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Ireland hold Denmark to first leg stalemate

Ireland hold Denmark to first leg stalemate

Darren Randolph was the Republic of Ireland's hero as they returned from Denmark with a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw after surviving a stern test of their World Cup credentials.

Sergio Aguero goal sees Argentina to victory in Russia friendly

Sergio Aguero goal sees Argentina to victory in Russia friendly

Sergio Aguero left it late to fire Argentina to a 1-0 international friendly victory over future World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow.

Giroud and Griezmann score in France's easy win vs. Wales

Giroud and Griezmann score in France's easy win vs. Wales

France underlined their status as World Cup contenders next summer with an impressive 2-0 friendly win over Wales in Paris.

Lukaku, Lozano each score twice as Belgium, Mexico draw

Lukaku, Lozano each score twice as Belgium, Mexico draw

Mexico and Belgium played to a thrilling 3-3 draw in a friendly match in Brussels on Friday.

England and Germany cancel each other out in Wembley stalemate

England and Germany cancel each other out in Wembley stalemate

England made light of their injury worries as World Cup preparations got off to a promising start, with Gareth Southgate's young side fighting out a spirited goalless draw with Germany.

Johansson strikes as Sweden take upper hand against Italy

Johansson strikes as Sweden take upper hand against Italy

Italy must beat Sweden at San Siro on Monday to have any hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia after Jakob Johansson condemned the Azzurri to a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Stockholm.

Neymar nets penalty as Brazil ease to win over Japan in friendly

Neymar nets penalty as Brazil ease to win over Japan in friendly

Neymar scored a penalty and missed another in Brazil's 3-1 friendly win over Japan in France on Friday.

Croatia open three-goal lead over Greece after playoff first leg

Croatia open three-goal lead over Greece after playoff first leg

Croatia put one foot toward a place in Russia next year with a 4-1 win over Greece in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff on Thursday.

Controversial penalty hands Switzerland first-leg win vs. N. Ireland

Controversial penalty hands Switzerland first-leg win vs. N. Ireland

Northern Ireland experienced their own Thierry Henry moment in a World Cup playoff as Switzerland gained the upper hand in Belfast with a controversially-awarded penalty.

Scotland begin post-Strachan era with loss to Netherlands

Scotland begin post-Strachan era with loss to Netherlands

Scotland began life after Gordon Strachan with a 1-0 friendly defeat by Holland at Pittodrie after Memphis Depay netted a controversial winner.

Sublime Asensio strike helps Real past Las Palmas, stay in third

Sublime Asensio strike helps Real past Las Palmas, stay in third

Marco Asensio struck an instant classic as Real Madrid returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas.

Suso, Romagnoli strike as AC Milan ease past Sassuolo

Suso, Romagnoli strike as AC Milan ease past Sassuolo

Goals either side of half-time from Alessio Romagnoli and Suso gave AC Milan a 2-0 victory at Sassuolo on Sunday night.

Roma win Florence thriller

Roma win Florence thriller

Roma enjoyed a 12th consecutive Serie A away victory in this six-goal thriller with Fiorentina, including a brace from Gerson.

Napoli frustrated by Chievo

Napoli frustrated by Chievo

Napoli kept a clean sheet despite missing Pepe Reina, but were unable to break down an organised and rugged Chievo.

Eder saves Inter Milan from defeat with late goal against Torino

Eder saves Inter Milan from defeat with late goal against Torino

Inter Milan missed the chance to return to the top of Serie A after being held to a 1-1 draw by Torino.

Alvaro Morata strikes as Chelsea see off Manchester United

Alvaro Morata strikes as Chelsea see off Manchester United

A fine header from Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge as Manchester City stretched their advantage at the top of the Premier League.

Mario Balotelli scores and is sent off as Nice end bad run with win vs. Dijon

Mario Balotelli scores and is sent off as Nice end bad run with win vs. Dijon

Mario Balotelli scored the winner but was later sent off as struggling Nice ended a four-match Ligue 1 losing streak by beating Dijon 1-0 at home.

