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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale limps off during derby draw with Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale limps off during derby draw with Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid missed the chance to go two points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga as they drew 0-0 with Atletico Madrid on Saturday in an edgy, but entertaining, local derby in which the outstanding players were the two goalkeepers.

Daniel Sturridge rescues point for Liverpool in draw at Chelsea

Daniel Sturridge rescues point for Liverpool in draw at Chelsea

Liverpool's unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued after Daniel Sturridge rescued a point in the dying minutes against Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Juventus come from behind to beat 10-man Napoli

Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Juventus come from behind to beat 10-man Napoli

Cristiano Ronaldo played a part in all three goals as Juventus came from behind to defeat title rivals Napoli on Saturday.

Barcelona held by Athletic Bilbao as Ernesto Valverde defends decision to bench Lionel Messi

Barcelona held by Athletic Bilbao as Ernesto Valverde defends decision to bench Lionel Messi

Barcelona's run of poor form continued following a surprise 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Neymar strikes twice in easy Paris Saint-Germain win against Nice

Neymar strikes twice in easy Paris Saint-Germain win against Nice

Neymar took a whack to the face, but played on and grabbed his second goal as Paris Saint-Germain won at Nice 3-0 in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Federico Fazio turns hero as Roma beat Lazio in Rome derby

Federico Fazio turns hero as Roma beat Lazio in Rome derby

Roma defender Federico Fazio went from villain to hero as his side continued their recent dominance over neighbours Lazio with a 3-1 win in a pulsating Derby della Capitale on Saturday.

Late goals give Arsenal flattering 2-0 win over Watford at the Emirates

Late goals give Arsenal flattering 2-0 win over Watford at the Emirates

A late own goal from Watford's Craig Cathcart and a Mesut Ozil strike two minutes later gave Arsenal a 2-0 win at the Emirates on Saturday that sent them above the Hornets in the Premier League table.

Kane double at Huddersfield sends Spurs fourth

Kane double at Huddersfield sends Spurs fourth

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur moved into fourth place in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at bottom club Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Blues cruise as Aguero and Sterling strike

Blues cruise as Aguero and Sterling strike

A stunning Sergio Aguero goal capped Manchester City's 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion as Pep Guardiola's champions served further notice that they will again be the side to beat in the Premier League this season.

Manchester United's woe continues with lifeless defeat at West Ham

Manchester United's woe continues with lifeless defeat at West Ham

Manchester United's miserable start to the season continued as they laboured to a 3-1 defeat at West Ham.

Schalke snap losing run with narrow win against Mainz

Schalke snap losing run with narrow win against Mainz

An Alessandro Schoepf goal gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over Mainz 05 on Saturday to snap their five-game losing run and move them out of last place in the Bundesliga.

St Etienne's Wahbi Khazri scores twice to sink Monaco

St Etienne's Wahbi Khazri scores twice to sink Monaco

Wahbi Khazri notched a double as St Etienne sunk visiting Monaco 2-0 to move up to second in the Ligue 1 standings on Friday.

Hertha Berlin shock Bayern Munich to go level on points atop Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin shock Bayern Munich to go level on points atop Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin stunned Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 2-0 on Friday for their first win against them in nine years, snapping the champions' unbeaten run this season and moving the Berliners joint top in the league.

AC Milan concede late again in draw with promoted Empoli

AC Milan concede late again in draw with promoted Empoli

AC Milan were foiled by heroic goalkeeping from Empoli's Pietro Terracciano as they were held 1-1 by the promoted side on Thursday, their third successive Serie A draw.

Andre Silva's brace gives Sevilla emphatic win over Real Madrid

Andre Silva's brace gives Sevilla emphatic win over Real Madrid

Real Madrid crashed and burned in a 3-0 defeat at a rampant Sevilla on Wednesday, losing for the first time in La Liga under coach Julen Lopetegui and missing the chance to capitalise on Barcelona's shock 2-1 defeat at Leganes.

Eden Hazard stunner hands Chelsea late win over Liverpool in Carabao Cup

Eden Hazard stunner hands Chelsea late win over Liverpool in Carabao Cup

The brilliance of Chelsea's Eden Hazard ended Liverpool's 100 percent start to the season as Maurizio Sarri's side enjoyed a 2-1 win at Anfield in the League Cup third round on Wednesday.

Barcelona drop first game of La Liga season in shock defeat to Leganes

Barcelona drop first game of La Liga season in shock defeat to Leganes

La Liga leaders Barcelona slumped to a shock first loss of the season on Wednesday, suffering a 2-1 defeat at struggling Leganes after conceding twice in two second-half minutes as coach Ernesto Valverde's squad rotation backfired.

