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UEFA Champions League: Napoli crush Ajax as Inter beat Barcelona

Napoli, who might have scored more such was their dominance, have a 100% record at the halfway point in Group A, leaving Ajax with three points from their opening three games and in danger of missing out on next year’s knockout stages after their biggest defeat in European football.

Hummel tone down Denmark jerseys, release black kits in Qatar World Cup protest

The new red kit is inspired from their Euro 92 success when Denmark won their only major title, but has its logo and details barely visible. An all black design, which Hummel said signifies the "colour of mourning", will be their third kit in Qatar.

Germany players promised Ksh 47m each in the event of World Cup victory

The bonus for the title win is up from Ksh 41m for the previous tournament in 2018, when Germany crashed out in the first round. When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received bonuses of Ksh 35m each.

Atlético Madrid denounces racist chants against Vinícius

The club condemned “the unacceptable chants that a minority of fans made outside the stadium.” It pledged to immediately expel any of its members who participated.

Russia excluded from Euro 2024 qualification draw

Soccer's global body FIFA and European soccer's governing body UEFA decided in February that all Russian teams, whether national or club sides, would be suspended from participation in FIFA and UEFA competitions after the invasion, which Moscow calls a "special military operation".

Pogba's brother under investigation in extortion case

Earlier this month the Paris prosecutor's office opened a judicial probe into allegations by Paul Pogba that he was the target of extortion attempts and threats from an organised gang.

Ronaldo nets 1st Europa League goal as United shoots the Sheriff

The Champions League record scorer converted from the spot after Jadon Sancho gave United a 1-0 lead in Moldova. It was the 37-year-old Ronaldo’s first goal of the season and 699th in club competition.

Haaland soars for City in Champions League; Madrid, PSG win

It was a 26th goal in just 21 Champions League games for Haaland, who has scored for City in six straight games and has a rate of better than a goal per game this season.

Late Matip header earns Liverpool victory over Ajax

Liverpool will be relieved simply to have got the three points on the board after a difficult start to the season and their disastrous display in Naples.

Bayern ruin Lewandoski's return

It was an unhappy return to Munich for Barca striker Robert Lewandowski, the Bavarians' second-highest all-time scorer who left in the summer after eight years, with the Germans now top of their group on six points from two matches.