Cardiff City upset Man City in Premier League

LONDON. Cardiff City celebrated their promotion to the Premier League by defeating Manchester City 3-2 in the biggest upset of the English season so far.
Cardiff's Gary Medel vies for possession with City's Fernandinho. Net photo.
Cardiff's Gary Medel vies for possession with City's Fernandinho. Net photo.

La Liga
Sunday
Atletico    5-0    Rayo
Malaga    0-1    Barcelona
Levante    0-0    Sevilla
Betis    1-2    Celta Vigo
Serie A
Sunday
Inter    2-0    Genoa
Cagliari    2-1    Atalanta
Napoli    3-0    Bologna
Parma    0-0    Chievo
Livorno    0-2    AS Roma
Torino    2-0    Sassuolo
Lazio    2-1    Udinese
Ligue 1
Sunday
Lille    1-0    St Etienne
AC Ajaccio    0-0    Nice
Nantes    1-2    PSG
Saturday
Valenciennes     0-1    Marseille
Bordeaux    1-0    Bastia
Guingamp    2-0    Lorient
Lyon    0-1    Reims
Evian Thonon    1-2    Rennes
Montpellier    2-1    Sochaux

LONDON. Cardiff City celebrated their promotion to the Premier League by defeating Manchester City 3-2 in the biggest upset of the English season so far.

In Spain, champions Barcelona maintained their perfect start to the season with a 1-0 win at Malaga while Carlos Tevez scored in his first Serie A game to give titleholders Juventus a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on the opening weekend of the Italian league.

ENGLAND

Two goals from Fraizer Campbell handed Cardiff City a shock 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as the Premier League newcomers celebrated a memorable win in their first top flight match at home in 51 years.

At White Hart Lane, a second Roberto Soldado penalty in as many weeks was enough to give Spurs a 1-0 win over Swansea City.

On Saturday, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud gave food for thought to Arsenal fans craving a new striker by scoring in a 3-1 win at Fulham while Liverpool made it two victories from two games at Aston Villa.

SPAIN

Barcelona survived a couple of second-half scares to secure a nervous 1-0 win at Malaga on Sunday and maintain their perfect start to their title defence.

The champions were missing the injured Lionel Messi and struggled to create chances until fullback Adriano cut in from the right and curled a low, long-range shot into the corner moments before halftime.

Malaga’s teenage forward Fabrice Olinga scuffed a shot against the post and Victor Valdes produced a brilliant save to deny Seba Fernandez late on as Barca held on to make it two wins in two matches.

They top the table on goal difference from Atletico Madrid, who thrashed city rivals Rayo Vallecano 5-0 in Sunday’s earlier kickoff.

ITALY

Carlos Tevez scored in his first Serie A game to give titleholders Juventus a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on the opening weekend of the league season.

Napoli beat Bologna 3-0 on coach Rafael Benitez’s debut and there were also winning starts for Rudi Garcia at AS Roma, who won 2-0 at Livorno, and Walter Mazzarri, whose Inter Milan beat Genoa 2-0.

AC Milan were less fortunate as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at promoted Hellas Verona, with veteran Luca Toni scoring both goals for the hosts.

GERMANY

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben struck as Bayern Munich eased past Nuremberg 2-0 to maintain their perfect start to the season and join Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Mainz 05 with maximum points from three games at the top of the table.

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