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Paco Alcacer scores again as Borussia Dortmund edge past Mainz

Paco Alcacer scores again as Borussia Dortmund edge past Mainz

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund got second-half goals from super-sub Paco Alcacer and Lukasz Piszczek to edge past Mainz 2-1 on Saturday and open up a seven-point gap at the top.

Bayern Munich held to draw at home by Fortuna Dusseldorf

Bayern Munich held to draw at home by Fortuna Dusseldorf

Dodi Lukebakio completed a hat trick in stoppage time to earn Fortuna Dusseldorf a remarkable 3-3 draw at champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Real Madrid's four-game winning run ends with thrashing at Eibar

Real Madrid's four-game winning run ends with thrashing at Eibar

Santiago Solari was handed a nightmare start as permanent Real Madrid manager after his side lost 3-0 at Eibar.

Lyon edge St Etienne 1-0 to go second in Ligue 1

Lyon edge St Etienne 1-0 to go second in Ligue 1

Olympique Lyonnais climbed two places up to second in Ligue 1 after Jason Denayer's goal gave them a scrappy 1-0 home win over traditional rivals St Etienne on Friday.

Argentina knocks off Mexico with Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala goals

Argentina knocks off Mexico with Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala goals

An early goal from Mauro Icardi and a late strike from Paulo Dybala gave Argentina their second win in a row with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in a lukewarm friendly in Mendoza on Tuesday.

Olivier Giroud scores in France win against Uruguay in World Cup rematch

Olivier Giroud scores in France win against Uruguay in World Cup rematch

France striker Kylian Mbappe went off nursing a shoulder injury as they beat Uruguay 1-0 with an Olivier Giroud penalty in a rematch of their World Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Italy scores late goal to beat United States in last international of 2018

Italy scores late goal to beat United States in last international of 2018

Matteo Politano scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Italy a deserved 1-0 win against the United States in a friendly in Genk, Belgium, on Tuesday night.

Neymar injured as Brazil beat Cameroon in international friendly

Neymar injured as Brazil beat Cameroon in international friendly

Brazil beat Cameroon 1-0 in a friendly on Tuesday despite losing captain Neymar to injury after seven minutes, as Richarlison's goal made it six wins and six clean sheets for Tite's side since the World Cup.

Arkadiusz Milik's twice-taken penalty gives relegated Poland draw in Portugal

Arkadiusz Milik's twice-taken penalty gives relegated Poland draw in Portugal

Poland forward Arkadiusz Milik scored from a twice-taken penalty to give his already-relegated side a 1-1 draw in Portugal in their final Nations League match on Tuesday.

Virgil van Dijk strikes late as Netherlands draw with Germany to reach Nations League finals

Virgil van Dijk strikes late as Netherlands draw with Germany to reach Nations League finals

Netherlands scored twice in the last five minutes to recover from two goals down and earn a 2-2 draw against relegated Germany in the Nations League on Monday to secure a spot in next year's finals ahead of world champions France.

Uninspiring Spain end difficult year with win over Bosnia and Herzegovina

Uninspiring Spain end difficult year with win over Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spain returned to winning ways after two straight defeats by overcoming Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 in a stale international friendly on Sunday as midfielder Brais Mendez came off the bench to score on his debut for the national team.

Switzerland score five unanswered to beat Belgium and reach Nations League finals

Switzerland score five unanswered to beat Belgium and reach Nations League finals

Haris Seferovic scored a hat trick as Switzerland recovered from conceding two early goals to beat World Cup semi-finalists Belgium 5-2 on Sunday and qualify for the last four of the UEFA Nations League in remarkable fashion.

Kane hits late winner as England stun Croatia to secure semi-final place

Kane hits late winner as England stun Croatia to secure semi-final place

A late turnaround saw England come from behind to beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley and ensure progress to the UEFA Nations League semifinals.

Portugal to be Nations League finals hosts after draw with Italy

Portugal to be Nations League finals hosts after draw with Italy

Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semifinals when they held Italy 0-0 on Saturday, the second time in a year that the hosts have been knocked out of a competition following a goalless draw at the San Siro.

Argentina beat Mexico on Ramiro Funes Mori's header, Isaac Brizuela's gaffe

Argentina beat Mexico on Ramiro Funes Mori's header, Isaac Brizuela's gaffe

A first-half header from defender Ramiro Funes Mori and a second-half own goal from substitute Isaac Brizuela gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Mexico in a friendly in Cordoba on Friday.

