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Champions Chelsea stunned by Burnley to open season

Champions Chelsea stunned by Burnley to open season

Chelsea made a dismal start to their Premier League title defence as they fell to a 3-2 defeat by Burnley that featured red cards for Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas.

Wayne Rooney goal gives Everton victory over Stoke

Wayne Rooney goal gives Everton victory over Stoke

Wayne Rooney's first goal back in blue inspired boyhood club Everton to a narrow opening-weekend victory against Stoke.

Watford deny Liverpool in injury time to secure thrilling draw

Watford deny Liverpool in injury time to secure thrilling draw

Miguel Britos scrambled home a controversial injury-time equaliser as Watford held Liverpool in a six-goal thriller at Vicarage Road.

Arsenal rally late to defeat Leicester on opening night

Arsenal rally late to defeat Leicester on opening night

Arsenal erased a pair of deficits to open the Premier League season with a thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City at the Emirates on Friday night.

Depay on target as Lyon beat Rennes, Troyes hand Nice second-straight loss

Depay on target as Lyon beat Rennes, Troyes hand Nice second-straight loss

Lyon held on to win their second match in as many tries in Ligue 1 this season with a 2-1 victory at Rennes.

Real Madrid outclass Manchester United to claim European Super Cup

Real Madrid outclass Manchester United to claim European Super Cup

Manchester United were outclassed at times as Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup to give Jose Mourinho food for thought at the start of his second season in the hot seat.

Arsenal win Community Shield on penalties as Courtois misses in shootout

Arsenal win Community Shield on penalties as Courtois misses in shootout

FA Cup winners Arsenal beat Premier League champions Chelsea to win the Community Shield on penalties after Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata missed spot-kicks in a shootout at Wembley.

Arsenal v Chelsea: Back Wenger's boys to continue winning Wembley habit

Arsenal v Chelsea: Back Wenger's boys to continue winning Wembley habit

The north Londoners have won on their previous seven visits to the national stadium and they look good value to do so again.

Nice stumble out of the gate

Nice stumble out of the gate

Nice, who flew out of the blocks last season and were long-time leaders of Ligue 1, suffered a 1-0 defeat to St Etienne, with Jonathan Bamba scoring the only goal in the fourth minute.

Trippier hurt as Kane and Eriksen goals see Tottenham past Juventus

Trippier hurt as Kane and Eriksen goals see Tottenham past Juventus

Tottenham finished their preseason slate with an impressive 2-0 win over Juventus at Wembley, but they were left sweating on the fitness of Kieran Trippier ahead of next weekend's Premier League curtain-raiser at Newcastle.

Woodburn, Solanke shine as Liverpool end preseason with another win

Woodburn, Solanke shine as Liverpool end preseason with another win

Liverpool concluded their preseason schedule with a convincing 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening.

Bayern edge Dortmund on penalties to win German Super Cup

Bayern edge Dortmund on penalties to win German Super Cup

Bayern Munich found a late equaliser before beating Borussia Dortmund 5-4 on penalties to claim the German Super Cup after the game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes.

PSG show off Neymar, then beat Amiens in opener without him

PSG show off Neymar, then beat Amiens in opener without him

Neymar stole the show without even playing as Paris Saint-Germain began their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Amiens.

Kylian Mbappe limps off as Monaco begin Ligue 1 run with win

Kylian Mbappe limps off as Monaco begin Ligue 1 run with win

Kylian Mbappe came off with an apparent injury as Monaco came from behind on two occasions to open their Ligue 1 title defence with a thrilling 3-2 victory against Toulouse on Friday night.

Everton meet Hajduk Split in Europa League playoff, Milan face Shkendija

Everton meet Hajduk Split in Europa League playoff, Milan face Shkendija

Everton play Croatian side Hajduk Split in the Europa League playoff round, while AC Milan have been drawn against Macedonian side Shkendija.

