10 must-reads for today

Julen Lopetegui.
Julen Lopetegui.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

1 Lopetegui's rise and fall

Real Madrid interim coach Santiago Solari took his first training session yesterday before facing the media. The night before, the Spanish giants confirmed the long-anticipated dismissal of coach Julen Lopetegui (right) after the team's 5-1 humiliation by Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season on Sunday. He had been in charge for just 14 games, winning as many games, six, as he lost.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe