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Fri­day Septem­ber 28

GER­MANY: Bay­ern Mu­nich lose for the first time this sea­son, beaten 2-0 away at Hertha Ber­lin.

ITALY: For­mer Mi­lan owner Sil­vio Ber­lus­coni com­pletes his takeover of Serie C club Monza.

Satur­day Septem­ber 29

ETHIOPIA: De­fense Force win the Ethiopian Cup for a 14th time, beat­ing Saint Ge­orge on penal­ties af­ter a goal­less draw.

GER­MANY: Schalke get their first points of the sea­son with a 1-0 vic­tory over Mainz.

ICE­LAND: With three clubs still in ti­tle con­tention go­ing into the fi­nal game of the sea­son, Valur re­tain their crown with a 4-1 vic­tory at home to Ke­flavik.

ITALY: Ju­ven­tus beat sec­ond-place Napoli 3-1 to ex­tend their lead at the top of Serie A to six points.

SPAIN: Two fans are car­ried away

on stretch­ers when part of a stand col­lapses dur­ing Sevilla’s 3-1 vic­tory at Eibar. Vini­cius Ju­nior makes his Real Madrid de­but as an 88thminute sub in a 0-0 draw at home to neigh­bours Atletico Madrid.

Sun­day Septem­ber 30

AUS­TRIA: Rapid Vi­enna part com­pany with coach Goran Djuricin af­ter Satur­day’s 2-0 loss at home to St Polten.

Mon­day Oc­to­ber 1

ITALY: Af­ter ap­peals by Cata­nia, No­vara, Ter­nana, Pro Ver­celli and Siena are re­jected, Serie B will con­tinue with 19 teams rather than the usual 22.

Tues­day Oc­to­ber 2

AR­GENTINA: River Plate beat do­mes­tic ri­vals In­de­pen­di­ente 3-1 to reach the Lib­er­ta­dores Cup semi-fi­nals where they will face Gremio of Brazil, whose 4-0 win

against Atletico Tuc­man gives them a 6-0 vic­tory on ag­gre­gate over the Ar­gen­tinian side.

AUS­TRIA: Rapid Vi­enna’s new boss is Di­et­mar Kuhbauer – who was in charge of the St Polten side that beat them at the week­end.

DEN­MARK: The Dan­ish Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion and the coun­try’s play­ers’ union reach a col­lec­tive pay agree­ment fol­low­ing a dis­pute over com­mer­cial rights which saw se­nior in­ter­na­tion­als make them­selves un­avail­able for the na­tional side.

FRANCE: Sec­ond from bot­tom of Ligue 1, Nantes re­place un­der-fire Por­tuguese coach Miguel Car­doso with Vahid Halil­hodzic.

UEFA CHAM­PI­ONS LEAGUE: CSKA shock Real Madrid 1-0 in Moscow, while Edin Dzeko gets a hat-trick as Roma beat Vik­to­ria Plzen 5-0 and Paulo Dy­bala scores all three goals in Ju­ven­tus’ 3-0 win over Young Boys.

USA: Tampa Bay Rowdies, who are

cur­rently bat­tling for a place in the USL play-offs, are bought by Tampa Bay Rays base­ball team.

Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 3

BRAZIL: Palmeiras win 2-0 at home to Colo-Colo of Chile to progress 4-0 on ag­gre­gate to the semi-fi­nals of the Lib­er­ta­dores Cup.

ENG­LAND: Ar­me­nian mid­fielder Hen­rikh Mkhi­taryan does not travel to Azer­bai­jan for Arse­nal’s Europa League tie against Qarabag due to po­lit­i­cal ten­sions be­tween his na­tive coun­try and the host na­tion.

UEFA CHAM­PI­ONS LEAGUE: Napoli beat Liver­pool with a last-minute goal from Lorenzo In­signe, while Barcelona win 4-2 away to Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur. Ney­mar gets a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Ger­main thrash Red Star 6-1. Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 4

AR­GENTINA: Boca Ju­niors draw 1-1 in Brazil against Cruzeiro to win 3-1 on ag­gre­gate in the Lib­er­ta­dores Cup quar­ter-fi­nals.

ENG­LAND: Gareth South­gate signs a new con­tract to re­main as Eng­land man­ager un­til the 2022 World Cup. EUROPA LEAGUE: Arse­nal, Chelsea and Mi­lan main­tain their win­ning starts to the group phase, beat­ing Qarabag, Vidi and Olympiakos re­spec­tively. Fri­day Oc­to­ber 5

SLO­VAKIA: Spar­tak Tr­nava are or­dered to play their next Europa League home game, ver­sus Di­namo Za­greb on Oc­to­ber 25, be­hind closed doors af­ter racist chant­ing

Up­set...CSKA Moscow’s Mario Fer­nan­des (in red) chal­lenges Na­cho as they beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the Cham­pi­ons League

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