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  • Ronaldo's fitness and attitude both under the spotlight

    Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness and attitude has come under the spotlight after he reacted angrily to being substituted during Juventus' win over AC Milan and coach Maurizio Sarri said the 34-year-old had been nursing a knee injury for some time.

  • Sterling dropped by England after training ground 'disturbance'

    England winger Raheem Sterling has been dropped from the squad to face Montenegro in their Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley after a "disturbance" at the national team's training camp on Monday, the Football Association said.

  • Ronaldo leaves stadium

    Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly left the Allianz Stadium before the final whistle of Juventus’ 1-0 Serie A win over AC Milan on

  • Dybala keeps Juve top

    Paulo Dybala struck the decisive goal in Juventus’ 1-0 win over AC Milan on Sunday after replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus stayed top of Serie A, while Lazio and Cagliari moved into the Champions League places.

  • Liverpool boost title hopes

    Liverpool took a huge step towards a first league title in 30 years by beating defending champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

  • Liverpool beat Man City to boost title hopes

    Liverpool take a huge step towards a first league title in 30 years by beating defending champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

  • Solskjaer hails Man Utd after 3-1 win over Brighton

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Manchester United's 3-1 win against Brighton as their best performance of the season as his side notches their fifth victory in six games.

  • Real go top after cruising to victory at Eibar

    Karim Benzema struck twice as Real Madrid continued their sparkling run of form by coasting to a 4-0 win at Eibar on Saturday thanks to a rampant first-half display, going level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona.

  • Messi gives set-piece masterclass as Barca crush Celta

    Lionel Messi scored two exquisite free kicks as he netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Saturday which took Barcelona back to the top of La Liga after a difficult week.

  • Liverpool’s biggest test

    Liverpool have lived through many false dawns in the 29 years since last lifting a league title, but the class of 2019/20 have the chance to prove they are the real deal when reigning champions Manchester City visit Anfield on Sunday.

  • Chelsea up to 2nd; Spurs slip to 12th

    Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to move up to second in the Premier League on Saturday, while Tottenham’s troubles continued with a draw at home to Sheffield United.

  • Sociedad top La Liga despite being held by lowly Leganes

    Real Sociedad move a point clear at the top of La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Leganes on Friday, having taken the lead just past the hour mark.

  • Klopp sings Pep’s praises

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has hailed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as the best manager in the world as the Premier League rivals gear up for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Anfield.

  • MU ease into last 32

    Teenager Mason Greenwood scored as Manchester United cruised into the Europa League last 32 with a 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford on Thursday, while Celtic stunned Lazio with a last-gasp goal in Rome to progress.

  • Man U ease into last 32

    Teenager Mason Greenwood scores as Manchester United cruise into the Europa League last 32 with a 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford, while Celtic stun Lazio with a last-gasp goal in Rome to progress.

  • Juve, Bayern, PSG seal passage

    Douglas Costa scored a dramatic injury-time winner to send Juventus into the Champions League knockout stages after a 2-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday, while Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich joined the Italian champions in the last 16.

  • BD win practice match 3-1

    The Bangladesh national football team’s preparations for the joint qualifiers for the World Cup and Asian Cup tie against hosts Oman seems to be going swimmingly as they notched an easy 3-1 win over Muscat Club in their lone practice match in Oman yesterday.

  • Icardi fires PSG

    Mauro Icardi was again in the right place at the right time to earn Paris St Germain a 1-0 home victory over Club Brugge on Wednesday as the French champions booked their spot in the Champions League last 16.

  • Leverkusen spring to life with win over Atletico

    Bayer Leverkusen sprang to life in their Champions League group as they picked up their first points with a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in a bad-tempered game on Wednesday.

  • Atalanta hold City

    Manchester City were made to wait to book a place in the Champions League knockout stages and ended up clinging on for a 1-1 draw against Atalanta on Wednesday after a red card forced Kyle Walker to go in goal.

  • Booters play warm-up match in Oman today

    Head coach Jamie Day is looking forward to getting testing his charges again as the Bangladesh national team take on Muscat Club in their lone warm-up match today ahead of Thursday’s World Cup qualifying fixture against hosts Oman.

  • Chelsea, Dortmund make big comebacks

    Jorginho scored two penalties as Chelsea came roaring back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax in a Champions League classic on Tuesday, while holders Liverpool claimed a narrow victory and a stuttering Barcelona were held.

  • Equal pay deal for both Australia men and women footballers

    Women footballers playing for Australia's national team will earn the same as their male counterparts under a deal unveiled Wednesday and hailed as landmark for gender equality in sport.

  • Erratic Napoli held by Salzburg as Haaland strikes again

    Napoli give another erratic performance as they hit the woodwork twice, waste a hatful of chances and looked shaky at the back in a 1-1 Champions League draw at home to Salzburg on Tuesday.

  • Hakimi shines as Dortmund fight back to beat Inter

    Borussia Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi produces a blistering individual performance as he scores a brace to help his side overhaul a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 at home over Inter Milan in their Champions League Group F clash on Tuesday.

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain gives Liverpool win over Genk

    European champions Liverpool move within one step of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage with a 2-1 win over Belgium's Genk at Anfield on Tuesday.

  • Chelsea and nine-man Ajax share spoils in thrilling 4-4 draw

    Chelsea and nine-man Ajax Amsterdam battle to an incident-packed 4-4 draw in Champions League Group H on Tuesday, with the hosts coming back from 4-1 down after scoring two own goals.

  • Toothless Barca draw blank at home to Slavia

    Barcelona's patchy form continues as they were unable to break down a diligent and bold Slavia Prague side at home and were held to a 0-0 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday

  • Flick demands improvement

    Bayern Munich’s stars have been told to knuckle down under interim coach Hansi Flick ahead of their Champions League clash with Olympiakos following Niko Kovac’s sacking.

  • U-19s take on Bahrain today

    Bangladesh will take on hosts Bahrain in their first match of Group E of the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers at the Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Manama today, looking to qualify for the final round for the first time in 17 years.