Sunday Ticker: Chelsea tops Arsenal, Juve edges Roma, and more

Sunday Ticker: Chelsea tops Arsenal, Juve edges Roma, and more

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Sunday Ticker: Chelsea tops Arsenal, Juve edges Roma, and more

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Rivalries were the specialty of the day on Sunday, with key clashes from London to Buenos Aires grabbing headlines and giving us plenty to talk about:

Despite Alexis Sanchez’s Emirates return, Arsenal’s English Premier League title hopes took a hit on Sunday after Arsene Wenger’s side fell 1-0 at home, but it was Per Mertesacker’s rash challenge that did his team no favors.

Mertesacker was sent off during the first half of Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea, after taking down Blues striker Diego Costa on a breakaway. (REPORT)

Juventus captured its 11th consecutive win today, knocking off Roma, 1-0. Massimiliano Allegri’s side remain two points behind Serie A leaders Napoli. (REPORT)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdés has joined Belgian side Standard Liege on loan for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. The 33-year-old netminder hadn’t been granted the opportunity train with United’s first team since joining in January 2015. (REPORT)

Real Madrid dropped points this weekend, drawing Real Betis, 1-1, at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. After going down in the opening 45 minutes, Los Blancos leveled the match by way of Frenchman Karim Benzema. (REPORT)

Five red cards and another nine yellow cards were handed out during Saturday night’s friendly between River Plate and Boca Juniors. River finished the match with nine men, but went on to win the match, 1-0. (REPORT)

Here are the today’s results from the top leagues:

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Everton 1-2 Swansea City

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

SPANISH LA LIGA

Athletic Bilbao 5-2 Eibar

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Sevilla

Deportivo La Coruña 1-1 Valencia

Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 Wolfsburg

Schalke 1-3 Werder Bremen

ITALIAN SERIE A

Fiorentina 2-0 Torino

Hellas Verona 1-1 Genoa

Inter Milan 1-1 Carpi

Lazio 4-1 Chievo Verona

Palermo 4-1 Udinese

Sampdoria 2-4 Napoli

Sassuolo 0-2 Bologna

Juventus 1-0 Roma

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Monaco 4-0 Toulouse

Stade de Reims 1-1 St Etienne

Lyon 0-0 Marseille

MEXICAN LIGA MX

Pumas UNAM 0-1 Puebla

Tigres UANL 2-2 Guadalajara

What did you make of Mertesacker’s sending off? Will Valdés revive his career in Belgium? Can Madrid still capture the La Liga title in 2016?

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