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Real Madrid cruise to comfortable first-leg defeat of Napoli

Real Madrid cruise to comfortable first-leg defeat of Napoli

Two goals in five second-half minutes helped Real Madrid come from behind to beat Napoli 3-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Bayern humiliate Arsenal with second-half goal blitz

Bayern humiliate Arsenal with second-half goal blitz

Arsenal will have to produce something special to reach a first Champions League quarterfinal since 2010 after suffering a 5-1 defeat to a rampant Bayern Munich side in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie at the Allianz Arena.

PSG destroy Barcelona's Champions League hopes with stunning win in French capital

PSG destroy Barcelona's Champions League hopes with stunning win in French capital

Two goals from Angel Di Maria and one apiece from Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain an unexpected and potentially unassailable 4-0 lead against Barcelona in their Champions League round of 16 first leg tie.

Dortmund lose to Benfica as Aubameyang misses penalty

Dortmund lose to Benfica as Aubameyang misses penalty

Kostas Mitroglou scored the only goal of the game as Benfica took advantage of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's off day to grab control of their Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund in Lisbon.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to Club World Cup final win

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to Club World Cup final win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Real Madrid claimed their second Club World Cup title in three years, but the Spanish giants needed extra time to see off the spirited Kashima Antlers 4-2 in Yokohama.

Arsenal face Bayern Munich in Champions League, Barcelona get PSG

Arsenal face Bayern Munich in Champions League, Barcelona get PSG

Arsenal have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the Champions League's round of 16, while Barcelona will take on Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for a fourth time on Monday night, beating Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann to world football's top individual prize for 2016.

Sevilla seal Champions League qualification after Lyon draw

Sevilla seal Champions League qualification after Lyon draw

Sevilla qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League after holding Lyon to a goalless draw.

Legia Warsaw secure place in Europa League after Sporting win

Legia Warsaw secure place in Europa League after Sporting win

Legia Warsaw secured a place in the Europa League at the expense of 10-man Sporting Lisbon after a 1-0 Champions League Group F win at the Polish Army Stadium.

FC Copenhagen drop to the Europa League after win against Club Brugge

FC Copenhagen drop to the Europa League after win against Club Brugge

FC Copenhagen ended their Champions League Group G with a 2-0 victory over Club Brugge but Porto's thumping win over Leicester condemned them to the Europa League.

Bayer hand Monaco first defeat in 11 matches in UCL group finale

Bayer hand Monaco first defeat in 11 matches in UCL group finale

Bayer Leverkusen inflicted a first defeat in 10 matches on Monaco in their Champions League Group E match on Wednesday.

Second-string Leicester thrashed 5-0 by Porto in Champions League

Second-string Leicester thrashed 5-0 by Porto in Champions League

Woeful Leicester lost their unbeaten Champions League record as a second string side suffered a humiliating 5-0 thumping in Porto.

Tottenham end losing Wembley run to book Europa League place

Tottenham end losing Wembley run to book Europa League place

Tottenham's winless Wembley run is over but their Europa League campaign has just begun after Mauricio Pochettino's men sealed a 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow.

Higuain scores as Juventus beat Dinamo Zagreb to top Group H

Higuain scores as Juventus beat Dinamo Zagreb to top Group H

Gonzalo Higuain's stunning strike saw Juventus finish on top of Champions League Group H as they beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in Turin.

Marco Reus levels late as Dortmund edge Real Madrid to win group

Marco Reus levels late as Dortmund edge Real Madrid to win group

Real Madrid squandered a two-goal lead and with it top spot in Group F as record-breaking Borussia Dortmund fought back to draw 2-2 late on at the Bernabeu.

Napoli secure top spot in group after victory at Benfica

Napoli secure top spot in group after victory at Benfica

Napoli secured top spot in Group B with a 2-1 victory at Benfica as both sides progressed into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Rostov advance to Europa League after goalless draw with PSV

Rostov advance to Europa League after goalless draw with PSV

Rostov battled to a goalless draw in their final Champions League Group D fixture away at PSV Eindhoven, which was enough for the Russians to reach the Europa League.

Bayern Munich edge Atletico Madrid with Lewandowski free kick

Bayern Munich edge Atletico Madrid with Lewandowski free kick

Robert Lewandowski's first-half free kick proved enough to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena and end the Spanish side's hopes of finishing their Champions League Group D campaign with six wins from six.

Patrick Roberts goal helps Celtic draw at Man City

Patrick Roberts goal helps Celtic draw at Man City

Patrick Roberts scored against his parent club as Celtic held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in their final Champions League Group C game.

