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Denis Suarez leveller ends Sevilla's perfect start to season

Saturday, 2019-08-31 07:45:01
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Celta Vigo v Real Madrid - Balaidos, Vigo, Spain - August 17, 2019 Celta Vigo's Denis Suarez in action with Real Madrid's Alvaro Odriozola. (Reuters)
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A late strike from Denis Suarez salvaged a 1-1 draw for Celta Vigo at Sevilla on Friday, scuppering Julen Lopetegui's side's hopes of extending their 100 percent start to the La Liga season.

* German champions Bayern Munich announced a changing of the guard on Friday with former captain Oliver Kahn returning as a board member next year and as CEO in 2022 while longtime president Uli Hoeness confirmed his departure.

* Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie has been ruled out for at least two months after suffering ankle ligament damage, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday. Ritchie was clattered into by Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury in Wednesday's League Cup match at St James' Park.

* Last season's runners-up Arsenal were placed in the same section as Eintracht Frankfurt in the draw for the Europa League group stage in Monaco on Friday (Aug 29), while Manchester United face a long trip to Kazakhstan.

* Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has not recovered from an ankle injury and will miss Saturday's Premier League encounter with Sheffield United, manager Frank Lampard said on Friday.

* Charles Leclerc knocked team mate Sebastian Vettel off the top of the timesheets to go fastest on a dominant opening day of practice for Ferrari ahead of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix.

* Tickets for away fans in this season's Champions League will be capped at 70 euros ($77), UEFA announced on Friday (Aug 30) following complaints from supporters in recent years.

Serie A side AS Roma have completed the signing of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on a season-long loan deal, the two clubs announced on Friday (Aug 30).

* Veteran Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini will undergo surgery after tore a ligament in his right knee in training, the Serie A champions announced on Friday (Aug 30).

* Paris St Germain shrugged off the absence of their three main forwards to beat Metz 2-0 away on Friday as yet another French game this season witnessed a homophobic incident which led to play being temporarily stopped.

* World champion Alejandro Valverde finished strongest on an unforgiving summit finish to win stage seven of the Vuelta a Espana on Friday while Miguel Angel Lopez reclaimed the leaders' red jersey after coming third.

Reuters, CNA