Juventus avoid slip up vs. Benevento through Juan Cuadrado

Juventus avoid slip up vs. Benevento through Juan Cuadrado

Juventus survived a scare as they came from behind to beat Serie A's bottom club Benevento 2-1 at home.

Manchester City extend Premier League lead with win over Arsenal

Manchester City extend Premier League lead with win over Arsenal

Manchester City secured their 10th win in 11 Premier League games, extending their lead at the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

Son Heung-Min strikes as Tottenham squeeze past Crystal Palace

Son Heung-Min strikes as Tottenham squeeze past Crystal Palace

Tottenham Hotspur got back to winning ways in domestic football as Son Heung-Min's goal proved enough to see off an unlucky Crystal Palace at Wembley.

Paco Alcacer brace guides Barcelona to victory over Sevilla

Paco Alcacer brace guides Barcelona to victory over Sevilla

Paco Alcacer was Barcelona's match-winner as his brace helped the LaLiga leaders make it 10 victories from 11 games with a 2-1 success over Sevilla.

Sampdoria defeat Genoa in Derby della Lantern

Sampdoria defeat Genoa in Derby della Lantern

Gaston Ramirez and Fabio Quagliarella fired Sampdoria to a 2-0 Serie A win at Genoa in the Derby della Lanterna.

Bayern Munich cruise past Borussia Dortmund with statement win

Bayern Munich cruise past Borussia Dortmund with statement win

Bayern Munich moved six points clear of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga table with a 3-1 victory in Der Klassiker at Signal Iduna Park.

Monaco score six past Guingamp

Monaco score six past Guingamp

Second-placed Monaco reacted to PSG's triumph by thumping Guingamp 6-0 at home.

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe on fire as PSG thrash Angers

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe on fire as PSG thrash Angers

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe both scored twice as Paris St Germain thrashed Angers 5-0 in Ligue 1.

Thomas Partey's late free kick gives Atletico victory at Depor

Thomas Partey's late free kick gives Atletico victory at Depor

Atletico Madrid needed an stoppage-time goal to avoid another poor result in La Liga, earning a hard-fought 1-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna from Thomas Partey's free kick on Saturday.

Four-goal Liverpool stroll at struggling West Ham

Four-goal Liverpool stroll at struggling West Ham

Liverpool deepened West Ham United's problems as they strolled to a 4-1 win at the London Stadium.

Peter Crouch rescues point for Stoke against Leicester

Peter Crouch rescues point for Stoke against Leicester

Peter Crouch's second-half header earned Stoke a point at home to Leicester and ensured a familiar scoreline at the bet365 Stadium.

AC Milan made to wait after AEK stalemate in Europa League

AC Milan made to wait after AEK stalemate in Europa League

AC Milan were made to wait for confirmed qualification from the Europa League group stage after being held to a 0-0 draw in a mediocre game at AEK Athens.

Arsenal qualify despite Red Star Belgrade stalemate

Arsenal qualify despite Red Star Belgrade stalemate

Arsenal qualified from the Europa League group stage despite being held to a 0-0 home draw by Red Star Belgrade, with rivals BATE Borisov being thrashed 5-2 in Cologne.

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Dele Alli at the double as Tottenham ease to win over Real Madrid
Tottenham 3 - 1 Real Madrid

Dele Alli at the double as Tottenham ease to win over Real Madrid

Tottenham delivered one of the finest victories in the club's history as Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-1 demolition of Real Madrid.

Liverpool inch toward knockout rounds with 3-0 win vs. Maribor
Liverpool 3 - 0 Maribor

Liverpool inch toward knockout rounds with 3-0 win vs. Maribor

Liverpool edged closer to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages with a workmanlike 3-0 win over Maribor.

