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Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as coach to replace Antonio Conte

Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as coach to replace Antonio Conte

Chelsea completed the long-expected hiring of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager on Saturday, appointing him after parting ways with Antonio Conte.

Belgium claim third place in World Cup with victory over England

Belgium claim third place in World Cup with victory over England

Thomas Meunier scored in the opening minutes and Eden Hazard added a goal late as Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the World Cup's third-place game in St. Petersburg.

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

Chelsea have sacked coach Antonio Conte, paving the way for Maurizio Sarri to take over.

Croatia beat England in extra time to reach World Cup final after Mandzukic goal

Croatia beat England in extra time to reach World Cup final after Mandzukic goal

Croatia will take on France in the World Cup final -- their first ever appearance in one -- after beating England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow thanks to a Mario Mandzukic goal.

Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in club-record deal

Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in club-record deal

Manchester City have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, the clubs announced on Tuesday.

France reach World Cup final as Samuel Umtiti goal beats Belgium

France reach World Cup final as Samuel Umtiti goal beats Belgium

France will play in the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 after beating Belgium 1-0 thanks to a goal from Samuel Umtiti in St Petersburg on Tuesday evening.

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to sign with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to sign with Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to sign with Italian champions Juventus, both clubs announced on Tuesday.

Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia oust Russia in another shootout to reach World Cup semifinals

Croatia won a second consecutive penalty shootout 4-3 to advance to the World Cup semifinals, ending the tournament for hosts Russia, who had equalised late in extra time.

England reach World Cup semifinal thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli

England reach World Cup semifinal thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli

England have reached their first World Cup semifinal since 1990 after goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli secured a 2-0 victory over Sweden in Samara.

De Bruyne fires Belgium past Brazil and into semi-finals

De Bruyne fires Belgium past Brazil and into semi-finals

Belgium blew away Brazil to claim a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup, with an own goal from Fernandinho and a strike from Kevin De Bruyne giving them a 2-1 win.

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis as Varane, Griezmann strike

France beat Uruguay to reach World Cup semis as Varane, Griezmann strike

France reached the World Cup semifinals after a relatively straightforward win over Uruguay courtesy of goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

Gianluigi Buffon seals move to join Paris Saint-Germain at age 40

Gianluigi Buffon seals move to join Paris Saint-Germain at age 40

Gianluigi Buffon has begun his new adventure with Paris Saint-Germain following 17 years with Juventus.

England eliminate Colombia on penalties, reach first quarterfinal since 2006

England eliminate Colombia on penalties, reach first quarterfinal since 2006

England advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Colombia on a dramatic evening in Moscow on Tuesday.

Forsberg strikes to put Sweden in quarterfinals with win over Switzerland

Forsberg strikes to put Sweden in quarterfinals with win over Switzerland

A deflected goal from Emil Forsberg was enough to take Sweden into the Word Cup quarterfinals as they beat Switzerland 1-0 in a scrappy match in St Petersburg.

Belgium mount stunning comeback from two down to beat Japan in injury time

Belgium mount stunning comeback from two down to beat Japan in injury time

Nacer Chadli scored deep into second-half stoppage time to complete Belgium's 3-2 comeback win against Japan in the World Cup round of 16 on Monday.

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Brazil reached the World Cup quarterfinals after Neymar scored and assisted in a 2-0 win over a Mexico side that saw their "fifth game" curse continue.

Croatia win penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals

Croatia win penalty shootout to reach quarter-finals

Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to take their place in the World Cup quarterfinals on a dramatic night that saw Kasper Schmeichel save a Luka Modric penalty late in extra time before Modric beat him in a see-saw shootout.

World Cup hosts Russia knock out Spain on penalties

World Cup hosts Russia knock out Spain on penalties

Hosts Russia went through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on penalties on a dramatic afternoon in Moscow.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani strikes twice to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani strikes twice to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal out

Two goals from Edinson Cavani earned Uruguay a place in the World Cup quarterfinals as they ended the dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal with a 2-1 win in Sochi.

Kylian Mbappe dumps out Argentina with devastating double

Kylian Mbappe dumps out Argentina with devastating double

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France dumped Lionel Messi and Argentina out of the World Cup with a 4-3 win in an outstanding round-of-16 tie in Kazan.

Adnan Januzaj strike secures Belgium top spot

Adnan Januzaj strike secures Belgium top spot

Belgium finished top of Group G after a 1-0 win over England in Kaliningrad, but find themselves in the tougher side of the knockout draw -- containing the likes of Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and France -- and face Japan in the round of 16.

Tunisia secure third place in Group G with defeat of Panama

Tunisia secure third place in Group G with defeat of Panama

Neatly-taken second-half goals by Fakhreddine Ben Yousseff and Wahbi Khazri gave Tunisia a 2-1 victory over Panama in their final Group G match in Saransk on Thursday and secured the North Africans their first World Cup finals win in 40 years.

Colombia win to top Group H and eliminate Senegal on fair play

Colombia win to top Group H and eliminate Senegal on fair play

Colombia defeated Senegal 1-0 to advance to the World Cup round of 16 as Group H winners in a result that sent the African side out of the competition on the fair play ranking.

