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European Football: Granada v Barcelona

SAT 21 Sept 2019Spanish La LigaGranada1Barcelona0Azeez (2′ minutes)35 minsGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryGranada take shock early leadMessi on bench for BarcaAC Milan v Inter MilanLive ReportingBy Harry PooleAll times stated are UKPosted at 19:3419:34Get Involved#bbceurofooty…

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European Football: Granada v Barcelona

SAT 21 Sept 2019Spanish La LigaGranada1Barcelona0Azeez (2′ minutes)35 minsGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryGranada take shock early leadMessi on bench for BarcaAC Milan v Inter MilanLive ReportingBy Harry PooleAll times stated are UKPosted at 19:3419:34Get Involved#bbceurofooty or text 81111 (UK only)Areba Bonface: Real Madrid’s indifferent start to the season has definitely swept Barcelona’s own shaky start under the bus. Suddenly, the top two in La Liga, plus Atletico Madrid, are there for the taking this season. A certain Portuguese is licking his lips.Are La Liga’s heavyweights really there for the taking this season?Posted at 19:3119:31Post updateGranada 1-0 BarcelonaEvidence of Barcelona’s growing control of the match as we hit the half-hour mark.These possession stats looked pretty even not so long ago….Copyright: .Posted at 19:2719:27Post updateGranada 1-0 BarcelonaGranada are looking for a second after a better spell for Barcelona.Left-back Carlos Neva whips in a great cross but it’s cut out by Gerard Pique for a corner.The hosts can’t produce anything from that, but it’s a little reminder for Barca who have all eyes looking forward at the moment.Posted at 19:2519:25DISALLOWED GOALMilan 0-0 InterWhat an effort that is!Danilo D’Ambrosio produces a stunning overhead kick but the resulting reaction save from Gianluigi Donnarumma is almost as impressive.Lautaro Martínez smashes the rebound into the net, but it’s ruled out for an offside.The second time that’s happened to AC Milan in little over 10 minutes. Third time lucky?Posted at 19:2319:23YELLOW CARDGranada 1-0 BarcelonaAnd he hits the wall.Suarez charges down the rebound, perhaps too enthusiastically, as he follows through with his foot and earns a yellow card with Barcelona in a strong position.The pressure is mounting a little on the Granada goalPosted at 19:2119:21Post updateGranada 1-0 BarcelonaWe do get under way, but more fouls follow as Granada continue to break up Barcelona’s play by any means necessary.Barcelona have a free-kick in a promising position here though. Luis Suarez is the man standing over it…Posted at 19:1819:18Post updateGranada 1-0 BarcelonaLuis Suarez is on the deck and he’s not happy about a challenge. What’s new?It appears he got caught in the eye, the contact looked slight, however he’s currently receiving treatment.Hopefully we get under way again soon…Posted at 19:1519:15Get Involved#bbceurofooty or text 81111 (UK only)Sulaimon Adelekan: The Milan derby is a classic anytime anyday. It’s one of the top derby of club football. Watching out for Piatek and Sensi, they can light up this tie tonight.Bezaleel Adewumi: Apart from the game against Dortmund, Barcelona have conceded in every game they’ve played thus far this season. That defence needs some serious cross examinationPosted at 19:1319:13DISALLOWED GOALMilan 0-0 InterAC Milan think they have the lead, but their celebrations are cut short.It’s Hakan Calhanoglu who puts the ball into the back of the net, but Franck Kessie appeared to handle it in the build-up.As you were.Posted at 19:0919:09Post updateGranada 1-0 BarcelonaBarcelona have actually won more games against Granada than any other team in La Liga.There’s clearly been no lasting impact on the minds of the Granada players, who appear totally unfazed by their opponents here so far.They’ve settled down on the ball and are knocking it about their back line nicely. The confidence of a team currently heading top of the table…Posted at 19:0719:07Post updateMilan 0-0 InterIt remains goalless after almost 20 minutes in the 224th Derby della Madonnina.Romelu Lukaku has just had a great opportunity to score the opener at close-range but his effort was well saved by an outstretched Gianluigi Donnarumma.Posted at 19:0219:02GOAL – Granada 1-0 BarcelonaRamon Azeez (2 mins)Wow!What a start for the hosts that is.Ramon Azeez heads in at the back post with barely two minutes on the clock.The home support are rightfully going nuts. Nightmare start for Barcelona – and for