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Shaqiri's late winner gives Switzerland control of their own destiny

Shaqiri's late winner gives Switzerland control of their own destiny

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a late winner to help Switzerland stun Serbia 2-1 in their second Group E game on Friday.

Ahmed Musa's two goals boost Nigeria to set up Argentina showdown

Ahmed Musa's two goals boost Nigeria to set up Argentina showdown

Ahmed Musa scored two superb goals as Nigeria jump-started their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D on Saturday.

Stoppage-time goals see Brazil past Costa Rica

Stoppage-time goals see Brazil past Costa Rica

Stoppage-time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil a 2-0 win over Costa Rica after they had seen a late penalty award overturned by VAR.

Juventus sign Can on four-year contract

Juventus sign Can on four-year contract

Emre Can has joined Serie A champions Juventus from Liverpool on a four-year contract.

Argentina's knockout-stage hopes in jeopardy after stunning loss to Croatia

Argentina's knockout-stage hopes in jeopardy after stunning loss to Croatia

Croatia advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 1998 with a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina on Thursday.

Kylian Mbappe strikes to send France through against Peru

Kylian Mbappe strikes to send France through against Peru

Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest-ever World Cup goal scorer at the age of 19 as his strike secured the 1-0 win that put France through to the round-of-16 and sent an unlucky Peru side out.

Australia salvage draw against Denmark with VAR-awarded penalty

Australia salvage draw against Denmark with VAR-awarded penalty

Mile Jedinak scored from a penalty given after a VAR review as Australia came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Denmark.

Diego Costa goal sees Spain hang on for nervy win against Iran

Diego Costa goal sees Spain hang on for nervy win against Iran

A scrappy second-half goal by Diego Costa broke Iran's stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win in a nerve-jangling World Cup clash on Wednesday.

Uruguay into knockouts with win vs Saudi Arabia

Uruguay into knockouts with win vs Saudi Arabia

Uruguay booked their place in the knockout stage with a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov, Russia, on Wednesday.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again to knock Morocco out

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again to knock Morocco out

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in two World Cup matches as Portugal won 1-0 against a Morocco side that created plenty of chances but were eliminated from the tournament.

Russia inch closer to knockout stage with comfortable defeat of Egypt

Russia inch closer to knockout stage with comfortable defeat of Egypt

Free-scoring Russia's World Cup dream continued with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Egypt in their second Group A match in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

Controversial goal helps Senegal surprise Poland in Group H

Controversial goal helps Senegal surprise Poland in Group H

Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by two shocking errors in the European side's defence.

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez sent off in defeat to Japan

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez sent off in defeat to Japan

Japan got their World Cup campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-1 win over Colombia, who suffered the tournament's first red card after only three minutes.

Harry Kane scores stoppage time winner for England vs. Tunisia

Harry Kane scores stoppage time winner for England vs. Tunisia

Harry Kane scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as England beat Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd.

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium ease to victory over Panama

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium ease to victory over Panama

Belgium laboured for large periods but still ran out comfortable 3-0 winners against Panama in Sochi.

Andreas Granqvist's second-half penalty leads Sweden over South Korea

Andreas Granqvist's second-half penalty leads Sweden over South Korea

Andreas Granqvist scored a 65th-minute penalty awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) as Sweden began their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Monday at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

Brazil held to shock draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

Brazil held to shock draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

Switzerland battled back from a goal down to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with Brazil as the two teams opened Group E play at Rostov Arena on Sunday.

Lozano strikes as Mexico stun holders Germany

Lozano strikes as Mexico stun holders Germany

Hirving Lozano was the Mexico hero as they beat reigning champions Germany 1-0 in a thrilling match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow -- their first loss in a World Cup opener since 1982.

Aleksandar Kolarov free kick gives Serbia win over Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov free kick gives Serbia win over Costa Rica

A superb second-half free kick from Aleksandar Kolarov was enough to give Serbia a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in a scrappy match at the Samara Arena.

Croatia defeat Nigeria in opener thanks to own goal and penalty

Croatia defeat Nigeria in opener thanks to own goal and penalty

Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday with an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty from Luka Modric to go top of World Cup Group D, one of the toughest and most unpredictable in the tournament.

