 to go top of Serie B (Oct 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Genoa went top of Italy's second division Serie B when they beat Arezzo 3-0 on Sunday. First-half goals by strikers Giuseppe Greco and Martins Adailton helped Italy's oldest club to 12 points.
Sanchez urges caution ahead of Latvia clash (Oct 8, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lawrie Sanchez fears that Northern Ireland's rising mood of optimism in their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign could be curtailed on Wednesday.
Bulgarian referee beaten up outside home (Oct 7, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bulgarian referee Hristo Ristoskov is recovering in hospital after being beaten up by three masked men outside his home in the south-west town of Sandanski on Thursday night, police said.
French revolution fails to fire (Oct 6, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Sheppard looks at Rangers' floundering French revolution under Paul Le Guen.
Argentina boss urges duo to quit (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano need to leave West Ham for the sake of their careers, according to their national team boss Alfio Basile. The Hammers have failed to win since the duo's arrival.
Benfica candidate vows to bring back Sven (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Carlos Quaresma, a candidate standing for president of Benfica, has promised to bring back former England coach Sven Goran Eriksson if elected, Portuguese newspapers reported on Thursday.
Former France 'keeper Barthez announces retirement (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez has announced his retirement from club and international football, citing family problems. 'I quit the French team, I quit club football,' Barthez, 35, said.
Cisse suffers setback in broken leg recovery (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Djibril Cisse's recovery from injury has been delayed for up to two months.
Bravo: Beckham exit would not harm Madrid (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Raul Bravo insists life at Real Madrid would go on if David Beckham left the Bernabeu next summer.
Chancellor Brown lures Andrews to Raith Rovers (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Scottish third division club Raith Rovers have British Chancellor Gordon Brown to thank for signing Trinidad and Tobago defender Marvin Andrews.
Lyon captain Cacapa granted French citizenship (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Brazil-born Olympique Lyon captain Claudio Cacapa has been granted French citizenship, the five-times champions announced on Thursday.
Bucharest clubs get stadium bans (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Romania's Soccer Federation (FRF) has given one-match stadium bans to Bucharest clubs Steaua, Dinamo and Rapid following crowd trouble during last month's derby matches.
UEFA delays Gibraltar membership decision (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
European soccer's governing body UEFA has decided to delay a controversial decision to grant membership status to Gibraltar, despite being ordered to do so by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Ronaldinho is not a machine, says Rijkaard (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has defended playmaker Ronaldinho from criticism that he is not reproducing the kind of form that earned him the World Player of the Year title.
Munteanu agrees to coach struggling Pitesti (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Former Romanian international Dorinel Munteanu has agreed to coach championship strugglers Arges Pitesti, just one day after he resigned as player-coach of CFR Cluj after falling out with club officia
Eriksson agent denies Benfica contact (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sven-Goran Eriksson's agent Athole Still insists there has been 'absolutely no contact' between the former England manager and the would-be Benfica president promising to bring the Swede to Lisbon for
Real chief puzzled by Beckham's England omission (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham should still be in the England team, according to his club's president Ramon Calderon.
Blues hit back at Calderon concern (Oct 5, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Chelsea have hit back at Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon's claims their billionaire owner Roman Abramovich's spending power may cause problems for other teams.
New G14 chairman Dein sees settlement with FIFA (Oct 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein expects an end to the legal disputes between Europe's clubs and soccer's governing bodies during his tenure as the new chairman of the G14 pressure group of clubs, he
Bayern coach Magath criticises Podolski and Makaay (Oct 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath has criticised his strikers Lukas Podolski and Roy Makaay for playing too passively after the German champions' defeat by lowly VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.
City of Manchester Stadium gets UEFA Cup final (Oct 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA's executive committee have confirmed The City of Manchester Stadium will host the 2008 UEFA Cup final.
UEFA to clear way for Gibraltar national team? (Oct 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Gibraltar could soon have its own national football team after Spanish efforts to block the move were overturned by judges.
Beckham not planning retirement, insists spokesman (Oct 4, 2006 11:00 GMT)
David Beckham has no plans to retire from the game in two years' time, a spokesman for the Real Madrid midfielder has said, despite claims made by Real president Ramon Calderon.
Holders Sevilla face tricky UEFA Cup group stage (Oct 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA Cup holders Sevilla were handed a tricky draw for the group stage on Tuesday while former European champions Ajax Amsterdam look to have a straightforward passage.
Zaragoza face punishment after racist chants (Oct 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Zaragoza face censure again after a Levante player was subjected to racist abuse from fans on Sunday. It is not the first time such incidents have occurred at Zaragoza's stadium.
UEFA Cup Draw and fixtures (Oct 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
UEFA Cup group stage Draw and fixtures
Sporting beat Leiria as Porto suffer first defeat (Oct 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Sporting joined champions Porto at the top of the Portuguese Premier League with a 2-0 home win over Uniao Leiria on Monday.
Man and Bhoy (Oct 3, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Kevin Palmer speaks exclusively to Neil Lennon about his career and threats on his life.
Germany's Asamoah berates Rostock's racist fans (Oct 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Germany striker Gerald Asamoah, who faced racist chants from fans at a German cup match in the eastern city of Rostock last month, said racist supporters had ruined the country's image abroad.
Another week, another scandal (Oct 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roberto Gotta reports on the latest scandal to tarnish the reputation of Italian football.
The honest lawyer (Oct 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Lawyers, writs, wrangles and even time for a bit of football in Bilbao. Phil Ball explains all.
Big brother's little brother (Oct 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
The UEFA Cup is a mess and should become a support act, says Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger.
Beckham happy at Madrid despite bench role (Oct 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham said he has no complaints about being consigned to the bench for his side's last four matches.
Torres disappointed with derby draw (Oct 2, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Atletico Madrid were left bemoaning letting Real Madrid off the hook after coming away from Sunday's derby at the Bernabeu with a 1-1 draw rather than a rare victory over their city rivals.
Hertha go top after draw with Stuttgart (Oct 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Hertha Berlin moved back on top of a tightly-packed Bundesliga on Sunday after a 2-2 draw at home to VfB Stuttgart.
Ten-man Real secure point in Madrid derby (Oct 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Real Madrid hung on for a 1-1 draw at home to neighbours Atletico Madrid in a tense city derby in the Primera Liga on Sunday.
France: OM banish Euro blues with Toulouse win (Oct 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Olympique Marseille hit back from their humiliating UEFA Cup first-round exit by crushing Toulouse 3-0 on Sunday to hold on to second place in Ligue 1.
Ajax take control after AZ draw at Den Haag (Oct 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Ajax's 3-2 win at FC Utrecht coupled with a 2-2 draw for AZ Alkmaar against ADO Den Haag was sufficient to see the Amsterdam club go top of the Eredivisie.
Inter held as Roma go top in Serie A (Oct 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Inter Milan were replaced by AS Roma at the top of Serie A when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari on Sunday. In a later match, Palermo will draw level with Roma on 12 points if they beat Chievo
Eredivisie: Ajax net late winner, Roda riding high (Oct 1, 2006 11:00 GMT)
Roda JC's excellent start to the season continued with a 1-0 away win in Tilburg over Willem II that lifted them level on points with Eredivisie leaders AZ Alkmaar.