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Joao Felix, Suarez fire relentless Atletico to victory over Valencia

Monday, 2021-01-25 09:42:39
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Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez scores their second goal. (Reuters)
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Joao Felix and Luis Suarez combined to devastating effect as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Valencia 3-1 at home on Sunday (Jan 24) to continue their relentless pursuit of the La Liga title.

* Barcelona overcame the absence of a suspended Lionel Messi to earn a 2-0 win away to struggling Elche in La Liga on Sunday thanks to goals late in each half from midfielders Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig.

* Leicester City's James Maddison set up one goal and got on the scoresheet in a second-half comeback as they beat second-tier Brentford 3-1 away in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.

* Manchester United deepened Liverpool's January gloom as Bruno Fernandes's pinpoint free kick earned his side a 3-2 win in a blockbuster FA Cup fourth-round clash at Old Trafford on Sunday (Jan 24).

* Tammy Abraham eased the pressure on under-fire manager Frank Lampard as his hat-trick saw Chelsea beat Luton 3-1 to reach the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

* An early brace from South Korea striker Hwang Ui-Jo powered Bordeaux to a 2-1 home win over Angers in Ligue 1 on Sunday (Jan 24).

* Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo scored his first goal for Serie A champions Juventus in a 2-0 win over Bologna on Sunday (Jan 24) to pile the pressure on the Milan teams.

* Bayern Munich opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday (Jan 24) with a 4-0 victory at bottom side Schalke 04 as Robert Lewandowski scored for the eighth straight league game.

* Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the world indoor shot put record at an American Track League meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Sunday (Jan 24). Crouser tossed the shot put 22.82 metres on his first attempt to break the mark of 22.66 set by Randy Barnes on Jan. 20, 1989. Crouser's record is pending ratification.

* Reigning Olympic badminton champion Carolina Marin on Sunday (Jan 24) claimed her second Thailand Open title in a fortnight against the same opponent - women's singles top seed Tai Tzu-ying.

* German midfielder Mesut Ozil has completed a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit Fenerbahce on a permanent transfer, Premier League club Arsenal said on Sunday (Jan 24).

* Bundesliga strugglers Hertha Berlin on Sunday sacked both coach Bruno Labbadia and general manager Michael Preetz in a shake up following their 4-1 thrashing at home by Werder Bremen.

* Tyrrell Hatton is set to become the highest-ranked British golf player after outshining Rory McIlroy to win the US$8 million Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday (Jan 24).

Reuters, CNA