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Paris followed up Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Real Madrid with a 4-1 Ligue 1 defeat of Saint-Étienne on Sunday night. "We had a good game - a very good game even," said coach Laurent Blanc after his team's ninth win in 11 Ligue 1 games left them seven points clear at the top of the table. "[Against Madrid], we were not in sync up front. Today, I thought that we were very good going forward. We weren't up against the same team, it's true; we had more possession [against St-Étienne]. When a team doesn't let you have the ball and you have to defend, you can't play a nice attacking game."

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"It's coming from all corners at the moment so we have to cope with that," said goalkeeper Asmir Begović as Chelsea digested following up a 0-0 draw at Dynamo Kyiv with a 2-1 loss at West Ham in the Premier League. "I think our performance showed we are still positive and trying hard, it's just that little moments are not going our way."

The Bosnian is sure the club's fortunes will soon turn around. "We're going to take it a game at a time – there is still a long way to go," he said. "This league is very unpredictable so we need to take care of our performances first – I think our performances are getting better so we just need to keep that going."

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Rafael Benítez was proud of his Real Madrid side's strength in depth after they moved top of the Liga with a 3-1 defeat of the only other unbeaten side, Celta Vigo, on Saturday. "We won at a difficult ground and we have to be satisfied with that," the coach said. "These games, with the injuries we have, have allowed us to really value the squad we have. We have continued to win using other players and that is really positive."

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Luis Suárez scored a hat-trick in Barcelona's 3-1 win against Eibar on Sunday but was more concerned about his side conceding an early goal and making life hard for themsleves. "This year, every time [our opponents] come close, they score," he said. "We'll try to break this slump as quickly as we can. It's important that we turned around a difficult game."

The Uruguayan reckons Barcelona are missing the injured Lionel Messi, though he and Neymar have picked up any slack, scoring 12 of the team's last 15 goals. "The absence of Leo is felt everywhere you look, but we try to minimise it," he said. "The important thing is the standard of the team. Neymar and I help, but the other day [Ivan] Rakitić scored the goals and we won too."

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Borussia Mönchengladbach's André Hahn is expected to miss the rest of the group stage after fracturing a shin bone and tearing ligaments in his left knee in Sunday's 3-1 Bundesliga defeat of Schalke. He will undergo surgery and is unlikely to return in 2015.

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Roberto Pereyra is set for a UEFA Champions Leage absence for Juventus after suffering a thigh injury against Atalanta on Sunday. The Argentinian midfielder left the pitch towards the end of the first half of the 2-0 win after after scans today a second-degree lesion was pinpointed. The former Udinese Calcio player will be sidelined for around 40 days and is set to miss next week's trip to Borussia Mönchengladbach and the visit of Manchester City but should be fit to face Sevilla on 8 December to conclude Group D.

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Valencia have confirmed that forward Rodrigo will miss the rest of 2015 with a "partial rupture of the anterior crucial ligament in his left knee." The club say the player will likely be out for three months, meaning he will miss the remainder of the UEFA Champions League group stage.

Shakhtar moved into the Ukrainian Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 4-0 second-leg victory against Ternopil for a 9-0 aggregate success. Facundo Ferreyra and Taison converted penalties either side of goals from Vasyi Kobin and teenager Andriy Boriachuk, a member of their UEFA Youth League squad who also scored on his senior club debut away to second-tier Ternopil in the first leg.

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Croatian Cup holders Dinamo Zagreb reached December's quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Mladost Ždralov despite trailing their third-tier hosts at half-time. Armin Hodžić, Ángelo Henríquez and El Arabi Hilal Soudani got Dinamo's goals in the last half-hour.

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini runs through the team news ahead of Wednesday's League Cup last 16 tie with Crystal Palace ...

Holders Dynamo Kyiv comfortably joined Shakhtar Donetsk in Friday's Ukrainian Cup quarter-final draw as they defeated Obolon-Brovar Kyiv 5-0 to complete a 7-0 aggregate success. Denys Garmash scored twice before half-time and an Artem Kulinich own goal was added to by Oleh Gusev and Łukasz Teodorczyk.

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In a rematch of the 1993 English League Cup final, second-tier Sheffield Wednesday got belated revenge on Arsenal, whose superb recent winning run came to an end with a 3-0 defeat. The Gunners lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to injury in the opening five minutes and his replacement Theo Walcott also soon was forced off. Arsenal were two down at the break and never looked like recovering after former Chelsea player Sam Hutchinson made it three in the 51st minute.