Dortmund and Apoel on brink of UCL elimination after draw
Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 APOEL Nicosia

Dortmund and Apoel on brink of UCL elimination after draw

Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia played to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday which left both facing near-certain elimination from the Champions League.

Sevilla stay in second place with defeat of Spartak Moscow
Sevilla 2 - 1 Spartak Moscow

Sevilla stay in second place with defeat of Spartak Moscow

Sevilla beat Spartak Moscow 2-1 to avenge their demoralising loss to the Russian club two weeks ago and move to second place in Group E of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Manchester City hit four past Napoli to qualify for round of 16
Napoli 2 - 4 Manchester City

Manchester City hit four past Napoli to qualify for round of 16

A record-breaking goal from Sergio Aguero sent Manchester City into the Champions League knockout stages with a brilliant 4-2 win at Napoli.

Besiktas edge closer to qualification after heated Monaco draw
Besiktas 1 - 1 Monaco

Besiktas edge closer to qualification after heated Monaco draw

Cenk Tosun denied Monaco a much-needed lifeline in their bid to avoid early elimination from the Champions League as he salvaged a 1-1 draw for Group G leaders Besiktas.

Barcelona struggle, held to goalless draw at Olympiakos
Olympiakos 0 - 0 Barcelona

Barcelona struggle, held to goalless draw at Olympiakos

Barcelona failed to score in a Champions League group stage game for the first time in five years as Olympiakos held them to a goalless draw.

Juventus come back to seal draw at Sporting, keep hopes alive
Sporting 1 - 1 Juventus

Juventus come back to seal draw at Sporting, keep hopes alive

Gonzalo Higuain scored a late equaliser as Juventus drew with Sporting Lisbon 1-1 Tuesday to remain ahead of the Portuguese club in Group D of the Champions League.

Mile Svilar own goal helps hand Man United win over Benfica
Man United 2 - 0 Benfica

Mile Svilar own goal helps hand Man United win over Benfica

Manchester United are on the brink of reaching the Champions League knockout phase after teenage Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar unwittingly put Jose Mourinho's men on course for another narrow win.

PSG sail into last 16 as Kurzawa nets hat trick in rout of Anderlecht
PSG 5 - 0 Anderlecht

PSG sail into last 16 as Kurzawa nets hat trick in rout of Anderlecht

Left-back Layvin Kurzawa scored a second-half hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Anderlecht 5-0 to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich end Celtic's Champions League hopes at Parkhead
Celtic 1 - 2 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich end Celtic's Champions League hopes at Parkhead

Celtic exited the Champions League after a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in a pulsating encounter at Parkhead.

Atletico Madrid held to embarrassing draw vs. Qarabag
Atletico Madrid 1 - 1 Qarabag

Atletico Madrid held to embarrassing draw vs. Qarabag

Atletico Madrid were held by 10-man Qarabag to a 1-1 draw in Group C of the Champions League on Tuesday, further damaging their chances of advancing to the knockout stages.

CSKA Moscow hit back to beat Basel and keep Group A alive
Basel 1 - 2 CSKA Moscow

CSKA Moscow hit back to beat Basel and keep Group A alive

CSKA Moscow clawed back into Champions League contention on Tuesday with a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Basel on Tuesday.

Roma go top of Group C after easy win against Chelsea
Roma 3 - 0 Chelsea

Roma go top of Group C after easy win against Chelsea

Chelsea crumbled as Roma moved to the top of Champions League Group C with a 3-0 victory at Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night.

Neymar, Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci named to FIFPro World 11
FIFA awards

Neymar, Gianluigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci named to FIFPro World 11

Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar and Leonardo Bonucci are the new names in the 2017 FIFPro World 11, joining the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men's Player for second year running
FIFA awards

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men's Player for second year running

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi and Neymar to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award for the second year running.

Juventus battle back to beat Sporting in Turin
Juventus 2 - 1 Sporting

Juventus battle back to beat Sporting in Turin

Mario Mandzukic's 84th-minute header earned Juventus a much-needed home victory over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League.

