Ligue 1 results: Lyon held by Bordeaux; Nantes, Nice WIN

Lyon 3 – 3 Bordeaux

Montpellier 1 – 1 Strasbourg

Nice 2 – 0 Guingamp

Rennes 2 – 2 Dijon

Saint-Etienne 3 – 0 Amiens

Troyes 0 – 1 Nantes

  • Lyon 3 – 3 Bordeaux

Nabil Fekir scored a breathtaking goal from halfway as 10-man Olympique Lyonnais drew 3-3 with Girondins de Bordeaux in a tremendous game at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday.

Fekir put the hosts ahead with a spectacular long-range effort after 10 minutes, lofting the ball over goalkeeper Benoit Costil from just inside the Bordeaux half.

Lyon doubled their lead after 23 minutes when defender Kenny Tete got on the end of a free kick through the six-yard box to stab home at the far post.

However, midfielder Darder then collected two quick cautions, the second yellow card followed by a red after 36 minutes after catching Bordeaux captain Jeremy Toulalan with a high boot.

Bordeaux pulled a goal back just before half-time when Brazilian forward Malcom saw his follow-up effort deflect in off a defender after his 20-yard free kick hit the wall.

Lyon — looking to keep pace with champions Monaco, who beat Metz on Friday night — thought they had wrapped up victory with 15 minutes left when Bertrand Traore curled in a 25-yard free kick.

However, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side secured a share of the points after Danish midfielder Lukas Lerager set up a grandstand finish when he slotted home at the back post with two minutes left and Malcom then slammed home another long-range effort into the top corner.

  • Saint-Etienne 3 – 0 Amiens

St Etienne moved level on points with Monaco at the top of Ligue 1 after continuing their 100 percent start with a 3-0 win over struggling Amiens at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Midfielder Jonathan Bamba put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute from the penalty spot after Lois Diony had been tripped by Amiens defender Brighton Labeau.

The referee awarded a second penalty four minutes before the break when Diony was caught as he attempted to round goalkeeper Regis Gurtner, and this time Bryan Dabo converted from 12 yards.

Dabo knocked in a third for St Etienne in the 67th minute from 20 yards when the ball broke to him off a sliding challenge from the Amiens keeper after Romain Hamouma had sprinted clear.

A third-straight defeat leaves Amiens bottom with no points or goals, having conceded seven.

  • Nice 2 – 0 Guingamp

Alassane Pléa was on target as OGC Nice kick-started their season with a 2-0 win over EA Guingamp at the Allianz Riviera.

  • Rennes 2 – 2 Dijon

Dijon substitute Julio Tavares netted a stoppage-time penalty as the Burgundy club recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Rennes.

A goal in each half from DR Congo forward Firmin Ndombe Mubele — his second floating in over the goalkeeper from out wide on the left — had put the hosts in control.

Korean Kwon Chang-hoon, though, reduced the deficit in the 51st minutes with a close-range header and the visitors earned a point when Rennes defender Edson Mexer scythed down Naim Sliti and Tavares cracked the penalty into the top corner.

  • Troyes 0 – 1 Nantes

Emiliano Sala’s late strike earned Claudio Ranieri’s first win as Nantes coach. Reduced to ten men, Les Canaris were 1-0 victors at promoted Troyes.

Nantes survived the sending off of forward Chidozie Awaziem after only 34 minutes.

  • Montpellier 1 – 1 Strasbourg

Montpellier and Strasbourg drew 1-1 at Stade de la Mosson. Idriss Saadi put the visitors ahead midway through the first half, but defender Daniel Congre equalised from a corner with 18 minutes to go.

Bundesliga results: Dortmund beat Wolfsburg; Leipzig lose at Schalke

Hamburger SV 1 – 0 Augsburg

Hertha Berlin 2 – 0 VfB Stuttgart

Hoffenheim 1 – 0 Werder Bremen

Mainz 05 0 – 1 Hannover 96

Wolfsburg 0 – 3 Borussia Dortmund

Schalke 04 2 – 0 RasenBallsport Leipzig

  • Wolfsburg 0 – 3 Borussia Dortmund

Mario Gotze set up the opening goal in his first start in nine months as Borussia Dortmund began the Bundesliga season with a stylish win at Wolfsburg.

Germany attacking midfielder Gotze had not played since being ruled out earlier this yearfor an indefinite time period because of “metabolic disturbances”, but impressed as he played for just over an hour.

The 25-year-old made an early impact, teeing up American teenager Christian Pulisic who fired in from the edge of the box.

