Valencia’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2019 Spanish Copa del Rey match against Barcelona on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Barcelona’s Champions League recovery has begun and Getafe’s hopes of qualifying for the tournament could be over after they were beaten 2-0 at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Damage limitation, and a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey, will be the prize if Barcelona beat Valencia on Saturday as their rejuvenated opponents eye a final flourish to their remarkable comeback season.
The five-time European champions will face either Liverpool or Porto in the last four in their first appearance at the stage of the competition since 2015.
Chelsea accused Burnley of time-wasting and playing “anti-football” after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off before a touchline skirmish marred their frustrating 2-2 draw on Monday. Sarri’s side fell behind to Jeff Hendrick’s fine finish before N’Golo Kante equalised moments later.
Shabab Al Ahli defeated Al Nasr 2-1 in the final of the President’s Cup to successfully defend the prestigious title at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Sunday. Cartabia was on target twice to lead Shabab Al Ahli to victory. He broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute
Rafael Nadal beat world number one Novak Djokovic to win a 10th Italian Open title on Sunday and set down a key marker two weeks out from the defence of his Roland Garros crown. Second seed Nadal won through 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2hr 49min against the
Atletico Madrid took a giant step towards the La Liga title in dramatic circumstances by fighting their way back to beat Osasuna 2-1 at home on Sunday thanks to a late strike from Luis Suarez. Atletico dominated the game and hit the woodwork twice in the first half
Borussia Dortmund secured their place in the Champions League for next season as Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus and Julian Brandt scored in a 3-1 win at Mainz on Sunday. Three days after routing Leipzig 4-1 to win the German Cup final, Dortmund swept