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

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.

In-form Lyon with a 5-0 win at Troyes

In-form Lyon with a 5-0 win at Troyes

Memphis Depay fired a second-half hat-trick as in-form Lyon won 5-0 at Ligue 1 rivals Troyes.

Neymar sent off but Cavani salvages PSG draw at Marseille

Neymar sent off but Cavani salvages PSG draw at Marseille

Edinson Cavani's stoppage-time free kick clinched Paris St Germain a 2-2 draw and denied Marseille their first win over their arch-rivals in nearly six years.

Marco Asensio stars as Real Madrid beat Eibar, win fourth straight

Marco Asensio stars as Real Madrid beat Eibar, win fourth straight

Marco Asensio had a hand in two goals as Real Madrid recorded their fourth successive La Liga win with a routine 3-0 success over Eibar.

Khedira hat trick as 10-man Juve roll

Khedira hat trick as 10-man Juve roll

Ten-man Juventus bounced back from last week's defeat to Lazio with a 6-2 pounding of Udinese at the Dacia Arena.

Harry Kane scores twice as Liverpool thrashed by Spurs

Harry Kane scores twice as Liverpool thrashed by Spurs

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur brushed Liverpool aside 4-1 at Wembley on an afternoon of glaring defensive frailty from Jurgen Klopp's visitors.

Kevin Gameiro nets winner as Atletico Madrid edge Celta Vigo

Kevin Gameiro nets winner as Atletico Madrid edge Celta Vigo

Kevin Gameiro scored Atletico Madrid's winner as they defeated Celta Vigo 1-0 at Balaidos to move up to third in La Liga.

Leonardo Bonucci sent off as AC Milan draw with Genoa

Leonardo Bonucci sent off as AC Milan draw with Genoa

Leonardo Bonucci's latest lapse in concentration may end up costing Vincenzo Montella his job at big-spending AC Milan.

Arsenal pile pressure on struggling Everton with big win at Goodison

Arsenal pile pressure on struggling Everton with big win at Goodison

The pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman increased as his side dropped into the relegation zone after a 5-2 defeat to Arsenal at Goodison Park.

Valencia thrash miserable Sevilla to threaten leaders Barca

Valencia thrash miserable Sevilla to threaten leaders Barca

Goncalo Guedes struck twice and set up another as he fired in-form Valencia to a 4-0 win over Sevilla on Saturday, helping the hosts move within one point of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Napoli stay top in Serie A but winning run ends in draw with Inter

Napoli stay top in Serie A but winning run ends in draw with Inter

Napoli saw their 100 percent start to the Serie A season ended as they were held to a 0-0 draw by second-placed Inter Milan at the Stadio San Paolo.

Monaco see off Caen to keep up pressure on leaders PSG

Monaco see off Caen to keep up pressure on leaders PSG

Monaco returned to winning ways after beating Caen 2-0 at Stade Louis II.

Bayern Munich with a slim win at Hamburg

Bayern Munich with a slim win at Hamburg

Bayern Munich drew level with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win at 10-man Hamburg.

Dortmund draw at Eintracht after wasting two-goal lead

Dortmund draw at Eintracht after wasting two-goal lead

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund's mini-slump continued on Saturday as they wasted a two-goal lead and settled for a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Controversial goal helps Barcelona see off Malaga

Controversial goal helps Barcelona see off Malaga

Barcelona maintained their four-point lead at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over bottom club Malaga at the Nou Camp, where Gerard Deulofeu's early goal should have been ruled out.

Sergio Aguero matches record as Manchester City beat Burnley

Sergio Aguero matches record as Manchester City beat Burnley

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City's goal-scoring record as the Premier League leaders saw off hard-working Burnley 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Huddersfield shock Manchester United with famous victory

Huddersfield shock Manchester United with famous victory

Huddersfield are celebrating one of their best wins in decades after Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre brought Manchester United's unbeaten Premier League start to a shock halt.

Batshuayi brace inspires Chelsea to victory against Watford

Batshuayi brace inspires Chelsea to victory against Watford

Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score twice as Chelsea fought back from behind to win a six-goal thriller against Watford.

Goretzka, Burgstaller score as Schalke beat Mainz, move to fourth

Goretzka, Burgstaller score as Schalke beat Mainz, move to fourth

Schalke moved up to fourth in the Bundesliga for 24 hours at least thanks to a 2-0 victory over Mainz at the Veltins Arena on Friday night.

Isaac Mbenza goal helps Montpellier upend Saint-Etienne

Isaac Mbenza goal helps Montpellier upend Saint-Etienne

Isaac Mbenza's goal gave Montpellier a 1-0 win away to Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1.

Lazio fightback conquers Nice

Lazio fightback conquers Nice

Mario Balotelli gave Nice an early lead but it was not enough to prevent Lazio from emerging convincing 3-1 winners at the Stade de Nice.

Everton's struggles continue with Europa League defeat to Lyon

Everton's struggles continue with Europa League defeat to Lyon

Everton boss Ronald Koeman was forced to endure more disappointment as Lyon consigned his side to an ill-tempered defeat and more Europa League misery.

Arsenal edge 10-man Red Star Belgrade thanks to Giroud

Arsenal edge 10-man Red Star Belgrade thanks to Giroud

Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash.

England's Ashes Hopes Turn to Dust Without Stokes Appeal

England's Ashes Hopes Turn to Dust Without Stokes Appeal

Those are the opinions of England's Ashes line-up from an Aussie, two Englishmen and an adopted Londoner who has let his patriotic mask slip a little in recent years.

Juventus battle back to beat Sporting in Turin

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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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.