Argentina's star-studded team went top of South America's 2014 World Cup qualifying group as Lionel Messi inspired a 4-0 thrashing of Ecuador on Saturday.
Joey Barton, one of the most controversial footballers in the English Premier League, has been hit with a 12-match ban by the Football Association (FA).
Tens of thousands of Manchester City fans lined the streets Monday to celebrate their team's last gasp English Premier League title triumph.
Five things we learned in Barclays Premier League action on Survival Sunday:
An 87th minute header from beleaguered striker Andy Carroll handed Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Merseyside rivals Everton in the semifinal of the English FA Cup on Saturday.
A late strike from Samir Nasri, set up by the returning Carlos Tevez, helped Manchester City maintain their quest for a first English league title in 44 years with a 2-1 win over Chelsea on Wednesday.
Manchester City powered into the last 16 of the Europa League with a 4-0 win over holders Porto Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium.
Rivals Manchester City and Manchester United prospered in the unfamiliar territory of the Europa League as both recorded away victories in the first leg of their last-32 ties.
Five things we learned from Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League:
Manchester City reaffirmed their grip on top spot in the English Premier League on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.
CNNGo takes a look inside the home of Spanish and European football champions Barcelona FC.
Captain Steven Gerrard scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Liverpool beat Manchester City 1-0 in Wednesday's first leg of their English League Cup semifinal.
Paul Scholes came out of retirement for a shock return as Manchester United beat FA Cup holders Manchester City 3-2 in Sunday's dramatic third-round tie between England's top two teams.
Manchester City moved three points clear at the top of the English Premier League with a convincing 3-0 home win over sixth-placed Liverpool on Tuesday.
The Manchester clubs City and United moved further ahead in England's Premier League on Wednesday, while Luis Suarez's Liverpool lost ground on the leaders after dropping points at Wigan.
Manchester City retained their leadership of the English Premier League as a David Silva goal settled a high-class clash against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium Sunday.
Manchester City continued their impressive form in the English Premier League on Saturday as they thrashed Norwich City 5-1 at Eastlands.
CNN's Pedro Pinto breaks down next summer's Euro 2012 football match-ups.
The vast sums of money made by football's middle men continues to soar, with English Premier League clubs this week detailing huge amounts paid to agents for helping to seal multi-million-dollar deals during the last 12 months.
Premier League leaders Manchester City have announced losses of $307.8 million for the financial year 2010-2011 -- the highest-ever recorded in English football.
Yaya Toure believes that Manchester City can become like his all-conquering former club Barcelona, the midfielder told CNN.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure tells CNN that he expects his team to challenge for all the big titles in 2011.
Manchester City shrugged off the Carlos Tevez controversy to stay in contention for the English Premier League lead with a 4-0 rout of struggling Blackburn on Saturday.
CNN's Pedro Pinto asks Arsenal forward Theo Walcott quick fire questions.
Manchester United opened their Champions League campaign with a hard-fought draw against Portugal's Benfica in Group C, whilst their city rivals also earned a point as they made their debut in the competition.
English Premier League champions Manchester United continued their excellent start to the season by blowing Bolton Wanderers away at the Reebok Stadium 5-0.
Every time they say goodbye, La Liga dies a little. Now Juan Mata has signed for Chelsea from Valencia, just as Sergio Aguero signed for Manchester City from Atlético Madrid. For fans of City and Chelsea, the transfers are fantastically exciting, two great additions to two teams aspiring to win the Premier League. For the Spanish league, they are frightening. Despite the injection of around 75 million euros, the transfers are confirmation of a worrisome trend.
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero may have scored two goals as a second-half substitute on his Manchester City debut, but the club's manager Roberto Mancini maintained the 23-year-old has yet to regain his full fitness.
Sergio Aguero scored twice on his Manchester City debut as Roberto Mancini's men thrashed Swansea 4-0 in their English Premier League opener Monday.