Dortmund, without France winger Ousmane Dembele amid interest from Barcelona,doubled their lead when centre-back Marc Bartra popped up on the left edge of Wolfsburg’s penalty area, beautifully bending into the far top corner.

Eighteen-year-old Pulisic, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, turned provider after the break when he drilled across the home goal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to convert at the far post.

It was the perfect start for new manager Peter Bosz, who left Ajax to replace Thomas Tuchel earlier this summer.

  • Schalke 04 2 – 0 RasenBallsport Leipzig

Nabil Bentaleb’s penalty and a cool finish from Yevhen Konoplyanka handed Schalke a 2-0 home win over Leipzig.

New coach Domenico Tedesco enjoyed a victory in his maiden Bundesliga tie in charge of Schalke, with the hosts able to control the majority of the contest.

Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up Leipzig were unable to pick up where they left off last term, with ex-Spurs man Bentaleb showing no mercy from the spot to hand his side the lead just before the break.

And when Amine Harit laid on a neat through-ball midway through the second half, Konoplyanka did the rest, curling home in style to seal the victory.

  • Hertha Berlin 2 – 0 VfB Stuttgart

Mathew Leckie scored twice on his league debut for Hertha Berlin to beat promoted Stuttgart 2-0 at home.

The Australia forward, who joined from Ingolstadt in this summer, eluded a defender with a clever flick and finished in style just after the restart, and then blasted home after Stuttgart failed to clear a corner.

  • Hoffenheim 1 – 0 Werder Bremen

Andrej Kramaric scored late for Hoffenheim to beat Werder Bremen 1-0 at home.

  • Hamburger SV 1 – 0 Augsburg

Nicolai Muller’s first-half goal was enough for Hamburg to beat visiting Augsburg 1-0, but it came at a price as he injured himself while celebrating.

Muller, arguably Hamburg’s best performer last season, fired the side into an early lead — although Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz should have done better — but then had to go off after twisting his knee while celebrating.

  • Mainz 05 0 – 1 Hannover 96

Hannover celebrated their return to the league with a 1-0 win at Mainz.

Serie A results: Juventus cruise at home against Cagliari; Napoli win away Hellas Verona

Juventus 3 – 0 Cagliari

Hellas Verona 1 – 3 SSC Napoli

  • Juventus 3 – 0 Cagliari

Juventus launched their bid for a seventh successive Serie A title with a routine 3-0 home win over Cagliari on Saturday.

Mario Mandzukic drilled home with a low shot after good approach play from Stephan Lichtsteiner to put Juve in control after just 12 minutes.

But Cagliari rallied and earned a penalty when Alex Sandro upended Duje Cop, but Gianluigi Buffon comfortably saved Diego Farias’ spot kick, and after that Juve quickly regained control.

Miralem Pjanic played in Paula Dybala and the Argentina forward did the rest, firing into the top corner to double the hosts’ lead.

Sandro then atoned for conceding the penalty by teeing up Gonzalo Higuain for Juve’s third, with the Argentina hitman slotting home with ease.

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi joined the fray late on for his Juve debut, fresh from his midweek switch from Paris Saint-Germain.

  • Hellas Verona 1 – 3 SSC Napoli

Napoli coasted to a 3-1 opening-weekend win at Hellas Verona, hitting their Serie A stride with precious little fuss or trouble on the road.

The hosts were in trouble just after the half-hour, when Samuel Souprayen put through his own net to gift Napoli early control. Napoli quickly doubled their lead thanks to a rapid counter-attack.

Lorenzo insigne played in Arkaduisz Milik and the Poland striker fired home to cap a flowing break.

Faouzi Ghoulam blasted home the third just past the hour to kill the contest.

Verona managed to scramble a consolation however, after Elseid Hysaj upended Alex Ferrari for a penalty.

Hysaj was sent off and Pazzini converted the spot-kick, but in reality all Verona’s late goal did was gloss the scoreline.

La Liga results: Griezmann sees red as ten-man Atletico fight back to earn point at Girona; Sociedad edge Celta

Celta Vigo 2 – 3 Real Sociedad

Girona 2 – 2 Atletico Madrid

Sevilla 1 – 1 Espanyol

  • Girona 2 – 2 Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann was sent off but Atletico Madrid battled back to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw at La Liga newcomers Girona in their opening match of the new season on Saturday.

The Catalans were making their debut in Spain’s top flight.

Following a minute’s silence at Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in respect of the victims of the terror attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, Girona raced into a two-goal lead.

Uruguay forward Cristhian Stuani headed in a cross at the far post on 22 minutes and was on target again just three minutes later when he nodded the ball in after it had been knocked back through the six-yard box following a deep free kick.