Neymar, Mbappe both strike as PSG ease past Anderlecht
Anderlecht 0 - 4 PSG

Neymar, Mbappe both strike as PSG ease past Anderlecht

Paris Saint-Germain needed less than three minutes to stamp their authority on Wednesday's Champions League match against Anderlecht and coasted to a 4-0 victory over the Belgian champions.

Lionel Messi nets landmark goal as Barcelona beat Olympiakos
Barcelona 3 - 1 Olympiakos

Lionel Messi nets landmark goal as Barcelona beat Olympiakos

Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 3-1 victory at home to Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Hazard, Dzeko braces as Chelsea-Roma thriller ends in draw
Chelsea 3 - 3 Roma

Hazard, Dzeko braces as Chelsea-Roma thriller ends in draw

Eden Hazard and Edin Dzeko each scored twice as Chelsea rescued a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma to stay top of Champions League Group C.

Marcus Rashford bails out Man United in narrow win vs. Benfica
Benfica 0 - 1 Man United

Marcus Rashford bails out Man United in narrow win vs. Benfica

Manchester United continued their charge toward the Champions League knockout phase as Benfica's Mile Svilar, the competition's youngest-ever goalkeeper, was embarrassed by a Marcus Rashford free kick.

Bayern Munich breeze past Celtic at Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich 3 - 0 Celtic

Bayern Munich breeze past Celtic at Allianz Arena

Celtic discovered Bayern Munich are still very much a European force as the Hoops suffered a 3-0 drubbing in their Champions League clash at the Allianz Arena.

Basel stay second in Group A after seeing off CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow 0 - 2 Basel

Basel stay second in Group A after seeing off CSKA Moscow

Basel continued a strong start to their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid held to draw at 10-man Qarabag
Qarabag 0 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid held to draw at 10-man Qarabag

Goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic was 10-man Qarabag's hero as they collected a first ever Champions League group stage point by holding last season's semifinalists Atletico Madrid in Baku.

Liverpool hit seven past Maribor as Roberto Firmino bags brace
Maribor 0 - 7 Liverpool

Liverpool hit seven past Maribor as Roberto Firmino bags brace

Liverpool finally found their form in front of goal in a record-breaking 7-0 European away victory against hapless Maribor and finally kick-start their Champions League campaign.

Spartak Moscow run roughshod on Sevilla, scoring five times
Spartak Moscow 5 - 1 Sevilla

Spartak Moscow run roughshod on Sevilla, scoring five times

Spartak Moscow sliced broke open Sevilla with rapid counter-attacks to beat the Spanish team 5-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Dortmund's UCL hopes in jeopardy after draw with Apoel Nicosia
Apoel Nicosia 1 - 1 Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund's UCL hopes in jeopardy after draw with Apoel Nicosia

Borussia Dortmund's hopes of making the second round of the Champions League took a major blow after being held to a 1-1 at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday.

Augustin winner fires RB Leipzig past Porto in Group G
RB Leipzig 3 - 2 Porto

Augustin winner fires RB Leipzig past Porto in Group G

Eight years after the club's formation, Leipzig defeated Porto 3-2 on Tuesday for their first Champions League win with all goals coming in the first half.

Besiktas stay perfect in UCL after Tosun double sinks Monaco
Monaco 1 - 2 Besiktas

Besiktas stay perfect in UCL after Tosun double sinks Monaco

Cenk Tosun scored twice as Besiktas won 2-1 away to Monaco for a third straight win to move closer to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage on Tuesday.

Bernard double paces 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk past Feyenoord
Feyenoord 1 - 2 Shakhtar

Bernard double paces 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk past Feyenoord

Bernard scored twice to lead 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk past Feyenoord 2-1 and solidify the Ukrainian team's grip on second place in Group F of the Champions League on Tuesday.