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PSV Eindhoven defeated fourth-tier Genemuiden 6-0 to reach the KNVB Cup last 16. Luuk de Jong got his tenth goal of the season and just past the hour Gastón Pereiro scored twice and Davy Pröpper and Héctor Moreno added further goals to take it from 1-0 to 5-0 in the space of eight minutes. Pereiro then completed his hat-trick.

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An early injury blow for Arsenal in their English League Cup last 16 game at Sheffield Wednesday ...

Bayern ended Wolfsburg's reign as German Cup holders with a comfortable 3-1 away win in the last 32. A thunderbolt from Douglas Costa on 15 minutes got Bayern going, and it was after his shot was blocked that David Alaba was able to set up Müller to make it 2-0. Alaba's cross was volleyed in by Müller just past the half-hour to seal the holders' fate despite a late André Schürrle consolation.

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Unbeaten Gent went top in Belgium, at least until Anderlecht play on Thursday, with a 2-1 win at Lokeren. Benito Raman gave the reigning champions an 18th-minute lead and Renato Neto made it two just before the hour. Marko Mirić pulled one back but Gent held on.

A penalty shoot-out for Chelsea at Stoke City in the English League Cup: Loïc Rémy had to equalise in added time to force the extra 30 minutes. Diego Costa went off with a rib injury early on.

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Chelsea's grip on the English League Cup has been loosened by Stoke City after the shoot-out finished 5-4, Eden Hazard missing the decisive kick.

It's the feel-good story of the year! (Also, Barcelona face Villanovense tonight in the away leg of their Copa del Rey round 32 tie, brought forward as the return would have clashed with the FIFA Club World Cup.)

Zenit have just kicked off their Russian Cup last 16 tie with Tosno, so let's look at the group contenders in action tonight (CET kick-offs) ...

Zenit v Tosno, Russian Cup last 16, 17.00
CSKA Moskva v Ural, Russian Cup last 16, 17.30
Olympiacos v Platnis, Greek Cup group stage, 18.30
Viktoria Koln v Bayer Leverkusen, German Cup last 32, 19.00
Schalke v Borussia Mönchengladbach, German Cup last 32, 20.30
Villanovense v Barcelona, German Cup last 32 1st leg, 20.30
Roma v Udinese, Serie A, 20.45
Sassuolo v Juventus, Serie A, 20.45
Manchester City v Crystal Palace, English League Cup last 16, 20.45
Manchester United v Middlesbrough, English League Cup, last 16, 20.45

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Astana have replaced Kairat Almaty as Kazakh Premier League leaders after a 4-1 victory against Atyrau on Wednesday – their fourth consecutive domestic win. Roger Cañas, Abzal Beysebekov, Tanat Nuserbayev and Junior Kabananga were on target for Stanimir Stoilov's side, who are a point clear of Kairat with two games remaining.

Zoran Tošić's late goal against Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast sent CSKA Moskva into the Russian Cup quarter-finals. The visitors had equalised through Vyacheslav Podberezkin with 12 minutes remaining, cancelling out Kirill Panchenko's opener early in the second half. The Army Men are nine games unbeaten in all competitions since losing to Wolfsburg on matchday one.

Axel Witsel and Artem Dzyuba both struck twice as Zenit defeated second-tier Tosno 5-0 in the Russian Cup round of 16. André Villas-Boas's side also scored five on Saturday against Anji Makhachkala.

Two second-half goals from Hernâni earned Olympiacos, twice behind, a draw against Platanias in their opening game of the Greek Cup group stage. The Piraeus outfit – for whom this is a first draw of the season – had won their last seven matches in all competitions. Olympiacos continue their cup campaign away to second-tier clubs Panegialios on 30 November and Apollon Smyrnis on 14 December.

A second-half double from Javier Hernández helped Leverkusen to a 6-0 win at fourth-tier Viktoria Köln and a place in the last 16 of the German Cup. Vladlen Yurchenko rounded things off for the Bundesliga side, who have scored 14 times in their last three matches (also 4-4 v Roma, 4-3 v Stuttgart).

Manchester City eased through to the English League Cup quarter-finals, defeating Crystal Palace 5-1 at home on Wednesday. Kevin De Bruyne added to Wilfried Bony's header as City went in at half-time 2-0 up. Teenagers Kelechi Iheanacho and Manuel García – not in the Citizens' UEFA Champions League squad – added the third and fifth goals respectively, sandwiching a Yaya Touré penalty.

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Juventus are 12th in Serie A, 11 points off the pace, after a 1-0 loss at Sassuolo – their fourth league defeat this term. Former Bayern München trainee Nicola Sansone curled a free-kick past Gianluigi Buffon with 20 minutes on the clock. Giorgio Chiellini was sent off late in the first half for a second bookable offence.

