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European roundup: Chelsea and Liverpool win
Oct 24, 2019
Chelsea have moved top of their Champions League group with an impressive 1-0 away win over Ajax.
Michy Batshuayi netted a late winner with four minutes to go to inflict Ajax's first group stage defeat since November 2014.
Elsewhere, holders Liverpool recorded a comfortable 4-1 win over Genk.
It leaves the Reds second in their group, one point behind Napoli - who edged past Salzburg 3-2 this morning.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has broken another Champions League record.
He scored the opening goal in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Slavia Prague this morning to become the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.
In other results,
Inter Milan beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0
Benfica defeated Lyon 2-1
While Lille and Valencia played to a 1-1 draw
Rodgers plays down Foxes' chances
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has brushed off suggestions that the team could be title contenders this season, even as the Foxes currently sit third in the Premiership table behind Man City and Liverpool.
Rodgers says he's not even thinking about a repeat of Leicester's historic title win in 2015-2016...adding that City and Liverpool are simply a class above the rest.
Blues not for sale
Reports say Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich recently rejected an offer from the Middle East to take over the Blues.
The London club has been the subject of several takeover offers recently...including from US and Asian based consortiums...and also Britain's richest man.
Renault disqualified from Japan GP
The Renault F1 team have been stripped of their points from the recent Japanese GP, after they were found to have used an illegal braking system.
Its drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg had finished sixth and tenth respectively at the race in Suzuka on October 13th.
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