Real Madrid-Sporting CP - Ronaldo and Morata condemn Sporting to late defeat - UEFA.com
The Lions were on course for a shock victory at the Santiago Bernabéu when Bruno César deservedly put them ahead at the beginning of the second half. With a minute remaining, however, Ronaldo – who had earlier rattled the upright – curled in a free-kick that Rui Patrício could only tip onto his left-hand post and in. Deep into added time and with Sporting now clinging on for a point, Álvaro Morata headed in a left-wing cross from fellow substitute James Rodríguez.
Morata ‘returned for nights like this’ | Football Espana
Alvaro Morata claims Real Madrid "always believed" against Sporting CP and admits "I came back here for nights like this". Morata started as a substitute but eventually came on to score an injury-time winner as Madrid narrowly defeated Sporting 2-1 to ensure their Champions League defence began in victory.
Ronaldo: Sporting match a 'warning' | Football Espana
"This was a warning that we cannot be so soft or we'll be dominated," the Portuguese forward said after the match.
Juventus-Sevilla - Juventus and Sevilla draw a blank - UEFA.com
Sevilla have now gone 300 minutes without scoring at the Juventus Stadium but this was a valuable point for Jorge Sampaoli's team away to the Italian champions. Having played a goalless 120 minutes against Benfica in the 2014 UEFA Europa League final and lost 2-0 here to Juve last season, Sevilla might have been forgiven for a touch of trepidation but their tactical plan involved pressing Gianluigi Buffon so that Juve could not play out from the back.
Sampaoli: Sevilla matched Juve | Football Espana
Sevilla sprung surprises with their tactics and team selection for the trip to Juve in the Champions League, which included a 4-2-3-1 formation and Franco Vazquez as a false nine, and Sampaoli was delighted to see his team exert "control" on the Italians.
Simeone contract slashed - reports | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid have reportedly agreed to reduce manager Diego Simeone's contract at the club by two years, from 2020 to 2018. The agreement comes after discussions between representatives of the Argentine and the club, which has also seen a pay-rise for the manager, according to reports in both AS and Marca.