Eden Hazard scored one goal and set up another as Real Madrid thrashed Alaves 4-1 on Saturday to ease the pressure on their coach Zinedine Zidane, who was absent after testing positive for Covid-19.
Three female referees created history Saturday as Guinea and Zambia moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Tanzania clawed back into contention and Namibia were eliminated.
Karim Benzema praised team-mate Eden Hazard in comments to 'Movistar' following the 4-1 win over Alaves in La Liga, in which he scored twice. The Frenchman said that his teammate seemed much better and that the team needs him.
Aston Villa made light of manager Dean Smith's touchline ban with a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle on Saturday that added to the pressure on the Premier League strugglers.
AC Milan held top spot in Serie A on Saturday despite falling 3-0 at home against Atalanta after nearest rivals Inter were held to a goalless draw at Udinese.
Karim Benzema scored Madrid's fourth goal of the game against Alavés, the one that finished off the Vitorianos, in a great move. He cut into the box, cut the ball back to the right and beat Pacheco with a shot that the keeper got his finger tips to.
Barcelona had to work hard in the Copa del Rey last 32 tie with Cornella, but they finally beat them 0-2 after extra time. Dembele got the first of the goals.