Turan scores hat trick as Barcelona pound Borussia Monchengladbach

Turan scores hat trick as Barcelona pound Borussia Monchengladbach

Arda Turan scored a second-half hat-trick as Barcelona took out their domestic frustrations on Borussia Monchengladbach with a 4-0 mauling at the Nou Camp.

PSG settle for second in Group A after being held by Ludogorets

PSG settle for second in Group A after being held by Ludogorets

Paris Saint-Germain missed out on the chance to top Champions League Group A as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Ludogorets.

Lucas Perez hits hat trick as Arsenal beat Basel to top group

Lucas Perez hits hat trick as Arsenal beat Basel to top group

Lucas Perez scored a hat trick as Arsenal beat Basel 4-1 in the Champions League to top Group A ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.

Dynamo Kiev smash six past nine-man Besiktas

Dynamo Kiev smash six past nine-man Besiktas

Dynamo Kiev crashed out of the Champions League on a high after crushing nine-man Besiktas 6-0 at the Olympic Stadium.

Rostov shock Bayern Munich for first Champions League win

Rostov shock Bayern Munich for first Champions League win

Rostov went toe to toe with Bayern Munich and emerged with a shock 3-2 victory thanks to Christian Noboa's decisive free-kick.

Atletico Madrid win Group D as PSV Eindhoven suffer in Spain

Atletico Madrid win Group D as PSV Eindhoven suffer in Spain

Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann scored the goals as Atletico Madrid locked down top spot in Champions League Group D with victory over PSV Eindhoven.

Manchester City advance after draw vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

Manchester City advance after draw vs. Borussia Monchengladbach

Manchester City secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona cruise into knockout stage

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona cruise into knockout stage

Celtic were knocked out of Europe as a Lionel Messi double gave Barcelona a 2-0 Champions League win at Parkhead.

Dynamo Kiev hold Group B leaders Napoli to goalless draw

Dynamo Kiev hold Group B leaders Napoli to goalless draw

Napoli failed to open up a lead at the top of Champions League Group B as Dynamo Kiev held them to a goalless draw at the Stadio San Paolo.

Aboubakar seals stunning comeback for Besiktas vs. Benfica

Aboubakar seals stunning comeback for Besiktas vs. Benfica

Besiktas produced a stunning comeback to keep their Champions League hopes alive with a 3-3 home draw against Benfica.

Goalless draw leaves Ludogorets and Basel battling for Europa League

Goalless draw leaves Ludogorets and Basel battling for Europa League

Ludogorets' and Basel's battle to get out of the Champions League basement and into the Europa League will go to the sixth matchday after the teams could not be separated in Bulgaria.

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Cristiano Ronaldo free kick helps Real Madrid win Club World Cup
Real Madrid 1 - 0 Gremio

Cristiano Ronaldo free kick helps Real Madrid win Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 and claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final
Al Jazira 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final

Gareth Bale was the surprise hero as Real Madrid survived a shock against outsiders Al Jazira to win 2-1 in Wednesday's extra dramatic Club World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi.

Real Madrid play PSG in Champions League, Chelsea get Barcelona
Champions League round of 16 draw

Real Madrid play PSG in Champions League, Chelsea get Barcelona

Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or to pull level with Lionel Messi
Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or to pull level with Lionel Messi

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won the fifth Ballon d'Or of his career on Thursday, matching Lionel Messi as the most-awarded winner of one of the sport's top individual honours.

Coutinho nets hat trick as Liverpool thrash Spartak to win group
Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak

Coutinho nets hat trick as Liverpool thrash Spartak to win group

A scintillating display of football from Liverpool's Fab Four saw Jurgen Klopp's side blaze their way into the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.

Manchester City fall to first defeat as Shakhtar seal progress with win
Shakhtar 2 - 1 Manchester City

Manchester City fall to first defeat as Shakhtar seal progress with win

Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou strike as Spurs seal easy win
Tottenham 3 - 0 Apoel Nicosia

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou strike as Spurs seal easy win

Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou scored their first goals for Tottenham goal as Spurs strolled into the Champions League round of 16 by beating Apoel Nicosia.

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs another record as Real Madrid beat Dortmund
Real Madrid 3 - 2 Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs another record as Real Madrid beat Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Bernabeu.

Napoli out of Champions League after losing to 10-man Feyenoord
Feyenoord 2 - 1 Napoli

Napoli out of Champions League after losing to 10-man Feyenoord

Feyenoord finally secured their first points in Champions League Group F, rallying from a goal down to beat Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday, costing the Serie A side a spot in the round of 16.

Sevilla draw with Maribor to book passage to round of 16
Maribor 1 - 1 Sevilla

Sevilla draw with Maribor to book passage to round of 16

Sevilla qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday.

