Roma surrendered its perfect start in the Italian soccer league by drawing at Torino. Atletico Madrid narrowed the gap to Spanish La Liga leader Barcelona to one point with a 2-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in Spanish soccer’s La Liga before signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur on a six-year contract. Lionel Messi scored a hat trick as Barcelona defeated Valencia 3-2.
Gareth Bale is joining nine-time European soccer champion Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur on a six-year contract after the teams reached an agreement on the Wales winger’s transfer a day before the trade period ends.