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Monday cannon fodder: cloudy bust-up respect

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Girona 1-4 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale on target for second successive game - BBC Sport
Gareth Bale scores for the second successive La Liga game to help Real Madrid come from behind to beat Girona in La Liga.

Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea: Why Chelsea need more from their full-backs - BBC Sport
Chelsea need an added dimension from out wide to unlock stubborn defences, says former player and manager Ruud Gullit.

Celtic and Brendan Rodgers prepare for Europa League under a cloud | Ewan Murray | Football | The Guardian
Celtic fans are behind Brendan Rodgers, but the manager’s relationship with the club’s board has been highlighted as they dropped from Champions League to Europa League in Lithuania.

How Bobby Robson fought and failed to earn respect at Barcelona | Football | The Guardian
Bobby Robson won trophies but did not get a second season in charge of Barcelona, as Jonathan Wilson explains in his new book.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cut concessions prices once again | SportBusiness Group
Turns out it’s entirely possible to run a stadium and not gouge the fans for everything.

Roy Hodgson warns ‘disgraceful’ Harry the Hornet over diving antics | Football | The Guardian
Roy Hodgson has warned the Watford mascot Harry the Horney not to reignite diving claims regarding Wilfried Zaha.

Roma fan jailed over violence before Liverpool Champions League match | Football | The Guardian
An Italian football fan has been jailed for two and a half years after an outbreak of violence that left a Liverpool supporter seriously injured.

Curious tale of Milan’s short-lived owner, a vulture fund and a barbecue | Football | The Guardian
Li Yonghong and his collapsed €740m takeover of Milan went quiet until the Chinese businessman resurfaced at a family get-together.

Women’s game flourishes despite ill will from football’s dinosaurs | Barry Glendenning | Football | The Guardian
Women’s football has a tradition of forward thinking and could be one step away from finally overcoming antiquated attitudes

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal boss Unai Emery denies midfielder missed West Ham win due to row - BBC Sport
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery denies Mesut Ozil missed Saturday's victory over West Ham because of a row in training.

La Liga: Plan to play game in US will not happen - Real Madrid boss Lopetegui - BBC Sport
La Liga's plan to stage an annual fixture in the United States will not go ahead, says Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui.

Benitez denies dropping Lascelles after bust-up - Football365
Rafa Benitez claims his captain is injured and he has "enough centre-backs" at Newcastle.