Denmark withstand Peru's sustained attack to earn opening win

Denmark withstand Peru's sustained attack to earn opening win

Yussuf Poulsen scored the only goal in the second half to give Denmark a 1-0 win over Peru, who earlier missed a penalty in their Group C opener on Saturday.

Lionel Messi has penalty saved as Argentina held by Iceland

Lionel Messi has penalty saved as Argentina held by Iceland

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in their World Cup opener.

VAR penalty and late Paul Pogba goal see France past Australia

VAR penalty and late Paul Pogba goal see France past Australia

France snatched a 2-1 victory over Australia in a game that saw them awarded the first VAR penalty decision in World Cup history.

Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational hat trick rescues point for Portugal vs. Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational hat trick rescues point for Portugal vs. Spain

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick rescued Portugal a valuable point in a 3-3 draw against Spain in the two teams' much-anticipated Group B opener on Friday.

Iran beat Morocco with added time Aziz Bouhaddouz own goal

Iran beat Morocco with added time Aziz Bouhaddouz own goal

A heartbreaking stoppage-time own goal from substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz gave Iran a dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday.

Jose Gimenez secures opening-game win for Uruguay vs. Egypt

Jose Gimenez secures opening-game win for Uruguay vs. Egypt

Jose Gimenez scored an 89th-minute header to secure a 1-0 win for Uruguay against Egypt in their World Cup opener on Friday, just as the North Africans appeared to have escaped with a point despite missing key striker Mohamed Salah.

Russia ease to victory in World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia

Russia ease to victory in World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia

Hosts Russia got their World Cup off to a dream start with a thumping 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Moscow.

Fernando Hierro to coach Spain during World Cup following Julen Lopetegui sacking

Fernando Hierro to coach Spain during World Cup following Julen Lopetegui sacking

Fernando Hierro will take charge of Spain at the World Cup following Julen Lopetegui's sacking.

Spain's Julen Lopetegui sacked as coach ahead of World Cup

Spain's Julen Lopetegui sacked as coach ahead of World Cup

Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as Spain national coach on the eve of the World Cup, after agreeing to take over at Real Madrid.

Real Madrid hire Spain's Julen Lopetegui to take over as coach after World Cup

Real Madrid hire Spain's Julen Lopetegui to take over as coach after World Cup

Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui will take over as Real Madrid manager after the World Cup, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday, just two days before the tournament begins in Russia.

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Man United come back to beat Juventus after Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning volley
Juventus 1 - 2 Man United

Man United come back to beat Juventus after Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning volley

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning first Champions League goal for Juventus but former club Manchester United fought back for a 2-1 win in Turin.

Karim Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen
Viktoria Plzen 0 - 5 Real Madrid

Karim Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen

Real Madrid took a huge step towards clinching a spot in the Champions League knockout stage on Wednesday with a 5-0 rout of Viktoria Plzen as Karim Benzema scored two of four first-half goals for the Spanish giants.

Robert Lewandowski's double gives Bayern Munich win over AEK Athens
Bayern Munich 2 - 0 AEK Athens

Robert Lewandowski's double gives Bayern Munich win over AEK Athens

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored once in each half to give his team a 2-0 victory over AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday that put them two points clear at the top of Group E with two matches left.

Manchester City hammer Shakhtar Donetsk as Gabriel Jesus scores hat trick
Manchester City 6 - 0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City hammer Shakhtar Donetsk as Gabriel Jesus scores hat trick

Gabriel Jesus hit a hat-trick, including two penalties, as Manchester City marched closer to the knockout stage of the Champions League after crushing Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana goes from villain to hero as Benfica grab draw
Benfica 1 - 1 Ajax

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana goes from villain to hero as Benfica grab draw

Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana went from villain to hero as the Dutch side drew 1-1 at Benfica on Wednesday, gifting the hosts the lead before making a brilliant save with the last kick of the game to rescue a point.

Hoffenheim fight back to draw with Lyon and keep Champions League hopes alive
Lyon 2 - 2 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim fight back to draw with Lyon and keep Champions League hopes alive

Hoffenheim kept their slim hopes of extending their Champions League season afloat on Wednesday when they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with only 10 men at a rain-sodden Olympique Lyonnais.