Neymar reaches 60-goal mark with penalty in Brazil win over Uruguay

Neymar reaches 60-goal mark with penalty in Brazil win over Uruguay

Neymar scored a contested second-half penalty to give Brazil a 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay and bring some joy to their fans on a gloomy Friday at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Netherlands beat France to relegate Germany in UEFA Nations League

Netherlands beat France to relegate Germany in UEFA Nations League

Memphis Depay scored a late Panenka penalty after Georgino Wijnaldum had given Netherlands the lead in a 2-0 victory France in the UEFA Nations League Group A1 -- a result which sees Germany relegated.

England ease to victory over United States on Wayne Rooney's farewell

England ease to victory over United States on Wayne Rooney's farewell

England eased to a 3-0 victory over United States at Wembley with goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson.

Croatia's Tin Jedvaj scores two in drama-filled late win against Spain

Croatia's Tin Jedvaj scores two in drama-filled late win against Spain

Croatia kept alive their hopes of reaching the Nations League finals after a stoppage-time winner by left back Tin Jedvaj gave them a 3-2 win over Spain in an electrifying Group 4 clash on Thursday.

Leroy Sane and new-look Germany ease past Russia 3-0 in friendly

Leroy Sane and new-look Germany ease past Russia 3-0 in friendly

A new-look Germany comfortably beat Russia 3-0 in a friendly on Thursday with all the goals coming in the first half as they seek to end their rough year on a positive note.

Real Madrid make Santiago Solari permanent manager until 2021

Real Madrid make Santiago Solari permanent manager until 2021

Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that interim manager Santiago Solari has signed a contract to make him the permanent coach of the club until 2021.

Cavani hits hat trick as PSG hammer Monaco, secure 13th straight Ligue 1 win

Cavani hits hat trick as PSG hammer Monaco, secure 13th straight Ligue 1 win

Edinson Cavani scored a hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at hapless Monaco, but the Uruguayan twice needed a little assistance from the video assistant referee as his side cruised to their 13th straight Ligue 1 win on Sunday.

Karim Benzema stars as Real Madrid maintain winning run under Santiago Solari

Karim Benzema stars as Real Madrid maintain winning run under Santiago Solari

Real Madrid notched a fourth straight win under interim coach Santiago Solari by winning 4-2 at Celta Vigo on Sunday to move to within four points of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Mandzukic and Ronaldo strike as Juve beat 10-man Milan

Mandzukic and Ronaldo strike as Juve beat 10-man Milan

AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty and was later sent off in a fit of rage on Sunday as his side lost 2-0 at home to Serie A leaders Juventus, the side that sent him out on loan to the San Siro this season.

Manchester City beat Manchester United through David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan goals

Manchester City beat Manchester United through David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan goals

Manchester City took the derby spoils with a 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United thanks to goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan, with Anthony Martial pulling one back for the visitors.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi returns from injury as Real Betis stun Camp Nou

Barcelona's Lionel Messi returns from injury as Real Betis stun Camp Nou

Lionel Messi scored twice on his return to action following a broken arm but could not stop Barcelona suffering a surprise defeat at home to Real Betis.

Arsenal winless league run extended to three games after draw with Wolves

Arsenal winless league run extended to three games after draw with Wolves

Arsenal extended their run without a league win to three games after a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.

Two penalties revoked by VAR as Roma thump Sampdoria

Two penalties revoked by VAR as Roma thump Sampdoria

AS Roma forward Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice in the second half to help his side thump Sampdoria 4-1 on Sunday in a Serie A game which saw two penalties revoked -- one for each side -- following VAR reviews.

Chelsea fail to breakdown Everton in Stamford Bridge stalemate

Chelsea fail to breakdown Everton in Stamford Bridge stalemate

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata had three penalty appeals turned down as Maurizio Sarri's men drew 0-0 against Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool see off Fulham in controversial win at Anfield

Liverpool see off Fulham in controversial win at Anfield

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a controversial 2-0 win over Fulham at Anfield.

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Liverpool to face Bayern Munich, Manchester United draw PSG, Tottenham get Dortmund
Champions League draw

Liverpool to face Bayern Munich, Manchester United draw PSG, Tottenham get Dortmund

Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Liverpool have been drawn against Bayern Munich.

