Benzema snuffs out Sporting to seal Madrid's progress - UEFA.com
However, Sporting never gave up and Adrien Silva converted from the penalty spot to give the hosts hope ten minutes from the end. Ultimately, Madrid's numerical advantage paid dividends though, and Karim Benzema's 87th-minute header proved enough to clinch the three points.
Gareth Bale suffers ankle injury ahead of Barcelona v Real Madrid | Sky Sports
Bale has been in supreme form in recent weeks having tied his future to the European champions with a bumper contract extension to 2022. As well as travelling to Barca for El Clasico, Real face a hectic schedule in the coming weeks with a Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund and the Club World Cup in Japan to come in December.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 'has many enemies in Portugal' - Futre - ESPN FC
But speaking to El Larguero, Futre, who also played for Sporting, said that Ronaldo had "many enemies" in his own country, including some who would prefer to see him beaten by Barcelona and Argentina star Messi when it comes to individual awards.
Juve in pole position after Sevilla success - UEFA.com
The home team took the lead with their first attempt when Juventus failed to clear effectively a cross, allowing Nicolás Pareja to find the bottom corner with a precise volley. The Italian champions bent but did not break, and had a couple of chances before Franco Vázquez left Sevilla with ten men after collecting two quick bookings. On the stroke of half-time Leonardo Bonucci was pulled down following a corner and Claudio Marchisio levelled from the penalty spot.
'Clattenburg sunk Sevilla' - Vitolo | Football Espana
Sevilla players rounded on referee Mark Clattenburg after he awarded controversial decisions against their team in Tuesday night’s defeat to Juventus. Vitolo described the English referee had ‘sunk us with two absurd decisions, while goalscorer Nico Pareja also described the officiating as ‘wiping out our work’.