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Basel stay second in Group A after seeing off CSKA Moscow

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

Manchester City stun Napoli with first-half blitz

Manchester City stun Napoli with first-half blitz

Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus saw Manchester City maintain their winning start in the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Napoli.

Tottenham hang on for big 1-1 draw against Real Madrid

Tottenham hang on for big 1-1 draw against Real Madrid

Harry Kane was the headline act but Hugo Lloris stole the show as the France international's stunning save helped earn Tottenham a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid.

Italy to play Sweden, Rep of Ireland to meet Denmark in World Cup playoff

Italy to play Sweden, Rep of Ireland to meet Denmark in World Cup playoff

Italy have been drawn against Sweden in the European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, while Republic of Ireland will meet Denmark.

Mauro Icardi's last-gasp penalty gives Inter 3-2 derby win

Mauro Icardi's last-gasp penalty gives Inter 3-2 derby win

Mauro Icardi plundered a hat trick to pile the pressure on AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella as Inter Milan came out on top in a thrilling Derby della Madonnina.

Valencia move into second place with thrilling defeat of Betis

Valencia move into second place with thrilling defeat of Betis

Valencia climbed to second in La Liga, but only after Real Betis threatened to stage a remarkable fightback before succumbing to a 6-3 loss.

Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes miss chances to join top three in Ligue 1

Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes miss chances to join top three in Ligue 1

Marseille, Bordeaux and Nantes all missed out on the chance to move into the top three of Ligue 1 after draws on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney penalty rescues Everton point at Brighton

Wayne Rooney penalty rescues Everton point at Brighton

A late Wayne Rooney penalty snatched a 1-1 draw for Everton at Brighton.

Manolo Gabbiadini brace earns Southampton a point against Newcastle

Manolo Gabbiadini brace earns Southampton a point against Newcastle

Manolo Gabbiadini's double rescued Southampton as his side twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 Premier League draw against Newcastle.

Napoli eighth wonder at Roma

Napoli eighth wonder at Roma

Lorenzo Insigne’s early strike proved enough, as Roma hit the woodwork twice, but Napoli conquered the Olimpico for an eighth straight win.

Luis Suarez strikes late to help Barcelona to draw with Atleti

Luis Suarez strikes late to help Barcelona to draw with Atleti

Luis Suarez's 82nd-minute header denied Atletico Madrid a first LaLiga win over Barcelona in seven years.

RB Leipzig beat Borussia Dortmund as unbeaten home run ends

RB Leipzig beat Borussia Dortmund as unbeaten home run ends

RB Leipzig ended Borussia Dortmund's club-record 41-game unbeaten run at home in the Bundesliga.

Cleverley hits late winner as Watford beat Arsenal to go fourth

Cleverley hits late winner as Watford beat Arsenal to go fourth

Arsenal gave away a lead to lose 2-1 away to Watford as Tom Cleverley netted an injury time winner.

Ciro Immobile scores twice as Lazio inflict home defeat on Juventus

Ciro Immobile scores twice as Lazio inflict home defeat on Juventus

Ciro Immobile scored twice in a 2-1 Lazio victory in Turin as Paulo Dybala failed to save Juventus from suffering their first home defeat in Serie A in more than two years.

Meunier double cancels out Jeannot wonder-strike in PSG win

Meunier double cancels out Jeannot wonder-strike in PSG win

Thomas Meunier scored twice to send Paris Saint-Germain six points clear at the top of Ligue 1 with a dramatic 2-1 win at struggling Dijon.

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks La Liga duck as Real Madrid beat Getafe

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks La Liga duck as Real Madrid beat Getafe

Cristiano Ronaldo atoned for a glaring miss by scoring his first La Liga goal of the season as Real Madrid defeated cross-city rivals Getafe 2-1.

Christian Eriksen fires Tottenham to Wembley win vs. Bournemouth

Christian Eriksen fires Tottenham to Wembley win vs. Bournemouth

Tottenham are finally off the mark at Wembley after Christian Eriksen sealed a narrow win over Bournemouth and his side's first Premier League victory under the arch.

Man City score seven against Stoke to go clear at top

Man City score seven against Stoke to go clear at top

Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a Manchester City masterclass as Pep Guardiola's freescoring side thrashed Stoke 7-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

Crystal Palace stun champions Chelsea to claim first league win of season

Crystal Palace stun champions Chelsea to claim first league win of season

Crystal Palace deservedly claimed a first Premier League win of the season with a 2-1 victory over champions Chelsea at Selhurst Park.

Bayern beat Freiburg 5-0 on Jupp Heynckes' return

Bayern beat Freiburg 5-0 on Jupp Heynckes' return

Bayern Munich marked the return of veteran coach Jupp Heynckes with an emphatic 5-0 win over Freiburg to get their hopes of retaining the Bundesliga title back on track.

Liverpool frustrated by Manchester United in goalless draw

Liverpool frustrated by Manchester United in goalless draw

Liverpool versus Manchester United again failed to live up to the hype as Jose Mourinho's safety-first policy saw him once more frustrate the hosts at Anfield.

Nabil Fekir claims late winner as Lyon issue major blow to Monaco

Nabil Fekir claims late winner as Lyon issue major blow to Monaco

Nabil Fekir netted an injury-time free kick as Lyon landed a 3-2 win over Monaco and a major blow on the visitors' hopes of catching Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain.

Lionel Messi at his best as hat trick carries Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi at his best as hat trick carries Argentina into World Cup

Argentina conceded after just 37 seconds in their must-win game against Ecuador -- but Lionel Messi came to the rescue as his side booked their place at next summer's World Cup.

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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.