Madrid Derby and New Sports for Tokyo 2020 in the Best of the Week

  • Derbies, Score Records & Other Sports
    1/13 In the same week, the Madrid Derby ended in a draw, PSG beat Marseille in 'Le Classique' and CR7 equaled Raul as Real Madrid top scorer. In addition, five new sports will be proposed for Tokyo 2020.
  • Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
    2/13 Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid: Late Vietto goal denies Benitez’s men: Luciano Vietto's first goal for Atletico Madrid secured a 1-1 derby draw seven minutes from time and stopped Real Madrid from moving to the top of La Liga. Karim Benzema headed his seventh goal in eight appearances this season in the ninth minute and looked to have settled a typically feisty tussle at the Vicente Calderon, where his France international team-mate Antoine Griezmann had a first-half penalty saved for the hosts. Griezmann partly atoned for that error by having a hand in the equaliser – making enough of a nuisance of himself at the near post for Jackson Martinez's low cross to squirm beyond goalkeeper Keylor Navas for his fellow substitute Vietto to convert from close range.
  • Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid
    3/13 Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid: Late Vietto goal denies Benitez’s men: Luciano Vietto's first goal for Atletico Madrid secured a 1-1 derby draw seven minutes from time and stopped Real Madrid from moving to the top of La Liga. Karim Benzema headed his seventh goal in eight appearances this season in the ninth minute and looked to have settled a typically feisty tussle at the Vicente Calderon, where his France international team-mate Antoine Griezmann had a first-half penalty saved for the hosts. Griezmann partly atoned for that error by having a hand in the equaliser – making enough of a nuisance of himself at the near post for Jackson Martinez's low cross to squirm beyond goalkeeper Keylor Navas for his fellow substitute Vietto to convert from close range.
  • Malmo 0-2 Real Madrid
    4/13 Malmo 0-2 Real Madrid: Ronaldo marks landmark with brace: Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Raul's club goalscoring record as his double gave Real Madrid a 2-0 win at 10-man Malmo in the Champions League. The Portuguese star reached his 500th career goal and netted for the first time in four matches by capping off a clinical counter-attack with a lethal first-half finish. The forward prodded home a last-minute second to draw level at the top of the Santiago Bernabeu scoring charts.
  • Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Marseille
    5/13 Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Marseille: Record-breaking Ibrahimovic secures Classique victory: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to become Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time top goalscorer as Laurent Blanc’s side beat Marseille 2-1 in Le Classique. The PSG striker moved to 110 goals for the capital club, surpassing former Portugal striker Pauleta. Michy Batshuayi looked to have ensured Marseille a half-time lead when he nodded home his sixth Ligue 1 goal of the season but Ibrahimovic's quick-fire double put paid to that. The striker was bundled over by Steve Mandanda before levelling the match and equalling Pauleta's record, while his historic second came after Rolando's handball in the area. Another penalty arrived after the break.
  • Sevilla 2-1 Barcelona
    6/13 Sevilla 2-1 Barcelona: Champions suffer in Messi's absence: A Lionel Messi-less Barcelona lost for the second time in three league games as they were stunned 2-1 by Sevilla. Goals from Michael Krohn-Dehli and Vicente Iborra in the space of six second-half minutes at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan sealed the win, with Neymar's penalty nothing more than a consolation for the champions.
  • Barcelona 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen
    7/13 Barcelona 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen: Suarez stunner steals late win for holders: Luis Suarez completed a dramatic late comeback for Barcelona as they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the Champions League. Kyriakos Papadopoulos headed Leverkusen into a deserved lead midway through the first half, and Barça found it hard to break through a well-organised visiting defence. But substitute Sergi Roberto pounced in the closing 10 minutes to level the scores and Suarez's thumping finish snatched an unlikely victory for the holders, who move above Leverkusen at the top of the group.
  • Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation
    8/13 Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation: Sepp Blatter insists he will not resign as FIFA president, despite coming under fire from three of the organisation's biggest sponsors, Coca Cola, McDonald's and Visa. A statement released via Blatter's legal team after Coca Cola's initial release read: "While Coca Cola is a valued sponsor of FIFA, Mr Blatter respectfully disagrees with its position and believes firmly that his leaving office now would not be in the best interest of FIFA nor would it advance the process of reform and therefore, he will not resign."
  • Juventus 2-0 Sevilla
    9/13 Juventus 2-0 Sevilla: Morata and Zaza net in narrow win: Alvaro Morata made it two goals in as many Champions League games this season as he scored in Juventus’ 2-0 defeat of Seviila. The victory was deserved after an all-action Juventus performance that barely gave Sevilla a look in, and Morata's effort saw him equal Alessandro Del Piero's record of having scored in five consecutive Champions League matches for the club. The Spaniard rose above two defenders to score with a placed header four minutes before half-time, and Simone Zaza netted a second with a solo run and finish three minutes from the end.
  • Real Madrid mystified at James Colombia call-up
    10/13 Real Madrid mystified at James Colombia call-up: Real Madrid were puzzled by James Rodriguez's inclusion in Colombia's squad for World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay, with the midfielder still suffering from a thigh injury. Madrid camp were surprised that the former Monaco star has been called up by Jose Pekerman although respect the South American nation's right to include the 24-year-old despite him having not played a single minute of domestic football since August 29.
  • World SBK 2015: Jonathan Rea reigns supreme at Magny-Cours
    11/13 World SBK 2015: Jonathan Rea reigns supreme at Magny-Cours: Jonathan Rea maintained his dominance of the Superbike World Championship season with two wins at Magny-Cours. Already confirmed as this year's world champion, Rea beat team-mate Tom Sykes to victory in race one, which took place in wet conditions. And further success came Rea's way later in the day as he claimed his 22nd podium finish of the season - a tally surpassed only by Colin Edwards in 2002.
  • Season over for Serena Williams
    12/13 Season over for Serena Williams: World number one Serena Williams will not play again on the WTA Tour this year in order to ensure she is fully fit for next season. Williams said in a statement published on the China Open website: "It's no secret I've played injured most of the year - whether it was my elbow, my knee, or, in the finals moments after a certain match in Flushing (Meadows, following her defeat to Vinci), my heart. This is a very difficult decision, but one ultimately made because of the love of the game".
  • Tokyo Olympic Games organisers recommend five new sports
    13/13 Tokyo Olympic Games organisers recommend five new sports: Finally, Organisers for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have made recommendations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to add five new sports to the schedule. The suggestions would see an additional 18 medal events across baseball/softball, skateboard, sports climbing, surfing and karate incorporated into the programme. If accepted, organisers say that an additional 474 athletes would take part in the Games.