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Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.
Gennaro Gattuso lashed out at his team's "embarrassing" performance against Cagliari.
Dimitri Payet produced an early goal of the year contender as Marseille thrashed Guingamp 4-0 at the Stade Velodrome on Monday (AEST).
Real Madrid dropped points for the first time in LaLiga under Julen Lopetegui, Isco's header salvaging a 1-1 draw at Athletic Club.
Andriy Yarmolenko and Marko Arnautovic led the way as West Ham beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park, securing Manuel Pellegrini a much-needed first win in charge on his 65th birthday.
Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has vowed to come back stronger in 2019 after he suffered a serious knee injury against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday (AEST).
Marcelo Bielsa narrowly avoided his first defeat as Leeds United with a 1-1 draw away at Millwall, but it wasn't such a good day for Derby County, beaten at Rotherham United as boss Frank Lampard was
Red Star Belgrade marked its return to Europe's grand stage with a battling 0-0 draw against a frustrated Napoli at Rajko Mitic Stadium.
Roberto Firmino came off the bench to fire in a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool downed Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in a Champions League classic at Anfield.
Diego Costa and Jose Gimenez did the damage as Atletico Madrid came from behind to begin its Champions League Group A campaign with a 2-1 win at Monaco.
Lionel Messi scored a marvellous hat-trick as Barcelona got its Champions League campaign up and running with a 4-0 win over PSV at Camp Nou.
Inter's return to the Champions League ended in a dramatic victory over Tottenham after late goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino.
Diego Maradona made a successful start at the helm of Dorados, leading the Mexican side to a strong win in his first game in charge on Tuesday (AEST).