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Real Madrid win Super Cup – and it’s all down to Federico Valverde’s red card

Was Federico Valverde’s lunge on Alvaro Morata a match-wining tackle or cynical gamesmanship?Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.Federico Valverde helped Real Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup against their city rivals Atletico Madrid on Sunday with one of the most cynical fouls you’ll ever see – and somehow won man of the match, as…

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Spanish Super Cup – who, why and where?

Barcelona are the Spanish Super Cup holders after beating Sevilla last seasonThe four-team Spanish Super Cup kicks off on Wednesday, with a potential El Clasico final on Sunday – in Saudi Arabia.How does it work? Why have they changed it so much? BBC Sport has the answers to those questions, and more.What has changed? What…

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WBC super featherweight: Andres Gutierrez out of Oscar Valdez bout in Las Vegas

Andres Gutierrez, pictured here before a planned meeting against Carl Frampton in 2017 which was cancelled when the Mexican got injured, has won 38 of his 41 boutsAndres Gutierrez has been pulled out of Saturday’s WBC super-featherweight world title eliminator against fellow Mexican Oscar Valdez after weighing in 11 pounds over the limit.Gutierrez, who weighed…

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Women’s Super League: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

Media playback is not supported on this device WSL highlights: Chelsea Women 1-0 Manchester United WomenChelsea swiftly regained top spot in the Women’s Super League as Maren Mjelde’s penalty saw off a resolute Manchester United side at Kingsmeadow.Having been deposed from the summit by Manchester City’s 5-0 win over West Ham in the early kick-off,…

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Women’s Super League: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

Media playback is not supported on this device WSL highlights: Chelsea Women 1-0 Manchester United WomenChelsea swiftly regained top spot in the Women’s Super League as Maren Mjelde’s penalty saw off a resolute Manchester United side at Kingsmeadow.Having been deposed from the summit by Manchester City’s 5-0 win over West Ham in the early kick-off,…

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Uefa Super Cup: Liverpool v Chelsea

WED 14 Aug 2019Super CupLiverpool2Chelsea2Mané (48′ minutes, 95′ minutes)AETHT 0-1FT 1-1Giroud (36′ minutes), Jorginho (101′ minutes pen)Liverpool win 5-4 on penaltiesGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryListen on BBC Radio 5 Live & onlineAbraham’s decisive penalty saved by…

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Super Cup: Liverpool and Chelsea to meet in final – why you should care

BBC coverageSuper Cup:Liverpool v Chelsea, Istanbul (Wednesday, 20:00 BST)How to follow:Listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteThe Uefa Super Cup takes centre stage on Wednesday with Champions League winners Liverpool taking on Europa League victors Chelsea at the Besiktas Park in Istanbul.It is a big opportunity for one of…

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Super Cup: Stephanie Frappart first woman to referee major Uefa men’s competitive match

Stephanie Frappart (second from left) took charge of the Women’s World Cup final in JulyStephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a major men’s European match when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea on 14 August.Frappart will lead a team that also includes two female assistant…

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Super League: Leaders Saints come from behind to stun Salford for 32-30 victory

Lachlan Coote followed his two early tries by completing his hat-trick late on for a personal haul of 20 pointsBetfred Super LeagueSt Helens (16) 32Tries: Coote 3, Makinson 2, Bentley Goals: Coote 4Salford (18) 30Tries: Evalds 2, Dudson, Olpherts, Lui Goals: Inu 5Leaders St Helens produced a stunning late salvage job to beat Salford in…

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Winx: Australian super horse wins record 33rd race in a row and then retires

Winx retires having been unbeaten in four yearsAustralian superhorse Winx won a record 33rd race in a row, ending her career with a third successive Queen Elizabeth stakes and retiring with a four-year unbeaten streak.The world’s top-rated turf horse sprinted home in front of 50,000 people at Royal Randwick in Sydney.Winx, ridden by long-term jockey…