Manchester City win group as Leroy Sane double sinks Hoffenheim
Manchester City 2 - 1 Hoffenheim

Manchester City win group as Leroy Sane double sinks Hoffenheim

Manchester City battled back to winning ways, coming from a goal down to overwhelm Hoffenheim 2-1 in the Champions League with a brilliant Leroy Sane double that ensured they progressed to the last-16 as winners of Group F on Wednesday.

Manchester United fall to Valencia, miss chance to win Champions League group
Valencia 2 - 1 Manchester United

Manchester United fall to Valencia, miss chance to win Champions League group

Manchester United endured an undignified end to their topsy-turvy Champions League group stage campaign by losing 2-1 at already-eliminated Valencia on Wednesday and missing their chance of topping Group H.

Nabil Fekir helps Lyon draw with Shakhtar, book UCL knockout spot
Shakhtar 1 - 1 Lyon

Nabil Fekir helps Lyon draw with Shakhtar, book UCL knockout spot

Olympique Lyonnais earned the point they required to book their place in the Champions League last 16 but needed Nabil Fekir's equaliser 20 minutes into the second half to salvage a 1-1 draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Young Boys stun Juventus with brace from Guillaume Hoarau
Young Boys 2 - 1 Juventus

Young Boys stun Juventus with brace from Guillaume Hoarau

Two goals from striker Guillaume Hoarau led Young Boys to a shock 2-1 Champions League win over already-qualified Juventus on Wednesday to hand the Serie A side their first away defeat in a competitive match for over a year.

Thomas Muller sent off as Robert Lewandowski double sees Bayern claim top spot in Group E
Ajax 3 - 3 Bayern Munich

Thomas Muller sent off as Robert Lewandowski double sees Bayern claim top spot in Group E

Striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich sealed top spot in Group E following a thrilling 3-3 Champions League draw at Ajax in which both sides ended with 10 men.

Europa-bound Benfica beat AEK in last Champions League group match
Benfica 1 - 0 AEK

Europa-bound Benfica beat AEK in last Champions League group match

Benfica finished its Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over AEK Athens on Wednesday.

Youthful Real Madrid beaten soundly by CSKA in group stage finale
Real Madrid 3 - 0 CSKA

Youthful Real Madrid beaten soundly by CSKA in group stage finale

Real Madrid suffered their heaviest ever home defeat in Europe on Wednesday when the already-qualified Spaniards were thumped 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

Viktoria Plzen's win over Roma clinches Europa League spot
Viktoria Plzen 2 - 1 Roma

Viktoria Plzen's win over Roma clinches Europa League spot

Viktoria Plzen beat struggling Roma 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday to earn a Europa League spot.

Tottenham into round of 16 after late Lucas Moura goal earns draw with Barcelona
Barcelona 1 - 1 Tottenham

Tottenham into round of 16 after late Lucas Moura goal earns draw with Barcelona

Tottenham Hotspur made it into the round of 16 of the Champions League, coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Tuesday which saw them finish second in Group B at the expense of Inter Milan.

Paris Saint-Germain advance in Champions League after beating Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade 1 - 4 PSG

Paris Saint-Germain advance in Champions League after beating Red Star Belgrade

Paris Saint-Germain reached the round of 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday thanks to an inspired performance by their three-pronged attack of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in a 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade.

Inter Milan knocked out of Champions League after home draw vs. PSV Eindhoven
Inter Milan 1 - 1 PSV Eindhoven

Inter Milan knocked out of Champions League after home draw vs. PSV Eindhoven

Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Group B's bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday to finish third behind Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool beat Napoli, advance to Champions League knockout stage
Liverpool 1 - 0 Napoli

Liverpool beat Napoli, advance to Champions League knockout stage

Mohamed Salah's first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli in Champions League Group C action on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund beat Monaco to finish ahead of Atletico Madrid
Monaco 0 - 2 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund beat Monaco to finish ahead of Atletico Madrid

An under-strength Borussia Dortmund deepened AS Monaco's season-long misery on Tuesday with a 2-0 away victory that ensured they finished top of Champions League Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid draw with Club Brugge to give Dortmund top spot in group
Club Brugge 0 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid draw with Club Brugge to give Dortmund top spot in group

Atletico Madrid were denied top place in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday after a goalless draw away at Club Brugge in Belgium meant they finished second behind Borussia Dortmund.

Alessandro Schoepf's late goal gives Schalke win over Lokomotiv Moscow
Schalke 1 - 0 Lokomotiv Moscow

Alessandro Schoepf's late goal gives Schalke win over Lokomotiv Moscow

Alessandro Schoepf's stoppage time goal gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in Champions League Group D action on Tuesday.

