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N'Golo Kante returns to haunt old club Leicester as Chelsea win

N'Golo Kante returns to haunt old club Leicester as Chelsea win

N'Golo Kante returned to the King Power Stadium to haunt Leicester as Premier League champions Chelsea triumphed 2-1 to notch up a third win in a row.

Harry Kane nets 100th goal for Tottenham in rout vs. Everton

Harry Kane nets 100th goal for Tottenham in rout vs. Everton

Harry Kane opened his Premier League account for the season and brought up a century of Tottenham goals, netting twice as Spurs turned over a sloppy Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park.

Real rotate and slip up at home to Levante

Real rotate and slip up at home to Levante

Reigning La Liga champions Real Madrid dropped points for the second game in a row as Ivi's early opener earned Levante their share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.

Manchester City win 5-0 as Liverpool's Mane is sent off

Manchester City win 5-0 as Liverpool's Mane is sent off

Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane scored twice as Manchester City eased past 10-man Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, winning 5-0 to move to the top of the Premier League table ahead of the afternoon matches as Sadio Mane was sent off.

Mbappe scores in debut as PSG cruise past 10-man Metz

Mbappe scores in debut as PSG cruise past 10-man Metz

Debutant Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani flexed their muscles as Paris St Germain romped to a 5-1 victory over 10-man Metz -- their first outing since putting together the most expensive forward line in the history of football.

Naby Keita, Timo Werner score in RB Leipzig win against Hamburg

Naby Keita, Timo Werner score in RB Leipzig win against Hamburg

Liverpool-bound Naby Keita opened the scoring as Hamburg's 100 percent winning start to the Bundesliga season ended following a 2-0 defeat at home to RB Leipzig.

Italy edges Israel to keep pressure on Spain

Italy edges Israel to keep pressure on Spain

Italy kept the pressure on Spain in the race for automatic World Cup qualification as Ciro Immobile scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Israel.

Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas lead Spain to rout of Liechtenstein

Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas lead Spain to rout of Liechtenstein

Alvaro Morata and substitute Iago Aspas each scored twice as Spain moved closer to the World Cup finals with an 8-0 win over Group G minnows Liechtenstein in Vaduz.

Germany put six past Norway to remain perfect in qualifying

Germany put six past Norway to remain perfect in qualifying

Germany coasted to a 6-0 victory over Norway with a four-goal first-half blitz to extend their 100 percent record to eight matches -- but it still was not enough to guarantee them World Cup qualification.

Marcus Rashford inspires England to victory over Slovakia

Marcus Rashford inspires England to victory over Slovakia

Marcus Rashford turned from zero to hero for England as he recovered from an early mistake to score and assist as the Three Lions beat Slovakia 2-1 to move a step closer to qualifying for the World Cup.

France held to shock goalless draw against tiny Luxembourg

France held to shock goalless draw against tiny Luxembourg

France's World Cup qualification hopes suffered a setback as they were held to a shock goalless draw at home to minnows Luxembourg.

Isco gives Spain huge win over Italy in crucial World Cup qualifier

Isco gives Spain huge win over Italy in crucial World Cup qualifier

Isco scored twice as Spain beat Italy 3-0 at the Bernabeu to move clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group G.

Mats Hummels' late header keeps Germany perfect in qualifying

Mats Hummels' late header keeps Germany perfect in qualifying

Mats Hummels' late header secured Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague to guarantee the world champions at least a playoff place from World Cup qualifying Group C.

Harry Kane on target as England cruise to win over Malta

Harry Kane on target as England cruise to win over Malta

England are on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after a 4-0 win in Malta on Friday night.

Uruguay and Argentina play to goalless draw in Montevideo

Uruguay and Argentina play to goalless draw in Montevideo

Argentina were unable wrest a top-four berth away from Uruguay in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying section after being held to a goalless draw in Montevideo.

Coutinho score as Brazil secure first place with Ecuador win

Coutinho score as Brazil secure first place with Ecuador win

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho put aside speculation about his club future to help Brazil beat Ecuador and secure a first-placed finish in their World Cup qualification group.

Ronaldo hat trick in Portugal win

Ronaldo hat trick in Portugal win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in Portugal's 5-1 win over minnows Faroe Islands. The victory keeps the Real Madrid striker's team in second place in Group B behind Switzerland, who eased past Andorra 3-0.

Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe lead France over Netherlands

Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe lead France over Netherlands

Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe underlined why they have had Europe's top sides chasing them all summer as they scored three goals between them in France's crushing 4-0 victory over Holland in a World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France.

Chelsea sign Leicester's Danny Drinkwater, Torino's Zappacosta

Chelsea sign Leicester's Danny Drinkwater, Torino's Zappacosta

Chelsea have signed midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester on a five-year contract, the Premier League champions have announced.

Tottenham beat Chelsea to sign Swansea striker Fernando Llorente

Tottenham beat Chelsea to sign Swansea striker Fernando Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Fernando Llorente from Swansea City, snatching him from under the noses of London rivals Chelsea.

Monaco star Kylian Mbappe follows Neymar in moving to PSG in huge deal

Monaco star Kylian Mbappe follows Neymar in moving to PSG in huge deal

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of striker Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

Juventus sign Benedikt Howedes from Schalke on loan for the season

Juventus sign Benedikt Howedes from Schalke on loan for the season

Juventus have completed the signing of defender Benedikt Howedes from Schalke on a one-year loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

Roma sign Patrik Schick from Sampdoria in club-record transfer

Roma sign Patrik Schick from Sampdoria in club-record transfer

Roma have announced the signing of Patrik Schick from Sampdoria on a five-year contract in a move that could be worth an overall €42 million.

Tottenham sign Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain

Tottenham sign Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain

Tottenham have completed the £23 million signing of Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain.

Liverpool announce deal for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool announce deal for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Liverpool have signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal in a deal worth up to £40 million.

Monaco complete signing of winger Keita Balde from Lazio

Monaco complete signing of winger Keita Balde from Lazio

Monaco have completed the signing of Senegal winger Keita Balde from Lazio on a five-year deal.

Marco Asensio scores brace but Real Madrid draw vs. Valencia

Marco Asensio scores brace but Real Madrid draw vs. Valencia

Marco Asensio prevented Real Madrid's belated title party from falling flat with a late equaliser to rescue a point against Valencia at the Bernabeu.

Napoli end Atalanta taboo

Napoli end Atalanta taboo

Napoli won 3-1 for the second time this season as Piotr Zielinski's thunderbolt launched a successful comeback against Atalanta.

Classy Ganso finish gives Sevilla narrow victory at Getafe

Classy Ganso finish gives Sevilla narrow victory at Getafe

Sevilla scored a 1-0 victory at Getafe, with Paulo Henrique Ganso producing a rare moment of quality to light up a mediocre contest.

Falcao scores brace, Mbappe sits as Monaco pound Marseille

Falcao scores brace, Mbappe sits as Monaco pound Marseille

In-form Radamel Falcao scored twice as champions Monaco extended their 100 percent start to the season with an emphatic 6-1 victory over Ligue 1 rivals Marseille.

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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.