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Hazard off the mark as Real increase lead at top

Sunday, 2019-10-06 08:42:47
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Granada - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - October 5, 2019 Real Madrid's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their second goal. (Reuters)
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Eden Hazard finally scored his first goal for Real Madrid as his side beat second-placed Granada 4-2 in a highly entertaining game on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of La Liga.

* A 72nd-minute volley from Jeff Hendrick gave Burnley a 1-0 win over Everton in the Premier League at Turf Moor on Saturday, condemning Marco Silva's side to a fourth straight defeat.

* A stoppage-time James Milner penalty sparked huge celebrations at Anfield as Liverpool beat Leicester City 2-1 on Saturday (Oct 5) for an eighth successive Premier League win that moved them eight points clear at the top of the table.

* Hoffenheim's Sargis Adamyan scored his first two Bundesliga goals to stun hosts Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday (Oct 5) and earn his side's maiden win in Munich.

* Borussia Dortmund twice squandered the lead and conceded a 90th-minute own goal from Manuel Akanji to draw 2-2 against Freiburg on Saturday for their third consecutive league draw.

* Mauro Icardi scored his first Ligue 1 goal as Paris Saint-Germain stayed two points clear at the top of the table with a 4-0 thrashing of high-flying Angers on Saturday (Oct 5).

* Goalkeeper Pepe Reina saved an injury-time penalty as AC Milan earned a 2-1 comeback win over fellow strugglers Genoa on Saturday (Oct 5) in which both teams finished with 10 men.

* Jordan Ayew scored a VAR-assisted 88th-minute goal to complete a Crystal Palace comeback in a hard-fought 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday that moved Roy Hodgson's side into the Premier League top four.

* Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands completed a unique double when she dominated the race to win the 1,500 metres at the world athletics championship on Saturday, adding to the 10,000 metres title she won earlier in the competition.

* Hellen Obiri of Kenya displayed her dominance of the 5,000 metres at the world athletics championships on Saturday (Oct 5) by winning a second consecutive world title in a tight race at Khalifa International Stadium.

* Jamaica stormed to world championship gold in the women's 4x100 metres relay on Saturday, beating the UK in a battle that featured 100 and 200m winners Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Dina Asher-Smith.

* A United States quartet led by Christian Coleman blazed to the 4x100 metres relay title at the world athletics championships on Saturday, clocking the second fastest time ever at 37.10 seconds to end a 12-year gold medal drought.

* US Simone Biles landed the triple-double on the floor exercise and the double-double dismount off the balance beam at the world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart, Germany on Saturday to have two new skills named after her.

* World number one Novak Djokovic eased past Belgian third seed David Goffin 6-3 6-4 at the Japan Open in Tokyo on Saturday to book his place in Sunday's final against John Millman.

* Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas dispatched German second seed Alexander Zverev 7-6(6) 6-4 in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing on Saturday (Oct 5) to set up a mouth-watering final with Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem.

Reuters, CNA