A comprehensive record of recent events around the world
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