Junior Firpo whose error led to the opportunity.Posted at 19:0019:00KICK-OFFGranada 0-0 BarcelonaRight, we are off in Granada!Posted at 18:5818:58Goals, goals, goals?Granada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it…We have two of La Liga’s top-three scoring sides going head to head this evening, so fingers crossed there’ll be plenty of action.Barcelona join Villarreal at the top of the scoring charts with 12 – 10 of those coming in two matches – while Granada have scored nine times.A victory for either side would propel them into the league’s top two – for this evening at least…Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 18:5318:53Elsehwere in Europe todayGranada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)So, we know Atletico were held in La Liga earlier – but what else has been going on around Europe today?In the Bundesliga, champions Bayern Munich eased to a 4-0 victory over Cologne as Robert Lewandowski continued his red-hot form. Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot, before Ivan Perisic added a fourth.Bayern temporarily went top, until RB Leipzig’s 3-0 victory over Werder Bremen.In Serie A, Aaron Ramsey scored on his full debut as champions Juventus came from behind to beat Verona. Miguel Veloso had scored a spectacular free-kick to put the visitors ahead, but Cristiano Ronaldo completed the turnaround from the penalty spot.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 18:4918:49Get Involved#bbceurofooty or text 81111 (UK only)As always, we want to hear from you while we’re live.Any thoughts on any of the sides in action this evening? How do you feel they have started the season? It’s derby day in Milan – where does that one rank among your favourite football derbies? Send your messages to #bbceurofooty or text us on 81111 if you’re in the UK!Posted at 18:4418:44Also this eveningMilan v Inter (19:45 BST)Plenty of tasty fixtures across Europe this weekend, with the small matter of the Milan derby also kicking off shortly.Antonio Conte’s Inter will be looking to maintain their perfect start to the season and return to the top of Serie A against Marco Giampaolo’s AC, following Juventus earlier win over Verona.Giampaolo’s side, meanwhile, have the added incentive of moving level with their rivals after recording narrow victories over Brescia and Verona since their opening defeat to Udinese.We’ll also bring you updates from that match throughout.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 18:4218:42How it standsGranada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)Sevilla – who face Real Madrid tomorrow – remain top of La Liga, level on 10 points with second place Atletico Madrid after Diego Simeone’s side were held to a goalless draw earlier this evening.Meanwhile, Villarreal’s strong start to the season continued with a 2-0 win over Real Valladolid.Given their goal difference, the door is open for Granada or Barcelona to leap to the summit..Copyright: .Posted at 18:3818:38Three changes for GranadaGranada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)There are also three changes for Granada following their 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Sunday, as Ramon Azeez, Carlos Neva and Antonio Puertas earn starts against the champions.Posted at 18:3518:35Messi on bench for BarcaGranada v Barcelona (20:00 BST)Ernesto Valverde makes four changes to the Barcelona side that drew 0-0 against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday – and Lionel Messi remains on the bench after making his return from bench in midweek.Summer signing Junior Firpo is handed his first start after Jordi Alba picked up an injury in that match.Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic and Carles Perez all come into the starting side, in place of Arthur, Sergio Busquets and Ansu Fati.Match StatsHome TeamGranadaAway TeamBarcelonaPossessionHome30%Away70%ShotsHome3Away2Shots on TargetHome2Away0CornersHome2Away1FoulsHome8Away5Line-upsGranada1Dantas da Silva16Díaz22Coutinho Meneses Duarte6Sánchez15Neva21Herrera19Montoro10Rodríguez Díaz12Azeez23Machís9SoldadoSubstitutes4Gonalons5Martínez7Vadillo11Köybasi13Escandell20Ramos24FernándezBarcelona1ter Stegen2Nélson Semedo3Piqué15Lenglet24Firpo20Roberto21de Jong4Rakitic27Pérez9SuárezBooked at 21mins17GriezmannSubstitutes5Busquets6Todibo8Arthur10Messi13Murara Neto22Vidal31FatiReferee:Guillermo Cuadra FernándezScoresFilter by section. 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FIA tightens rules on drivers’ clothing

