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RB Leipizig beat Atletico Madrid to reach Champions League semi-finals
RB Leipizig beat Atletico Madrid to reach Champions League semi-finals
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RB Leipzig overcame a defensive Atletico Madrid to reach their first Champions League semi-final. With a 2:1 victory, Leipzig ended the dream of Madrid to reach their third final in the last six years.

Dani Olmo and Tyler Adams scored for the German side, and João Felix scored for the Spanish.

RB Leipzig will face PSG on August 18 at 19:00 UTC for a spot in the Champions League final.

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Brazilian soccer team gets appeal at CBF (Brazilian Football Association) to line-up players who tested positive for Covid-19
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At the end of Tuesday night, Atletico-GO managed to appeal to play against Flamengo the four players who tested positive for Covid-19

The club claims that the players are in the final stages of infection, have already complied with the quarantine protocol, and "no longer have the potential for disease transmission".

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PSG scores twice in stoppage-time to advance to Champions League semi-finals
PSG scores twice in stoppage-time to advance to Champions League semi-finals
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In the first UEFA Champions League match, PSG has beaten Atalanta 2:1, to reach the semi-finals for the first time in 25 years.

The game, played at Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, was decided in the last minutes with PSG managing a comeback in dramatic fashion. Marquinhos got their equaliser in the 90th minute, with Choupo-Moting scoring the winner two minutes later.

PSG will face in semi-finals the winner of the game between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid.

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UEFA Europa League semi-finals are set
UEFA Europa League semi-finals are set
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The line-up for the UEFA Europa League semi-finals to be played on August 16 and 17 is complete.

On Sunday, August 16, Sevilla will face Manchester United in Cologne,

Monday, August 17, will have Internazionale versus Shakhtar Donetsk playing in Dusseldorf.

All matches to be played at 19:00 (UTC).

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Brazilian league game is postponed due to 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases
Brazilian league game is postponed due to 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases
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The first Brazilian League matchday game between Goiás and São Paulo was postponed minutes before the planned kickoff after ten players from Goiás tested positive for Covid-19.

Test results were announced early Sunday morning when Goiás requested the postponement to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), but the decision only happened when both teams were lined up for the match.

Besides the ten players that tested positive Sunday, Goiás has three other confirmed cases of Covid-19 -- all of them already in quarantine.

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Andrea Pirlo is the new manager of Juventus
Andrea Pirlo is the new manager of Juventus
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Juventus announced Saturday Andrea Pirlo as their new coach just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri following the club's Champions League elimination against Lyon. Pirlo played four seasons with the Turin team, winning four Italian league titles, one Italian Cup and two Italian Super Cups.

Pirlo was appointed manager of Juventus' Under-23 side a month ago but has now signed a two-year contract to coach the first team.

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Juventus sacks Maurizio Sarri after Champions League elimination
Juventus sacks Maurizio Sarri after Champions League elimination
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Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri as manager after one season. The head coach signed a three-year contract last summer, after a year at Chelsea.

Sarri lead the "Vecchia Signora" to a ninth straight Serie A title, but the team was knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon at the last-16 stage, and lost the the Coppa Italia to Napoli.

The club released a statement thanking Sarri for "having written a new page in Juventus' history".

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Barcelona to face Bayern on the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
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Barcelona and Bayern advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals. Both clubs head to Lisbon to play each other on August 14 at the Estádio da Luz.

Playing at the Camp Nou, Barcelona qualified with a 3:1 win over Napoli, goals by Lenglet, Messi and Luis Suárez. Lorenzo Insigne scored for Napoli.

In Munich, Bayern confirmed their favouritism by beating Chelsea 4:1. Robert Lewandowski scored twice and created goals for Perisic and Tolisso.

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Manchester City and Lyon advance to the last eight in the Champions League
Manchester City and Lyon advance to the last eight in the Champions League
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Manchester City and Lyon will face each other on the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The game will be played on August 15 at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon.

In Manchester, City qualified with a 2:1 win against Real Madrid, with goals by Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

In Turin, Juventus won the game 2:1, with two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo, but Lyon qualified on the aggregate result -- by having more away goals.

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UEFA Europa League quarter-finals are set
UEFA Europa League quarter-finals are set
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The line-up for the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals to be played on August 10 and 11 is complete.

On Monday, Manchester United will face Copenhagen in Cologne and Internazionale Milano and Bayer Leverkusen will play in Dusseldorf.

Tuesday will have Shakhtar Donetsk against Basel at Arena AufSchalke and Wolves versus Sevilla at MSV Arena.

