BARCELONA: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was re-elected to lead the treble winners for the next six years after a vote on Saturday, beating former incumbent Joan Laporta. Bartomeu endured a turbulent spell at the helm having taken over in January 2014 from Sandro Rosell who stood down following the Neymar transfer scandal. But buoyed by Barca's victory in the Champions League along with triumphs in La Liga and the King's Cup, Bartomeu saw off the challenge from Laporta, president of the Catalan club from 2003 to 2010.
SAO PAULO: Heavy traffic meant Atletico Mineiro arrived just 40 minutes before their league clash with Corinthians on Saturday and they struggled to get in gear when the game kicked off as Malcom scored the only goal to take the home side joint top of Serie A. He put Corinthians ahead four minutes before halftime against the visitors, who barely had time to warm up before the game kicked off. The 1-0 victory took them to 29 points, equal with Atletico but second on goal difference. Flamengo’s biggest crowd of the season, 51,055, turned up to see Paulo Guerrero make his debut at the Maracana and he rewarded them by scoring the winner in their 1-0 victory over Gremio. In the day’s other match, Internacional beat Goias 2-1.
City sign Roberts
LONDON: Manchester City completed the signing of talented youngster Patrick Roberts from Championship side Fulham on Sunday, the English Premier League club announced. The 18-year-old, who has represented England at U-16, U-17 and Under-19 levels, made his Fulham debut against City in 2014 and made 22 appearances for the London side. Roberts, a forward or winger, arrives at the Etihad Stadium for a fee reported to be in the region of £11m. Roberts becomes City’s third English signing within the last five days following the arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph as clubs look to adhere to Premier League rules demanding clubs have eight home-grown players.