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Wild Wednesday: VAR effect, vintage Atleti, City escape

As Champions League nights go, this one was not bad. There was grit and intensity in Madrid and late drama in Gelsenkirchen. Oh, and lots of VAR.


Atletico spoil Ronaldo's return to Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo was meant to deliver Juventus a Champions League title. After losing to Atletico in his return to Madrid, that now looks unlikely.

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UEFA Champions League

UCL best XI: Mbappe and Son lead from the front

Kylian Mbappe, Son Heung-Min and Leroy Sane were among the top performers from the first legs of the Champions League round-of-16 ties.


Resilient Man City find a way to win

David Silva set up Man City's opener on a night Pep Guardiola's men fought back from a goal down to claim a 3-2 Champions League win at Schalke.


LIVE:Transfer Talk: United in shock move for Suarez?

Manchester United have been linked with a move to sign off-his-form striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona. Transfer Talk has the latest.


Icardi on his way out of Inter?

Gab Marcotti explains the latest on Mauro Icardi's strained relationship with Inter, and dives into why some clubs might be hesitant to bring on the 25-year-old striker.


Major League Soccer

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Opara ready for fresh start in Minnesota

Ike Opara may not have been expecting to move this offseason, but after leaving Sporting Kansas City he's ready to revive Minnesota's defense.

Fabian can't wait to get started in Philly

Every MLS player will be excited and anxious for opening weekend, but Marco Fabian might be feeling it just a bit more as he lines up for the Union.

CONCACAF Champions League

Red Bulls ease past Pantoja, Santos hit six

An own goal and a Daniel Royer tally gave NYRB a 2-0 win over Atletico Pantoja in the first leg of their CCL opening-round series on Wednesday.

Pantoja's meteoric rise continues in CONCACAF Champions League

The Dominican powerhouse has barely been in existence for 20 years but has a chance to imprint its next footprint in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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Extra Time: Judging Juve's season & VAR decision making


Otamendi's incident reignites handball debate


Atletico high pressure 'rattled' Juventus

Following Atletico Madrid's opener, ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared 'flustered and rattled.'


Burley: Sterling getting better and better for Man City


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