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Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna: Özil stars in narrow victory on Mourinho’s home debut

September 13, 2010
Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna: Özil stars in narrow victory on Mourinho’s home debut

The Jose Mourinho effect: Real Madrid averaged exactly three goals per game at home last season – here, they began with just one, but it was enough to get the three points.
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Juventus 3-3 Sampdoria: All-out-attack from both sides produces a superb match

September 13, 2010
Juventus 3-3 Sampdoria: All-out-attack from both sides produces a superb match

A brilliant, open, end-to-end classic as Miloš Krasić and Antonio Cassano dominated the game.
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Cesena 2-0 Milan: familiar problems for Milan

September 12, 2010
Cesena 2-0 Milan: familiar problems for Milan

Newly-promoted Cesena have four points from two tough opening games against Roma and Milan after this deserved victory.
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Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

September 11, 2010
Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

Manchester United concede two goals in stoppage time for the first time in Premier League history and throw away what seemed a certain win.
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Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli: the away side’s lopsided defensive shape works rather well

September 1, 2010
Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli: the away side’s lopsided defensive shape works rather well

The closest thing to a ‘glamour tie’ in the first round of Serie A finished all square – 1-1 both in terms of goals and red cards.
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