Levante beats Villarreal 1-0 in its return to La Liga

VALENCIA, Spain — Levante marked its return to the Spanish league after a season away with a 1-0 win over Villarreal on Monday. Jose Luis Morales converted an 88th-minute penalty kick at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium. Morales himself earned the penalty kick after being fouled by defender Antonio Rukavina inside the area. Levante played six…


Olympiakos beats Larissa 4-1 in Greek league opener

ATHENS, Greece — Olympiakos began the defence of its Greek league title by defeating visiting Larissa 4-1 on Saturday. Costas Fortounis opened and closed the scoring but it was defender Diogo Figueiras who made his mark in the game with two goals in three minutes – one for each side. Figueiras put the ball into…


Report: Atletico closing in on $52 million move for Diego Costa

The 28-year-old striker has been absent from Chelsea since the club won the 2016/17 Premier League title.


PL roundup: Man Utd rolls; Arsenal falls at Stoke

Chances went untaken for Arsenal and Burnley, while United and Leicester cruised.


Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal: Jese leads Potters to win

Lacazette had a late goal controversially ruled offside as Arsenal fell ahead of its trip to Liverpool.


Lyon concedes two late goals in 3-3 home draw with Bordeaux

PARIS — Forward Nabil Fekir’s early contender for goal of the season was not enough, as Lyon conceded two late goals to draw with Bordeaux 3-3 in a thrilling French league match on Saturday. After midfielder Lukas Lerager’s 88th-minute goal, forward Malcom earned Bordeaux a point with a fine strike in injury time. Right back…


Klopp reveals love for Anfield, Liverpool’s goal in victory

German coach has been waxing lyrical about Liverpool’s scrappy game-winner against Palace.