The new Barclays Premier League season is upon us and the teams are jockeying for position on the starting line. Here are my thoughts on how the pack is likely to break up this season: the top six, the bottom five, and the tight bunch in the middle. The clubs are not necessarily listed in order but I'm tipping Manchester United to take the title:
Sergio Aguero hopes to take Manchester City to another level, the Argentina striker revealed after completing his big-money move to the English club on Thursday.
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has confirmed that he has joined English club Manchester City.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said the English FA Cup winners could move for Atletico Madrid's Sergio Aguero.
Argentina are into the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America after the hosts scored a comfortable 3-0 victory against Costa Rica in Cordoba.
Despite current world player of year Lionel Messi's recent declaration that he wants to finish his career in his native Argentina, there are very real concerns about the current well-being of football in the soccer-mad South American nation.
Hosts Argentina needed a stunning late strike from substitute Sergio Aguero to salvage a 1-1 draw against Bolivia in the Copa America opener Friday night.
Miguel-Ángel Gil Marín this past week announced -- and "announced" is the word -- that Real Madrid had offered €45 million ($61M) for Atlético Madrid forward Sergio "El Kun" Aguero. He also said that Chelsea had made a huge €60M ($81M) joint bid for Aguero and Uruguayan center back Diego Godín. But don't worry, he added proudly, we said no. And that was that. That was also pretty much the point.
There is no place for Carlos Tevez or Sergio Aguero in the Argentina squad that coach Sergio Batista brings to New York for Saturday's friendly against the U.S.
Deadline day of the European transfer window has traditionally been one of wheeler-dealing drama and big-money deals, as world soccer's biggest clubs fight to recruit new players before the market slams shut.
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Real Madrid on loan with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season.
Napoli maintained the pressure on Serie A pacesetters AC Milan and Lazio with a 1-0 away win against Genoa on Saturday night.
AC Milan missed the chance to open up a six-point gap at the top of Serie A on Saturday after being held to a 1-1 draw at mid-table Sampdoria.
Three years ago, World Soccer magazine published a list of the 50 most exciting teenagers in the world. With the benefit of hindsight, of those named, you could say there are 13 who either achieved stardom or are on their way to it: Pato, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Fabio Coentrao, Marouane Fellaini, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Ivan Rakitic, Gregory van der Wiel and Theo Walcott.
Atletico Madrid upset European champions Inter Milan to secure the UEFA Super Cup in Monaco.
Three-time champions Germany marched into the semifinals of the World Cup after destroying Diego Maradona's highly-rated Argentina side 4-0 on Saturday in a rematch of the 1986 and 1990 title matches.
CNN's Diana Magnay gets reaction to Germany's 4-0 win over Argentina from fans in Berlin.
Argentina booked their place in the second round of the World Cup after a 2-0 win over Greece and were joined by South Korea, who secured their berth with a thrilling 2-2 draw against Nigeria.
Diego Forlan scored a dramatic extra time winner as Atletico Madrid beat Fulham 2-1 in Hamburg to win the Europa League final on Wednesday night.
World Soccer's Dan Brennan caught up with Argentina and Atlético Madrid star Sergio Agüero to discuss his country's World Cup chances and his very famous father-in-law.
Is the best form of defense a good offense? While Argentina's greatest concern ahead of the 2010 World Cup continues to be its vulnerable defense, head coach Diego Maradona is more than aware that if his team wants to be a force in South Africa, it needs to take full advantage of the abundance of talent it has up front.
Transfer window target Sergio Aguero has pledged his future to Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid despite being linked to a string of top clubs, including English Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off after inspiring Real Madrid to an incident-packed 4-2 victory at home to Almeria on Saturday night, in which he created a goal, scored one and also missed a penalty.
Barcelona made sure they will stay top of the Spanish La Liga with a 4-2 home win over Real Mallorca in the Camp Nou on Saturday.
If his incredible two-goal display against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday was any indication, Atlético Madrid superstar Sergio Agüero could be on the path to recovery after a frustrating beginning to the 2009-10 season.
