Ligue 1: 5 things you need to know

5 Things... Creative king Verratti goes in search for more assists

FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women's WCup

In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament



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Opta Premier League preview - week 6

The Premier League returns for week six - here are the key stats.

UEFA to judge Cristiano Ronaldo red-card case…

Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League

A bad day at the office for Man City and Arteta

It was a night to forget for Manchester City, as they lost to Lyon in the UEFA Champions League, with the suspended Pep Guardiola absent from the touchline.

5 Things... Barcelona two away from equalling…

Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 38 home games. Their record stands at 40, set between 1991 and 1993.

Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after 3…

Tottenham is under scrutiny after three straight losses during the first busy part of the season

Top 5 infamous red cards after Ronaldo's…

Take a look at five of the most memorable dismissals in football history, starting with Cristiano Ronaldo's red card against Valencia

Cardiff goalkeeper Etheridge hoping for an upset…

Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is confident his side can give Premier League champions Manchester City trouble ahead of their clash on Saturday.

Earthquakes star Chris Wondolowski chases MLS goals record

Chris Wondolowski goes about his work for the San Jose Earthquakes with little fanfare, the pursuit of Landon Donovan's MLS career scoring mark hardly weighing on his mind as he focuses more on being an example for his teammates and the youth

Emery demands Cech and Leno to adapt to his style

Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants his goalkeepers to get used to his style of play as soon as possible.

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Real deserved victory, that is clear - Kroos

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said the team were deserved winners of their UEFA Champions League opener against Roma

Union ends Sounders' win streak on Picault's late goal, 1-0

Fafa Picault scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time, helping the Philadelphia Union halt Seattle's MLS-record nine-game winning streak by beating the Sounders 1-0

Pogba performs, Dalot dazzles - Mourinho's best…

Jose Mourinho appeared the happiest he's been for some time, after Mancheter United beat Young Boys 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.

VAR would have absolved Ronaldo - Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo would not have been sent off if VAR had been used to examine the incident with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo

Portland Timbers down short-handed Columbus Crew 3-2

Andy Polo's first goal in Major League Soccer put the Timbers in front before the end of the first half and Portland went on to defeat the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Wednesday night

Ronaldo is the best in the world, I'm sorry he…

Former Manchester United teammate, Rafael, says that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world and that he was sorry to hear the Juventus man was sent off against Valencia

Fekir superb in outstanding Lyon team - Genesio

The Lyon coach is thrilled by Nabil Fekir and the whole side as they beat Manchester City

Martinez scores 30th goal in stoppage time, Atlanta wins

Josef Martinez scored his second goal of the game in stoppage time and Supporters' Shield leader Atlanta United rallied to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-3, spoiling the debut of interim coach Steve Ralston

Mexico's Tigres beat Toronto FC 3-1 in Campeones Cup

Jesus Duenas scored twice to help Mexican champion Tigres UANL beat MLS winner Toronto FC 3-1 in the inaugural Campeones Cup

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Bale better without Ronaldo? Surreal question…

The Real coach prefers to talk about his whole team after their win over Roma

Ronaldo sent off in 1st Champions League game…

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears

My words to Ronaldo remain private - Valencia's…

The Valencia coach won't discuss what he said to CR7 after his sending off