Rounding up the games played on Monday:Spain: Forlan's double keys easy win for Atletico
MADRID — Diego Forlan showed he has maintained his World Cup form by scoring twice to help give Atletico Madrid a 4-0 win against Sporting Gijon in their Spanish league opener Monday.
Jose Manuel Jurado and Simao Sabrosa added goals for Atletico, last season's Europa Cup winner which took the league lead on goal difference.
Atletico was playing at home to a cheering, almost capacity crowd at the Vicente Calderon Stadium three days after beating Inter Milan 2-0 to win the European Super Cup for the first time.Italy: Inter opens Serie A with 0-0 draw
BOLOGNA, Italy — European champion Inter Milan opened its pursuit of a record sixth consecutive Serie A title with a 0-0 draw at Bologna on Monday.
The closest Inter came to scoring was when Samuel Eto'o hit the crossbar midway through the second half. Wesley Sneijder also created some second-half chances, while Diego Milito again appeared off form.
"I was happy about the reaction the squad showed in the second half," said new Inter coach Rafa Benitez. "We're just lacking a bit of physical freshness."