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Barcelona got their Copa del Rey defence off to an underwhelming start with a 0-0 draw at third-tier Villanovense. A much-changed XI – minus Neymar, Luis Suárez, Dani Alves and Ivan Rakitić, and featuring debutants Sergi Samper and Wilfrid Kaptoum – enjoyed 74% of possession but could not establish a lead to take into the second leg of the last-32 tie on 2 December.

Roma are two points clear of Napoli, Fiorentina and Internazionale Milano at the top of Serie A after a 3-1 home victory over Udinese. Maicon set up the first for Miralem Pjanić and then doubled the hosts' advantage after only nine minutes. Gervinho gave the capital club a three-goal cushion, which was punctured by Cyril Théréau's consolation for the Zebrette.

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Barcelona have been dealt another blow in defence with the news that Douglas has been ruled out of action for up to eight weeks with a foot injury. It occurred during his team's 0-0 Copa del Rey last 32 first-leg draw with Villanovense on Wedndesday and Douglas is unlikely to be available for the rest of the group stage.

Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both out of Arsenal's return at Bayern next Wednesdaty after their injuries in Tuesday's League Cup loss at Sheffield Wednesday. Manager Arsène Wenger told the club's website: "Nothing has changed since after the game. They are out but the scans are today, it's 48 hours afterwards. We hope they are light injuries, but they are out until after the international break."

Wenger also confirmed that David Ospina, Aaron Ramsey and Mikael Arteta remain out.

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Galatasaray's French left-back Lionel Carole will be out of action up to a month after suffering a hamstring injury in the weekend derby match against Fenerbahçe. The former Troyes player was replaced by Olcan Adın, having been taken off the pitch in the closing stages of the first half, despite the efforts of the Galatasaray medical team. He will miss Super League matches against Eskişehirspor, Çaykur Rizespor and Antalyaspor as well as the UEFA Champions League trip to Benfica next week.

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"We can win and we can lose," said Paris coach Laurent Blanc as he looked ahead to next week's meeting with Real Madrid. "I want my team to impose their game on the opponent, whoever they are."

The 49-year-old gave some squad updates ahead of Friday's Ligue 1 meeting with Rennes. "Javier [Pastore] is suffering from conjunctivitis – it's highly contagious so he can't play against Rennes. David Luiz is still recovering. His knee is better but I won't ask him to play [on Friday]. Presnel Kimpembe [ankle] should be back with us soon. I don't rest players for no reason. If I make a change, it is to avoid injuries. I want to have a competitive squad in Rennes, while keeping Tuesday's match in mind."

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Galatasaray will go into next week's UEFA Champions League game at Benfica unbeaten in eight games in all competitions (W6 D2) after racking up their biggest victory of the season, 4-0 at home against rock-bottom Eskişehirspor. Selçuk İnan opened the scoring with a direct free-kick - his second league goal this season - and it was 3-0 by the break, Burak Yılmaz heading his first from Emre Çolak's cross and striking his second from the penalty spot. Bilal Kısa scored the pick of the goals late on, chesting down before finishing on the bounce from the edge of the box.

Dinamo Zagreb have had plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future recently. Croatia are through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile following a 2-0 defeat of Germany which came courtesy of a starting XI containing ten Dinamo youngsters.

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Real Madrid coach Rafael Benítez says he will not risk anyone in tomorrow's Liga match against xxx due to next week's return fixture with Paris Saint-Germain. Madrid's in-form goalkeeper Keylor Navas picked up a hamstring strain in training this week and is set to miss a match for the first time this season. Kiko Casilla is set to fill that void, while Sergio Ramos, James Rodríguez and Karim Benzema could all also be unavailable. "Our priority is to do the best for Madrid and its players," said Benítez. "Keylor has a strain so we're not going to risk him, or Sergio, James or Benzema. They could all play in theory but we don't want them to because we have a lot of games left."

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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says midfielder Claudio Marchisio and defender Martín Cáceres are both available for tomorrow's game against Torino having recovered from injury. "Marchisio feels better and will be in the squad for the game," said Allegri. "Cáceres is also available." The Bianconeri are 12th in Serie A having lost 1-0 at Sassuolo on Wednesday. Allegri added: "This team has the qualities to turn the corner. We must start putting together a consistent run of results."

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Having started their league season with a 13-game unbeaten run, Dinamo Zagreb have suffered consecutive defeats thanks to Petar Franjić's first-half winner in a 1-0 defeat at Split.

