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Lyon up to third in after seeing off Guingamp

Lyon up to third in after seeing off Guingamp

Lyon have climbed to third in Ligue 1 after a 2-1 home defeat of Guingamp.

Schalke return to form against Stuttgart as Bremen grab first point

Schalke return to form against Stuttgart as Bremen grab first point

Schalke bounced back from defeat to Hannover in their last outing as they wrapped up a 3-1 victory over Stuttgart at the Veltins-Arena.

AC Milan humbled by Ciro Immobile hat trick for Lazio

AC Milan humbled by Ciro Immobile hat trick for Lazio

Ciro Immobile scored a hat trick as AC Milan's new-look side were humbled 4-1 by Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in a game delayed for an hour by torrential rain.

Milan Skriniar, Mauro Icardi decisive as Inter scrape to 2-0 victory vs. SPAL

Milan Skriniar, Mauro Icardi decisive as Inter scrape to 2-0 victory vs. SPAL

Inter Milan extended their 100 per cent start to the season as Mauro Icardi's penalty and a superb Ivan Perisic volley steered them to a 2-0 home win over SPAL.

Jamaal Lascelles stars as Newcastle beat Swansea City

Jamaal Lascelles stars as Newcastle beat Swansea City

Newcastle gave absent manager Rafael Benitez the perfect pick-me-up with a 1-0 victory at Swansea.

De Boer misery deepens after Burnley inflict fourth straight defeat

De Boer misery deepens after Burnley inflict fourth straight defeat

Frank de Boer's short reign at Crystal Palace was plunged into further turmoil after an early blunder from Lee Chung-Yong brought their fourth straight Premier League defeat.

Lionel Messi's hat trick guides Barcelona's win over local rivals Espanyol

Lionel Messi's hat trick guides Barcelona's win over local rivals Espanyol

Lionel Messi plundered a hat trick and substitute Ousmane Dembele came off the bench to set up a late goal for Luis Suarez as Barcelona romped to a 5-0 win in the Catalan derby against Espanyol at the Camp Nou.

Valencia and Atletico Madrid play out goalless draw

Valencia and Atletico Madrid play out goalless draw

Valencia and Atletico Madrid both protected their unbeaten records but will have been frustrated by their goalless draw at the Mestalla.

Manchester United drop first points of season at Stoke

Manchester United drop first points of season at Stoke

Manchester United dropped their first Premier League points of the season as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Stoke City.

Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala help Juventus ease past Chievo

Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala help Juventus ease past Chievo

Argentina stars Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala combined to steer Serie A champions Juventus to a 3-0 victory over Chievo in Turin.

Mario Balotelli bags brace as Nice stun defending champ Monaco

Mario Balotelli bags brace as Nice stun defending champ Monaco

Mario Balotelli fired a double as Nice stunned reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco in a 4-0 win at the Allianz Riviera.

Borussia Dortmund held by 10-man Freiburg

Borussia Dortmund held by 10-man Freiburg

Ten-man Freiburg halted Borussia Dortmund's promising start to the season Saturday in a 0-0 Bundesliga draw and also added to the team's injury list.

Mark Uth's brace helps Hoffenheim stun Bayern Munich

Mark Uth's brace helps Hoffenheim stun Bayern Munich

Mark Uth scored twice as Hoffenheim beat Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena

Arsenal bounce back to beat Bournemouth as Danny Welbeck stars

Arsenal bounce back to beat Bournemouth as Danny Welbeck stars

Danny Welbeck struck twice as Arsenal eased to victory over Bournemouth to get their Premier League campaign back on track.

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.

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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.

Fred nets winner as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Roma in first leg
Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 1 Roma

Fred nets winner as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Roma in first leg

Shakhtar Donetsk pulled off a second-half comeback to beat Roma 2-1 in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg in Ukraine on Wednesday night.

Muller, Lewandowski braces as Bayern Munich beat 10-man Besiktas
Bayern Munich 5 - 0 Besiktas

Muller, Lewandowski braces as Bayern Munich beat 10-man Besiktas

Bayern Munich look assured of a Champions League quarterfinal spot for a seventh straight season after thrashing 10-man Besiktas 5-0 in Germany.

Lionel Messi's goal gives Barcelona draw at Chelsea
Chelsea 1 - 1 Barcelona

Lionel Messi's goal gives Barcelona draw at Chelsea

Lionel Messi broke his goal duck against Chelsea to deny Antonio Conte's side a crucial lead over Barcelona in their Champions League showdown.

Sadio Mane nets hat trick in Liverpool's runaway win against Porto
Porto 0 - 5 Liverpool

Sadio Mane nets hat trick in Liverpool's runaway win against Porto

Sadio Mane scored a hat trick and Mohamed Salah continued his phenomenal run with a 30th goal of the season as Liverpool won 5-0 at Porto to virtually assure themselves a Champions League quarterfinal place.

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid come back against PSG
Real Madrid 3 - 1 PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid come back against PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Marcelo got another as Real Madrid came from a goal down to take a 3-1 lead over Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu.

Gundogan scores two as Man City thrash Basel in round of 16
Basel 0 - 4 Man City

Gundogan scores two as Man City thrash Basel in round of 16

Ilkay Gundogan scored twice as Manchester City put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals with an emphatic 4-0 win over Basel.

Tottenham rally with two away goals in first-leg draw at Juventus
Juventus 2 - 2 Tottenham

Tottenham rally with two away goals in first-leg draw at Juventus

Christian Eriksen completed a remarkable Tottenham comeback as they rallied from two down to draw with Juventus in the Champions League last 16.

Man City new favourites after landing plum draw
Champions League

Man City new favourites after landing plum draw

The round of 16 draw for the Champions League has just concluded, and it's all smiles if you're a club from the North West of England as Manchester City are the new favourites.

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.