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Soccer - Yesterday’s News

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Soccer - Sunday 21 August, 2016

No Ronaldo and no Benzema is no problem for Real Madrid as Bale stars in 3-0 win

Los Blancos eased to a comfortable win over Real Sociedad in their first league match of the season.

Racial abuse temporarily stops Athletic Bilbao's match against Sporting Gijon

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams was subject to racist chanting during his side’s opening LaLiga game, which saw play suspended.

Eddie Howe laments Harry Arter's lack of discipline after West Ham defeat

Harry Arter drew the criticism of Eddie Howe after his red card proved pivotal in Bournemouth’s loss to West Ham.

It’s Sunday so here are 15 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how all the action of the last seven days looked through a lens.

Antonio late show gives West Ham the perfect start at new London Stadium home

Harry Arter saw red as Bournemouth were left to rue the concession of a late goal.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy launches foul-mouthed attack on his critics

The former Ireland manager certainly didn’t hold back this afternoon.

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The world's most expensive striker got off to the perfect start last night

Gonzalo Higuaín scored a late winner for Juventus in their first game of the season.

Arsenal's resources stretched further as Wenger lets striker leave for the season

Joel Campbell has been shipped out on loan for the fifth time.

Stuani strikes twice for Boro as O'Shea joins Moyes' injury list

Alvaro Negredo impressed again for Aitor Karanka’s side.

Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after Olympic triumph

“Tite can look for another captain” – After ending Brazil’s wait for Olympic gold in men’s football, Neymar opted to relinquish the armband.

'The beginning of an agreement': Bravo misses Barcelona training as City switch looms

Pep Guardiola’s summer transfer business is almost done.

Michael Conlan trolls Vladimir Putin - it's the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, Derval O’Rourke is impressed with Jerry Kiernan’s new haircut.

‘He loves The Godfather, because this is not personal, it’s business’

Chris Brady chats to The42 about co-authoring Carlo Ancelotti’s latest book.

Petrov rules out return to football

The former Celtic favourite has recovered from leukaemia.

Neymar's winning penalty brings an Olympic moment for all of Brazil to savour

Brazil exorcise their World Cup demons and clinch first Olympic football gold on an unbearably tense night in the Maracanã.

Luis Enrique marvels at 'near perfect' Barcelona

The Spanish champions opened their campaign in impressive style.

Soccer - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Gray apologises for homophobic tweets

The Burnley striker was the star of the show in Saturday’s win over Liverpool, but his display was overshadowed by the reemergence of offensive tweets from four years ago.

Man City the real deal, Liverpool calm expectations and other Premier League talking points

Plus, will Arsene Wenger spend the money required to transform Arsenal into title contenders?

Cork City ease past Longford Town in the FAI Cup as exciting youngster nets his first senior goal

First Division sides Cobh Ramblers and UCD are also into the last eight.

Loan ranger! Man United striker Wilson heads to Championship club for the season

The striker becomes the latest young player to leave United.

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Top two from last season remain winless as Leicester and Arsenal play out dour stalemate

Wenger’s men dominated for large periods but were unable to break down the champions.

Suarez and Messi pick up where they left off as Barcelona crush Betis 6-2

The pair scored five between them this evening.

Former Ireland U21 defender on the bench for Watford as McShane grabs vital equaliser for Reading

There were plenty of Irish goals across the Football League and a familiar goalscorer in the Scottish Premiership.

Mark Hughes accuses referee Mike Dean of 'enjoying being centre of attention'

Dean has now awarded 16 penalties since the start of last season – the most of any official in the top-flight.

Burnley stun Liverpool to claim their first league win over the Reds in 42 years

Despite 80% possession and 26 shots, Liverpool failed to break down a stubborn Burnley defence.

Late goals from Batshuayi and Costa sees Chelsea past Watford

Conte’s men had been trailing with 10 minutes to go.

'Hotel staff refused to launder our jerseys because of AIDS stories': Nigeria's Olympic gold

The African country made history 20 years ago with an unlikely triumph in Atlanta.

Aguero and Nolito on the double as City cruise past Stoke

Argentina striker Aguero was even back on spot kick duties.

As it happened: Burnley v Liverpool, Premier League

The Clarets caused a major upset to claim their first win of the season.

Victor Valdes: I felt like retiring when I was frozen out at Man Utd

Victor Valdes was banished from the senior team by Louis van Gaal having been accused of refusing to play for Manchester United’s U21s.

New Crystal Palace signing Christian Benteke shows his class with note to Liverpool supporters

The Belgian striker also showed his class with a note to Liverpool supporters.

A litany of high-profile stars clash in MLS tonight - with two frenemies coming face to face

It’s the first time Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard will play each other since joining Major League Soccer.

Fundraising night to take place for former League of Ireland footballer who tragically lost his leg

26-year-old Alex Lee played for Mervue United in the First Division.

Mourinho: The result could have been bigger

Mourinho insisted his team could have beaten Southampton by more than 2-0.

Germany take women's football gold

Dzsenifer Marozsan scored Germany’s opener and fired in the free-kick that led to their second as Sweden were beaten in the Maracana.

Soccer - Friday 19 August, 2016

Manchester United puzzle will come together - Ibrahimovic

The Swede announced himself to Old Trafford tonight.

Man United genuine title contenders and more thoughts from tonight's win

Former assistant boss Ryan Giggs has tipped the Red Devils to win the league.