Zinedine Zidane saw his Real Madrid side beaten 2-1 away to Valencia. Photograph: Juan Carlos Cardenas/EPA

Zinedine Zidane placed no blame on his players for his first defeat since his return as Real Madrid head coach after Valencia claimed a 2-1 win at the(...)

Valencia forward Santiago Mina Lorenzo celebrates scoring a goal during his side’s win over  Espanyol. Photograph: Getty Images

Valencia coach Marcelino was sent off from the dugout for dissent before watching his side earn a barely deserved 2-0 win at Espanyol to stay in touch(...)

Roma’s Edin Dzeko in action against Lazio’s Mauricio on Sunday. Photo:  EPA
Dzeko on target in Rome derby
  • Soccer
  • November 8, 2015, 18:29

A hugely controversial penalty set AS Roma on the way to a 2-0 win over neighbours Lazio in a derby which was boycotted by both sets of Ultras in a p(...)

Stoke City have agreed a €17m fee with Inter Milan for Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City have agreed a fee of €17 million with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to discuss personal terms with the Swiss midfielder or e(...)

 France’s midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has signed for Inter Milan. Photo: Getty Images

Internazionale have announced the signing of the Monaco defensive midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia for a fee believed to be in the region of €35m. Kondog(...)

Juventus players celebrate with their supporters after they reach the last four of the Champion League following a 0-0 draw away to Monaco. Photograph: Afp

AS Monaco 0 (0) Juventus 0 (1)Those from Barcelona to Bayern Munich via Madrid will not be quaking in their boots just yet, but Juvenuts are back wher(...)

Juventus’ Arturo Vidal jubilates after converting a penalty during the Champions League quarter final first leg against AS Monaco. Photo: Di Marco/EPA

Juventus 1 AS Monaco 0Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal smashed home a second-half penalty to earn a 1-0 win at home to Monaco in an absorbing Champion(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores  Arsenal’s second goal in their Champions League round of 16 second leg match against AS Monaco  at Stade Louis II. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Monaco 0 Arsenal 2 (3-3 on agg, Monaco advance on away goals)The lesson for Arsenal is they cannot leave themselves needing these kind of feats of esc(...)

Another season, the same old way to fail. Arsenal have a particular way of losing games and all the familiar tropes were there in abundance on Wedn(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud misses a chance to score in the second half. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Oh, Olivier. Probably best to look away now. There is, it seems, something about this time of year that really doesn’t agree with Arsenal’s chief goal(...)

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