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RONALDO FINED FOR CELEBRATION

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros (£17,700) by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side's 2-0

CROTIA STRUGGLE TO WIN

Andrej Kramaric scored late on to spare Croatia's blushes and give them victory over the world's 108th-ranked side Azerbaijan in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier. The striker slotted in with 11 minutes left to complete the home side's comeback after they had fallen behind. Ramil Seydaev's fine finish had given the visitors

LUKAKU TO MISS RUSSIA GAME

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez says forward Romelu Lukaku will miss their opening European Qualifier against Russia with a foot injury. Lukaku missed Manchester United's FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Wolves on Sunday and will not recover in time for Thursday's opening Euro 2020 qualifier. Martinez though has not ruled Lukaku out

HAZARD SCORES TWO AS BELGIUM DEFEAT RUSSIA

Chelsea's Eden Hazard scored twice to spare the blushes of former club-mate Thibaut Courtois as Belgium began their road to Euro 2020 with victory over Group I rivals Russia. Leicester's Youri Tielemans' low shot gave Belgium a 14th-minute lead. Two minutes later keeper Courtois gave the ball away under pressure from Artem

NETHERLANDS DEMOLISH BELARUS

Memphis Depay scored twice and provided assists for Liverpool duo Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk as the Netherlands thrashed Belarus in their opening Group C Euro 2020 qualifier. The Dutch took a first-minute lead when Depay punished a sloppy backpass before his backheel pass was converted by Wijnaldum in Rotterdam. The

WALES SCRAPE WIN

Ben Woodburn's added-time winner saved Wales' blushes as they marked the return of international football to Wrexham with an unconvincing friendly win over Trinidad and Tobago. In preparation for Sunday's opening Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia, manager Ryan Giggs rested almost his entire first team as Wales played in the north

PAUL POGBA ADMITS THAT REAL MADRID IS A DREAM

Paul Pogba has described Real Madrid as "a dream club for every player" but says he is happy at Manchester United. The midfielder, 26, has praised United's caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and says he has a "great relationship with him". "At the moment I'm happy in Manchester. I play. There's a

ALEXANDER ARNOLD OUT OF ENGLAND SQUAD

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has withdrawn from the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro because of a back injury. No player has been called up to replace the 20-year-old, leaving manager Gareth Southgate with a 22-man squad. England said Alexander-Arnold arrived with a back injury

NAVAS BLAST SOLARI

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas criticised Santiago Solari, saying he never felt he would get a chance regardless of what he did under the former head coach. Navas made just his fourth start of the La Liga season against Celta Vigo on Saturday, given his opportunity by Zinedine

MAN CITY TO SIGN SAUL NIGUEZ

Manchester City are reportedly "closing in" on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, having overtaken Barcelona in the race to sign him this summer. sources say City boss Pep Guardiola wants Saul to be Fernandinho's successor at the Etihad Stadium, and the Sky Blues are in the

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