Japan lose to Poland but qualify for World Cup round of 16 via fair play from Senegal

Japan lose to Poland but qualify for World Cup round of 16 via fair play from Senegal

Japan lost to Poland but qualified for the World Cup round of 16 by virtue of a better disciplinary record than Group F rivals Senegal.

Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland advance to knockout stage after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite allowing a late lead to slip away in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in their Group E finale.

Brazil top Group E with win vs. Serbia, will face Mexico in round of 16

Brazil top Group E with win vs. Serbia, will face Mexico in round of 16

Brazil finished Group E winners with a 2-0 victory over Serbia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

Sweden demolish Mexico, but both teams advance to knockout stage

Sweden demolish Mexico, but both teams advance to knockout stage

Sweden advanced to the World Cup round of 16 as Group F winners after a 3-0 win over Mexico, who still advanced thanks to Germany's defeat to South Korea on Wednedsay.

Germany's shame as holders dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat

Germany's shame as holders dumped out of World Cup after Korea defeat

Holders Germany were knocked out of the World Cup on a stunning afternoon in Group F, courtesy of a 2-0 defeat against South Korea.

Naby Keita joins Liverpool, takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt

Naby Keita joins Liverpool, takes Steven Gerrard's No. 8 shirt

Liverpool have announced that new signing Naby Keita will be given the No. 8 shirt last worn by former captain Steven Gerrard.

AC Milan banned from Europa League over financial fair play violations

AC Milan banned from Europa League over financial fair play violations

AC Milan have been excluded from playing in the Europa League next season after breaching UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) regulations, pending an appeal.

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Diego Costa nets brace as Atletico Madrid claim UEFA Super Cup crown over Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2 - 4 Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa nets brace as Atletico Madrid claim UEFA Super Cup crown over Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.

Celtic bounced from Champions League by AEK Athens
AEK Athens 2 - 1 Celtic

Celtic bounced from Champions League by AEK Athens

AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki gave Greek football fans plenty to cheer about as both clubs reached the Champions League playoff round and joined three former winners of Europe's elite club competition on Tuesday.

Odsonne Edouard double helps Celtic to two-goal advantage over Rosenborg
Celtic 3 - 1 Rosenborg

Odsonne Edouard double helps Celtic to two-goal advantage over Rosenborg

Odsonne Edouard scored a brace to help Celtic to a 3-1 victory in the first-leg of their Champions League second round qualifying tie with Rosenborg in Glasgow.

Jurgen Klopp hints Mohamed Salah likely to miss World Cup
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp hints Mohamed Salah likely to miss World Cup

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Mo Salah is likely to miss the World Cup after leaving the Champions League final injured in the first half.

Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale fuels Premier League speculation
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale fuels Premier League speculation

Gareth Bale said he wants to be playing every week -- which "has not happened this season" -- after leading Real Madrid to the Champions League trophy in Saturday's 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Real Madrid exit
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Cristiano Ronaldo hints at Real Madrid exit

Cristiano Ronaldo cast doubt over his future with Real Madrid after they won the Champions League for the third consecutive season on Saturday in a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Bale stunner and Karius howlers give Real historic hat-trick
Real Madrid 3 - 1 Liverpool

Bale stunner and Karius howlers give Real historic hat-trick

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win the Champions League for a third successive season thanks to a spectacular two-goal substitute appearance from Gareth Bale and a performance to forget for Loris Karius.

Record-setting Liverpool see off Roma to book Champions League final spot
Roma 4 - 2 (6-7) Liverpool

Record-setting Liverpool see off Roma to book Champions League final spot

Liverpool set up a repeat of their 1981 meeting against Real Madrid despite a first Champions League defeat of the season at the Stadio Olimpico.

Real Madrid hold off Bayern Munich to reach third straight Champions League final
Real Madrid 2 - 2 (4-3) Bayern Munich

Real Madrid hold off Bayern Munich to reach third straight Champions League final

Two goals from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid advance to their third straight Champions League final 4-3 on aggregate after a scintillating 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the second leg of their last-four clash on Tuesday.

Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich with Marco Asensio winner
Bayern Munich 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich with Marco Asensio winner

Real Madrid will be firm favourites to reach another Champions League final after winning 2-1 away to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their semifinal.

Liverpool score five but late goals give Roma glimmer of hope
Liverpool 5 - 2 Roma

Liverpool score five but late goals give Roma glimmer of hope

Liverpool scored five but conceded two late goals as Roma gave themselves a glimmer of hope in a 5-2 defeat at Anfield after the home side had swept into a huge lead.

Liverpool face Roma in semis, holders Real drawn against Bayern
Champions League Draw

Liverpool face Roma in semis, holders Real drawn against Bayern

Liverpool will face Roma in the semifinals of the Champions League later this month as they continue their attempt to win it for the first time since 2005.