Atletico then found themselves down to 10 men.

In the 66th minute, Griezmann was cautioned for what the referee viewed as a dive over Girona goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz just inside the penalty box.

The French forward then appeared to say something to the official.

Referee Juan Martinez Munuera swiftly showed Griezmann another yellow card followed by a red to leave Diego Simeone’s men with it all to do.

However, Atleti responded when Angel Correa pulled a goal back with a fine individual strike in the 78th minute before, with just six minutes left, Jose Gimenez headed in an equaliser from Koke’s free kick.

  • Sevilla 1 – 1 Espanyol

Sevilla and Espanyol draw 1-1 at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, where the hosts finished with 10 men following substitute Ever Banega’s late dismissal for foul language.

Clement Lenglet put Sevilla ahead on 26 minutes when the defender bundled the ball in at the near post following a corner, but a fine individual goal from Leo Baptistao had the visitors level before half-time.

Both sides had chances to win the match, with Sevilla forward Luis Muriel rattling the woodwork, before Argentina midfielder Banega — who only came on just before the hour — lost his cool in the 84th minute after being cautioned and was then shown a red card by Alejandro Hernandez.

  • Celta Vigo 2 – 3 Real Sociedad

Willian Jose’s late penalty gaveReal Sociedada 3-2 win atCelta Vigo.

Uruguay forward Maximiliano Gomez gave the hosts the lead in the 22nd minute.

Sociedad, tough, were level just 10 minutes later when Mikel Oyarzabal capitalised on a loose pass from goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez to score into an empty net.

Gomez was on target again five minutes into the second half, but the visitors set up a tense finish when Jose Juanmi equalised with 10 minutes left.

Then, with 88 minutes on the clock, Celta Vigo defender Jonny pulled down Carlos Vela and Brazilian frontman Willian Jose made no mistake from the spot, lashing the ball into the bottom corner to snatch all three points.

Barcelona to pay tribute to terror attack victims by wearing special jerseys that feature the city name

The back of Barcelona’s shirts will feature the city rather than players’ names for Sunday’s game in homage to the victims of Thursday’s terrorist attack.

Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 injured when a driver in a white van mowed down pedestrians on La Rambla, a Barcelona boulevard popular with tourists and locals.

Barca announced hours after the attack that they would wear black armbands in Sunday’s La Liga opener against Real Betis, and on Friday revealed special shirts as well.

“Barcelona” will take the place of player’s names on the back of the shirts, with the hashtag #TotsSomBarcelona (“We’re all Barcelona”) on the chest next to the club crest.

Spain is holding three national days of mourning, while the weekend’s La Liga games will all feature a minute of silence before kickoff.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on the club’s website:

“We would like to show our solidarity with the victims and their families in these difficult times. We are here to help in any way we can.”

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and directors Pau Vilanova and Maria Teixidor were among thousands of people who attended a minute’s silence observed at 11 a.m. in the city’s Placa de Catalunya, near the scene of the attack.

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy were also in attendance. Espanyol, also based in Barcelona, published photographs of their squad linking arms in a circle to pay their respects.

Real Madrid posted a picture of their first-team squad holding a minute’s silence at their training base, with Catalan club Girona, Granada, Levante and Real Mallorca showing similar images.

EPL results: United crush Swansea; Stoke stun Arsenal

Swansea City 0 – 4 Manchester United

AFC Bournemouth 0 – 2 Watford

Burnley 0 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Leicester City 2 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

Southampton 3 – 2 West Ham United

Stoke City 1 – 0 Arsenal

  • Swansea City 0 – 4 Manchester United

Manchester United underlined their early-season Premier League title credentials with a ruthless 4-0 victory at Swansea.

Eric Bailly opened the scoring and his United account on the stroke of half-time, nudging the ball over the line after Lukasz Fabianski had diverted it onto the underside of the crossbar from Paul Pogba’s powerful header.

United then burst into life as the game entered the 80th minute, doubling their advantage when Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in Romelu Lukaku, who made it three goals in two Premier League appearances following his summer move from Everton.

Mkhitaryan produced another fine assist moments later, racing down the right before slipping in Pogba, who flicked the ball over Fabianski.

Substitute Anthony Martial then rounded off the scoring in the 84th minute with an excellent solo effort, doubling his tally for the season.

  • Stoke City 1 – 0 Arsenal

Jese Rodriguez made the perfect start to his Stoke career, scoring the only goal of the game as Mark Hughes’ side beat Arsenal 1-0 at the bet365 Stadium.

The 24-year-old joined the Potters on Wednesday on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain and he was thrust straight into the action, producing the match-winning moment in the 47th minute.