10-man FC Porto go through as they hit Monaco for five
FC Porto 5 - 2 Monaco

10-man FC Porto go through as they hit Monaco for five

Ten-man Porto advanced out of Group G with a 5-2 defeat of a disappointing Monaco side, who also went down a man at the Estadio do Dragao.

Red Bull Leipzig out after Besiktas defeat and FC Porto win
Red Bull Leipzig 1 - 2 Besiktas

Red Bull Leipzig out after Besiktas defeat and FC Porto win

RB Leipzig's Champions League debut ended in a 2-1 home loss to Group G winner Besiktas on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich see off PSG, who hang on to win Group B
Bayern Munich 3 - 1 PSG

Bayern Munich see off PSG, who hang on to win Group B

Bayern Munich got a little payback against Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night in Group B.

Cuadrado on target as Juventus progress with win at Olympiacos
Olympiacos 0 - 2 Juventus

Cuadrado on target as Juventus progress with win at Olympiacos

Juventus secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory against Olympiakos in Greece.

Barcelona finish UCL Group D campaign with victory over Sporting
Barcelona 2-0 Sporting Lisbon

Barcelona finish UCL Group D campaign with victory over Sporting

Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Camp Nou.

Lukaku and Rashford on target as Man United edge past CSKA Moscow
Man United 2 - 1 CSKA Moscow

Lukaku and Rashford on target as Man United edge past CSKA Moscow

Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho's men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.

Chelsea finish second as Atletico crash out of UCL after draw
Chelsea 1 - 1 Atletico

Chelsea finish second as Atletico crash out of UCL after draw

Chelsea missed a chance to finish top of Champions League Group C after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, who will settle for a Europa League spot.

Roma edge Qarabag to win Champions League Group C
Roma 1 - 0 Qarabag

Roma edge Qarabag to win Champions League Group C

Roma progressed to the Champions League knockout stage as Group C winners after beating Qarabag 1-0 on Tuesday.

Celtic into Europa League despite Anderlecht loss in finale
Celtic 0 - 1 Anderlecht

Celtic into Europa League despite Anderlecht loss in finale

Celtic will be playing European football after Christmas despite a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Anderlecht at Parkhead.

Barcelona reach Champions League knockouts with draw at Juventus
Juventus 0 - 0 Barcelona

Barcelona reach Champions League knockouts with draw at Juventus

Lionel Messi started on the bench as Barcelona secured their passage into the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw at Juventus.

Bayern Munich slip past Anderlecht despite sloppy display
Anderlecht 1 - 2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich slip past Anderlecht despite sloppy display

Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.

Basel strike late to put off Man United's round of 16 qualification
Basel 1 - 0 Man United

Basel strike late to put off Man United's round of 16 qualification

Manchester United were denied a place in the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang's late strike secured Basel a memorable, and deserved, victory.

Chelsea seal UCL knockout stage qualification with Qarabag rout
Qarabag 0 - 4 Chelsea

Chelsea seal UCL knockout stage qualification with Qarabag rout

Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.

Antoine Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid's UCL hopes alive
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Roma

Antoine Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid's UCL hopes alive

Antoine Griezmann's stunning goal kept Atletico Madrid's Champions League hopes alive as they grabbed a vital victory over Roma.

Neymar, Cavani strike twice as PSG thrash hapless Celtic
PSG 7 - 1 Celtic

Neymar, Cavani strike twice as PSG thrash hapless Celtic

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.

Sterling scores winner as Man City secure top spot in Group F
Man City 1 - 0 Feyenoord

Sterling scores winner as Man City secure top spot in Group F

Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.

Ronaldo, Benzema braces as Real Madrid rout Apoel Nicosia
Apoel Nicosia 0 - 6 Real Madrid

Ronaldo, Benzema braces as Real Madrid rout Apoel Nicosia

Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory against Apoel Nicosia.

Napoli crush Shakhtar to stay alive
Napoli 3 - 0 Shakhtar

Napoli crush Shakhtar to stay alive

Lorenzo Insigne's magical strike broke Shakhtar Donetsk's defences and Napoli went on to a 3-0 win, which gives them hope of Champions League progress.

Liverpool throw away three-goal lead in Sevilla draw
Sevilla 3 - 3 Liverpool

Liverpool throw away three-goal lead in Sevilla draw

Liverpool squandered a three-goal half-time lead to throw away the chance of early Champions League qualification as Sevilla netted a 93rd-minute equaliser in Spain.

Tottenham come from behind to beat Dortmund and seal top spot
Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Tottenham

Tottenham come from behind to beat Dortmund and seal top spot

Son Heung-Min proved the scourge of Borussia Dortmund again as his late winner ensured Tottenham will go through to the Champions League round of 16 as group winners.