Napoleon dynamite: Quote that fired up Sydney

Dominic Bossi 6:00 PM   Graham Arnold's inspirational message to his players before they ran out on the field for the Sydney derby last week.

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Villa trip to New York expected: Melbourne

Super start: David Villa relishes his first goal for Melbourne City.

Michael Lynch 10:35 AM   Melbourne City football chiefs are hopeful that Spanish superstar David Villa will play 10 matches with the club, culminating in the round 11 pre-Christmas derby with Melbourne Victory.

Blind faith rescues Manchester United

Daley Blind

8:10 AM   Daley Blind's late second half strike helped a lacklustre Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Monday.

Ognenovski under fire for alleged swipe

Sebastian Ryall and Sasa Ognenovski celebrate victory.

Dominic Bossi 6:15 PM   Sydney FC defender must enter a submission explaining his swipe at Wanderers midfielder before learning whether he will face any suspension.

Al-Hilal taking no risks in race for glory

Saudi Al-Hilal players celebrate with their fans after defeating UAE's Al-Ain in the semi-final.

Dominic Bossi 5:06 PM   Saudi Arabian giants Al-Hilal are taking no risks in their pursuit of an Asian Champions League title and their intent was evident from the moment they touched down in Australia. 

Sterling delivers as Balotelli flops

Mario Balotelli

Paul Hayward   The day before Liverpool staggered to their 3-2 win over the Premier League's bottom side, Cristiano Ronaldo broke another Spanish record by reaching 15 league goals in his first eight games.

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Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Worried teammates crowd around Biaksangzuala after the incident.

10:44 PM   A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told Reuters on Monday.

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Five things we learned this weekend


Dominic Bossi   The rivalry of the Sydney derby is now genuinely felt among the players. Animosity has long been part of the battle in the stands but Saturday showed there is no love lost between the players.

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Mark Bosnich charged over Sydney CBD driving accident

Charged: Mark Bosnich.

Louise Hall 12:03 PM   Former Socceroos goalkeeper-turned-football commentator Mark Bosnich has been charged following an accident in Sydney's CBD with driving recklessly or furiously.

Late goal rescues united from red faces

Brendan McLoughlin 1:48 PM   Daley Blind has rescued spluttering Manchester United with a dramatic late equaliser in a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Redknapp blasts 'overweight' Taarabt

'I could have run about more than he did': Harry Redknapp.

8:52 AM   QPR boss Harry Redknapp blasts the weight and attitude of star midfielder Adel Taarabt, who he says is carrying too many pounds to finish a game.

City ready for life after Villa

Melbourne CIty's David Williams and Newcastle's Scott Neville vie for the ball during Sunday's A-League encounter.

Mindful of David Villa's impending exit, Melbourne City is confident it is building some substance to last beyond the Spaniard's stay.

Fan killed in clashes before Palmeiras-Santos match

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Violence overshadowed Brazilian soccer on Sunday when a man was hit and killed by a car during clashes before the Palmeiras-Santos game, police said.

Record-equalling Marseille makes it eight

Andre-Pierre Gignac celebrates scoring against Toulouse.

Marseille earned a club record-equalling eighth consecutive league win on Sunday, beating Toulouse 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome to move seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Hamburg in Bundesliga relegation fight

Hoffenheim's Anthony Modeste celebrates scoring the opener.

SV Hamburg remains firmly mired in a battle against relegation after playing out a 1-1 draw on Sunday against Hoffenheim while Paderborn moved up to seventh with a 3-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Inter Milan equalises twice to draw with Napoli

Inter Milan's Hernanes celebrates after scoring against Napoli.

Brazilian Hernanes levelled with a bullet header in injury time to secure a share of the points for Inter Milan in a dramatic 2-2 Serie A draw with Napoli that could help decide the fate of Nerazzurri coach Walter Mazzarri.

Bacca and Gameiro put Sevilla second, Atletico wins

Denis Suarez vies with Elche goalkeeper Manu Herrera.

Sevilla beat Elche 2-0 with second-half goals from Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro to move up to second in La Liga while Tiago got the opener in Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday.

Liverpool and Stoke win amid more top flight drama

Philippe Coutinho (right) celebrates his goal with Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool scores a stunning 3-2 win over bottom side Queens Park Rangers with four goals coming in a frenzied seven-minute finale at Loftus Road as the drama continued in the Premier League on Sunday.

Roar coach unfazed by disappointing start to A-League season

Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey shows his frustration during the game against Perth Glory on Sunday.

Brad Elborough   Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey says he is not concerned about his side's disappointing start to the A-League season, even though the reigning premier has failed to manage a point from its first two games.

Andy Keogh sinks Roar in stoppage time

Jade North of the Roar challenges Andy Keogh of Perth Glory during the round two A-League clash in Perth.

Brad Elborough   Star Perth Glory striker Andy Keogh headed home a stoppage-time winner to lift his side to a 3-2 victory over Brisbane Roar in Sunday's clash at nib Stadium.


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