Arsenal, who face Liverpool at Anfield next Sunday, thought they had an equaliser in the 73rd minute through Alexandre Lacazette but the strike was ruled out for offside as Stoke held on for their first win of the season.

  • Liverpool 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

Sadio Mane’s second-half goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were heading for a frustrating draw after wasting a string of chances when Mane prodded past Wayne Hennessey for his second league goal of the campaign.

Palace, beaten 3-0 at home to Huddersfield in their opening match, should have scored when the game was goalless.

Christian Benteke was unmarked and eight yards out but blazed over the bar from Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s pass.

Liverpool had to wait until the 73rd minute to get the winner, the ball fortuitously falling to Mane inside the box after Luka Milivojevic’s mistake on the edge.

  • Southampton 3 – 2 West Ham United

Ten-man West Ham twice came from behind but Charlie Austin’s injury time penalty gave Southampton their first victory under Mauricio Pellegrino.

Having failed to score in their last six home matches, Saints took the lead after only 10 minutes when Manolo Gabbiadini side-footed past Joe Hart.

West Ham’s problems then spiralled, as Marko Arnautovic was sent off for elbowing Jack Stephens, before Dusan Tadic made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Jose Fonte brought down Steven Davis.

Summer signing Javier Hernandez thought he had snatched an unlikely comeback for the visitors with two goals from close range either side of half time.

But the Hammers conceded a second penalty when Pablo Zabaleta bundled into Maya Yoshida and substitute Austin coolly slotted past Hart.

  • Burnley 0 – 1 West Bromwich Albion

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winner and was later sent off as West Brom made it two wins from two with victory at Burnley.

The match was short on entertainment until Robson-Kanu gave it a shot of adrenaline with a brilliant strike.

The Wales international, who came on seven minutes earlier, pounced on a Matt Phillips flick, held off two challenges and fired in low past keeper Tom Heaton.

However, the 28-year-old striker did not see out the rest of the match as he was shown a red card in the 83rd minute for catching Matt Lowton with his elbow.

Burnley wasted chances at the other end, and will be hoping Leeds striker Chris Wood, who they look likely to sign, will be less profligate.

Ben Mee had the Clarets’ best chance but missed with a two-yard header, and team-mate Johann Berg Gudmundsson also went close with a low curling shot.

  • AFC Bournemouth 0 – 2 Watford

Second-half goals from Richarlison and Etienne Capoue handed Watford a deserved 2-0 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Richarlison – signed from Fluminense in August – made the breakthrough after 73 minutes, the Brazilian scoring on his full debut for his new team.

And the visitors wrapped up the points four minutes from time when substitute Capoue scored a screamer from long range to hand new manager Marco Silva his first away win in the Premier League.

As a result, Watford are off the mark this season thanks to their first league win since April 1, but the Cherries have begun the campaign with two straight losses, scoring no goals in the process.

West Brom have recorded back-to-back wins at the start of the season in the top flight for the first time since 1978.

  • Leicester City 2 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Leicester recorded their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Brighton at the King Power Stadium.

Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring for Brighton inside the first minute, converting the rebound after Riyad Mahrez’s shot had been parried into his path by Maty Ryan.

Brighton had the ball in the back of the net through Glenn Murray, but the goal was disallowed due to offside, and Leicester then doubled their lead 10 minutes after the restart through Harry Maguire, who arrived at the far post to head home Mahrez’s corner.

Former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes retires

Ex-Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has decided to retire from football, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo.

Valdes, 35, had offers from Deportivo La Coruna, Real Betis and Las Palmas to continue to play after leaving Middlesbrough in the summer, but has opted to hang up his gloves and focus on his new TV production company.

Valdes’ agent Gines Carvajal would not confirm or deny the story when contacted by ESPN FC.

The former Spain international has set up Crazy4fun TV, which was launched on July 27, an international production company with bases in Barcelona, London and Abu Dhabi.

El Mundo Deportivo reports that Valdes will not only be behind the camera but is also expected to present a TV show that will feature former players that has already been sold to 12 countries.

Valdes left Middlesbrough in May after his one-year contract expired following the club’s relegation from the Premier League, making 28 appearances for the club.

Valdes was a huge figure in Barcelona’s success, playing 535 games and winning 21 titles, including six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies in his 12 years at the club.

He left the Camp Nou at the end of the 2013-14 season and eventually signed for Manchester United in January 2015, but failed to impress at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal and moved to Standard Liege on loan a year later.

As an understudy of Iker Casillas, Valdes made 20 appearances for Spain and was part of the squads that won the 2010 World Cup and the European Championship two years later.