In the days following the raid that discovered and killed Osama bin Laden, Pakistan’s top spymaster recalled that he had long made his feelings plain to his American allies.
Inter Milan warmed up for Wednesday’s Champions League blockbuster against Barcelona with a comfortable 2-0 Serie A victory over Parma on Sunday. Inter face the European champions at the San Siro in Group F, with the game given extra spice by the big-money swap between the clubs this summer involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto’o.
Barcelona and Real Madrid made it two wins from two in Spain as star signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored for a second successive match for their new clubs. Champions Barcelona won 2-0 at Getafe with second-half goals from forwards Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi, while Real crushed Espanyol 3-0 in their trip to the Catalan capital thanks to strikes from Granero, Guti and substitute Ronaldo.
The new Italian Serie A season kicks off with the first round of fixtures this weekend – Fanzone details what to expect from the forthcoming campaign: Key players: The arrivals of Eto’o and Diego Milito have grabbed all of the headlines for Inter, but it could well be 19-year-old striker Mario Balotelli who will provide the firepower for Inter’s title defense after showing signs of his huge potential last season. Kaka’s departure has left a void at AC Milan so a big season is needed from heir-apparent Alexandre Pato while Marco Borriello will hope to overcome last season’s injury problems to establish in attack
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed his 46 million euros ($65m) transfer to Barcelona from Inter Milan on a five-year contract, with Samuel Eto’o and Alexander Hleb moving to the San Siro as part of the deal. Ibrahimovic completed his medical on Monday and the deal was finalized despite scans showing the striker has a fractured bone in his left hand
Inter Milan claimed their fourth successive Scudetto on Saturday night without kicking a ball, after AC Milan were beaten 2-1 by Udinese. The Rossoneri began the day seven points behind the Serie A leaders and needed at least a draw to keep alive their slims hopes of taking the trophy from their city rivals. But Udinese proved too strong at their Stadio Friuli and defeat means Carlo Ancelotti’s men can no longer catch Inter at the top of the table