Liverpool face Hoffenheim in UCL playoff round, Napoli to meet Nice

Liverpool face Hoffenheim in UCL playoff round, Napoli to meet Nice

Liverpool will have to overcome Hoffenheim in a two-legged playoff to reach the group stages of the Champions League.

Neymar on joining PSG from Barcelona: I followed my heart

Neymar on joining PSG from Barcelona: I followed my heart

Neymar said he followed his heart after sealing his €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona.

Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero score as Man City ease past West Ham

Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero score as Man City ease past West Ham

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero were both on target as Manchester City rounded off their preseason with a comfortable 3-0 victory over West Ham.

Franck Kessie, Patrick Cutrone star as Milan finish UEL job vs. Craiova

Franck Kessie, Patrick Cutrone star as Milan finish UEL job vs. Craiova

AC Milan are through to the Europa League playoff round after beating Universitatea Craiova 3-0 on aggregate following a 2-0 second-leg win in the third qualifying round on Thursday.

Calvert-Lewin seals Everton passage in Europa League qualifying

Calvert-Lewin seals Everton passage in Europa League qualifying

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's calm finish kept Everton's bid for Europa League qualification on course as Ronald Koeman's men edged MFK Ruzomberok 1-0 in Slovakia.

Paris Saint-Germain announce signing of Neymar from Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain announce signing of Neymar from Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the signing of Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record €222 million fee after activating the Brazil international's buyout clause on Thursday.

Neymar leaves Barcelona as club accept €222m payment to terminate his contract

Neymar leaves Barcelona as club accept €222m payment to terminate his contract

Neymar is no longer a Barcelona player after the club accepted a payment of €222 million that activates the Brazilian star's buyout clause, clearing the way for a world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Lionel Messi wishes Neymar luck ahead of rumoured Paris Saint Germain move

Lionel Messi wishes Neymar luck ahead of rumoured Paris Saint Germain move

Lionel Messi bid farewell to Neymar after Barcelona confirmed that the Brazil star has told the club of his desire to move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid beats MLS All Stars on penalties after 1-1 draw

Real Madrid beats MLS All Stars on penalties after 1-1 draw

Real Madrid needed a penalty shootout to beat Major League Soccer's All-Star team after goals from Dom Dwyer and Borja Mayoral saw the teams end 1-1 after 90 minutes at Chicago's Soldier Field.

Forrest goal sends Celtic into Champions League playoffs

Forrest goal sends Celtic into Champions League playoffs

James Forrest's second-half strike gave Celtic a 1-0 win over Rosenborg and took the Hoops another step closer towards Champions League football.

Nice end Ajax's Champions League campaign, march to playoffs

Nice end Ajax's Champions League campaign, march to playoffs

Ajax failed to make it through to the Champions League qualifiers for the third consecutive year on Wednesday when they were eliminated on the away goals rule 3-3 on aggregate after a 2-2 home draw against Ligue 1 side Nice.

Juan Mata nets winner for Manchester United against Sampdoria

Juan Mata nets winner for Manchester United against Sampdoria

Nemanja Matic made his Manchester United debut as Jose Mourinho's side warmed up for the UEFA Super Cup with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria in Dublin.

Liverpool pay penalty as Atletico Madrid win shootout for Audi Cup

Liverpool pay penalty as Atletico Madrid win shootout for Audi Cup

Atletico Madrid were crowned winners of the Audi Cup after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over a much changed Liverpool at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich's poor pre-season continues with Napoli defeat

Bayern Munich's poor pre-season continues with Napoli defeat

Bayern Munich’s disastrous pre-season continued with a 2-0 defeat to Napoli, with the home fans at the Allianz Arena booing their team off the pitch at full time.

Manchester United finally sign Nemanja Matic

Manchester United finally sign Nemanja Matic

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Nemanja Matic for a reported ВЈ40 million, bringing an end to a lengthy transfer saga.

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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.