Toni Kroos hit just his second goal for Real Madrid in the last calendar year, but it was a big one as it lifted Los Blancos over Celta Vigo in a 2-1 win at the Bernabeau. Goals from Alvaro Morata and Fabian Orellana had cancelled out before Kroos struck a powerful, low effort in off the post in the 81st minute for the win. The move began with a stellar challenge from Casemiro to dispossess Pape Diop, sending Real Madrid moving the other way. While Real Madrid earned its second win of the season in two matches, cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid struggled again, failing to score in a 0-0 draw with Leganes, the club’s second draw of the year as they sit on just two points. Atletico held 63% of
Having impressed greatly for AC Milan over the past 12 months, teenager Gianluigi Donnarumma is to receive his first Italy senior call-up on Saturday. Donnarumma will make up part of the squad, shelving his plans to enjoy some rest and relaxation time with family over the international break. A native of Castellammare di Stabia near Naples, the 17-year-old planned to go there immediately after Milan's Serie A clash with Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday night to spend time with family.
Antonio Conte admits it will be difficult for Chelsea to land their transfer targets before Wednesday's deadline due to a "crazy" market. The Blues have brought in Michy Batshuayi, N'Golo Kante and goalkeeper Eduardo during the transfer window, but it is reported that manager Conte is in the market for defensive reinforcements.