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Sevilla put pressure on leaders Barca with win over Girona

(Reuters) - Sevilla overcame a dangerous Girona side to win 2-0 at home in an entertaining game on Sunday, climbing up to second place in La Liga to breathe down the necks of leaders Barcelona.

Madrid keep winning but fans and media remain unimpressed

MADRID (Reuters) - With nine wins out of 11 since Santiago Solari replaced sacked coach Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid should be full of optimism yet there was evident apathy from supporters and local media as they flew out to Abu Dhabi to defend their Club World Cup title.

Tottenham's Dier ruled out until 2019 after having appendix removed

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier will miss the their festive fixtures after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix, the Premier League club said on Sunday.

Soccer: Wild celebrations in Hanoi as Vietnam win regional title

HANOI (Reuters) - Football fever gripped Vietnam again on Saturday night as thousands of fans flocked to the streets of the capital Hanoi to celebrate their country's victory over Malaysia in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship final.

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Reims beat Strasbourg after honouring hero Kopa

(Reuters) - Stade de Reims boosted their push for a European place with a deserved 2-1 win over Strasbourg on Saturday, a fitting way to mark a special occasion for the club as they also paid homage to their former great Raymond Kopa.

Ronaldo penalty wins Turin derby for relentless Juve

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo converted a second-half penalty and was booked for provoking the beaten goalkeeper Salvador Ichazo as relentless Serie A leaders Juventus beat Torino 1-0 in an absorbing derby on Saturday.

Dortmund beat Bremen 2-1 to guarantee 'autumn title'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged past Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday to open up a nine-point gap that guarantees they will stay top of the table going into the winter break later this month.

West Ham beat Fulham 2-0 to post fourth win in a row

(Reuters) - FULHAM 0 WEST HAM 2

Smalling signs new deal with Manchester United

LONDON (Reuters) - England international Chris Smalling has agreed a new contract with Manchester United until 2022 with an option for the club to extend for a further year, the Premier League outfit announced on Saturday.

Late Griezmann strike ends Atletico's away-day hoodoo

VALLADOLID, Spain (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann struck twice in a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Valladolid on Saturday, after they had thrown away a two-goal lead, taking them level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

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