 Ronaldo rescues Real again but Madrid's fear factor destroyed by Juve
Real Madrid 1 - 3 Juventus

Ronaldo rescues Real again but Madrid's fear factor destroyed by Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an injury-time penalty to book Real Madrid's place in the Champions League semifinals after losing the second leg 3-1, but winning the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Bayern Munich hold off Sevilla to reach Champions League semifinals
Bayern Munich 0 - 0 Sevilla

Bayern Munich hold off Sevilla to reach Champions League semifinals

Bayern Munich are through to the Champions League semifinals for the seventh time in nine years after a 0-0 draw in their quarterfinal second leg with Sevilla.

Barcelona crash out of Champions League after shock loss to Roma
Roma 3 - 0 Barcelona

Barcelona crash out of Champions League after shock loss to Roma

Barcelona suffered a shock Champions League defeat at the hands of Roma, losing 3-0 in their quarterfinal second leg at the Stadio Olimpico to go out 4-4 on aggregate thanks to an away goal for the Serie A side in the first leg.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino see Liverpool past Man City
Man City 1 - 2 Liverpool

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino see Liverpool past Man City

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored second-half goals as Liverpool won 2-1 at Manchester City to reach the Champions League semifinals 5-1 on aggregate.

Two Roma own goals help Barcelona to home victory in first leg
Barcelona 4 - 1 Roma

Two Roma own goals help Barcelona to home victory in first leg

A pair of own goals helped Barcelona take a major step toward the Champions League semifinals with a 4-1 win over Roma at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Irresistible Liverpool thrash Man City in UCL quarterfinal first leg
Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City

Irresistible Liverpool thrash Man City in UCL quarterfinal first leg

Liverpool drew significant first blood in their all-English Champions League quarterfinal as Manchester City were blown away in 45 minutes in a raucous 3-0 Anfield defeat.

Bayern Munich rally past Sevilla with two away goals in UCL quarters
Sevilla 1 - 2 Bayern

Bayern Munich rally past Sevilla with two away goals in UCL quarters

Bayern Munich fought back from a goal down to beat Sevilla 2-1 in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday night at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Remarkable Ronaldo runs the show as Real Madrid rout Juventus 3-0
Juventus 0 - 3 Real Madrid

Remarkable Ronaldo runs the show as Real Madrid rout Juventus 3-0

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a spectacular brace to hand Real Madrid a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday.

Liverpool vs. Man City dominates UCL draw as Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern kept apart
Champions League Draw

Liverpool vs. Man City dominates UCL draw as Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern kept apart

Liverpool face Manchester City in an all-English Champions League quarterfinal after the draw in Switzerland on Friday.

Lionel Messi gets 100th UCL goal as Chelsea are beaten by Barcelona
Barcelona 3 - 0 Chelsea

Lionel Messi gets 100th UCL goal as Chelsea are beaten by Barcelona

Two goals from Lionel Messi -- one the fastest of his career and the other his 100th in the Champions League -- helped Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou and advance to the quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate.

Bayern Munich cruise into Champions League quarterfinals over Besiktas
Besiktas 1 - 3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich cruise into Champions League quarterfinals over Besiktas

Bayern Munich coasted into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over Besiktas in Istanbul to complete an 8-1 aggregate win.

Edin Dzeko strikes as Roma defeat Shakhtar, advance to UCL quarters
Roma 1 - 0 Shakhtar

Edin Dzeko strikes as Roma defeat Shakhtar, advance to UCL quarters

A second-half strike from Edin Dzeko sent Roma into the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory against 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk.

Ben Yedder double for Sevilla knocks Man United out of UCL
Man United 1 - 2 Sevilla

Ben Yedder double for Sevilla knocks Man United out of UCL

Sevilla are through to the Champions League quarterfinals after beating Manchester United 2-1 in their second leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Manchester City easily advance to quarterfinals despite loss vs. Basel
Manchester City 1 - 2 Basel

Manchester City easily advance to quarterfinals despite loss vs. Basel

Manchester City slipped to their first home defeat since December 2016 as Basel won the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie 2-1.

Juventus revival knocks Spurs out of Champions League
Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2 Juventus

Juventus revival knocks Spurs out of Champions League

Two goals in under three second-half minutes saw Juventus come back from 1-0 down to knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the Champions League, with a 2-1 win at Wembley putting them through to the quarterfinals 4-3 on aggregate.

Liverpool advance to quarterfinals of Champions League after draw vs. Porto
Liverpool 0 - 0 Porto

Liverpool advance to quarterfinals of Champions League after draw vs. Porto

Liverpool eased into the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time in nine years with no great alarm in a lifeless goalless draw at home to Porto.

Ruthless Real Madrid crush PSG's Champions League dream
PSG 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Ruthless Real Madrid crush PSG's Champions League dream

Holders Real Madrid eased into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 win at 10-man Paris Saint-Germain.

De Gea stars as Man United escape Sevilla with goalless UCL draw
Sevilla 0 - 0 Man United

De Gea stars as Man United escape Sevilla with goalless UCL draw

David De Gea's exceptional display saved Manchester United's blushes as Jose Mourinho's men somehow escaped with a goalless draw from a match dominated by Sevilla.