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Euro 2020 qualifiers: France turn on the style but Portugal held to draw

• Pogba and Griezmann show class in 4-1 win defeat of Moldova• Ronaldo unable to inspire Portugal to win against UkraineFrance turned on the style in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier, winning 4-1 in Moldova. Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Raphaël Varan…

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Lionel Messi’s spectacular hat-trick prompts Betis fans to chant his name

Barcelona forward lauded by opposition supporters‘I can’t remember that happening before,’ he saysAfter Lionel Messi scored a wonderful third goal to complete his 51st career hat-trick, Real Betis supporters did what only true fans can do when in the p…

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick fires Juventus past Atlético and into last eight

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick as Juventus stormed back from a 2-0 first-leg deficit to defeat Atlético Madrid 3-0 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.The Portuguese is hoping to help lift a fourth successive European Cup while…

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Porto score VAR penalty in extra time to send Roma out of Champions League

Porto converted a penalty awarded after a VAR review three minutes from the end of extra time to beat Roma 3-1 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Fernando went down as he tried to meet Maxi Pereira’s low shot across the face of the goal and …

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Jonny Bairstow hits out for England after Tom Curran slows West Indies

• First T20: West Indies 160-8; England 161-6 • England win by four wickets with seven balls remainingEngland beat West Indies by four wickets at Gros Islet in the first game of the three-match T20 international series. Despite a late wobble when Joe D…

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European roundup: Messi hits hat-trick for Barcelona; Bayern Munich win

• Argentinian scores three as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-2• Bayern go level on points with Borussia DortmundLionel Messi scored his 50th career hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-2 win at Sevilla on Saturday after the champions had twice fallen behind, g…

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Scotland lose injured Finn Russell as France drop Lopez and Parra

Coach Brunel denies backlash after criticism from half-backsRussell is ruled out after failing to pass head injury protocolsFinn Russell has been ruled out of Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations clash with France on Saturday after failing to recover from a…

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Naomi Osaka: split with coach was refusal to put ‘success over happiness’

• Two-time slam champion parted with Sascha Bajin this month• World No 1 said rumours of money issues are ‘hurtful’Naomi Osaka is adamant that her surprise split with the coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money but was because she refused to pu…

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European roundup: Barcelona edge to win; Pizarro is oldest Bundesliga scorer

• Lionel Messi penalty enough for leaders against Valladolid• Pizarro breaks record with last-gasp goal for Werder BremenA first-half penalty from Lionel Messi was enough to give Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid to preserve their comfortabl…

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PSG suffer first league defeat of season after Lyon produce shock

• Dembélé and Fekir goals give Lyon surprise 2-1 victory• Real defeat Alavés 3-0; Inter jeered by fans after lossParis Saint-Germain suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season as Lyon claimed a deserved 2-1 home victory on Sunday evening.Ángel D…

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European round-up: Marco Reus stars as Borussia Dortmund thrash Hannover 96

• Bundesliga leaders score five to go nine points clear• Antoine Griezmann scores as Atlético Madrid beat GetafeBorussia Dortmund stretched their lead in the Bundesliga over defending champions Bayern Munich to nine points after hammering Hannover 96 5…

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Pavlyuchenkova beats Stephens to set up quarter-final with unseeded American Collins

Russian upsets No5 seed in late-night three setterDanielle Collins shocks No2 seed Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-2The unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won a marathon three-setter against Sloane Stephens 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open quarter-fin…

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European roundup: PSG beat Amiens to stay unbeaten, Juventus win in cup

• PSG go 13 points clear in Ligue 1 after 3-0 away win• Juve, Milan and Lazio into Coppa Italia quarter-finalsParis Saint Germain manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 3-0 victory over ten-man Amiens was “deserved” as they extended their lead at the to…

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Johanna Konta pulls out of Sydney International for the second time

• British No 1 was scheduled to play Kiki Bertens in first round• Konta had retired injured in qualifying match on SundayJohanna Konta’s troublesome start to the new year took another turn for the worse on Monday when she pulled out of the Sydney Inter…

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European roundup: Real Madrid slump to home defeat against Sociedad

• Lucas Vázquez sent off in 2-0 loss at Bernabéu• Marseille knocked out of French Cup by amateur sideReal Madrid slumped to a 2-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad as their faltering La Liga title challenge sustained another blow. Willian José opened the sc…

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Britain’s Cameron Norrie beats Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in Hopman Cup win

• Norrie upsets world No 15 Tsitsipas on way to victory• Katie Boulter helps win decisive mixed doubles matchCameron Norrie and Katie Boulter beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari 4-3, 3-4, 4-3, including 5-4 in a tiebreaker in the deciding mixed d…

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AEK Athens’ Champions League tie with Ajax marred by serious crowd trouble

• Footage appears to show petrol bomb thrown into stands• Greek police officers reportedly hit Ajax fans before gameAEK Athens’ Champions League defeat to Ajax in the Greek capital was marred by violent scenes before kick-off.The away fans came under a…

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Nations League roundup: Swiss stun Belgium with comeback to reach finals

• Haris Seferovic hat-trick as Switzerland win 5-2• Relegated Northern Ireland lose 2-1 to AustriaHaris 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 qual…

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MLS playoffs: Atlanta United set up Conference final with New York Red Bulls

More than 70,000 fans see United beat New York City FCSporting KC will play Portland in Western Conference finalThe fans showed their love for the coach before the game. Then Atlanta United’s players made sure Tata Martino has to stick around for at le…

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Infantino: Fifa would ban European Super League players from World Cup

• Either you are in or you are out, Fifa president says• Ban would include Euros and national leagues tooFootball’s biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, the Fifa president, Gianni Infanti…