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Alex Teixeira took his goal tally to 18 in 12 league games as Shakhtar cruised to a seventh straight Premier League success with a 7-1 win at fourth-placed Zorya. Fred (39) opened the floodgates before second-half doubles from Taras Stepanenko (47, 90), Alex Teixeira (58, 70) and substitute Eduardo (75, 86). 17-year-old Giorgi Arabidze made his league debut after impressing in the UEFA Youth League on matchday three.

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Atlético missed the chance to go top of the table as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Deportivo. The visitors dominated the first half and were rewarded when Tiago (34) thumped them in front from the edge of the box but they were forced to settle for a point when Lucas prised a late equaliser.

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Bayern's record winning streak of ten games at the start of the season came to an end as they were held to a goalless draw by a resilient Frankfurt with Robert Lewandowski seeing a potential late winner ruled out for offside.

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Paris moved ten points clear at the summit thanks to a 1-0 victory at Rennes. Ángel Di María scored the only goal 15 minutes from time when he swept in a cut-back from the marauding Lucas for the dominant visitors.

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Benfica eased to a 4-0 victory at struggling Tondela with three first-half goals laying the foundations for a resounding win. Jonas's eighth goal in as many league games set the tone in the fourth minute with an own goal and Gonçalo Guedes all but sealing the points before the break. Mehdi Carcela-González added a late fourth.

Renato Sanches, 18 and a member of Benfica's UEFA Youth League squad, made his first-team debut but the night ended less well for another youngster as 21-year-old Clésio Baúque limped off during the second half.

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Porto's match away to União this evening has been postponed after adverse weather meant their plane was unable to land in Madeira. A new date for the fixture will be confirmed later today, with 2 December apparently looking most likely.

Unbeaten CSKA continue to set a relentless pace at the top in Russia, winning 2-0 against lowly Ufa to stretch their advantage over Lokomotiv Moskva. Sergei Ignashevich's penalty put the Army Men ahead in the 21st minute before Zoran Tošić wrapped up the points with 28 minutes to play, giving Leonid Slutski's side an 11th win in 14 league outings.

After a week where they beat title rivals Kairat Almaty and then Atyrau to go top with two games to go, Astana defeated Irtysh 1-0 through Tanat Nuserbayev's effort in the 57th minute on Saturday. They go into the final day of the season with a point advantage over Kairat, a win against Aktobe set to secure the title.

The deposed Swedish champions Malmö ended the 2015 Allsvenskan in fifth after defeat against Norrköping, who succeed them as title-holders. Goals from Emir Kujovic and Arnor Ingvi Traustason secured the visitors the title from IFK Göteborg.

Chelsea lost for the third time in their last four league outings as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Liverpool despite going ahead through Ramires' fourth-minute header. Coutinho levelled moments before the interval before putting the Reds into the lead after the restart and substitute Christian Benteke rounded things off with a low finish, leaving the Blues with 11 points from 11 games.

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Already confirmed as Belarusian champions, BATE did not ease off for the trip to Brest as they returned with the three points courtesy of Mikhail Gordeichuk's 71st-minute winner. The result means they have gone through the league season undefeated away from home.

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The Russian champions Zenit lost more ground to leaders CSKA as they failed to find a way past second bottom Mordovia in a 0-0 draw at home. André Villas-Boas's third-placed side are now ten points off the summit.

Mönchengladbach are up to fourth as their remarkable Bundesliga renaissance continued with a sixth successive win, this time Hertha were the victims in a 4-1 success. Oscar Wendt, Raffael and Granit Xhaka's penalty put them 3-0 up before Alexander Baumjohann pulled one back, though Håvard Nordtveit rounded things off in added time.

Undefeated Real Madrid made it three successive Liga wins with a regulation 3-1 success against Las Palmas. All the goals came in the first half with Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo putting the hosts into a 2-0 lead. Hernán halved the deficit but two minutes before the interval Jesé struck to seal the points for the Merengues. 

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There was plenty of late drama as Premier League leaders Manchester City took all three points thanks to Yaya Touré's 89th-minute penalty in a 2-1 win against Norwich City. Leading through Nicolás Otamendi's bullet header City were pegged back when Joe Hart's mistake allowed Cameron Jerome to equalise with seven minutes to play. However, a handball allowed Touré to convert from the spot with a minute left though there was still time for Aleksandar Kolarov to miss another spot kick in added time.

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Arsenal remain level on points with leaders Manchester City after a fifth successive league win was earned with an impressive 3-0 success at Swansea. Level at the break, Olivier Giroud headed the visitors into the lead in the 49th minute – the 2,000th Gunners goal under Arsène Wenger's management – before Laurent Koscielny's and Joel Campbell secured another three points.

