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Champions League: Real beat Napoli 3-1 in Madrid

Real Madrid ended Napoli's 18-game unbeaten run to take an important step towards the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they look to defend the title they won last season.

Goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro on Wednesday evening allowed Zinedine Zidane's side to overturn an early opening goal from the visitors and give Madrid a two-goal cushion ahead of the return leg.


Champions League: Bayern Munich humiliate Arsenal 5-1 in Germany

Bayern Munich thrashed London giants Arsenal 5-1 after a dominant second half performance saw them score four goals in the fist leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

Arsenal were able to hold their own in the first half but Bayern turned on the style after the restart to extend their Champions League winning record to 16 consecutive victories on home soil.


Shanghai SIPG signs ex-Chelsea defender

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Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday confirmed the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea footballer Ricardo Carvalho.

"We have completed the signing since we came back from the winter training in Doha, why we announced so late is because the registration was unsettled and we had to think carefully about the use of the veteran under the new policy of foreign players," SIPG said.


UEFA Champions League: Mitroglou's strike gives Benfica narrow advantage over Borussia Dortmund

Benfica took an important step towards reaching the Champions League quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg on Tuesday.

Kostas Mitroglou's 48th minute close-range finish following a corner gave the Portuguese capital football club a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash.


Gabriel Jesus likely to be out for the rest of the season

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Manchester City confirmed the injury that Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus sustained during the English Premier League (EPL) football game against Bournemouth.

The 19-year-old suffered a fractured metatarsal and could be out of action for three months.


UEFA Champions League: PSG rout Barcelona 4-0 as Di Maria nets brace

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Argentine winger Angel Di Maria scored a brace as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) put up a superb display to drub Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash.

Di Maria (18th and 55th minutes), Julian Draxler (40th) and Edinson Cavani (71st) scored for PSG to put the Catalan football powerhouse on the verge of elimination. It was a memorable victory for PSG head coach Unai Emery, who had beaten Barcelona only once before in 23 matches during his tenure in La Liga with Valencia and Sevilla.


UEFA Champions League Preview: Real Madrid vs Napoli

Real Madrid need goals and a clean sheet when they entertain Italian football club Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday.

Madrid are aiming to become the first side to successfully defend the title. But the fact that they finished behind Borussia Dortmund in their qualifying group has complicated their task.


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