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Benzema gives Madrid win over Rayo amid more Bernabeu boos

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid got a 1-0 win over minnows Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, earning a third consecutive La Liga victory and rising to third in the table, but they again failed to sparkle and had to endure booing from their unhappy supporters.

Al Ain put three goals past Esperance to book Club World Cup semi-final

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - Host side Al Ain upset African champions Esperance of Tunisia 3-0 on Saturday to reach the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.

Pochettino chalks up 100th league win as Spurs manager

(Reuters) - Mauricio Pochettino made the sort of history that Tottenham fans revel in on Saturday when he beat former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to a treasured Premier League landmark.

Icardi's Panenka penalty gives Inter win over Udinese

MILAN (Reuters) - Inter Milan rebounded from the disappointment of their midweek Champions League exit by scraping a 1-0 win at home to Udinese in Serie A after captain Mauro Icardi converted a Panenka-style penalty late in the game on Saturday.

Crystal Palace get crucial 1-0 win over Leicester City

CRYSTAL PALACE 1 LEICESTER 0

Eriksen strike gives Spurs last-gasp Burnley win

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 BURNLEY 0

Watford hang on to clinch nervy win over Cardiff

(Reuters) - WATFORD 3 CARDIFF CITY 2

Wolves beat Bournemouth in their best top-flight run for 38 years

(Reuters) - WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 BOURNEMOUTH 0

Rondon hands slick Newcastle 1-0 win at Huddersfield

(Reuters) - HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0 NEWCASTLE UNITED 1

Modric criticises Ballon d'Or gala snub by Messi, Ronaldo

MADRID (Reuters) - Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month's ceremony where he was given the award, saying their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters.

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