All matches to be played at 19:00 (UTC).

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Porto wins the Portugal Cup
Porto wins the Portugal Cup
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Porto has beaten Benfica 2:1 to take the Portugal Cup title in a match played in Coimbra. Porto celebrated the "double", as it also won the Portuguese title for the 2019/20 season.

Both Porto goals were scored by the central defender Chancel Mbemba, with Carlos Vinicius scoring for Benfica.

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Aubameyang scores twice and Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup
Aubameyang scores twice and Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup
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Arsenal beat Chelsea 2:1 to win the FA Cup this Saturday at the Wembley stadium in London. The victory gave the Gunners,  besides the silverware, a spot for the group stage of the Europa League 2020/21.

Aubameyang was the name of the game, scoring two goals -- one in each half -- and helped the Gunners to win the FA Cup for the 14th time.

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PSG beats Lyon and takes the French League Cup
PSG beats Lyon and takes the French League Cup
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For the fourth time in six years, PSG celebrated a domestic treble after beating Lyon on penalties to win the French League cup title. The game was played at the Stade de France and watched by about 5,000 supporters.

After the first 10 penalties were scored, PSG keeper Keylor Navas saved from Bertrand Traore before Pablo Sarabia scored the winning kick.

It was the final French League Cup competition, with the decision made last September to cancel the tournament after this season.

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Switzerland launches criminal investigation against FIFA President Gianni Infantino
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Swiss special prosecutor Stefan Keller opened a criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino over meetings with former attorney general Michael Lauber. The prosecutors have found indications of criminal conduct related to the meetings between the two men.

Lauber offered his resignation after it was found that the prosecutor had tried to hide a meeting with the FIFA head while his office was investigating FIFA-related corruption.

Infantino released a statement insisting that meeting Lauber is "perfectly legitimate and it’s perfectly legal."

FIFA also said it would cooperate fully with the investigation.

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Real Madrid to have a quarantine exemption to face Manchester City on August 7
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Despite the 14-day quarantine rule imposed on travellers from Spain to the UK, the Champions League match between Manchester City and Real Madrid will be played on August 7 at the Etihad Stadium.

The British Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden announced an exemption for sports teams and film crews that will allow the game to take place in Manchester as planned.

The quarantine regulation was imposed by the UK following a dramatic increase in the virus in Spain.

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Juventus beats Sampdoria to win their ninth consecutive Italian title
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Sampdoria
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Juventus 2:0 victory against Sampdoria guaranteed the ninth consecutive Serie A title for the Vecchia Signora. 2019-20 season title is the 36th for Juventus and the first for head coach Maurizio Sarri.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal of the match, with Bernardeschi scoring the second. Ronaldo also missed a penalty when the game was already 2:0 to Juventus.

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PSG beats Saint-Étienne and takes the French Cup
PSG beats Saint-Étienne and takes the French Cup
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PSG won its 13th French Cup after a 1:0 victory against Saint-Étienne Friday at Stade de France. The team from Paris won five out of the last six editions of the French Cup.

Neymar Jr. scored the only goal of the game, but Kylian Mbappe left the pitch in tears and later returned to the dugout on crutches after suffering a tackle during the first half.

PSG has now won Ligue 1 and the French Cup, but a possible quadruple is still on with the League Cup, to be played July 31, and Champions League, resuming on August 12.

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France Football announced the Ballon d'Or will not be awarded in 2020
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France Football have announced that the Ballon d'Or award will not be handed out in 2020. The decision comes due to the complications caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, which put halted or cancelled the major soccer tournaments.

"For the first time since 1956, the Ballon d’Or will take a break. There will be no edition in 2020, because it turns out, after thoughtful consideration, that all the conditions are not met. We believe that such a singular year cannot -and should not- be treated as an ordinary one." stated France Football in a blog post.

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Istanbul Basaksehir claimed their first Turkish Super Lig title
Istanbul Basaksehir claimed their first Turkish Super Lig title
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After a 1:0 win over Kayserispor, Istanbul Basaksehir celebrated their first Turkish Super Lig title and the first significant honour in the club's short history. The club was founded in 1990 as an amateur side but only got prominence after they were taken over in 2014 by a group of businessmen.

Galatasaray and Fenerbahce will not play European competitions during next season. Besiktas secured a Europa League place.

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Chelsea beats Manchester United to reach FA Cup final
Chelsea beats Manchester United to reach FA Cup final
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With a 3:1 victory against Manchester United Sunday, Chelsea qualified to face Arsenal on August 1, in an all-London FA Cup final.