Edinson Cavani scores twice, wins penalty as PSG punish Reims

Edinson Cavani scores twice, wins penalty as PSG punish Reims

Paris St Germain extended their season's Ligue 1 winning streak to seven on Wednesday with a 4-1 home victory over Stade de Reims that has them already eight points clear at the top of the table.

Marco Reus scores brace as Borussia Dortmund thrash Nurnberg

Marco Reus scores brace as Borussia Dortmund thrash Nurnberg

Captain Marco Reus scored twice as Borussia Dortmund crushed promoted Nuremberg 7-0 on Wednesday to move into second place in the Bundesliga, two points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Juventus beat Bologna as Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi score

Juventus beat Bologna as Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi score

Paulo Dybala has been somewhat obscured by Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus but the Argentine broke his goal scoring drought on Wednesday.

Napoli stay second while Roma hit four

Napoli stay second while Roma hit four

AS Roma ended a five-match winless run in all competitions by thumping Frosinone 4-0 with Cengiz Under, Javier Pastore, Stephan El Shaarawy and Aleksandar Kolarov sharing the goals.

Atletico Madrid ease to comfortable win over Huesca ahead of weekend derby

Atletico Madrid ease to comfortable win over Huesca ahead of weekend derby

First-half goals from Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Partey and Koke helped a resurgent Atletico Madrid secure a 3-0 home victory over Huesca in La Liga on Tuesday.

Manchester City well-tested by Oxford United in Carabao Cup win

Manchester City well-tested by Oxford United in Carabao Cup win

Manchester City were made to work but found a way past Oxford United in a 3-0 Carabao Cup victory on Tuesday night.

Manchester United beaten on penalties by Frank Lampard's Derby

Manchester United beaten on penalties by Frank Lampard's Derby

Manchester United crashed out of the Carabao Cup with a defeat on penalties to Championship side Derby County on Tuesday after the third-round tie ended 2-2 in normal time at Old Trafford.

Inter Milan earn lucky win against Fiorentina despite second-half lapse

Inter Milan earn lucky win against Fiorentina despite second-half lapse

Inter Milan overcame one of their notorious lapses to beat Fiorentina 2-1 in Serie A and notch their third win in a week on Tuesday, suggesting early-season troubles may be behind them.

Bundesliga fans stage protests during Bayern Munich draw with Augsburg

Bundesliga fans stage protests during Bayern Munich draw with Augsburg

Augsburg ended Bayern Munich's winning start to the Bundesliga on Tuesday by scoring a late equaliser for a 1-1 draw, subduing an atmosphere that was already flat due to fan protests.

Monaco's struggles continue with home loss to Angers

Monaco's struggles continue with home loss to Angers

The French giants have now won just once in their first eight matches of the new season.

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores late goal to maintain perfect Serie A start

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores late goal to maintain perfect Serie A start

Cristiano Ronaldo's late goal helped Juventus to maintain their perfect start to the Serie A season with a hard-fought 2-0 victory away to Frosinone on Sunday.

Atalanta snatch late point as AC Milan's slow start continues

Atalanta snatch late point as AC Milan's slow start continues

AC Milan conceded an injury-time goal as Atalanta twice fought back to claim a point in a 2-2 draw at the San Siro.

Roma crisis deepens as Juventus march on

Roma crisis deepens as Juventus march on

Roma's Serie A crisis deepened as they lost 2-0 away to Bologna at the weekend, and while a quick turnaround against on Wednesday might look desirable, it could be another potential banana skin for Eusebio di Francesco's side.

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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.

Dusan Tadic double sends Ajax into Champions League round of 16
AEK Athens 0 - 2 Ajax

Dusan Tadic double sends Ajax into Champions League round of 16

Ajax Amsterdam reached the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2005-06 after a Dusan Tadic brace gave the Dutch side a 2-0 win at 10-man AEK Athens in a match marred by crowd trouble at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

Man United come back to beat Juventus after Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning volley
Juventus 1 - 2 Man United

Man United come back to beat Juventus after Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning volley

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning first Champions League goal for Juventus but former club Manchester United fought back for a 2-1 win in Turin.

Karim Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen
Viktoria Plzen 0 - 5 Real Madrid

Karim Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid thrash Viktoria Plzen

Real Madrid took a huge step towards clinching a spot in the Champions League knockout stage on Wednesday with a 5-0 rout of Viktoria Plzen as Karim Benzema scored two of four first-half goals for the Spanish giants.

