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Arsenal progress despite Sporting stalemate, Chelsea ease through

Arsenal booked a place in the Europa League knockout stage and extended their unbeaten run to 15 matches despite a 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud’s first goal of the season sent Chelsea through.

But Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, given a rare start just hours after being named in Gareth Southgate's England squad, had to be stretchered down the tunnel with what looked a nasty ankle injury in the first half.

Arsenal progress despite Sporting stalemate, Chelsea ease through
Arsenal progress despite Sporting stalemate, Chelsea ease through

Arsenal progress despite Sporting stalemate, Chelsea ease through

Arsenal booked a place in the Europa League knockout stage and extended their unbeaten run to 15 matches despite a 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud’s first goal of the season sent Chelsea through.

Mbappe tells AFP: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or
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Mbappe tells AFP: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe told AFP on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi remain football’s greatest players but that his own World Cup heroics could help crown him as the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner.
Giroud heads Chelsea past BATE, Rangers lose thriller at Spartak
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Giroud heads Chelsea past BATE, Rangers lose thriller at Spartak

Chelsea booked their place in the Europa League knockout stage as Olivier Giroud’s first club goal of the campaign gave Maurizio Sarri’s men a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov, while Rangers lost a seven-goal thriller against Spartak Moscow.
Man Utd’s Martial earns recall to France squad
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Man Utd’s Martial earns recall to France squad

Anthony Martial has been rewarded for his impressive recent form with Manchester United by being recalled to the France squad by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday.
Should Sterling have owned up over bizarre penalty?
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Should Sterling have owned up over bizarre penalty?

The bizarre spot-kick awarded after Raheem Sterling tripped himself up during Manchester City’s 6-0 demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk has been branded the “worst penalty decision ever” but should he have owned up?
Jordi Alba returns as Spain name squad for Croatia, Bosnia
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Jordi Alba returns as Spain name squad for Croatia, Bosnia

Spain coach Luis Enrique ended the recent controversy over defender Jordi Alba by recalling the Barcelona left-back for an upcoming Nations League match against Croatia and a friendly with Bosnia.
Liverpool stars must take blame for Euro slump – Lallana
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Liverpool stars must take blame for Euro slump – Lallana

Adam Lallana admits Liverpool’s players must take the blame for their Champions League woes after their shock defeat by Red Star Belgrade.
Mourinho claims he ‘didn’t insult’ Juve in celebration row
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Mourinho claims he ‘didn’t insult’ Juve in celebration row

Jose Mourinho insisted his provocative celebration of Manchester United’s dramatic 2-1 Champions League win at Juventus wasn’t meant to insult the Italian club.
Benzema brace helps Solari’s Real thump Plzen
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Benzema brace helps Solari’s Real thump Plzen

Karim Benzema’s first-half brace propelled Real Madrid to a 5-0 thrashing of Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday, putting the holders one win from the last 16 after a third straight victory under Santiago Solari.
Lewandowski double leaves Bayern on verge of last 16
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Lewandowski double leaves Bayern on verge of last 16

Robert Lewandowski scored twice on his 100th European appearance to leave Bayern Munich on the verge of the last 16 after a 2-0 win over AEK on Wednesday.
Mina scores twice as Valencia beat Young Boys for rare home win
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Mina scores twice as Valencia beat Young Boys for rare home win

Valencia kept the pressure on Manchester United in Champions League Group H by beating Young Boys 3-1 on Wednesday as the Spanish side registered their first home win of the season.
Late own goal hands Man Utd dramatic win at Juventus
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Late own goal hands Man Utd dramatic win at Juventus

A 90th-minute own goal by Leonardo Bonucci gave Manchester United a dramatic 2-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday as Jose Mourinho’s side overcame a brilliant volley by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Roma close in on last 16 with win over 10-man CSKA Moscow
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Roma close in on last 16 with win over 10-man CSKA Moscow

Roma inched closer to a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over 10-man CSKA Moscow in the Luzhniki Stadium.
Blow by blow: Juventus vs Manchester United
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Blow by blow: Juventus vs Manchester United

Manchester United will be desperate to avoid a second successive defeat to Juventus in as many weeks when the two sides face off at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday night.
Dortmund must bounce back against Bayern – Goetze
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Dortmund must bounce back against Bayern – Goetze

Mario Goetze says German league leaders Borussia Dortmund must put their first defeat of the season behind them and bounce back in Saturday’s crunch Bundesliga showdown at home against Bayern Munich.
In-form Arsenal eyeing Europa League knockout spot
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In-form Arsenal eyeing Europa League knockout spot

Unai Emery’s Arsenal head into Thursday’s clash with Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates bidding for a place in the Europa League knockout stage, buoyed by an impressive display in their draw against Premier League title hopefuls Liverpool.
Billionaire owner of Monaco soccer club in custody, home searched
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Billionaire owner of Monaco soccer club in custody, home searched

Police officers also carried out a search Tuesday morning of Dmitry Rybolovlev’s luxury penthouse apartment in the principality, said a source close to the case.
Juve are Champions League ‘super favourites’, says Mourinho
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Juve are Champions League ‘super favourites’, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Juventus are “super favourites” to win this season’s Champions League ahead of their clash in Turin on Wednesday.
Atletico gain sweet revenge by cruising past Dortmund
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Atletico gain sweet revenge by cruising past Dortmund

Atletico Madrid avenged their Borussia Dortmund drubbing from a fortnight ago and revived hopes of going through top of Champions League Group A by beating the German side 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday.
More misery for Henry as Monaco crash out of Champions League
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More misery for Henry as Monaco crash out of Champions League

Thierry Henry’s Monaco slumped to an embarrassing 4-0 home defeat to Club Brugge on Tuesday as the French side tumbled out of the Champions League group stage with two games still to play.
Kane to the rescue as Spurs hit back to avoid early exit
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Kane to the rescue as Spurs hit back to avoid early exit

Harry Kane kept alive Tottenham’s bid to reach the Champions League knockout stages as the England striker’s late double inspired a dramatic 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.
Blow by blow: Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven
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Blow by blow: Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven

Tottenham’s Champions League hopes hang in the balance as they prepare to host PSV at Wembley on Tuesday.
Blow by blow: Inter Milan vs Barcelona
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Blow by blow: Inter Milan vs Barcelona

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti is looking forward to the home clash with Barcelona on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
Sanchez gives Man United options at Juventus
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Sanchez gives Man United options at Juventus

Alexis Sanchez has endured a torrid start to his Manchester United career but hinted at better things to come with an impressive display in a central role ahead of the Champions League match against Juventus.
Henry worried by Monaco winless run
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Henry worried by Monaco winless run

Monaco coach Thierry Henry refused to look for excuses for his winless run at Monaco on Monday, insisting he and his players will dig deep against Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Buffon says Champions League return against Napoli like electric shock
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Buffon says Champions League return against Napoli like electric shock

Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon said Monday that making his European debut for new club Paris Saint-Germain at home in Italy against Napoli was like an electric shock for him.

 

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