The big news: India U-16 face Saudi Arabia U-16 in Goa
The young Indian colts put up a spirited display in their first match against the UAE Under-16 team, only to throw away a 2-1 lead to end up losing 2-3 to the boys from the Gulf.
Their task of qualifying for the next stage has become tougher and they must get a point at the very least against the Saudi Arabia U-16's on Sunday to have any chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the tournament being held in Goa. Saudi Arabia lost 2-3 to Iran in their opening game and will be out to get three points themselves.
Other top stories:
- Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed Kevin De Bruyne as "amazing" after the Belgian playmaker scored a goal and assisted in another in their convincing 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Guardiola said, "Kevin...he's amazing, he's terrific, he's playing at a different level right now," at the post-match press conference.
- Gareth Barry marked his 600th Premier League appearance with his 52nd goal to join Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard as the only other men with 600 appearances to their name, as Everton came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at Goodison Park. There were wins for Arsenal, Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion.
- Lionel Messi scored two goals, including a penalty and assisted one as Barcelona thrashed Leganes 5-1 away at Butarque to get back to winning ways in the league after losing 1-2 at home to newly-promoted Alaves last time around. Luis Suarez, Neymar and Rafinha also got on the scoresheet for the Blaugrana.
- Goalkeeper and Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has called on the team to bounce back from their midweek Champions League loss at home to Monaco. Spurs go up against Sunderland on Sunday at White Hart Lane and the home team are currently unbeaten in four league fixtures this season.
- Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund recorded contrasting wins in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Bayern conceded their first goal in competitive matches this season, trailing to Dario Lezcano's 8th-minute goal before goals from Robert Lewandowski, Xabi Alonso and Rafinha helped them beat Ingolstadt 3-1 at home. Dortmund thumped Darmstadt 6-0 to score six goals in consecutive matches as Gonzalo Castro led the way with two goals, ably assisted by Christian Pulisic, Adrian Ramos, Sebastian Rode and Emre Mor who grabbed a goal each.
- Three Atletico Madrid strikers scored as the capital club dominated proceedings at the Vicente Calderon to register a convincing 5-0 win over Sporting Gijon. Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres both scored twice and Kevin Gameiro scored one as well as Atleti tuned up for Wednesday's match against Barcelona in fine fashion.
- Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has suggested that Sunday's Derby D'Italia against Inter Milan will be a "turning point" in the Italian Serie A race. Both coaches are under immense pressure as Juventus turned in a dour 0-0 display against Sevilla in the Champions League mid-week while Inter capitulated to lose 2-0 against Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League at home. Frank De Boer's Inter have won only one game this season and another loss on Sunday could see the Dutch coach given an early sack just two months into his tenure.