Carlos Soler boosts Valencia's Champions League hopes with win over Young Boys
Valencia 3 - 1 Young Boys

Carlos Soler boosts Valencia's Champions League hopes with win over Young Boys

Valencia's Carlos Soler had a hand in all three goals as they beat Young Boys 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday, boosting their last-16 hopes with their first home win of the season.

Roma beat 10-man CSKA to close in on Champions League knockout stage
CSKA 1 - 2 Roma

Roma beat 10-man CSKA to close in on Champions League knockout stage

AS Roma put themselves on the brink of a place in the Champions League knockout stage when Lorenzo Pellegrini's first goal in the competition gave them a 2-1 win at 10-man CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Lorenzo Insigne earns Napoli battling draw away at Paris Saint-Germain
Napoli 1 - 1 Paris Saint-Germain

Lorenzo Insigne earns Napoli battling draw away at Paris Saint-Germain

Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain battled to a 1-1 draw in their Champions League match on Tuesday as Neymar produced a performance mixed with brilliance and petulance.

Harry Kane double keeps Tottenham Hotspur alive with win over PSV Eindhoven
Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 PSV

Harry Kane double keeps Tottenham Hotspur alive with win over PSV Eindhoven

Tottenham's Champions League campaign is still alive after two late Harry Kane goals game them a 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley.

Porto on brink of qualification after win over Lokomotiv Moscow
Porto 4 - 1 Lokomotiv Moscow

Porto on brink of qualification after win over Lokomotiv Moscow

Porto all but guaranteed themselves a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow, who have yet to register a point in the competition.

Atletico Madrid snap Dortmund's unbeaten run, get revenge with win
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Borussia Dortmund

Atletico Madrid snap Dortmund's unbeaten run, get revenge with win

Atletico Madrid dominated a toothless Borussia Dortmund to win 2-0 in their Champions League Group A match on Tuesday, exacting some revenge for last month's heavy loss in Germany and snapping their opponents' unbeaten run this season.

Barcelona remain atop Champions League Group B after Inter Milan draw
Inter Milan 1 - 1 Barcelona

Barcelona remain atop Champions League Group B after Inter Milan draw

Barcelona qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday after a compelling 1-1 draw away to Inter Milan as a late leveller from Mauro Icardi ended the Catalans' perfect record in this season's competition.

Red Star Belgrade shock Liverpool with Milan Pavkov double
Red Star Belgrade 2 - 0 Liverpool

Red Star Belgrade shock Liverpool with Milan Pavkov double

Liverpool face an uphill task to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League after suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Red Star Belgrade.

Monaco boss Thierry Henry suffers 4-0 UCL defeat at home to Club Brugge
Monaco 0 - 4 Club Brugge

Monaco boss Thierry Henry suffers 4-0 UCL defeat at home to Club Brugge

Club Brugge kept their Champions League hopes alive on Tuesday with a crushing 4-0 win over AS Monaco that extended coach Thierry Henry's winless start in the principality to five games.

Mohamed Salah reaches 50-goal plateau as Liverpool beat Red Star Belgrade
Liverpool 4 - 0 Red Star Belgrade

Mohamed Salah reaches 50-goal plateau as Liverpool beat Red Star Belgrade

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in Champions League Group C action on Wednesday night.

Barcelona beat Inter Milan to go clear in Champions League Group B
Barcelona 2 - 0 Inter Milan

Barcelona beat Inter Milan to go clear in Champions League Group B

Barcelona came through their first test without the injured Lionel Messi, earning a convincing 2-0 win at home to Inter Milan to take control of Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

Hector Herrera, Jesus Corona fire Porto atop Champions League Group D
Lokomotiv Moscow 1 - 3 Porto

Hector Herrera, Jesus Corona fire Porto atop Champions League Group D

Porto recovered from a shaky start to beat Lokomotiv Moscow 3-1 on Wednesday, with Mexico internationals Hector Herrera and Jesus Corona on the scoresheet.