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Louis van Gaal's Manchester United side played out a goal-less draw for the second week running as they found no way past Crystal Palace in south London. The result leaves the Red Devils four points off leaders Manchester City and Arsenal in fourth.

Dynamo Kyiv kept pace with Shakhtar with a hard-fought 2-0 win against a struggling Metalist side. Serhiy Sydorchuk put the hosts ahead in the 34th minute and the win was sealed by Júnior Moraes 74th-minute goal which gets the side back to winning ways after their 3-0 loss to the Pitmen in their last league outing.

Gent stayed unbeaten in the Belgian First League as the Buffalos made it four successive away wins with a 2-0 success at Leuven. Kalifa Coulibaly scored just three minutes in to put Hein Vanhaezebrouck's men ahead while Brecht Dejaegere struck only two minutes into the second half to move Gent above Oostende at the top before the chasers play on Saturday evening.

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Juventus claimed the spoils in the Turin derby thanks to Juan Cuadrado's 93rd-minute winner. It looked as if the points would be shared when Paul Pogba's opener was cancelled out by Cesare Bovo but the Colombian winger scrambled in a low cross at the back post deep into added time to move his side level on points with the Granata.

Valencia continued their 'win-lose' Liga sequence which now stretches to six games as they defeated Levante 3-0 thanks to a trio of second-half goals. Paco Alcácer's penalty in the 64th minute broke the deadlock before Sofiane Feghouli and Zakaria Bakkali got their first Liga goals of the season to move Los Che sixth. 

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Sevilla's four-game unbeaten Liga run came to an with defeat at Villarreal. Fernando Llorente struck for the visitors in the 76th minute but it proved mere consolation after Mario Gaspar and Cédric Bakambu's efforts for the Yellow Submarine.

Marco Silva's Olympiacos maintained their 100% start to the Greek Super League campaign as a ninth successive win arrived courtesy of a 2-0 win at Veria. Ideye Brown and Jimmy Durmaz scored in the second period to secure a nine-point advantage over Panathinaikos who play AEK on Sunday.

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Carlos García's second goal in four games earned Maccabi the Tel Aviv derby spoils against Hapoel - the Spanish defender's previous 54 games had brought a solitary strike - as Slaviša Jokanović's side returned to winning ways.

Luis Suárez (eight goals in seven games) and Neymar (six in five) struck in each half as Barcelona kept pace with Real Madrid at the Liga summit with a 2-0 victory at Getafe. The pair have scored Barcelona's last 14 league goals. Andrés Iniesta returned after a month out with a hamstring problem.

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Claudio Beauvue converted a 78th-minute penalty as Lyon edged a 1-0 victory over a Troyes side down to ten men for over 50 minutes. The result ends a run of five away games without a win for the visitors and keeps them ten points behind Paris.

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Gastón Pereiro struck his fifth goal in three games as PSV beat bottom side De Graafschap 6-3 having earlier seen a 3-0 lead wiped out. Andrés Guardado registered his first goal of the season.

Gary Medel's sensation strike just after the half-hour mark helped Inter leapfrog Roma to the top of Serie A. Chances continued coming for both sides, but any hopes of a Giallorossi comeback ended when Miralem Pjanić was sent off 17 minutes from time. It is the first time Roma have failed to score in 25 fixtures in all competitions.

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Stephan Lichtsteiner resumed training on Sunday as Juventus turned their attentions to Tuesday's Group D encounter with Gladbach. The defender, sidelined since undergoing minor heart surgery at the beginning of October, joined up with the first-team squad this morning.

Sami Khedira, who suffered a muscle problem in the last-gasp 2-1 win against rivals Torino on Saturday, will undergo medical tests on Monday ahead of the team's departure for Germany.

Meanwhile, the two-time UEFA Champions League winners celebrated their 118th anniversary on Sunday.

Kevin Gameiro has been ruled out of Sevilla's Group D clash against Manchester City on Tuesday. The French forward sustained a grade one tear to his left hamstring during Saturday's 2-1 Liga defeat at Villarreal.

A statement on Sevilla's official website confirmed the extent of the 28-year-old's injury. The statement read: "The Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro suffered a hamstring injury grade one in the left femoral bicep, revealed by imaging tests that have been carried out [by] the medical services of Sevilla FC.

"This injury will prevent him from playing next Tuesday against Manchester City while, depending on the evolution of it, [Gameiro] might have options to be fit for Sunday's Liga match against Real Madrid."

Find out how the how the 32  contenders fared at the weekend ahead of matchday four ....

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