Robert Lewandowski's double gives Bayern Munich win over AEK Athens
Bayern Munich 2 - 0 AEK Athens

Robert Lewandowski's double gives Bayern Munich win over AEK Athens

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored once in each half to give his team a 2-0 victory over AEK Athens in the Champions League on Wednesday that put them two points clear at the top of Group E with two matches left.

Manchester City hammer Shakhtar Donetsk as Gabriel Jesus scores hat trick
Manchester City 6 - 0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City hammer Shakhtar Donetsk as Gabriel Jesus scores hat trick

Gabriel Jesus hit a hat-trick, including two penalties, as Manchester City marched closer to the knockout stage of the Champions League after crushing Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana goes from villain to hero as Benfica grab draw
Benfica 1 - 1 Ajax

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana goes from villain to hero as Benfica grab draw

Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana went from villain to hero as the Dutch side drew 1-1 at Benfica on Wednesday, gifting the hosts the lead before making a brilliant save with the last kick of the game to rescue a point.

Hoffenheim fight back to draw with Lyon and keep Champions League hopes alive
Lyon 2 - 2 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim fight back to draw with Lyon and keep Champions League hopes alive

Hoffenheim kept their slim hopes of extending their Champions League season afloat on Wednesday when they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with only 10 men at a rain-sodden Olympique Lyonnais.

Carlos Soler boosts Valencia's Champions League hopes with win over Young Boys
Valencia 3 - 1 Young Boys

Carlos Soler boosts Valencia's Champions League hopes with win over Young Boys

Valencia's Carlos Soler had a hand in all three goals as they beat Young Boys 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday, boosting their last-16 hopes with their first home win of the season.

Roma beat 10-man CSKA to close in on Champions League knockout stage
CSKA 1 - 2 Roma

Roma beat 10-man CSKA to close in on Champions League knockout stage

AS Roma put themselves on the brink of a place in the Champions League knockout stage when Lorenzo Pellegrini's first goal in the competition gave them a 2-1 win at 10-man CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

Lorenzo Insigne earns Napoli battling draw away at Paris Saint-Germain
Napoli 1 - 1 Paris Saint-Germain

Lorenzo Insigne earns Napoli battling draw away at Paris Saint-Germain

Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain battled to a 1-1 draw in their Champions League match on Tuesday as Neymar produced a performance mixed with brilliance and petulance.

Harry Kane double keeps Tottenham Hotspur alive with win over PSV Eindhoven
Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 PSV

Harry Kane double keeps Tottenham Hotspur alive with win over PSV Eindhoven

Tottenham's Champions League campaign is still alive after two late Harry Kane goals game them a 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley.

Porto on brink of qualification after win over Lokomotiv Moscow
Porto 4 - 1 Lokomotiv Moscow

Porto on brink of qualification after win over Lokomotiv Moscow

Porto all but guaranteed themselves a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow, who have yet to register a point in the competition.

Atletico Madrid snap Dortmund's unbeaten run, get revenge with win
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Borussia Dortmund

Atletico Madrid snap Dortmund's unbeaten run, get revenge with win

Atletico Madrid dominated a toothless Borussia Dortmund to win 2-0 in their Champions League Group A match on Tuesday, exacting some revenge for last month's heavy loss in Germany and snapping their opponents' unbeaten run this season.

Barcelona remain atop Champions League Group B after Inter Milan draw
Inter Milan 1 - 1 Barcelona

Barcelona remain atop Champions League Group B after Inter Milan draw

Barcelona qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday after a compelling 1-1 draw away to Inter Milan as a late leveller from Mauro Icardi ended the Catalans' perfect record in this season's competition.

Red Star Belgrade shock Liverpool with Milan Pavkov double
Red Star Belgrade 2 - 0 Liverpool

Red Star Belgrade shock Liverpool with Milan Pavkov double

Liverpool face an uphill task to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League after suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Red Star Belgrade.

Monaco boss Thierry Henry suffers 4-0 UCL defeat at home to Club Brugge
Monaco 0 - 4 Club Brugge

Monaco boss Thierry Henry suffers 4-0 UCL defeat at home to Club Brugge

Club Brugge kept their Champions League hopes alive on Tuesday with a crushing 4-0 win over AS Monaco that extended coach Thierry Henry's winless start in the principality to five games.

Mohamed Salah reaches 50-goal plateau as Liverpool beat Red Star Belgrade
Liverpool 4 - 0 Red Star Belgrade

Mohamed Salah reaches 50-goal plateau as Liverpool beat Red Star Belgrade

Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool cruised to a 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in Champions League Group C action on Wednesday night.