Hamilton displayed the message in ItalyFormula 1 drivers have been told they cannot wear clothing bearing any slogans or messages while doing official duties after grands prix.The move is a reaction to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wearing a T-shirt at the last race in Tuscany referencing the case of a woman killed by US police.The FIA…

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Hamilton displayed the message in ItalyFormula 1 drivers have been told they cannot wear clothing bearing any slogans or messages while doing official duties after grands prix.The move is a reaction to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wearing a T-shirt at the last race in Tuscany referencing the case of a woman killed by US police.The FIA said podium finishers “must remain attired only in their driving suits done up to the neck”.This must be the case throughout the podium ceremony and interviews.The requirements include a “medical face mask or team-branded face mask”.The move had been expected after talks between the FIA, Mercedes and Hamilton’s representatives before this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.At Mugello, Hamilton wore a T-shirt saying: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” at the official pre-race anti-racism demonstration and on the podium and during the post-race interviews.He had previously worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt for the demonstration, but not after the race, while other drivers wore the FIA official “End Racism” T-shirts.FIA to clarify rules on anti-racism shirtsThe FIA looked into whether they should investigate Hamilton on the grounds of breaking any rules, but decided against it.Political messages have long been banned on the podium in F1.Hamilton said at the Russian Grand Prix: “I did something that has never really happened in F1 and obviously they will stop it from happening moving forwards.”Taylor was a black woman shot multiple times as officers raided her home in Louisville, Kentucky, in March. The case is one of a number that has been at the centre of civil rights protests in the US.On Wednesday, authorities in the US decided not to change any of the police officers involved with her killing, a decision that led to sports stars across the world, including Hamilton, expressing their anger and disappointment. Hamilton said in Sochi on Thursday: “I don’t regret a single moment of it. I usually follow my heart and do what I feel is right. “People talk about sport not being a place for politics. Ultimately, it’s a human rights issues and in my opinion that is something we should be pushing towards. “We have a huge collective group of amazing people who watch our sport from multiple different backgrounds and cultures. We should definitely be pushing positive messages towards them, especially for equality. “We push towards road safety and you could say that is human rights.”
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Pacquiao camp confirms McGregor talks

Pacquiao (right) lost in 2015 to Mayweather, the only man McGregor has previously fought in professional boxingManny Pacquiao’s special assistant says that the eight-weight world champion hopes to fight Conor McGregor in 2021.Jayke Joson added that a “huge portion” of Pacquiao’s earnings would go to help coronavirus victims in the 41-year-old’s native Philippines.Former two-weight UFC…

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Pacquiao (right) lost in 2015 to Mayweather, the only man McGregor has previously fought in professional boxingManny Pacquiao’s special assistant says that the eight-weight world champion hopes to fight Conor McGregor in 2021.Jayke Joson added that a “huge portion” of Pacquiao’s earnings would go to help coronavirus victims in the 41-year-old’s native Philippines.Former two-weight UFC champion McGregor, 32, tweeted on Friday that the the Irishman would be “boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East”.”We don’t deny it,” Joson said in a statement on Saturday.While nothing has been signed yet, he added that negotiation between the two camps “is now starting to move on” and that both fighters are “getting ready for this one epic last boxing fight”.McGregor: Who next after UFC 246? Khabib, Mayweather, Masvidal, Usman or Pacquiao?Mayweather goads Pacquiao over possible rematchPacquiao is the only boxer ever to hold world titles in eight different divisions and in his last fight in July 2019 he beat Keith Thurman to become the oldest welterweight champion in history.He now has a 62-7 record, with two draws, while McGregor’s last fight – a win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January – gave him a 22-4 record in mixed martial arts.His only previous professional boxing fight was a loss to Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.The Las Vegas fight was one of the richest bouts in boxing history and generated more than £450m through 4.3m pay-per-view buys in North America, second only to 4.6m for Mayweather’s win over Pacquiao in 2015.Could Mayweather fight YouTuber Paul in exhibition bout?
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Champions Cup semi-finals: Racing 92 v Saracens – radio & text

SummaryRacing 92 v Saracens (13:00 BST) – BBC Radio 5 Live commentaryExeter Chiefs v Toulouse (15:30 BST) – BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (online only) & BBC Radio Devon commentaryLine-upsRacing 9215Zebo14Thomas13Vakatawa12Klemenczak11Imhoff10Russell9Iribaren1Ben Arous2Chat3Colombe4Ryan5Bird6Lauret7Sanconnie8ClaassenSubstitutes16Baubigny17Kolingar18Oz19Palu20Chouzenoux21Machenaud22Gibert23Trinh-DucSaracens15Daly14Lewington13Taylor12Barritt11Maitland10Goode9Wigglesworth1M Vunipola2George3Koch4Itoje5Swinson6Rhodes7Wray8B VunipolaSubstitutes16Woolstencroft17Barrington18Clarey19Hunter-Hill20Clark21Davies22Vunipola23Morris

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SummaryRacing 92 v Saracens (13:00 BST) – BBC Radio 5 Live commentaryExeter Chiefs v Toulouse (15:30 BST) – BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (online only) & BBC Radio Devon commentaryLine-upsRacing 9215Zebo14Thomas13Vakatawa12Klemenczak11Imhoff10Russell9Iribaren1Ben Arous2Chat3Colombe4Ryan5Bird6Lauret7Sanconnie8ClaassenSubstitutes16Baubigny17Kolingar18Oz19Palu20Chouzenoux21Machenaud22Gibert23Trinh-DucSaracens15Daly14Lewington13Taylor12Barritt11Maitland10Goode9Wigglesworth1M Vunipola2George3Koch4Itoje5Swinson6Rhodes7Wray8B VunipolaSubstitutes16Woolstencroft17Barrington18Clarey19Hunter-Hill20Clark21Davies22Vunipola23Morris
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