European heavyweights AC Milan and Real Madrid fought to a 1-1 draw in the San Siro on Tuesday which leaves them level on points at the top of Champions League Group C.
Argentina will be missing striker Diego Milito for the final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay as Diego Maradona's struggling team battle to reach the finals in 2010.
Spanish Primera Liga side Atletico Madrid secured their place in the Champions League group stage after sealing a 5-2 aggregate win over 10-man Panathinaikos.
Spanish Primera Liga side Atletico Madrid have got one foot in the Champions League group stage after claiming a crucial 3-2 success at Greek side Panathinaikos in a tough qualifying round first leg encounter on Wednesday.
Samuel Eto'o missed a penalty as Barcelona's title celebrations fell flat on Sunday when they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Real Mallorca 24 hours after becoming Spanish champions.
Diego Maradona's first competitive match in charge of Argentina saw the South American powerhouses thrash Venezuela 4-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Buenos Aires.
Barcelona missed the chance to re-open a seven-point lead at the top of the Spanish Primera when they crashed to a shock 4-3 defeat at Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Diego Maradona thinks it is time the English stopped complaining about the 'Hand of God' goal he scored against their team at the 1986 World Cup.
The highlight of covering soccer in South America has always been getting an early glimpse at the youngsters destined to become household names. It's like going to the movies and getting a sneak peak at the most anticipated coming attractions.
Manchester United's Carlos Teves was sent off as Paraguay held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in Buenos Aires on Saturday to top South American qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan fired first-half goals as fourth-place Atletico Madrid claimed a vital 2-0 victory over Espanyol in the Spanish league on Thursday.
Barcelona's hopes of overhauling Spanish league leaders Real Madrid were severely damaged when Kalu Uche headed an 85th minute goal to give Almeria a 2-2 draw at the Estadio del Mediterráneo on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero has been handed a two-match ban by UEFA, the Primera Liga club have confirmed.
Barcelona closed the gap at the top on leaders Real Madrid to four points with a 2-1 win over struggling Deportiva La Coruna in the Nou Camp on Sunday.
Juan Roman Riquelme scored twice as Argentina beat Bolivia 3-0 to notch a third successive victory in the South American qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup on Saturday.
Real Madrid responded to Villarreal's fifth win in six Spanish Primera Liga games by beating Getafe 1-0 in a later match on Sunday to return to the top of the standings.
Primera Liga champions Real Madrid needed a late equalizer to draw 1-1 after being pushed to the limit by newly-promoted Real Valladolid.
Sevilla warmed up for Champions League match against English league leaders Arsenal by extending their 100 percent start to the season with a 4-1 win over Recreativo Huelva.
Real Madrid got their title defense off to a winning start when a deflected shot by new signing Wesley Sneijder earned them a 2-1 comeback victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero forced a 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Thursday leaving the European champions three points adrift of league leaders Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid reached the last 16 of the Spanish Cup on Wednesday, beating Levante 1-0 in the second leg of their fourth round match before prevailing 4-2 on penalties.
Atletico Madrid reignited their season when they came from behind to notch up their first win in four games with a classy 3-1 victory at home to Villarreal on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid's hopes of returning to Europe through the King's Cup got off to a bad start as they lost 1-0 at home to Levante in their fourth round first leg tie on Tuesday.
Although it comes only three games into the season, Valencia believe that Sunday's clash against champions Barcelona at the Nou Camp will provide a reliable measure of the strength of their title credentials.
Atletico Madrid striker Mateja Kezman has signed a four-year contract with Turkish club Fenerbahce.
Serbia striker Mateja Kezman is poised to leave Atletico Madrid and sign for Fenerbahce, the Primera Liga side have revealed.
Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Spanish international defender Mariano Pernia from Primera Liga rivals Getafe.
Javier Aguirre is looking forward to the challenge of reviving the fortunes of Atletico Madrid he said at his presentation as the club's new coach on Wednesday.
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