AC Milan held 1-1
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Real Sociedad scored two brilliant goals to win 2-0 against a stunned Olympique Lyonnais side who finished with 10 men while AC Milan held PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw in Champions League playoff first legs on Tuesday. Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov netted a hat-trick as the Russian team made light of the absence of Brazil striker Hulk to thump Pacos de Ferreira 4-1 away in Porto. In the early kickoff, Shakhter Karagandy upset former European champions Celtic 2-0 to stay on course to become the first Kazakh side to reach the group stage, while Czech champions Viktoria Plzen beat Slovenia's Maribor 3-1 at home.
Alonso fractures foot
Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has broken the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during training, the nine-times European champions have said. Local media reported that the Spain international, who was close to a return to action after surgery on a groin injury in June, faces up to three months on the sidelines. Alonso missed Madrid's pre-season and their Spanish league opener last Sunday, and his injury worries had also ruled him out of the Confederations Cup.
Romania's Stefanescu dies
Costica Stefanescu, a former Romania captain who was one of the national football team's greatest defenders, died on Tuesday after jumping from the fifth floor of the Military Hospital, where he was being treated for cancer. He was 62. Stefanescu played 66 matches for the national team in 1970s and 80s. He also played for Steaua Bucharest and Universitatea Craiova before becoming a coach. He was an assistant coach for Romania from 1994-98 and also coached several local and foreign teams, including Steaua. He is survived by his wife Mariana.
Del Bosque backs Casillas
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says the decision by Carlo Ancelotti to keep Iker Casillas on Real Madrid's bench will not affect the goalkeeper's status in the national team with the World Cup less than a year away. Ancelotti's selection of Diego Lopez ahead of Casillas in the opening round of the Spanish league last weekend maintained the criticised move of former manager Jose Mourinho.
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