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

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'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

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.

Leicester City beat Southampton on penalties to reach Carabao Cup quarters

Leicester City beat Southampton on penalties to reach Carabao Cup quarters

Leicester City's Nampalys Mendy fired home the decisive spot kick as they beat Southampton 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw on Tuesday to book a Carabao Cup quarterfinal clash with holders Manchester City.

Dusan Tadic double sends Ajax into Champions League round of 16

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.

Thauvin treble sees Marseille home in on Ligue 1 top four

Thauvin treble sees Marseille home in on Ligue 1 top four

Olympique Marseille closed in on the Ligue 1 top four with a Florian Thauvin hat-trick earning them a 3-1 win at struggling Amiens on Sunday while Montpellier and Lille both slipped up.

Simone Inzaghi sent off after celebrating late Lazio equaliser vs. AC Milan

Simone Inzaghi sent off after celebrating late Lazio equaliser vs. AC Milan

Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi was sent off and initially refused to leave the touchline after over-celebrating his team's stoppage-time equaliser in a dramatic 1-1 draw against makeshift AC Milan in Serie A at a wet Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Andre Silva fires Sevilla top of La Liga with winner vs. Valladolid

Andre Silva fires Sevilla top of La Liga with winner vs. Valladolid

Sevilla leapfrogged Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to go top of La Liga after they beat Real Valladolid 1-0 at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.

Gladbach beat Hanover 4-1 to tighten grip on second place

Gladbach beat Hanover 4-1 to tighten grip on second place

Borussia Moenchengladbach cruised to a 4-1 win over Hanover 96 on Sunday thanks to their prolific attack as they secured a fifth win in the last six matches to tighten their hold on second place in the Bundesliga.

Napoli held at home by basement side Chievo

Napoli held at home by basement side Chievo

Second-placed Napoli dropped two valuable points in their Serie A title chase when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home on Sunday by table-propping Chievo, who were playing their first match under their third coach of the season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike and bizarre Jefferson Lerma own goal earn Arsenal win

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike and bizarre Jefferson Lerma own goal earn Arsenal win

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half goal earned Arsenal a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth which moved them to within a point of fourth-placed Chelsea.

Barcelona draw with Atletico Madrid with late Ousmane Dembele strike

Barcelona draw with Atletico Madrid with late Ousmane Dembele strike

Ousmane Dembele's 90th-minute strike rescued Barcelona a point at Atletico Madrid in a 1-1 draw on Saturday that kept the Catalans top of La Liga.

Keita Balde opens Inter Milan account in 3-0 win against Frosinone

Keita Balde opens Inter Milan account in 3-0 win against Frosinone

Keita Balde scored twice to open his account for Inter Milan as they beat Frosinone 3-0 on Saturday to move alongside second-placed Napoli in the Serie A title race.

Tottenham end Chelsea's unbeaten start to season with Wembley thrashing

Tottenham end Chelsea's unbeaten start to season with Wembley thrashing

Tottenham ended Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season after beating them 3-1 at Wembley.

Ronaldo strikes again as Juventus brush SPAL aside

Ronaldo strikes again as Juventus brush SPAL aside

Juventus moved nine points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over SPAL on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo's strike made him the league's joint-top scorer.

Edinson Cavani strikes as Paris Saint-Germain beat Toulouse to win 14th straight Ligue 1 game

Edinson Cavani strikes as Paris Saint-Germain beat Toulouse to win 14th straight Ligue 1 game

Champions Paris St Germain continued their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season as an early Edinson Cavani strike earned them a 1-0 win at home to Toulouse on Saturday, their 14th straight victory.

Manchester City stay top after win at West Ham

Manchester City stay top after win at West Ham

Premier League champions Manchester City cruised to a comfortable 4-0 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday as Pep Guardiola's side remained unbeaten at the top of the table.

Liverpool win at Watford to maintain pressure on Manchester City

Liverpool win at Watford to maintain pressure on Manchester City

Liverpool maintained pressure on table-topping Manchester City with three second-half goals sealing a comfortable 3-0 victory at Watford on Saturday.

Toothless Manchester United held to home draw by Crystal Palace

Toothless Manchester United held to home draw by Crystal Palace

A tepid Manchester United dented their hopes of catching up with the Premier League's top four after failing to spark in a dour 0-0 home draw with 15th-placed Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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.

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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.