Galatasaray, Schalke both left frustrated in Champions League Group D draw
Galatasaray 0 -0 Schalke

Galatasaray, Schalke both left frustrated in Champions League Group D draw

Galatasaray missed the chance to overtake Schalke in the Champions League Group D standings as they were held to a 0-0 draw by the German side on Wednesday.

Angel Di Maria snatches point for PSG with stoppage time beauty against Napoli
PSG 2 - 2 Napoli

Angel Di Maria snatches point for PSG with stoppage time beauty against Napoli

Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain avoided a defeat that could have derailed their Champions League campaign when Angel Di Maria curled in a delightful stoppage-time equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Napoli on Wednesday.

Dortmund thrash Atletico Madrid with Raphael Guerreiro brace to top Group A
Borussia Dortmund 4 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Dortmund thrash Atletico Madrid with Raphael Guerreiro brace to top Group A

Borussia Dortmund cruised past Atletico Madrid 4-0 in their Champions League match on Wednesday with two goals from substitute Raphael Guerreiro helping propel them to the top of Group A.

Thierry Henry collects point in first Champions League game with Monaco
Club Brugge 1 - 1 Monaco

Thierry Henry collects point in first Champions League game with Monaco

Monaco earned the first point of their disappointing Champions League campaign on Wednesday in their first European outing under Thierry Henry but their 1-1 draw at Club Brugge still left both sides with little chance of making the knockout stages.

Tottenham concede late to draw with PSV Eindhoven after Hugo Lloris sent off
PSV 2 - 2 Tottenham

Tottenham concede late to draw with PSV Eindhoven after Hugo Lloris sent off

Captain Luuk de Jong struck a late equaliser for PSV Eindhoven as they drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, a result that did little for either side's Champions League ambitions.

Juventus defeat Manchester United in Cristiano Ronaldo's Old Trafford return
Manchester United 0 - 1 Juventus

Juventus defeat Manchester United in Cristiano Ronaldo's Old Trafford return

An impressive Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday to take command of Champions League Group H with a maximum nine points from three games and demonstrate just how far Jose Mourinho's side are from Europe's elite.

Man City cruise to win vs. Shakhtar as David and Bernardo Silva star
Shakhtar 0 - 3 Man City

Man City cruise to win vs. Shakhtar as David and Bernardo Silva star

Manchester City began to pull their weight like proper Champions League heavyweights when they became the first English team to win at Shakhtar Donetsk in European competition with a 3-0 win in their group F match in Kharkiv on Tuesday.

Joelinton's stoppage-time score gives Hoffenheim draw with Lyon
Hoffenheim 3 - 0 Lyon

Joelinton's stoppage-time score gives Hoffenheim draw with Lyon

Hoffenheim's Joelinton scored in stoppage time to give the German club a dramatic 3-3 draw against Olympique Lyon in a rollecoaster Champions League Group F match on Tuesday.

Edin Dzeko nets twice as Roma keep solid home form over CSKA Moscow
Roma 3 - 0 CSKA Moscow

Edin Dzeko nets twice as Roma keep solid home form over CSKA Moscow

AS Roma's Edin Dzeko drew level with Barcelona's Lionel Messi at the top of this season's Champions League scoring charts as the Italians set the pace in Group G with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.

Karim Benzema, Marcelo score to lift Real Madrid past Viktoria Plzen
Real Madrid 2 - 1 Viktoria Plzen

Karim Benzema, Marcelo score to lift Real Madrid past Viktoria Plzen

Real Madrid held onto a 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in Champions League Group G action on Tuesday.

Ajax slip past Benfica with late strike from Noussair Mazraoui
Ajax 1 - 0 Benfica

Ajax slip past Benfica with late strike from Noussair Mazraoui

Noussair Mazraoui scored an injury-time winner as Ajax claimed what could be a vital 1-0 win over Benfica in their Champions League Group E clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Tuesday.

Young Boys draw Valencia, earn first ever point in Champions League
Young Boys 1 - 1 Valencia

Young Boys draw Valencia, earn first ever point in Champions League

Champions League debutants Young Boys scored their first goal and picked up their first ever point in the competition with a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Valencia on Tuesday.