MADRID (AP) — Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.
Napoli receives a warmer welcome at the San Siro
MILAN (AP) — Napoli received a warmer welcome at the San Siro Stadium than it did during its previous visit which was marked by fan violence and racism.
Still, the southern club was subjected to territorial chants by AC Milan supporters during a 0-0 draw on Saturday in Serie A.
Napoli hardly seemed to notice the insulting chants, which emanated from the southern curve where Milan's hard-core "ultra" fans sit.
Late Milik goal helps Napoli beat Atalanta 2-1 in Serie A
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — Substitute Arkadiusz Milik scored five minutes from time and Napoli won 2-1 at Atalanta on Monday to keep alive its faint Serie A title hopes.
Second-placed Napoli moved back within eight points of seven-time defending champion Juventus; and three points ahead of third-placed Inter Milan.
Betis routs Levante 4-0 for its third straight win in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Real Betis kept the momentum from its stunning win at Real Madrid by thrashing Levante 4-0 and moving closer to the top of the Spanish league on Monday.
Forward Antonio Sanabria, who scored the injury-time winner against Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last week, netted a goal in each half against Levante to lead Real Betis to its third straight victory.
The Seville club moved to fifth place, one spot ahead of Madrid. It trails leader Barcelona by six points.