Niall here with our key sports headlines on Monday.
A Real side shorn of the services of the departed Cristiano Ronaldo and with summer signing Thibaut Courtois sitting on the bench alongside Luka Modric, Raphael Varane and Casemiro cruised to a 2-0 victory at the Bernabeu.
Dani Carvajal headed them into a 20th-minute lead with his first league goal since April 2014 and Bale, who had earlier hit the bar, doubled their advantage six minutes after the restart to hand new manager Julen Lopetegui a win in his first league game at the helm.
Jose Mourinho admits his Manchester United players could suffer a crisis of confidence following their humbling 3-2 defeat at Brighton.
United were architects of their own downfall, making mistakes in the build up to the first two goals scored by Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy.
Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero plundered his 13th Manchester City hat-trick as the reigning Premier League champions hit Huddersfield for six.
The Argentina international struck twice before the break and, after firing against a post and passing up a series of other opportunities, completed his ninth top-flight treble with a deft 75th-minute finish in a 6-1 rout.
On a day that 16 wickets fell in total, with 10 of them falling in a single session, India took complete control of the third Test versus England.
After putting 329 on the board in their first innings, India bowled out the hosts for just 161 runs before adding 124-2 in their second innings. They lead by 292 runs.
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde praised his players’ patience as they got their season off to a winning start.
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The Red Devils opened up with a 2-1 home win against Leicester City last week, while the Seagulls had their wings clipped in a 2-0 defeat at Watford.
Ahead of the match, we look at three key talking points here.
Kohli made 97 and Ajinkya Rahane contributed 81 as they shared India’s ground-record fourth-wicket stand to give the tourists a foothold at last in the series where they trail 2-0.
India reached 307 for six at stumps after Joe Root put them in.
Follow all the action from day two in our dedicated cricket section.
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Test Cricket: England v India third Test, day two (2pm)
Premier League football: Manchester City v Huddersfield (4.30pm); Burnley v Watford (4.30pm); Brighton v Manchester United (7pm)
La Liga: Real Madrid v Getafe (12.15am)
Tennis: Cincinnati final: Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer (12am)
England batsman Jason Roy was forced to miss Surrey’s crucial Vitality Blast game against Glamorgan on Friday – and he had only himself to blame.
Roy threw a cricket bat in frustration following his dismissal in Surrey’s midweek victory against Hampshire but did not account for the bat bouncing and hitting him in the face, later calling it a “moment of stupidity”. Here, Press Association looks at other sportsmen who have suffered unusual injuries.
Wales hooker Baldwin was forced to miss the Ospreys’ PRO14 defeat against the Cheetahs in September 2017 because of a lion bite. The 29-year-old was absent from the 44-25 loss after receiving a couple of stitches in the wound on his hand at a local hospital in Bloemfontein. He had stroked the caged big cat at a zoo and feared losing his hand.
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South Africa were forced to make a late SOS the night before their third Test against England in January 2016 after wicketkeeper De Kock slipped and twisted his knee while walking his dog. The injury worsened overnight, prompting a late call-up for Dane Vilas, and while De Kock might want to forget the nature of the injury, South Africa will also want to forget the result after losing by seven wickets, which handed England the series.
Norway defender Grondalen, who played for his country from 1973 to 1984, probably saw nothing wrong when he put on his running shoes and stepped out for a training run. However, while out jogging he collided with a moose and was forced to withdraw from an international as a result.
McIlroy suffered a “total rupture” of his left ankle nine days before the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews, forcing him to withdraw. The defending champion posted a picture of himself, via his Instagram account, wearing a protective boot on his left leg after, in his own words, “a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday”.
Former England goalkeeper James was never afraid of standing out from the crowd, but he brought himself unwanted headlines when he injured his shoulder while out fishing, causing himself pain when he tried to land a monster carp. Some of James’ injuries were not caused by other sports, though, for he once pulled a muscle in his back when reaching for the television remote control.
Ryder Cup star Donaldson suffered a severe finger injury following a mishap with a chainsaw in January 2016. The Welshman, who claimed the decisive point as Europe defeated the United States in September 2014, posted a graphic photo on Twitter of what seemed to be a laceration to the little finger on his left hand. Above the image, he wrote: “So folks in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost! Oops!!”
The Real Madrid forward missed a Champions League game due to an infection caused by shaving his legs. Boss Zinedine Zidane told reporters ahead of Real’s 3-0 victory over APOEL Nicosia in September 2017 that Asensio would not feature because of a pimple which prevented him from pulling up a sock.