Barcelona v Real Madrid, Arsenal v Sheffield United, and more: clockwatch – live | Football
Eddie Nketiah has his second of the afternoon. Wes Foderingham can’t hold onto the ball from the corner, parrying it away, and the Arsenal forward is quickest in the six-yard box, smashing high into the net with his right foot.
More of the same at the Allianz, with Musiala bagging a brace before getting subbed for Choupo-Moting.
Just the one goal from the star midfielder playing his first clásico… yeah, not that one. Gundogan’s tidy finish means it’s Barca who lead at the break.
Harry Kane’s done a Beckham! He launches the ball from behind the halfway line, seeing the keeper off the line, and the ball sails in!
Leroy Sané has his second, and there’s still plenty more time for a demolition.
QPR 1-1 Leicester
Hibernian 0-0 Celtic
They’re queuing up now at the Allianz.
Barcelona 1-0 Real Madrid: Barcelona nearly doubled their lead in the 16th minute, with Fermin Lopez striking the post. The hosts have had most of the ball, with Madrid yet to test the keeper.
Here’s some Champo reading for you.
Harry Kane’s Munich honeymoon continues. He gives Bayern the lead against nine men with a diving header.
QPR are back in it! The ball breaks for Dozzell on the edge of the box after a bit of pinball inside, and he puts his left foot through it to level the game.
Bournemouth 1-1 Burnley: Charlie Taylor’s strike was a proper hit, the ball falling to him on the edge of the box after a corner was cleared – he put his left foot through it to rifle the ball through the crowd and into the back of the net.
QPR’s misery continues. Leicester have dominated possession, and now they’ve got a goal to show for it too.
Arsenal have their first of the afternoon, with Eddie Nketiah providing the lead. Declan Rice crosses the ball into the box from the right, and Nketiah’s first touch is a neat one, putting him one-on-one with the keeper before he slots in low.
Bournemouth don’t take long to equalise, Semenyo levelling things up for the hosts by charging into the box before slotting into the bottom right corner with a shot through the defender’s legs.
Gundogan gives Barcelona the early breakthrough! It’s a dozy bit of play from Madrid at the back, with no-one going for a loose ball that trickles into the box… except Gundogan, who races through to score his first goal for his new club.
Wayne Rooney’s Blue Army are still waiting for their first win.
Leroy Sane had a goal disallowed for offside near the end of a chaotic first half.
Bayern 0-0 Darmstadt: Not another one! Darmstadt have their second red of the afternoon – the man to go this time is Maglica. Just 19 players on the pitch now at the Allianz Arena.
Charlie Taylor puts Burnley in front – there’s a VAR check but the goal stands.
Bit of a kit clash at the Emirates apparently. “This game is not easy to watch,” says Graham Randall. “The Sheff Utd Grey kit is too close to the Arsenal kit. If only they had a third kit they could play in.”
Ben Fisher’s report is in from Stamford Bridge, where Brentford were victorious – once again.
“Your use of ‘the story of today, this week, this month, and this year’ triggered the ‘Friends’ theme song earworm,” writes Joe Pearson. “Thanks for that. Does that mean Bellingham will be there for you?”
He’s there for me, he’s there for you, there’s nothing Jude Bellingham can’t do at the moment, right? Anyway, now I have to listen to this for the first time in a gazillion years.
Bayern 0-0 Darmstadt: It’s 10 on 10 at the Allianz Arena, with Gjasula sent off against Bayern.
Tough beat for Wayne Rooney. Birmingham’s 3-1 defeat to Southampton means he’s lost three on the bounce since become the boss at St Andrew’s.
Bayern 0-0 Darmstadt: Just seen the Kimmich red – seems a fair call. He was pulling back the shirt of the man through on goal, with just Neuer to beat.
Bayern 0-0 Darmstadt: Not a pretty start for Bayern, with Joshua Kimmich sent off in the fourth minute.
Goals from Pinnock and Mbeumo consign Chelsea to their fourth league defeat of the season. They’ve won just one of six at the Bridge. Brentford move up to 10th in the table.
Chelsea’s keeper, Sanchez, goes up for a corner but Brentford counter – Sanchez chases back, is in line for a straight red if he takes out Neil Maupay, who squares it for Mbeumo in front of an open goal. Easy.
Six minutes of added time at Stamford Bridge, where Brentford are trying to hold out for a 1-0 win.
So Manuel Neuer’s back in net for Bayern for the first time since November 2022. He broke his leg in a skiing accident at the end of last year.
I know it’s not football – but there’s an absolute thriller on in the Cricket World Cup if you fancy a quick look.
Scott Murray’s currently all over Chelsea-Brentford at Stamford Bridge… where the visitors have scored!
Thoroughly enjoyed reading Sid Lowe’s interview with Aitor Karanka this morning. There’s a lovely bit on the Bellinghams.
Hello, hello, hello and welcome to a good ol’ Saturday clockwatch. The story of today, this week, this month and this year is Jude Bellingham. The boy wonder lines up for his first clásico today, with Real Madrid taking on Barcelona at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys at 3.15pm BST. With eight goals in nine league games, and three on the bounce in the Champions League, boy is he ready for it.
In the Premier League, Burnley visit Bournemouth, with both sides hoping for a victory that’ll lift them out of the relegation zone. Sheffield United, right at the bottom of the pile, face the tricky task of trying to get something from the Emirates.
We’ll also keep an eye on events elsewhere – here’s our featured list of games today:
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