London: A Jamie Vardy hat-trick and a superb James Maddison goal steered Leicester City to a stunning 5-2 win at Manchester City today and kept them top of the Premier League with a maximum nine points from three games. Earlier, a controversial handball decision gave Newcastle United a stoppage-time equaliser from the penalty spot and a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League today.
Suarez scores, gets assist as Atletico win big
MADRID: Luis Suarez had a stunning impact on his debut for Atletico Madrid today, scoring twice and providing an assist as his side crushed Granada 6-1 at home in their first game of the La Liga season. Suarez, who completed his switch to Atletico from Barcelona on Friday, started on the bench but instantly made his mark with an assist for Marcos Llorente before scoring two late goals. Yesterday, a handball that had gone unnoticed on the field was spotted by VAR during Real Madrid’s match against Real Betis, sending Sergio Ramos to the spot to convert an 82nd-minute penalty and take a 3-2 victory.
Bayern suffer 4-1 loss to end long unbeaten run
BERLIN: Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga today to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Bayern, winners of the Super Cup against Sevilla after extra time on Thursday, had not lost since December 7, 2019, and had gone 21 consecutive Bundesliga matches without defeat, winning their last 15.
Inter leave it late before beating Fiorentina 4-3
MILan: Two goals in the final three minutes saw Inter Milan come from behind to beat Fiorentina 4-3 in Serie A. Romelu Lukaku and Danilo D’Ambrosio scored late to help Inter get their season off to a winning start. Agencies