Things got heated on Sunday between Real Madrid and Sevilla in La Liga. Playing for the third time in a span of two weeks, Real Madrid was awarded a penalty kick after Sergio Rico took down Dani Carvajal in the box in the second half, and Cristiano Ronaldo went to take it. But before that, Sevilla's Vitolo tried to mess with the penalty spot by kicking up some of the paint and grass. Ronaldo didn't like that, so he threw the ball at him and hit him. He then escaped punishment and put away the penalty kick. Talk about everything going your way. Real gets the penalty kick, gets in a cheapshot and scores a goal. As for Sevilla, it couldn't have gotten much worse.
Jan 15 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Sunday Sunday, January 15 Cagliari 4 Genoa 1 Fiorentina 2 Juventus 1 Lazio 2 Atalanta Bergamo 1 Napoli 3 Pescara 1 Sampdoria 0
This is the simple, if slightly unusual, choice that seems to face many Brazilian footballers at some point in their Stamford Bridge careers. For the likes of Ramires and Oscar it was a straight-forward case of take the money and run, but Diego Costa (yes he is Brazilian really, even if he pretends to be Spanish) has to make things typically dramatic. As such, Monday’s papers are filled with various theories about the striker’s decision between hard-earned Premier League glory and decadent Oriental oblivion.