Porto beat Galatasaray but Turks still finish third in Group D
Galatasaray 2 - 3 Porto

Porto beat Galatasaray but Turks still finish third in Group D

Porto struggled to a 3-2 away victory over Galatasaray in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday but the Turks stayed third in Group D and secured a spot in the Europa League's round of 32.

Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or stranglehold over as Luka Modric crowned winner
Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or stranglehold over as Luka Modric crowned winner

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has ended the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi stranglehold on the Ballon d'Or.

Paris Saint-Germain grab crucial win to leave Liverpool in trouble
Paris Saint-Germain 2 - 1 Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain grab crucial win to leave Liverpool in trouble

Two first-half goals gave Paris Saint-Germain a crucial 2-1 Champions League home win over Liverpool, putting them in a great position to qualify and leaving Jurgen Klopp's side, finalists last season, in danger of elimination.

Napoli beat Red Star with Dries Mertens brace to stay atop Group C
Napoli 3 - 1 Red Star

Napoli beat Red Star with Dries Mertens brace to stay atop Group C

Napoli swept aside Red Star Belgrade with a typically entertaining performance as two goals from Dries Mertens helped them to a 3-1 win over the former European champions in their Champions League match on Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund reach knockout stages after 0-0 draw against Club Brugge
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Club Brugge

Borussia Dortmund reach knockout stages after 0-0 draw against Club Brugge

Borussia Dortmund booked their spot in the Champions League knockout stage with a game to spare after a goalless draw against visitors Club Brugge in Group A on Wednesday.

Tottenham edge Inter Milan in Champions League with late Christian Eriksen goal
Tottenham 1 - 0 Inter Milan

Tottenham edge Inter Milan in Champions League with late Christian Eriksen goal

Christian Eriksen kept Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of reaching the round of 16 in the Champions League alive when he came off the bench to score a late winner in his side's 1-0 victory over Inter Milan at Wembley on Wednesday.

More Messi magic seals Barcelona victory at PSV
PSV 1 - 2 Barcelona

More Messi magic seals Barcelona victory at PSV

Lionel Messi scored an excellent individual goal and laid on another as Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to secure top spot in Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid ease past Monaco into Champions League knockout rounds
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Monaco

Atletico Madrid ease past Monaco into Champions League knockout rounds

Atletico Madrid clinched their place in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday by beating AS Monaco 2-0 at home while also ensuring that Thierry Henry's hapless visitors will now even miss out on qualification for the Europa League.

Lokomotiv end Galatasaray Champions League hopes
Lokomotiv 2 - 0 Galatasaray

Lokomotiv end Galatasaray Champions League hopes

A goal in each half was enough for Lokomotiv Moscow to earn a 2-0 win over Galatasaray in Champions League Group D on Wednesday, ending Galatasaray's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages and sending both Porto and Schalke through.

Juventus clinch UCL knockout spot with Mario Mandzukic's goal off Cristiano Ronaldo's assist
Juventus 1 - 0 Valencia

Juventus clinch UCL knockout spot with Mario Mandzukic's goal off Cristiano Ronaldo's assist

Juventus clinched a place in the Champions League knockout stages when a brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo assist set up Mario Mandzukic to give them a 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday.

Manchester United into Champions League Round of 16 after Marouane Fellaini scores late winner
Manchester United 1 - 0 Young Boys

Manchester United into Champions League Round of 16 after Marouane Fellaini scores late winner

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini struck a controversial stoppage-time winner to bring blessed relief to Old Trafford after a laboured 1-0 win over Young Boys edged them into the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

Manchester City into round of 16 after late Aguero header seals draw with Lyon
Lyon 2 - 2 Manchester City

Manchester City into round of 16 after late Aguero header seals draw with Lyon

Manchester City progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League after twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Olympique Lyonnais in Group F on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben net doubles in Benfica rout
Bayern Munich 5 - 1 Benfica

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben net doubles in Benfica rout

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski scored two goals each as the German champions demolished Benfica 5-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League round of 16 and lift some of the pressure off boss Niko Kovac.

Real Madrid earn top spot as Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez down Roma
Roma 0 - 2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid earn top spot as Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez down Roma

Real Madrid secured first place in Champions League Group G with 2-0 victory over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday although the Italians are also through to round of 16.